‘Mr. Robot’ Finale: Series Creator On White Rose, The Wellicks & Elliot’s Memory Dump In Season 2
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight’s Mr. Robot Season 1 finale and Season 2.
Season 1 of USA’s Mr. Robot came to a close tonight with the episode “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi,” and even though creator Sam Esmail set up a slew of cliffhangers to keep us debating until Season 2 comes together, the whole doppelganger jawdropper from the penultimate episode — that computer maestro Mr. Robot actually is Elliot Alderson’s father and that the young hacker has… Read
Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Casts Simone Missick In Key Role
Netflix's Marvel series Luke Cage has rounded out its core cast. I’ve learned that Simone Missick has landed the younger female lead opposite Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard and Theo Rossi in the third series in Marvel's four-series package for Netflix. She will play what is listed on the breakdown as Missy, a woman with a strong sense of justice. I hear the actual character is Marvel’s Misty Knight, a former NYPD officer who gets a new bionic arm by Tony Stark after losing… Read
Stephen Colbert Mocks Jeb Bush Plan To Run Campaign Contest Off ‘Late Show’ Debut
UPDATED with Jeb Bush response: The GOP candidate took to Twitter tonight to make the best of the dressing down Stephen Colbert gave him for not checking with Colbert first before launching a contest to raise money off his first night hosting The Late Show:
.@StephenAtHome I'm in. See you September 8th my man
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 3, 2015
PREVIOUSLY: Stephen Colbert is pretty steamed that Jeb Bush’s campaign has launched a raffle to… Read
‘Hand Of God’ Review: Amazon Loses Faith With Weak New Series
When the Hand Of God pilot went up on Amazon last year, I thought the Ben Watkins written and Marc Foster helmed drama was a work in progress. As my video review above says, the September 4 debut of the whole first season reveals the series to be one of the weakest offerings by the streaming service yet.
The 10-episode Hand Of God launches from the premise of a vengeful, vision obsessed and crazed corrupt Judge Pernell Harris played by Ron Perlman, seeking out the man who… Read
Skylar Astin, Chris Lowell & Angelica Maria Join Epix’s ‘Graves’
Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin, Chris Lowell (The Help, Veronica Mars) and Angelica Maria (Qué Bonito Amor, Sea Of Dreams) have been cast opposite Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon in the Epix original series Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate. Production is scheduled to begin this fall for premiere on Epix in autumn 2016.
In Graves, 25 years after his presidency, former Commander in Chief Richard Graves (Nolte) has the epiphany that his… Read
FCC Votes To Review Rules That It Says Help Broadcasters In Retrans Disputes
The FCC took another step today toward helping cable and satellite companies negotiate retransmission deals with broadcasters — something that Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed last month.
Regulators voted to review their so-called "totality of the circumstances test" to determine whether station owners, cable and satellite operators are negotiating in good faith — something that Congress ordered the FCC to assess when there’s an impasse over retransmission consent terms… Read
Sony Hacking Class Action Lawsuit Reaches Settlement
EXCLUSIVE: Ten months after the studio was ripped apart by a massive hack attack and thousands of employees’ personal information ended up exposed online, Sony Pictures has reached a tentative deal to end the lawsuits stemming from the breach.
"On September 1, 2015, Plaintiffs and SPE reached an agreement in principle to settle all of the claims of the putative class against SPE, subject to final documentation, which will be submitted for the Court's approval in… Read
‘Scream’ Ratings Raise The Volume For MTV In Season 1 Finale
The mask came off and the killer was revealed last night on the MTV series based on the 1990s film franchise directed by Wes Craven, who died Sunday. No more spoilers here if you haven't seen the Season 1 finale of Scream, but we can tell you that the ratings saw a pitched rise for the Viacom-owned network.
Last night's season ender for the renewed series was watched by 756,000 total viewers, with 434,000 among adults 18-49 for a 0.34 rating. That's up 21% over last… Read
Ex-‘View’ Executive Producer Bill Wolff Joins Chelsea Handler’s Netflix Show
That was quick. Two days after he exited ABC’s The View following a rocky one-season run as executive producer, Bill Wolff has been named executive producer of Chelsea Handler's new talk show for Netflix, set for a 2016 debut. The show, which will be produced in Los Angeles, will reflect Handler's unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.
"Bill is the visionary we have been looking for to create a dynamic… Read
‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Renewed For Season 3 By Starz
On the heels of strong ratings for its second season premiere on August 22, Starz has ordered a third season of original comedy series Survivor's Remorse, from executive producers Tom Werner, Maverick Carter, LeBron James, Mike O'Malley, Paul Wachter and Vic Levin. O'Malley has signed on again to serve as executive producer and showrunner.
"We are thrilled to renew 'Survivor's Remorse' for a third season, " said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. "Since it began… Read
Stephen Colbert Will Gab With J.J. Abrams For Montclair Film Festival
It’s being billed as “Celebrity Nerd-Off” — Garden State trouper and ascender to the Late Show throne will host an evening with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens director on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark on November 21. The event, promising “a wide-ranging on-stage discussion of their influences, ideas, and creative work,” will benefit the Montclair Film Festival.
"We remain incredibly grateful to Stephen Colbert for his unwavering… Read
‘Sneaky Pete’ Gets Amazon Series Order; More Scripts For ‘Casanova’
It may have taken four months longer, but Bryan Cranston and David Shore’s hourlong pilot Sneaky Pete got where it was looking to get last spring — with a series order. I hear Amazon has picked up to series the Giovanni Ribisi-starring pilot, from Sony Pictures TV. It was one of two pilots Amazon put on its Instant Video platform for viewing on August 7, along with Casanova, starring Diego Luna as the famous playboy. I hear Casanova remains in contention with an order… Read