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Chris Evans is in final talks to join Emily Blunt in Netflix's Pain Hustlers, which centers on Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter. Liz lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Her charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.

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Amazon Prime Video has cancelled Night Sky after a single season, which did not garner significant viewership despite largely positive reviews. The series starred Oscar winners Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons, and made history by being the first TV series to have its first episode beamed into outer space.


Bryan Cranston has confirmed his Showtime series Your Honor will end with the second season, which has just gone into production. The first 10-episode season was meant to be a limited series but its ratings success led to a second season renewal. Showtime has had no comment.

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Bravo has paused reality series Million Dollar Listing: New York. Bravo rarely uses the word 'cancelled' for its reality shows just in case there is a revival somewhere down the line, as happened with Real Housewives of Miami, which got a Peacock reboot last year. For now, however, the show is over.

Daniella Perkins, who plays Kiela on grown-ish, has been upped to a series regular for the fifth season. Matthew Sato, Tara Raani, Justine Skye, Amelie Zilber, Ceyair Wright and Slick Woods have joined the cast in recurring roles.

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As ABC did with its celebration of The Little Mermaid, the network will honor the 30th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast with a two-hour live-action/animated special that will feature a new cast and air December 15. Jon M. Chu, director of In the Heights and the upcoming Wicked feature film(s) will executive produce. The special will be available on Disney+ December 16.


In the wake of the disappointing returns for Pixar's Lightyear, Illuminations fifth film in the Despicable Me/Minions franchise, Minions: The Rise of Gru, stunned the long holiday weekend box office, earning just over $123 million domestically and making it the biggest Fourth of July debut ever, topping 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($115.9 million). Overseas the film earned $93.7 million, giving it a global total of $216.8 million after four days of release, a good sign that the right film will bring families back to theaters.


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