‘The Big Bang Theory’ Sets Jerry O’Connell To Play Sheldon’s Brother – PaleyFest
During the Big Bang Theory panel at PaleyFest, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Kunal Nayyar were joined on stage by show producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and Bill Prady. The biggest talking points were the forthcoming Bill Gates episode, remembering Stephen Hawking and the addition of Jerry O’Connell to the cast as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie.
A clip of the Gates episode was shown and after asking how it was working with him, Galecki was… Read
‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Season Finale: What Does Designer’s Murder Mean 20 Years Later?
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's season finale of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, "Alone" on FX.
Tonight we returned to the July 15, 1997 crime scene where serial killer Andrew Cunanan guns down famed Italian designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion, and a manhunt pursues. Having once been tested with an I.Q of 147, Cunanan was brilliant and he was able to dodge the Feds and change his appearance… Read
‘Most Likely To’: Donald Faison & Laya DeLeon Hayes Cast In ABC Comedy Pilot
Scrubs alum Donald Faison and Laya DeLeon Hayes (Doc McStuffins) are set to co-star opposite Yvette Nicole Brown and Lesli Margherita in ABC comedy pilot Most Likely To, from Diablo Cody, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Cody and directed by Pam Fryman, Most Likely To centers on Liz Cooney (Margherita) and Markie McQueen (Brown). In high school, Liz had everything and Markie had nothing. Twenty years later, they're reunited under the same roof as… Read
‘Magnum P.I.’ Casts Stephen Hill; ‘Dead Inside’ Adds Myles Bullock
Stephen Hill (Law & Order: SVU) is set as a series regular opposite Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks in CBS' Magnum P.I. pilot from Peter Lenkov, Davis Entertainment, CBS TV Studios and Universal TV Studios. Co-written by Lenkov and fellow Hawaii Five-0 executive producer/co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim and directed by Justin Lin, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series will feature the same central quartet of characters as the original, but instead of four guys… Read
On Eve Of AT&T-DOJ Trial, Media Business Weighs The Stakes
After one more delay (as a snowstorm pushed back opening arguments), Thursday’s unofficial kickoff to the United States v. AT&T in federal court in Washington means the heavy cloud of uncertainty shrouding the media business gets closer to dissipating.
The legal fight over the AT&T-Time Warner merger hasn’t brought deal flow to a halt, as many initially predicted, but it has ushered in a period of profound disorientation for everyone from creative talent to the executive… Read
‘60 Minutes’ Flashes Silent Stormy Daniels In 10-Second Tease Of Sunday Sit Down
Talk about a tease!
Not Stormy Daniels. 60 Minutes!
CBS’ Sunday newsmag sent out a 10-second clip of the porn star by way of teasing Sunday’s interview with Anderson Cooper about her claims of having had a consensual relationship with Donald Trump back when he was a goofy reality TV star.
Yes, the ad before the clip is longer than the clip.
And, if you thought you’d get to hear Daniels say anything in those 10 seconds – wrong!
Instead viewers get a full five seconds of… Read
Melina Kanakaredes To Co-Write & Produce Film Based On Life Of ‘On Death & Dying’ Author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Melina Kanakaredes (The Resident) has teamed with Das Films for an indie feature on the life of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, inspired by Kübler-Ross’ book The Wheel of Life: A Memoir Of Living and Dying.
Kanakaredes will co-write the project, with Immortals scribes Vlas and Charley Parlapanides, and will produce via her Melpa Productions shingle. Kanakaredes acquired the rights to the 1997 book The Wheel of Life, as well as Kübler-Ross’ life rights. The project has the support… Read
Liza Chasin Starts 3dot Prods., Inks First-Look TV Deal With Anonymous Content
Five months after Liza Chasin exited as Working Title Films’ President of US Production to segue to producing, she has launched 3dot productions and has signed a first-look television production deal with Anonymous Content.
Under the pact, she will focus on developing and producing scripted programming for TV networks and streaming platforms. Additionally, Chasin will continue to develop and produce existing and new film projects.
"We could not be happier to be partnering… Read
Hallmark Channel Upfront Presentation Canceled Due To Storm; Net Makes Announcements, Including ‘When Calls the Heart’ Renewal, At Central Park Event
Crown Media Family Networks got creative when its upfront was canceled Wednesday due to the arrival of Winter Storm Toby in New York City. Big snowstorms in March certainly aren’t unheard of — Toby is the fourth nor’easter this month alone — but this might be the first time a storm forced the cancellation of an upfront event.
Undeterred, president/CEO Bill Abbott and EVP ad sales Ed Georger, along with Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' fan favorites… Read
Andrew McCabe Investigated Jeff Sessions About Russian Contacts Months Before Sessions Sacked Him: ABC News
Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions sacked former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, for “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when he testified about his contacts with Russian operatives, ABC News reports Wednesday.
Democratic lawmakers repeatedly had accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, ABC News noted. But McCabe’s… Read
‘13 Reasons Why’ To Air Warning Video Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere
Netflix and 13 Reasons Why are taking further steps to address the controversy that followed the series in its first season. The series, which deals with teen suicide, bullying, drunk driving and rape in graphic detail, has been criticized by some mental health experts who say the show could pose health risks for certain young people, especially those with suicidal thoughts.
To address those concerns, Netflix unveiled new title cards with advisories that played before… Read
Daniel Ezra Lands the Lead In Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot From Greg Berlanti
After a lengthy search, young British actor Daniel Ezra has been cast as the lead in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods., L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Blair and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. It centers on Spencer James (Ezra), a rising high school football player from South L.A… Read