‘Game Of Thrones’ WILL End With Season 8 & Be Out Of 2017 Emmy Contention, Could Get Spinoff -TCA
At the HBO TCA executive session, programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed that the network’s flagship drama Game of Thrones will end its run after 8 seasons, noting that it was creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ decision.
"I think David Benioff and D.B. have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do," Bloys said. "If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons, but we want to take their lead with what they can do and what the best… Read
‘Westworld’, ‘Divorce’ & ‘Insecure’ Get Premiere Dates On HBO – TCA
Sci-fi Western Westworld, which had been slated for fall, will premiere on Sunday, October 2, HBO announced today at TCA. The following Sunday, October 9, it will be joined by new comedies Divorce and Insecure.
Created for television by Jonathan Nolan And Lisa Joy, Westworld, which is getting on the air after a production delay and is stirring a debate about its portrayal of AI and violence, stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton… Read
HBO’s ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Renewed Through 2018 – TCA
At the top of HBO’s TCA presentation, network programming president Casey Bloys announced Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed through 2018, bringing its run on HBO to 16 seasons.
Currently averaging 4.4M viewers, the provocative talk show is enjoying its most watched season since its 2003 debut. HBO already had re-upped late night host John Oliver through ’17.
Bloys also announced that all 89 episodes of the late Gary Shandling's fake late-night talk show, The Larry… Read
‘Jason Bourne’ Nails Biggest Opening Day For Franchise – Int’l Box Office
Jason Bourne rode into 46 international markets last night to gross $22.8M, marking the biggest opening day abroad in the Bourne franchise history. Universal is estimating a weekend of $49M right now, which would also become the biggest debut internationally for any film in the Bourne series. Combined with the U.S. opening weekend estimate of $60M+, the estimated worldwide total will be cracking the $100M ceiling — putting it potentially at $109M+ through Sunday. Right… Read
Actress Constance Wu Slams ‘The Great Wall’ Trailer As Whitewashing
Writing “Our heroes don’t look like Matt Damon,” Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu blasted the upcoming The Great Wall as yet another example of cinematic whitewashing and that Hollywood should stop “perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world.”
In one in a string of Tweets yesterday, Wu said she was “Not blaming Damon, the studio, the Chinese financiers.” She added, “It’s not about blame, It’s about AWARENESS.”
Wu’s comments came in response… Read
Vin Diesel Officially Passes 100M On Facebook But Females Are Top 2016 Social Media Stars
UPDATED, 9:04 PM: Actor Vin Diesel officially surpassed the 100M mark on Facebook tonight, a social media first for an actor. Where are the followers coming from? While the No. 1 fan base is the U.S., FB data shows where his 100M followers actually reside. Lately, he’s been sharing posts from the set of Fast 8. His most liked post has been one of him and his late co-star Paul Walker which garnered 7.7M likes. In the last 15 minutes, he has added over 1,000 more… Read
Boy Meets ‘Girl Meets World’ In Massive ‘Boy Meets World’ Cast Reunion Photo
Prepare for a 90s nostalgia overdose. Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World is ending its third season with a bang, reuniting the cast of predecessor series Boy Meets World, and to prove it, the network released a massive cast photo making it clear that, yes, literally everyone is there. Featured in the photo which you can see above, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Will Friedle, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Lee Norris, Danny McNulty, William Russ, Betsy Randle, and both… Read
ABC Discovers’ Digital Talent Competition Announces Winner
Beth Triffon is the winner of the 2016 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition, ABC Talent and Casting said today. The L.A. resident and Columbus, OH, native was selected from 10 finalists following submissions from actors across the U.S.
“I’m beyond shocked and grateful for this extraordinary opportunity," said Triffon. "Acting is my lifelong dream, and winning this is truly a gift. Being an actor, I’ve learned that you must keep working while never knowing when an… Read
DOJ Red Granite Case: Justice Drops Subpoena On Goldman Sachs
It was inevitable and the Department of Justice signaled as much in their press conference last month when it was asked about whether investment banker Goldman Sachs would be investigated for establishing bonds for the controversial Malaysian 1MDB the money of which was allegedly misspent going into to fund Red Granite’s The Wolf of Wall Street as well as expensive artwork, real estate for the production company’s co-founder Riza Aziz and investments for his friend Jho… Read
Howard Dean: Donald Trump Is Our Brexit – TCA
GOP nominee Donald Trump can get away with saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose votes because people are really angry, said the politician whose candidacy was mortally wounded by a nutty scream during a speech.
“This campaign is about globalization, about Brexit,” former Vermont Gov. and presidential candidate Howard Dean said at TCA, while promoting PBS’s eight-part series The Contenders: 16 for 16. “Globalization is wonderful for young people who… Read
‘Superior Donuts’: Darien Sills-Evans & Anna Baryshnikov Cast In New CBS Pilot
Darien Sills-Evans (HBO’s Treme) and Anna Baryshnikov (Wiener-Dog) have been cast as regulars opposite Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch in CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Fowler starrer Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project with some character and casting changes.
Written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily… Read
HBO Orders New Alan Ball Series, Extends Overall Deal With ‘Six Feet Under’ Creator
EXCLUSIVE: Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball is returning to the family drama genre with a new project, which has received a series order by HBO. This marks the first project under a new two-year overall deal Ball has signed with HBO where he has been for more than 15 years.
Created by Ball, the untitled series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their… Read