Alfre Woodard To Recur On ‘Empire’ Playing Cookie’s Mom
Emmy-award winner Alfre Woodward will have a guest-star role on Fox’s Empire as Renee, Cookie’s mother, who comes back for a turbulent reunion.
Empire comes back with new episodes on Wednesday, March 28 at 8 ET/PT on Fox. The Lee Daniels/Danny Strong musical drama centers on Empire Entertainment and the drama of its founding family. Taraji P. Henson plays Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of hip hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), who served a 17-year prison sentence and… Read
‘Safe Harbor’: Lynn Collins To Star, Aasif Mandvi & Kris D. Lofton Co-Star In ABC Pilot
Lynn Collins (Manhunt: Unibomber) has been cast in the lead role of ABC’s cop drama pilot Safe Harbor, with Aasif Mandvi (Shut Eye) and Kris D. Lofton (Ballers) set to co-star.
Written by Jason Richman and directed by Michael Offer, Safe Harbor chronicles the colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into harrowing, emotional and often humorous situations. It centers on Oriana “Ori” Cloverfield (Collins), who gave up a legal career to… Read
‘Descendants 3’ A Go For Disney Channel In 2019; Original Cast, Director & Writers Return
The wait is over, and the result isn’t a huge surprise: Disney Channel has greenlighted Descendants 3, a second sequel in its popular musical telefilm series about the teenage sons and daughters of classic Disney villains.
The news broke with an interstitial during tonight’s Disney Channel airing of Zombies as Descendant Mal (Dove Cameron) — the daughter of Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent — teased a possible new villain: her dad. Watch the promo above.
Again starring… Read
‘God Friended Me’: Javicia Leslie & Suraj Sharma Cast In CBS Drama Pilot
Javicia Leslie (MacGyver) and Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi) are set as series regulars in CBS drama pilot God Friended Me, a light hourlong procedural from Alcatraz co-creators Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, director Marcos Siega and Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions.
Written by Lilien and Wynbrandt and to be directed by Siega, God Friended Me is described as a humorous, uplifting series, which explores questions of faith, existence, and science. It centers on an… Read
‘Roswell’: Jeanine Mason Cast As the Lead Of the CW Reboot Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: Jeanine Mason (Grey’s Anatomy) has been tapped as the lead of the CW pilot Roswell, a reboot with an immigration twist of the cult sci-fi series.
Written by The Originals scribe Carina Adly MacKenzie and directed by Julie Plec, the reimagined Roswell, like the original, is based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz. It hails from Amblin TV, Bender Brown Prods and Warner Bros. TV.
Reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New… Read
‘The Last O.G.’ Trailer: Tracy Morgan Is Out of Prison In TBS Sitcom
We’re getting a look at Tracy Morgan’s return to series television in a new trailer for The Last O.G. which premieres April 3 on TBS.
The launch was originally set for October 2017, but was delayed with the exit of showrunner/co-creator John Carcieri, who departed after production wrapped on Season 1 last fall. He was replaced by new showrunner Saladin K. Patterson.
The Last O.G. trailer picks up with Tray (Tracy Morgan) fresh out of prison after serving 15 years for… Read
‘Three Billboards’, ‘Maudie’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lead Irish Film And Drama Awards; ‘Michael Inside’ Best Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Maudie led the Irish Film And Television Academy’s 2018 Film And Drama awards Thursday night in Ireland with three wins apiece.
Michael Inside, a local production from director Frank Berry, triumphed with the Best Film prize. On the TV side, HBO’s Game of Thrones took Best Drama. Wins for Oscar contender Three Billboards included International Film and International Actress for Frances McDormand. It also won for Martin… Read
‘So Close’ Casts Punam Patel; Shoniqua Shandai Joins ‘The Greatest American Hero’
Punam Patel (Kevin From Work) has landed a series regular role in NBC comedy pilot So Close, from Hazy Mills. Written by Friends and Will & Grace alum Greg Malins, So Close centers on hopeless romantics Riley & Kyle. At a crossroads in their separate lives, they are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks apart and might be each other's soul mates. Malins, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner executive produce. Patel will play Dhara, whose… Read
Harry Connick Jr.’s Syndicated Talk Show To End After Two Seasons
Harry Connick Jr.'s syndicated talk show is coming to an end. NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution confirmed today that Season 2 will be the last for Harry.
The show originally had a two-year deal, and a cancellation after its end was fully expected. Harry has been a soft ratings performer from the start. After lengthy talks, NBCU and Fox television stations renewed it for a second season last March. Harry's first season premiered with a 1.4 household rating in… Read
Seriously Injured ‘Midnight Rider’ Crew Member Joyce Gilliard Sets Safety Panel
Deborah Hershman, the wife of camera assistant Brent Hershman whose 1997 death prompted the first push about the dangers of drowsy driving in the industry, actor/director Anson Williams, Army Wives actress Wendy Davis and Midnight Rider crew member Joyce Gilliard will be speaking Tuesday, Feb. 20 in a panel discussion called “Let’s Talk Safety.” The talk, which will take place from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Harmony Gold Theater on Sunset Blvd., was organized by Midnight Rider… Read
Mark Pellington To Direct ‘The Enemy Within’ NBC Pilot; Peter Atencio To Helm ABC’s ‘Whiskey Cavalier’
Mark Pellington (Blindspot) is set to direct NBC drama pilot The Enemy Within, from Gotham executive producer Ken Woodruff, NBC executive-turned-producer Vernon Sanders and Universal TV. The Enemy Within is a character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence. It focuses on former CIA agent Erica Wolfe, the most notorious traitor in modern history and most hated woman in America, who is brought out of a federal supermax prison by the FBI to… Read
Olympics Sticks Near 2018 Viewership Low As 19.3M Watch On NBC + More – UPDATE
UPDATED, 2:02 PM: Heading into tonight's primetime coverage with Lindsey Vonn's XXIII Winter Games debut and men's figure skating, NBC could sure use a win – at least when it comes to viewership.
With 19.3 million watching on NBC, NBC Sports Network and streaming in total audience delivery, last night's Olympics barely was basically even with Valentine's Day’s all-time low for the 2018 games so far. Cutting into any minor celebration the Comcast-owned net might get out of… Read