‘Pretty Little Liars’: Creator I. Marlene King Talks Finale Mysteries, Reunions & Alternate Endings
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of last night's series finale of Freeform's Pretty Little Liars.
By now, everyone who’s paid attention to Pretty Little Liars knows the big ugly truth: The evil twin did it. (And if you’re holding out and don’t want to know whose evil twin, stop reading here.)
But were there other possible solutions or alternate endings considered to cap the seasons-long mystery solved in last night’s Season 7 (and series) finale? Was the… Read
‘This Is Us’: Alexandra Breckenridge, & Jon Huertas Upped To Series Regulars For Season 2 Of NBC Drama
NBC’s breakout drama series This Is Us has handed out its first major cast promotions, making Alexandra Breckenridge, who has recurred as Sophie, and Jon Huertas, who plays Miguel, series regulars.
Breckenridge was introduced in the second half of This Is Us‘ first season as Sophie, Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) childhood best friend and Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) childhood crush and ex-wife.
In one of the major plot twists of This Is Us‘ first season, Kevin knocked on Sophie’s… Read
Beau Willimon Will Be Next WGA East President
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon will be the next president of the WGA East. Michael Winship, the guild's president since 2007, isn't seeking re-election, and Willimon is running unopposed in the guild's upcoming officers and council election. Also running unopposed are incumbent Vice President Jeremy Pikser and incumbent Secretary-Treasurer Bob Schneider.
In the council races, the 10 candidates vying for six open freelance seats are Amy Sohn, David Handelman, Stu… Read
Kathy Baker & Greg Grunberg Join HBO’s Joe Paterno Movie About Penn State Scandal
Kathy Baker (The Ranch) and Heroes alum Greg Grunberg have been cast in lead roles opposite Al Pacino in HBO Films' untitled movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, directed and executive produced by Barry Levinson.
Written by Debora Cahn, John C. Richards and David McKenna, the film centers on legendary coach Joe Paterno (Pacino), who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse… Read
‘Killing Eve’: Jodie Comer Cast As Lead In BBC America Series
Jodie Comer (The White Princess, Thirteen) has been cast in a lead role opposite Sandra Oh in Killing Eve, BBC America's eight-episode dramatic thriller series written by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Killing Eve is based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings and centers on two women; Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is an elegant, talented… Read
‘Better Things’ & ‘You’re The Worst’ Get Late-Summer Premiere Dates On FX, FXX
FX Networks has announced late-summer return dates for two its comedy series. Season 4 of You’re the Worst is set for 10 PM Wednesday, September 6, on FXX, and Pamela Adlon’s Peabody-winning Better Things bows at 10 PM Thursday, September 14.
Better Things, which earned WGA and Critics’ Choice noms for its freshman season, centers on Sam Fox (Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters (Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward) in Los… Read
E! Adds To Programming & Development Team
E! continues to expand its programming and development team, with two promotions and a new hire.
Julie St. Aubin has been promoted to VP Programming and Development; Alyssa Gerbasi has been upped to Director, Programming & Development and Jonathan Unger has moved from Dick Clark Productions to E! as Director, Programming & Development. Jeff Olde, EVP Programming & Development announced the news today in a note to staff that was obtained by Deadline.
St. Aubin currently… Read
Deadline Ratings Advisory: Nielsen Delay For ‘America’s Got Talent’ & More
You can joke that it was the huge online reaction to the series finale of Pretty Little Liars on cable last night but Nielsen numbers for Tuesday's primetime ratings are nowhere to be found so fat today. "We don't have any hard information except that there is a delay," said one frustrated network executive this morning of the lack of ratings among adults 18-49 and viewership numbers.
Though it might be annoying to the Big 4 not knowing how America's Got Talent, The Bachel… Read
Fox News Officially Confirms Retiring Rep. Jason Chaffetz Joining As Contributor
Utah’s GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz, retiring from Congress on June 30, will become a contributor to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network on July 1, the network announced today, confirming one of the worst kept secrets in recent TV-news history.
Chaffetz had represented Utah's Third Congressional District since November of 2008.
From Fox News’ announcement:
During his time as congressman, he served as the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee… Read
‘Step Up: High Water’: Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera & Faizon Love To Topline YouTube Red Drama Series
Step Up: High Water, YouTube Red’s new original drama series based on the film franchise that grossed $650 million at the global box office, has set its cast as production begins in Atlanta. Ne-Yo (The Wiz, World of Dance) joins series regulars Naya Rivera (Glee) and Faizon Love (Couples Retreat, Elf) to headline the series from YouTube and Lionsgate TV, set for debut on YouTube Red this fall.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, who co-starred in the original Step Up… Read
Amazon Nabs Subscription Rights To CBS Summer Drama Series ‘Salvation’
Salvation is the latest CBS summer drama series to head to Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service has licensed the serialized suspense thriller, which premieres on CBS on July 12.
Prime Video will be the exclusive premium subscription home for the Alex Kurtzman-produced Salvation in the U.S. with unlimited streaming and downloading of all the series' episodes available to members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.
Amazon was CBS’ original partner when the… Read
‘The Oath’: Cory Hardrict Joins Crackle Drama Series
Cory Hardrict (American Sniper, Gran Torino) has joined the cast of Crackle’s upcoming drama series The Oath, executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Power) and his G-Unit Film & Television.
Written and created by former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-O, Secrets and Lies), the 10-episode original series explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly… Read