Nora Arnezeder To Co-Star In ‘Zoo’; Christian Campbell Joins ‘True Detective’
French actress Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) is set to co-star opposite James Wolk in CBS' new summer drama series Zoo. Based on the novel by James Patterson, Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. It centers on Jackson Oz (Wolk), a renegade American zoologist running safaris in the wilds of Africa who is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic. Arnezeder will play Chloe Tousignant, a French… Read
Paul Dano To Co-Star In Steve McQueen’s HBO Pilot ‘Codes Of Conduct’
12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen has recruited the film's co-star Paul Dano for his HBO drama pilot Codes Of Conduct. Dano will co-star opposite Devon Terrell in the project -- a provocative exploration of a young black man's experience entering New York high society.
Co-written by McQueen and World War Z co-writer Matthew Michael Carnahan, Codes Of Conduct, centers on Beverly Snow (Terrell), a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His… Read
‘Jump Start’ Comic Strip To Be Adapted As Family Comedy For Fox
Black-ish's The Johnsons may be joined by another Black family in primetime next season. Fox is developing Jump Start, a single-camera comedy based on Robb Armstrong's long-running comic strip. Co-written by Armstrong and Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm In The Middle), the project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, follows a Philadelphia cop who finds it harder to “serve and protect” at home than on the streets. Armstrong, Orenstein and Kaplan… Read
Resolution’s Cynthia Booth & Emma Lewis Join Don Buchwald & Associates
Veteran agent Cynthia Booth and manager-turned-agent Emma Lewis have joined Don Buchwald and Associates in Los Angeles. Both come from now-shuttered Resolution.
Booth, most recently head of the TV/talent division at Resolution, began her career at CAA and subsequently worked at Writers and Artists.
Lewis began at ICM working for Leigh Brillstein. She segued to Brillstein Entertainment and spent time on both the talent and literary sides before being brought in as an agent… Read
Tina Fey & Robert Carlock’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Moves From NBC To Netflix With 2-Season Pickup
Netflix has stepped in to pick up cancelled series before — The Killing, Arrested Development and most recently Longmire. Now the streaming service is taking over a series that has not yet premiered, midseason NBC comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
Netflix has doubled the 13-episode order the series starring Ellie Kemper had at NBC. The 13-episode first season will debut on Netflix in March, around the same time it should've premiered on… Read
SAG Pension & Health Plan Whistleblower Craig Simmons Wasn’t First To Ring Alarms
EXCLUSIVE: Fully two years before whistleblower Craig Simmons alerted the U.S. Department of Labor to alleged malfeasance at the $3 billion SAG Pension & Health Plans, fellow employee Gary Mathis made virtually identical allegations to the federal agency, Deadline has learned.
Mathis and Simmons both filed claims and wrongful-termination suits, with decidedly different outcomes. Mathis' claims were rejected by an arbitrator, but Simmons' claims went public, with coverage… Read
Latin Grammy Ratings: Preempted By Obama Speech, Univision Broadcast Steady With 2013
The 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards may have started a little late with Univision covering President Barack Obama's immigration speech live, but the show didn't suffer at all in the ratings. On a Thursday of fall finales and other strong competition, 4.8 million viewers watched the 3-hour live show from Las Vegas last night. That's a 4% rise from last year's 4.6 million total viewership
With performances by Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, among… Read
‘Queen Latifah Show’ Cancelled After Two Seasons
Sony Pictures TV has cancelled its syndicated talker The Queen Latifah Show after two seasons. It will continue airing originals until the end of March. Said SPT: “We want to thank Dana, the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of. Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show." Latifah just posted this note to herself and her staff on her Facebook page:
James Corden Makes First CBS Late-Night Appearance Visiting David Letterman – Video
James Corden visits David Letterman's CBS late night show tonight and talks about how wowed his dad was to learn his son was going to host an American TV show. Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson on CBS' Late Late Show in March.
"Well, my dad's phone - he was genuinely so proud - like, he kind of welled up a little bit because, you know, people texting and emailing and calling. And, you know, to have your own show in America is, you know, to me is mind-blowing, let alone… Read
Duggar Show Cancellation Campaign Sparks Online Petition Warfare
A petition launched in August urging TLC to cancel the Duggar family reality series 19 Kids And Counting, over a robocall recorded by Michelle Duggar, now has more than 131,000 signatures after it got noticed by the media.
In response, several pro-Duggar family petitions have been launched on Change.org and elsewhere this week, claiming “it is against their human rights to cancel the show based upon one LGBTQ member making false claims.” The most popular of those… Read
‘Hello Ladies – The Movie’ Review: Dominic Patten Says Goodbye HBO Show
The last-gasp wrapping up Hello Ladies: The Move doesn't deliver on any of its potential, as I say in my video review above. It airs Saturday at 10 PM on HBO.
Like the one-hour Life's Too Short movie that aired in July 2013, the Hello Ladies movie is an attempt to give finality to the cancelled series co-created by and starring Stephen Merchant. In this case that means if you've seen the series when it ran last year for eight episodes, you'll be on familiar ground here… Read
Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski And Stephen Merchant To Produce & Perform On Lip Sync Battle Series For Spike
Lip sync battle has been among Jimmy Fallon's signature celebrity features on both Late Night and Tonight Show. He is now teaming with two standout lip sync battle performers he has had on his shows, The Office alum John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) for Lip Sync Battle, a half-hour original series for Spike TV. Fallon made the announcement during an interview with Merchant on Tonight Show last night.
Each Lip Sync Battle episode will feature celebrities… Read