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Fox is increasing its Star power.
The network has ordered five additional episodes of the music drama, bringing the Season 2 total to 18 installments.
In its new timeslot behind Empire, ratings for the show’s Season 2 opener were up 20 percent from last March’s finale.
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* Former Bachelor star Nick Viall will guest on the ABC comedy Speechless as a B-movie actor who takes his craft way too seriously, our sister site Deadline reports. In the episode, airing in late November, »
Just Shoot Me! alum Laura San Giacomo has landed a series regular role on Highland, TNT's comedic drama starring Margaret Cho and written and executive produced by Cho and Liz Sarnoff (Lost), who also will serve as showrunner. A co-production of Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, Highland is inspired by Cho's personal history with substance abuse. It will chronicle what happens when two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families who share the… »
Hey, NCIS fans. Recently, the wonderful folks over at CBS put out a new episode press release for their upcoming second episode for the current season 15 of their hit action/drama series "NCIS." It features a teaser description for the episode. It sounds like we'll see some pretty interesting things take place in it as McGee and Gibbs have to undergo a psych test after their awful experience in Paraguay. Elsewhere, the NCIS team investigates the dead body of a missing Navy Lieutenant and more. The press release also revealed that this is episode is entitled, "Twofer." They started off their press release by putting the dead Navy Lieutenant storyline in all caps. It reads like this: "NCIS Investigates The Murder Of A Navy Lieutenant Whose Body Was Hidden At A Local Cemetery Over A Year Ago, On “NCIS,” Tuesday, Oct. 3" In their main description, they revealed that the NCIS »
27 years ago, with just a handful of movie roles to her name, Julia Roberts became America's sweetheart when Pretty Woman debuted in theaters. The iconic actress hasn't stopped working since, even taking her talents to the world of animation, voicing Smurfwillow in this year's animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village. Today we have word that the actress is revisiting her iconic role in Pretty Woman with a new commercial, which was filming in West Hollywood, California this week.
The Daily Mail reports that the actress was shooting a commercial for the Italian fashion company Calzedonia, with the actress wearing a black dress and carrying several Calzedonia bags as she walks down the sidewalk. The actress was seen "licking her lips and chatting with the crew" between takes of this commercial, which mirrors a scene from Pretty Woman, which was directed by the iconic Garry Marshall, where she is carrying several »
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: In honor of the Cannes Film Festival, the 70th edition of which starts this week, what is the best film to ever win the coveted Palme d’Or?
For a complete list of Palme d’Or winners, click here.
Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush
This question is impossible because I clearly haven’t seen all 40 Palme d’Or winners (it’s on my to do list, I swear). But I could easily say “Apocalypse Now,” “Paris, Texas,” “Taxi Driver,” “Amour,” or even “Pulp Fiction.” But since this is a personal question, I have to say “The Tree of Life.” No film has moved me »
- David Ehrlich
5 items from 2017
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