It’s official, Gwen Stefani will be a judge on The Voice next season, replacing Christina Aguilera, who is pregnant. Aguilera will return to The Voice next season.
We have the first cancellation leading in to the May upfronts as Fox has let the axe fall on the futuristic, hunktastic buddy cop show Almost Human. While ratings were good enough to merit a second season, apparently there was no room for the show with so many other dramas renewed and three strong drama pilots. I’m a little sad to think that we’ll never see Michael Ealy ask Karl Urban where he can stick his fingers without invading personal space.
My TV’s going to miss these faces.
A beloved Game of Thrones character made his last appearance of the season this past Sunday.
A&E has ordered ten episodes of an English-language remake of French hit Les
8 pm The Carrie Diaries (CW) | Season 2 premiere: The Sex and the City gang’s half here! After a night on the town with Donna Ladonna is ruined when Sebastian shows up, Carries meets the iconic man-eater herself, Samantha Jones (Lindsay Gort, Vegas). How will Samantha’s voracious… appetite be handled on this teen-friendly show? (Read our full preview.
But before we get to that, an introduction. A few weeks ago we asked AfterElton readers to submit up to ten of their favorite films by write-in vote. We conducted a similar poll several years ago, but a lot has happened culturally since then, and a number of worthy movies of gay interest have been released. We wanted to see how your list of favorites had changed.
We also wanted to expand our list to 100 from the top 50 we had done previously. We figured there were finally enough quality gay films to justify the expansion. And we wanted to break out gay documentaries onto their own list (You'll find the
The story of one under appreciated wife and mother, Rita Rocks is something of role-reversal King of Queens, which is ironic considering Sullivan had a six-year recurring stint as a neurotic friend of the Heffernans. Here the husband, Jay (Richard Ruccolo), is the buttoned down one and Sullivan's Rita the scatterbrain. Stuck in a dead-end job,
Rita Rocks revolves around an overworked wife and mother who tries to balance the many different aspects of her life, including being in a local rock band. The series stars Nicole Sullivan in the title role with Richard Ruccolo, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Natalie Dreyfuss, Kelly Gould, and Raviv Ullman rounding out the cast.
The show was initially ordered as a companion for reruns of Reba with an eye towards amassing enough episodes to run it five nights a week.
The series debuted in October of 2008 with a 20 episode season. In March 2009, Rita Rocks was renewed for a second season of 20 more installments.
JoAnn Alfano, executive VP for entertainment at Lifetime, said, "Rita Rocks is the first original comedy that Lifetime
The viral message calls for you to “get obsessed with Ali” at a new Web site for the film. To find out which Web site, watch the new viral video below! “Obsessed” will hit theaters on April 24, 2009.
Here is the “Obsessed” plot description:
Derek Charles (Idris Elba) – a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion – is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Sharon (Beyoncé Knowles). But when temp worker Lisa (Ali Larter) starts stalking Derek, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
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A commentary from Elba and Larter is also provided. Elba describes Derek as a man who "is not trying to start relationship with her [Lisa]. He's just trying to be nice." Larter meanwhile calls her "character's point of view is about a woman who falls in love and will do anything that she can" to keep the man she loves.
Scheduled to come out in the U.S. on April 24, 2009, "Obsessed" will be following Derek Charles, a happily-married manager who finds out that his happy family is put in jeopardy when a temp worker Lisa Sheridan starts to stalk him. Aside from Beyonce Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter,
"It's smart, it's funny and it appeals to anyone who has ever tried to carve out a little time for herself," said Lifetime's exec vp entertainment JoAnn Alfano.
Developed as a companion piece for Lifetime's well performing repeats of "Reba," the Mrc-produced "Rita Rocks" stars Nicole Sullivan as an overworked mom who forms a garage band.
Co-starring on the series are Richard Ruccolo as Rita's husband, Jay, and Tisha Campbell-Martin as her friend and bandmate, Patty.
Production on the second season of "Rita" is slated to begin immediately.
Series creators Stan Zimmerman and Jim Berg will serve as showrunners and will continue to exec produce alongside Mindy Schulthesis and Michael Hanel.
Starting with a scene showing Beth lying on the bed with husband Derek, the trailer preview quickly moves to capture Derek involved in an affair with Lisa Sheridan, played by Ali Larter, during a seemingly to be drunken night at a club. It also presents a look into the first meeting between Beth and Lisa.
Scheduled to come out in the U.S. on February 27, 2009, "Obsessed" will be following Derek Charles, a happily-married manager who finds out that his happy family is put in jeopardy when a temp worker Lisa Sheridan starts to stalk him. Aside from Beyonce Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter, it also stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Christine Lahti,
The network has ordered seven additional episodes of the comedy series from Media Rights Capital, bringing the first-season order to 20.
"Rita," starring Nicole Sullivan as a wife and mother who forms a garage band, premiered Oct. 20, airing as a strip for a week before moving into its regular time slot at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The series, which marks Lifetime's first original comedy in 10 years, is averaging 956,000 viewers per first-run episode.
" 'Rita Rocks' was developed as a companion to Lifetime's most popular comedy, 'Reba,' and 'Rita Rocks' has either built on or held the 'Reba' audience for five of the first six original episodes," Lifetime executive vp entertainment JoAnn Alfano said. "Having a nearly 100% audience retention rate is unheard of when launching a new comedy, but 'Rita Rocks' has achieved that feat."
"Rita" also stars Richard Ruccolo,
Raines star Nicole Sullivan is set to star as Rita, a woman whose unfulfilled life as a married, working mother who rediscovers her spunk when she becomes a musician in a garage band. Co-starring in the comedy offering are Richard Ruccolo, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kelly Gould and Raviv Ullman.
Network executives are looking forward to welcoming the new show, especially following the success of Army Wives.
"Viewers tell us that they love our comedies,
The cable network ordered 13 episodes of the sitcom, from Media Rights Capital, for a fall premiere.
"Rita" stars Nicole Sullivan as Rita Clements, who, unfulfilled by her harried life as a married, working mom, regains her identity by re-creating her glory days as a musician in a garage band. Richard Ruccolo, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kelly Gould and Raviv Ullman also star.
"Rita", which will air as part of a one-hour comedy block alongside off-net sitcom "Reba", marks Lifetime's first new original primetime comedy series since "Maggie" and "Oh Baby" debuted in 1998. "Maggie" ended its run in 1999, and "Baby" bowed out the following year. (Other recent comedy efforts, including "Lovespring International", aired outside of primetime.)
"Our loyal viewers are fans of our comedy programming, and we know they will think Rita rocks too," Lifetime president of entertainment Susanne Daniels said.
Stan Zimmerman and Jim Berg, Jeffrey Hodes and Nastaran Dibai are executive producers. Franco E. Bario produces.
Meanwhile, Nicole Sullivan has been tapped as the lead in the Lifetime comedy pilot Rita Rocks, joined by Richard Ruccolo and Tisha Campbell Martin.
Additionally, Erinn Hayes has landed the female lead in the CBS comedy pilot Worst Week, and Kay Panabaker has joined NBC's comedy pilot Zip.
Girl, from Sony, is a multicamera comedy about two male best friends who own a bike shop and whose relationship becomes complicated when one (Tim Peper) starts dating the ex-wife of the other (Cooke).
Cooke recently played the male lead on the ABC comedy Big Day.
The multicamera Rita, from Media Rights Capital, centers on Rita Sullivan), an overworked wife and mother in the middle of a full-blown identity crisis who starts a garage band with her postal carrier Patty (Campbell Martin) as well as her neighbor.
Ruccolo, repped by APA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, will play Rita's husband, a handsome former jock who now spends his days working 9 to 5 in a jacket and tie.
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