‘Titans’: Anna Diop Cast As Starfire In Live-Action Series For DC Digital Service
24: Legacy alumna Anna Diop has landed one of the leads, the series-regular role of Starfire, in the new live-action series Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. She joins Australian newcomer Teagan Croft, who was cast as another lead, Raven, in the series that’s slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service.
Written by Goldsman, DC Entertainment’s… Read
CBS TV Studios Sets ‘Your Honor’ Drama From Peter Moffat And Robert & Michelle King Based On Israeli Series
CBS TV Studios is developing a drama series based on the hot Israeli drama format Your Honor (KVODO). The U.S. adaptation, eyed for premium cable and streaming networks, will be shepherded by the creators of two acclaimed legal drama series, Peter Moffat, whose BAFTA-winning Criminal Justice was the basis for HBO’s praised limited series The Night Of, and The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King.
Written by British TV writer/playwright Moffat, Your Honor follows the son… Read
Robert Rodriguez & go90 Ink Programming Deal; Unveil New Series With Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, More
Verizon’s go90 is partnering with the studio division of Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network on a programming deal that includes a new animated short series and an independent filmmaking event inspired by Rodriguez’s career.
Animated short series Explosion Jones, starring Michael Madsen, Jaylen Barron, Carl Weathers, James Hong, Danny Trejo and Vivica A. Fox, will debut September 5 on go90. Rebel Without a Crew, an independent filmmaking event to commemorate the 25th… Read
Mark Gordon Bullish On Shonda Rhimes’ Netflix Move, Talks Network TV’s Rut – Edinburgh
Prolific film and TV producer Mark Gordon popped into the Edinburgh International Television Festival today for a look back and a look ahead as part of a Gamechanger session. Along the way, he offered his take on the current state of the business. With talent migrating to cable and SVOD, and as ratings erode, he said, networks need to shake up the system before it’s “too late.”
The Grey's Anatomy producer also reflected on the early days with creator Shonda Rhimes, who… Read
‘Get Shorty’ Renewed For Season 2 By Epix
Get Shorty is coming back. Epix has ordered a 10-episode second season of the original series for premiere in 2018. The dark comedy from MGM Television is the third of Epix’s initial original series to be renewed for a sophomore run, joining Berlin Station and Graves, and is the first from Epix’s new sole owner, MGM.
The series is based in part on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 bestselling novel — which also spawned Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1995 feature — and created for television by… Read
CBS Nabs Legal Family Drama From Martin Gero & Berlanti Prods. As Put Pilot
Blindspot creator/executive producer Martin Gero and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter have teamed for another high-profile project. CBS has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled legal family drama written by Gero and Blindspot co-executive producer Brendan Gall. It hails from Warner Bros TV and studio-based Berlanti Prods and Gero’s Quinn’s House.
The drama revolves around five multi-racial adopted siblings who fight for justice in the courtroom… Read
‘This Is Us’: First Look At Season 2 Features A Touching Scene With Sterling K. Brown & Mandy Moore
The initial season of This Is Us had everyone reaching for the tissues, and based on this new clip from Season 2, the Emmy-nominated NBC family drama seems guaranteed to prompt another puddle of tears.
The first clip from the new season debuted on the This Is Us Twitter account and centers on the relationship between Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore). The three-minute scene features an emotional exchange between the two as Randall asks why Rebecca and… Read
Donald Trump Talks “Love” And “Unity” Hours After Blaming “Sick” Media For Neo-Nazis At Rally
"It is time to heal the wound that divides us and to seek new unity based on common values that unite us," President Donald Trump told the National Convention of American Legion in Reno, NV, sticking to the teleprompter less than 24 hours after his off-script rally rant in Phoenix.
"We are one people with one home and one great flag," Teleprompter Trump said – presumably excepting the journalists covering today's address and yesterday’s, who Trump counted among the "sick… Read
‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown On His Own Father-Son Story & Acting As A Calling – Emmys
Breaking out in a big way last year with an Emmy win for The People V. O.J. Simpson, This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown walked a long road before becoming a household name in two of the most celebrated network series in recent memory.
Catching the acting bug in high school, the pragmatic actor went to Stanford with other plans in mind, only later realizing that “the hobby was actually the calling.” For Brown, acting is the gift that keeps on giving, a pursuit that… Read
‘TRL’: Eva Gutowski, Gabbie Hanna & Gigi Gorgeous Tapped As Social Media Correspondents For MTV Show
Eva Gutowski, Gabbie Hanna and Gigi Gorgeous are set as social media correspondents for the return of MTV’s TRL, beginning Monday, October 2.
As part of an overall deal with the network, the three social media stars will make appearances on TRL and other projects for MTV, including this Sunday's VMA's, where they will be on site.
The trio were the first to reveal the TRL franchise's new logo with posts across their social media channels and join previously announced hosts… Read
CBS Buys Legal Drama From ‘Quantico’ Creator & Kapital Entertainment
Quantico creator Josh Safran has lined up his next series project — a legal drama at CBS. Safran has teamed on the untitled project with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios.
Written by Safran, the drama centers on a high-powered corporate attorney who joins the Texas legal team defending her wealthy estranged husband after he is arrested for the decades-old unsolved murder of his first wife.
Safran is executive producing with… Read
Mayweather-McGregor PPV Fight Could Punch Up $700M Worldwide, Making Domestic Box Office Meaningless
On Saturday night, a pay-per-view event stands to score an estimated U.S. take of $500M-plus. If it were a movie, that figure easily would land in the list of 10 top-grossing films of all time.
Obviously we’re taking about the boxing match between the undefeated, five-division, 11-time world boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr., 40, and Irish UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor, 29, aka “The Money Fight,” which will air live from the 20K-seat T-Mobile arena in Paradise… Read