‘Mayans MC’: Gino Vento Set To Recur In FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff
Gino Vento (The Deuce, Bloodline) is set for a recurring role on FX’s Mayans MC, Kurt Sutter's Sons of Anarchy spinoff, from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
Co-created by Sutter and Elgin James, Mayans MC is the next chapter in Sutter's Sons of Anarchy saga that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show's seven-year run.
Mayans MC is set in a post-Jax Teller… Read
SAG-AFTRA “Fighting Back” Against Dangers Posed By Face-Swapping Technology
SAG-AFTRA says it's “fighting back” against the dangers posed by new face-swapping technologies that have been used to digitally superimpose the faces of its members onto the bodies of porn stars. In recent months, the technology – known as "deepfaking" – has hijacked the likenesses of several famous actresses and singers to make it appear that they were performing in pornographic films.
"We are closely watching the development of so-called deepfakes," SAG-AFTRA president… Read
‘Motherland’: Sundance Now Acquires British Comedy Series For May Premiere – Watch The Trailer
Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service, has acquired the BAFTA-nominated hit British television series Motherland from Lionsgate, which has worldwide rights to the comedy. Watch the trailer above.
The series, written and created by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive U.S. debut with the first two episodes making their Sundance Now premiere Thursday, May 10, the service announced. New episodes of the… Read
Hulu Picks Up Middle School Comedy Series ‘PEN15’
Hulu has ordered 10 episodes of middle school comedy PEN15, starring Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle.
The comedy, co-created by Erskine, Konkle and Sam Zvibleman, is described as middle school as it really happened. Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
The project, which had been long-in-the-works… Read
Disney’s Courtship Of Fox Began Last Summer, At Rupert Murdoch’s Moraga Winery
Disney’s courtship of 21st Century Fox began last summer, in a casual meeting between the two top executives on the lush grounds of Rupert Murdoch’s Moraga Winery in Bel Air.
Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission lay out intricate details of the corporate courtship — which, like any good Hollywood romance, entailed rival suitors who were ultimately spurned: Verizon and Comcast.
Disney CEO Bob Iger and Fox’s Murdoch met on August 9, for one of their… Read
‘Murphy Brown’: Tyne Daly Joins Cast Of CBS Revival
Tyne Daly has signed on to the cast of Murphy Brown, CBS' revival of the 1988 sitcom.
The former star of Cagney & Lacy and Judging Amy will play Phyllis, the sister of the beloved, deceased bar owner Phil from the original series, and it's evident that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She has taken over the bar and is a friend and confidant to Murphy and the gang.
Daly will join star Candice Bergen, who is back as the famous investigative journalist and TV anchor… Read
‘Scandal’ Producer Betsy Beers Talks Finale And How The Series Challenged The Problematic Concept Of “Likable Women”
As Gladiators all over the country prepare to uncorck a bottle of wine to enjoy the Scandal finale tonight, executive producer Betsy Beers, like show creator Shonda Rhimes, is in denial that the show is ending. But as much as the Shondaland producer wants Olivia Pope and company to continue their corrupt political adventures, the show must come to an end — and Beers is bracing herself. Deadline spoke with Beers about what is in store for these flawed characters, the drama… Read
‘Queen Sugar’ Takes Wide View With Season 3 Key Art & BTS Video
EXCLUSIVE: Back for its third season with a two-night premiere on May 29 and 30, Queen Sugar revealed a new perspective of sorts with some key art released today.
As the striving Bordelon siblings, their offspring, family and significant others look upward, the Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey executive produced OWN series aims to kick it up a notch or two this year.
In that vein, Oscar nominee and QS creator DuVernay asked photographer Osborne Macharia to bring his style… Read
‘The Gong Show’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On ABC
Get ready to bang a gong and get it on — again. ABC has set an 8 PM Thursday, June 21, for the Season 2 premiere of The Gong Show, hosted by cheeky British comedy legend Tommy Maitland (aka Mike Myers).
The irreverent talent show competition makes its way from the 1970s into the 21st century with a bang, celebrating unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage. A revolving panel of judges including returnee Will Arnett praise, critique and possibly gong… Read
CBS All Access Sets Premiere Date For ‘Strange Angel’
CBS All Access announced today that their forthcoming original drama series Strange Angel will launch on Thursday, June 14. The first season will include 10 episodes and will be available on demand weekly on subsequent Thursdays.
Strange Angel is created by Mark Heyman and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name. The drama series is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science… Read
‘SciJinks’: Johnny Galecki’s Prank Show Gets Premiere Date On Science Channel – Watch The Promo
EXCLUSIVE: Science Channel has set 10 PM Wednesday, May 16, for the premiere of SciJinks, its new science-themed prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki. The eight half-hour episodes will see The Big Bang Theory star orchestrating a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds — and to mess with their heads. Watch an exclusive sneak peek above.
Here’s the logline: Galecki, along with science "prankologists" Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out… Read
Cheddar Comes To Hulu With Live Linear Network & More
Cheddar, the millennial-skewing "post-cable" media network that covers the innovation economy and provides a youthful take on the day’s headlines, is set to expand its reach later this month after signing a new distribution deal with Hulu.
The pact will bring Cheddar's live linear network, exclusive morning and afternoon news briefs, key highlights and select Cheddar Originals to subscribers of Hulu with Live TV. A library of content and daily news briefs also will be… Read