TV News Roundup: Georgia King to Star in Diablo Cody Comedy Pilot, Fox to Host Town Hall
In today’s TV news roundup, Diablo Cody casts Georgia King in her ABC comedy pilot “Raised by Wolves,” the new seasons of “Real Housewives of Potomac” and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” get premiere dates, and Fox News hosts a town hall.
“Juno” writer Diablo Cody and Berlanti Productions have cast the lead in their adaptation of the 2015 U.K. series “Raised by Wolves.” Georgia King (“Vice Principals”) will star in the single-camera ABC comedy pilot based on British columnist, author, and show creator Caitlin Moran and her sister Caroline’s childhoods. The show follows Sheila Gable (King), a tough, blue-collar mother struggling to support her five opinionated and eccentric kids in a Midwestern town.
“The Real Housewives of Potomac” will be back with more drama on April 2 at 9/8c p.m. Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan will be joined by new housewife Monique Samuels on the second »
- Dani Levy
Listen to 30 Minutes of the Best of Legendary Composer John Williams
Other than the “main” categories in a movie like the writing, directing, and acting, a musical score ranks right up there with me for an element to a film that’s absolutely critical. It sets the tone of a movie and even if a movie is horrible, a good score can at least keep you entertained. Without good music a movie tends to have zero direction. The guys that do movie composition are not only highly trained musicians but they have an incredible ear for capturing the feeling of a moment and turning it into sound. Personally, my favorite movie composer
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- Nat Berman
Marg Helgenberger to Star in Fox’s ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ Pilot
Helgenberger will play Admiral Bobbie Decker, a Navy Admiral who’s the most powerful woman in the military. Described as fierce but fair and a no Bs straight shooter, she will do anything to keep her men and women safe.
Should the pilot go to series, it would mark Helgenberger’s return to broadcast TV as a series regular. After starring on “CSI” for more than 12 seasons, she signed onto the short lived CBS series “Intelligence” and then appeared on “Under the Dome” in a recurring role.
“Behind Enemy Lines” is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. The »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
‘Behind Enemy Lines’: Marg Helgenberger Cast In Fox Drama Pilot
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alumna Marg Helgenberger has joined the series regular cast of Fox's Behind Enemy Lines, a drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie. Written by Nikki Toscano and directed by McG, Behind Enemy Lines is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. It’s described as a multiple-perspective narrative that closely follows our soldiers on the ground and the officers and service men and… »
Netflix Pulls Graphic ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Ads in Germany
Netflix has pulled grisly ads for its new original series “Santa Clarita Diet” in Germany after multiple complaints were filed.
The show features Drew Barrymore as an undead suburban mom with a taste for human flesh.
The German marketing materials for the show feature a sliced-up finger coated in blood-colored ketchup and sprinkled with curry powder, an image evocative of the popular German sausage dish currywurst.
A giant billboard of the dismembered digit was hung in Potsdamer Platz, where the Berlin Film Festival was recently held. Netflix even had food trucks set up around the plaza serving up currywurst. Check out the offending image below:
Complaints to Germany’s advertising regulator, the Deutscher Werberat, resulted in Netflix taking the ads down. The agency cannot force advertisers to remove ads, only advise them.
Less graphic ads for the show have run in other cities.
In Los Angeles, one billboard portrays many fingers in a French fry container with »
- Lawrence Yee
Ben Hardy, Jessie Buckley, Dougray Scott & Charles Dance Head To BBC’s ‘The Woman In White’ Remake
Ben Hardy and Jessie Buckley are set to join Dougray Scott and Charles Dance in a BBC One adaptation of Wilkie Collins' psychological thriller The Woman in White. The 5×60 series, which has begun filming in Northern Ireland, is produced by Origin Pictures and is adapted by Fiona Seres. David Thompson exec produces along with BBC's Sarah Stack while Sarah Curtis produces. Black Mirror and Humans helmer Carl Tibbetts is set to direct. Story follows Walter Hartright who… »
Cate Blanchett Lip-Syncs “You Don’t Own Me” at a Drag Show
It’s pretty hard to not like Cate Blanchett. I mean if you equate her to some of the characters she’s played in movies I can see where there might be an “elitist” kind of a vibe. But as long as you detach yourself from the roles she plays what you see in a real life is an extremely intelligent, talented, and overall, solid individual. But if there’s one thing you probably didn’t think about Cate Blanchett, it’s that she’d by lip syncing at a Drag Show. According to a few clips that have made their way onto the internet Blanchett
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- Nat Berman
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