‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Finale Ratings Up From 2016, ‘Blacklist: Redemption’ Debuts Soft
Fatal mistakes, parental linage and some big Comic-Con decisions were on the menu on TV on Thursday with the latter ruling primetime again.
Even with its final adjusted numbers of last week, The Big Bang Theory (2.8/10) topped Thursday among both adults 18-49 and viewers, with 13.22 million tuning in. The rest of CBS' night saw The Great Indoors (1.5/5), Mom (1.4.5) and Life In Pieces (1.2/5) all down a tenth from their February 16 demo results. Struggling newbie Training… Read
‘The Good Doctor’: ‘Bates Motel’s Freddie Highmore & ‘HTGAWM’ Mystery Man Nicholas Gonzalez Cast In ABC Pilot
Bates Motel star Freddie Highmore is set as the lead The Good Doctor, ABC’s medical drama pilot from House creator David Shore and Hawaii Five-0 co-star Daniel Dae Kim. Also cast in the Sony TV pilot is Nicholas Gonzalez who was introduced in the final minutes of the How To Get Away With Murder season finale last night as a key character to the drama’s mystery.
After taking on killer Norman Bates, who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder, Highmore will be… Read
Asghar Farhadi Expected To Speak From Iran During UTA Rally
EXCLUSIVE: Asghar Farhadi, the Iranian director of the Oscar-nominated foreign film The Salesman who decided to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony due to President Donald Trump’s initial travel ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries, is expected to make his first public appearance at the UTA rally this afternoon. Deadline hears that arrangements are being made for the director to either be Skyped in or speak via video from Iran for the rally that will bring… Read
Happy ‘Twin Peaks’ Day: Showtime Unveils Posters For The Return Of David Lynch Series
Seriously, it’s Twin Peaks Day — a spot on the calendar that has been revered by the show’s fans as the day when Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Dale Cooper entered the Washington state town for the first time: On Feb. 24, 11:30 AM (which is the time as of right now on the east coast).
How do we know? Because Agent Cooper dictated the event to his secretary Diane on his tape recorder while driving into town (see clip below).
To celebrate the day, Showtime has dropped its key art… Read
Wanda Group Takes Equity Stakes In TWC’s ‘Lion’ & ‘The Current War’
EXCLUSIVE: Wanda Group has taken an equity stake in Best Picture nominee Lion and has committed to distribute the film in China in a deal closing with The Weinstein Company. Bringing aboard the world’s largest cinema chain operator gives a boost to an underdog film still rolling out and has grossed more than $100 million globally and is closing on $40 million domestic. This extends the relationship between TWC and film-hungry Wanda, which co-produced with TWC the Antoine… Read
Conan Helps Donald Trump Collect Money To Pay For Wall In ‘Made In Mexico’ Episode
As President Donald Trump was boasting to CPAC attendees about the border wall he insists Mexico will pay for, Conan O’Brien released a video clip of his show’s upcoming “Made in Mexico” episode in which he tries to collect some of that cash.
“He would like Mexico to pay for it. Would you like to make a donation?” Conan asks a young woman pedestrian on the street. She said she would rather put love into the slot in the money box.
“Would you like to donate to the wall?”… Read
David Castaneda Joins CBS Paul Attanasio Drama Pilot; Brian Unger In ‘Me, Myself & I’
After fielding multiple offers this pilot season, David Castaneda (Sicario) has signed on as a key series regular in CBS’ family cop drama pilot from Bull co-creator Paul Attanasio and Blue Bloods executive producer Leonard Goldberg & co-EP/director David Barrett. The Untitled Paul Attanasio Project centers on the multi-generational members of a Mexican-American family with deep roots in San Diego who intertwine personally and professionally due to their powerful careers… Read
Martin Scorsese To Be Given John Ford Award From Ireland’s President
His film The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, may have controversially moved to Netflix earlier this week, but Martin Scorsese is being honored by another Irish man this weekend as the Emerald Isle's President Michael D. Higgins presents the director with the prestigious John Ford Award from the Irish Film and Television Academy.
The Irish-American filmmaker will touch down in Dublin for a Masterclass on Saturday moderated by Northern Irish director Brian Kirk, where… Read
Donald Trump Takes To Twitter To Hurl More Insults At FBI As White House Leaks Continue
In advance of his speech at CPAC today, President Donald Trump tweet-tacked the FBI as being "totally unable to stop the national security 'leakers' that have permeated our government for a long time.”
“They can't even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to the media that could have a devastating effect on U.S.” he continued.
"FIND NOW" he added in all caps, to clarify for followers who had not gotten his drift.
The FBI is… Read
Gillian Vigman Cast In The CW’s ‘Life Sentence’ Pilot; Mary Sohn in NBC’s Seth Meyers Comedy
Gillian Vigman (The Hangover) is set for a series regular role opposite Lucy Hale and Dylan Walsh in Life Sentence, the CW's dramedy pilot from WBTV and Bill Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods. Written by Significant Mother creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, Life Sentence centers on Stella (Hale), a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to… Read
Audiences ‘Get Out’ To The Movies Thursday Night – Box Office
Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut Get Out raised hell Thursday night, grossing $1.8 million at 2,240 theaters from showtimes starting at 7 PM.
Industry projections for Get Out are easily over $20M for the weekend, but Universal is forecasting in the high teens for this horror movie which cost under $5M before P&A. The movie is currently No. 1 on Fandango, repping 32% of all tickets sold this morning. QC Entertainment is also a producer on Get Out.
Last night’s cash… Read
‘Nashville’ Showrunner On Tragic Exit’s Timing, What’s Next & Plans For Season 6
SPOILER ALERT: The Story includes details about last night’s episode of Nashville.
It was a tall order for Thirtysomething creators Marshall Herskovits and Ed Zwick — one of the first things they had to deal with as new showrunners of Nashville last summer was crafting an exit for star Connie Britton. With her blessing, they spearheaded a final 9-episode arc for her beloved character Rayna James. It culminated last night with Rayna’ tragic death stemming from a random car… Read