"Doctor Who's" Christmas Day Gets Special Pull

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"Doctor Who's" Christmas Day Gets Special Pull

BBC America has announced that "Doctor Who" finished last year with its highest U.S. ratings ever, averaging 2.3 million viewers per episode for the season. The show's recent Christmas Day special pulled in 2.6 million viewers across two airings.

The series is about to begin production of its ninth season with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman returning to the roles of The Doctor and Clara.

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Paul Rudd To Star "The Revised Fundamentals"

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Paul Rudd To Star "The Revised Fundamentals"

For his first post-"Ant Man" project, Paul Rudd is set to star in the film adaptation of Jonathan Evison's novel "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" at Levantine Films and Worldwide Pants.

The story follows the touching friendship between Ben Benjamin (Rudd) and a young adult stricken with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The two form a bond and gently push each other toward re-engaging in life.

David Letterman's regular executive producer Rob Burnett is adapting the script a ...


"Covert Affairs," "Wilfred," "Motive" Renewed

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"Covert Affairs," "Wilfred," "Motive" Renewed

Several cable shows have just scored season renewals.

FX has ordered a fourth and final season of its Elijah Wood-led comedy "Wilfred". The final ten episodes will make the move to the FXX channel next year.

The show's producers were reportedly notified well ahead of time so as to have an opportunity to tie up loose ends.

Next up, USA has renewed its espionage drama "Covert Affairs" for a 16-episode fifth season.

The series is currently midway through its fourt ...


Holt McCallany, Vincent D'Onofrio To "Run All Night"

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Holt McCallany, Vincent D'Onofrio To "Run All Night"

Holt McCallany ("Bullet to the Head"), Vincent D’Onofrio ("Escape Plan") and Beau Knapp ("The Signal") have joined the cast of Jaume Collet-Serra's action thriller "Run All Night" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Liam Neeson plays an aging mob hitman who, in a single night, is forced to take on his former boss (Ed Harris). He winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman).

McCallany will play Frank, a hitman charged with killing Kinn ...


Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joe Wright Team On "A Season in the Congo"

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joe Wright Team On "A Season in the Congo"

UK theatre The Young Vic is spreading its acclaim beyond the stage by taking their plays to the big screen.

Rather than filming an existing production for screening in cinemas (ala "National Theatre Live"), the plan is to shoot proper films of its plays, while using most of the cast and crew from the stage version.

The first in development is an adaptation of Aimé Césaire's "A Season in the Congo" which has attracted actor Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Serenity," "12 Years ...