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‘S.W.A.T.’: David Lim Upped To Series Regular Ahead Of Season 1 Premiere

Ahead of the November Season 1 premiere, David Lim (Quantico) has been promoted to series regular on CBS drama series S.W.A.T. Lim plays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood division before advancing to the heights of the LAPD and Metro S.W.A.T. Tan has a nose for action and a willingness to place a bet on anything. He uses his confidential informants in the community to help Hondo (Shemar Moore) and the rest of their team… Read


‘A Christmas Story’: Matthew Broderick Set As Narrator Of Fox’s Live Production

IF you were thinking, “All I want for A Christmas Story is Matthew Broderick,” then Fox has some holiday cheer for you. The two-time Tony winner will narrate the network’s live production of the classic Midwestern holiday tale, which airs December 17. As the narrator, Broderick will provided voice-over as the grown-up Ralphie Parker, who looks back with love and humor on his favorite childhood Christmas. The actor, whose screen credits range from WarGames and Ferris Beulle… Read


The Deadline Podcast: “Fired Directors”, With Guest Ted Kotcheff

Peter Bart Podcast

A growing number of directors are being fired off films. Is there a connection to the trend of more filmmakers writing their own screenplays, rather than depending on the craftsmanship of seasoned screenwriters? Directors have worked hard to achieve more creative freedom, but may be sacrificing those gains in their quest for total creative control. Several new films like Logan Lucky suggest an inattentiveness to the importance of screenplays and a need to return to the… Read


Fox News Channel Launching ‘Fox News @ Night’ At 11 PM, Anchored By Shannon Bream

Fox News Channel announced this morning it will debut a live news program at 11 PM ET, anchored by Shannon Bream, called Fox News @ Night The live hour of “hard news and analysis of the most compelling stories from Washington and across the country” will launch October 30, FNC said. In the announcement, the net’s news president Jay Wallace calls it an extension of FNC’s live primetime programming. Bream most recently served as the network's Supreme Court correspondent… Read


Jessica Williams To Topline Comedy In Works At Showtime, Jim Strouse To Direct

Jessica Williams

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed a comedy series project from former The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams and indie filmmaker Jim Strouse, the duo behind The Incredible Jessica James, with Williams set to star. Williams and Strouse will write and executive produce the comedy, which tells the story of an African American aspiring science fiction writer (Williams) who comes of age in Brooklyn. Strause will direct. Showtime is the studio. I… Read


Tom Hanks To Star In ‘A Man Called Ove’ Remake

Tom Hanks is attached to star in a remake of A Man Called Ove, the Oscar nominated Hannes Holm-directed Swedish comedy that became the highest grossing foreign language film released in the U.S. in 2016. Pic will be produced by Playtone partners Hanks and Gary Goetzman, along with Rita Wilson and Fredrik Wikström Nicastro for Nordic major SF Studios. Hanks will play the protagonist, a grumpy widower whose overall unhappiness is exacerbated when he is unceremoniously… Read

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‘War Paint’ Sets Broadway Close For December

War Paint Tony Awards

War Paint, the Broadway musical that stars Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole who were both nominated for Tonys this year, has set a December 30, 2017 closing date at the Nederlander Theatre. It will have played 300 regular and 33 preview performances. The musical has a scheduled September 26-October 1 hiatus before returning October 3 for its final run charting the legendary lives of cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole). It… Read


Fox Nabs CIA Drama ‘Classified’ From Marc Guggenheim & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Classified, an hourlong drama from Marc Guggenheim (Arrow) and Howard Gordon (Homeland). The project hails from Gordon’s Teakwood Lane and 20th Century Fox TV where the company is based. Written and executive produced by Guggenheim, Classified is set in the high stakes world of the CIA. It is a character driven drama focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the Agency. At the heart of this show is a fearless woman trying to… Read


Brian Kilmeade Whines Jimmy Kimmel “Attacked Me” After Being Called “Phony Little Creep” In Health Care Fracas

Jimmy Kimmel

One day after accusing "the Hollywood elites like comedian Jimmy Kimmel” of “pushing their politics on the rest of the country" after Kimmel addressed the GOP’s last-ditch plan to kill Obamacare on his ABC show, Brian Kilmeade whined on air that Kimmel had called him a “phony little creep” in response. “Last night Jimmy Kimmel personally attacked me,” Kilmeade told his viewers, forgetting to mention he’d started the name calling. Previous night, Kimmel cued up a clip of  K… Read


Stephen Colbert Sets Donald Trump Straight: Emmy Ratings Were Second Worst

Donald Trump might have been “saddened” by the “worst ever” Emmy ratings, but he was also wrong, says Emmy host Stephen Colbert. "We had the second worst ratings of all time!,” Colbert boasted last night. “In your face!” Eventually launching into a chant of “We suck less!", the host of CBS’ The Late Show began the segment (watch it above) by commending Trump for his “strong and presidential” response to the disasters in Mexico City and Puerto Rico. “That lasted for about… Read


‘Bojack Horseman’ Renewed For Season 5 At Netflix

Your favorite depressed talking horse will be back. Netflix has ordered a fifth season of Bojack Horseman starring Will Arnett as the voice of the failed legendary ’90s sitcom star. Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Season 4 saw Bojack (Arnett) up to his old tricks and Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris) toying with the idea of starting a family, but BoJack has family issues of his own. The new season has Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter with their own family issues (their marriage… Read


‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale Ratings Hit 6-Year High, ‘MasterChef’ Down From 2016, ‘Big Brother’ Up

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of last night's America's Got Talent, Big Brother & MasterChef season finales With the flood of premieres for the new season just days away, Wednesday saw a trio of big finales as America's Got Talent (2.9/11), Big Brother (2.1/8) and MasterChef (1.1/4) all wrapped up their summer runs. All of which means in a highly competitive Season 12 and Tyra Banks’ debut as energetic AGT host, 12-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer was the third… Read