‘Grace And Frankie’: Marta Kauffman On Season 3, Dolly Parton & Why It’s Great To Be A Woman
"The show isn't about politics and I don't want it to be topical," says Grace And Frankie co-creator Marta Kauffman about her Jane Fonda- and Lily Tomlin-starring series that launches its third season March 24 on Netflix. "Once you make it topical it gets very, very difficult to have it continue to air at all times and not feel dated," the Friends executive producer adds. "I'm in the business of entertaining people.”
With the success of Friends during its nearly… Read
‘Lucifer’ Season 3 To Be Supersized After 4 Season 2 Episodes Migrate To 2017-18
Fox will bank the final four episodes from the current second season of comic book-inspired drama Lucifer for next season. The decision, made for scheduling reasons, does not impact the size of the recent Season 3 order for Lucifer, which remains for 22 newly produced episodes. I hear the four carryover episodes will be on top of that.
The Lucifer move was foreshadowed by Fox’s summer schedule and premiere dates announcement yesterday, which featured a two-hour So You Thin… Read
Adrien Brody Joins ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4; First Story Elements Revealed
EXCLUSIVE: As filming gets underway on the 4th season of Peaky Blinders, Oscar winner Adrien Brody has suited up to join the Steven Knight-created period gangster drama. The epic BBC Two saga of the Shelby clan, from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama, started shooting this week in Liverpool.
Brody’s role is being kept under wraps, but Knight says, “He genuinely was the actor in my head when I wrote the part. I'm sure he will be a formidable presence in… Read
‘Real Life’: Bret Harrison Cast In CBS Comedy Pilot From Hilary Winston
Former Reaper and The Loop star Bret Harrison has booked a series-regular role in Real Life, CBS' half-hour hybrid comedy pilot written/executive produced by Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and executive produced by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Written by Winston and directed by Pam Fryman, Real Life chronicles the relationship of Nora (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and Drew (to be cast), two twentysomethings who go from being co-workers on… Read
All Eyes On Donald Trump Twitter Account After Trumpcare Vote Postponed
TV news outlets started reporting at about 12:30 PM that today’s Trumpcare vote had been postponed after President Donald Trump failed to close a deal Thursday morning with House Freedom Caucus conservatives.
This scuttled Trump’s dreams of announcing the Trumpcare vote on the 7th anniversary of the signing of Obamacare.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNN the “hope” is to start “debate” on the bill Friday morning, suggesting reports the vote would take place… Read
Sean Spicer Swats CNN On Russian Collusion Report: More Evidence CNN Colluded With Hillary Clinton
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer swatted at CNN's new report that the FBI has information suggesting President Donald Trump associates "may have coordinated" with Russians on the release of information damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the election.
Citing anonymous U.S. officials, CNN began reporting Wednesday night that the FBI is reviewing the information – part of the probe FBI director James Comey revealed this week.
"There's probably… Read
ATX Television Festival Sets ‘Snowfall’ For Opening Night, Network Presidents Panel, ‘Fargo’ & More
The stage is set for the sixth annual ATX Television Festival. Organizers said today that the event will kick off with an opening-night screening and panel for Snowfall, John Singleton's upcoming FX series inspired by the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in early-1980s Los Angeles. Also on tap for the 2017 edition, which runs June 8-11 in Austin, are the fest’s first network presidents panel and a number of other premiere screenings and panels.
The Network… Read
Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele & Oprah Winfrey On Produced By Conference Roster
The Produced By Conference set for June 10-11 in Los Angeles unveiled its first set sessions for its ninth edition, with La La Land‘s Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele, and a discussion with Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay among the highlights.
The PGA-sponsored event will take place on the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City.
Among the headlining sessions announced today are 360 Profile: 21 Laps Entertainment with company Founder Shawn Levy… Read
Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ As Savvy Lawyer This Season & Maybe Next
Eliza Dushku will join CBS’ Bull beginning Tuesday, May 9. Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.
She will appear in three episodes of Season 1 with an option to become a series regular in Season 2.
Dushku is best known for playing Faith on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently appeared… Read
‘Ink Master’ Renewed For Season 10 At Spike
Ahead of its Season 9 summer premiere, Spike TV has renewed its hit tattoo-competition series Ink Master for a 10th season and given the green light to a female-focused special, Ink Master Angels.
Ink Master has received a 16-episode order and will go into production later this year for premiere on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018.
The hourlong special Ink Master Angels will feature four of Season 8's top female competitors – Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Genius’ & ‘Vietnam War’ Among Tribeca TV Fest Slate
Hulu/MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale and National Geographic’s Genius are among the big-name highlights of this year’s Tribeca TV, the second annual television slate of the Tribeca Film Festival. Fifteen shows, including five series premieres, four season premieres and a sneak peek at PBS’ Ken Burns-Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War will screen during the April 19-30 fest.
The TV lineup was announced today, and also includes season debuts of Episodes, Unbreakable Kimmy Sch… Read
‘The Knick’ Canceled After 2 Seasons As Cinemax Focuses On Action Dramas
Cinemax has made it official — Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick will not produce more seasons beyond the two that already had aired. Clive Owen, who starred in the first two seasons, had said that he was done, though the network had left the door slightly open for another installment with a new lead actor. Cinemax will now focus completely on its recalibrated original programming strategy — launched recently with the pickups of new Strike Back series and Rellik — as the… Read