‘Breakfast Club’ Restoration Headed To SXSW As ’80s Classic Turns 30
After 30 years, The Breakfast Club is finally getting out of detention. A newly remastered version of the John Hughes classic will debut at SXSW in Austin on March 16 in time to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, organizers said today. Stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy will take part in an audience Q&A before the screening, so if you ever wondered why Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) had that gun in his locker, this is your chance.
This is all part of a push ahead of… Read
Judy Sheindlin Extends Deal With CBS TV Distribution Through 2020
Judy Sheindlin, host of top-rated syndicated daytime show Judge Judy, has signed a multi-year deal with CBS TV Distribution that extends through 2020. The pact includes a first-look production deal with Sheindlin's Queen Bee Prods., which produces the Sheindlin-created Hot Bench, the top-rated new show in syndication this season.
Judge Judy has been the highest-rated show in first-run syndication for the past five seasons. Now in its 19th season, it is averaging 10.3… Read
‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 Trailer: Tatiana Maslany & Ari Millen Face Off
Ahead of the April 18th premiere, BBC America has dropped the first full trailer for Orphan Black Season 3, opening with the many faces of star Tatiana Maslany. The second season finale brought to light a new line of militaristic male clones, played by Ari Millen, and Season 3 plunges the clone sisterhood, Project Leda, into unexpected territory with the realization that they're not alone.
Co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer… Read
Christine Woods To Star In NBC’s Aseem Batra Comedy Pilot
Hello Ladies‘ Christine Woods is set as the female lead opposite Michael Cassidy in NBC's untitled pilot written by Aseem Batra and directed by Betsy Thomas. The politically incorrect office comedy centers on best friends Dale (Cassidy) and Georgie (Woods) whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the "perfect" woman. Batra is executive producing with Joe and Anthony Russo for Universal TV. Woods, repped by Gersh, Management 360 and attorney Melissa Roga, most… Read
‘Last Man On Earth’ Has Strong Premiere
Will Forte’s Last Man On Earth became a rare comedy breakout last night, which also featured the debuts of dramas Secrets And Lies and Battle Creek.
Fox’s Last Man premiered with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. While that is tied for the fourth-biggest new comedy series debut this season, the majority of the other series benefited from big lead-ins — Modern Family (No. 1 Black-ish), Big Bang Theory (No. 2 The Odd Couple) and The Voice (tied for No. 4 Marry Me). The only… Read
‘Get Hard’ Red Band Trailer: Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell In ‘Hood High Jinks
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are two of the biggest comedy draws going at the box office these days — so why not team them for a sort of anti-buddy comedy? Warner Bros figured that out too, and now comes Get Hard, about a newly minted white-collar criminal (Ferrell) who hires Hart’s Darrell Lewis to prep him for his stint in San Quentin — even though Darnell doesn’t know the first thing about it. It kind of looks like The Wedding Ringer conning Ron Burgundy, but at least… Read
Ives’ ‘Lives’, Harvey Weinstein Benched, Clive Owen Broadway Bound, ‘Hedwig’ Newcomer: Live In NYC
Clive Owen (The Knick) will make his Broadway debut in a revival of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge (La Cage Aux Folles). Previews for the Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin September 17, followed by the official opening on October 15.
"My first season with Roundabout included Old Times, our first Broadway season opened with The Homecoming and we opened the first Laura Pels Theatre with Moonlight,” said Roundabout… Read
Larry David On His ‘Seinfeld’ Fortune, “I Don’t Have That Kind Of Money” – Update
UPDATE MONDAY 9:22 AM: Here’s the 60 Minutes clip we were talking about over the weekend in which Larry David refutes the amount of money he made off of Seinfeld. It’s actually an outtake from the interview which wasn’t included in last night’s episode. David calls the figures that the media has reported on his worth over the years “ridiculous and absurd and unseemly.”
“I don’t have that kind of money! My wife took half of it in the divorce,” David tells Charlie Rose… Read
Daytime Emmy Awards Return To TV With Multi-Year Deal At Pop
After decades as a staple on the Big 4 broadcast networks, the Daytime Emmy Awards went to the CW and, after two consecutive airings on HLN, dropped off TV completely last year when it was only broadcast online.
Now the 24-year-old telecast is back on TV through a multi-year deal between the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Pop (formerly TVGN and TV Guide Network). It starts with the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast live across… Read
Jonathan Deckter Exits IM Global To Join Voltage Pictures As Partner
EXCLUSIVE- Jonathan Decker has exited IM Global, where he was president, to join Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures as president and COO. Deckter will take over running all day to day business operations at Voltage. Chartier will remain as CEO and oversee all production related activities along with Zev Foreman and Craig Flores.
Deckter, who had been at IM Global for almost five years, had been a key part of Stuart Ford’s company’s emergence as a genuine player in the… Read
Nielsen Reasserts Its Local TV Ratings Clout With New Tribune Deal
Tribune Media’s renewal with Nielsen comes about a month after the broadcaster surprised some in the industry by also agreeing to use Rentrak audience measurement data at its 42 TV stations — including for their TV Everywhere streaming efforts. People are watching to see whether Nielsen’s hold on the local TV ratings business is in jeopardy at a time when many execs say its data shortchange them, for example by failing to count people who watch TV on mobile… Read
Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Lower In Early Morning Estimates With $18.7M Opening – Box Office
UPDATE, MONDAY 8:42 AM: In early morning estimates, Warner Bros. is reporting that Will Smith’s romance noir Focus opened lower than anticipated with a FSS of $18.7M at 3,323 theaters, 685 of which were IMAX and premium large format combined. Added together with its $12.2M foreign launch in 31 territories, Focus currently posts a global bow of $30.9M. United Kingdom ($3M) and Russia ($3.1M) were the big countries that opened the film with Germany, Italy and Australia (5… Read