TV News

‘American Idol’: Idina Menzel to Mentor Disney-Themed Night (Exclusive)

‘American Idol’: Idina Menzel to Mentor Disney-Themed Night (Exclusive)
For the first time in forever, “American Idol” will host a Disney-themed night on the ABC singing competition. And the contestants will get get a little help from Queen Elsa of “Frozen” herself. Guest mentor Idina Menzel – who voiced the lead character and sang the iconic anthem “Let it Go” in the film — will be on hand to guide the top 10 on the April 29 episode, Variety has learned exclusively.

Menzel will be working with the Idols next week, after America eliminates four contestants on the Monday night’s show (April 23). In this episode, the top 14 contestants will perform solo,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘Grey’s Anatomy': Geena Davis Will Reprise Her Role As Dr Nicole Herman

  • The Wrap
‘Grey’s Anatomy': Geena Davis Will Reprise Her Role As Dr Nicole Herman
Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis will reprise her role as Dr. Nicole Herman in the penultimate episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14, TheWrap has learned.

We last saw Dr. Herman in Season 11, and she and Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) had a strained but special mentor-mentee relationship. Knowing she had a brain tumor, Herman wanted to impart as much knowledge about pediatrics and fetal surgery to Arizona as she possibly could. She ended up getting brain surgery, but eventually went blind after complications.

According to the episode’s logline, Davis will return as Dr. Herman to present Arizona with an exciting opportunity — could this be how Arizona will be written off the show? It wouldn’t be the first time a character left Grey Sloan Memorial for another career opportunity — we’re looking at you, Cristina Yang.

Also Read: Ellen Pompeo: It's 'Absolutely Not True' That 'Grey's Anatomy' Salary Hike Led to Co-Stars' Exits (Video)

It was announced in March that Capshaw and co-star Sarah Drew, who plays Dr. April Kepner, will not be returning to the medical drama after this season concludes.

Capshaw and Drew filmed their final scenes on Thursday, creator Shonda Rhimes said on Instagram.

“I need to devote a whole day just to celebrate Jessica and just to celebrate Sarah,” Rhimes said in her caption, promising she had “more to say” about the actress’ “magic.”

The penultimate episode airs on ABC on May 10. “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 will conclude on Thursday, May 17.

Read original story ‘Grey’s Anatomy': Geena Davis Will Reprise Her Role As Dr Nicole Herman At TheWrap
See full article at The Wrap »

Noah Emmerich Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix Drama ‘The Spy’

Noah Emmerich Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Netflix Drama ‘The Spy’
Noah Emmerich has been cast in the upcoming Netflix drama “The Spy” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen.

The six-episode series tells the story of Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen), a spy for Israel in Syria in the early 1960s. Cohen managed to embed himself into Syrian high society and rise through the ranks of their politics. His actions, connections, ultimately his death have had lasting consequences, shaping the Middle East as it is today.

Emmerich will play Dan Peleg, described as a charming, rumpled and brilliant Mossad trainer. He is wise, wary and stubborn, and has a tendency to blur the boundaries between the personal and professional.
See full article at Variety - TV News »

9JKL: Cancelled by CBS; No Second Season for Monday Night Sitcom

9JKL: Cancelled by CBS; No Second Season for Monday Night Sitcom
Looks like Josh is getting evicted. CBS has cancelled its 9JKL TV show, after just one season.

In November, the Tiffany Network ordered three additional scripts and subsequently the full episodes, but it seems that's where the good news ends. It is "effectively cancelled," according to THR, although the news outlet didn't bother with any qualifiers in its tweet on the 9JKL cancellation.

A CBS sitcom, 9JKL stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Elliott Gould, Linda Lavin,
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Muhammad Ali Limited Series ‘8 Fights’ in the Works at CBS All Access

Muhammad Ali Limited Series ‘8 Fights’ in the Works at CBS All Access
CBS All Access is developing “8 Fights — The Life of Muhammad Ali,” a limited series that will tell the story of eight critical moments in the life of the legendary boxer. Each of the eight episodes episode will be framed by one of Ali’s fights. The story of each episode, however will focus on Ali’s internal struggles and the drama of his life outside the ring. The project will explore the heart and mind of one of the most consequential and controversial figures of the 20th century.

The limited series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Ash vs Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled; Bruce Campbell Tweets Emotional Message

Ash vs Evil Dead Has Been Cancelled; Bruce Campbell Tweets Emotional Message
It’s looking like lackluster ratings have nailed the final coffin in Starz’ “Ash vs Evil Dead” as the series has been cancelled. Taking to Twitter, Bruce Campbell gave an emotional message that pays respect not just to the series but also to the history of the Evil Dead franchise itself. “Ash Vs Evil Dead has […]
See full article at Dread Central »

Hulu Lands All Episodes of ‘Friday Night Lights’

Hulu Lands All Episodes of ‘Friday Night Lights’
Hulu has planted its flag in Dillon, Texas, grabbing streaming rights to all five seasons of the beloved NBC/DirecTV drama “Friday Night Lights.”

The series’ 76 episodes went live on Hulu Friday morning. “FNL” episodes are also available for streaming on Amazon.

Although the pact is not exclusive, Hulu has sought to bulk up its roster of shows with rabid fan followings as well as shows with vast libraries. The arrival of NBC’s long-running “ER” on Hulu earlier this year has prompted a big response from TV critics and fans alike rediscovering the medical sudser.

Friday Night Lights,” created
See full article at Variety - TV News »

The Powerful Final Scene in Scandal's Series Finale Includes a Pretty Sweet Cameo

The Powerful Final Scene in Scandal's Series Finale Includes a Pretty Sweet Cameo
Attention lovers of liberty: spoilers for the series finale of Scandal lurking below!

Did you really think Shonda Rhimes was going to let Scandal's final episode end without one last squeeze of your tear ducts? The epic series finale, "Over a Cliff," is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. There's the crushing death of a beloved character, the conclusion of Olivia and Fitz's will-they-or-won't-they relationship, and even a jailhouse wedding. But the best moment of all comes in the episode's last few minutes.

Shortly after we see Olivia strutting through the National Mall in her trademark white trench coat one final time,
See full article at BuzzSugar »

‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women

‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Accused of Recruiting for NXIVM, Group Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding Women
Actress Allison Mack, known for her work on the superhero TV series “Smallville,” was arrested Friday and accused of recruiting women into a purported self-help organization, NXIVM, in which they were required to work and have sex with the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, prosecutors said.

U.S. attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement Friday that Mack recruited women for Raniere, and that the women were “exploited, both sexually and for their labor.” He said Mack, who was arrested in Brooklyn, New York, is accused of “directly or implicitly” requiring women “to engage in sexual activity with Raniere. In exchange for this, Mack received financial and other benefits from Raniere.”

Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March. He traveled there after The New York Times published a report in October about the group branding women. Mack’s involvement with the group has long been a subject of speculation: She can be seen in a series of conversations posted to YouTube last year, smilingly interviewing Raniere about his teachings.

His charges in March involve sex trafficking and conspiring to force labor. According to Donoghue, Raniere, known within the group as “The Vanguard,” created “a secret society of women whom he had sex with and branded with his initials, coercing them with the threat of releasing their highly personal information and taking their assets.”
See full article at The Wrap »

Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET

Janelle Monae’s ‘Dirty Computer’ Film to Premiere on MTV and BET
Janelle Monae’s new 44-minute “emotion picture” for “Dirty Computer” will premiere on MTV and BET on April 26, the companies announced. Monae’s album will be released the following day.

The film, which co-stars Tessa Thompson is described in a press release as “the story of a young woman named Jane 57821 (Janelle Monae), who is living in a totalitarian near-future society where citizens are referred to as ‘computers.’ … ‘Dirty Computer’ explores humanity and what truly happens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when mind and machines merge, and when the government chooses fear over freedom.
See full article at Variety - TV News »

The Top 10 Cartoon Psychopaths of All-Time

Whether you agree with Watchmojo or not some of the cartoon psychopaths on this list are truly unnerving and deserve their spot simply because they’re not all there, and in some cases you might have to wonder if their creators are all there as well. It’s one thing for a cartoon to be crazy and completely out of control but to actively create a character like this seems to beg the question of the mental health of the individual creating them. Of course it’s all fiction and for TV but the underlying belief is still that if a person creates

The Top 10 Cartoon Psychopaths of All-Time
See full article at TVovermind.com »

The Weinstein Co. Names Executive With Experience In Restructuring To Board Of Directors

The Weinstein Co. has appointed Ivona Smith, an executive with experience in corporate restructuring and working with distressed assets, as an independent director. The Board made the decision to add an additional independent director as part of its ongoing discussions with the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Smith to our Board,” said Chairman Robert Weinstein. “Ms. Smith brings not only…
See full article at Deadline TV »

‘Jane the Virgin’ Finale’: Series Creator On That Shocking Twist, ‘Dallas’-Inspired Cliffhanger, Season 5 & Show’s Endgame

Spoiler ALERTt: The story includes details about the Season 4 finale of Jane the Virgin on the CW. What??? That was probably the reaction of every Jane the Virgin fan watching the Season 4 finale after the final scene. The show is known for loading its season finales with big twists and cliffhangers in the final minutes but tonight’s was the mother of all twists — Jane, walking into Rafael’s apartment expecting a wedding proposal from him instead came face to face with a…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Dazed and Infused

Oh man, I was really into the second half of this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — like, perched on the edge of my seat and all. And then… it just kinda ended?

We had sweated out FitzSimmons’ attempt to delay the inevitable/buy some time, by dawdling with the repair work on the particle infusion chamber — until, that is, Ruby effectively hurried the “adorable” scientists by whaling on Fitz repeatedly, with Simmons next in line for a beating.

Then, once the machine was ready and headstrong Ruby insisted on merging with the gravitonium, well-founded horror stories be damned,
See full article at TVLine.com »

‘Jane the Virgin’ Boss on Season 4 Finale: ‘I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise’

‘Jane the Virgin’ Boss on Season 4 Finale: ‘I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Chapter Eighty-One,” the season 4 finale of “Jane The Virgin.”

The fourth season finale of “Jane The Virgin” was supposed to be a time of celebration: Alba (Ivonne Coll) became an American citizen; Rafael (Justin Baldoni) planned to propose to Jane (Gina Rodriguez); Rogelio’s (Jaime Camil) American telenovela was back on track; Xo (Andrea Navedo) was fighting cancer; and the charges against Petra (Yael Grobglas) were dropped and she was in a happy relationship with J.R. (Rosario Dawson).

But show wouldn’t be living up to its true
See full article at Variety - TV News »

10 Really Weird Facts about Skeletor’s Body

If you remember Skeletor from He-Man then you had a good childhood. But there are many things about this nefarious guy that a lot of us probably took for granted since we were so enamored of the show. For instance, just how in the world does a guy with a skeleton face get treated as normally as anyone else? Wouldn’t you think his appearance would raise a few eyebrows? And wouldn’t he have some effect upon his enemies that would make them tremble just a little more? Well, maybe he would if he had actually come up with any evil

10 Really Weird Facts about Skeletor’s Body
See full article at TVovermind.com »

‘Jane the Virgin’ Finale: 5 Theories Explaining That Massive Twist

‘Jane the Virgin’ Finale: 5 Theories Explaining That Massive Twist
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Jane the Virgin,” Season 4, Episode 17, “Chapter Eighty-One.”]

Well, we really didn’t see that one him coming.

While “Jane the Virgin” hinted that something huge and unforeseen would happen in the finale, that felt as if it were an obvious promise. After all, it’s a show based on a telenovela. But what would it be this time? Many hints pointed to another death or a deep, dark secret in Rafael’s (Justin Baldoni) past that would put a monkey wrench in his future happiness with Jane (Gina Rodriguez).

Viewers had become somewhat used to the usual twists — dead bodies! secret twins! — by now. Besides, after the show killed off Jane’s husband Michael (Brett Dier) before the third season even reached its halfway point, it felt as if viewers couldn’t be that blindsided again… until Friday’s Season 4 finale.

Throughout the episode, Rafael had acted despondent and upset
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Jane the Virgin's Shocking Finale Twist Will 'Reset Things in a Serious Way'

Jane the Virgin's Shocking Finale Twist Will 'Reset Things in a Serious Way'
Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Jane the Virgin‘s Season 4 finale. Proceed at your own risk!

Jane the Virgin wrapped up Season 4 on Friday with a dramatic twist straight out of a telenovela. At the close of the episode, Rafael admitted to Jane that he lied about Sin Rostro giving him info on his birth parents. So what was his big secret, which led him to temporarily hit the bottle? Raf then stepped back to reveal Jane’s dead husband Michael (played by Brett Dier) standing in his apartment! #HolyCrap

Elsewhere, Jr learned that Petra had lied about
See full article at TVLine.com »

Supernatural Review: “Funeralia” Hints at the Future of the Show

Supernatural‘s 13th season has been something of a renaissance. Though I would contend that they hit bottom years ago and have steadily gotten better every year for the last six years or so, thirteen has still had a noticeable difference. I’m certain that some of the difference is bringing back long lost characters like Lucifer and Gabriel, but really the stories have been meatier and the characters are being explored further. Supernatural has always thrived on the strength of its supporting cast, and those recurring players haven’t been this good in a long time. The most obvious reason I’m complimenting the supporting

Supernatural Review: “Funeralia” Hints at the Future of the Show
See full article at TVovermind.com »

‘Genius: Picasso’ Review: Antonio Banderas Spices Up a Painfully Banal Portrait of the Great Abstract Artist

“Genius: Picasso” is a telling title in how it orders those two words. Though last year’s debut season of the National Geographic anthology series didn’t feel the need to incorporate “Einstein” into its name, the second season makes sure the brand takes priority over the subject — and the creative elements follow suit.

Season 2 is a painful bore. Using the same formula devised for an entirely different character, “Genius: Picasso” short-shrifts the few compelling angles it touches upon in favor of covering a wide swath of the painter’s life. Again, there are two stories running in parallel to each other: One is of Picasso in his early twenties, with Alex Ross depicting a passionate artist finding his vision. The other, largely framed around the Nazi occupation of Paris, follows an older Picasso played by Antonio Banderas.

Each timeline has its strong points (Ross and Banderas both among them
See full article at Indiewire Television »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.