Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’ Focused On Football & Futures – TCA
Concussions have been a heated topic in the football world lately, something that many coaches try to avoid, so it was no surprise that it was the first thing brought up during the TCA panel for the Netflix docuseries Last Chance U.
“It’s something that we have to address everyday,” said Buddy Stephens, coach of the East Mississippi Community College Lions. “You have to constantly monitor the players and the hits that they take to the head. It’s hard to get a lot of these… Read
The CW Ups Paul Hewitt To EVP Communications
Communications veteran Paul Hewitt has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Communications, The CW, from his previous SVP role. The announcement was made today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, to whom he will continue to report.
Hewitt will continue to oversee all communications strategies, media relations, program publicity, corporate communications, photo publicity and talent relations for The CW, as well as all internal communications.
Hewitt has worked his… Read
Jennifer Garner To Voice Mama Llama In Netflix Animated Series; ‘Greenhouse’ Tween Series Also Sets Cast – TCA
Jennifer Garner has signed on as the voice of Mama Llama in Netflix’s new original animated preschool series Llama Llama, set for premiere in 2017.
Based on the praised bestselling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, the show tells heart-warming tales about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his family and best friends. Llama and his mother, in particular, share a warm and loving bond — she is… Read
Baz Lurhmann On Curating ‘The Get Down’ World – TCA
The crew from Netflix’s The Get Down took the stage at Day 1 of TCA to talk about their upcoming series, the musical saga about the rise of hip-hop in the last days of disco seen through the eyes of South Bronx kids.
C0-creator/director Baz Luhrmann recalled the idea coming to him 10 years ago while sitting in a Paris restaurant. “I saw a framed photograph of these two kids and they were in hip-hop stances from what I thought was from the ’80s. I remember thinking, ‘How… Read
Hillary Clinton Gives ‘Fox News Sunday’ Her First Post-DNC Sitdown
It’ll be Hillary Clinton’s first interview after becoming the first woman nominated for President by a major American political party — and her first time back on Fox News Sunday since 2011. Host Chris Wallace just announced the interview on-air this morning, saying it took over a year to get. It will be the former Secretary of State’s fourth FNC appearance since she made her latest White House bid official in 2015.
The sitdown will be filmed on Saturday, a person close… Read
‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Gets Premiere Date On Netflix – TCA
UPDATED with video: Netflix has set a post-Thanksgiving premiere for Gilmore Girls: A Day in the Life. It was announced today during the revived show’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. All four 90-minute chapters will premiere globally November 25 at 12:01 AM PT.
The revival picks up life nine years after the original Gilmore Girls series, bringing back stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore), Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore), Kelly Bishop (Emily… Read
‘MacGyver’: Tristin Mays Cast In CBS Series Reboot
Tristin Mays (The Vampire Diaries) has signed on as a series regular opposite Lucas Till and George Eads in CBS' new fall series MacGyver, a reimagining of the 1985 show about a resourceful and ingenious agent who improvises his way out of sticky situations using everyday items like rubber bands, chewing gum and a Swiss Army knife.
Mays’ casting rounds out the planned new series regulars added after the pilot, joining Sandrine Holt and Justin Hires, in what is shaping up… Read
Ben Foster Rounds Out Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’ Cast As Shooting Starts
Ben Foster has joined the cast of Hostiles, the frontier drama that Scott Cooper began filming this week in Sante Fe. Pic, produced by John Lesher and Ken Kao, stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Q'orianka Kilcher, Jonathan Majors, Timothée Chalamet, Paul Anderson, Stephen Lang, Bill Camp, Peter Mullan, Michael Parks and Ryan Bingham. Bigham was in Cooper’s Crazy Heart and is writing some original songs for Hostiles.
Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the… Read
John Leonetti To Direct Broad Green Horror Thriller ‘Wish Upon’
Annabelle director John Leonetti has been tapped to helm Wish Upon, a Broad Green horror thriller pic from the Black List script by Barbara Marshall. No cast has been set, but a fall production start is in the works.
The plot: When 16-year-old misfit Claire finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she's always wanted, she never could have guessed that each wish would demand a deadly payment. Busted Shark Productions’ Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield) is… Read
DNC Ratings Top RNC Again On Day 2 With Bill Clinton Speech; ABC & CBS Down From 2012
The second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention was much different than four years ago – at least if you're NBC. Back on September 5, 2012, the Comcast-owned network decided not to broadcast Bill Clinton and other speakers in the 10 PM primetime slot and go with the opening game of the NFL season.
With the DNC nearly six weeks earlier this year and running for four days not three, NBC was all over Clinton’s speech last night. This time he got the delegates fired… Read
Karen Gillan Lands Female Lead In Indie ‘All Creatures Here Below’
EXCLUSIVE: Karen Gillan has been set as the female lead in All Creatures Here Below, the indie drama written by and starring David Dastmalchian. Collin Schiffli, who teamed with Dastmalchian on the 2014 SXSW pic Animals, is directing.
Dastmalchian and Gillan will play a desperate young couple on the run who seek refuge in Kansas City. Amy Greene, Ignacio Arenas and Chris Stinson are producing.
Gillan is reprising her role as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which just… Read
‘Split’ Trailer: James McAvoy Feeds The Beast And Many Others
After making bank with M. Night Shyamalan and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse’s collaboration The Visit last fall, Universal Pictures is ramping up for the latest team-up of the pair. Here’s the first trailer for Split, the supernatural suspense thriller that shows off James McAvoy as Kevin, a man who has revealed 23 individual personalities to his shrink (Betty Buckley) that also happen to manifest via body chemistry. But Personality No. 24 is the nasty one, compelling Kevin to… Read