TV News

Jennifer Lopez Talks Plans to Direct, 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' Delay and 'World of Dance'

Jennifer Lopez Talks Plans to Direct, 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' Delay and 'World of Dance'
Jennifer Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas have a comfortable rapport. Sharing a couch in the stark white Universal Studios lot office of their Nuyorican Productions shingle, the 48-year-old CEO (more familiar as an international film, television and music star) eats a chicken salad, while her producing partner, 56, rattles through their colorful two-decade history and pauses only to steal a crouton off Lopez’s plate.

It’s an earned intimacy. The pair first worked together in 1998, when Goldsmith-Thomas, then an ICM agent, poached the multihyphenate from CAA. Goldsmith-Thomas has worn a variety of hats since: After a turn at ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

‘Code Black’ Canceled After Three Seasons at CBS

‘Code Black’ Canceled After Three Seasons at CBS
CBS has pulled the plug on medical drama “Code Black” after three seasons.

Series creator and showrunner Michael Seitzman first broke the news on Twitter.

“Dear #CodeBlack fans, the sad news came today that we were cancelled,” he wrote. “It’s been a true joy to make this show and watch your response every week. Thank you for all of your passion. Truly, our best episodes have yet to air. We hope you’ll watch and enjoy them. We made them for you.”

The series takes place in the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where the high number often outnumbered the
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘Queer Eye’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date at Netflix – and It’s Really Soon

‘Queer Eye’ Season 2 Gets Premiere Date at Netflix – and It’s Really Soon
The new Fab Five are coming back to Netflix really, really soon.

The streaming service announced Thursday that it has set a June 15 premiere date for “Queer Eye” Season 2, just two months after the reboot was renewed for a second installment.

The new “Queer Eye” hit Netflix earlier this year, introducing us to the new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

Here’s the official logline for the next batch of episodes: This season, the Queer Eye Fab Five return to the Georgia heartland, forging connections with communities from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from self-love and faith, to immigration and how to make the perfect homemade poke bowls and more!

“These series
See full article at The Wrap »

Former ‘Bachelorette’ Star Says She Was Drugged and ‘Accosted’ During the Show

  • The Wrap
Former ‘Bachelorette’ Star Says She Was Drugged and ‘Accosted’ During the Show
Meredith Phillips, a former star of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” has come forward saying she was drugged and “accosted” during her time on the show.

Phillips, who served as the Bachelorette on the show’s second season in 2004, said in an interview on the Reality Steve podcast that a massage therapist for the show drugged and “accosted” her in the tub of the room where she was staying.

Phillips said the woman, hired by one of the show’s producers, gave her a pill that made her drowsy.

“The last thing I remember is she got naked and she was in the tub with me, rubbing my back, and rubbing areas that she probably shouldn’t have,” she said, adding that she woke up naked with little memory of what had transpired.

She did not
See full article at The Wrap »

John Malkovich To Play Hercule Poirot In ‘The ABC Murders’ For BBC One

John Malkovich To Play Hercule Poirot In ‘The ABC Murders’ For BBC One
The next installment in BBC One’s collection of Agatha Christie stories will be The ABC Murders. Sarah Phelps is adapting the classic 1936 title with John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot and Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome. Filming is due to begin in June on the three-part drama which marks the return of Poirot to television and continues BBC One and Agatha Christie Limited's production deal that will see the latter and Mammoth Screen deliver six more Christie adaptations…
See full article at Deadline TV »

‘Terror’ Breakout Adam Nagaitis Joins HBO Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’

‘Terror’ Breakout Adam Nagaitis Joins HBO Miniseries ‘Chernobyl’
Adam Nagaitis, who recently earned rave reviews as the villainous Cornelius Hickey on AMC’s “The Terror,” has joined the ensemble of the HBO limited series “Chernobyl.”

Jessie Buckley, Adrian Rawlins, and Con O’Neill have also joined Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson, and Nagaitis’ “Terror” co-star Jared Harris, who had been previously announced.

Production on the series began last month in Lithuania. The show will debut on HBO in the U.S. and on Sky Atlantic in various territories, as well as on their streaming service Now TV.

Penned by Craig Mazin, the five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of
See full article at Variety - TV News »

'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Sets Streaming Date for Netflix Series 'Disenchantment'

'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening Sets Streaming Date for Netflix Series 'Disenchantment'
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Netflix have scheduled their new fantasy-minded animated comedy series, Disenchantment, to debut in August.

"Viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci," Netflix said of the show. "Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses and lots of human fools."

Broad City's Abbi Jacobson ("Bean"), Eric Andre ("Luci") and Nat Faxon ("Elfo") lead Disenchantment's voice cast.
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Kim Cattrall to Star in CBS All Access Series ‘Tell Me a Story’

Kim Cattrall to Star in CBS All Access Series ‘Tell Me a Story’
Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of the upcoming CBS All Access series “Tell Me a Story.”

The series takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of the serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an tale of love, loss, greed, revenge, and murder

Cattrall will play Colleen, an unlikely and very nontraditional grandmother. When her son moves back home, bringing with him a troubled teenager, Kayla, this former chorus girl
See full article at Variety - TV News »

'Watchmen': Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson to Star in Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot

'Watchmen': Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson to Star in Damon Lindelof's HBO Pilot
A day after sharing a lengthy (and heartfelt) open letter about his approach to adapting Watchmen, Damon Lindelof and HBO have announced the star-studded cast of the drama pilot take on Alan Moore's beloved comic series.

The Leftovers grad Regina King will reunite with Lindelof on the HBO pilot and lead a cast that also includes Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Adelaide Clemens (Rectify) and Andrew Howard (Hatfields and McCoys).

Details about their respective characters are being kept under wraps.

Lindelof's take is ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

'The Chew' Cancelled Nearly Six Months After Mario Batali's Scandal to Make Way for More 'Gma'

'The Chew' Cancelled Nearly Six Months After Mario Batali's Scandal to Make Way for More 'Gma'
It's time to say goodbye to a daytime favorite. On May 23, ABC announced that they have cancelled The Chew after seven years to make way for a third hour of Good Morning America, which will take over the 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/PT time slot.

The sad news comes nearly six months after one of the hosts, Mario Batali, was fired following his sexual misconduct scandal, and one year after Daphne Oz exited the program.

"After seven seasons, 1454 episodes, multiple Emmy nominations and two Emmy Awards, The Chew will cease production at the end of this season but will continue to air as planned until September with all-new episodes airing in June," said the press release. Since Gma is the "No. 1 morning show," they believe "there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour.” The company called the move bittersweet, and they made
See full article at Closer Weekly »

Back to Stoneybrook! A Modernized Baby-Sitters Club Show Is in the Works

Back to Stoneybrook! A Modernized Baby-Sitters Club Show Is in the Works
After over three decades since the begging of the beloved book series, The Baby-Sitters Club is getting a modern-day TV adaptation! The books - which spanned from 1986 to 2000 - focused on a group of girlfriends and babysitters living in Stoneybrook, Ct. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will feature all of the original main characters and reportedly tackle topics such as divorce, racism, and inclusivity.

The series is being backed by some industry heavyweights, too. Walden Media, the production company behind The Chronicles of Narnia, and Michael De Luca Productions, which produced Moneyball and many other critically acclaimed movies, are producing the series. Meanwhile, Broad City's Lucia Aniello is currently in talks to direct with Glow and Supergirl's Rachel Shukert potentially showrunning.
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Emilia Clarke Just Gave Us a Warning About Her Final Scene in Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke Just Gave Us a Warning About Her Final Scene in Game of Thrones
We won't see Emilia Clarke back on our TV screens until 2019, when the last season of Game of Thrones premieres, but the 31-year-old Solo actress recently teased what we can expect from the final few episodes. Let's just say we're shook. While speaking to Vanity Fair, Clarke said Daenerys Targaryen's last scene "f*cked me up . . . knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone's mouth of what Daenerys is."

Are you hyperventilating yet? Um, yeah, us too. This isn't the first time Clarke has kept fans on the edge of their seats about the highly anticipated finale, which will close out what has been one of HBO's most popular shows. "I've become an emotional wreck on set," she told Good Morning America cohosts Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan, and George Stephanopoulos. "They're like 'Emilia, it's Ok,' and I'm like, 'But it's the last time!'"

Related:
See full article at Popsugar »

J.K. Simmons Teases James Cromwell on ‘Counterpart,’ ‘Howards End’ Team Talks #MeToo at Fyc Event

J.K. Simmons Teases James Cromwell on ‘Counterpart,’ ‘Howards End’ Team Talks #MeToo at Fyc Event
If “Counterpart” fans were excited about the news of James Cromwell joining the cast of Starz’s sci-fi espionage drama, it’s nothing compared to how series lead J.K. Simmons felt when he heard the news.

“I was so excited. As they were talking about casting, I was hoping it would be [Cromwell],” Simmons told Variety on the red carpet at the Starz Fyc event on Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “I just finished shooting the first half of the season, basically all of my scenes with him. It was a great for a number of reasons because James is great,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Comcast’s Fox Bid Would Carry Less Antitrust Risk Than Disney’s, Expert Says

Contrary to the opinions of some financial analysts, one antitrust expert sees Comcast’s planned all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox as less of a risk than Disney’s pending offer in terms of potential regulatory interference. Geoffrey Manne, executive director of the International Center for Law and Economics, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Or, notes in a new report (read it here) that Comcast’s deal would be a “vertical” merger, combining…
See full article at Deadline TV »

‘9-1-1’ Production Designer Tackles Fiery Plane Crash, Ballroom Collapse & Tiger Attack With Season 1

Collaborating with Ryan Murphy on series including Scream Queens, American Horror Story and American Crime Story, production designer Jeffrey Mossa found a new level of spectacle and logistical difficulty with the producer's first responder procedural series 9-1-1, in which each episode presented an array of disasters to produce for the screen. Finding out about 9-1-1 halfway through American Horror Story: Cult with the belief that he'd be working on American Crime Story…
See full article at Deadline TV »

Netflix Partners with The Obamas for Multi-Year Deal

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. The Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features. These projects will be available to the 125 million member Netflix households in 190 countries. They have established Higher Ground Productions as the entity under which they will produce content for Netflix. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks

Netflix Partners with The Obamas for Multi-Year Deal
See full article at TVovermind.com »

‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ Team on Novel Inspiration for Their ‘Enchanted Chiller’

When writer Beatrix Christian and director Larysa Kondracki first set out to adapt Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” there was a sense of “Is it necessary to tell this story again?” In fact, Kondracki says, “the press protested me and were constantly saying, ‘Why do this?'”

After all, the story about four schoolgirls who disappear during a picnic in the 1900s was legendary among the Australian audience, and it had already been turned into a story for the screen by Peter Weir (in 1975) — a project both women say was “perfect on its own.”

But after reading the book again,
See full article at Variety - TV News »

‘Baskets’ Renewed by FX for Season 4

FX has renewed Zach Galifianakis’ “Baskets” for a fourth season.

“Baskets continues to deliver thanks to the dream creative team led by Jonathan Krisel and Zach Galifianakis, and we couldn’t be happier to order a fourth season to air next year,” said Eric Schrier FX co-president of original programming. “Each season brings us closer to the Baskets family and their pursuit of life, love and clowning glory. Our thanks to the producers and the cast for making Baskets such a joy to watch.”

“Baskets” is exec produced by Jonathan Krisel, Galifianakis, Marc Gurvitz, Andrea Pett-Joseph, and Anna Dokoza. The
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Baskets Renewed for Season 4 at FX

FX will be clowning around for at least another year: The cable net has renewed comedy series Baskets for a fourth season.

“Baskets continues to deliver, thanks to the dream creative team led by Jonathan Krisel and Zach Galifianakis, and we couldn’t be happier to order a fourth season to air next year,” said Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX Networks. “Each season brings us closer to the Baskets family and their pursuit of life, love and clowning glory. Our thanks to the producers and the cast for making Baskets such a joy to watch.”

Season 3 of the series,
See full article at TVLine.com »

‘Baskets’ Renewed For Fourth Season By FX

FX has ordered a fourth season of of Zach Galifianakis' hit dark comedy series Baskets. "Baskets continues to deliver thanks to the dream creative team led by Jonathan Krisel and Zach Galifianakis, and we couldn't be happier to order a fourth season to air next year," said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. "Each season brings us closer to the Baskets family and their pursuit of life, love and clowning glory. Our thanks to…
See full article at Deadline TV »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.