Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ As Savvy Lawyer This Season & Maybe Next
Eliza Dushku will join CBS’ Bull beginning Tuesday, May 9. Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.
She will appear in three episodes of Season 1 with an option to become a series regular in Season 2.
Dushku is best known for playing Faith on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently appeared… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Genius’ & ‘Vietnam War’ Among Tribeca TV Fest Slate
Hulu/MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale and National Geographic’s Genius are among the big-name highlights of this year’s Tribeca TV, the second annual television slate of the Tribeca Film Festival. Fifteen shows, including five series premieres, four season premieres and a sneak peek at PBS’ Ken Burns-Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War will screen during the April 19-30 fest.
The TV lineup was announced today, and also includes season debuts of Episodes, Unbreakable Kimmy Sch… Read
‘Shots Fired’ Stars Talk About Making Timely Series As Real Events Swirled
Shots Fired, the 10-hour event series that bows tonight on Fox, first premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and could not feel more of the moment. From creators Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood and featuring a stellar ensemble including Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James and Tristan Mack Wilds, the series follows a media storm that unfolds in a small North Carolina town after the murder of a white teenager by an African-American cop.
When they sat… Read
‘Being Mary Jane’ Gets Summer Return Date On BET
With that legal action in the rearview, BET is moving forward with Being Mary Jane. The Viacom-owned cable net today confirmed July 18 as the premiere date for the 10-episode second half of the series’ fourth season.
The future of BET's signature drama appeared to be in doubt after Gabrielle Union filed a lawsuit in October that alleged the network and the show's producers had reneged on an agreement to have a significant break between the 10-episode fourth and fifth… Read
YouTube Star Kian Lawley & Anne Winters To Topline ‘Zac And Mia’ YA Series On Go90
AwesomenessTV has greenlit Zac and Mia, a new scripted series based on A.J. Betts’ YA novel, with Kian Lawley (Before I Fall) and Anne Winters (Tyrant) attached to star in the title roles. The digital series began production on Saturday and will premiere this year on go90.
Zac and Mia is described as a moving story about two ordinary teenagers who find hope, love and courage in exceptional circumstances. In the real world, these two 17-year-olds would have little to say… Read
‘This Is Us’ Stars & EPs Tease Season 2 & How Jack Died – PaleyFest
Night 2 of the 34th annual PaleyFest placed the spotlight on NBC's hit ensemble drama This Is Us, an intergenerational portrait of family, life, and love. A breakout series, This Is Us hit a ratings high with its recently aired season finale. It also brought in a big PaleyFest audience.
Representing This Is Us at the Dolby Theatre tonight in good spirits were series matriarch Mandy Moore and patriarch Milo Ventimiglia, along with Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan… Read
CW’s DC Team Teases “Surprise Cameo” Near ‘Legends’ Season Finale, More Crossovers & New ‘Flash’ Villain – PaleyFest
On Day 2 of PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre, featuring the superheroes behind the CW’s superhero franchises Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, EP Marc Guggenheim teased a surprise crossover in an upcoming episode of Legends’ second season. While not able to name upcoming episodes based on particular comics, Guggenheim nonetheless hinted at a sizable cameo to come. “I will call it a surprise crossover. No one knows this because we've kept it under wraps, but there's a surprise… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Cast & Creatives On Dream Deaths For Beloved Characters And “The Epic Tale To Come” – PaleyFest
At the Dolby Theatre tonight, just two weeks after the Oscars’ envelope fiasco rocked the same room, a raucous crowd gathered on opening night of PaleyFest to greet the cast and creatives behind AMC’s The Walking Dead.
While Danai Gurira and baseball bat-wielding Jeffrey Dean Morgan were notable absences this evening, on hand for the panel were stars Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Lauren Cohan, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos… Read
ITV Orders ‘The Widow’ From ‘The Missing’s Harry & Jack Williams
The UK’s ITV has commissioned The Widow, an eight-part drama series to be penned by Harry and Jack Williams, writers of BBC One and Starz’ Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated The Missing. The Williams’ Two Brothers Pictures is producing the story of a woman haunted by the past.
The series follows Georgia Wells who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. As she is pulled back to face the world, she’s forced to seek the truth… Read
‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Dig For Truth In HBO Film
“What you don’t understand is we didn’t know nothin’ about nothin’!” HBO is giving us a first look at The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, its upcoming telepic featuring Oprah Winfrey in a rare starring turn. It's the true story of the African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line after many other such efforts failed — and without her permission or knowledge.
Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah… Read
‘Megan Leavey’ Trailer: Kate Mara Plays Marine Who Saves Dog That Saved Her
“You don’t really connect with people very well,” a young Marine is told near the beginning of this new trailer for Megan Leavey, a bit of foreshadowing that gets to the heart of this true-life story. Leavey, played by Kate Mara, is the former U.S. Marine corporal and Iraq War vet who completed more than 100 missions with combat dog Rex before both were injured in a 2006 IED explosion.
Leavey received a Purple Heart and was honorable discharged after her recovery, while… Read
Synchronicity Films Acquires Hanif Kureishi’s ‘The Body’ For Series Adaptation
EXCLUSIVE: Scottish production company Synchronicity Films has secured the rights to Hanif Kureishi’s novella, The Body. The plan is to develop the tense thriller as a high-end international drama series. Synchronicity's Claire Mundell will executive produce, with Robert Murphy (DCI Banks, Vera) adapting. The acquisition was made in partnership with Green Ash Pictures backed by Great Point Media.
The Body, originally published in 2002, centers on Adam, a middle-aged… Read