‘Furious 7′ Extended Clip: Who’s Up For A Little Skydriving?
No denying that those Fast & Furious folks pretty much have done it all with four wheels on the road and quite often a ways above it. But parachuting out of a plane in their cars? Here’s an extended clip from Furious 7, in which Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez hold up their end of the mission, while Tyrese Gibson needs a wee bit of nudging. This footage aired tonight near the end of the premiere episode of USA Network’s DIG. The Universal… Read
‘Food, Inc’ Helmer’s ‘Merchants Of Doubt’ Leads Specialty Debuts: Preview
The post-Oscars floodgates have opened, with a dozen-plus new limited-release titles heading into theater. Depending on one’s definition of “specialty release,” there likely won’t be a spectacular standout this weekend, though Sony Classics’ doc Merchants Of Doubt should make good headway. Robert Kenner’s previous docu, 2008’s Oscar-nominated Food, Inc, was a box office success. Screen Media Films will open the 2014 SXSW title Faults by Riley Stearns in theaters and… Read
Parminder Nagra Cast In ABC Pilot ‘The Kingmakers’
The Blacklist alumna Parminder Nagra has joined the cast of the ABC drama pilot The Kingmakers. Written and executive produced by Sallie Patrick, Kingmakers, from ABC Studios, centers on Eli, a young man whose sister Julia is found dead during her freshman year at an elite Ivy League university. He adopts a new identity to infiltrate the school and its century-old secret society – consisting of privileged students, ambitious faculty and high-profile alums – in order to… Read
Matthew Lillard To Star In ‘Problem Child’ NBC Pilot
Matthew Lillard is set as the male lead opposite Erinn Hayes in Problem Child, NBC's single-camera comedy pilot inspired by the 1990 Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting a troubled 7-year-boy who wreaks havoc in their lives and leaves a path of destruction anywhere he goes. The TV adaptation, written by Scot Armstrong, is described as a family show about the cat-and-mouse game between a set of parents… Read
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Review: Tina Fey Netflix Comedy More Than Funny, Says Dominic Patten
More than two years after 30 Rock wrapped up, Tina Fey is back with a new comedy looking at the foibles of modern life and NYC. Except this time the series created by the SNL alum and 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock is on Netflix not NBC and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt goes to some rather dark places with a disarming sunny disposition. As my video review about says, the Ellie Kemper-starring series that debuts its entire 13-episode first season early tomorrow on the… Read
Larry David Cracks Wise On Broadway – Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That: Review
Very funny. Occasionally very, very funny. Four-stars funny. If that's all you need to know about Larry David's Fish In The Dark, his debut as a Broadway twofer—playwright and actor—then read no more. Take a flier, be my guest.
Or maybe not. I'm not usually one to put a price… Read
Daniel Sharman To Star In CBS Pilot ‘LFE'; Joe Spano In Fox’s ‘48 Hours Til Monday’
Teen Wolf star Daniel Sharman has been cast as a lead in the CBS medical drama pilot LFE, from The Dan Jinks Co. and CBS TV. Written/co-executive produced by Paul Downs Colaizzo, LFE is described as a high-octane medical procedural revolving around second-year residents at New York City's top hospital as they attempt to balance their god complexes with their humanity. Sharman will play Joe, a good-hearted, expertly talented surgical resident. In addition to his starring… Read
Chuck Lorre Remembers Leonard Nimoy In ‘Big Bang Theory’ Vanity Card
Leonard Nimoy, who died last week, made a voice-over appearance on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory three years ago this week. That night, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) bought Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) a pair of Star Trek keepsake collectibles. Sheldon, of course, breaks his while playing with it and clandestinely tries to switch his toy with Leonard’s. Then Sheldon’s conscience — Nimoy’s voice — starts to get to nag at him. Tonight, series creator Chuck Lorre used… Read
‘True Blood’s Rutina Wesley To Star In ‘Broad Squad’, More ABC Pilots Add Cast
Rutine Wesley, coming off playing Sookie’s best friend Tara on True Blood for seven seasons, has been cast as one of the four leads in ABC's period female-cop procedural drama pilot Broad Squad, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Coky Giedroyc. A fictionalized account of the graduating class of Boston's first female patrol officers in 1978, the project centers on four newly minted cops — Eileen, Molly (Charlotte Spencer), Lisa (Cody Horn) and Joanne (Wesley) &mdash… Read
Harrison Ford “OK” After L.A. Plane Crash, Says Son
UPDATE, 5:21 PM: Harrison Ford is “battered but OK” according to his son Ben. The younger Ford just sent out a tweet from the hospital with the Star Wars star. In a follow up Ben Ford said, “Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.” The Force is strong with this one.
At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.
— Chef Ben Ford (@ChefBenFord) March 6, 2015
Ford’s agency… Read
Johnny Galecki Brings In Andrew Haas To Join His Production Shingle Alcide Bava
EXCLUSIVE: Looking to ramp up his output as producer of TV series and feature films, The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki has hired Andrew Haas to be vice president and his producing partner at Galecki's Warner Bros-based Alcide Bava Productions. The label is currently producing the Bobby Miller-directed The Master Cleanse, which stars Galecki, Anna Friel, Angelica Houston and Oliver Platt.
Haas has a strong background in comedy. He was president of De Line Pictures… Read
TV Land Hit By Layoffs As Viacom Consolidates And Looks To Cut Costs
Not a happy day at TV Land: It was just hit by an undisclosed number of layoffs largely in PR and marketing as part of parent Viacom’s broad effort to cut costs.
The entertainment giant “is making changes in three of our domestic network groups, creating two new organizations,” it said today in confirming the TV Land cuts. “Today's changes are part of the process of realigning our resources to meet the new needs of these organizations."
Viacom has consolidated its… Read