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Check Out These Locke And Key Character Posters: Every Key Has A Purpose

Netflix has debuted five Locke and Key posters that give you a look at the various keys in the series and what they do!

Launching on February 7, 2020, Locke and Key is the long-awaited television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Comics.

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.

From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), the series is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.

Locke and Key stars Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) as Nina Locke, Jackson Robert Scott (IT films) as Bode Locke, Connor Jessup (American Crime) as Tyler Locke, Emilia Jones (Horrible Histories) as Kinsey Locke, Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) as Rendell Locke, Laysla De Oliveira as Dodge, Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Sam Lesser, and Griffin Gluck (American Vandal) as Gabe.

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NBCUniversal Unveils Peacock, A Free Premium Ad-Supported Streaming Service With Subscription Tiers

At a Comcast investor presentation held in the iconic Studio 8H of 30 Rock, NBCUniversal unveiled Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers offering more than 600 movies and 400 series, as well as compelling live and on-demand content across news, sports, late night, and reality. From world-class originals and treasured hits, to blockbuster films and streaming channels, Peacock will offer consumers everything fans love to watch, all in one place.

Taking a different strategic approach, the company announced a tiered offering that gives consumers broad access to Peacock across web, mobile and connected-TV devices:

Peacock Free

This free, ad-supported option will provide fans everywhere with more than 7,500 hours of programming. Peacock Free includes next day access to current seasons of freshman broadcast series, complete classic series, popular movies, curated daily news and sports programming including the Olympics, Spanish-language content, select episodes of marquee Peacock originals and tent-pole series, as well as curated Peacock streaming genre channels such as “SNL Vault,” “Family Movie Night” and “Olympic Profiles.” 

Peacock Premium

Bundled at no additional cost to 24 million Comcast and Cox subscribers, this ad-supported option will additionally include full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series, next day access to current seasons of returning broadcast series, early access to late night talk shows, and additional sports – such as the Premier League – totaling more than 15,000 hours of content. Also available for $4.99 per month on all popular connected mobile and web devices for non-bundled customers. 

The company expects to bundle Peacock Premium with additional partners in the coming months.

Premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5.00 per month, or any customer can purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.

Availability:

Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will have early bird access to Peacock Premium starting April 15. And beginning July 15, taking full advantage of the massive promotional opportunity of the Tokyo Olympics, Peacock Free and Peacock Premium will be available nationally on popular web, mobile and connected-TV devices. The company expects to reach 30-35 million active accounts by 2024.

TV Acquisitions: 

Peacock will stream the ratings juggernaut brands from Dick Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment, including “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “Chicago Med.” These dramas are consistently among the top-rated shows on television and among the most-streamed shows across platforms.

Peacock will also stream Paramount Network hit series “Yellowstone,” the record-breaking drama, licensed from ViacomCBS. “Yellowstone” is co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, and is co-produced by David Glasser’s 101 Studios. Additionally, “Two and a Half Men,” and “The George Lopez Show” from Warner Brothers were announced.

As previously announced, Peacock will offer some of the most popular NBC and classic TV series of all time, including “30 Rock,” “Bates Motel,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Cheers,” “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Covert Affairs,” “Downton Abbey,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Frasier,” “Friday Night Lights,” “House,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “King of Queens,” “Married…With Children,” “Monk,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Parenthood,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Superstore,” and “Will & Grace.”

Peacock Originals:

Peacock has signed a multi-year partnership with Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network, which includes an equity investment in the company, a first look deal with LOL, and the distribution of LOL’s catalog on the service. As part of the agreement, Laugh Out Loud will produce a Kevin Hart stand-up comedy special and an original interview series called “Hart to Heart,” and a series of short-form content exclusively for Peacock. 

Additional newly announced Peacock originals include Tina Fey-produced original series “Girls5Eva,” about aone-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s that reunites to give their pop star dreams one more shot; international series from NBCUniversal International Studios, including drama thriller “The Capture,” fresh off its rating success on the BBC in the UK, and comedy “LadyParts,” launching on Channel 4 in the U.K., as well as three highly anticipated new comedies fromSky Studios: “Intelligence” starring David Schwimmer, “Code 404,” and “Hitmen”; a racing series from Dale Earnhardt Jr.; and a behind-the-scenes documentary series that follows USA Basketball superstars on their journey to Tokyo, produced in partnership with the NBA.  

Noteworthy original series in development for Peacock include: “Expecting,” from Mindy Kaling, “Division One,” from Amy Poehler, “Clean Slate,”from Norman Lear and “MacGruber,” from Will Forte.

Previously announced Peacock scripted originals include comedies such as “Rutherford Falls,” “Saved by the Bell,”“A.P. Bio,” “Punky Brewster,” and the movie spinoff “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,” as well as dramas “Dr. Death,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Brave New World,”“Angelyne,” and “Armas de Mujer.”

Late Night Early:

For the first time ever, fans will get exclusive early access to NBC’s acclaimed late night shows. Starting in July on Peacock Premium, NBC’s late night talk shows will be streaming on Peacock beginning at 8 p.m. ET with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” followed by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” at 9 p.m. ET.

Olympics:

Peacock will give viewers a front-row seat for the most-watched event of 2020, the Tokyo Olympics. Peacock will feature live coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies before they air on NBC in primetime, and three daily Olympic shows including, “Tokyo Live,” with live coverage of one of the day’s most exciting events; “Tokyo Daily Digest,” with mid-day highlights of the Games; and “Tokyo Tonight,” a complement to the primetime show that will help audiences catch up on the day’s events. Peacock will also live stream more than 1,000 hours of exclusive coverage from the Tokyo Paralympics. And following Tokyo, in partnership with the US Paralympic Committee, Peacock will add the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, 24/7, 365, featuring live coverage and can’t-miss content as America’s best athletes prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics and beyond.  

Film:

Peacock will have the exclusive streaming rights for the 2020 Universal film slate and beyond in the network window. Films will include some of the biggest live action feature films of all time, including “Fast & Furious 9” and “Jurassic World 3.”

This is in addition to the previously announced premium original films and animated series in development for Peacock from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation, and hundreds of critically-acclaimed films and box-office hits including “American Pie,” “Bridesmaids,” “Knocked Up,” “Meet the Parents,” “Meet the Fockers,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Back to the Future,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Casino,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Erin Brockovich,” “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” “Field of Dreams,” “Jaws,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Shrek,” “The Breakfast Club,” and franchises including “Bourne,” “Despicable Me,” and “Fast & Furious.”

Kids:

Peacock will have access to the first pay window for DreamWorks Animation films “Trolls World Tour,”“The Boss Baby 2,” and “The Croods 2.”

Peacock will also be the exclusive streaming home to new episodes of “Curious George,” one of the most beloved children’s titles in the history of animation. 

New original series from DreamWorks Animation will also stream on Peacock, including “TrollsTopia,” “Madagascar: A Little Wild,” “The Mighty Ones,” “Cleopatra in Space” and “Where’s Waldo?”

Additionally, popular family film titles from DreamWorks, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Kids will be available on Peacock including “Shrek,” “Shark Tale,”and “Despicable Me.”

News:

Unique among the major streaming services, Peacock will be home to live breaking news coverage – just as all eyes turn to the highly anticipated 2020 presidential election. NBC News NOW, the newly launched streaming network, will bring Peacock viewers “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” as well as original video from “TODAY” and across the NBC News portfolio. The longest running show in television history will also be part of the newest streaming platform – with an original offering from “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” on Peacock each weekday. In addition, NBC News will create signature, original documentaries for Peacock – delving deep into politics, biographies and history. Peacock will also be home to full episodes of “Dateline” – the true crime original. And America’s most-watched news brand will go global, with coverage of the biggest stories shaping the planet as NBC News unveils a brand new international news network in collaboration with Sky.

Fore more information, please click HERE.

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Baby Yoda Is Coming To Build-A-Bear 

Star Wars fans’ will soon be able to build their own version of Baby Yoda, the adorable, green, wide-eyed character that captured hearts nationwide in the Disney+ show, “The Mandalorian.”

After emerging as an internet sensation, the Child, referred to more often as “Baby Yoda,” will be available to purchase at Build-A-Bear workshops this spring, Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John announced at an investment conference on Tuesday.

“I’m excited to share that we’ll be one of the first companies to be able provide the new digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all of the presidential candidates combined,” John said. “We now will have The Child, also known as Baby Yoda.”

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Disney+ Shares First Look At Original Movie Stargirl, Premiering March

In honor of Grace VanderWaal’s 16th Birthday today, Disney+ has released the trailer for Stargirl.

Stargirl from Disney+ is a tender and offbeat coming-of-age story based on the critically-acclaimed, New York Times’ best-selling young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli about an unassuming high schooler who finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves…and their world.

Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school’s marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. 

A celebration of individuality, kindness and the power of the human spirit, Stargirl is directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn and Julia Hart & Jordan Horowitz based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli. The film stars singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal in her film debut, Graham Verchere, Karan Brar, Maximiliano Hernandez, Darby Stanchfield and Giancarlo Esposito. 

Stargirl premieres March 13, streaming only on Disney+.

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Paleyfest LA 2020 Lineup Announced

The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup and talent participants for PaleyFest LA 2020, the premier television festival that will take place March 13-22 at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Citi cardmembers, plus Paley Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members, will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets first during a special presale starting January 14.

This year’s festival will open with the cast and creative team from ABC’s Modern Family, followed by Pop TV’s One Day at a Time, Netflix’s A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, CBS’s NCIS: 400th Episode Celebration, Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard, Starz’s Outlander, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Netflix’s Dead to Me, Netflix’s Ozark, Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, and the festival will close with Disney+’s The Mandalorian.

The PaleyFest LA lineup:

Friday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation: ABC’s Modern Family (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado Pritchett), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy), Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy), Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy), Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado), Steven Levitan, Creator & Executive Producer, plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 14: Pop TV’s One Day at a Time (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Norman Lear, Executive Producer, plus additional participants to be announced

Saturday, March 14: Netflix’s A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Dolly Parton, Executive Producer, Sam Haskell, Executive Producer, plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 15: CBS’s NCIS 400th Episode Celebration (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs),Sean Murray (Special Agent Timothy McGee), Emily Wickersham (Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop), Wilmer Valderrama (Special Agent Nickolas “Nick” Torres), Maria Bello (Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane), Brian Dietzen (Dr. Jimmy Palmer), Diona Reasonover (Forensic Scientist Kasie Hines), Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance), David McCallum (Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard), Frank Cardea, Executive Producer & Showrunner, and Steven Binder, Executive Producer & Showrunner

Sunday, March 15: Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Annie January / Starlight), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Karen Fukuhara (The Female), and Eric Kripke, Executive Producer & Showrunner

Wednesday, March 18: CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj),Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker) with Special Guest Stars: Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Brent Spinern (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Heather Kadin, Executive Producer, and Akiva Goldsman, Executive Producer

Thursday, March 19: Starz’s Outlander (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser), Ronald D. Moore, Creator & Executive Producer, Maril Davis, Executive Producer, and Matthew B. Roberts, Executive Producer

Friday, March 20: HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Larry David (Larry David)/Executive Producer, Jeff Schaffer, Executive Producer, Jeff Garlin (Jeff Greene), Susie Essman (Susie Greene), Cheryl Hines (Cheryl David), Richard Lewis (Richard Lewis), plus additional guests to be announced

Saturday, March 21: Netflix’s Dead to Me (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Christina Applegate (Jen Harding)/Executive Producer, Linda Cardellini (Judy Hale)/ProducerJames Marsden (Steve Wood), and Liz Feldman, Creator & Executive Producer

Saturday, March 21: Netflix’s Ozark (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Jason Bateman (Martin “Marty” Byrde)/Executive Producer, Laura Linney (Wendy Byrde), Chris Mundy, Executive Producer, plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 22: Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Dan Levy (David Rose)/Creator & Executive Producer, Eugene Levy (Johnny Rose)/Creator & Executive Producer, Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose)/Consulting Producer, Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose),plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 22: Closing Night Presentation: Disney+’s The Mandalorian (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Jon Favreau, Creator & Executive Producer, Dave Filoni, Executive Producer, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Ludwig Göransson, Composer, and Rick Famuyiwa, Writer, plus additional guests to be announced

Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, offering Citi cardmembers special presale access to tickets, which can be purchased through citientertainment.com beginning today at noon PT. Paley Center Supporting, Fellow, and Patron Members can also purchase tickets at this time. Tickets go on sale to Paley Center Individual Members on January 16 at 9:00 am PT, and to the general public on January 17 at 9:00 am PT. To purchase tickets, please visit paleyfest.org or download the Paley App at paley.me/app.

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Clarice: Silence of The Lambs Sequel Series In The Works At CBS

After more than 28 years since The Silence of the Lambs had its theatrical release in 1991, CBS has officially announced that they have given a series commitment to the award-winning thriller film’s sequel series titled Clarice, which will continue to follow Clarice Starling after the events of author Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel The Silence of the Lambs. The titular character was first portrayed by Jodie Foster, who won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for her memorable performance in the film.

Set in 1993, a year after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs,” Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

The original film was directed by Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married) from a screenplay adapted by Ted Tally. Its starred Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in their iconic roles as Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

The series will be written and executive produced by frequent collaborators Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek: Discovery) and Jenny Lumet, who are both also currently working together on CBS All Access’ upcoming series The Man Who Fell to Earth.

“After more than 20 years of silence, we’re privileged to give voice to one of America’s most enduring heroes – Clarice Starling,” Kurtzman and Lumet said in a joint statement. “Clarice’s bravery and complexity have always lit the way, even as her personal story remained in the dark. But hers is the very story we need today: her struggle, her resilience, her victory. Her time is now, and always.”

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Here Is The Full List of The 2020 Oscar Nominees

This morning, John Cho (Searching) and Issa Rae (Insecure) hosted the 92nd Academy Awards nominations ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and revealed the films and stars up for the golden statue for some of 2019’s biggest and most celebrated films. 

The 92nd Academy Awards is set to be held on February 9 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and for the second year in a row will be without a host.

Check out the full list of nominees HERE.

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The Making It Guide To Crafting

With the all-star duo of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman leading the way with puns, advice, and good vibes, Making It became the competition series we didn’t know we needed, stealing our hearts and encouraging our most creative ideas. 

Tapping into that success, this well-rounded crafting guide will offer in-depth looks at some of the best DIY crafts that were featured on the show and inspired by the Makers themselves. Introductions to woodworking, fiber arts, paper crafts, and more will enable readers to experiment and customize their own creations at home. And the projects are accessible to all skill levels, so you can get just as crafty as the Makers did. Drawing on the show’s hilarity, creativity, and overall positivity, this crafting guide will inspire and energize you to DIY whatever you put your mind to.

The book will be released on April 21, 2020 and you can pre-order the 192 page softcover HERE.

Also, good news for fans of the crafting competition as Season 3 was just announced!

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Stranger Con: A Salute To The TV Series Stranger Things Is Coming To Los Angeles In April

Creation’s 2020 Stranger Con: A Salute to the TV Series Stranger Things Tour heads to Los Angeles in April!

Fans of the popular Netflix show can meet many of the stars of the hit series at the L.A. Convention Center on April 4-5! 

Stranger Things Season 3’s premiere in July 2019 became the most watched show on Netflix to date, propelling the smash-hit series into the upper echelons of must-see TV. 

Guests include Millie Bobby Brown (“Eleven”), Noah Schnapp (“Will Byers”), Finn Wolfhard (“Mike Wheeler”), Sadie Sink (“Max”) – and host Chester Rushing (“Tommy H”) and more guests to be announced – will make this two-day show truly special. There will be many things to do and see, including guest panels, photo ops and autograph signings, cosplay and trivia contests, a Saturday night karaoke party and fun for the whole family! 

For more information and to order tickets, please click HERE.

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Watch The Better Call Saul Season 5 Teaser

AMC has released a new Better Call Saul Season 5 teaser for the award-winning Breaking Bad prequel series. Starring Emmy Award-winner Bob Odenkirk, the series is set to return with a two-night premiere on February 23 and February 24. 

The Breaking Bad prequel series stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Michael McKean as Chuck McGill Jr., Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin, Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Michael Mando as Nacho Vargo and Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring.

In the 10-episode fifth season of Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill’s (Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit.

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