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Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ During Season 43
Gadot will host the Oct. 7 episode with musical guest Sam Smith, while Nanjiani will host the Oct. 14 episode with musical guest P!nk. This will mark the first time either star has hosted the long-running NBC sketch series. “Wonder Woman” earned more than $400 million at the domestic box office, with Gadot reprising the role in the highly anticipated “Justice League,” arriving in theaters Nov. 17. Nanjiani stars as Dinesh Chugtai in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and most recently wrote and starred in the critically-acclaimed indie comedy “The Big Sick.”
Smith will be making his second visit to “SNL” as musical guest. He recently dropped a new single, “Too Good at Goodbyes,” on Sept. 8 in preparation for his upcoming second studio album release. P »
- Joe Otterson
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Produce NBC Comedy Project From ‘Sausage Party’ Actress
The currently untitled project would follow Dr. Olivia Boudreau, a 35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy, who has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license. She is forced to move in with her estranged hippy mom and her mom’s two best friends, who team up to help get her back on her feet, while teaching her all the life lessons she missed by going to med school. If the project goes forward, Beard is attached to star.
Beard co-created the project with Guy-Endore Kaiser, with both serving as writers and executive producers. Rogen and Goldberg will executive produce under their Point Grey Pictures banner, with Point Grey’s James Weaver also executive producing. Sony Pictures Television will produce in association with Point Grey, which »
- Joe Otterson
Jessica Williams To Topline Comedy In Works At Showtime, Jim Strouse To Direct
Exclusive: In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed a comedy series project from former The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams and indie filmmaker Jim Strouse, the duo behind The Incredible Jessica James, with Williams set to star. Williams and Strouse will write and executive produce the comedy, which tells the story of an African American aspiring science fiction writer (Williams) who comes of age in Brooklyn. Strause will direct. Showtime is the studio. I… »
‘S.W.A.T.’: David Lim Upped To Series Regular Ahead Of Season 1 Premiere
Ahead of the November Season 1 premiere, David Lim (Quantico) has been promoted to series regular on CBS drama series S.W.A.T. Lim plays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood division before advancing to the heights of the Lapd and Metro S.W.A.T. Tan has a nose for action and a willingness to place a bet on anything. He uses his confidential informants in the community to help Hondo (Shemar Moore) and the rest of their team… »
‘A Christmas Story’: Matthew Broderick Set As Narrator Of Fox’s Live Production
If you were thinking, “All I want for A Christmas Story is Matthew Broderick,” then Fox has some holiday cheer for you. The two-time Tony winner will narrate the network’s live production of the classic Midwestern holiday tale, which airs December 17. As the narrator, Broderick will provided voice-over as the grown-up Ralphie Parker, who looks back with love and humor on his favorite childhood Christmas. The actor, whose screen credits range from WarGames and Ferris Beulle… »
Dan Harmon Condemns the ‘Knobs’ Who Harassed Female ‘Rick and Morty’ Writers
“Rick and Morty” co-showrunner Dan Harmon has harsh words for the people harassing his show’s female writers: “I’ve made no bones about the fact that I loathe these people.” In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harmon responded to online backlash against writers Jane Becker and Jessica Gao, who were credited on the episodes “Rickmancing the Stone” and “Pickle Rick.” The women have been harassed on Twitter and had their personal information put online (a harassment practice known as “doxxing”). A Reddit thread, which lays out the events, said that the two have been the subject of complaints and abuse due in part. »
- Carli Velocci
‘Riverdale’: Warner Bros. Refutes Unsafe-Workplace Charges Following Star’s Car Crash
“The safety of the cast and crew on all of our productions is of paramount importance to the Studio,” a studio spokesperson said in a pair of statements issued Thursday. “Productions adhere to the Screen Actors Guild–mandated turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap time to next day call time for cast members. In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.”
- Daniel Holloway
John Carpenter Remakes ‘Christine’ Into an Amazing 4-Minute Short
It’s hard out there for Stephen King movies. No, really, it is. For every runaway success like It, there are a dozen other duds that simply fail to make the jump to the big screen. It’s no wonder why, either. For as amazing an author as he is, King’s particular strengths – the parts about his stories that work on paper – aren’t generally what make great movies. He finds the longest possible way to tell a story that he can – tracked through countless back channels of micro-world-building and characterization, of layers upon layers of description and scene-setting, agonizingly
- Brian Hadsell
‘DuckTales’ Review: Fun and Feminist Premiere Gives Margo Martindale Another Chance to Shine
After the delightful “DuckTales” movie pressed reset on the adventures of the familiar feathered characters from the ‘90s, the actual series debuts in earnest on Saturday morning with a pair of episodes that give a little more time to the supporting characters. Only the first was given to critics for review, and although “Daytrip of Doom!” is a little bit more domestic and mundane in scope — a trip to Atlantis every week would be a bit much — the spirit of adventure is still strongly present and intact.
The series premiere spotlights a trio of strong female characters: Webby Vanderquack (Kate Micucci), Mrs. Beakley (Toks Olagundoye), and Ma Beagle (guest star Margo Martindale). Even though the episode runs a mere 22 minutes, it manages to actually reveal surprising depths to each character.
Read More:‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be
In particular, Webby in the original series was timid, »
- Hanh Nguyen
Bill Clinton is Coming to Showtime
In a rare moment in television history, a former president will produce a drama TV show for a premium cable network as it his moment to “showtime”. Deadline has reported that Showtime has acquired the rights to the upcoming thriller novel The President is Missing by former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson. The adaptation will be developed as a TV show. Even though the novel is set to be released on June next year, Clinton and Patterson have already talked with various movie studios, cable and streaming networks as well as producers, directors, and financiers who would be interested
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- Michael Baculinao
Divorce Comedy With Royal Family Twist From Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband Trevor Engelson Set At Fox With Big Commitment
Exclusive: This is certain to be the most talked about project this broadcast development season. Fox has given a big put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy from Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker and producers Trevor Engelson (Snowfall), Jake Kasdan (New Girl) and Dan Farah (The Shannara Chronicles). It is the untitled project’s premise that will get attention on both sides of the Atlantic: Divorce is hard. Sharing custody is harder when an ex-wife… »
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Gets Season 5 Premiere Date & New Promo
Discovery Channel has primed the pump for its next edition of Fast N’ Loud. The cable net said today that Season 5 of the hot rod-hunter series will leave the starting line on Monday, October 16. Check out the new promo above. There will be a familiar face missing from Gas Monkey Garage when the green flag drops on the new episodes, as series original Aaron Kaufman shut it down at the end of last season. It’s the beginning of a new era, with Richard and his crew setting… »
The ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Desperately Wants You to Forget About the Guillermo del Toro Movies
Despite all the attention that the franchise has been getting over the past year, it’s hard out there for a Hellboy fan. They’ve gone from the best possible version of this franchise – celebrated the world over for its unique and gripping setting and eclectic cast of unconventional characters – to a reboot that nobody asked for, and even fewer wanted in the first place. And it looks like no amount of controversy or fan outrage will deter Lionsgate from the path they’ve chosen. From cleaning house on the first films’ crew to whitewashing key characters, there seems to be
- Brian Hadsell
‘Chicago P.D.’ USA Network & Oxygen Acquire Off-Network Rights To NBC Series
Exclusive: USA Network and sibling Oxygen Media have closed a deal with Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment for the off-network rights of Dick Wolf’s NBC police drama series Chicago P.D. The series, which launches its fifth season on NBC next week, will begin airing in October on both networks, with episodes available on USA VOD and streaming apps immediately, and on Oxygen VOD and streaming apps beginning January 2018. Under the agreement, which I hear is not… »
General Hospital: Joss’ Life Is A Little Crazy
General Hospital fans are not entirely certain what is going on in many areas. Josslyn is put on the spot, and this might just make her feel like she has to lie her way out of it. The problem with this, however, is that her lies are causing her to have serious issues in her life. She can’t keep lying to her mother and her stepdad and everyone else and actually get away with things. She’s got to do something different. She’s not in a good place, and things aren’t working out for them. She’s in a tough situation, but
- Tiffany Raiford
Kristen Bell, Joel McHale and More Mock Castle-Like TV in Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Trailer
“You’re not gonna shoot Kristen Bell.”
We’re not entirely sure why the Good Place star utters that line in the recently released trailer for Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television, or why she’s dressed as Frozen‘s Elsa while doing so, but who cares? We’re in.
The forthcoming comedy, starring Bell’s Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Samira Wiley, follows a fictional Los Angeles Police Department program that pairs actors with homicide detectives so the former can use their “actor skills” to help solve murders. Hansen plays a version of himself, »
TV Ratings: ‘Orville’ Suffers Heavy Drop in Move to Thursdays
Fox’s “The Orville” saw a significant drop in both key ratings measures in its first airing in its regular Thursday timeslot, according to Nielsen data.
Airing at 9 p.m., the new sci-fi series drew a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 4 million total viewers. That is a drop of 50% in the key demo and 39% in total viewers compared to the episode that aired this past Sunday after NFL football (2.2, 6.6 million).
Earlier on Fox, the season premiere of “Gotham” (1.0, 3.1 million) was down in both measures compared to last season’s premiere.
On CBS, the Season 3 finale of “Zoo” at 10 (0.5, 2.9 million) was up slightly in total viewers from last week.
For The CW, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (0.4, 1.6 million) was even at 8. “Whose Line Is It Anyway” (0.4, 1.2 million) was up in the demo at 9.
NBC and ABC aired only repeats.
Fox won the night in the demo with a 1.0 but was third in total viewers with 3.6 million. CBS »
- Joe Otterson
Showtime Lands Bill Clinton-James Patterson Political Thriller
The novel is set to be published in 2018, and will tell the story of a sitting president's disappearance, told with a level of detail
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- Liam Mathews
45 Magnum, P.I.s Kicked Out of Tigers Game For Alleged Catcalling
45 Magnum P.I.s were kicked out of a Tigers game because they were making cat calls. Just reading the title is hilarious because it conjures images for 45 Tom Sellecks walking around whistling at girls. While it may sound funny to some of us, it is apparent that not everyone thought it was that humorous. Before we take this further, it’s important to add that this was one of the most unique bachelor parties we’ve ever heard of. Here is what happened: How it’s done in Michigan Joe Tuccini didn’t want an average bachelor’s party with strippers and lots of
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Here's Why Star Trek: Discovery's Female Lead Is Named Michael
Star Trek: Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green is the first woman, not to mention woman of color, to lead a Star Trek series and -- no, your ears are not deceiving you -- she's got a typically male name: Michael Burnham.
That was no accident. It was former showrunner Bryan Fuller's idea, following in
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- Joyce Eng
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