Freeform/ABC Family Sets Winter Premieres For New, Returning Shows
As ABC Family prepares for the January name change to Freeform, the network has unveiled its winter premiere dates, among them the new series Recovery Road, which bows Monday, January 25. Based on the young-adult novel by Blake Nelson, it follows a teenage girl’s struggle with addiction. After being confronted by her school guidance counselor, Maddie (Jessica Sula) is forced to choose between rehab and being expelled, and she subsequently moves into a sober-living… Read
Kevin Bacon To Star In & Exec Produce ‘Tremors’ TV Reboot
A TV reboot of the 1990 cult classic film Tremors is in the works from Universal Cable Prods and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Prods., with the original pic’s star Kevin Bacon attached to reprise his role. Bacon also is exec producing and Andrew Miller is on board to pen the adaptation.
Coming off his role on Fox’s The Following, Bacon would return after 25 years to the role of Valentine McKee and the town of Perfection. The cult film about giant man-eating worms, produced by… Read
Ricky Gervais As Golden Globes Host: Here’s The Poster
We have the key art for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards with returning host Ricky Gervais. He’s back for a fourth go-round after Tina Fey and Amy Poehler held down the gig for the past three years. Hollywood’s biggest names might have to prepare to take a few lumps from the Brit comic, who let ’em have it during his first hosting gig in 2010 — though he toned it down a bit it 2012. After that year’s trophy show, he announced that he was “really done this time.”… Read
Justice Department Probes Comcast’s Clout In Local Pay TV Ad Sales
Is Comcast using its muscle as the No. 1 cable provider to restrict competition and set local pay TV ad prices? The Justice Department’s antitrust unit is looking into this, and has asked the company for information, the Wall Street Journal first reported and Comcast has confirmed.
The cable company says it will cooperate with the probe, but sees no problem: “The American advertising market is robustly competitive, and advertisers have never had more choices to reach… Read
‘Famous In Love’ Drama Pilot Rounds Out Cast
Georgie Flores (CSI), Perrey Reeves (Entourage), Pepi Sonuga (Life Of A King) and Mark Valley (Human Target) have rounded out the cast of ABC Family drama pilot Famous In Love. The project, based on Rebecca Serle's romantic novel, was written by Serle and I. Marlene King, executive producer/co-showrunner of ABC Family's flagship drama series Pretty Little Liars.
Famous In Love centers on Paige (Bella Thorne), an ordinary college student who gets her big break after… Read
Robert Downey Jr. & Chris Evans To Assemble On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ For “Big Surprise” Tonight
Avengers assemble! Because we might finally be getting a trailer for Captain America: Civil War. That’s the obvious conclusion anyway, as Jimmy Kimmel took to twitter a few minutes ago to announce (again) that Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) will be appearing on tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live for a “big” surprise.
.@Iron_Man & @CaptainAmerica themselves, @RobertDowneyJr & @ChrisEvans are on TONIGHT with a BIG #CivilWar surprise… @Marvel… Read
John Stamos Pleads “No Contest” To DUI, Gets Three Years Probation
The Grandfathered star has something extra to be thankful for this year. John Stamos won't be facing any jail time or even community service for his DUI charge. In an arraignment hearing out at the Airport Courthouse this morning, the actor's lawyer Blair Berk entered a plea of no contest to the June 12 incident in Beverly Hills.
As a consequence, Stamos will be put under informal probation for the next 36 months and pay a $390 fine for the DUI Drug charge, a misdemeanor… Read
Showtime To Premiere Deep Web Docuseries ‘Dark Net’ In January
Showtime has greenlighted Dark Net, an eight-part docuseries that explores the dark side of technology, to premiere Thursday, January 21 at 11 PM.
Dark Net is described as an exploration of the netherworld where virtual and physical lives collide, revealing “a more ominous and disturbing perspective of a digitally connected world where our every action is collected and stored,” Showtime says. The series is developed and produced by Vocativ, a technology and media company… Read
HBO Sets January Premiere For ‘Sesame Street’
The Big Bird watching on premium cable is less than two months away. HBO will be sweepin’ the clouds away starting January 16 as Sesame Street changes addresses after 45 years on PBS. Two new episodes of the iconic preschooler series will bow back-to-back with its new half-hour format, new opening and closing songs and an updated set. And there will be a new segment called "Smart Cookies" with Cookie Monster that teaches “a Smart Cookie has to stop and think things… Read
‘Friday Night Lights’ Musical In The Works From ‘O.C. Musical’ Duo
The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical will be coming to a Los Angeles stage in 2016. Writers Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin (Sucker Punch Productions) – the duo behind The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Cruel Intentions and The Unauthorized O.C. Musical – announced their latest project on Twitter.
Every day counts. One night matters. The Unauthorized #FNLMusical is coming to LA in 2016! pic.twitter.com/95ktAow41g
— #FNLMUSICAL (@TheFNLMusical) November 24… Read
Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Bulks Up With Sonia Braga
Sonia Braga has joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third series in the pop culture giant’s four-series package for Netflix. The Kiss Of The Spider Woman actress will play Soledad Temple, mother of the Rosario Dawson portrayed Claire Temple – whom we’ve previously met in Marvel's Daredevil and briefly in Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Claire Temple, prepare to meet your mom in #Marvel‘s @LukeCage for #Netflix! https://t.co/X5HP6ca89R
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) Novem… Read
‘JeruZalem’ Trailer: Israeli Endtimes Horror Pic Gets U.S. Release
Thanks to having grown up in the Bible belt, despite my personal beliefs and best instincts I still have an inborn fear of the End of Days. As a result, biblical horror films terrify the hell out of me, which means I’m probably going to love JeruZalem. The POV horror story follows two American girls on vacation in Jerusalem who join up with a mysterious anthropology student while partying in the Old City. Things go sideways when a biblical prophecy comes true during Yom… Read