TV Bits Elle Fanning

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox join Shameless as Emmy Rossum departs
  • Elle Fanning and Nicholas Holt in talks for Hulu’s Catherine the Great
  • Gina Rodriguez is directing an episode of the Charmed reboot
  • Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five miniseries adds even more cast members
  • Netflix has a new True Crime anthology series
  • Westworld‘s Jimmy Simpson joins Our Lady, LTD
  • Jane Krakowski will play Emily Dickinson’s mom in Apple’s new comedy series
  • Crazy Rich Asians actress Jing Lusi lands role in Amazon Series The Feed

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house of leaves

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • You can now read Mark Z. Danielewski‘s pilot script for a House of Leaves TV show.
  • Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five adds new cast members.
  • Adam Devine joins Danny McBride‘s new HBO show.
  • Ron Howard‘s pilot 68 Whiskey has been ordered by Paramount Network.
  • Julie Ann Emery joins George Clooney‘s Catch-22 adaptation.
  • Archie Comics planning new animated and live-action series.
  • The Deuce season 2 sets a premiere date.

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Ava DuVernay Central Park Five

After 13th, which detailed the history of mass incarceration in the United States, scored a well-deserved nomination for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars, director Ava DuVernay (Selma, Disney’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time) is heading back to Netflix to direct a five-episode series that tells the story of the wrongly-convicted Central Park Five. Get the latest info about the new Ava DuVernay Central Park Five TV show below.
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There’s a lot to be said for timing when it comes to film awards, and in that respect things couldn’t have worked out better for Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty. While most audiences won’t even have a chance to see the film until early next year, the first screenings of the movie have drawn rave reviews. And now it has picked up what will likely be the first of many awards.

Today the New York Film Critics Circle voted on awards for 2012, and Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln were the big winners, with nothing scored by The Master, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, or other potential awards faves. Kathryn Bigelow took Best Director and her movie won Best Film, which is the same dual wins the filmmaker enjoyed in 2009 before The Hurt Locker went on to Oscar success. Get the full list of recipients below. Read More »