‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert & Co.
EXCLUSIVE: One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s, Roseanne, is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them. The new installment, produced by the original series’ executive producers Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well… Read
‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Preview Screenings A Huge Success: AMC Theatres Sell Out, Drawing 30K+ Moviegoers
EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its May 12 opening day, Warner Bros./Village Roadshow pic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword created huge excitement at its preview screenings at 200 AMC Theatres yesterday pulling in more than 30K attendees. The free screening day was branded ‘King for a Day’.
Originally, AMC was to screen the movie at 150 sites across the nation, but upped that to 50 when the gratis RSVPs began to book up. There were also turnaways at several locations with those… Read
Emmys: Netflix Ramping Up Campaign Strategy With Monthlong ‘FYSee’ Program Targeting Voters
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix, which has consistently been increasing the breadth and depth of its Emmy campaigns since jumping into the race in a big way a few years ago with House Of Cards, is going for it again in a big way with a month long campaign platform called “FYSee” taking place in a 24,000 square foot participatory exhibition space in Beverly Hills beginning Sunday May 7 when the streaming network throws a private kickoff party. Then on May 8 the first of numerous In… Read
‘The Gong Show’ Revival Sets British Comic Tommy Maitland As Host
ABC’s The Gong Show revival now has a host. British comic Tommy Maitland has been tapped to emcee the rebooted talent show competition executive produced by Will Arnett.
The show, which premieres June 22, will feature non-traditionally talented performers plucked from the internet and put in front of a revolving panel of Hollywood judges.
Along with his TV and film credits, Maitland previously hosted the ’80s British game show Tell You What, a charades-based adventure… Read
‘Ray Donovan’ & ‘Episodes’ Get Summer Premiere Dates; ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale Also Slotted
Showtime has slotted summer premiere dates for its hit series Ray Donovan and Episodes, along the two-part finale for Twin Peaks, the anticipated follow-up to David Lynch’s cult ABC series.
Season 5 of Ray Donovan will premiere at 8 PM Sunday, August 6. Also beginning that Sunday, Twin Peaks will move to the 9 PM slot from its previous 8 PM. The Twin Peaks finale will air with two back-to-back parts from 8-10 PM Sunday, September 3.
Episodes will premiere its fifth and… Read
‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit: Judge Sets Summary Judgment Hearing Date And Disclosure Terms
After months of documents being kept under seal, the public will be able to see a little additional information about AMC Network's agreements with CAA and client Frank Darabont involving mega hit The Walking Dead — which they are contesting at the New York State Supreme Court.
Over three years after The Shawshank Redemption director and his agency sued AMC over multi-million dollar profit participation disputes, Justice Eileen Bransten today provided line-by-line… Read
‘The Last Poker Game’ Star Martin Landau On Ageism In Hollywood And Roles He Is Happy To Turn Down — Tribeca Studio
There are plenty of first-time directors appearing at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival—several of which came through Deadline’s Tribeca Studio in the festival’s first week—but there is only one filmmaker who made his writing and directing debut in his seventies, taking a moment away from his work as a world-renowned neurologist, in pursuit of new truths and a new form of expression. That would be Dr. Howard L. Weiner—the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard… Read
Ray Fisher From ‘Batman v Superman’ And ‘Justice League’ Signs With CAA
Ray Fisher, best known for his role as Victor Stone/Cyborg in a host of DC Comisc-based films, has signed with CAA in what the agency said was a highly competitive situation.
Fisher seemingly came out of nowhere, first receiving critical raves for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway production of Fetch Clay, Make Man before ending up in a number of superhero films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League and Flash, where he… Read
‘The Vampire Chronicles’: Paramount TV & Anonymous Content Option Anne Rice Books For TV Series
Best-selling author Anne Rice made waves last November when, in a Facebook post, she announced that had regained theatrical rights to her seminal series of novels The Vampire Chronicles that single-handledly redefined the vampire genre in the 1970s and 80s, and is beginning work on a television series adaptation with her son, novelist and columnist Christopher Rice. In the post, she unveiled their plan to reach out to potential producers once they have completed the pilot… Read
Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace & Timothy Olyphant Gear Up For John DeLorean Pic ‘Driven’ — Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Here's a hot project headed to the Cannes Film Festival next month: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace and Timothy Olyphant are set to star in 'Driven,' a turbo-charged story about the FBI sting operation to entrap maverick car designer John DeLorean. Embankment Films is launching international sales on the project and will partner with WME Global for U.S. rights.
Sudeikis stars as Jim Hoffman, a con artist-turned-informer for the FBI in the war on drugs. Olyphant plays… Read
Movie On Pediatrician Dr Mona, Who Sounded Alarm On Lead Poisoning Of Flint, Michigan Kids
EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content optioned both life rights and a book written by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician whose groundbreaking research revealed that an entire generation of children were exposed to unsafe levels of lead in Flint, Michigan. The feature film will be written and directed by Cherien Dabis, and produced by Anonymous Content's Michael Sugar and Rosalie Swedlin. The untitled book will be a dramatic first-hand account of the crisis that has inspired… Read
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell & More To Cast
CBS All Access is rounding out and tweaking the cast for its upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series.
Penny Dreadful alum Shazad Latif is shifting from his previously announced role as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon empire, to Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. The Kol role will now be played by Kenneth Mitchell.
Also joining cast are Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery; along with Clare McConnell… Read