Kurt Sutter’s ‘Bastard Executioner’ Gets 10-Episode Order From FX
FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of Kurt Sutter’s “The Bastard Executioner.” Sutter and his cast recently wrapped their pilot in Wales, where production will resume this summer before airing on FX in the fall. A period drama, “The Bastard Executioner” tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword, FX said on Friday. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. Also Read: 'American Crime Story: The People v. »
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19 Kids Pulled From TLC Schedule; Network 'Saddened and Troubled' By Josh Duggar's Admitted 'Wrongdoing'
TLC has yanked reality hit 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule following eldest son Josh Duggar’s admission that, as a teenager, he sexually molested underage girls — allegedly including some of his sisters.
Update: TLC has issued an official statement about the show’s status: “Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.”
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‘X-Factor’ Producers Hit With $2M Lawsuit By Contestant; Says Performance Was “Altered”
Sally Hessnice may have not been judged worthy to go very far on The X-Factor by Simon Cowell and gang two years ago but the singer isn't ready to exit stage left just yet. She filed a multi-claim complaint today against producers FremantleMedia North America, Cowell’s Syco Television and Blue Orbit Productions for more than $2 million in damages. Hessnice claims that her audition performance shown on the Fox show back in September 2013 was strategically altered "to… »
Showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman On Almost Passing On ‘Jane The Virgin’, Pace, Title Change & How Will It End
Last May, the CW introduced a new dramedy from showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman: Jane the Virgin—an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. It was a standout at the Upfronts and went on to become a critical darling and a Golden Globe winner for star Gina Rodriguez. Snyder Urman started her career on the ABC comedy Hope and Faith before stints on Gilmore Girls, Men in Trees, Lipstick Jungle and 90210. Jane the Virgin is her second series as creator; the… »
‘Fuller’ Brush-Off: Olsens Won’t Head Home For ‘Full House’ Sequel
Little Michelle Tanner won’t be making a return to TV. The executive producer of the upcoming Full House sequel today confirmed that Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen won’t appear on the Netflix series that premieres next year. "Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family,” Robert L. Boyett said. “It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional… »
Melissa McCarthy Staying At CAA
Updated: Almost two months after the bombshell move of CAA’s top comedy talent agents to UTA, including Jason Heyman and Martin Lesak, I’ve learned that the last remaining A-list client in play, Melissa McCarthy, has made her choice, and she is staying with CAA. McCarthy had been with Heyman and Lesak for the past 5 years as she saw her career explode. She joined CAA shortly after landing the female lead in Mike & Molly, which would earn her an Emmy Award, and her… »
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