‘Con Man’ With Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion Landing At New Comic-Con HQ Streaming Service
Con Man, the sci-fi web series from Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma, will stream exclusively this summer on the soon-to-launch Comic-Con HQ, the ad-free subscription streaming VOD platform from Lionsgate and Comic-Con International.
The web series, created by Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen) and exec produced by Tudyk, Fillion (Castle, Firefly) and author Haarsma, is loosely based on Tudyk's and Fillion's experiences with Firefly, and follows Wray Nerely (Tudyk), co-star… Read
Obama Blasts Media Coverage Of Donald Trump: “This Is Not A Reality Show”
In a stunning rebuke of the media’s coverage of the presidential race to date, President Obama told the media to knock off trolling for ratings and clicks with emphasis on the “circus,” because it is dangerous for the country.
“What I’m concerned about is the degree to which reporting and information starts emphasizing the spectacle and the circus, because that’ not something we can afford” in this election cycle,” Obama said when asked for his reaction to Donald Trump… Read
‘The Path’ Ups Paul James; Shaun Sipos Joins ‘Dark Matter’
Paul James, who recurred on the first season of Hulu drama series The Path, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. Paul plays Sean Egan, a young member of the Meyerist Movement whose tragic past has led him to the New York compound where he finds love in fellow novice Mary Cox (Emma Greenwell). Created by Jessica Goldberg, The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. The series, which… Read
Sumner Redstone Trial: Mogul Rips Manuela Herzer In Testimony, Says Daughter Shari Should Be Health Care Rep
2ND UPDATE, 10:14: AM: The transcript (read it here) of Sumner Redstone’s videotaped deposition in his health care trial was made available after the tape was shown in a closed courtroom this morning. In a 15-minute sit-down with lawyers from both sides of the health care trial underway beginning today in L.A. Superior Court, Redstone, with the help of an interpreter, answered questions about his relationship with Herzer and who should be his health care representative… Read
‘American Idol’ Finalist Killed In Oklahoma Crash
Rickey E. Smith Jr., a Season 2 finalist on Fox’s American Idol, was killed in a wrong-way crash on an Oklahoma highway early Friday.
Acccording to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local media reports, Smith was driving eastbound on Interstate 240 just outside of Oklahoma City at about 3 AM when he was hit head-on by a pick-up truck heading westbound. The 36-year-old Smith died at the scene.
Smith, an Oklahoma native, was honored by the state in 2003 for his performance on… Read
‘Criminal Minds’ Renewed For Season 12 By CBS
On the heels of a solid Season 11 ratings finish this week, CBS’ veteran crime drama Criminal Minds has been renewed for a twelfth season with a full-season order.
Criminal Minds was conspicuously missing from the list of 11 returning series given early renewals by CBS in March, the only established series not to make the cut. It was not because of ratings performance — in its 11th season, Criminal Minds remained a top 10 drama in viewers (12.04 million), adults 18-49… Read
‘Suits’ Season 6 Gets Summer Premiere Date; USA Releases Sneak Peek
Everything changed last season for the nattily attired lawyers at Manhattan’s Pearson Specter Litt, and USA Network announced today a premiere date for Season 6 of Suits. The drama series will return at 9 PM Wednesday, July 13, serving as a lead-in for Season 2 of hacker drama Mr. Robot.
(WARNING: SEASON 5 SPOILERS.) The new season of Suits picks up after last year’s cliffhanger finale. Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), the not-so-legitimate associate of legendary attorney… Read
Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon Cast As Ronald & Nancy Reagan In ‘Killing Reagan’
Tim Matheson has been cast as President Ronald Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as First Lady Nancy Reagan in the adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Reagan, for National Geographic Channel. And, in a Hitchockian move, O’Reilly will have a small role in the project, which he declined to name except to say it was “a pretty fun role.”
“We wanted to get somebody in both roles who, No. 1 had a lot of experience, because these aren’t easy roles. They aren’t caricature roles… Read
Carlos Bardem Joins AMC’s ‘The Son’
EXCLUSIVE: Carlos Bardem has joined the cast of AMC’s The Son. Based on Philipp Meyer's acclaimed novel, The Son is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Production will begin in Austin, TX in June and the 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in 2017. Versatile Brit director Tom Harper (War and Peace) is helming the pilot.
The Son will mark the first American role of… Read
WGA Panel Sees More Viewer And Network Acceptance of LGBT Themes
There's never been more LGBT characters on network television, and according to a panel discussion tonight at the Writers Guild, there's never been a better time to write about LGBT characters. The old stereotypes are out, and the new openness is in. Too open, apparently, for some people. Earlier in the day, the conservative Parents Television Council called on the FCC to reign in the networks.
However, six of the seven panelists are writers and showrunners on network… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ABC’s ‘American Crime’ Cast Talks About Second Season’s Explosive Storyline
ABC’s American Crime anthology series won ten Emmy nominations including Best Limited Series in its first season, even winning an acting statuette for Regina King. The series examines a different crime over the course of each season and in Season 2 it involved a male student accusing several members of a private school’s basketball team of sexually assaulting him and posting it on the internet.
The explosive topic, rarely if ever dealt with on a network TV series… Read
ABC Nears ‘Castle’ Renewal Decision For Season 9, Nathan Fillion Set To Return
It looks like we will know very soon whether ABC’s veteran procedural drama Castle will return for a ninth season. I have learned that the network has until end of day tomorrow, May 6, to make a renewal decision, determining whether the May 16 finale will be branded as a season or series finale and which of the two final scenes shot will make it to air. Regardless, it will be female lead Stana Katic’s last episode on the show.
I hear that star Nathan Fillion has closed a… Read