RocketJump’s Sci-Fi Anthology Series ‘Dimension 404’ To Premiere On Hulu
RocketJump is signaling a push into scripted TV with new sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404. The hourlong six-episode series from RocketJump and Lionsgate explores “the wonders and horrors of our digital age” for premiere exclusively on Hulu.
Impelled by the Internet's notorious "404" error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 a.m. feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.
"As the… Read
HBO PR Executive Nancy Lesser Promoted To EVP
Longtime HBO communications executive Nancy Lesser has been promoted to EVP, Media and Talent Relations. The well-respected PR veteran will now oversee all program publicity efforts for HBO’s drama and comedy series, original movies, miniseries and specials.
Lesser, who has been at HBO for 31 years, started the pay cable network’s New York offices before moving to Los Angeles to run the West Coast Media Relations department as SVP. Several years ago, she added oversight… Read
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 2 Review: Bob Odenkirk Is Back With Even Greater “Moral Flexibility”
After a record-breaking and Emmy-nominated debut season last year, Better Call Saul is back in the saddle February 15 for Season 2. It is, as my video review above says, a richer ride for the Breaking Bad prequel.
For one thing, having established the setup and met the expectations of Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill — the man who will become the slippery and sometimes silver-tongued Saul Goodman — the AMC series now has a real opportunity to evolve the tale toward its… Read
Milo Ventimiglia Among ‘Gilmore Girls’ Alums Confirmed To Return For Revival
Several more Gilmore Girls co-stars have been officially confirmed to return for the revival on Netflix. That includes Milo Ventimiglia, who played one of Rory’s boyfriends, Jess. He is joined by Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale, and I hear Jared Padalecki also is joining the cast. All will reprise their original characters in the revival, which consists of four 90-minute episodes.
Previously announced cast returning to the series include Lauren Graham, Alexis… Read
CSP Management & Henriksen Talent Join Forces; Bohemia Group Inks Canadian Actor Jonathan Emond
Jane Henriksen has joined Mark Myers as partner of CSP Management, the recently formed management arm of Citizen Skull Productions. The former president of Henriksen Talent Management brings with her veteran actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Danielle Bisutti (Insidious: Chapter 2) and Adam Korson (Hot In Cleveland). Citizen Skull Citizen Skull produces films, TV and digital content and is now shooting the indie thriller The Deep End starring The Royals’ Alexandra Park and… Read
‘Bones’ Gets Return Date As Fox Sets Post-‘Idol’ Thursday Lineup
After a four-month hiatus, Fox veteran Bones will return to the schedule on April 14, airing in its most recent Thursday 8 PM time slot. It will be paired with new military-inspired competition series American Grit, which will follow Bones at 9 PM. American Grit also will debut April 14, a week following the two-hour series finale of American Idol on the night.
Starring and executive produced by WWE star John Cena, American Grit follows 16 tough men and women as they are… Read
Joe Wright To Direct ‘Black Mirror’ Ep For Netflix; Bryce Dallas Howard And Alice Eve To Star
EXCLUSIVE– Brit director Joe Wright is set to direct an episode of Netflix’s keenly-anticipated new series of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror with Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve on-board to star. Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The series, which premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and aired… Read
Chris Christie Joins Carly Fiorina In Quitting Race As Hopes Dashed For Podium At CBS’ Debate – Update
UPDATED with Chris Christie’s announcement: The prospect of not making Saturday’s GOP debate on CBS as a result of lousy finishes in New Hampshire last night triggered pullouts among GOP hopefuls today.
Carly Fiorina suspended her campaign this afternoon, taking one parting shot at Dem candidate Hillary Clinton:
“To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you,” Fiorina said in her campaign-suspending announcement on Facebook. “Do not… Read
Starz-Lionsgate Merger Talks Stall After Both Companies’ Stocks Swoon
EXCLUSIVE: Merger talks between Lionsgate and Starz have stalled, we’re told, following a week in which both companies’ market values plummeted by more than 20%.
Lionsgate raised expectations for a deal in a SEC filing last week that said it planned to discuss “a potential mutually beneficial combination of the two companies.” That provided a boost for Starz shares. Its investors — including Liberty Media’s John Malone, its controlling shareholder — have been eager to see… Read
James Corden’s Adele Carpool Karaoke Sets Late-Night YouTube Record
The Late Late Show With James Corden‘s Carpool Karaoke video with Adele has surpassed 67.5M views, making it the most-watched late-night YouTube clip ever, CBS announced this afternoon.
"Adele Carpool Karaoke" also is the fastest-growing late-night clip on YouTube, according to data from Tubular Labs. Within its first five days on YouTube, the clip had generated a record-breaking 42 million views. In addition, the video drove a double-digit percentage increase in… Read
‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Adds Lee Majors & Ted Raimi To Season 2 Cast On Starz
Lee Majors (Do You Believe) and Ted Raimi (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man) have been cast as Ash’s father and Ash’s childhood best friend, respectively, on the second season of Starz’s Ash Vs Evil Dead.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash's loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly… Read
Bob Costas To Anchor NBC’s Olympics In Primetime For Record 11th Time
Bob Costas will host NBC's primetime Olympic coverage for a U.S. television record 11th time with the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, running August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992. That includes the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers. The Rio assignment is Costas' seventh as primetime host of a Summer Games – also the most in U.S… Read