‘SEAL Team’: John Glenn Joins CBS Series As New Showrunner, Two EPs Depart
EXCLUSIVE: CBS’ military drama series SEAL Team has tapped writer-producer John Glenn (NBC’s Allegiance) as new showrunner for the upcoming second season.
Created by Benjamin Cavell, SEAL Team was run by veteran Ed Redlich under a one-year deal he had signed for Season 1, with both serving as executive producers. Cavell and Redlich are departing the series as it is making a creative direction adjustment for Season 2.
SEAL Team has been a solid ratings performer for CBS… Read
‘The Middle’ Co-Creator On The “Bittersweet” Series Finale, Devoted Fans And Possible 10-Year Reboot
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains minor details about the series finale of The Middle.
If there is one word that The Middle co-creator and executive producer Eileen Heisler can describe the end of the popular ABC family sitcom, it would be “bittersweet.” Heisler and fellow creator and EP DeAnn Heline served up the season finale of The Middle aired tonight and fans of the show were very much in their feelings as they saw the Hecks drive off into the sunset as they took… Read
‘The Middle’ Series Finale: ABC’s Fond Farewell To America’s Beloved TV Family Is One “Heck Of A Ride”
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the series finale of The Middle.
The time has come for another beloved TV family to depart the airwaves and become a benchmark in pop culture history. Tonight, we said goodbye to the quirky and heartwarming antics of the Hecks from The Middle. Created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, the nine seasons of the popular ABC family sitcom came to an end with a two-part finale appropriately titled “A Heck of a Ride.”
The big… Read
Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Say The Weinstein Co. Owes Them $150,000
The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Co. owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the film and television rights to their book that explores the aftermath of the 2012 shooting that launched the Black Lives Mater movement.
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed documents in Delaware bankruptcy court, saying The Weinstein Co. and its television unit entered into a deal to purchase the rights to a possible movie and television series based… Read
‘Roseanne’ Finale: EP Bruce Helford On One Topic They Didn’t Get To Tackle, Season 2 Themes & Who May Be Back
SPOILER ALERT: This some story includes details about tonight’s season finale of Roseanne.
ABC’s Roseanne revival wrapped its first season tonight with another slice-of-life episode, in which the Conners are pushed to the brink by economic hardship. Dan is resorting to hiring undocumented workers in order to make enough money for Roseanne’s knee surgery, betraying his union and best friend Chuck in the process. Things go from bad to worse when the Conners’ basement gets… Read
Liam Neeson Suits Up For ‘Men In Black’ Spinoff
Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Sony Pictures’ spinoff of Men In Black, a pic to be directed by F. Gary Gray that seeks relaunch the franchise by expanding on what came before. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are already aboard the new pic, which is being written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and already has staked out a June 14, 2019 release date. Neeson will play the head of the MIB in London, where the film opens. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are… Read
‘Rectify’ Star Aden Young Inks With ICM Partners
EXCLUSIVE: Aden Young, who starred on Sundance TV’s Rectify for that drama’s four-season run, has signed with ICM Partners. The move comes as the veteran Australian actor is next up in the indie comedic drama Elsewhere opposite Jackie Weaver and Beau Bridges.
Young’s film credits include Geoffrey Wright's Metal Skin, Stuart Beattie's I, Frankenstein and the Australian film Don't Tell after getting his first role in Bruce Beresford’s 1991 pic Black Robe.
He earned a pair… Read
2017-18 TV Series Ratings Rankings: NFL Football, ‘Big Bang’ Top Charts
CBS’ The Big Bang Theory will finish the 2017-2018 TV season as the country's most watched series with an average of 18.634 million viewers. NBC's NFL Sunday Night Football is the season's highest-rated series in the key 18-49 demographic, with a 6.2 rating; it also takes the No. 2 spot in overall audience (18.285M).
In the demo, NBC’s sophomore series This is Us (5.4) follows football, while Big Bang ranks No. 5 (4.4).
In a TV season that re-defined “new” and “canceled,” … Read
Cohen Media Group Sets ‘Palmer’ Scribe Cheryl Guerriero To Adapt ‘Maiden Voyage’
EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group has tapped Cheryl Guerriero, who wrote the Black List script Palmer, to pen the film adaptation to Tania Aebi’s memoir Maiden Voyage.
The novel is a true story of 18-year old Aebi who became the first American woman and the youngest to sail around the world solo. Aebi challenged herself physically and mentally to accomplish this history-making event in 1987 that inspired teenage girls across America to take up sailing.
Cohen exec Erica… Read
Richard Gere Confirmed For First Major TV Role In BBC Drama ‘MotherFatherSon’
Richard Gere is confirmed to star alongside Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) and Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach) in MotherFatherSon, an eight-part drama for BBC Two from Tom Rob Smith (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story).
As we reported last month, Gere will play Max, a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. McCrory will play Kathryn, a British heiress who has been estranged from Max following the… Read
‘Charmed’: Holly Marie Combs Hopes Reboot “Is Far Better Than The Marketing”
Original Charmed star Holly Marie Combs has been fairly outspoken about her thoughts on the upcoming CW reboot and is speaking out again, this time in response to an article which she believes misrepresented her comments on the new series.
Combs, who played Piper Halliwell in the original, posted a screenshot of her full response on Twitter, writing that she appreciates “the jobs and opportunities the Charmed reboot has created,” adding “But I will never understand what… Read
Chad Stahelski Set To Direct ‘Analog’ For Lionsgate
John Wick franchise filmmaker Chad Stahelski will return to work for Lionsgate, directing Analog, based on the sci-fi Image Comic.
Ryan J. Condal, the co-creator of USA’s Colony is adapting from comic written by Gerry Duggan and illustrated by David O'Sullivan. Stahelski is producing with David Leitch under their 87eleven label.
Pic takes place six years in the future where the internet is used only for porn after the world is ‘mass-doxxed’; a situation that has removed… Read