All Eyes On Donald Trump Twitter Account After Trumpcare Vote Postponed
TV news outlets started reporting at about 12:30 PM that today’s Trumpcare vote had been postponed after President Donald Trump failed to close a deal Thursday morning with House Freedom Caucus conservatives.
This scuttled Trump’s dreams of having the Trumpcare vote on the seventh anniversary of the signing of Obamacare.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNN that the “hope” is to start “debate” on the bill Friday morning, suggesting that reports the vote would… Read
Sean Spicer Swats CNN On Russian Collusion Report: More Evidence CNN Colluded With Hillary Clinton
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer swatted at CNN's new report that the FBI has information suggesting President Donald Trump associates "may have coordinated" with Russians on the release of information damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the election.
Citing anonymous U.S. officials, CNN began reporting Wednesday night that the FBI is reviewing the information – part of the probe FBI director James Comey revealed this week.
"There's probably… Read
ATX Television Festival Sets ‘Snowfall’ For Opening Night, Network Presidents Panel, ‘Fargo’ & More
The stage is set for the sixth annual ATX Television Festival. Organizers said today that the event will kick off with an opening-night screening and panel for Snowfall, John Singleton's upcoming FX series inspired by the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in early-1980s Los Angeles. Also on tap for the 2017 edition, which runs June 8-11 in Austin, are the fest’s first network presidents panel and a number of other premiere screenings and panels.
The Network… Read
Damien Chazelle, Jordan Peele & Oprah Winfrey On Produced By Conference Roster
The Produced By Conference set for June 10-11 in Los Angeles unveiled its first set sessions for its ninth edition, with La La Land‘s Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele, and a discussion with Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay among the highlights.
The PGA-sponsored event will take place on the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City.
Among the headlining sessions announced today are 360 Profile: 21 Laps Entertainment with company Founder Shawn Levy… Read
Eliza Dushku Joins CBS’ ‘Bull’ As Savvy Lawyer This Season & Maybe Next
Eliza Dushku will join CBS’ Bull beginning Tuesday, May 9. Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.
She will appear in three episodes of Season 1 with an option to become a series regular in Season 2.
Dushku is best known for playing Faith on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently appeared… Read
‘Ink Master’ Renewed For Season 10 At Spike
Ahead of its Season 9 summer premiere, Spike TV has renewed its hit tattoo-competition series Ink Master for a 10th season and given the green light to a female-focused special, Ink Master Angels.
Ink Master has received a 16-episode order and will go into production later this year for premiere on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018.
The hourlong special Ink Master Angels will feature four of Season 8's top female competitors – Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Genius’ & ‘Vietnam War’ Among Tribeca TV Fest Slate
Hulu/MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale and National Geographic’s Genius are among the big-name highlights of this year’s Tribeca TV, the second annual television slate of the Tribeca Film Festival. Fifteen shows, including five series premieres, four season premieres and a sneak peek at PBS’ Ken Burns-Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War will screen during the April 19-30 fest.
The TV lineup was announced today, and also includes season debuts of Episodes, Unbreakable Kimmy Sch… Read
‘The Knick’ Canceled After 2 Seasons As Cinemax Focuses On Action Dramas
Cinemax has made it official — Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick will not produce more seasons beyond the two that already had aired. Clive Owen, who starred in the first two seasons, had said that he was done, though the network had left the door slightly open for another installment with a new lead actor. Cinemax will now focus completely on its recalibrated original programming strategy — launched recently with the pickups of new Strike Back series and Rellik — as the… Read
‘Westworld’: Talulah Riley Promoted To Series Regular For Season 2 On HBO
We will be seeing more of Westworld host Angela next season. After recurring in Season 1 of the HBO drama, Talulah Riley has been promoted to a series regular in Season 2.
Riley, who appeared in six of Season 1’s 10 episodes, will continue as Angela, the host whose beatific face welcomed guests to Westworld for decades. She will prove to be one of the last faces many guests will ever see.
HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld, a breakout in its first season, was renewed for a… Read
‘Happy!’ Bobby Moynihan To Voice Title Character In Syfy Pilot
Saturday Night Live veteran Bobby Moynihan has signed on to voice Happy the Horse, the title role in Syfy’s pilot Happy!, based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel.
Happy the Horse is a goofy little blue unicorn with a relentlessly cheerful personality. Together, Happy and Nick Sax (Chris Meloni) make the oddest of oddball buddy double acts. Moynihan joins the previously announced cast led by Meloni along with Lili Mirojnick, Patrick Fischler, Ritchie… Read
Lifetime Taps E!’s Lauren Celinski As VP Unscripted Development & Programming
Veteran development exec Lauren Celinski has joined Lifetime as VP Unscripted Development and Programming. Based in Los Angeles, she will be charged with developing and overseeing non-fiction projects for the network. She reports to Mariana Flynn, SVP Unscripted Development and Programming.
Prior to joining Lifetime, Celinski was director of programming and development at E! where she was responsible for developing unscripted series and overseeing the network’s… Read
‘Empire’ Prevails, ‘Shots Fired’ Misses Mark In Wednesday Openings
Empire ruled the night in its return to Fox's lineup, clocking a 2.8 demo rating, which was up a notch from the 2.7 logged by its fall finale in the 8 PM hour back on December 14, and up 12% compared to its last fall original in its regular timeslot (2.5) last December 7. But Empire tumbled a precipitous 42% from its year-ago spring return, when it registered 4.8 at 9 PM on March 30, 2016, according to Nielsen’s fast-national stats.
Empire could have used a stronger… Read