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Heres the first teaser trailer for the new Star Trek: Picard series

Just a bit shy of a year ago, Patrick Stewart blew the minds of Star Trek fans everywhere by taking the stage at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention to announce he was returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard. His return would come in the form of a series made for CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access. He hinted that Jean-Luc may no longer be the captain we know from years ago — but beyond that, details were light. The first teaser trailer for the series just dropped… and…

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Jordan Peeles The Twilight Zone Reboot Is a Predictable Dud

The past is the past, repeats writer Justin Sanderson (Jordan Peele, Rod Serlings masterful 1959-1964 anthology: its hard to recapture the magic of a true original. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet concerned a passenger (played by Serial as paranoia-inducing prophecy. Throughout, The Twilight Zone casts its ominous action in distinctly modern terms. The problem is that, in three of its maiden four outings (which run anywhere from 36-54 minutes), both the message and the twistif a stab at the latter is even madeare so obvious that their wannabe-timeliness cant save them.…

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Les Moonves to leave CBS ‘effective immediately’ after new sexual misconduct allegations arise

Les Moonves will step down from CBS effective immediately.Image: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Following numerous sexual harassment allegations against Les Moonves, the CBS head will step down from the company “effective immediately.” On Sunday, CBS announced it had reached a settlement with Moonves, a 24-year veteran of the company, and that he and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement. SEE ALSO: The Louis C.K. apologists are missing the point The donation will be deducted from severance benefits which may be due to Moonves, and any payments…

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Watch Parkland students’ emotional Tonys performance and cry

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a brutal February shooting, performed “Seasons of Love” from Rent at Sunday’s Tony Awards.  Their theatre teacher Melody Herzfeld was named the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award. SEE ALSO: Here are the 2 words that got Robert De Niro bleeped out at the Tonys Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fl. galvanized many Americans to fight actively for gun control, including with March For Our Lives. In April, several students were included in the Time…

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What we know about CBSs upcoming streaming service for sports

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced its planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the companys Q2 earnings call, and though details are light theres no name, pricing or exact launch date at this time, for example the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap thats not currently well-covered by live TV streaming services and on-demand subscription video. According to the company, the idea to do a live streaming channel for sports…

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CBS launches an All Access-Showtime skinny bundle for cord cutters

CBS has been last year.And on last weeks earnings call, CEO Leslie Moonves announced a combined package would soon be available. Today,that combined package has arrived. Starting now, consumers can sign up for CBSs own take on the skinnybundle through either the cbs.com website or showtime.com, and opt to upgrade to the combined offering. Initially, the deal is only being made to current subscribers, however. Those whoalready pay for either Showtimes over-the-top service or the streaming service CBS All Access will see the option to add on the other service…

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