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Dylan McDermott to Star in Fox Pilot ‘LA > Vegas’
Dylan McDermott has been set as the lead in Fox’s comedy pilot “LA > Vegas.” Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, “LA > Vegas” is set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday. The ensemble comedy centers on a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world and all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life. McDermott will play Captain Dave, all-American, cocky but also a baby, he is the pilot on Flight 1710, a likable narcissist who feels. »
- Linda Ge
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Courting Nancy Kerrigan, Nick Viall & Fifth Harmony for Season 24 (Exclusive)
With less than one month until the Season 24 premiere of “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC is setting the new cast of celebrity contestants.
Nancy Kerrigan will compete on the upcoming season, along with a member of Fifth Harmony, a source tells Variety. Our insider also tells us that “The Bachelor” Nick Viall will more-than-likely be a contestant.
Mr. T. and Simone Biles will also compete on Season 24, our source says, confirming the participation of the wrestler and Olympic gymnast, who was courted to dance on the competition series last year, but was unable to due to scheduling. (Her Rio teammate Laurie Hernandez competed and won last season).
Kerrigan was one of the most notable figure skaters of the ’90s, having won the bronze medal at the ’92 Olympics and the silver at the ’94 games. She also is known for the highly-publicized 1994 incident in which she was attacked by associates of her rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband. The »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
History's Military Drama 'Six' Renewed for Season Two
For History's Six, the lucky number is two.
The cable network has renewed military drama Six for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Season two will consist of 10 episodes — up two from its freshman order. Production will resume in the summer for a likely 2018 return.
The Navy SEALs drama starring Walton Goggins (who replaced Joe Manganiello) was picked up straight to series and bowed this year to what History says is cable's No. 1 new show of the year in total viewers (based on live viewership). The series, which has two episodes left in its »
- Lesley Goldberg
Matthew Broderick Joins Katrina: American Crime Story as Fema's Michael D. Brown
Katrina: American Crime Story's cast is shaping up to be as A-list heavy as The People V. O.J. Simpson's with the addition of Matthew Broderick. Broderick will play Michael D. Brown, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Katrina. Broderick joins Annette Bening in the cast of the second installment of the anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Bening is playing Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana at the time of the disaster. This isn't Broderick's first time playing a government official on TV, he had a memorable role on 30 Rock as Cooter Burger. Brodreick has two Tony and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy. On the »
Lauren Graham to Star in Fox Comedy 'Linda From HR'
Lauren Graham is returning to broadcast television.
Fresh off Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival and NBC's gone but not forgotten family drama Parenthood, the actress has booked the lead role in the Fox comedy pilot "Linda From HR," The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The pilot was picked up pending casting, with Graham's commitment to the single-camera comedy lifting the contingency. Graham had received multiple offers this pilot season — all for comedies.
"Linda From HR" is a high-concept family comedy that explores the one bad decision that throws Linda's monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of »
- Lesley Goldberg
Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine to Star in USA's Tupac Drama 'Unsolved'
Set to star in the pilot are Josh Duhamel (11.22.63), Westworld breakout Jimmi Simpson and Fargo favorite Bokeem Woodbine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. All three actors had been receiving multiple offers for broadcast dramas this pilot season.
Unsolved is a true-crime serialized drama that chronicles the two major police investigations into the slayings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The drama hails from People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Emmy winner Anthony Hemmingway.
Duhamel will star as Detective Greg Kading. In 2006, »
- Lesley Goldberg
‘The Get Down’ Part Two: Teaser Trailer Promises ‘Major League’ Music, Sets Release Date
“The Get Down” got people up out of their seats when it debuted on Netflix last summer, but the new teaser trailer promises we haven’t seen anything yet. Come April 7, when the second half of Season 1 debuts, Baz Luhrmann and The Get Down Brothers are going to drop some “major league” music on us.
Better get ready.
The initial six episodes of “The Get Down” premiered in August 2016, earning largely positive reviews overall (and a rave from IndieWire). Starring Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Jaden Smith, the first half of Season 1 tracked the rise of a hip-hop supergroup — The Get Down Brothers — formed in the Bronx during the summer of 1977. Simultaneously, Mylene Cruz (Guardiola) gained prominence on her own… with a bit of help from the group’s leader, Books (Justice Smith), and the two shared a steamy romance.
Netflix provided the following synopsis for the second half of Season 1: “Part Two of ‘The Get Down’ picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late ’70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world — but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through — and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.
“The Get Down” Part Two premieres April 7. Watch the teaser trailer below.
- Ben Travers
Steve McQueen’s Scrapped HBO Series ‘Codes of Conduct’ Still Alive, Seeking New Home
It was almost exactly a year ago when HBO was at their peak of executive and creative turmoil. The hugely expensive “Vinyl” had premiered to dismal ratings and reviews (and the second season would be canceled a couple months later), and a multitude of high profile projects — David Fincher‘s “Videosyncrazy” and “Utopia,” the miniseries “Lewis And Clark” — all stalled out.
Continue reading Steve McQueen’s Scrapped HBO Series ‘Codes of Conduct’ Still Alive, Seeking New Home at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘American Gods’ Gets April Premiere Date on Starz (Photo)
Starz’s “American Gods” adaptation will premiere on April 30, the premium cable network announced Thursday. Ricky Whittle stars in the adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel, which portrays a war between the old gods of biblical and mythological roots and a new group of gods “reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.” Emily Browning and Ian McShane also star. Michael Green and Bryan Fuller will act as showrunners and executive producers, while David Slade will direct. Also Read: 'American Gods' First Look: Kristin Chenoweth as Easter (Photo) Additionally, Starz has released a new poster for the series, »
- Linda Ge
Ratings: CBS’ ‘Doubt’ Is a Dud, No Doubt
Let there be no more doubt about the lack of interest in CBS’ “Doubt.” Wednesday’s second episode of the Laverne Cox legal drama dropped 25 percent in TV ratings from last week’s poor premiere. That decline can be seen in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers.
As such, CBS relinquished the evening’s regular overall audience win to NBC. ABC’s sitcoms carried the Disney broadcaster to the top slot among adults 18-49.
ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted demo, »
- Tony Maglio
Fox News’ Alan Colmes Dies at 66 After ‘Brief Illness’
Fox News contributor and commentator Alan Colmes has died after a brief illness. He was 66.
America’s Newsroom co-anchor Bill Hemmer announced the news during Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox program.
“We have, yet again, some sad news to report here at the Fox News Channel,” said Hemmer. “Fox News contributor and frequent guest here in America’s Newsroom, Alan Colmes, has passed away.”
Colmes is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement to the network:
“Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, »
- Aurelie Corinthios
‘Nashville’ Creator Callie Khouri On Tragic Twist, Its Inevitability & Aftermath And Why Fans Should Keep Watching
Spoiler Alert: The story includes details about last night’s episode of Nashville on Cmt. Nashville fans are mourning the death of the show’s beloved central character, country icon Rayna James, played by series star Connie Britton. She survived a scary run-in with an armed stalker and her second major car crash. The first, in the Season 1 finale, left her in a coma, which she eventually woke up from and completely recovered. The outcome was not happy this time. After… »
‘Patriot’ Review: Amazon Unveils an Enticingly Strange Anti-Spy Story, Unique Save For One Other Show
If you were a fan of “Quarry,” then you’ve got a new show to watch. It may sound a bit odd — unhelpful, even — to recommend a new, under-hyped TV show by comparing it to an old, under-hyped TV show, but the Cinemax series still hoping to achieve cult status (and/or a second season) has quite a bit in common with “Patriot,” Amazon’s latest original drama. And both series deserve the attention of anyone prone to mysterious tales of undercover agents.
To wit: Both series track the lives of men who want to quit their government jobs. Both men are white, quiet types with facial hair who struggle to convey their emotions to friends and family. Both men are suffering from various forms of Ptsd. Both men are forced to keep their jobs (for varying reasons). Both series are set in the past. Both series are told from a unique, »
- Ben Travers
‘Fargo’ Season 3 Teaser: Santa Got Run Over By A Murder Weapon — Watch
Noah Hawley is currently basking in the acclaim of his superhero drama “Legion,” which airs Wednesday nights on FX, but he’ll soon be returning to the world of strange accents, dark coincidences and bumbling murderers when the anthology series “Fargo” returns for Season 3 in April. It’s been well over a year since the series aired its last installment, which starred Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons and earned a ton of Emmy nominations, so it’s clear fans are anxiously awaiting a third go around.
FX has released a new teaser for the season that is devoid of any characters and plot but full of that trademark “Fargo” dark comedy. What we do know about Season 3 is that it stars Ewan McGregor in a dual role as twins, plus Carrie Coon »
- Zack Sharf
The Most Realistic Depiction of an Old Man Logan
In the comic book and movie universes no matter how old Logan Aka The Wolverine gets we know those claws are coming out and when the bad guys come he’s going to be doing some serious damage. And while the new movie Logan tells the tale of an aging Wolverine and even goes into what happens in the mutant’s years later in his life, are we to believe this is how it really all goes down? Sure we know that Logan is tough but at some point we all have our breaking points. There’s even an 8 part series out
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- Nat Berman
Nashville Ep Talks the 'Powerful' Fallout From Rayna's Fate, Custody Chaos and an Upcoming Time Jump
Warning: This post contains major spoilers from Thursday’s Nashville.
Once you’re able to move past the shock of Rayna’s passing in this week’s Nashville, one of the series’ showrunners wants you to really think about the confluence of events that put Connie Britton’s character in a doomed cop car at the exact moment a truck T-boned the car.
“In that episode where the stalker confronts her, and we have that very long scene — very rare in television to have a scene that long — what’s revealed in that scene is that this guy was highly traumatized as a child, »
Top Vivendi Execs Under Investigation in Connection With Mediaset Stock Purchases
Rome — Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré and managing director Arnaud De Puyfontaine are under investigation by Milan prosecutors for alleged stock market manipulation in connection with the French media conglomerate’s recent rapid stake building in Italian TV group Mediaset.
Under Italian law being under investigation is not tantamount to being indicted.
As a Vivendi statement put it, “this does not in any way signify any accusation against any person.”
“The registration of Vivendi executives by the Milan public prosecutor is the result of an unfounded and abusive lawsuit filed by the Berlusconis against Vivendi after the increase of its stake in Mediaset,” according to the Vivendi statement.
In December 2016 Milan prosecutors opened a preliminary probe into Vivendi’s aggressive stake building in Mediaset, following formal legal action taken by Fininvest, the holding company of the Berlusconi-owned broadcaster.
Fininvest’s complaint came amid escalating hostilities between the two European media groups when Vivendi, after »
- Nick Vivarelli
I Need to Decorate My Home with These Abstract Seinfeld Oil Paintings
You may recall that I’ve mentioned that there are 2 movie franchises that will never die with regard to new things popping up no matter how much time goes in between movies. The first is an active franchise and that would be Star Wars. The second is Harry Potter which, while we may never see a movie again, you can count on something new popping up about Harry Potter on the internet every single day. In the TV universe there aren’t too many shows that are still being dissected, analyzed and having new parts created. Of all the shows in
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- Nat Berman
Seth Meyers Tears Into President Trump for Transgender Rights Reversal
VideosSeth Meyers Shreds Late Night Script in Wake of Trump’s ‘Bats—t’ Presser
In a biting piece of commentary, the Late Night host addressed Potus’ controversial decision to reverse President Barack Obama’s policies on public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
“As I understand it, you were elected to bring jobs back to the U.S. Now you don’t want »
8-Year-old Megan Jones Creates Animation Showing the Plight of Polar Bears
When I was 8-years-old I most certainly wasn’t making any films let alone thinking about the plight of any animal on earth. If anything I’d go to the zoo and marvel at all the wildlife like any other child. However, we don’t live the same world we did 30 years ago. Megan Jones is an 8-year-old living in today’s world and clearly she’s as cerebral as they come. She created a moving animation for a homework assignment on animals and endangered species. It shows how polar bears are threatened by climate change. After impressing her teachers and classmates, the video
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- Nat Berman
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