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TV Guide Magazine March 4, 2019

TV Guide Magazine tells you what’s worth watching. With its unparalleled access and authority, it's the only publication devoted exclusively to television. It includes celebrity interviews, in-depth previews, sneak peeks and authoritative reviews from critic Matt Roush.

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america’s got changes

UNSTOPPABLE REALITY SERIES America’s Got Talent is debuting a new act for season 14. only two familiar faces will remain when the NBC talent show—which has been summer’s most-watched series for all of its seasons except one—comes back mid-year: judges simon Cowell and howie Mandel. Both heidi klum and Mel B, who have rounded out the panel since 2013, are departing, along with Tyra Banks, who hosted for two seasons after taking up the post from Nick Cannon. The last time AGT faced a shake-up this drastic was when the encouraging and fashion-forward klum and Mel B came aboard (and sharon osbourne departed). Their debut in season 8 drew 11.2 million viewers, up from season 7’s opener (10.5 million). our online survey finds that 51 percent of respondents still plan to…

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back-to-back wins for shin lim!

“The best way to describe it is like déjà vu,” says card magician shin lim. After winning season 13 of America’s Got Talent last summer, lim also took the top spot in the America’s Got Talent: The Champions finale on February 18. “season 13 was only a few weeks before [Champions was filmed],” says Lim, who wowed with a final trick-packed act that included Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Melissa fumero.“It was just crazy that it was all happening again.” up next for the 27-year-old: a show at Las Vegas’s Mirage (part of his AGT winnings, it kicks off in May), a U.S. tour and getting hitched to fiancée Casey Thomas, who convinced him to audition in the first place. And what did he do with the enormous Champions trophy? (No $1…

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the breaking bad movie is a go!

FIRE UP THE meth labs! More intel is being revealed about the Breaking Bad movie. The latest reports say the eagerly awaited film, which reportedly started lensing in Albuquerque in late 2018, will be a sequel to the 2008–13 AMC drama and focus on beleaguered meth cooker Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). in the series finale, Jesse escaped an abduction and was last seen driving down a New Mexico highway, full of relief for having made it out alive. But what about Walter white (Bryan Cranston), the cancer-stricken high school teacher turned drug lord who ultimately died from a gunshot wound? Cranston, who confirmed the project was happening last November, recently said, “if i got called to do the movie or [the show’s prequel] Better Call Saul, i would do it in…

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hollywood dispatch

• Good Omens, Prime Video’s may 31 series based on Neil Gaiman and terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel about the final battle between hell and heaven, has found its Satan. Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the ultimate evil, joining actors David Tennant (demon Crowley), Michael Sheen (angel Aziraphale) and Jon hamm (archangel Gabriel). • An adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 nonfiction bestseller The Devil in the White City—produced by Leonardo dicaprio and martin Scorsese—is in development at Hulu. the story weaves together accounts of the 1893 Chicago world’s fair and local pharmacist/serial killer H.H. Holmes. • CBS all access will turn Stephen king’s postapocalyptic 1978 novel The Stand—set in a world where a plague has killed off most of the population—into a 10-episode series. • “I loved this show. i was addicted to it,”…

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quality time

Carmen Sandiego Netflix I CONSIDER MYSELF a pretty hands-on mom. I let my 6-year-old son, George, stir the brownie batter. We devour the Harry Potter books in tandem and regularly collaborate on wildly unflattering drawings of Dad. But watching the same TV shows together? Well, until recently, that was where the wheels came off. It’s not for lack of trying. I’ve white-knuckled my way through Paw Patrol, a Nick Jr. series about a boy named Ryder who presides over a pack of search-and-rescue dogs. (Do those pups ever get to enjoy a drama-free day off?) I navigated four seasons of Netflix’s Octonauts (more earnest animal-on-animal heroics) by furtively playing Scrabble on my phone. I put myself into a protective coma as George plowed through Wild Kratts, featuring zoologist brothers Chris and Martin…

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ask matt

I was disappointed to learn NBC had shelved its planned live production of Hair for May and will go back to doing mostly mainstream musicals. Do you think the low ratings for Fox’s production of Rent was the deciding factor in NBC getting cold feet? And do you think this may be the beginning of the end for these events? —Isabella MATT ROUSH: It sure didn’t help that Rent, another groundbreaking rock musical, failed to perform—although the success last year of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert suggested that concert versions of pop-rock musicals can fly if done right. The reasons for scrapping Hair are likely manifold: a change in leadership at NBC, the sudden death of one of the lead producers of NBC’s musicals (Craig Zadan) and, no doubt, the…

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