CBS Opens Wednesday Comedy Block With ‘Mike & Molly’ And ‘2 Broke Girls’, Sets Midseason Premiere Dates
CBS is relaunching a Wednesday 8-9 PM comedy block as a bridge between the fall and spring cycles of Survivor. Veterans Mike & Molly and 2 Broke Girls, which aired together as part of CBS’ now-defunct Monday comedy block, will reunite on their new night starting Jan. 6. For 2 Broke Girls, this will be a second new time slot this season. The sitcom, which didn’t make the fall schedule for the first time in its run, recently relocated to Thursday, launching its fifth season… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ EP Teases Rest Of Season 6, Negan, Glenn’s Fate & Ratings
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of the Season 6 winter finale episode of The Walking Dead and the return of the series next year.
In a season that was different in many ways from previous years, last night's final episode of The Walking Dead for 2015 was very much in line with previous winter finales. We had the death of a major character, chaos among the survivors, and potential cliffhangers galore. Also, in the post-credits preview, we had the introduction of… Read
Samantha Morton Signs With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton has signed with UTA. The English actress is shooting the first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spinoff trilogy from the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise. She will play Mary Lou in the David Yates-helmed feature, which marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowlings.
Also in the pipeline is the British TV series The Last Panthers created by Jack Thorne and directed by Johan Renck. Morton… Read
CNN’s Rachel Nichols Heading Back To ESPN
CNN’s sports reporter Rachel Nichols is returning to ESPN as an anchor and reporter starting early next year, including participation in SportsCenter. Jim Miller, author of best-selling oral history Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, broke the news on Twitter this morning:
Back to the Mothership: @Rachel__Nichols returning to @espn to host daily show.
— James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) November 30, 2015
Nichols was a big “get” for CNN chief Jeff… Read
‘The Fosters’ Renewed For Season 4 By ABC Family
ABC Family has ordered a fourth season of The Fosters ahead of the blended-family drama series’ Season 3 winter premiere on January 25, when ABCF will be known as Freeform.
"We have so many more stories to tell about The Fosters family," said ABC Family EVP Karey Burke. “These incredible characters have come into our lives and touched so many – from Stef and Lena's wedding to the adoptions of Callie and Jude.”
The Fosters, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, centers… Read
Nat Geo Adapting Martha Raddatz’s ‘The Long Road Home’; E! Renews ‘#Richkids’
National Geographic Channel is teaming with Mike Medavoy and Jason Clark to develop a scripted mini-series based on Martha Raddatz’s bestseller The Long Road Home. It will chronicle the events of April 4, 2004, a day that became known in military annals as "Black Sunday," when a newly-arrived Platoon from the First Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, was ambushed in Sadr City in Baghdad. Medavoy and Clark are exec producing with Benjamin Anderson and Edward McGurn… Read
‘Today’ Ratings Winning Streak Extended Thanks To Charlie Sheen Story
Charlie Sheen’s exclusive announcement he is HIV positive catapulted Today to its longest winning streak in more than three years; the morning infotainment show has topped ABC’s Good Morning America for 12 consecutive weeks now in the news demo.
Today was No. 1 for the week in the news demo (2.002M), besting GMA’s 1.762M and CBS This Morning‘s 1.039M. In winning all five days in the demo for a third consecutive week, Today’s demo win also was its biggest over GMA since… Read
‘Frat Pack’ Producers Say Cast & Crew Have Been Paid After Delay – Updated
UPDATED, 10:55 AM: Producers of the indie road-trip comedy Frat Pack say they now have paid their cast and crew, many of whom hadn't been paid because completion funds had been tied up pending the settlement of a lawsuit in Ontario, where the film was shot.
"It was an awful situation, because despite our best efforts to quickly resolve this unforeseen issue, it didn't reflect well," producer Jo Marr tells Deadline. "Cast and crew, rightly so, just wanted to get paid. They… Read
Nigel Lythgoe To Return For ‘American Idol’ Finale As ‘SYTYCD’ Fate In Limbo
The parade of returning American Idol alums for the reality series’ upcoming 15th and final season will include original executive producer Nigel Lythgoe who is set to reprise his duties for the series finale. The news comes as Fox is going down to the wire deciding the fate of Lythgoe’s series So You Think You Can Dance. In the past, renewals for the dancing competition have come before the Thanksgiving holiday as auditions typically start in January. The plot for a… Read
‘Star Wars Rebels’ Renewed For Season 3 At Disney XD
Disney XD has renewed Star Wars Rebels as expected for Season 3, with production already underway and a plan to air new episodes of the Lucasfilm-produced animated series in 2016. The series, which follows a ragtag group of heroes that dare to strike back against Imperial forces, is an original tale based on the Star Wars pics that in its first two seasons has incorporated classic characters from the movies while introducing new heroes and villains.
Coincidentally, the… Read
Christopher McQuarrie Back To Write & Direct ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ – Update
UPDATED, 2:55 PM: Sources now confirm to Deadline that Christopher McQuarrie will write and direct the next chapter in the Mission: Impossible franchise. He also will produce alongside Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and Skydance's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. McQuarrie will be the first repeat director in the lucrative film series’ two-decade history.
PREVIOUSLY, 10:24 AM: The writer-director of the summer hit Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation made it official today: He’ll… Read
Peter Jackson Directing An Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’?
Peter Jackson has dropped an intriguing video on his Facebook page. Seems the much-buzzed-about topic of Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who is becoming a reality — or is it?
In the video, we see Jackson polishing his four Oscars as his daughter Katie reads him an email from Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, asking if Jackson will direct an episode of the hit BBC series. She asks Dad why Jackson hasn’t responded to Moffat’s emails. "He's always emailing me,"… Read