‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert & Co.
EXCLUSIVE: One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s, Roseanne, is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them. The new installment, produced by the original series’ executive producers Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well… Read
Emmys: Netflix Ramping Up Campaign Strategy With Monthlong ‘FYSee’ Program Targeting Voters
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix, which has consistently been increasing the breadth and depth of its Emmy campaigns since jumping into the race in a big way a few years ago with House Of Cards, is going for it again in a big way with a month long campaign platform called “FYSee” taking place in a 24,000 square foot participatory exhibition space in Beverly Hills beginning Sunday May 7 when the streaming network throws a private kickoff party. Then on May 8 the first of numerous In… Read
‘The Gong Show’ Revival Sets British Comic Tommy Maitland As Host
ABC’s The Gong Show revival now has a host. British comic Tommy Maitland has been tapped to emcee the rebooted talent show competition executive produced by Will Arnett.
The show, which premieres June 22, will feature non-traditionally talented performers plucked from the internet and put in front of a revolving panel of Hollywood judges.
Along with his TV and film credits, Maitland previously hosted the ’80s British game show Tell You What, a charades-based adventure… Read
‘Ray Donovan’ & ‘Episodes’ Get Summer Premiere Dates; ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale Also Slotted
Showtime has slotted summer premiere dates for its hit series Ray Donovan and Episodes, along the two-part finale for Twin Peaks, the anticipated follow-up to David Lynch’s cult ABC series.
Season 5 of Ray Donovan will premiere at 8 PM Sunday, August 6. Also beginning that Sunday, Twin Peaks will move to the 9 PM slot from its previous 8 PM. The Twin Peaks finale will air with two back-to-back parts from 8-10 PM Sunday, September 3.
Episodes will premiere its fifth and… Read
‘The Vampire Chronicles’: Paramount TV & Anonymous Content Option Anne Rice Books For TV Series
Best-selling author Anne Rice made waves last November when, in a Facebook post, she announced that had regained theatrical rights to her seminal series of novels The Vampire Chronicles that single-handledly redefined the vampire genre in the 1970s and 80s, and is beginning work on a television series adaptation with her son, novelist and columnist Christopher Rice. In the post, she unveiled their plan to reach out to potential producers once they have completed the pilot… Read
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Adds Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell & More To Cast
CBS All Access is rounding out and tweaking the cast for its upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series.
Penny Dreadful alum Shazad Latif is shifting from his previously announced role as Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon empire, to Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. The Kol role will now be played by Kenneth Mitchell.
Also joining cast are Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery; along with Clare McConnell… Read
‘The Big Bang Theory’: Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch Reach Deals To Continue
The Big Bang Theory fans can rejoice: The seven-member core cast of the hit CBS comedy series will remain intact as co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have reached an agreement and are finalizing deals for new two-year contracts to return for the upcoming Seasons 11 and 12. They join fellow cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, who signed new two-year contracts in February, paving the way to the show’s two-year renewal… Read
‘Big Bang Theory’ Ratings Dip To Series Low, NFL Draft Steady With 2016
If certainly felt with the San Francisco 49ers were making all the moves last night in Day 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft but a fumble humbled The Big Bang Theory (2.4/10).
Down a tenth among adults 18-49 from the final numbers of its last original of April 13, the science geek comedy hit a new series low on Thursday. In a season that has seen BBT dip and drop to lows of late, the Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady EP's show was still the top rated and most watched offering of the… Read
‘Superstore’ EPs Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green Ink Overall Deal With Universal TV
Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green, who have served as writers/executive producers on NBC’s single-camera series Superstore since the beginning, have signed an overall deal with the studio behind the workplace comedy. Under the two-year pact, they will continue as executive producers on Superstore, working alongside creator/executive producer Justin Spitzer, while also developing new projects for Uni TV. Superstore, NBC’s strongest half-hour series, has been renewed for a third… Read
Fox News Slots ‘The Five’ Replacement At 5 PM
Four days after Fox News Channel debuted its new primetime lineup with The Five now at 9 PM, the cable newser today announced a replacement in the 5 PM slot.
FNC will premiere The Fox News Specialists, an hour-long political talk show on May 1. Co-hosted by FNC's Eric Bolling, Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams, the program will air weeknights live at 5 PM ET from New York City.
Bolling has served as the co-host of The Five and continues to host Cashin’ In on… Read
Nicolle Wallace To Host New 4 PM Weekday Show On MSNBC
NBC News political analyst and former The View co-host Nicolle Wallace is expanding her role with the network as host of a new weekday program set to premiere in May.
The show, based in New York, will take over the 4-5 PM ET timeslot, replacing the 4 PM edition of MSNBC Live currently hosted by political correspondent Steve Kornacki. As host, Wallace will tackle the latest political developments and conduct newsmaker interviews, according to the network. MSNBC says… Read
MTV Movie & TV Awards Set To Honor ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise
Vin Diesel and other Fast & Furious franchise cast will be on hand at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards to pick up this year’s Generation Award, a trophy that typically goes to an individual performer.
The Generation Award has, for 25 years, been handed to an actor for a body of work that “speaks directly to the MTV audience.” Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam… Read