‘Baskets’ Renewed For Fourth Season By FX
FX has ordered a fourth season of of Zach Galifianakis' hit dark comedy series Baskets.
"Baskets continues to deliver thanks to the dream creative team led by Jonathan Krisel and Zach Galifianakis, and we couldn't be happier to order a fourth season to air next year," said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. "Each season brings us closer to the Baskets family and their pursuit of life, love and clowning glory. Our thanks to… Read
‘Twin Peaks’ FYC Marathon Set On Showtime
Showtime will air all 18 parts of the Twin Peaks limited series as part of an Emmy For Your Consideration marathon on June 2. The uninterrupted run will begin at 4:35 AM ET/PT and end at 10 PM PT/ET on Showtime 2. The entire series is also available to subscribers on multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites and applications and their free On Demand channels.
Directed entirely by David Lynch, the 18-part limited event series picked up 25 years after… Read
Jon Avlon Joins CNN Full Time As Senior Political Analyst
John Avlon has joined CNN full time as senior political analyst. He will have a daily presence on CNN's morning program New Day; he also will serve as fill in-anchor on CNN/U.S. programming. Avlon will be based in New York and will start his new role on June 25.
Avlon had been Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast since 2013, succeeding site founder Tina Brown. He first joined The Daily Beast as a columnist one month after its launch, in November of 2008, also serving as… Read
Morgan Freeman On Accusations: “I Apologize To Anyone Who Felt Uncomfortable Or Disrespected”
Morgan Freeman, who has been accused by multiple women of inappropriate behavior or harassment on set, at his production company and/or while marketing his movies, issued a brief statement of apology this morning, saying, “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”
The allegations against him… Read
Celtics Win Scores Top Ratings Spot For ESPN, ‘Empire’ Season Finale Aces Big 4 Battle
With twists and flourishes that would constitute a whole season for most shows, Fox’s Empire (1.6/7) concluded its fourth season Wednesday on a night that also saw ends for Survivor (1.4/6), Law & Order: SVU (1.2/5) and Star (1.2/5).
Yet the real slam-dunk ratings victory was on cable with ESPN's airing of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, a solid victory for the surging Boston Celtics. Now leading the series 3-2, Boston beat LeBron James and the Cleveland… Read
CMT Greenlights ‘Bachelorette Weekend’ Series From ‘Jersey Shore’ Creator & Renews ‘Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’
CMT is ready to party this summer. The country music/lifestyle cable net has booked Bachelorette Weekend, a new unscripted series from the creator of Jersey Shore. It also has greenlighted a 13th season of docuseries Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
Hailing from SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions, Bachelorette Weekend premieres at 11 PM Thursday, August 2. The logline: The series follows the staff of Bach Weekend, a Nashville-based company specializing in… Read
Tony Hale Apologizes To Jessica Walter Over ‘Arrested Development’ Interview Comments
Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale also is apologizing to Jessica Walter over comments made in a New York Times interview in which the cast openly discussed the allegations of inappropriate conduct against Jeffrey Tambor. Hale’s apology on Twitter came hours after Jason Bateman tweeted a series of mea culpas.
“I have reached out to Jessica personally to apologize,” Hale wrote. “Arrested Development is one of my families. Regardless of my intentions, it is clear that my… Read
‘American Jail’: CNN Films & Roger Ross Williams Team For Docu On Mass-Incarceration Crisis
CNN Films and Oscar-winning documentarian Roger Ross Williams are teaming for American Jail, a new film that explores what fuels the country’s prison system. The docu is set to premiere at 9 PM July 1 on CNN.
The logline: Writer-director-producer Williams' investigation presents a range of stakeholder positions and offers working examples of potential solutions, even traveling to the Netherlands for cases of success, to address the “prison pipeline” that criminalizes the… Read
With ‘Unsolved’, Music Supervisor Lyah Beth LeFlore Captures Sound Of Hip-Hop’s Golden Age – Production Value Video Series
From her beginnings as an assistant at Nickelodeon to her work as a development executive, television producer and bestselling author, Lyah Beth LeFlore has worn many hats in a varied and unusual career. “That's kind of my trademark, I think, as a creative entity,” LeFlore said sitting down for Deadline’s Production Value video series.
A creative force to be reckoned with, LeFlore's multifaceted career has been based in an enduring "love and passion" for music. “Every day… Read
YouTube Sets Soccer Travel Series With F2Freestylers
YouTube has teamed with Whistle Sports on , a soccer travel series set for premiere June 13 on YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red).
The series follows F2 duo Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch — known for their soccer tricks and tips videos — as they travel the world bringing together football talent and celebrity guests in locales such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, France and Thailand, in what YouTube describes as a fusion of culture… Read
Donald Trump Jumps At Chance To Cancel Summit, Beating Kim Jong-un To Punch
President Donald Trump this morning jumped at the chance to pull out of next month’s summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, not by tweet but actual old-school letter [read in its entirety below].
Announcing that the date was off, Trump cited “open hostility” in recent North Korea statements.
“Please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit for the good of both parties, to the detriment of the world, will not take place,” Trump wrote in the… Read
‘Code Black’ Canceled After Three Seasons At CBS
CBS medical drama Code Black will not return for a fourth season. Creator/showrunner Michael Seitzman revealed the news in a note to fans early Thursday on Twitter.
“The sad news came today that we were cancelled,” Seitzman wrote. “It’s been a true joy to make this show and watch your response every week. Thank you for all of your passion. Truly, our best episodes have yet to air. We hope you’ll watch and enjoy them. We made them for you.”