• TV shows 2019: What's axed? What's renewed?
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    TV shows 2019: What's axed? What's renewed?

    The fate of your favourite series, revealed.

  • ITV viewers urge 'Victoria' actors to speak up amid "mumbly" dialogue
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    ITV viewers urge 'Victoria' actors to speak up amid "mumbly" dialogue

    Fans were pleased to see Jenna Coleman back on screen for Victoria, but criticised the show for its mumbled dialogue scenes.

  • The 37 best cliffhangers in TV history, from Lost to The Sopranos
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    The 37 best cliffhangers in TV history, from Lost to The Sopranos

    Done right, a cliffhanger can be the most effective plot device on television. The cliffhanger soon developed into something more than just being a “whodunit”. The Independent has compiled the greatest cliffhangers in television history.

  • 'Eastenders' star Sam Strike lands role in TV reboot of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower'
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    'Eastenders' star Sam Strike lands role in TV reboot of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower'

    Sam Strike, who played Johnny Carter until 2014, is swapping Walford and the Queen Vic for Mid-World and the Man in Black.

  • Second series of ‘After Life’ being written, says creator Ricky Gervais
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    Second series of ‘After Life’ being written, says creator Ricky Gervais

    The programme, which premiered on the streaming earlier this month, has proven popular with viewers and fans, and Gervais plans to make the most of the positive reception.

  • 'The OA' Part II: Jason Isaacs and Kingsley Ben-Adir say some fan theories are close, tease 5 seasons
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    'The OA' Part II: Jason Isaacs and Kingsley Ben-Adir say some fan theories are close, tease 5 seasons

    Jason Isaacs says 'The OA' creators Brit Marling, and Zal Batmanglij have five seasons mapped out for the hit Netflix show.

  • Stormzy Lands Role In BBC Adaptation Of Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses
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    Stormzy Lands Role In BBC Adaptation Of Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses

    Stormzy is set to appear in an adaptation of Malorie Blackman's book, Noughts& Crosses

  • Here we go again! Comic Relief's Mamma Mia sequel 'hilarious' say fans
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    Here we go again! Comic Relief's Mamma Mia sequel 'hilarious' say fans

    Here we go again! Comic Relief ‘s Mamma Mia sequel starring Jennifer Saunders, Tom Hollander, Carey Mulligan and Gemma Arterton ‘hilarious’ say fans

  • Olivia Colman Returns to The Crown After Oscar Win – See Her as a Middle-Aged Queen Elizabeth!
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    Olivia Colman Returns to The Crown After Oscar Win – See Her as a Middle-Aged Queen Elizabeth!

    The Crown Season 3: Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother Pics

  • Jan-Michael Vincent obituary
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    Jan-Michael Vincent obituary

    Jan-Michael Vincent as Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf, 1985. Photograph: CBS/Getty ImagesThe actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who has died aged 73 of cardiac arrest, had the formidable, sun-bleached good looks and strapping physique to be a successful leading man, but only some of the talent required and precious little of the wisdom or luck.His most notable work was as one of a trio of blond Malibu surfer buddies in John Milius’s mythic and highly regarded coming-of-age drama Big Wednesday (1978). The film follows its characters from the start of the 1960s to the mid-70s as they variously confront maturity, fatherhood, Vietnam and the eternal allure of the Pacific ocean. Vincent, a passionate surfer himself, came to Milius’s attention after the film’s co-writer Dennis Aaberg saw him catching waves at Topanga. Though stunt doubles were involved in the filming, he and his co-stars, Gary Busey and William Katt, did some of their own surfing on screen.William Katt. left, and Jan-Michael Vincent in Big Wednesday, 1978. Photograph: Warner/Getty ImagesIn the same year, Vincent was charismatic as a hotshot young stuntman snapping at the heels of a veteran, played by Burt Reynolds, in the action comedy Hooper. He was one of Robert Mitchum’s sons in the TV mini-series The Winds of War (1984), for which he earned his second Golden Globe nomination; coincidentally, his first had also been for playing Mitchum’s son in the drama Going Home (1971).At the height of his success, Vincent reportedly commanded $200,000 per episode for the TV series Airwolf (1984-86), in which he played the brooding, daredevil helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke. Hawke’s adventures in combat and espionage typically touched on routine preoccupations of the era (Libya, the cold war, the lingering irresolvable spectre of Vietnam) but this was not your ordinary action hero. He played the cello and he avoided red meat, as well as the wearing of underwear.When that series came to an end, due in part to the actor’s cocaine habit and his increasingly unreliable behaviour, so, really, did Vincent’s career, which plummeted faster than a falling chopper. There were many film and TV roles before his last recorded credit in 2002, but with the exception of a cameo in Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo ’66 (1998), they were confined largely to tacky straight-to-video thrillers with interchangeable titles: Deadly Embrace (1989), Sins of Desire, Hidden Obsession, Indecent Behavior (all 1993). Not one gave the slightest indication that his career had begun so promisingly.Jan-Michael Vincent with Ali McGraw in The Winds of War, 1983. Photograph: ABC/Getty ImagesBorn in Denver, Colorado, Jan-Michael was the son of Doris Jane (nee Pace) and her husband, Lloyd Whiteley Vincent, who was a bomber pilot during the second world war before becoming a sign-painter. He was raised in Hanford, California, where his parents ran a successful billboard company. Jan-Michael’s grandfather Herbert had been a bank-robber who served time in the 30s for his part in holding up the First National Bank in Caruthers, California; he was also an alcoholic, an addiction passed on to his son and grandson in turn.Jan-Michael went to Woodrow Wilson junior high and Hanford high school before fleeing to Ventura College when his father tried to pressure him into working for the family business: “I put my surfboard in the car and left,” he said. He stayed there for three years, then went to Mexico before serving with the California National Guard.Jan-Michael Vincent in Marcus Welby, MD, 1973. Photograph: ABC/Getty ImagesStruck by Vincent’s good looks, a talent scout secured him a contract with Universal Studios. “Jan was a ‘stand and deliver’ type of actor,” said the actor Robert Englund, who starred with him in the torrid drama Buster and Billie (1974), about troubled high-schoolers in 40s Georgia. “He could, in those short bursts, dominate the scene he was in, and he was very effective.”His acting career began in TV series including Lassie and Bonanza. From his film debut in the western The Bandits (1967), he was in work almost constantly for the next 20 years. He starred with John Wayne and Rock Hudson in the civil war drama The Undefeated (1969) and opposite Charles Bronson in the thriller The Mechanic (1972).He was in the live-action Disney comedy The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973), Richard Brooks’s accomplished and sensitive western Bite the Bullet (1975), starring Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen, and the post-apocalyptic adventure Damnation Alley (1977).But his post-Airwolf years amounted to a litany of misfortune, criminal behaviour and bad films – the only sort that would employ him once his addictions compromised even his ability to remember his lines. In the 90s, he was involved in three car accidents and was left with damaged vocal cords and broken vertebrae in his neck.In 2000, he assaulted a former girlfriend and was ordered to pay $350,000. He went to jail for violating his probation for arrests relating to alcohol offences. Yet another car accident in 2008 led to an infection resulting in the amputation of the lower half of his right leg during an operation in which he nearly died.He was married three times. The first two marriages, to Bonnie Poorman, then Joanne Robinson, ended in divorce. He is survived by his third wife, Patricia Ann (nee Christ), and by Amber, his daughter by Bonnie.• Jan-Michael Vincent, actor, born 15 July 1945; died 10 February 2019

  • 'Leaving Neverland' director Dan Reed reveals hopes to make sequel
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    'Leaving Neverland' director Dan Reed reveals hopes to make sequel

    Reed says he would like to profile additional accusers.

  • All future episodes of 'Riverdale' will be dedicated to late star Luke Perry
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    All future episodes of 'Riverdale' will be dedicated to late star Luke Perry

    At the end of the episode, the 14th of the third season, an in memoriam card came up with Perry's name.

  • 'Leaving Neverland' viewers shocked by 'giggling' reaction of alleged victim's mother
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    'Leaving Neverland' viewers shocked by 'giggling' reaction of alleged victim's mother

    Viewers tuning into 'Leaving Neverland' were left shocked by James Safechuck's mum, Stephanie.

  • Michael Jackson: Viewers shocked and disgusted by 'Leaving Neverland'
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    Michael Jackson: Viewers shocked and disgusted by 'Leaving Neverland'

    The astonishing first episode has left viewers stunned.

  • 'Game Of Thrones' season 8 trailer has everyone really excited about dragons
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    'Game Of Thrones' season 8 trailer has everyone really excited about dragons

    The official trailer shows a big plot moment fans have been waiting for.

  • Game of Thrones season 8 is coming! Here’s everything we know so far
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    Game of Thrones season 8 is coming! Here’s everything we know so far

    With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.

  • Game of Thrones season 8 will feature the show's 'funniest sequence' yet
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    Game of Thrones season 8 will feature the show's 'funniest sequence' yet

    The eighth and final season might be the show's last but it promises to feature "a lot of firsts" too, teases director David Nutter.

  • 90210 star Luke Perry reportedly hospitalised following 'massive stroke'
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    90210 star Luke Perry reportedly hospitalised following 'massive stroke'

    Actor Luke Perry has been hospitalised after suffering a "massive stroke" at his Los Angeles home

  • BBC and ITV's plan for streaming service BritBox met with swift backlash
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    BBC and ITV's plan for streaming service BritBox met with swift backlash

    Yesterday's news was received less well than the broadcasters may have hoped for.

  • Second season of Netflix's 'The OA' to explore alternate dimensions
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    Second season of Netflix's 'The OA' to explore alternate dimensions

    The second series of Netflix's mind-bending The OA will land in March.

  • 'Game of Thrones' trailer offers series 8 clues
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    'Game of Thrones' trailer offers series 8 clues

    The hit fantasy series will return for its final season this April.

  • Oscars 2019: Melissa McCarthy spoofs 'The Favourite' in bunny dress
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    Oscars 2019: Melissa McCarthy spoofs 'The Favourite' in bunny dress

    The actress and comedian proved once again she's a great sport.

  • Party on! Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reunite at the Oscars
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    Party on! Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reunite at the Oscars

    The Wayne's World stars bought some serious 90's nostalgia to this year's Academy Awards.

  • Michael Jackson manipulative and deliberate in grooming children – director
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    Michael Jackson manipulative and deliberate in grooming children – director

    HBO and Channel 4 co-produced the two-part, four-hour film, which received a standing ovation when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.