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Cameron Crowe Showtime Comedy ‘Roadies’ Gets Pilot Order with J.J. Abrams

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Showtime has been a bit light on comedy since production on Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'Happy-ish' ceased for obvious reasons, but the network has some major names in mind for its latest effort. 'Almost Famous' visionary Cameron Crowe will make his TV debut with the J.J. Abrams-produced music comedy 'Roadies,' now officially picked up for a network pilot.

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WookieeLeaks: Han Solo’s ‘Star Wars 7′ Injury, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Use the Force, and More

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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Harrison Ford suffered an injury on the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set, Simon Pegg might have a secret role to play, and a bunch of new merchandise arrives to kill your wallet.

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Rumor: Does Simon Pegg Secretly Have a ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Role?

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J.J. Abrams is notorious for keeping his cards close to the chest, whether it's straight-up lying to the press about casting and plot twists, or releasing head-scratching footage for his "secret projects." With 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' it was incredible how nearly the entire cast was kept under wraps until the big announcement, but is there at least one more big name to be revealed? We're referring to his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' buddy Simon Pegg.

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New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Set Photo, Another Film Announced to Shoot in the UK

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George Osborn, Twitter

While director J.J. Abrams has a team set up in Abu Dhabi filming scenes for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' even more action is commencing in London's Pinewood Studios. We've already seen plenty of leaked photos from the desert-based set, and now we have one more to add to our list,

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J.J. Abrams From the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Set: “I Wish People Would Stop Leaking Photos”

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ABC

This week has seen over 50 images leak from the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set showing off new creatures, the Tatooine set and confirming the existence of the Millennium Falcom. This is all highly unusual for a J.J. Abrams movie, where he likes to keep things as secretive as possible and, today, Abrams responded to the many leaks on Twitter with a note from the set.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Adds Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Gwendoline Christie

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Remember how, back when 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced its primary cast members, one of the primary complaints was how few female roles there were. We soon learned that casting wasn't technically over yet, and now all the haters can eat their words as Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Game of Thrones' favorite Gwendoline Christie have been added to the cast.

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The Latest Actor to Join ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Could Be…You?!

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Do you want to star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'? No, seriously. Today, J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm announced one of the biggest 'Star Wars' contests ever, with the grand prize including being cast as an original character in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. So, what do you need to do to win?

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Read J.J. Abrams’ Heartfelt Note to the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Cast and Crew as Filming Begins

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Director J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' have an uphill battle ahead of them as they launch the new trilogy in the 'Star Wars' franchise. How do you motivate your team when you're embarking on one of the biggest and riskiest cinematic ventures in recent history? Well, as filming began on Friday, J.J. Abrams wrote a note to inspire everyone working on the film (and, it might just get 'Star Wars' fans excited too).

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Officially Begins Filming, Plus Your First Official Photo From the Set!

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Paramount Pictures

The force is almost with you. 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' which opens in theaters on December 18, 2015, officially began filming earlier this morning and we already have our first official photo tweeted from the set!

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NBC Cancels ‘Revolution’ After Two Seasons, ‘Believe,’ ‘Growing Up Fisher’ and More

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It's been a good news-bad news kind of day for NBC viewers, as the same afternoon that saw 'Hannibal' renewed for a third season also gave birth to 'Community''s season 5 cancellation. Now, the peacock has thrown a few more logs on the fire, among them freshman comedy 'Growing Up Fisher,' sci-fi flop 'Believe,' and surprisingly, the two-season 'Revolution.'

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