‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Sets Stage Debut In Geffen Revival Of Neil LaBute’s ‘Fat Pig’
Chrissy Metz, a key ensemble player in NBC’s popular series This Is Us, will make her stage debut this spring in a Geffen Playhouse revival of Neil LaBute’s disturbing 2004 drama Fat Pig.
The production will replace LaBute's The Way We Get By, with preview performances beginning May 16 and opening night May 23. The production closes Sunday, June 24. Additional casting will be announced.
The play follows what happens when a young man falls in love with a smart, sexy… Read
‘Arrow’: Colton Haynes Confirmed To Return To CW/DC Series
It’s been rumored for months and now it’s official. The CW has confirmed that Colton Haynes will return to Arrow for a short arc in a reprisal of his role as Roy Harper AKA Arsenal.
Haynes exited the CW/DC series at the end of Season 3. The Teen Wolf alum joined Arrow as a recurring character in the second half of Season 1 and became a regular at the beginning of Season 2 with a two-year deal. He left when that contract was up.
"We're thrilled to announce that Colton… Read
WME Bolsters Comedy Touring, Nabs Seven APAers After Mike Berkowitz Jump
In a move that follows last week’s hiring of top APA comedy touring agent Mike Berkowitz as partner, WME has brought in five more agents from APA and two support staffers. APA agents Marcus Levy, Amy Lynch and Andrew Russell have joined the agency's comedy touring team. Also coming are agents Danielle Esparza and Tommy Pucciani and APA's marketing director Jillian Doyle and financial director Cara Nordberg. They will complement Berkowitz, who is overseeing the WME comedy… Read
Netflix Named PETA’s 2017 Company Of Year
For airing and creating movies and documentaries “exposing animal abuse in marine parks, circuses, and the meat and dairy industries,” Netflix today was named 2017 Company of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA said it was recognizing Netflix for “offering eco-friendly, pro-vegan films—including Cowspiracy, What the Health, Forks Over Knives and Okja” as well as for documentaries about animals used for entertainment, including Blackfish and Tyke E… Read
ABC Comedies Clock Christmas-Themed Climb; NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Dominates Demo
Broadcast networks’ Wednesday scripted shows aired their last originals of the fall.
ABC's all-Christmas-themed comedies grew from previous week – one tenth of a rating point apiece, excepting Black-ish (1.2 rating in adults 18-49 demo, 4.34 million viewers) which climbed two tenths. That slate also includes The Middle (1.3, 5.74M), Fresh Off the Boat (1.0, 3.92M) and The Mayor (0.8, 2.84M).
At 10 PM, no gain for the network’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (0.6… Read
‘Imposters’: Abby Miller & Bruce Davison Set For Season 2 Of Bravo Series
The Sinner‘s Abby Miller is set to recur in the second season of Bravo's Imposters, from Universal Cable Productions. In addition, Bruce Davison (The Fosters) is set for a guest-starring role.
Imposters follows a persona-shifting con artist, as beautiful as she is dangerous, and her three most recent victims. Robbed of both their money and their hearts, the trio teams up to chase the woman who has left them questioning everything they believed to be true. Along the way… Read
Paramount Network Developing Latino Sketch Comedy ‘Browntown’ From Mitú
Paramount Network is adding a sketch comedy to its development slate. The network, which will replace Spike on Jan. 18, has teamed with Latino digital-media company mitú for Browntown, a half-hour sketch comedy series aimed at Latino millenials.
It is part of the efforts by Paramount Net, whose goal is to become a general entertainment network, to expand the scope of its original offerings to include all types of shows – dramas, comedies, non-scripted half- hours… Read
SAG Awards TV: ‘GLOW’ Leads Newcomers; ‘Curb’, ‘Will & Grace’ Return; Old Favorites MIA Amid Controversies
More than any other contest, the SAG Awards love to stick with favorites for the long haul; that explains Alec Baldwin’s eight nominations for 30 Rock, which ran for seven seasons, and his record seven consecutive wins for the NBC comedy. But, like the Golden Globes earlier this week, the actors guild nominations steered clear of two actors who had been accused of sexual harassment: Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor.
Given SAG Awards’ track record, the omissions were hard… Read
Heroes And Villains Adds Chris Coggins, Gary Ventimiglia To Manager Roster
EXCLUSIVE: Heroes and Villains Entertainment has added Chris Coggins and Gary Ventimiglia to its roster of managers.
Ventimiglia comes to Heroes and Villains as a manager from Authentic, after running production companies such as Maverick and Valhalla, where he was responsible for bringing in The Walking Dead graphic novel. His clients include director Chris
Moukarbel, who directed the Lady Gaga Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two; Michael Mayer, whose debut feature Ou… Read
‘Designated Survivor’ Gets Midseason Return Date On ABC
Just head of tonight’s winter finale, ABC said its drama series Designated Survivor will return for the remaining half of Season 2 at 10 PM Wednesday, February 28.
On tonight’s episode titled “Line of Fire,” it's Christmas time and President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) is alerted to a group of religious extremists who refuse to evacuate when a forest fire threatens to engulf their cabin. Deploying Emily and Aaron to help defuse the situation, Kirkman must act quickly to… Read
Neil Cavuto To Anchor Two Hour ‘Cavuto Live’ On Fox News Channel’s Saturdays
Neil Cavuto is expanding his Saturday footprint on Fox News Channel, anchoring a two-hour program starting January 20. Cavuto Live replaces his Saturday half-hour program, Cavuto on Business, as well as the three other half hours in the block of time: Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin’ In.
Cavuto’s new program will feature a breakdown of the week’s headlines impacting business and politics, and a rotating panel of industry experts.
“As I have always said, it's not… Read
T-Mobile Acquires Layer3 TV, Plans To Roll Out Pay-TV Bundle In 2018
Wireless carrier T-Mobile is entering the crowded TV space, buying broadband video startup Layer3 TV and planning to turn Layer3’s nascent pay-TV service into a nationwide offering in 2018.
Financial terms were not disclosed. Denver-based Layer3 has raised about $80 million from investors including Evolution Media, whose backers include CAA and Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media. The company has added Hollywood veterans including former Fox exec Lindsay Gardner and ex-UTA… Read