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Leah Remini to Reunite With Kevin James in ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Season Finale
Leah Remini will partner up once again with her former TV husband, Kevin James, in a guest role on the Season 1 finale of James’ new CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” Variety has learned. James and Remini starred together for nine seasons on the hit series “The King of Queens,” which also aired on CBS.
“Kevin Can Wait” stars James as a New York cop who retires after 20 years on the force, only to discover retirement is not as easy as he thought it would be. In the two-part finale airing May 1 and May 8, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.
- Joe Otterson
‘Orphan Black’ Cast and Crew Share 14 Secrets of the Sestrahood — PaleyFest 2017
The Clone Club has gone Hollywood. (Okay, maybe only Crystal did.)
The cast and creators of “Orphan Black” hit PaleyFest on Thursday night at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre for its first ever panel to look back on the past four seasons and hint at the fifth and final season. The night kicked off with more than just a hint though. The Paley audience was given an exclusive early screening of the Season 5 premiere.
It was the best 44 minutes of Helena scarfing down food that we’ve ever seen. We’re kidding, of course, but we’d totally watch that. In the interests of not spoiling the fifth season, we’ll just say that the premiere picks up where Season 4 left off. When last we left the sestras, Rachel (Tatiana Maslany) was »
- Hanh Nguyen
Jay Z Teams With Weinstein Co. for Trayvon Martin Film and TV Projects
Jay Z has joined forces with The Weinstein Company to develop a six-part docu-series and feature film about Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was shot and killed while walking through his father’s neighborhood unarmed and became a flashpoint for race relations in the U.S., TheWrap has learned.
The hip-hop veteran and multiplatinum recording artist, whose given name is Shawn Carter, signed a two-year first-look deal with TWC in September, and he will produce both projects. Jay Z and TWC prevailed in a bidding war to win the rights to two books about Martin, Lisa Bloom’s “Suspicion Nation: The Inside. »
- Matt Pressberg
You’ll See More of Host Angela in ‘Westworld’ Season 2 – and Her Plot Thickens
A standout “Westworld” guest star has been promoted to series regular in Season 2 of the HBO series. Talulah Riley, who played the host and greeter Angela, will continue to play the character into Season 2, TheWrap has learned. Angela is the “host whose beatific face welcomed guests to Westworld for decades,” an HBO spokesperson told TheWrap. Also Read: 'Westworld' Could Be Another 'Game of Thrones'-Type Hit, Time Warner Boss Says As for what her role will be in the upcoming season, the spokesperson added something more sinister: “Angela will prove to be one of the last faces many guests will ever see. »
- Carli Velocci
James Franco, Seth Rogen Developing ’90s Teen Drama at Hulu From Writer Kelly Oxford (Exclusive)
The duo is developing a ’90s teen drama with author and social media personality Kelly Oxford, who is writing the script, Variety has learned exclusively.
Franco and Rogen will serve as executive producers on the project that is in early development, along with Franco’s producing partner Vince Jolivette and Rogen’s longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg. The hourlong series is currently untitled. Variety‘s source described the project as a teen show set in the 1990’s.
Funny enough, Franco and Rogen started working together on their own teen series in the ’90s, “Freaks and Geeks,” which was a comedy set in the ’80s.
To date, the pair has worked on a number of films together from “Pineapple Express” to “The Interview” to “This Is the End” and most recently, “The Disaster Artist,” which debuted at SXSW to rave reviews. The »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Buffy Vet Eliza Dushku Joins Bull as Potential Series Regular
The actress will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Michael Weatherly’s titular character when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.
Is Grey's Doc Unsympathetic? When Did The Flash Meet Superman? Iron Fist Literally Stinks? And More Qs!
1 | Could Iron Fist‘s Danny have been any more inept, any slower, in convincing Joy and Ward of his identity? Also, after several days wearing the same dingy clothes — and that was on the heels of his long journey back to America — how riiiiipe was Danny smelling by the time Joy found him on her pristine office couch?
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Tatiana Maslany Talks ‘Emotional’ End of ‘Orphan Black’
“Orphan Black” fans, known as the Clone Club, got a special treat at PaleyFest — a very early look at the Season 5 premiere, which won’t air until early June. The company had wrapped production on the farewell season a mere 36 hours earlier.
Tatiana Maslany remarked, “Every day was somebody’s goodbye. It was emotional. It was sad. It was awesome.” The company is tight-knit and Maslany was sincere when she talked about what she’d miss most. “The community, the Clone Club and the set — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” she said.
One of the major storylines in the final season is longevity. Co-creator Graeme Manson noted, “John [Fawcett] and I knew that, in this feminist show, there’s a man at the top. Someone’s got to bring the man down. Think of the most evil patriarchal figure — the world’s oldest man. Westmoreland’s the top dog, like »
- Diane Gordon
House Intel Committee Gop Chair Cancels Obama Honchos’ Public Testimony On Russian Election Tampering
House Intel Committee’s top Dem on Friday blasted Gop chairman Devin Nunes after he cancelled Tuesday’s public hearing with members of the Obama administration. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates all had agreed to testify publicly before the committee on what they knew about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes canceled the public hearing, and… »
Leah Remini To Reunite With Kevin James In ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Season Finale
Leah Remini is set to guest star in the season finale of CBS’ hit freshman comedy series Kevin Can Wait, a role that reunites her with her former TV husband Kevin James. The two previously starred together for nine seasons on CBS’ The King of Queens. In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as… »
Turkish Government Mulls Ban Of TV Dating Shows
Turkey's government is cracking down on regulations for matchmaking shows in the country with an eye to potentially ban the popular daytime programs altogether because they don't fall in line with Turkish traditions and customs. According to the country's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus some of the dating shows, particularly those geared towards engineering a marriage, are "against our family values, culture, faith and traditions." "There are some strange programmes… »
‘El Chapo’ Univision-Netflix Series Casts Marco de la O as Cartel Head
The manhunt for Univision and Netflix’s “El Chapo” is over: Marco de la O will step into the lead role of infamous drug lord and prison escapee Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for the upcoming original series about Guzmán. “El Chapo” will premiere in the U.S. on Univision on April 23; the network has also released a teaser, which you can watch above.
Based on the life story of one of the world’s most notorious criminals, the series will cover the three-decade span of El Chapo’s drug trafficking career, from 1985, when he was a low level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, to his ultimate downfall.
Rounding out the cast are Humberto Busto as Attorney Conrado Sol, a.k.a. “Don Sol” (an important political party figure); Juan Carlos Olivas as El Güero (Joaquín’s main partner); Alejandro Aguilar as Toño (Joaquín’s main assassin); Tete Espinoza as Chío (Joaquín’s lover); Rodrigo Abed as Amado »
- Oriana Schwindt
King of Queens Reunion! Leah Remini Joins Kevin Can Wait for 2-Part Finale
CBS is reviving King of Queens by way of Kevin Can Wait.
The plot of the arc finds James’ character agreeing to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.
James and Remini spent nine »
Kevin Nealon Remembers Garry Shandling, One Year Later
Amid the crop of notable and creative entertainers who died last year, it did not go unnoticed that the world lost an inventive and trail-blazing comedian. Most remember Garry Shandling from his groundbreaking TV series, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” or from his brilliant stand-up comedy. I met Garry 38 years ago, soon after arriving in Los Angeles to pursue my own career in comedy. I always admired his work ethic and hilarious point of view. He was an inspiration and mentor not just to me but to a large percentage of today’s most brilliant comedy writers and standups. In that spirit, I would like to be incredibly honest and authentic here about my friend Garry Shandling.
I think it was very, very difficult to be Garry. He was complex, at times neurotic, persnickety, high-maintenance, child-like, a perfectionist with the highest standards, and, since we’re being honest, he »
- Kevin Nealon
‘El Chapo’: Univision-Netflix Drama Series Sets Lead & Premiere Date
Stage and screen actor Marco de la O (Tanto Amor) will play drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán on El Chapo, the original drama series now set to premiere Sunday, April 23 on Univision. The series, which marks the first co-production between Univision’s Story House Entertainment and Netflix, is currently in production and will air in three separate cycles. It explores the life story of El Chapo, one of the world's most notorious criminals, over a span of three decades… »
‘Waco’: John Leguizamo Cast In Event Series From Weinstein TV
John Leguizamo has been cast opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco, a six-part event series produced by Weinstein TV, set to air on Paramount Network in 2018. Production begins next month in Santa Fe, Nm. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (No Escape) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, Waco tells the story of the 51-day 1993 standoff between the FBI, Atf and David Koresh’s spiritual sect, The Branch Davidians, in Waco, Texas, that resulted in a… »
The Wonder Woman Promo Trailer and Post for Justice League are Worth a Look
Yesterday we were treated to a Justice League teaser trailer which was actually pretty awesome. While movie footage was light we got another three minutes of behind the scenes coverage. This week we also got a chance to see Aquaman’s Justice League promos. Up next is Wonder Woman who obviously looks stunning. Gal Gadot was probably the brightest spot in Batman V Superman and I expect her to have an equally awesome impact on Justice League. Hopefully the solo Wonder Woman film is a success too. Anyway, Here’s the description for the full trailer when it comes out. Fueled by
- Nat Berman
Sharon Lawrence Joins Me, Myself & I CBS Pilot as Diner Boss in Year 2042
RelatedPilot Season: Scoop on Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Penned by Dan Kopelman (Galavant), the single-camera comedy examines the life of one man, Alex Riley, over a 50-year span, focusing on three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in the year 1991, as a 40-year-old in present day (played by SNL‘s Bobby Moynihan), and as a 65-year-old in 2042 (played by Larroquette).
Per our sister site Deadline, Lawrence will play Eleanor, who in 1991 was the unrequited love of Alex’s life, »
‘Sharp Objects’: Taylor John Smith Joins HBO’s Amy Adams Series
Taylor John Smith has been cast opposite Amy Adams in HBO's eight-episode drama series Sharp Objects, from Entertainment One and Blumhouse Television. Written by Marti Noxon based on the book by Gillian Flynn and directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects centers on crime reporter Camille Preaker (Adams), who lives an isolated life as she attempts to numb the pain of her past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, she's sent on assignment to her quaint… »
Sharon Lawrence Joins ‘Me, Myself & I’ CBS Pilot; ‘Mission Control’ Adds Wunmi Mosaku
NYPD Blue alumna Sharon Lawrence is set as a series regular opposite John Larroquette and Bobby Moynihan in CBS' single-camera comedy pilot Me, Myself & I. Written by Dan Kopelman and directed by Randall Einhorn, Me, Myself & I examines one man's life over a 50-year span. The show will focus on three distinct periods in Alex Riley's life: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day (Moynihan) and a 65-year-old in 2042 (Larroquette). Lawrence will play Eleanor… »
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