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The Underground season finale aired on Wednesday night, but don’t worry, no spoilers here. However, if you are a fan of the show, this news may spoil your day.

According to several reports, there’s a good possibility WGN America will not renew the hit show for a third season, despite it being one of the network’s top-rated series. Why, you ask? Well, WGN’s parent company, Tribune Media, has been purchased by the Sinclair Broadcast Group for a cool $3.9 billion. Unfortunately, Sinclair’s CEO Chris Ripley has gone on the record saying, “The ratings WGN America [delivers] doesn’t justify the type of spending they do on the original programming side. The channel could be run much more profitably on a fraction of what they spend on programming.” Translation: Bye-bye, original programming.

The network has already cancelled Outsiders, which was its No. 1 show. Next in line could be Underground … the network’s second top-rated show. But don’t fret, producer of the stellar program, Sony Pictures Television, is reportedly looking to take the project elsewhere. Actress Aisha Hinds, who plays Harriet Tubman on Underground, is banking on that very thought.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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