‘Madam Secretary’: Tim Daly Suffers Ski Injury, Series’ Production Not Impacted
Dr. Henry McCord may be hobbling on crutches for a little white. Tim Daly, co-star of the CBS drama series Madam Secretary, has been involved in a skiing accident, breaking both of his legs.
While unfortunate, the injury is not expected to impact Daly’s work on the series, and he will appear in all episodes of the current third season as scheduled. The show’s production also won’t be impacted beyond the standard tweaks required to accommodate the actor while he is in a… Read
Fox Searchlight Lands Hot Sundance Docu ‘Step’ North Of $4 Million
EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has acquired world rights for north of $4 million for Step, a documentary that drew bidders like few films in that genre do. FSL not only bought the docu for distribution, but for remake rights as well. The Amanda Lipitz-directed film is about a step dance team in the charter school The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. That school opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers that their home… Read
Justin Timberlake On First Oscar Nomination: “I’m Really Humbled”
EXCLUSIVE: Prior to today, Justin Timberlake had been nominated for every top award in music except for … well, the two guys — Oscar and Tony. Today, Oscar danced, danced, danced into his pocket with a Best Song nomination for “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” from the soundtrack of the DreamWorks Animation pic Trolls. And it happened on the first soundtrack that he produced. That song was the most downloaded of 2016, a remarkable feat in that it bowed halfway through the year in… Read
Matt Cherniss On Building WGNA In Peak TV & Making America Part Of Net’s DNA
Tonight, WGN America launches the second season of its drama Outsiders, which taps into the struggles of small town America. Along with hit Underground Railroad thriller Underground, Outsiders was a breakout, helping fledgling WGN America to post double-digit year-over-year ratings growth in 2016, up +16% in total viewers from 2015, and grow its reach to 83 million homes.
In an interview with Deadline, WGN America General Manager Matt Cherniss talks about the network’s… Read
‘The Chi’: Jacob Latimore & Yolonda Ross Join Showtime Drama In Recasting
Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty) and Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down) have been cast as series regulars for Showtime’s hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios.
Created/executive produced by Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Reid and executive produced by Common and Kaplan, The Chi is a coming-of-age story that follows a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of… Read
As Hollywood’s Agencies Count, WME Leads The Oscar Nominations, Unless CAA Does
So the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out a couple of hundred Oscar nominations, give or take, on Tuesday morning. But who's counting?
Hollywood's major talent agencies, that’s who.
Internal score-keeping gets sticky, as clients move, split representation or otherwise confuse their business lives. But people briefed on the dealings of the two biggest agencies, WME and CAA, say each is claiming an edge in the nominee count. WME partisans are calling… Read
White House Issues Statement In Wake Of ‘SNL’ Writer Tweet, Urging People To Leave Barron Trump Alone
The White House has issued a statement urging people to leave President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son alone after a now-suspended Saturday Night Live writer snarked about Barron Trump via Twitter.
“It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight,” the White House Office of the Press Secretary reminded today in a statement. “The White House fully expects this tradition to continue… Read
Constanza Romero Wilson On Her Late Husband August Wilson’s Oscar Nomination
Of the writers in competition at the 2017 Oscars, Fences playwright August Wilson is singular in multiple respects. The only writing nominee to win a Pulitzer, Wilson is also of course the only posthumous nominee — the first writer granted a posthumous nomination since Bridget O'Connor for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011. Wilson died in 2005, bu his wife, artist and theater designer Constanza Romero Wilson, spoke with Deadline about her husband's legacy and what… Read
Netflix Reboots ‘Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’ For New Season
Netflix has been touting a huge ramp-up of reality series in 2017. One of the first shows announced as part of that is a new version of Bravo’s 2003 makeover series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Netflix said Tuesday that it has ordered eight episodes of the reboot, to begin production in the spring. Back are Queer Eye co-creators David Collins and Michael Williams of Scout Productions, who will executive produce with the company’s Rob Eric.
There is no casting… Read
‘Quantico’ Ticks Up Behind Resurgent ‘The Bachelor’; ‘Man With a Plan’ Ratings Grow More; ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Ties Low
UPDATE 2 PM: Quantico‘s move to Monday (with a creative recallibration) was even less impressive in the finals, with the drama’s Live+same day adults 18-49 rating slipping to 0.8, just a tenth higher than its last Sunday outing with less than a third of the lead-in. Meanwhile, NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice ticked up a tenth in the finals to a 1.1 for an -0.1 week-to-week drop, tying an all-time low instead of hitting a fresh one.
PREVIOUS 10 AM: ABC sophomore drama Quantico… Read
‘Rebel In The Rye’ Director Danny Strong On “Unbelievable” Story Behind ‘Catcher In The Rye’ – Sundance Studio
"The story behind how he came to write the book is unbelievable," Danny Strong said at the Sundance Film Festival about J.D. Salinger and the creation of The Catcher in the Rye. "It's this unbelievably powerful story of someone who went to war and was traumatized," the Rebel in the Rye director and writer added of the famously reclusive author of the classic American novel (watch the full interview above).
Joined by actors Zoey Deutch and Nicholas Hoult, the Empire… Read
‘La La Land’ Ticket Sales Jump As ‘Arrival’ Heads Back Into Theaters; ‘Lion’ Gets Ready To Roar, ‘Moonlight’ Expands
In the hours since the Oscar nominations, Fandango already is reporting 50% higher ticket sales than what would be expected on an average ticketing day for Oscar Best Picture front-runner La La Land. Meanwhile Paramount Pictures will see the number of theaters playing its Best Picture Oscar nominee Arrival increase from 180 theaters to 1,100 this weekend. And A24 is launching its Oscar nine-times nominated film Moonlight into its widest point of release with 1,000… Read