The small screen reboot of the 1996 film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, is set in modern day San Francisco. Much like the movie, the story follows three friends and former ’90s classmates who »
The duo will star in the television reboot of the 1996 film, which will take place in modern-day San Francisco. Like the original rom-com, the story revolves around three women who were friends and classmates in the ’90s and reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident.
The casting is a huge “get” for TV Land, as “First Wives Club” will mark Hannigan’s first major role after “How I Met Your Mother” and Hilty’s since “Smash,” which turned her into a household name. While the project has only been greenlit for a pilot, with the two ladies now attached, the series should be appealing for a full series order. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TV Land has landed two members of its First Wives Club. How I Met Your Mother grad Alyson Hannigan and Smash alum Megan Hilty have signed on to star in TV Land's First Wives Club reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Picked up to pilot in March, the long-gestating project will be written by New Girl's Rebecca Addelman and exec produced by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City, The Big C). Based on the book by Olivia Goldsmith, the project centers on a group of divorced women who seek revenge on the ex-husbands who left them for younger women.
- Lesley Goldberg
Burbank, CA (June 2, 2016) – A new Super Hero will soon be flying into homes, as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Supergirl: The Complete First Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on August 9, 2016. Delivering 10.9 million Total Viewers weekly, Supergirl is the #2 series on CBS amongst Men 18-49, just behindThe Big Bang Theory and a Top 5 series on the network with Men 18-34, Men 25-54 and Tweens 12-17*. Fans can purchase the set which, in addition to all 20 exhilarating episodes, contains over an hour of extra content, including the 2015 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. Supergirl: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $49.99 Srp for the DVD and $54.97 Srp for the Blu-ray including Digital HD.Supergirl: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.
*Source: Nielsen National TV View L+7 Us AA%; excluding repeats, specials, sports, and »
- ComicMix Staff
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced details of the Blu-ray and DVD release of Supergirl: The Complete First Season, which is set for release in August and will feature all twenty episodes of the show along with featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel and Comic-Con panel.
See Also: Order Supergirl: The Complete First Season via Amazon Us or Amazon UK
Born on the doomed planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped at the same time as her cousin, Superman, but didn’t arrive on Earth until years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, and now living in National City while working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent »
- Gary Collinson
Broadway's Hamilton fever has caught up with mainstream Hollywood. The Tony winning writer/director/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose Hamilton is the easy frontrunner going into the Tony Awards a week from Sunday (I'm finally seeing it, too, wheeee, albeit a few days after the Tony Awards - thanks Rory!) has two big movies brewing now.... and that's before anyone gets around to trying to get Hamilton on the big screen. He exits Hamilton on July 9th so he'll have plenty of time to chase these Hollywood opportunities.
Mary Poppins Returns
We've heard rumors of a Mary Poppins remake for ages but it looks like we're getting a sequel instead with the delightfully versatile Emily Blunt as the magical nanny (the iconic Julie Andrews part) and Lin-Manuel Miranda as a new character but I'd still expect a jolly-holiday sort of partner in magical highjinks for Mary. He's described as a "lamplighter »
- NATHANIEL R
Now that he has utterly and completely conquered Broadway, it’ll be interesting to see how Hollywood handles Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s clear that he’s already been embraced by the creative community. He and Jj Abrams had a lot of fun creating that cantina song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and had apparently even more fun performing the song live for crowds waiting for the daily Hamilton ticket lottery. He’s working on songs for Moana, the Polynesian-themed Disney musical that will feature Dwayne Johnson singing. His long-rumored connection to the Mary Poppins sequel has finally been verified by an official press release from Disney. While I consider Mary Poppins one of the crown jewels of Disney’s entire filmography, I am not instantly opposed to a sequel. It’s clear now that they are not remaking the original, and considering how much other material P.L. Travers wrote »
- Drew McWeeny
The Hamilton cast is making the most of their shot. The hip hop-infused Broadway musical was recently nominated for an historic 16 Tony Awards, and nearly half of those nods went to the show's roster of talented stars, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo. But just who are the people behind the phenomenon? As the Tony Awards near, People put together this guide to help you put a face to the show's nominated cast members: Lin-Manuel Miranda Role: Alexander Hamilton Nominations: Best book of musical; Best original score; Best performance by an actor in leading role in a »
- Chancellor Agard
“Dear Evan Hansen,” a new musical that opened to critical acclaim last month at Off Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, will transfer to Broadway this fall. The show is slated to begin performances in November 2016 at an as-yet undetermined Shubert theater, producer Stacey Mindich announced Wednesday. With a book by Steven Levenson, score by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“Smash,” “A Christmas Story”), and direction by Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen” had its world premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., last summer and will conclude its record-breaking New York premiere at Second Stage this Sunday. In the Off Broadway production, »
- Thom Geier
David Hyde Pierce will co-star opposite Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of Jerry Herman’s classic 1964 musical “Hello, Dolly!,” the show’s producers announced Tuesday. Jerry Zaks will direct the Scott Rudin production, which will begin previews at the Shubert Theatre on March 15, 2017 ahead of an April 20 opening. (“Matilda” is scheduled to end its long run at that theater in January.) Warren Carlyle will choreograph the revival, which is expected to pay homage to the original staging of director-choreographer Gower Champion. Also Read: 'Smash' Alum Christian Borle to Play Willy Wonka on Broadway Herman wrote the music and lyrics. »
- Thom Geier
NBC is officially back in the DC Comics business, having given a green light to the workplace comedy Powerless. Also on tap for the Peacock’s 2016-17 TV season is the fish-out-of-water comedy Trial & Error.
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The first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live) as Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. When Emily stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute), she »
The Lifetime movie that was supposed to cast a jaundiced eye on the war between the nation’s most-watched morning-news programs will not see the light of day at the cable network.
Lifetime generated headlines when it announced its intention to develop a TV movie based on CNN media reporter Brian Stelter’s 2013 tome “Top of the Morning.” The book took readers behind the scenes of NBC’s “Today” show in 2012 as it suffered amid ratings declines and the ouster of then co-anchor Ann Curry, all while it grappled with losing the morning TV crown to ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Some pundits even offered their takes on which actors should play each of the morning personalities involved in the a.m. drama.
But Lifetime, part of A+E Networks, a joint venture of Disney and Hearst, let its option on the project lapse several months ago, according to three people familiar with the situation. »
- Brian Steinberg
“Smash” alum and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle will star as Willy Wonka in the Broadway musical version of “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” beginning next spring. Borle, who won Tonys for playing a pirate in “Peter and the Starcatcher” and a pompous William Shakespeare in “Something Rotten!” will take over the role of the slightly creepy candyman that Gene Wilder made famous in the 1971 movie adaptation of Dahl’s children’s fantasy novel. The production is set to begin performances in March 2017 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions are. »
- Thom Geier
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are set for another epic duel.
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Leslie Odom Jr. (Smash) and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (House) will compete for the Lead Actor in a Musical trophy at the 2016 Tony Awards for their work in the breakout hit Hamilton, which snagged a record-setting 16 nominations Tuesday. Among those giving the historical re-enactors a run for their money is Chuck alum Zachary Levi, snagging his first-ever nomination for She Loves Me.
Among the other small-screen stars who will compete at the theater awards: Looking‘s »
Tina Fey took time out from the opening of her husband’s latest Broadway effort on Monday night to shower praise on NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt as he received the Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor.
Fey noted that during her 19 years of working at NBC she’s seen nine heads of NBC come and go. Greenblatt, who has run the entertainment side of the network since 2011, stands out as uniquely qualified for the job, drawing an analogy to characters from her NBC comedy “30 Rock.”
“He comes from a creative background, not a corporate one,” Fey told the crowd at the Marriott Marquis. “Bob Greenblatt is much more Kenneth the Page than Jack Donaghy.”
Fey hustled across the street in Times Square to present Greenblatt’s kudo shortly after the opening of Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s one-man effort “Fully Committed,” which features original music by her husband, Jeff Richmond. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Jennifer Hudson is adding another musical to her repertoire. The current star of the Broadway revival of The Color Purple has signed on to NBC's next live musical event, Hairspray Live!. Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle as she reunites with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with whom she worked on NBC's Smash. Harvey Fierstein, who is writing the teleplay, will reprise his Tony-winning performance as brassy mama Edna Turnblad."We are beyond thrilled with this incredibly talented duo of stars for Hairspray Live!," said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. "Harvey Fierstein created the role of Edna Turnblad on »
- Brittany King
Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein have joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming live musical “Hairspray Live!” Hudson, who previously worked with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on the network’s “Smash,” will play Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store. Fierstein will play Edna Turnblad, the same role from the original stage musical for which he won a Tony Award. “We are beyond thrilled with this incredibly talented duo of stars for ‘Hairspray Live!,'” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “Harvey Fierstein created the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway in an indelible Tony-winning performance that. »
- Reid Nakamura
Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle, while Fierstein will play Edna Turnblad, the role he won a Tony for in the stage version. He will also write the teleplay.
“We are beyond thrilled with this incredibly talented duo of stars for 'Hairspray Live!,’” said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “Harvey Fierstein created the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway in an indelible Tony-winning performance that demanded to be memorialized on film, and we’re happy he wanted to step into her shoes one last, unforgettable time. We’re also so grateful that the incomparable Jennifer Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle and we know her rendition of ‘I Know Where I’ve Been’ will literally stop the show.”
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Hairspray Live!” takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Teenager »
- Debra Birnbaum
Coulson’s latest mission is a real drag.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg slips into his finest stewardess duds for an unforgettable — and, honestly, really impressive — performance of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” on Thursday’s episode of Lip Sync Battle (Spike TV, 10/9c).
Between his shimmying, the use of props and all that hairography, you have to wonder if this is what Coulson has been training for all this time. And if that reaction from Hayley Atwell — the Agent Carter star serves as Gregg’s competition — is any indication, »
The year's still young, but it's safe to call HBO's Vinyl one of its biggest TV disappointments. Whether you're looking at ratings (where viewership for the initial Sunday night airing keeps coming in at well under 1 million), reviews (my lukewarm initial appraisal was kinder than many), or buzz, the show hasn't remotely been what either viewers or HBO executives might have hoped for from the team-up of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter, who was fired as showrunner after this season wrapped. (He'll be replaced by The informant! and Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z. Burns, in his first real TV job.) For HBO to take such an aggressive move with Winter, who created Boardwalk Empire and was David Chase's top lieutenant for virtually all of The Sopranos, speaks both to a tenuous moment for the pay cable giant — which hasn't been able to turn a drama other than »
- Alan Sepinwall
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