9 items from 2016
Pop, the young cable network, wants to give its rivals a pop of their own — right in the eye.
The cable outlet backed by CBS Corp. and Lionsgate that was once best known as the TV Guide Network, is making a pitch to advertisers this year suggesting they ought to take some of the dollars earmarked for female-skewing rivals like Oxygen, Bravo and Lifetime, and instead shift them to its programs.
“Our ratings are growing, and most of the industry is going in the other direction,” said Brad Schwartz, the network’s president, in an interview last week. Executives will emphasize a slate of programming that Schwartz said will lack the snark and cat-fighting that is so prevalent on other networks. “We are not doing ‘Snapped’ and ‘Bad Girls Club’ and housewives and rich kids,” he said. Pop’s plan to is to tout programs that appeal to fans of various topics, »
- Brian Steinberg
Get ready for Hollywood Darlings because it sounds like the reality show of your 1990s TV dreams. Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin and Beverley Mitchell are teaming up for Pop's new unscripted docu-comedy—it's the Full House-Step by Step-7th Heaven crossover you've been waiting for! "Our childhood characters prepared us for the roles of our lives… literally. There really aren't words to describe the way we grew up and the bond we share, so we decided that we wanted to give a glimpse into our unique sisterhood," Sweetin, Lakin and Mitchell said in a joint statement. "Our fans have always been at the heart of it all, and we love that we have found a home on Pop. We're so excited to go on »
Nostalgia for the ’90s will be in full swing on Pop when the network debuts the new reality show “Hollywood Darlings,” starring “Fuller House” actress Jodie Sweetin with two of her real-life best friends, whom viewers may also remember from the same decade. The unscripted docu-comedy announced on Tuesday follows Sweetin, Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”) and Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”) as they navigate the entertainment industry while taking on even bigger roles as mothers, wives and businesswomen. No premiere date has been set. “Hollywood Darlings” is based on an original concept by Jimmy Fox (“Mob Wives”), and is produced by Objective Productions. »
- Greg Gilman
Three child stars of the 1990s have landed their own unscripted series on Pop, the network announced Tuesday.
Real-life pals Jodie Sweetin (Full House, Fuller House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) have teamed up to play themselves in Hollywood Darlings, which the cabler describes as an “unscripted docu-comedy series.”
The half-hour show will follow the actresses, who got their start as child stars and are now “moms, wives and businesswomen;” a release for the endeavor, which has an eight-episode order at the network, »
Full House (and now Fuller House) star Jodie Sweetin, Step By Step‘s Christine Lakin and 7th Heaven‘s Beverley Mitchell have signed on to star in Hollywood Darlings, a new unscripted docu-comedy series on Pop. Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered. The series will follow three lifelong friends who grew up together in "the business," became household names, and now take on even bigger roles as moms, wives and businesswomen. Other celebrities will make special… »
This child star just gave birth to a child of her very own. Christine Lakin, the 37-year-old actress synonymous with her breakout role as Al Lambert on Step by Step, gave birth to her first child, daughter Georgia James Breault on March 6. The new mom announced the happy news on her social media account with a precious photo of the newborn swaddled in a pink and white striped blanket and matching bow hat. "Introducing... Georgia James Breault // Born March 6, 5lbs 13oz We are overjoyed and so in love," she wrote of her and her husband, actor Brandon Breault. The timing could not have been more perfect as the cherub arrived just in time for »
"Hey, what other old shows could we bring back?" That's a question being asked all over Hollywood, now that Fuller House worked America up into a nostalgia frenzy. A little credit is due to the Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, which proved that these old shows could benefit from being bumped into the modern era and given a new generation of kids who need to learn life lessons. It's well into its reboot season, but right now Fuller House is the revival show that's generated buzz, press and more than a few conversations about pop culture nostalgia. If this »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Stars: Jason O’Mara, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, Morena Baccarin, Steve Blum, Gaius Charles, John Dimaggio, Robin Atkin Downes, James Garrett, Ernie Hudson, Christine Lakin, Vanessa Marshall | Written by J.M. DeMatteis | Directed by Jay Oliva
After Batman goes missing, Dick Grayson takes up his mantle as He and Damian Wayne have to protect Gotham City, while also trying to find the original Batman. Two new allies, Batwoman and Batwing arrive to help investigate Batman’s disappearance.
So here we are with another ‘Original’ movie from DC, who were once a Juggernaut when it came to releasing a constant stream of excellent animated movies that eclipsed the majority of DC’s live-action catalogue. But it does appear (apart from a few films like Jl: Gods and Monsters and Batman: Assault on Arkham) that things are not going to change any time soon (especially with how Justice League vs. »
Christine Lakin's countdown to baby has been quite the beautiful experience. The former child star is anticipating the arrival of her baby girl, and was able to celebrate with a sweet baby shower thrown by family and friends at a private Hollywood Hills home on Sunday. And despite Mother Nature giving SoCal a downpour on that day specifically, Lakin couldn't have been happier with the turn-out. "My baby shower was such an incredible and memorable day, made in part by my wonderful friends, Good Carma Studio, Coldstone and the torrential rains of El Nino," the Step by Step star joked. "Talk about mother nature showering us with love! I knew the theme would be Peach since I'm having a »
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