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'Star Trek: Discovery' to Premiere in Late Summer or Fall, CBS CEO Says
Star Trek: Discovery is now set to premiere later this year on CBS All Access.
Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS, on Monday told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that the reboot of the sci-fi franchise will debut "in late summer, early fall we're looking at probably, right now."
Originally slated to debut last month as CBS All Access' first original scripted series, the project has been delayed several times, most notably due to the departure of Bryan Fuller as showrunner.
But Moonves said the drama, currently in production in Toronto, will not be hurried into the »
- Etan Vlessing
Jeremy Piven to Star in CBS Tech Drama 'Wisdom of the Crowd'
Jeremy Piven has lined up his next TV role.
The three-time Emmy winner has signed on to star in CBS' tech drama pilot Wisdom of the Crowd, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Written by Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife), the project centers on a tech innovator who, inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionize crime solving in San Francisco.
Piven will play Jeffrey tanner, a charismatic visionary determined to solve his daughter's murder.
Humphrey will also executive produce the project, »
- Kate Stanhope
Amazon Revives Former Pivot Series ‘Fortitude’ With New Season Pick-Up
Amazon has picked up a new season of Arctic thriller “Fortitude,” which originally ran on the now-dead Pivot TV. Dennis Quaid has been added to the cast for this run, starring opposite Richard Dormer. Sofie Gråbøl, Luke Treadaway, Darren Boyd, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Mia Jexen, Alexandra Moen, Verónica Echegui, Sienna Guillory, Ramon Tikaram, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Fairley, Robert Sheehan and Ken Stott are also counted among the cast. “In ‘Fortitude,’ our customers will experience Dennis Quaid in a remarkably compassionate role, joined by an ensemble cast that has resonated with audiences globally,” said Joe Lewis, head of Comedy, Drama and Vr, »
- Tony Maglio
Jimmy Kimmel Jokes He's Responsible for La La Land and Moonlight's Best Picture Switcheroo at the 2017 Oscars
What else is there to do but laugh? The 2017 Oscars nearly ended on the wrong note, as La La Land was incorrectly given the award for Best Picture, only to have its producers concede to Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski, the rightful winners from Moonlight. Amidst all the chaos, presenter Warren Beatty disavowed responsibility for the error by showing viewers that he had in fact mistakenly been given the envelope for Best Actress, which went to La La Land's Emma Stone. In the moment, host Jimmy Kimmel tried his best to do damage control. "Guys, this is very unfortunate what happened," he said. "Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this." Harvey, of course, initially crowned the wrong »
‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth’ Gets Second Batch at Showtime
Showtime has bought itself another ticket to the circus. The premium cabler has ordered a second batch of episodes of political docuseries “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,” Variety has learned. The second run will premiere in three weeks, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.
Hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will return to examine the riveting and unprecedented events unfolding — both inside and outside the Beltway — during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Mark McKinnon will return in a producing role with occasional guest appearances. The real-time series will follow the circus of American politics, political culture and government, featuring interviews with key figures and offering analysis of the stories behind each week’s headlines.
“During the historic drama of the 2016 election, ‘The Circus’ was a compulsively watchable series, providing unparalleled access and critical insight,” said David Nevins, president and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “Presented »
- Oriana Schwindt
‘Incorporated’ Canceled By Syfy After One Season
Exclusive: Syfy has opted not to renew freshman drama series Incorporated for a second season. The futuristic thriller, executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, ended its freshman run January 25. One of the show’s regular cast members, Dennis Haysbert, already booked a new series project, signing on as the male lead of drama pilot Reverie for Syfy sibling NBC. Incorporated was a modest ratings performer, ranking below most other Syfy series such as flagship The Ma… »
Jimmy Kimmel Reveals What Really Happened at the Oscars
It’s almost hard to imagine Jimmy Kimmel Live coming back to television only a day after what is considered to be one of the craziest Oscars ever. But before we get into that I just want to say that I think that Jimmy Kimmel should be hosting the Oscars indefinitely. Seriously, how good a job did he do? His jokes were perfect. Everything was well timed. When Kimmel needed to say something off the cusp he nailed it. His rapport with the audience was spot on. He wasn’t too vulgar and yet he knew exactly how to get a rise
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- Nat Berman
Kimmel Breaks Down Oscar Debacle: 'Clyde Threw Bonnie Under the Bus'
It seems no one was more puzzled than Jimmy Kimmel during the Oscars’ now-infamous Best Picture mix-up on Sunday night. (Too bad he was hosting the thing.)
Kimmel, who was emceeing the Oscars for the first time when La La Land was mistakenly given the evening’s top prize (instead of actual winner Moonlight), explained the snafu from his perspective during Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! monologue.
RelatedTrump Breaks Oscars Silence, Blames ‘Politics’ for ‘Sad’ Best Picture Mix-Up
Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in ‘Melrose’ Drama for Showtime, Sky Atlantic
The semi-autobiographical novels follow the character of Patrick Melrose, who makes a “harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.” Each episode will cover one novel and a few intense days in Melrose’s life. The time frame spans the south of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and London in the early 2000s.
The Showtime-Sky Atlantic production will shoot in New York and France. Cumberbatch will also serve as an exec producer along with Adam Ackland, his production partner in SunnyMarch, and Rachael Horovitz and Michael Jackson of Two Cities Television.
“We are delighted to be part of this incredible series,” said »
- Cynthia Littleton
Conan O’Brien Remembers Bill Paxton in Touching Segment
As many of you already know, Bill Paxton died over the weekend at the age of 61 due to complications during surgery. It was a shock to the Hollywood community as well as anyone who’s watched Paxton’s acting over the years. I’ve relayed that his death has affected me more so than most celebrity deaths in the past. There was just something about Paxton that related to nearly every one of us. In addition to all the roles he played during his fantastic career, what has been surfacing over the last couple of days is just how nice a person
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- Nat Berman
Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In Limited Series ‘Melrose’ Picked Up By Showtime
Showtime Networks has ordered Melrose, a five-part limited series toplined and executive produced by Sherlock and Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch. The project, a co-production between Showtime and Sky Atlantic, is based on the Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd), who called Cumberbatch “the perfect Patrick Melrose," is writing all five episodes of the TV adaptation. Search… »
Benedict Cumberbatch to Executive Produce and Star in ‘Melrose’ for Showtime
The TV adaptation is based on the Patrick Melrose novels created by Edward St. Aubyn. David Nicholls (“Far from the Madding Crowd”) is writing all five episodes; the search is on for an auteur director to helm the five episodes.
Production begins in August on the limited series, which will be filmed in New York, London and France. The international co-production will be produced by Sky Atlantic along with Showtime.
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According to Showtime, “Cumberbatch will play Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behavior. Asked in 2013 if he could play any literary character ever, Cumberbatch shared in »
- Michael Schneider
Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Showtime Limited Series Melrose
The Emmy-winning actor will star in and executive-produce Showtime’s five-part limited series Melrose, the network announced Tuesday. Based on the bestselling Edward St. Aubyn novels, Melrose casts Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose, “an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy” who turns to substance abuse to erase bad childhood memories of his abusive father.
BBC’s ‘Gunpowder’ Adds Cast; Studiocanal Promotes Anna Marsh – Global Briefs
With shooting underway on BBC One’s Gunpowder, the drama has rounded out its cast. The previously announced Kit Harington leads the three-part Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller whose cast now includes Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Shaun Dooley (Broadchurch) and Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey) as well as Robert Emms (Happy Valley), Derek Riddell (The Missing), Sian Webber (EastEnders), David Bamber (Tina And Bobby), Kevin Eldon (The Halcyon) and Spanish actor Pedro… »
Donald Trump Says He Nixed White House Correspondents’ Dinner Appearance Because They Make Stuff Up
President Donald Trump says he decided not to attend this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner because its members “make stories up” and “create sources.” "Over the years, you make a mistake, I fully understand when they hit you,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends that will air Tuesday morning. “But when they make stories up, when they create sources – ’cause I believe that sometimes they don’t have sources, you know, the sources don’t… »
Jimmy Fallon, Ed Sheeran and The Roots Sing “Shape of You”
Jimmy Fallon was back with The Tonight Show last night. While he had his fun ripping on The Oscars and Donald Trump, perhaps the biggest highlight was Ed Sheeran performing with the host and his band, The Roots. In what’s become a very popular segment on the show, Fallon will have musical guests come on and sing some of their best hits, only it’s with a twist. Instead of singing on a stage with professional instruments, a band, and great sound, they’ll sit in a dressing room crowded together and perform the song using children’s instruments. While it’s not quite
- Nat Berman
James Corden Tries to Make Sense of the Oscars on the Late Late Show
Not that I have to go over this again but there were a ton of screw ups at the Oscars on Sunday. Obviously none were bigger than the best picture screw up but as James Corden will tell you, that is hardly the only thing that went wrong. It turns out that there were people sleeping in the audience, and not just ordinary people. It turns out that some people’s reaction to the best picture flub were not nearly as you might expect. After James Corden tries to wrap his head around what went wrong during Best Picture, he calls
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- Nat Berman
Young and the Restless Spoilers: Gloria Confronts Jack about Their Relationship
Young and the Restless spoilers indicate Michael is not at all happy with the answers he received from Jack, and he’s going to take that out on him by going back into his office and demanding that he listen to him. He’s going to make sure Jack knows how he feels about his relationship with Gloria, and he’s not happy about any part of it. Michael suspects that his mother is as innocent as they come and that Jack is the one out to get them all. He seems to have no actual idea what his mother is like in
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- Tiffany Raiford
The Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers: Coco Infiltrates the Forrester Family’s Business
The Bold and the Beautiful is getting interesting now that Sally’s sister in in town. Coco isn’t at all into playing nicely with her sister and their family business, so she’s going to propose they do some drastic stuff to make their name bigger. Sally isn’t at all happy with Shirley’s plan. She wants to steal the Forrester family’s business, and Sally thinks it’s wrong. Unfortunately, Coco agrees with Shirley and they’re going to work together to change her mind and make her see things their way. We hear she’s going to change her mind not because her family wants
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- Tiffany Raiford
General Hospital Spoilers: Will Tracy Die?
General Hospital spoilers indicate that perhaps Tracy will die at the hands of Olivia. She’s exiting the show, and it’s been widely reported this might be her out. General Hospital is what Olivia wants. She wants the building so she can knock it down and build what she wants in its place. She’s not going to stop until someone stops her or she’s got what she wants. In the meantime, she’s going after everyone she sees as a problem in her life. She’s going after Tracy. And that means she might go after Hayden. The other situation in town is
- Tiffany Raiford
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