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As if record-breaking gold medals aren’t enough, Michael Phelps has added the title of reality show co-host to his list of accomplishments. Also in today’s TV news roundup, Bella Thorne is signed on to executive produce a Lifetime movie, starring Cierra Ramirez and Gregg Sulkin.
Lifetime has greenlit TV movie “Drink, Slay, Love,” which is based on the Ya vampire novel of the same name. Bella Thorne is attached as an executive producer and Vanessa Parise will direct the project that hails from Sepia Films and Just Singer Entertainment. Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters”), Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It”) and Zach Peladeau (“i-Zombie”) will star. The TV movie is set to debut in 2017.
We tv has ordered a new unscripted series, “Hustle & Soul,” which will follow the owner and head chef of Brooklyn’s Pink Tea Cup on his quest to receive the prestigious Michelin Star. The network has ordered six, hourlong »
- Arya Roshanian
Seeso has ordered a sixth season of its stand-up comedy series Funny as Hell. The six-episode season will start production July 26 at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. Season 6 again will be hosted by Jon Dore (Inside Amy Schumer) and feature comedians Cameron Esposito, Eugene Mirman, Janeane Garofalo, Beth Stelling, Aparna Nancherla, Kurt Metzger, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Liza Treyger, the Lucas Brothers, Byron Bowers, Sean Patton, Sam Morril, James Davis, Ian… »
In my review of the Better Call Saul season 2 finale, I noted that Saul has essentially become two shows in one: the legal and romantic adventures of Jimmy McGill, which occasionally offer reminders of the show where we first met him; and the rising criminal career of Mike Ehrmantraut, which at the moment is hip-deep in Breaking Bad villains — but not necessarily the one everybody's waiting for. Earlier today, I spoke with Saul creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould about the finale, the character who was implied (in a puzzle that fans online solved before the producers were expecting them to) but not shown, juggling the two shows in one, the great supporting performances by Rhea Seehorn and Michael McKean, and more. Their answers (with full spoilers, of course) are coming up just as soon as I want coffee but I do not want cream... You guys did an interview »
- Alan Sepinwall
3 items from 2016
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