‘Girlboss’ Comedy Series Canceled By Netflix After One Season
Netflix has opted not to renew freshman comedy series Girlboss for a second season. The show, inspired by Sophia Amoruso's popular autobiography, starred Britt Robertson and Ellie Reed. Its 13-episode first season debuted on April 21.
Written/executive produced by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon and directed by Christian Ditter, Girlboss hailed from Charlize Theron's Denver & Delilah production company. It centered on Sophia (Robertson), a rebellious, broke anarchist who… Read
CNN Retracts Russian Investment Fund Story; Trump Ally Accepts Apology
CNN has retracted its story about a Russian investment fund and possible ties to associates of Donald Trump, and apologized to entrepreneur and Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci.
“Classy move,” tweeted Scaramucci in response. “Apology accepted.”
The CNN report by Thomas Frank, posted to the network’s website Thursday, alleged that Senate investigators were tracking down ties between Scaramucci, founder of investment firm SkyBridge Capital, and a Russian… Read
Dan Harmon Epic-Tweets About ‘Rick And Morty’ Return: No Feud With Star
In a many-part Twitter epic that must have consumed as much energy as a feud with Chevy Chase, Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon today laid out exactly why the Adult Swim animated series is taking so long to return for Season 3. “Because it took long to write,” sort of sums it up but hardly does justice to Harmon’s storytelling skills.
The series about the misadventures of mad scientist Rick and grandson Morty has unspooled over two seasons since its 2013 premiere, and… Read
Marion Goldin Dies: Longtime ’60 Minutes’ Producer Was 76
Marion Goldin, the 60 Minutes producer who partnered with journalist Mike Wallace on a 15-year stretch of award-winning reports beginning in the Watergate era, died June 15 at her home in Palm Springs, California. She was 76.
News of her death was first reported last night by The New York Times.
Born September 5, 1940, in Brooklyn, Goldin graduated from Barnard College and earned a master's degree from Harvard before becoming an assistant to CBS’s Eric Sevareid, according… Read
‘The Originals’ Season Finale Ratings Even With 2016, ‘WWYD?’ Returns Steady
The notion of "family forever" had a bite taken out of it on the Season 4 finale of The Originals (0.3/1) last night. Add to that some blood chugging, a tomb full of evil, a skull circle, a plan to defeat enemy The Hollow, and notions of redemption and The Vampire Diaries spinoff left little on the table on a mainly encore filled Friday.
Dead-even with its June 16 results, "The Feast of All Sinners" episode of the renewed Originals was also exactly the same among adults… Read
‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Pledges Contribution To Activist Labeled “Anti-Muslim Extremist”
UPDATED With Video Bill Maher and the Southern Poverty Law Center seem to be on opposite sides with regard to Maajid Nawaz, a British activist described by HBO’s Real Time host as the founder of the “world’s first counter-extremism think tank.”
The SPLC has included Nawaz on a list of anti-Muslim extremists.
On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the host offered to contribute to a crowd-funded defamation suit that Nawaz said he plans to file against the SPLC.
Saying he… Read
DGA To Elect New President Saturday At Convention
The DGA elects a new president tomorrow at its biennial convention in Los Angeles, and there's a good chance the winner will come from the ranks of its three West Coast-residing vice presidents, as have the past four DGA presidents.
If that pattern holds, the next DGA president will be either Betty Thomas, currently the guild's 1st VP; Thomas Schlamme, now the 3rd VP; or Jon Favreau, the 5th VP. The guild actually has four other vice presidents – the national VP and the… Read
‘The Exorcist’: Jason Ensler Joins Fox Drama Series As Executive Producer
Jason Ensler is joining Fox’s horror drama The Exorcist as an executive producer/director for its upcoming second season. In addition to his duties on the show, stemming from him directing two episodes of The Exorcist‘s first season, he also has signed a deal with the studio behind it, 20th Century Fox TV.
The Exorcist, based on William Peter Blatty's bestseller and the classic 1973 movie, scored an Season 2 renewal after a modestly rated but steady freshman run, which… Read
Stephen Colbert Announces Possible White House Run In 2020, On Russian TV
Stephen Colbert is in Russia and, on Friday night, was set to appear on Evening Urgant, a popular late-night show hosted by Ivan Urgant that airs on state-run TV and looks suspiciously like certain late-night shows in the U.S.
In video on the program’s website (you have to wade through a long-ish program trailer first) that appears to be video of Colbert’s appearance – or the best case of Russian Fake News ever – Colbert is seen exchanging pleasantries and face slaps… Read
Steven Williams Joins ‘The Chi’; Alejandro Edda In ‘Cocaine Godmother’
Steven Williams (The Leftovers, Supernatural) is set for a key recurring role in Showtime's hourlong drama The Chi, from Lena Waithe, Elwood Reid, Common, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and Fox 21 TV Studios. Created/executive produced by Waithe, executive produced/showrun by Reid and executive produced by Common and Kaplan, The Chi is a coming-of-age story that follows a half-dozen interrelated characters on the South Side of Chicago. Williams will play Quentin, a… Read
‘Downward Dog’ Canceled By ABC After 1 Season, Will Be Shopped To Other Nets
ABC has canceled new comedy series Downward Dog six episodes into its eight-episode first season. Co-creators Samm Hodges and Michael Killen just shared the news via Twitter. In the note to fans (read it below), they stress that the reasons for the cancellation were strictly financial and that they are “committed to finding a new home.”
ABC was faced with making a renewal decision on Downward Dog, from Legendary TV and ABC TV Studios, as the options on the cast were to exp… Read
‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mireille Enos Among Three Cast In HBO Movie
Mireille Enos (The Catch) is set for a key role opposite Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi’s HBO movie. Also joining the cast are Oona Chaplin (Taboo) and Harriet Walter (The Crown).
Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize… Read