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
‘Legion': What Does the Story of the Woodcutter and the Crane Mean?
(Some light spoilers ahead for the Feb. 22 episode of the FX original series “Legion.”) “Legion” opens with something of a strange moment in its third episode. It finds Melanie Bird (Jean Smart) talking to her robotic coffeemaker. While she’s waiting for the machine to finish her brew, it offers to tell her “the story of the poor woodcutter and his wife.” Dr. Bird listens to the tale more than once. The moment is important for a couple of reasons. First, it gives viewers some insight into Dr. Bird as she pours out her coffee so she has an excuse to. »
- Phil Hornshaw
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
Bill Maher Under Gun Over Late 90’s Video Condoning Sex Between 33-Year-Old Teacher And 12-Year-Old Student
Bill Maher, who this week took a victory lap after the unraveling of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, is is under fire for a 1998 episode of his ABC late-night show, in which he defends a 30-something teacher in jail for having had sex with a 12-year old student with whom she got pregnant. “As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You're welcome," Maher crowed this week in a New York Times interview after Yiannopoulos, who Maher controversially featured on… »
TV News Roundup: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff ‘Mayans Mc’ Casts Jd Pardo in Lead Role
In today’s TV News Roundup, “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff “Mayans Mc” casts its lead, former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan lands a role in a CW pilot, Netflix releases the premiere date for part two of “The Get Down,” and more…
In the show, which is set after the events of “Sons of Anarchy,” Ez Reyes is a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.
- Dani Levy and Will Thorne
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trailer and Poster are Here
I’m pretty sure that will all of the Marvel, DC and other million and a half promos, teasers, and posters coming out the real one you were waiting for was “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” All jokes aside though, a new trailer is here. You know who else isn’t joking? Author Jeff Kinney who created this book-series. It’s one of the most successful book series of all time. While it’s not Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling I think it’s safe to say that Kinney doesn’t have to work another day in his entire life. Anyway, 20th Century Fox has
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- Nat Berman
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