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Mariah Carey in “Mariah’s World”: E!
Mariah Carey is best known for two things: her incredible pipes and the fact that she’s an incredible character. Her amazing talent and larger-than-life persona have captivated millions for decades, so it comes as no surprise that a series about the chart-topping singer’s life story is in the works. Deadline reports that Starz is developing an as-yet untitled fictional scripted drama series “based on the the music superstar’s real-life experiences” and her “rise to fame.”
Set in 1986 New York City, the drama will chronicle the “rise of an ambitious bi-racial 16-year-old girl, an aspiring singer-songwriter who survived a difficult childhood to become the biggest selling female music artist of all time,” Deadline writes.
The Grammy winner’s biggest hits include “We Belong Together,” “One Sweet Day,” “Love Takes Time,” “Vision of Love,” and “Fantasy.”
Nina Colman (“Mahogany”) wrote the pilot and has signed on to serve as showrunner. She, Carey, Stella Bulochnikov (“Boss”), and Teri Weinberg (“Ugly Betty”) are among the project’s executive producers.
Carey’s acting credits include “Empire,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” and “Precious.” In 2016 she executive produced “Mariah’s World,” an eight part docuseries about her life on E! “I refuse to call it a reality show,” she said at the time. The pop singer, producer, songwriter, and actress explained, “I thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of, like, show my personality and who I am, even though I feel like my real fans have an idea of who I am. A lot of people have misperceptions about this and that,” she observed.
Drama Series Based on Mariah Carey’s Life Being Developed by Starz was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including American Ninja Warrior, The Bachelorette, Suits and Zoo!
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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: If you’re not going to solve your blind item about the series that was so bad it was nearly pawned off on a streaming service, can you at least give us another hint? —Sarah
Ausiello: It’s a broadcast network show. And it’s currently airing.
Question: Any intel on potential ’80s homages on The Goldbergs this season? —Craig
Ausiello: You’re going to want to break out the chips, dips, chains and whips for Season »
It looks like Kelsey isn’t the only young lady on Josh’s to-do list anymore.
In TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek of Wednesday’s Younger (TV Land, 9/8c), Liza’s ex-boyfriend gets acquainted with Maggie’s assistant Montana — and he likes what he says. In typical Josh fashion, he isn’t even shy about it, letting out an enthusiastic “Damn!” before his friendly neighborhood barista is even out of earshot.
The sneak peek also features a surprisingly emotional moment between Josh and Maggie, »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Killjoys, Claws, Fear the Walking Dead and Once Upon a Time!
1 | For Season 2, does Glow really need to figure out if Debbie’s husband is a decent guy who occasionally says/does the wrong thing or an unbelievably insensitive, clueless (and, in the finale, borderline cartoonish) jerk?
2 | How cool is it that Killjoys‘ hackmod storyline allows for so many roles for amputee actors? »
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But if you were hoping that Liza’s Bff would instantly forgive and forget, you — much like Kelsey — were in for a rude awakening. (Frankly, I think the fact that Kelsey maintained her composure and snuck out while Liza was sleeping shows enormous growth on her part, but that’s just me.) And just as Liza was starting to suspect that Kelsey was ready to let it go, »
The actor-rapper will star in and executive-produce the police procedural, which just got a script commitment plus penalty from the network, our sister site Deadline reports.
The drama project — from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and writer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks) — follows Marcus Armstrong (Harris), the son of an infamous Atlanta criminal who is recruited to be a part of a new vice squad that tackles the city’s growing criminal elements. Marcus’ involvement in the »
The drama on Younger is about to reach another level!
TV Land's sexy half-hour comedy kicks off its fourth season in one week, and there may be something more than friendship blossoming between Liza's 20-something ex-boyfriend, Josh (Nico Tortorella), and her Millennial colleague, Kelsey (Hilary Duff).
"We pick up right where season three left off and Josh is miserable. Liza has just told Kelsey that she is actually 40-something," Tortorella told Et's Katie Krause during a recent sit-down in the Burbank studios, referencing the cliffhanger in the season three finale.
"I think it's only natural that Josh and Kelsey find each other at this point," he said. "They both have been betrayed by a woman that they love and so they find peace in each other. It's a Darren Star show, so we'll see what happens."
When asked if »
The following story contains massive spoilers about this week’s Leftovers finale — proceed at your own peril
I’m a sucker for an unconventional, star-crossed romance, so when Justin Theroux’s unhinged Kevin and Carrie Coon’s damaged Nora began gravitating towards each other in Season 1 of The Leftovers, I was instantly smitten. While the HBO drama’s overriding themes of grief and healing resonated with me in a profound way, it was the love story between these two misfits that kept me coming back week in and week out.
And, man, was my devotion rewarded in the series finale. »
T.I. and Kevin Hart have joined forces for a new music-themed, office comedy series currently in development at Showtime. The rapper and comedian will executive produce the show and are expected to make occasional guest spots, Deadline reports.
A rep for T.I. confirmed the project to Rolling Stone.
The Studio, written by Ayesha Carr (Everybody Hates Chris), will be set in a modern music recording studio, following the unorthodox conversations and antics of its employees. Carr will co-executive produce alongside Hart, T.I., Dave Becky (Everybody Hates Chris, Louie) and T.I.'s manager, »
While Gal Gadot is undeniably the star of Wonder Woman (it's right there in the title), another Amazonian goddess may catch your eye in the new superhero film. Hippolyta is queen of the Amazons, and she's very protective over her daughter, Princess Diana. Her steely stare could turn an ocean into a series of icebergs, and she's played by a women who you've very likely seen elsewhere. Actress Connie Nielsen hails from Denmark. She got her start in the late '80s, making the transition from Danish TV to American films in the '90s. She scored a smaller part in 1997's The Devil's Advocate, but she probably first caught your attention as Mrs. Calloway in Rushmore, Lucilla in Gladiator (pictured below), or Nina in One Hour Photo. However, if you're like me, you know her best as Dani Beck, the detective who momentarily replaces Olivia Benson as Elliot Stabler's partner on Law & Order: Svu. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Summer's here! That means school's out, and what better to keep cool from the warm, sunny rays than with the hottest new shows hitting the small screen?
From anticipated revivals and farewell seasons to a boy band singing competition and the long-overdue return of a hit medieval fantasy series, summer TV has just about everything you need to keep yourself glued to your television sets!
Don't know what to watch this summer? Have no fear! Et's Summer TV Preview guide spotlights 16 must-watch shows that you absolutely cannot miss.
Related: Summer Movie Preview 2017: Superheroes, Sexy Lifeguards and Bridesmaids Gone Wild, Oh My!
Premieres: Friday, May 12 on Amazon Prime
Inspired by the lauded novel by Chris Kraus, Amazon's latest scripted series comes from Transparent's Jill Soloway and combines the whimsy of sexual desire and the heartbreaking reality of a crumbling marriage with a deft hand. Kathryn Hahn plays Chris, an unhappy »
The arrival of Dre and Bow’s new baby isn’t the only happy event in black-ish‘s world: The ABC comedy has been renewed for a fourth season, TVLine has learned.
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The Season 3 finale, which aired Wednesday, drew an audience of 4.8 million total viewers and earned a 1.3 in the demo, improving slightly on the previous week. »
Writer-actress Kathleen Robertson has scored a promising gig. The former “Boss” star has signed on to adapt “The Possibilities,” Kaui Hart Hemmings’ follow up novel to “The Descendants,” for Fox Searchlight. Deadline reports that Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”) is planning to direct the project, which centers on a grieving mother who loses her son in an avalanche and forms a friendship with a mysterious young girl.
Alexander Payne’s 2011 adaptation of “The Descendants” won him and his co-writers on the project an Academy Award. The family drama received four other Oscar nods including Best Picture, and grossed over $175 million at the box office.
Robertson, whose acting credits include “Murder in the First,” “Bates Motel,” and the original “90210,” completed the Writers Guild’s Showrunners Training Program. The source writes that she “recently adapted the 1994 satire ‘Swimming With Sharks’ for E! with Kevin Spacey executive producing and has her own dramedy ‘Your Time Is Up’ set up at Lifetime with Christina Applegate set to star.” Both projects hail from Lionsgate TV.
Kathleen Robertson to Adapt “The Possibilities” for Fox Searchlight was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Amazon has teamed with Grammy-winning hip-hop band The Roots and their Passyunk Productions to develop an animated children's series, South Street Sounds (working title), along with a live-action children's series. Both projects will be executive produced by The Roots' Tarik Trotter and Ahmir Thompson, their manager Shawn Gee (Soundclash) for Philly Films, and Brian Sher (Boss) for Category 5 Entertainment. Written by Becky Friedman (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) and… »
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content’s contemporary spy drama “Berlin Station” has been sold to several additional European countries, Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing and Distribution said Tuesday.
The show has been picked up by on-demand platform Tim for Italy; HBO Nordic for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland; and HBO Espana in Spain. “Berlin Station” has been chosen to participate in the upcoming 8th edition of Series Mania Festival’s U.S. selection, which is taking place in Paris April 12-23.
The show takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a whistle-blower. As previously announced, “Berlin Station” was recently renewed for a 10-episode second season, which begins production in the German capital on Friday.
- Leo Barraclough
Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.
Paramount Worldwide Television has announced a trio of international licensing deals for Berlin Station.
The spy drama will be available in Italy on TIMvision (the Tim on-demand television platform), in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on HBO Nordic and in Spain on HBO España.
Berlin Station is a contemporary spy drama that takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower.
The series airs on Epix in the U.S. and is also available in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Middle »
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“Redliners” is a high-octane series that mixes humor, romance and espionage, and centers on a pair of former operatives who get reactivated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while attempting to maintain their undercover lives.
Ware will play Anne DeWitt, a fiercely intelligent, formidably lethal, charmingly mysterious force of nature. One of Anne’s many secrets is that she is an ex-teacher and trainer in the fine art of assassination for a security firm known as The Service.
“Redliners” is based on short stories by best-selling “True Blood” author Charlaine Harris. Kelly Sue DeConnick and Shaun Cassidy co-wrote the pilot, and will serve as executive producers with David Janollari, who’s producing through his David Janollari Entertainment shingle. Universal Television is the studio.
Ware is best known for starring on ABC’s short-lived series “Betrayal,” and »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
NBC's Redliners has found its leading lady.
Based on short stories by Harris (NBC's Midnight, Texas), the high-octane project mixes humor, romance and espionage. It centers on a pair of former operatives who get reactivated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while attempting to maintain their undercover lives.
Ware will star as Anne Dewitt, a fiercely intelligent, formidably lethal, charmingly mysterious force of nature. One of Anne’s many secrets is that she is an ex-teacher/trainer »
- Lesley Goldberg
Friday’s Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8/7c) marks star Ian Somerhalder‘s third — and final — turn as director, and he’s promising plenty of “powerful” performances in his big send-off.
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“Our show is kind of famous for jamming a lot of story into one 44-minute episode, so what’s great about this one is that I really got the chance to let a few storylines live and coexist with one another,” Somerhalder tells TVLine. “For me, it’s simply about taking those cameras, putting them in front of »
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