Issa Rae Developing ’90s L.A. Drama With HBO & ‘Turner House’ Author
Exclusive: The second season of Insecure ended last month on HBO but star and co-creator Issa Rae looks to just be getting started with the premium cabler. With a third season of the acclaimed comedy in the works, the Golden Globe nominee is now also developing a drama with HBO, I've learned. With Rae set to executive produce and set in Los Angeles in the early and turbulent 1990s, the project will center on an African-American family dealing with the events of the time… »
Ray Donovan Renewed for Season 6 — But a 'Big' Change Is In Store
Ray Donovan has been renewed — and, more importantly, relocated.
Showtime announced Monday that it is bringing the Liev Schreiber fixer drama back for a sixth season, but that’s only half the story. The more interesting news is that after five years in Los Angeles the series is shifting its setting to New York City.
The 12-episode, Big Apple-set season will begin production in early 2018 and debut later that year.
The renewal comes just days before Ray Donovan airs its Season 5 finale (Sunday, 9/8c), an episode that was partially shot in NYC. »
Ashley Judd Sets First TV Interview After Harvey Weinstein Allegation
Ashley Judd, whose sexual harassment allegation against Harvey Weinstein helped take down the disgraced power producer, will give her first television interview since the fallout to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer.
Although Judd told Variety in 2015 about her borrowing experience being sexually harassed by a mogul, she declined to name him at the time. The “Kiss the Girls” actress went public with the allegations in an Oct. 5 article in the New York Times, which led dozens of other women to come forward with their own stories about sexual misconduct. The bombshell report chronicled decades of sex harassment allegations and revealed that Weinstein reached confidential settlements with at least eight women, including Rose McGowan.
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- Maane Khatchatourian
Bebe Neuwirth Thanks CBS for Letting Her Leave ‘Madam Secretary’
Bebe Neuwirth has left “Madam Secretary” after 70-plus episodes. The series regular actress thanked CBS early this morning on Twitter for letting her out of their contract. Neuwirth, who played chief of staff Nadine Tolliver since the show launched in 2014, was written out of the drama last night. The character left politics to be closer to her son and soon-to-be grandchild. Her tweets are below.
1/3 So grateful for my time @MadamSecretary – a wonderful show where I love the cast, crew, background artists. #lifelongfriends — Bebe Neuwirth (@BebeNeuwirth) October. »
- Tony Maglio
Kit Harington's New TV Show Is as Gory as Game of Thrones
If you thought Kit Harington's new show Gunpowder was going to be a typical BBC drama - a lavish historical adaptation with plenty of big names and beautiful cinematography - prepare to be shocked. Sure, the UK the series definitely packs a punch when it comes to star power, with Harington joined by stars like Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss. The setting is definitely atmospheric, too, but it's also unforgiving when it comes to showing the realities of life in England in the 17th century. Following in the footsteps of shows like Taboo and Peaky Blinders, it heads into seriously dark territory. In the first episode alone, viewers witness brutal executions played out in their full gory glory, including one particularly gruesome moment when a young priest is hung, drawn, and quartered. The Guardian describes the show as "Game of Thrones minus dragons plus history", and it's true that thematically and visually, »
- Gemma Cartwright
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Renewed for Season 2 at CBS All Access
“Star Trek: Discovery” continues to live long and prosper. CBS All Access has given a second-season pickup to the latest series in the venerable sci-fi franchise, the streaming service announced Monday. The series premiered last month, and the initial six episodes are currently available to stream on CBS All Access. Season 1 has been divided into two chapters, with the final installment in the nine-episode first chapter debuting Nov. 12, and the six-episode second chapter kicking off in January 2018. Also Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Star Jason Isaacs Tells Us Whether Show's Klingons Reflect Trump The “Star Trek: Discovery” launch set a record. »
- Ryan Gajewski
'The Deuce' Recap: Welcome to New York
Let's get this out of the way: What we have just witnessed was, hands down, the best episode of The Deuce yet. By a lot. Titled "Au Reservoir," it's funny, scary, sad, sexy and entertaining as hell from start to finish. How did this so-so show get so damned good so suddenly?
The answers may lie behind the scenes. This episode was directed by co-star James Franco, who previously helmed one of the series' better installments. Judging from his two turns in the driver's seat, he's got a knack for »
Zoo Cancelled After Three Seasons
The Zoo is closing its doors: CBS has cancelled the high-concept summer drama after three seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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James Wolk starred as zoologist Jackson Oz, who headed up a team charged with investigating a mysterious surge in violent animal attacks on people across the globe. (Hey, we said it was “high-concept.”) Game of Thrones veteran Nonso Anozie co-starred as safari guide Abraham Kenyatta, with Revolution‘s Billy Burke as veterinary pathologist Dr. Mitch Morgan and House of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly playing journalist Jamie Campbell. »
Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Was Most Popular Streaming Show This Summer
Did you get to watch Ozark? If you’ve ever seen anything with Jason Bateman in it you might have expected to hear his snarky brand of humor and even thought that it might be worth a good laugh. But that’s not the case with Ozark. This isn’t a humorous show, and it’s definitely not meant to be. If anything Ozark is meant to be dark, dreary, and only possessed of a few fleeting moments of hope in which the Byrde family find that they can still see a way to get through their current troubles. While the show was in
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‘The Good Doctor’ and the Importance of Exploring Humor on the Spectrum
[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers from “The Good Doctor” episode titled “Point Three Percent.”]
“The Good Doctor” has been seen as an inspirational, feel-good drama, but it’s also surprisingly funny. The humor doesn’t stem from mocking Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, but it is often involved in how his unique outlook on life is juxtaposed with a mainstream viewpoint.
In a Facebook Live conversation that Highmore had with Autism Society of America, the actor said, “I like the humor of the show. I think a lot of that comes from Shaun’s hopeful, optimistic outlook on life. He always tries to see the good in people. It’s nice to play a role in which you can be happy a lot of the time.”
On the most recent episode, entitled “Point Three Percent,” Shaun is the »
- Hanh Nguyen
Us Vs Japan Giant Robot Battle Finally Happened
Giant fighting robots. Yeah, that’s what this is all about. And it’s Awesome! It’s taken a few years to build up to, but finally Japan and America are going to get it on. Iron Glory vs. Kuratas is bound to be a heavy-hitting, bolt-rattling confrontation that should be pretty even, right? Wrong. Iron Glory never stood a chance. Not only did its first shot bust up before it came out of the cannon, Kuratas’ iron fist had no trouble knocking Iron Glory on its metallic butt. Iron Glory went down without much of a fight, but there were two duels
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Dancing With the Stars Week 6 Recap: Did the Right Couple Go Home?
A couple that earned its first pair of 10s just last Monday was knocked back down into seven-and-eight territory. Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli were both compelled to take their “six” paddles (!) out of storage for one particularly bad routine. And, after reigning for the past two weeks as the duo to beat, Jordan and Lindsay were bested in the scoring department by another couple.
And, of course, the »
Stephen Colbert Ponders George W. Quip That Tickled Obama During Benefit
Back after what he described as a lovely week off the air, CBS late night host Stephen Colbert noted people of Puerto Rico have not had the same, and told viewers how they could donate, by way of segueing to a weekend benefit for hurricane relief attended by all five living former presidents. “Feels good to applaud for our presidents!” Colbert enthused, before begging all five men to come back to the White House. At one point in the benefit, when Bill Clinton was… »
Dancing with the Stars Recap: Who Got a Perfect Score on Movie Night?
Dancing with the Stars went to the movies tonight, showing off themed routines from the best of Hollywood. From James Bond to the Wild Wild West (which was probably just supposed to be westerns in general, but screw that, Will Smith gets my vote) stars and pros danced it out.
The show also changed up
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- Lindsay Macdonald
The Voice Recap: Pump Up the Volume
Before we dive into Night 3 of The Voice’s Season 13 Battles, perhaps we should address a mini-controversy: Am I grading on a curve? On one hand, maybe, since I’m comparing, say, Davon Fleming to Dave Crosby and not Bruno Mars. On the other, not really. The reason I end up handing out so many decent-to-good grades isn’t a curve, it’s that none of these singers are really D or F bad. The Voice doesn’t trot out William Hung types, so I kind of have no need for failing grades. That settled, let’s move on to Monday’s battles, »
Guy Builds an Entire At-at in his Backyard
So I’m not going to go off like a badly-wrapped Roman candle like a few of the bloggers that have covered this story so far. Instead I’m going to give mad props to this guy in Parma, Ohio for this replicated At-at that looks every bit as awesome as anything you’d see in the movies, well, y’know, not really, but still…. It’s an awesome display just because of what it is and what he built out of, which is mostly wood, barrels, and foam. Just imagine the ingenuity that it took to build each piece and then finally assemble it
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The Gifted Recap: Meh-scape Plan
I have wanted to believe in Fox’s The Gifted (and still do), but this Monday’s episode was admittedly wafer-thin, simmering to a climax that kinda has me questioning the stakes moving forward.
In fact, one could almost boil the episode down to three scenes: plan formulation; Marcos procures intel; and execution.
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Knowing that Reed and Lorna Polaris are about to be transferred to a supermax facility, Caitlin (who thankfully posseses the power of Having Seen the Occasional TV Procedural) gets the innovative »
When Does Shemar Moore's Swat Premiere?
Alright baby girls and Swat fans, your time is finally coming.
Shemar Moore's highly anticipated return to primetime after leaving Criminal Minds last year is upon us. It is the last new broadcast show of the fall to premiere, premiering next Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10/9c on CBS.
The series is a reboot
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- Megan Vick
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Calum Von Moger
Could it be true that as the great action film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is showing signs of aging that Hollywood has found a younger version of the mega star? From all appearances, we’d say so. While we all know that there will only be one Arnold, there is a newcomer on the scene who could assume a similar role and forge his own way to superstardom. His name is Calum Von Moger. He’s already built an impressive fan base but one look at him is all you need to know to understand why. Here are five things that you didn’t
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- Nat Berman
According to Bill Skarsgard, ‘It: Chapter Two’ Will Be An Adult Story
This seems like an unneeded statement really but for those that aren’t entirely familiar with the story it bears leaving the way it is. After all despite knowing about Stephen King not everyone is enamored of him as his fans are. It has become one of the most, if not The most, popular horror movies of all time, and has beaten out several films to become the number one box office hit during a summer that saw very little to cheer about. But in the second chapter things are going to look quite a bit different since it will be
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