Gavin Purcell Joins Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ As EP/ Showrunner
Emmy winner Gavin Purcell has signed on as showrunner and executive producer of the upcoming Sarah Silverman series I Love You, America, produced by Funny Or Die. The 10-episode weekly half-hour topical show is set to stream on Hulu later this year.
“There’s never been a more perfect time for a show like this and I’m so excited to be involved. Also, Sarah seems nice so there’s that,” said Purcell.
From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Night King Looms In Key Art For Penultimate Season
Something perhaps even deadlier than winter is coming it was revealed today in new key art that HBO released for Season 7 of Game Of Thrones.
As the image above and the tweet below shows, the corpse raising Night King is back for the penultimate run of the Emmy winning blockbuster based on George R.R. Martin's books.
#GoTS7 begins 7.16 on @HBO. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/N3L2HJuEnZ
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 23, 2017
First seen in a vision of Bran Stark's… Read
Madoff Movie ‘Wizard Of Lies’ Draws Largest Premiere Viewership For HBO Film In 4 Years
The Saturday night debut of HBO’s The Wizard Of Lies logged 1.5 million viewers for its 8 PM linear premiere. With additional replays on the premium cable network and viewing on HBO GO/NOW, the film’s premiere weekend total grew to 2.4 million viewers.
That is up from the recent debut of HBO Films’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (1.1 million) and is the most watched premiere for an HBO movie since 2013’s Behind the Candelabra and the the third most watched since… Read
Roger Moore: A Career In Pictures
For a smaller but significant segment of movie fans, Sir Roger Moore was James Bond. As the multiplex era took hold, he headlined seven films as the urbane and deadly British superspy starting with the 1973 stone classic Live and Let Die. The Man with the Golden Gun arrived the next year, followed by the debut of steel-toothed minion Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, Space Shuttle romp Moonraker — “Take me around the world one more time,” Dr. Holly Goodhead cooed — For Your Ey… Read
Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Would Ax NEA & Public Broadcasting
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget released today would cut federal spending by $4.5 trillion over the next 10 years and do so by drastically slashing or eliminating social programs like Medicaid and food stamps, student aid and Planned Parenthood. It also proposes scrapping the National Endowment for the Arts and eventually the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund PBS and National Public Radio.
The plan for FY 2018, which begins… Read
‘Lore’: Cathal Pendred Set As A Lead In Amazon Horror Anthology Series
Former UFC fighter-turned-actor Cathal Pendred is set for a lead role in Amazon's adaptation of the horror podcast Lore, which recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences.
Pendred will play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series. A cooper who makes barrels for a local creamery, Michael is married to the younger Bridget. When Bridget starts making more money than he does, and starts questioning his… Read
‘Young Sheldon’: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Trailer Tops 22 Million Views, CBS Says
CBS' trailer for the new fall comedy series Young Sheldon has been racking up views since its debut at the network’s Upfront presentation in New York City on May 17. The trailer for The Big Bang Theory spinoff has been viewed more than 22 million times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube combined, the network says.
The anticipated new comedy follows 9-year-old genius Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) growing up in East Texas with his parents, older brother and twin sister, and… Read
‘American Gods’ VFX Gurus On Producing 3,000 Shots In 18 Months
If you ask visual effects designer Kevin Tod Haug and visual effects supervisor David Stump—who also works in a related craft, as a visual effects cinematographer—visual effects in TV tend to be serviceable, at best, due to the simple economics and complex logistics of television production. But as the collaborators will tell you, American Gods is far from your average television series.
Featuring more than 3,000 VFX shots put together over the course of 18 months, the… Read
Elisabeth Moss To Produce & Star In ‘Fever’ TV Series Adaptation In Works With BBC America & Annapurna TV
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Top of the Lake) is teaming with BBC America and Annapurna Television to develop a limited series adaptation of period drama Fever based on Mary Beth Keane’s novel, with Moss set to star. Moss, who additionally holds the rights to the novel, will also serve as an executive producer on the project.
Fever tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as “Typhoid Mary” as she spread typhoid across… Read
Michael Strahan Inks Overall Deal With ITV America
Michael Strahan is expanding his relationship with ITV America. Strahan and his producing and business partner Constance Schwartz-Morini have signed an exclusive overall production partnership with the company.
Under the deal, the duo will create unscripted programming for television, OTT and digital platforms via their SMAC Entertainment that will be produced under the ITV America banner, which includes ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Loud TV, Outpost… Read
Warriors Win Push NBA Playoffs Series Ratings Up, ‘Bachelorette’ & ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Return Down
On a night of finales across many of the networks, specials and The Bachelorette (1.8/7) debut on ABC, it was an end and a beginning for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Playoffs on Monday. With a 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, the Bay Area team are heading to the NBA Finals for the third year in a row.
Facing either current champions the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Boston Celtics on June 1, depending who wins the… Read
‘Watergate’: History Sets Documentary Series On That Other Presidential Scandal
As political journalists take a bit of a breather with President Trump on foreign soil, History has seized on the opportunity to make a headline of its own. The cable channel has ordered Watergate, what it calls the “definitive” documentary series about the scandal and cover-up that forced President Richard Nixon out of office.
Produced and directed by Oscar winner Charles Ferguson (Inside Job), the series will look into the granddaddy of American disgraces that started… Read