‘Z: The Beginning Of Everything’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon
UPDATED with quotes: Amazon has renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything for a second season.
“We’re truly thrilled,” said star and executive producer Christina Ricci tonight at Deadline’s AwardsLine panel on the show at the Hollywood Athletic Club, just hours after the renewal was confirmed. “It’s such a rich history and their story is so fascinating. It should be a pretty exciting second season.”
As for what’s coming up in Season 2, Ricci said they’d just gotten news of… Read
Sean Hannity Could Leave Fox News If Murdochs Don’t Back Besieged Co-Prez Bill Shine
He is the last man standing at Fox News Channel but Sean Hannity could walk if his long time friend and increasingly besieged FNC co-President Bill Shine doesn't start seeing some support from the Murdoch family.
"Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he's holding a lot of chits there right now too," says a source close to the corridors of the Avenue of the Americas located cable newser. "If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that… Read
‘Dear White People’ Review: TV Series Based Movie Is Funny & Moving
In this age of reboots, revivals, sequels, retreads and resets, it’s rare to find a project that meets the measure of its first version. But Dear White People is just such a rarity, and incredibly funny too. As I say in my video review above, the crisp comedy of sorts about Ivy League activism, discrimination and identity discovery is highly recommendable.
Launching tonight on Netflix, the 10-episode small screen version of Justin Simien’s big-screen satire is actually… Read
‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules’ Lawyers Insist He Didn’t Leave Scene Of Fatal Accident
The legal team for former The Bachelor star Chris Soules, who is charged with leaving the scene of an accident that killed a tractor driver in rural Iowa on Monday, is challenging that allegation. Attorneys from the Des Moines firm Parrish Kruidenier are pointing to Soules’ 911 call after the crash and say he remained at the scene “until emergency medical personnel arrived.”
The pickup truck Soules was driving rear-ended a tractor driven by Kenneth Mosher and sent it into… Read
BET Greenlights New Series From Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes & More – Upfronts
BET Networks has unveiled its 2017-18 programming slate at its annual Upfront presentation in New York. The lineup includes a new scripted dramedy from Kevin Hart, new late-night comedy shows from Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock (previously announced), and a new unscripted relationship series Love Room from the producers of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. BET also greenlighted The Bobby Brown Story miniseries as a follow-up to its hit The New Edition Story, and… Read
Warner Bros. TV Ups Peter Girardi To Dual EVP Roles
Peter Girardi has been promoted to EVP of Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, and Alternative Programming at WB Animation.
In the newly created position, Girardi will have oversight of day-to-day operations at Blue Ribbon, while also spearheading alternative programming at WB Animation. He’ll report to Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series.
As EVP Blue Ribbon Content and the number two exec under… Read
AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan Made $30.5M In 2016, Up 72.4%, Proxy Shows
AMC Networks shares lost 29.9% of their value last year — but due to a quirk in the way it had to report compensation you wouldn’t know that from the package for CEO Josh Sapan. The proxy statement it just filed at the SEC shows him with $30.5 million, up 72.4%.
Much of the increase is due to a shift in AMC’s pay strategy to offer performance stock units as opposed to cash. That boosted the tally because the SEC requires companies to report the cash awards in the year… Read
‘Shooter’: Patrick Sabongui, Troy Garity & Jaina Lee Ortiz Set To Recur In Season 2
Patrick Sabongui (Homeland), Troy Garity (Ballers) and Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood) are set for recurring roles opposite Ryan Phillippe on the second season of USA Network’s breakout drama series Shooter.
Based on the best-selling novels by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Season 2 follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of… Read
‘Timeless’ EP Eric Kripke On The Moment He Realized He Was Telling A James Bond Story — AwardsLine Screening Series
“That's what's so interesting about the show, is all of these storylines, and all of the historical components are really reflections, and a mirror to the characters finding out more about themselves,” Timeless star Abigail Spencer reflected last night, discussing the human element behind NBC’s time travel drama. “It's really just a journey for each of these human beings to find out what they're made of, and what they're not made of—their mettle, and their foibles, and… Read
NFL Players Union Stands In Solidarity With WGA As Strike Looms
The NFL Players Association has weighed in on the threatened writers strike, urging management's AMPTP to "negotiate in good faith towards a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement that reflects the hard work of thousands of writers."
"There is no question that the AMPTP employers can afford to make a reasonable deal,” the leaders of the players union said in a letter sent today to AMPTP president Carol Lombardini and obtained by Deadline (read it below). “The… Read
‘The Reykjavik Confessions’: Buccaneer Media, Balt Kormakur’s RVK Studios Plot True Crime Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Marcella producer Buccaneer Media and Baltasar Kormakur's RVK Studios have pacted to co-produce The Reykjavik Confessions. An English-language dramatization of one of Iceland's most mysterious murder investigations, it has John Brownlow (The Miniaturist, Fleming) attached to write.
The story is based on the 1974 case in which two men vanished in the barren outskirts of Iceland's capital 10 months apart, After six months of unsuccessfully trying to pin the… Read
TruTV’s Andrea Savage Comedy ‘I’m Sorry’ Casts Up With Kathy Baker, Martin Mull
Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin and Martin Mull are among the recurring cast newly set for I’m Sorry, Andrea Savage’s upcoming scripted comedy for TruTV.
I’m Sorry stars writer/creator Savage (Veep) as a comedy writer/wife/mom “who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations,” per Turner’s TruTV.
Set for recurring roles are Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams… Read