We’re also getting “Tuca & Bertie,” a new animated series about a pair of bird-besties voiced by Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish, and “What/If,” an anthology series that explores morality starring Renée Zellweger. Add to that “Wine Country” starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph, Season 3 of “Nailed It!,
Levi will emcee the award show on June 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fresh off DC Comics’ latest blockbuster, Levi is no stranger to superhero pics, having first appeared in “Thor: The Dark World” as the Asgardian hero Fandral. He also helped take home a SAG Award for the ensemble cast in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” in which he plays a new love interest for Rachel Brosnahan’s titular character in the second season. Previously, the actor was best known for portraying the reluctant CIA spy Chuck Bartowski on the NBC series “Chuck.”
Viewers might be treated to some musical numbers and performances as Levi is also a singer. In 2016, he earned a Tony nomination for best leading man in the Broadway production of “She Loves Me.
The “Shazam!” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star will host the 2019 awards ceremony taking place on June 17 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Levi follows past hosts including Tiffany Haddish, Adam Devine, Dwayne Johnson with Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Conan O’Brien, Rebel Wilson, Russell Brand, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg.
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This is the 28th edition of the awards show but only the third to honor both film and TV jointly. The 2019 categories and nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.
Levi currently stars in the DC superhero comedy “Shazam!” as directed by David F. Sandberg, which has already made $321.9 million worldwide. He’s also known for his work on “Chuck
Shazam! star Zachary Levi has been tapped to host the show this year, which recently expanded to include TV categories. The ceremony will air Monday, June 17 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt on MTV.
Levy follows a long list of high-profile hosts, including Tiffany Haddish, Adam Devine, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Conan O’Brien, Rebel Wilson, Russell Brand, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg.
The actor is currently starring in Shazam! as the superhero the main character turns into every time he says the hero’s name.
Levi rose to fame as the title character in the spy comedy series “Chuck,” which ran for five seasons from 2007 to 2012. Since then he has been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Fandral in the “Thor” films. He also appeared on Broadway twice, first in the original musical “First Date” (2013) and then in the revival “She Loves Me” (2016), the latter of which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.
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Most recently he joined the cast of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for its second season last fall, which won him a
Formerly known as just the MTV Movie Awards — which ran as such from 1992 to 2016 — the revamped version of the ceremony now includes awards for TV shows and small-screen stars. Tiffany Haddish hosted the award show’s inaugural outing in 2017, while Adam DeVine snagged the coveted gig in 2018.
It’s the kind of show where you never know what to expect.
Levi will follow in the footsteps of recent hosts Adam Devine, duo Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and last year's emcee, Tiffany Haddish.
The announcement comes as Levi's superhero feature film Shazam! just cleared the $100 million mark at the domestic box office. Earlier this month, it was also revealed that a sequel is in the works.
Levi has also starred in Thor: The Dark World, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Chuck.
The awards will be handed out at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The nominees ...
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“If the marketing is good enough by all the studios and the movies actually back up the hype with good quality,
Knobbe, who will work remotely from Florida, joins the agency after nearly two decades at Apa, where she was a partner and Co-Head of Comedy Touring.
“Jackie and I began our careers together as agents, and I’m looking forward to working with her again at Ut,” said Nick Nuciforo, Partner and Head of Comedy Touring at the agency. “She is one of the most experienced agents in the business, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our growing team.”
Said Knobbe: “I was drawn to working at UTA because their comedy touring business is second to none. There are valuable opportunities that exist for my clients across the agency, and I look
The official trailer for the third season of “Sneaky Pete” on Amazon Prime Video has been released, showing off the new lies and danger that con man Marius Josipovic (Giovanni Ribisi) finds himself in. Marin Ireland, Shane McRae, Libe Barer, Peter Gerety and Margo Martindale also perform in the new season, which premieres on May 10.
Jada Pinkett Smith will return with more than 20 episodes of “Red Table Talk” on Facebook Watch, starting on May 6. Smith is joined by her daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, for the multi-generational talk show, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. In the first season of the show, the women were joined by Will Smith, Gabrielle Union,
As TV networks target the African American market ever more aggressively, a corresponding rise in demand for content for that audience has meant a demonstrable increase in exclusive access to African American content creators who networks are clearly willing to pay up for.
It’s noteworthy that Knowles’ previous three TV specials — “Lemonade” (2016), “Life Is But a Dream” (2013) and the “On the Run” concert special (2014) — were all HBO broadcasts, but “Homecoming” was not. A likely explanation for that, according to Vulture, citing unnamed sources, is that binge-spending Netflix stepped in and offered
“Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate,” the 50th anniversary tribute to the original series by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, will premiere on Netflix on May 14. The special, which was taped at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, pays homage to the late ’60s series and includes Lily Tomlin, one of the original stars, playing her iconic Edith Ann and Ernestine characters. The lineup of celebrities for the tribute includes Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Snoop Dogg, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Margaret Cho, Bobby Moynihan, Rob Riggle, Tony Hale, Jameela Jamil and many more.
Behind The Scenes
Variety has exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the creation of the 200th episode of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” premiering April 20 at 11:30 a.m. on Discovery Family. For the first time in the series,
The offshoot follows Jessica Pearson (played once again by Suits alum Gina Torres) as she enters the dirty world of politics and becomes the right-hand fixer for Mayor Bobby Novak (Homeland‘s Morgan Spector). Brandt’s Stephanie Novak is a former lawyer, who is now a full-time mother and a loyal behind-the-scenes spouse.
Brandt currently stars in the CBS comedy Life in Pieces.
Watch the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be watching Tuca and Bertie when it comes to Netflix on May 3!
Hosted by original Laugh-In cast member Lily Tomlin and filmed at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater, the special will feature appearances by Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Chelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Rita Wilson, Jo Anne Worley, Snoop Dogg, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Jameela Jamil and more.
“The special, which was taped at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, is filled
From the creative team behind BoJack Horseman, the animated comedy series "is about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird."
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