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Hilary Duff Asks Disney to Move ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Revival to Hulu

Duff’s comments come after Variety exclusively reported on the behind-the-scenes issues that saw “Lizzie McGuire” creator and revival showrunner Terri Minsky be removed from that role on the show. Duff and Minsky wanted to do a more adult version of Lizzie for the revival, while Disney wants a show that would appeal to kids and families, something more akin to the original series. Sources say Disney was initially on board with Minsky and Duff’s take, but the company decided to move in a different direction with the series after the first two episodes were completed. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2I5IAhY

Netflix Seeks Cancellation of “Choose Your Own Adventure” Trademark in ‘Bandersnatch’ Dispute

In an answer filed Tuesday, the streamer admits it did seek a license from Chooseco for a potential project but denies those negotiations had anything to do with Bandersnatch. Netflix also asserted a variety of affirmative defenses, including that Chooseco failed to state a claim, that its use is protected by the First Amendment and fair use, that there’s no likelihood of confusion and that the claims are barred by the doctrine of genericide. – Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2VGPaDN [photo: Netflix]

‘Love Is Blind’: Netflix Announces Reunion Special, Which Will Post on YouTube

The announcement of a “Love Is Blind” reunion comes as viewers brace themselves for the show’s two-hour finale, which premieres Feb. 27 on Netflix. The streamer premiered the show over the course of three weeks, with the first four episodes on Feb. 13, followed by five more episodes on Feb. 20. – Michael Schneider, Variety » https://ift.tt/3931ulu

Mo Willems Inks Deal With HBO Max For Multiple Animated Specials

Previously announced and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! is a premium, live-action family comedy special featuring Willems and the Story Time All-Stars, a group of celebrities, comedians and actors, performing live readings and sketch comedy inspired by Willems’ work, as well as a few surprise musical guests. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SZAHB5

Judy Blume’s ‘Summer Sisters’ to Become Hulu Limited Series

Summer Sisters chronicles the coming-of-age of two best friends and the relationship that defines their lives. Set on Martha’s Vineyard, the story explores the beautiful, intoxicating and everlasting impact of female friendship…and how it has the power to break your heart. Tigelaar has been a longtime fan of Blume’s and read Summer Sisters when it was first published. Sources say she sent the author a fan letter 20 years ago in which she asked to adapt it for TV. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/38ZWdv2

YouTube TV expands pay TV footprint through Windstream deal

The Windstream deal is the latest in a series of agreements that have presented YouTube TV as an integrated streaming TV option for broadband providers. Last month, YouTube TV set a deal with Cincinnati Bell to let customers in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and in Hawaii to buy the streaming service directly from them. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2ViPVm4

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