‘The Carmichael Show’: NBC Sets Postponed Mass-Shooting Episode For This Week
NBC said today that the mass-shooting-themed episode of The Carmichael Show that was pulled after a gunman shot five people at a GOP congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, VA, now will air at 9 PM Wednesday.
Series star Jerrod Carmichael at the time called it “criminal” the the network would ax the episode on a day when two mass shootings took place in the United States. Later on June 14, three people were shot dead and other injured by a former employee at a… Read
Alec Baldwin Confirms He’ll Be Back As Donald Trump On ‘SNL’
Elections have consequences, they say, and here is one: Alec Baldwin said today that he will reprise his orange-tinged role as President Donald Trump on the upcoming season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
“Yeah, we’re going to fit that in,” the actor told CNN in an interview published today. “I think people have enjoyed it.” Baldwin added, however, that his full schedule will limit his number of appearances to a minimum — “a couple celery sticks” rather than a “whole meal,”… Read
Stephen Colbert: Russian Intelligence Are Hardcore Fans, Followed Me Everywhere
“Man, it is good to be back in the USA,” Stephen Colbert said on his Monday Late Show – his first original since traveling to Russia last week to shoot footage for his CBS program. He also announced his 2020 White House bid directly to the Russian people, cutting out the middleman, he said, on a Russian late-night program.
“I don’t know if you knew I was in Russia last week. You know who did know I was in Russia? Russian intelligence. Hardcore fans, evidently. Followed me… Read
‘Tremors’ Reboot Starring Kevin Bacon From Blumhouse Gets Syfy Pilot Order
The long-gestating Tremors reboot, headlined by original star Kevin Bacon, is a go. Syfy has given a pilot order to the project from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Television, with Bacon reprising his role from the 1990 cult classic film.
In the new Tremors written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle), the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town's only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat… Read
White House Clobbers CBO Forecast 22M Lose Health Insurance Under Senate Trumpcare Plan
The White House, which has said it wants the Senate’s Trumpcare plan to have more “heart” than the House’s “mean” Trumpcare plan, did not appreciate the Congressional Budget Office stepping on that storyline today.
The CBO issued its scoring of the Senate plan, saying it would leave 22 million people without healthcare insurance over the next decade.
The White House responded:
The CBO has consistently proven it cannot accurately predict how healthcare legislation will… Read
Eileen Myers Inks Overall Deal With Sony TV, Sells Drama Spec To Showtime
Eileen Myers (Masters of Sex, Mad Dogs) has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. Under the pact, which will focus solely on development, she has sold drama Queen Fur to Showtime. The pay cable network has made a premium deal for the project, which Myers wrote on spec and brought to Sony TV.
Penned by Myers, Queen Fur tells the story of a plus-sized, promiscuous young woman in the South who runs guns for militias even as she pursues her dream to win the local… Read
‘Fahrenheit 451’: Laura Harrier Cast As Millie In HBO Movie
Laura Harrier has signed on for a key role opposite Michael B. Jordan in Fahrenheit 451, HBO Films’ adaptation of Ray Bradbury's iconic dystopian novel.
Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books. Young fireman Montag (Jordan) forsakes his world, battles his mentor Beatty (Michael Shannon) and struggles to regain his humanity. Harrier will play Millie, Montag’s social media-immersed wife whose consumption of all… Read
‘L&O True Crime: The Menendez Murders’: Josh Charles Cast As Brothers’ Psychiatrist
The Good Wife alum Josh Charles is the latest to join the cast of Dick Wolf-Rene Balcer's limited series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. He’ll play Dr. Jerome Oziel, the Menendez brothers' controversial psychiatrist, who plays a pivotal role in the case.
Principal photography began Monday in Los Angeles on the series, which will focus on the infamous case of Lyle Menendez (Gaston Villanueva) and Erik Menendez (Gus Halper), brothers who were convicted in 1996… Read
Fox’s Beth Miyares Joins Morgan Freeman & Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment As Head Of Scripted TV
Veteran TV development executive Beth Miyares, most recently SVP Drama Development and Production at Fox Broadcasting, has joined Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment as EVP Scripted Television. This is a newly created position at the CBS TV Studios-based company behind the CBS/CBS Studios drama series Madam Secretary as it is looking to ramp up its scripted slate.
This marks a return for CBS TV Studios for Miyares, who was VP Drama Development at… Read
Three CNN Journalists Resign In Wake Of Retracted Russian Investment Fund Report
Three CNN journalists have resigned after the cable news operation had to retract a published report of a “Russia-related” article, CNN said this evening.
The yanked article reported that Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials”; it cited a single anonymous source.
Out are Thomas Frank, who wrote the report; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit under which it was reported; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the… Read
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 9 Sets Finale & Season Ratings Records On VH1
Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, its first on VH1, went out on a high note. The season finale Friday was the series’ most-watched ever, with the network saying 859,000 total viewers tuned in to see Sasha Velour snatch the crown and title of America's Next Drag Superstar.
The Season 9 finale was up 218% over last season's ender in adults 18-49, and was the second most-watched episode of the season behind the season premiere in total viewers. It tied as the second… Read
‘Doomsday’: Sony TV Eyes Series Order For Ex-ABC Pilot, Extends Cast Options
EXCLUSIVE: It looks like thriller drama pilot Doomsday, from producer Carol Mendelsohn and Sony Pictures TV, will go to series after all. I’ve learned that Sony TV is exploring a series order for the project, originally set up at ABC this past development season where it did not go beyond the pilot stage. While pickup conversations are going on, Sony TV has moved to extend the options on the cast of Doomsday, which were set to expire June 30. The project stars Claire… Read