‘American Horror Story: Hotel’: Lady Gaga Has Invite For Season 6
We’re just hours away from tonight’s premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel and Ryan Murphy is already thinking about the next iteration. He tweeted an invite to Lady Gaga to return for Season 6.
Lady Gaga is so brilliant in AHS Season 5 that yesterday I officially asked her to join Season 6. Say yes @ladygaga!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) October 6, 2015
No word yet if she said yes, but all eyes will clearly be on her tonight when she debuts as The Countess… Read
ABC Developing ‘The Homefront’ Family Comedy From Todd Holland
In his first development season as solo principal of Dark Toy Entertainment, Emmy-winning director-producer Todd Holland has set up single-camera half-hour comedy The Homefront at ABC. It hails from ABC Studios where Dark Toy is under a deal.
Written by Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock), The Homefront is described as “Everybody Loves Raymond meets American Sniper.” Loosely based on the life of McGuinness, whose father is a retired Green Beret, it centers on a retired Green… Read
‘Sherlock’ Victorian Special Trailer: What A Difference A Century-Plus Makes – Or Does It?
A new PBS trailer provides some clues about Sherlock‘s long-anticipated and well-guarded one-off special set in Victorian times. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s hyper-perceptive sleuth, along with his Baker Street flatmate Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). The pair trade in their modern trappings for a ghostly trip in the wayback machine to the 19th century, complete with deerhunter cap (for Holmes) and handlebar mustache (for Watson). The program… Read
Jimmy Fallon Books John Boehner For ‘Tonight Show’ As Pol Guests Suddenly Sexy
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner has just been booked for Thursday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. My money’s on Fallon asking Boehner to sing all of the lyrics to "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."
Boehner faces stiff competition. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS has booked the Dartmouth University Football Dummy — seriously — as well as Cate Blanchett and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! has lined up Lena Dunham and Scandal’s Darby… Read
‘Red Oaks’ Review: Amazon’s 1985-Set Coming-Of-Age Comedy Is A Grand Slam
A time machine is about to open later this week and I strongly suggest that you get in and take a ride back to 1985 with Red Oaks. With the whole 10-episode first season debuting on October 9 on Amazon, Red Oaks, as my video review above says, may be one of the best things the streaming service has put up since the ground breaking Transparent.
Or to put it another way, the new comedy is like a long lost pre-Breakfast Club John Hughes indie franchise finally seeing the… Read
Kevin Corcoran Dies: ‘Old Yeller’ Actor And TV Producer Was 66
Kevin Corcoran, best known to generations of film fans as the youngest brother in the classic, emotionally devastating Disney kids film Old Yeller, has died at 66, his family confirmed today. Corcoran enjoyed a career as a child actor before transitioning as an adult to a career behind the camera, working in various capacities on numerous films and television shows, including Pete’s Dragon, and most recently as a producer on Sons of Anarchy.
Born in Santa Monica… Read
Eva Longoria To Produce Interracial Family Comedy For ABC
Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has set a half-hour project at ABC with veteran comedy writer Bobby Bowman. The untitled interracial family comedy centers on an ambitious and meticulous Latino chef who runs a cafe with his unpredictable white father-in-law. Bowman executive produces with UnbeliEVAble’s Longoria and Ben Spector. Universal TV, where the company is based, is the studio.
This marks the return to ABC for former Desperate Housewives star Longoria and F… Read
Deborah Barak Promoted To President Of Business Operations At CBS
Deborah Barak, one of the most seasoned and respected TV business affairs executives, is expanding her responsibilities. As she marks her 30th anniversary at CBS, Barak has been named President of Business Operations.
Barak, who had been EVP, Business Operations, CBS Network Television Entertainment Group, overseeing business affairs for the entertainment operations at both the network and the studio since 2004, will now also oversee business affairs for CBS News. She… Read
Relativity Changes Coming Fast Today — Sports Division Head And Co-Chief Out; Ron Burkle Takes Over
UPDATED, Wed. 10:07 AM: A big shake-up at Relativity today, with word coming that the employment of Co-Chief Operating Officer Greg Shamo is also being terminated today and that billionaire Ron Burkle is taking over its sports division after its head Happy Walters was pushed out.
"As a major investor in Relativity Sports, Relativity Media looks forward to working closely with Ron Burkle and The Yucaipa Companies as they invest in the company's growth," Relativity said… Read
‘Bob’s Burgers’ Renewed For Two More Seasons By Fox
Fox has ordered a seventh and eighth season of the Emmy-winning animated series Bob’s Burgers.
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Bob’s Burgers is hilarious, warm, smart, inventive – critics love it, and so do fans. Loren, Jim and the brilliant voice cast continue to surprise us in… Read
‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Inches Up As Fox Comedies & ‘The Muppets’ Drop; The CW Fall Kickoff OK With ‘The Flash’, ‘iZombie’
ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat provided a rare high note on a pretty depressing night. With an appearance by Shaquille O’Neal, the sophomore comedy (1.8) was up a tenth from last week, building on its Muppets lead-in (1.6) and ranking as the highest-rated program for the night on ABC and the second highest-rated scripted series on broadcast TV last night behind CBS veteran NCIS.
Most other shows last night were down week to week. ABC’s heavily promoted The Muppets (1.6)… Read
Lady Gaga And Jay Leno Trump Bill Clinton In Late-Night TV
Bill Clinton, freshly deployed Hillary Clinton campaigner, visited Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show last night to explain why Bernie Sanders is doing so well in polling, what’s up with Donald Trump, and for whom he will vote which yes, was a serious softball. But Lady Gaga, plugging the debut of FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno, trumped Clinton in the ratings, with an assist from Jay Leno.
“Who do you like for 2016?” Colbert… Read