Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon To Star In ‘Big Little Lies’ Limited Series, Penned By David E. Kelley
In the highest-profile limited series package to hit the marketplace since Nic Pizzolatto's True Detective, which had Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson attached, Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are set to star in Big Little Lies, a limited series, which is being written by Emmy winner David E Kelley.
The project is based on the book of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty. It is described as a subversive comedy which tells the tale of… Read
Justin Chatwin, James Frain Join BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black’ For Season 3
BBC America's hit original drama Orphan Black has added new cast for the 3rd season which is currently shooting in Toronto and will return to air next year. The new cast members joining the Graeme Manson and John Fawcett-created series include Justin Chatwin (Shameless) in a recurring role as a savvy drug-dealer in the guise of a charismatic businessman. James Frain (Intruders) is to guest star as a well-educated "cleaner" who is both charming and intimidating; he's a… Read
Justina Machado Joins ‘Queen Of The South'; Kyle Gallner In ‘Outsiders’
Justina Machado (Purge Anarchy, Six Feet Under) has been cast in USA Network's drama pilot Queen Of The South, an English-language adaptation of Telemundo's blockbuster 2011 telenovela La Reina del Sur. Based on the bestselling book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Queen Of The South centers on Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), who's forced to go on the run when her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. She seeks refuge in America where she teams with an unlikely… Read
Syfy Greenlights Silicon Valley-Based ‘Bazillion Dollar Club’
Syfy is moving forward with the Silicon Valley-based docu-series The Bazillion Dollar Club, which follows notable tech financier Dave McClure and tech innovator Brady Forrest, the creative mind behind the hardware accelerator Highway1. Their companies offer two of the world's most aggressive accelerator programs that mentor startups leading up to the launch of their billion dollar idea. The six episode, one-hour series goes before the cameras later this year and will air… Read
Maker Studios Adds Five Toy-Oriented Video Sites To Chest Full Of Creators
Maker Studios plumped up its chest full of YouTube video creators just ahead of the Christmas season, adding five big channels focused on the fast-growing toy sector, including the No. 2 site, DisneyCarToys.
The other four are also in the top 40 toy-oriented YouTube channels, including HobbyKidsTV, TheEngineeringFamily, ToysReviewToys and AllToyCollector. DisneyCarToys is the big one, however, with 1.1 million subscribers. Together, the five attract more than 300 million… Read
Ferguson Coverage & NFL Preemptions Scramble Primetime Ratings
For the second time in less than a week, current events and football have left the fast national ratings all over the map. With Big 4 coverage of the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of teen Michael Brown last night plus a primetime reaction live from President Barack Obama just after 10 PM, ABC, NBC and Fox saw shows sliced and delayed in markets all over the country, even if it was only for a few minutes.
Add to that the fact that… Read
‘Selfie’ & ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Unaired Episodes Headed To Hulu – Update
UPDATE: Comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, both recently cancelled by ABC, have a new home on Hulu. Selfie creator and executive producer Emily Kapnek tweeted last night that the un-aired episodes of the cancelled ABC freshman comedy will be available online beginning today. Kapnek, who also created the network's Suburgatory, said folks who want witness the remaining adventures of Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) will be able to watch on Hulu and… Read
Suze Orman Leaving CNBC, Developing ‘Money Wars’ With Telepictures
After 14 years as host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC, the Emmy winner and personal finance expert is leaving the network in March and moving on to the next leg of her TV career. Orman is developing Suze Orman's Money Wars from Warner Bros TV Group's Telepictures, to air five days a week. The show will focus on families, friends and couples whose disputes about money are affecting their lives. Understanding that fights about money are never really only about the money… Read
Viola Davis & Debra Martin Chase Produce Drama Based On Prosecutor Kym Worthy
Viola Davis, who portrays tough-as-nails law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating on ABC's breakout hit How To Get Away With Murder, is set to produce another ABC drama project about a powerful female lawyer, this time on the other side of the courtroom isle.
Davis and her producing partner Julius Tennon have teamed with producer Debra Martin Chase (Sparkle) for Conviction, a legal drama inspired by the life of Kym Worthy, the chief prosecutor of Wayne County, MI… Read
UPDATED: Sony Hacker Paralysis Reaches Day Two
2ND UPDATE: This Sony computer hacking episode isn't over. The corporation's computers are still down, in New York, overseas and on the Culver City lot of Sony Pictures, for the second day. IT experts are still working to figure out how the breach happened, and to stop a repeat. It is never opportune for something like this to interrupt a corporation's hard work, but Thanksgiving week is probably not the worst time for it. Here's the official line: “Sony Pictures… Read
Parminder Nagra & Jessalyn Gilsig To Co-Star In ‘Evil Men’ USA Pilot
ER and Blacklist alumna Parminder Nagra and Glee and Vikings' Jessalyn Gilsig are set to co-star opposite Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr. in Evil Men, USA Network's supernatural drama pilot, from CBS TV Studios and Universal Cable Prods. Written by Daniel Taplitz and directed by Gary Fleder, the project follows Harry Killas (Roberts), an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and… Read
‘Suits’, ‘Sirens’ January Premiere Dates Set On USA
USA Network has announced its flagship drama Suits will return for the remainder of its fourth season on January 28 and the second season of half-hour comedy Sirens premieres on January 27 with two back-to-back episodes as part of the network's Tuesday night comedy block.
Suits' midseason premiere picks up from the cliffhanger, with Louis (Rick Hoffman) gaining the leverage needed to finally achieve his ultimate goal -- becoming a partner of the firm. From Universal Cable… Read