E!'s ‘Fashion Police’ Will Continue Without Joan Rivers
The future of Joan Rivers‘ “Fashion Police” has been decided. E! will continue with the series, which the late comedienne hosted and wrote for, with her daughter Melissa Rivers’ blessing. In a statement released on Friday, E! said it believes that “Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue.” Melissa Rivers, an executive producer on “Fashion Police,” gave the network her blessing. Also read: Joan Rivers Clinic ‘Fixes Problems’ Cited After the Comedienne's Death Here's E!'s statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of. »
- Jethro Nededog
'Justified' casts Sam Elliott & Garret Dillahunt for final season roles
Want two reasons to get Very excited about the final season of "Justified"? Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt are joining the cast. Yup, for Raylan Givens' last round-up, Graham Yost has brought in a couple of ringers, adding longtime cinematic gunslinger Elliott and yet another "Deadwood" alum — one who played two different roles opposite Timothy Olyphant on that show (one pictured above) — in Dillahunt. According to the press release, Elliott will play somewhat against type as Markham, "a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns from exile with a private army and bags of cash" to win back the love of his life, Mary Steenburgen's Katherine Hale. Dillahunt, meanwhile, will play Walker, "a spec ops veteran who's spent much of the last decade deployed in combat zones, first as a soldier and most recently as a private contractor," who now works private security in the States and runs afoul of both Raylan and Boyd. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Greg Berlanti's 'Supergirl' Lands at CBS With Series Commitment
Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler's Supergirl has a home: CBS. CBS has landed the high-profile DC Comics adaptation, handing out a hefty series commitment, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The hourlong drama, taken out last week, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. (The character was previously played by Laura Vandervoort on The CW's
- Lesley Goldberg
Ratings: ‘Thursday Night Football’ Blowout Beats Rerun-Heavy Competition
It's hard to say which was a bigger romp: The Atlanta Falcons crushing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14, or CBS reaping the benefits with a resounding “Thursday Night Football” primetime victory. In reality, it was probably the former blowout, as the noncompetitive pro football game was down quite a bit from last week's “Thursday Night Football” broadcast network debut. CBS was first in ratings with a 3.2 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 9 million, according to preliminary numbers. The “Thursday Night Football” pregame show at 8 p.m. received a 2.3/9 and »
- Tony Maglio
'The Daily Show' Gives Michael Che Over-the-Top Farewell After Three Months
The Daily Show said goodbye to Michael Che Thursday night as he made his final appearance on the Comedy Central show before heading to Saturday Night Live as its new Weekend Update anchor. It was a moment seemingly suited for heartfelt recollections and a highlight reel of his work for the show, except Che was only with The Daily Show for about three months. "You were here for actually 58 business days," host Jon Stewart said after pretending to bring Che out to comment on Joe Biden's recent racist gaffes and what that means for his presidential ambitions The
- Hilary Lewis
Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer Producing ‘Untitled Cocaine Project’
Hollywood's foremost purveyors of big-screen blow-'em-ups have received a pilot order from TNT for a series temporarily being called "untitled cocaine project." Per Entertainment Weekly, the series is based on the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys and will be “a serialized character drama that brings the audience into the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s." No word on casting yet, but we’re sure Bay and Bruckheimer won’t have trouble finding stars who want to take part in an untitled cocaine project. Heyo! »
- Anna Silman
Once Upon a Time Drafts Army Wives' Sally Pressman in Season 4
Sally Pressman has new marching orders.
The Army Wives actress is joining Once Upon a Time‘s fourth season, but mum’s the word on exactly who she will be playing.
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Pressman announced her casting on Twitter late Friday, writing, “There were extensions, eyelashes and gowns…and a very happy actress.” (Once Ep Adam Horowitz confirmed the news in an enthusiastic retweet.)
The content of Pressman’s tweet (extensions?!) suggests that she will be playing the dearly departed mother, likely in flashbacks, to Frozen’s lavishly locked sibs Elsa »
‘Outlander’ Costume Designer on Wedding Dresses, Kilts and Corsets
Starz’s time-traveling romance drama “Outlander” is a series caught between two historical periods: one “present day” when England limps back to recovery after World War II and another as it fights to wrestle Scotland under its control during the 1700s. Parallels to current events aside, the show also creates a costuming challenge for connecting (and differentiating) the two worlds through the eyes of heroine Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe).
This all comes full-circle in Saturday’s episode, with Claire’s reluctant marriage to the brave and headstrong Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). The episode has a lot riding on it, as fans of the books on which the series is based have heavily anticipated this moment — and, naturally, a lot of their attention will be directed toward the wedding attire. To get the lowdown on dressing the characters for this and other moments of the series, Variety talked with series costume designer Terry Dresbach. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Downton Abbey Season 5 Scoop: Edith's Mommy Issues and Mary's Reputation
Will this finally be the Year of Edith on Downton Abbey? All signs point to ... probably not.
As the acclaimed drama returns for its fifth season, Britain is reeling from the country taking a leftist turn in 1924. "It's the year the first-ever socialist government was elected, so they all feel very threatened by that," executive producer Gareth Neame tells TVGuide.com.
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- Hanh Nguyen
TVLine's Performers of the Week (tie): Jenna Coleman and Tobias Menzies
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The Show | Doctor Who
The Episode | “Listen”
The Airdate | September 13, 2014
To call “Listen” one of the finest episodes of the modern Doctor Who era would hardly be an overstatement — and while it bears noting that we’ve been knocked out by Peter Capaldi’s take on the titular Time Lord this season, we wanted to single out Coleman, who’s been given more room to shine this season as plucky companion Clara Oswald. And indeed, she deserves a good chunk of credit for the hypnotizing hour of creepiness, »
Summer TV's 26 Winners and Losers: True Blood, Oitnb, Outlander and More
With just 24 hours until the fall TV season officially begins, TVLine is giving a once-over to the summer that was — and we’re keeping it real.
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In retrospect, it was truly a season of highs and lows. Several new series, like MTV’s Finding Carter and HBO’s The Leftovers, earned instant season passes on our collective DVR, while other newcomers, like CBS’ Extant and ABC’s Rising Star, left us feeling sad and confused.
Browse our gallery of summer’s winners and losers below, then drop a comment with your own picks. »
Video: Friends Turns 20! The One Where Gunther Looks Back and Plays Trivia
Central Perk may not be Gunther's last name, but the two unquestionably go hand-in-hand.
So naturally, that's where we found James Michael Tyler, who played the surly, deadpan, Rachel-obsessed barista with "hair brighter than the sun" on Friends for all of its 10-year run. In honor of the series' 20th anniversary on Monday, Central Perk is real and — not to mix our must Must-See TV sitcoms — spectacular. Located at 199 Lafayette Street in New York City and open through Oct. 18, the pop-up coffeehouse is a must-stop shop for all Friends fanatics. The iconic orange couch is there for photo ops, there are tons of memorabilia, props (including Pat the Dog), souvenirs and free cups of coffee (courtesy of Eight O'Clock Coffee). Gunther himself will make surprise visits.
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- Joyce Eng
'Sleepy Hollow' exclusive clip: Ichabod Crane meets a naked Ben Franklin
Wake up, Sleepy heads: Summer is over, which means Sleepy Hollow is about to kick off its second season of supernatural drama. In the premiere (Monday, 9 p.m., Fox), we will find: Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) buried alive in a coffin; Abbie (Nicole Beharie) stranded in purgatory; Katrina (Katia Winter) held captive by He Without Head; Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) in the hands of the Hessians; and Henry/Jeremy (John Noble) preparing for war.
But this episode is also all about the Benjamin. As in Franklin. History buffs know that Ben Franklin was often in the buff, and enjoyed taking “air baths. »
- Dan Snierson
NCIS Casts 24 Alum Marisol Nichols as a Blast from Dinozzo's Past
Agent Tony Dinozzo will get a very pretty blast from his Philadelphia past, when 24 alum Marisol Nichols guest-stars on CBS’ NCIS.
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TVLine has learned exclusively that Nichols will appear in an upcoming episode, titled “Parental Guidance Suggested,” as Zoë Keates, an Atf Special Agent who years ago worked with Dinozzo when both were with the Philly Pd.
The pair’s paths cross anew when NCIS and Atf find themselves both tracking the same terrorist.
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