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Most TV shows on The CW have had very low ratings but, last season, the smallest network started to attract more attention than it had in the past. Will their series hit new highs in the ratings in the 2015-16 season? How many will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.There's lots of data that network execs looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. These charts will be updated daily, as new ratings data becomes available.CW shows (so far): The 100, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Containment, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, Masters of Illusion, My Last Days, The Originals, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and Whose Line Is it Anyway.Read More… »
“Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” executive producer Julie Plec is looking at her next project with The CW. The writer and producer is developing “Rise” with writing team Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux. The drama, from Warner Bros TV and Plec’s My So-Called Company, is set in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, when martial law has been declared, and will follow a disparate group of people who start to uncover that the attack may have been a cover-up. Also Read: CW Sets 'Containment' Premiere, 'Reign,' 'Beauty and the Beast' Returns Fiveash and Stoteraux will »
- Linda Ge
With his sci-fi romance “Equals” still in theaters, writer/director Drake Doremus has already lined up his next project. Described as “a unique love story,” the untitled film will star Charlie Hunnam and Léa Seydoux. No plot details are being revealed at this time. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.
Rich Greenberg, best known for his theater and television work, is writing the screenplay. Prior to “Equals,” which stars Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart as two members of a future society in which all emotional displays are verboten (they fall in love, natch), Doremus came to attention for writing and directing “Breathe In” and “Like Crazy.”
Hunnam will soon appear in both James Gray’s »
- Michael Nordine
Deadline is reporting that Disney has tapped Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Oscar-winning songwriter and composer Alan Menken to write the songs for a live-action adaptation of the animated classic The Little Mermaid.
The new film will feature a blend of pre-existing songs from the 1989 animated feature (for which Menken won two Oscars for Best Song and Best Score), along with newly-written material. Miranda – who is also set to star in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns – will also produce with Marc Platt, and is set to supervise the story alongside a screenwriter.
The Little Mermaid joins an ever-expanding slate of live-action adaptations of the Disney back catalogue, including Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo and Tinker Bell, and sequels to Maleficent and The Jungle Book. Much like The Jungle Book, it also has a competing project, with Universal and Working Title also adapting the original Hans Christian Anderson story with Chloe Grace Moretz »
- Gary Collinson
Below, you'll find a list of The CW and CW Seed's recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings and how many episodes have aired (if any), click the links in the middle column.The series include The 100, America's Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast (2012), Cedric's Barber Battle, Containment, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dates, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash (2014), Freedom Fighters: The Ray, Frequency, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, MADtv, Masters of Illusion, My Last Days, No Tomorrow, The Originals, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Reign, Riverdale, Significant Mother, Supergirl, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, A Wicked Offer, »
In a Hollywood full of sequels, reboots and remakes, animated properties are rife with inspiration for studios.
Disney in particular has been on a roll in taking its animated assets and spinning them into live-action remakes; it’s already released movies like “The Jungle Book” and “Maleficent” to big success, with adaptations of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mulan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Dumbo” and more in the works.
Disney’s not the only studio cashing in on animated properties. Even Pokemon are going to go live-action in a Detective Pikachu movie at Legendary, and Universal is working on a new “Curious George,” just to name a few examples.
There are still a few animated movies that have yet to be remade into live-action films. “The Lion King” has already moved to Broadway, so a live-action version isn’t impossible. Or would you rather see a live-action Shrek in all his glory, »
- Variety Staff
The adult animated film “Sausage Party” was released last Friday to initial commercial and critical success. The film follows Frank, a sausage (played by Seth Rogen) who resides in a supermarket aisle, who discovers the truth about what happens when he and the other foods are brought to The Great Beyond, i.e. a kitchen in a customer’s home, and tries to warn all of his friends about their impending doom. While the film has garnered a reputation for its raunchy humor and theological underpinnings, one element that has gone largely unnoticed is its score. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the film featuring Rogen, co-directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, and composers Alan Menken and Christopher Lennertz discuss the film’s score.
Read More: ‘Sausage Party’ Review: It’s Feast Or Famine In A Grossly Uneven Comedy That Forever Redefines ‘Food Porn’
Alan Menken is best known for »
- Vikram Murthi
Earlier this year, Disney brought on Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in Mary Poppins Returns, alongside Emily Blunt. It seems the studio is doubling down with this actor-musician, bringing him aboard their remake of The Little Mermaid, where he will compose songs alongside Alan Menken. It isn't known if he will also act in this remake, but he is said to be involved in supervising the story and overseeing the writing of the script.
Deadline reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will also produce this live-action remake with Marc Platt, who is currently prepping his long-awaited big screen adaptation of the Broadway sensation Wicked. This news comes just a few months after a report surfaced that the studio wasn't sure if they wanted to move forward with this new live-action project.
Miranda will also produce the film along with Marc Platt.
The 1989 version followed a mermaid princess who struck a bargain with a sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. Menken wrote the music for the animated tale, including memorable hits like “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Kiss the Girl.”
The reboot is one of a handful of “The Little Mermaid” pics on the market. Working Title also working on their own with Chloe Grace Moretz starring.
Following the huge success of Miranda’s “Hamilton,” which has smashed Broadway records and swept the Tonys, Disney has been very active in finding ways to get in business with the multi-hyphenate. He recently penned all the songs to the Disney animated pic “Moana” starring Dwayne Johnson »
- Justin Kroll
I thought I couldn’t get more stoked for a Lin-Manuel Miranda project than I already have — the news on his impending forays into Hollywood gets this Hamilton and Disney fan more and more giddy — but today I was proved wrong. Miranda will team up with legendary Disney composer Alan Menken for a live-action Little Mermaid feature, Deadline reports and sources confirm to HitFix. The Hamilton star will write the music for the new film along with Menken, whose composing credits for the House of Mouse's animated favorites include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Tangled. Most recently he wrote music for the less family-friendly side of animation, Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party, including opening song “The Great Beyond.” Menken is also involved in the music for Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, set to hit theaters in March 2017. The live-action Little Mermaid »
- Emily Rome
Augustine and Disorder (Maryland) director Alice Winocour, co-writer of Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang, talked Beauty And The Beast, Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, Vincent Lindon meeting Matthias Schoenaerts, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on holiday, Pascaline Chavanne's costumes for Diane Kruger, Jacques Audiard's Rust And Bone (De Rouille Et D'Os) with Thomas Bidegain, and alluding to David Lynch's Lost Highway and William Holden.
Vincent, a troubled Afghanistan veteran, after being discharged from the army, becomes bodyguard to the wife (Kruger) and young son Ali (Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant) of a wealthy Lebanese businessman (Percy Kemp »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Eric Bay-Andersen on trends and the lack of originality in Hollywood…
At the beginning of this year I went to the cinema and saw a preview of all the big films coming out in 2016, and it really depressed me because almost every upcoming ‘event’ film was a sequel, a re-boot, or a prequel to the re-imagined spin-off of a TV show adaptation! It’s gotten to the point where I even get disheartened by book adaptations, which is silly I know because there are so many great published stories out there that are worthy of being adapted for the big-screen. I guess I just find it sad that most film-makers these days seem to look to the best-sellers list for their inspiration, rather than their own imagination. I mean, if a new book comes out and is a big success, then of course someone will make it into a film at some point, »
- Amie Cranswick
Disney has been on a hot streak lately with live adaptations of their classic animated films. Even though it was divisive, Alice in Wonderland can be seen as the one that started this whole trend as it went on to gross over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Since then we have gotten last year’s charming (see what I did there) Cinderella, this year’s breathtaking Jungle Book, and next year we’ll get Beauty and the Beast. What makes those films so good (or in Beauty in the Beast’s case, look so good) is that they are able to take a story we are all familiar with and make it feel new and refreshing by making it live action. Neither Cinderella or Jungle Book deviated too far from the source material, but those classic tales receive a breath of fresh air with truly stunning visuals, »
- Scott Davis
Thursday, August 11, 2016, ratings -- New episodes: Beauty and the Beast and Big Brother. Sports: Rio Olympics. Reruns: The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Code Black, Bones, Rosewood, BattleBots, $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings:ABC | CBS | The CW | Fox | NBCAMC | Freeform | FX | Hallmark | HBO | MTV | Own | Showtime | Syfy | TNT | USA | WgnRead More… »
Two of the most beloved men in showbiz, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, are teaming up this fall for what will hopefully be Disney Animation’s next smash hit. But before we get to Moana, the pair took a moment to pay homage to an old Disney animated classic. In an incredibly charming video below, you can see […]
- Angie Han
The Summer Olympics continued to dominate the ratings landscape.
NBC: Summer Olympics (31.4 million/8.9 rating) picked up from Wednesday's dip.
Fox: It was encores of Rosewood (2.4 million/0.6 rating) and Bones (2.3 million/0.6 rating).
ABC: It was encores of Battlebots (2.9 million/0.7 rating), The $100,000 Pyramid (2.6 million/0.6 rating) and Match Game (2.3 million/0.5 rating).
View Slideshow: 13 TV Couples With Crazy Age Gaps »
- Paul Dailly
The movie is about a young boy named Pete who survived in the woods for 6 years with a little help from his friend...who just happens to be a Dragon. And when this odd friendship is revealed to the neighboring towns people, trouble ensues.
This is the latest in Disney’s popular series of live-action remakes such as Cinderella, plus the soon to be released: Beauty and the Beast.
Watch the interview below and catch Pete's Dragon in Cineplex theatres August 12th!
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- Scott Goodyer
U.S. gymnast Simone Biles won gold Thursday and drove NBC to its second highest rated night of 2016 Summer Olympics coverage.
For the fifth night of competition in Rio, NBC drew an 8.9 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, up 16% from Wednesday night but down 25% from the equivalent night in the 2012 London games. Thursday night’s Rio coverage drew 31.4 million total viewers, up 16% from Wednesday night and down 15% from London.
Thursday night featured U.S. gymnast Simone Biles’ gold-medal victory in the women’s gymnastics individual all-around competition. American Aly Raisman won silver in the competition, with Russian Aliya Mustafina taking bronze. NBC also featured coverage of Michael Phelps’ gold medal performance in swimming’s men’s 200-meter individual medley.
NBC’s top rated night so far from Rio was Tuesday, when Biles and her U.S. teammates won the women’s team all around competition.
Elsewhere on broadcast, CBS »
- Daniel Holloway
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Music Video of the Day: From the Kubo and the Two Strings soundtrack, here's a video for Regina Spektor's cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," featuring clips from the movie: Mashup of the Day: If you need one more '80s movie associated with Stranger Things, here it is mashed with the original Ghostbusters: Movie Comparison of the Day: With remakes of both on their way, Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons the original Pete's Dragon and the 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast are the same movie: Cosplay of the Day: Check out the winner of this year's Star...
- Christopher Campbell
Word comes by way of Deadline, revealing that Adamson – best known for his work on The Chronicles of Narnia and DreamWorks’ dormant Shrek franchise – will be the one guiding that curious little monkey onto the big screen. Details remain few and far between at such an early stage, but we understand Universal’s adaptation will mine inspiration from “the classic book series by Margret and Hans Augusto Rey.”
Said to be unrelated to the animated Curious George movie that featured Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore, Universal’s plans for a live-action spin on the cutesy primate come at a lucrative time for the sub-genre. Thanks in large part to Disney – the House of Mouse has pumped out Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book ahead »
- Michael Briers
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