Netflix Orders Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix ’70s Music Drama The Get Down

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Netflix orders Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix ’70s music drama The Get Down
The Moulin Rouge! director is teaming up with The Shield creator Shawn Ryan on his first-ever TV show, exploring the dawn of the hip-hop era at the end of the ’70s in gritty New York City. The Get Down will revolve around “a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers (who) are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans.” PLUS: Watch “The Get Down’s” teaser.

NBC renews 5 dramas, including The Blacklist and SVU
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Dan Rather sticks up for Brian Williams
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Jack Black to make a special appearance at the Oscars
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Game of Thrones IMDb casting rumor, debunked
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Fox’s Last Man on Earth adds Boris Kodjoe
The Real Husbands of Hollywood star’s role on the Will Forte sitcom is being kept under wraps.