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10 items from 2016


Lifetime’s Britney Spears Biopic: First Images Reveal Unrecognizable Pop Princess and Justin Timberlake

1 December 2016 12:21 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A day before Britney Spears’ 35th birthday (December 2), the folks over at Lifetime released a handful of photos from the upcoming singer’s biopic, and boy were we confused.

The images feature the Princess of Pop (Natasha Bassett) – which in the glam pic looks more like a 2008 Taylor Swift – along with her then-beau Justin Timberlake (Nathan Keyes), ex-husband Kevin Federline (Clayton Chitty) and the rest of the *Nsync crew, none of which actually look like the real-life celebrities.

Lifetime has a knack for casting actors who tend to not look like the celebrities they are portraying, e.g., Amanda Fuller in “The Brittany Murphy Story,” Camilla Luddington and Nico Evers-Swindel in “William & Kate,” so it’s not surprising to see such unrecognizable faces portraying the stars. (Really, that’s supposed to be *Nsync?!)

Read More: ‘Beaches’ Remake Trailer: Idina Menzel Belts ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ in Lifetime Promo

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Beaches’ Remake Trailer: Idina Menzel Belts ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ in Lifetime Promo

29 November 2016 2:10 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Early next year Lifetime will be rolling out the small screen remake of Garry Marshall’s 1988 classic “Beaches.” Starring Idina Menzel as Bette Midler’s Cc and Nia Long as Barbara Hershey’s Hillary, the first trailer for the TV revival has been released.

The new “Beaches” differs from the original in that it is set in Venice instead of the original’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. The remake follows Cc and Hillary’s friendship, spanning over several decades. The first sneak peek includes Cc’s rise to fame as a successful singer, the birth of Hillary’s daughter and the unexpected news of her tragic illness.

Menzel can also be heard singing the iconic song “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which she recorded for the film as well as “The Glory of Love,” among others.

Read More: ‘Mary Kills People’: Lifetime Picks Up Euthanasia Dramedy Starring Caroline Dhavernas

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Beaches’ Remake Trailer: Idina Menzel Belts ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ in Lifetime Promo

29 November 2016 2:10 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Early next year Lifetime will be rolling out the small screen remake of Garry Marshall’s 1988 classic “Beaches.” Starring Idina Menzel as Bette Midler’s Cc and Nia Long as Barbara Hershey’s Hillary, the first trailer for the TV revival has been released.

The new “Beaches” differs from the original in that it is set in Venice instead of the original’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. The remake follows Cc and Hillary’s friendship, spanning over several decades. The first sneak peek includes Cc’s rise to fame as a successful singer, the birth of Hillary’s daughter and the unexpected news of her tragic illness.

Menzel can also be heard singing the iconic song “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which she recorded for the film as well as “The Glory of Love,” among others.

Read More: ‘Mary Kills People’: Lifetime Picks Up Euthanasia Dramedy Starring Caroline Dhavernas

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Surviving Compton’: Michel’le Tells Her Story, Even If Dr. Dre Doesn’t Like It

15 October 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michel’le survived Compton – but it took the Lifetime movie “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le” for her to realize it.

The one-time R&B star (1989’s “No More Lies”) dated Dr. Dre in the early 1990s, as he and N.W.A. turned into superstars (they had a son in 1991) and later married Death Row Records mogul Suge Knight, with whom she had a daughter in 2002 (they divorced in 2005).

But despite her presence in their inner circle at the time (she was signed to N.W.A. member Eazy-e’s Ruthless Records, and Dre produced her album), Michel’le was conspicuously absent from last year’s hit film “Straight Outta Compton.”

Read More: ‘Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le’ Trailer: Lifetime Tells Michel’le’s Side of the N.W.A. Story

“I was told they did cast me and did shoot scenes with [my character], but Dr. Dre chose to not have it in the movie, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Surviving Compton’: Michel’le Tells Her Story, Even If Dr. Dre Doesn’t Like It

15 October 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Michel’le survived Compton – but it took the Lifetime movie “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le” for her to realize it.

The one-time R&B star (1989’s “No More Lies”) dated Dr. Dre in the early 1990s, as he and N.W.A. turned into superstars (they had a son in 1991) and later married Death Row Records mogul Suge Knight, with whom she had a daughter in 2002 (they divorced in 2005).

But despite her presence in their inner circle at the time (she was signed to N.W.A. member Eazy-e’s Ruthless Records, and Dre produced her album), Michel’le was conspicuously absent from last year’s hit film “Straight Outta Compton.”

Read More: ‘Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le’ Trailer: Lifetime Tells Michel’le’s Side of the N.W.A. Story

“I was told they did cast me and did shoot scenes with [my character], but Dr. Dre chose to not have it in the movie, »

- Michael Schneider

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TVLine Items: Pains Alum Gets Wet Hot, Hannibal Star's New Series and More

14 October 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mark Feuerstein is signing up for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and, turns out, he’s been at the camp all along.

The Royal Pains vet has joined the cast of the streaming service’s follow-up to the limited series First Day of Camp, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedWet Hot American Summer: Netflix Orders New Edition Set Ten Years Later

Feuerstein’s brand new character is a friendly, hard-working guy who has been a core (albeit unseen) member of the group.

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‘Mary Kills People’: Lifetime Picks Up Euthanasia Dramedy Starring Caroline Dhavernas

13 October 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Euthanasia isn’t often fodder for comedies, but that looks to be the approach Lifetime is taking with “Mary Kills People,” an upcoming dramedy series starring “Hannibal” mainstay Caroline Dhavernas. The network has just picked the show up and is planning to premiere it next year.

Read More: Read the Script for ‘Hannibal’s Mind-Blowing Sex Scene

“Mary Kills People” went into production under the joint banner of Entertainment One and Cameron Pictures in Toronto this summer. Tara Armstrong, who previously worked as a writer on “Private Eyes,” co-executive produces and created the series. “As ‘UnReal’ drives Lifetime’s position as a destination for some of the strongest female characters on television, we are thrilled to add to our growing scripted lineup ‘Mary Kills People,’ a unique, rich drama with elements of humor and a fascinatingly complex protagonist that we are thrilled to feature on our network,” Liz Gateley of Lifetime said in a statement. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Mary Kills People’: Lifetime Picks Up Euthanasia Dramedy Starring Caroline Dhavernas

13 October 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Euthanasia isn’t often fodder for comedies, but that looks to be the approach Lifetime is taking with “Mary Kills People,” an upcoming dramedy series starring “Hannibal” mainstay Caroline Dhavernas. The network has just picked the show up and is planning to premiere it next year.

Read More: Read the Script for ‘Hannibal’s Mind-Blowing Sex Scene

“Mary Kills People” went into production under the joint banner of Entertainment One and Cameron Pictures in Toronto this summer. Tara Armstrong, who previously worked as a writer on “Private Eyes,” co-executive produces and created the series. “As ‘UnReal’ drives Lifetime’s position as a destination for some of the strongest female characters on television, we are thrilled to add to our growing scripted lineup ‘Mary Kills People,’ a unique, rich drama with elements of humor and a fascinatingly complex protagonist that we are thrilled to feature on our network,” Liz Gateley of Lifetime said in a statement. »

- Michael Nordine

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Lifetime Picks Up Euthanasia-Themed Comedic Drama Series ‘Mary Kills People’

13 October 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lifetime has picked up Mary Kills People, a provocative six-episode dark comedic drama series starring Hannibal alumna Caroline Dhavernas. It will air in 2017, paired with the third season of the network’s Peabody-winning drama series UnReal. Lifetime also has come on board as a co-producer of Mary Kills People, joining Entertainment One and Cameron Pictures as well as their Canadian broadcast and production partner Corus Entertainment. Lifetime had already been involved… »

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Lifetime Greenlights Scripted Dark Comedy ‘Mary Kills People’ Starring ‘Hannibal’ Alum

13 October 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime has greenlit the dark comedy “Mary Kills People,” which marks the network’s latest scripted series since the breakout “UnReal,” Variety has learned.

The first season, set to debut in 2017, consists of six hourlong episodes. Lifetime is co-producing the show with Entertainment One and Cameron Pictures and Corus Entertainment.

“Mary Kills People” is created by Tara Armstrong and stars “Hannibal” alum Caroline Dhavernas.

The series follows Mary Harris (Dhavernas), a single mother who is an ER doctor by day, but by night, she and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death and help terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms — so far, Mary has managed to stay under the radar, but death is hot, business is booming and her double life is getting complicated. When her world starts to unravel, Mary realizes she’s going to have to fight dirty if she’s going to stay in the killing »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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