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Forbes has released its list of the highest paid actors on television, with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons topping the male list ahead of co-stars Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar with earnings of $25.5 million over the past year. And while Kaley Cuoco’s $1 million-per-episode deal may be the highest on television for any actress, her earnings pale in comparison with that of Sofia Vergara, with the Modern Family star pulling in a whopping $43 million thanks to the ABC show and her various endorsements.
10. Ed O’Neil (Modern Family) – $11.5 million
- Gary Collinson
The following story contains major spoilers about tonight’s Last Man on Earth premiere, so if the episode is still sitting on your DVR — or if you live in a time zone that doesn’t start with “E” — hit the nearest exit.
Last Man on Earth‘s Season 3 premiere was called “General Breast Theme with Cobras,” but we’d like to suggest a more apt title: “Betty Draper Francis’ Ultimate Revenge.”
In an epic casting coup that Last Man star/creator Will Forte miraculously managed to keep a lid on all summer (and that, yes, was the subject of a »
Much has been said about Glee‘s behind-the-scenes drama recently — thanks largely to the release of star Naya Rivera’s blunt memoir — but a new interview with co-creator Ryan Murphy puts it all into perspective.
“There was a lot of infighting,” Murphy admits to Entertainment Weekly. “There was a lot of people sleeping together and breaking up. It was good training for being a parent, I’ll tell you that much.”
He continues, “But I also made a »
New Girl is keeping its latest casting in the family.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s David Hornsby will guest-star in a November episode of the Fox comedy, TVLine has learned exclusively.
In addition to being an accomplished actor in his own right, Hornsby is married to Bones star Emily Deschanel and brother-in-law to New Girl lead Zooey Deschanel. In the Season 6 installment, he’ll play the head of Jess’ school’s parent council, a tough customer whom Miss Day really, really wants to impress.
We also hear that, »
Thanks to an unexpected blast of Marv’s Miracle-Gro touch, Gotham‘s Ivy Pepper will have grown like a weed when next we see her in Monday’s episode (Fox, 8/7c).
And the changes to the street rat aren’t merely physical. “She’s obviously aged physically, but she’s also changed on the inside,” says Maggie Geha, who has taken over the role from Clare Foley. Having blossomed into a young woman, “She definitely has a new confidence to her. The transformation brings out a bit of her manipulative side — and some evil.”
RelatedGotham Season 3 Premiere Recap: The »
The Feds are coming for Lethal Weapon‘s Riggs and Murtagh.
RelatedLethal Weapon: Did Fox’s Riggs-and-Murtagh Reboot Hit Its Target?
Burton will play DEA investigator Karen Palmer, who is described as “tough and smart” and “not afraid to speak her mind” in the official character breakdown. Karen will show up in the process of working the same case — which has been the focus of all her efforts — for the past three years. »
Put her in coach, she’s ready to play… or is she?
Ginny Baker, Major League Baseball’s first female player — and the character at the center of Fox’s new drama Pitch — has been waiting her entire life for a shot at the big show. But is she successful on the mound? We’ll get to that in a moment. First, a brief recap of Thursday’s series premiere:
The Friday night agency party crawl has become a staple of Emmy weekend.
The fortunate few who were invited to all of them had the high-class problem of mapping a route that wound through the home of UTA managing partner Jay Sures in Brentwood, the Little Holmby digs of Gersh’s Leslie Siebert, Bouchon (CAA) in Beverly Hills and Catch La (Wme) in West Hollywood.
Among the Emmy weekend warriors on the circuit were Fox Television Group’s Dana Walden and NBCUniversal Cable’s Bonnie Hammer. Both of them also managed to make time to stop in at the Variety/Women in Film bash at Gracias Madre, just down the street from Wme’s gathering.
Bouchon was packed with A-listers who wound their way through every nook-and-cranny of the famed Thomas Keller eatery. Showrunners “Better Call Saul’s” Peter Gould talked up production for season three of his AMC hit and “Mr. Robot’s” Sam Esmail tried »
- Cynthia Littleton and Debra Birnbaum
Sofia Vergara is the reigning queen of television.
The “Modern Family” star is the world’s highest-paid TV actress for the fifth year in a row, according to Forbes. With $43 million (before management fees and taxes), her salary is almost $20 million more than that of runner-up Kaley Cuoco, who earned $24.5 million. Unlike the list of film stars, she makes more than her male counterparts.
Aside from the hit ABC sitcom, Vergara can also thank a handful of lucrative product endorsements (from Head and Shoulders to Ninja Coffee Bar to Careisma Scrubs — a line of medical scrubs) for the 66% spike in earnings over the previous year.
Cuoco, who stars in “The Big Bang Theory,” tied with Vergara on last year’s Forbes list, when both actresses netted $28.5 million. Unlike the Colombian actress, Cuoco’s haul is based almost solely from her pay as Penny on the CBS comedy, for which she commands $1 million per episode. Like »
- Maane Khatchatourian
It's the beginning of the end, Bones fans. While not cancelled, Bones is ending with its upcoming 12th season of 12 episodes, which will premiere in 2017. Fox has released a Bones season 12 synopis, which teases, "Over the course of the farewell season, fans will experience deaths, a wedding, epic serial killer storylines and an undercover episode." Check out the synopsis, after the jump.A comedy-drama procedural, Bones stars Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. The Bones TV series cast also includes: Michaela Conlin, Tj Thyne, Tamara Taylor, and John Boyd. Eddie McClintock is returning to Bones for four episodes in season 12. Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook will guest star. Read More… »
Two legends are stopping by Bones. TVLine reports Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook will guest star in the Fox series' final season.The crime drama, which stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, will return for a shortened 12th and final season next year. The cast also includes Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, Tj Thyne, and John Boyd.Read More… »
Bones, the long-running Fox procedural, will be coming to an end with Season 12, which is currently shooting. CineMovie caught up with the romantic leads of Bones, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego where they reminisce on their first meeting during the casting of Bones. Deschanel also revealed she will be directing the premiere episode of Season 12, and Boreanaz plans on following her every direction. Watch the interview.
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Here's the bad news, Bones fans: There are only 12 episodes left of the series you've loved for eleven years now. But the good news: Those 12 episodes are going to be Packed with action as the series wraps up the shorelines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz), Angela (Michaela Conlin), Hodgins (T.J. Thyne), Cam (Tamara Taylor) and the rest of the Jeffersonian gang. The core cast, along with executive producers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson, took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con for their final Comic-Con panel ever. Sniff! The gang couldn't spill much intel on the 12th and final season, considering they only just started pre-production. But they did share a few ominous details »
The next season of “Bones” will be its last on Fox. When it does, fans should be ready to say goodbye to a few recurring characters.
“No one at this table, we will say that, but there are two other people from past seasons who will die in this season,” executive producer Michael Peterson said Friday during a panel at Comic-Con. Peterson was joined onstage by stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.
Peterson and fellow executive producer Jonathan Collier teased some upcoming plot details for the new season. Regarding the number 447, which has recurred throughout the series, Peterson said, “Episode 11 of next season you will find out what 447 means,” Peterson said.
Peterson also said that former squint Zack, who returned in the season 11 finale, will have a multi-episode story arc in the coming season. “We will try to bring him back for three to four more episodes,” Peterson »
- Daniel Holloway
Coming off the Season 11 finale’s Puppeteer serial killer twist, co-showrunner Michael Peterson revealed on Friday at the show’s farewell panel at San Diego Comic-Con that “two other people from past seasons will die” – though not any of the series regulars.
RelatedBones Fall Finale: Ep Talks [Spoiler]’s Fate, New Threat for Booth and Brennan and Season 12 Prospects
Mortality was also on star Emily Deschanel’s mind when asked how she’d like to see Brennan’s journey conclude. “Hopefully not in death,” she revealed. “I hope there’s some kind of happy ending on some level, »
Fox’s Bones made its San Diego Comic-Con swan song today, and according to showrunner/Ep Michael Peterson, two recurring characters from previous seasons will die in the series’ 12th and final go-round. “No one at this table,” said Peterson, “make your guess.” And this morning’s table included Emily Deschanel (Brennan), David Boreanaz (Booth), Michaela Conlin (Angela Montenegro), T.J. Thyne (Jack), Tamara Taylor (Camille), Eugene Byrd (Dr. Clark), and John Boyd (James… »
Fox is offering an olive branch to its loyal Bones fans, scheduling an encore broadcast of Thursday’s Season 11 finale, which was postponed in whole or in part in many markets, due to Donald Trump’s record-setting, 75-minute Rnc nomination acceptance speech.
“Due to an over-run in coverage of the Republican National Convention, a portion of last night’s season finale of Bones was pre-empted on the West Coast,” reads a statement from the network. “We will re-air the finale next Friday, July 29, at 8/7c. The »
The Big 3’s coverage of Donald Trump‘s nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention totaled 12.3 million total viewers and a cumulative 2.6 demo rating (per finals), up 23 percent from Night 3.
Versus Mitt Romney’s closing night speech in 2012, the Rnc’s broadcast numbers were up sharply, though CBS aired Big Brother that evening instead.
Night 4 totals, with cable viewership folded in, will be updated later this evening.
Elsewhere in the Thursday ratings….
Fox | Bones (3.7 mil »
Bones fans on the West Coast and in other Mountain and Pacific markets were in for a surprise of the unscripted sort on Thursday night when Fox joined the Season 11 finale in progress — 40 minutes in — after wrapping coverage of Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention.
The discovery that they had been denied two-thirds of the season ender immediately fueled Twitter outrage, as scores wondered how Fox could not better schedule around the Rnc and what surely would be an unpredictable (and, »
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s season finale of Bones
A beloved figure from Bones history made an unexpected reappearance during Thursday’s Season 11 finale. But has the returnee crossed over to the dark side during their absence?
At the close of the episode, former squint Zack had kidnapped Dr. Brennan, suggesting that he might be — or at least have a connection to — The Puppeteer serial killer who has been tormenting the Jeffersonian team. (Co-showrunner Jonathan Collier offers some insight »
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