Better Things Renewed for Season 3
FX wants more Better Things.
The cable network has renewed the Peabody Award-winning comedy for Season 3, TVLine has learned.
Currently midway through its second season, Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Louie‘s Pamela Adlon), a working actress and single parent to three daughters: rebellious teen Max (Mikey Madison), mouthy middle child Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and sweetheart Duke (Olivia Edward). She also takes care of her wackadoo mother Phil (Celia Imrie, who recently earned TVLine honors).
Steve Buscemi In, Owen Wilson Out as TBS' Daniel Radcliffe-Led Comedy Miracle Workers Recasts Co-Lead
It seems God had a different plan for Miracle Workers.
TVLine has learned that TBS’ forthcoming heaven-set anthology comedy — starring Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe as a dutiful angel — has recast the role of the Lord Almighty, with Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi stepping in for Owen Wilson.
Last Spring, TBS handed a seven-episode order to the Lorne Michaels-produced series, which finds Radcliffe playing Craig, a low level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. Buscemi will assume the role of Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. »
Fox Snags Danny Strong’s ‘Operation Nexus’ NYPD Thriller As Put Pilot
Exclusive: Empire aired last night on Fox and today co-creator Danny Strong grew his empire with the company with another project. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to the thriller Operation Nexus from sister studio 20th Century Fox TV and Danny Strong Productions. The NYC set Nexus joins medical drama Stranger Conditions from the two time Emmy winner at Fox as well as legal dramas Midnight Lawyer and Infamy. Operation Nexus centers on the courageous but nowhere near… »
‘NCIS’ Fans Have a Lot of Questions After Maria Bello’s Debut
There is no shortage of action this season on “NCIS,” and apparently plenty of loose ends as well. Tuesday’s installment of the venerable CBS procedural featured the introduction of Maria Bello as Special Agent Jack Sloane, who joined Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team. The episode also featured a storm knocking out power in Washington, D.C., along with the investigation into a kidnapped sailor. Many fans took to Twitter during the episode to ask questions about the show, with a number of queries focused on the chemistry between Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Navy Commander Thomas Buckner (Trevor Donovan »
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We Know Where Sophia Bush Is Headed Next
If you thought Sophia Bush was leaving TV behind after her sudden exit from Chicago P.D., think again.
Bush has singed an exclusive talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox TV, which calls for her to star in a comedy or drama project this coming pilot season, Deadline reports. She
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- Lindsay Macdonald
Five Sequels That Made the Original Movie Much Better
There are moments when the first movie in a franchise, trilogy, or whatever you want to call a series of movies, isn’t quite up to snuff and doesn’t attract as much attention as you might think it should. The movie is great, it’s well-done and there are few if any real problems with it, but somehow it just doesn’t resonate with an audience. But then there are times when it gets a sequel and somehow, some way, that sequel manages to bring back the magic of the first movie by adding to it in a way that wasn’t there to
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Fox Buys Native American Family Comedy From Lucas Brown Eyes & ‘It’s KatzSmith
This is a concept that stands out in the sea of comedy pitches bought by the broadcast networks every year. Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Reservations, a single-camera comedy from Young & Hungry scribe Lucas Brown Eyes, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith’s KatzSmith (It), and 20th Century Fox Television. Created and written by Lucas Brown Eyes, Reservations is based on his real-life story. The comedy follows a Native American family that trades… »
Sean Penn Calls Netflix’s ‘El Chapo’ Docu “Cheap” & “Reckless”; It’s Still Debuting Friday
With just hours to go before The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story debuts on Netflix, Sean Penn has come up empty in trying to get changes made to the self-described documentary series. Despite claims by other outlets that the Oscar winner is trying to block the three-episode series by the Mexican actress, Deadline has learned that Penn’s sole aim was to see his part in the infamous October 2015 meeting with drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera depicted… »
CBS Developing ‘Whistleblower’ Drama From Chris Silber & Jerry Bruckheimer TV
CBS has put in development drama Whistleblower from NCIS: New Orleans executive producer/co-showrunner Chris Silber, CBS Television Studios and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Written by Silber, Whistleblower centers on a former whistleblower who lost everything — career, family, reputation — when he stood up against a conglomerate to expose wrongdoing. He now runs a firm dedicated to exposing wrongdoers while protecting those who have the courage to stand up… »
Creator of Nickelodeon's Loud House Fired After Harassment Allegations
Chris Savino, creator of the hit animated series The Loud House, has been fired from Nickelodeon after a string of sexual harassment allegations were brought against him by female co-workers, our sister site Deadline reports.
Savino was suspended on Wednesday, only to be formally let go a day later. The following is the official statement being issued by Nickelodeon:
Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon. We take allegations of misconduct very seriously, and we are committed to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment that is free »
The Top Five Method Man Acting Performances Of All-Time
Clifford “Method Man” Smith began his career as a lyricist in the legendary rap group the Wu-Tang Clan over 20 years ago. Since then he has won numerous awards. Most for his work as a musician. But with time we have seen an evolution in Method Man. Fast forward to 2017 and he is a well-regarded actor. Currently in his recurring role on the HBO Drama series “The Deuce,” it is on full display how serious Method Man has taken the craft of acting. Looking back at how far he’s come I thought it would be fitting to rank Method
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