Latest News Items (What is this?)
23:10 - Mike and Molly - Episode 6.07 - Weekend with Birdie - Press Release
MIKE BRINGS HOME A STRAY PUPPY FOR THE WEEKEND BUT MOLLY HAS DIFFICULTY WARMING UP TO IT, ON “MIKE & MOLLY,” MONDAY, APRIL 25
“Weekend with Birdie” – Mike brings home a stray puppy for the weekend but Molly has difficulty warming up to it, on MIKE & MOLLY, Monday, April 25 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Molly has another mouth to feed… a PUPPY! #MikeandMolly 4/25 8:30 pm ET/PT http://bit.ly/201nkek
Billy Gardell (Officer Mike Biggs)
Melissa McCarthy (Molly Flynn)
Reno Wilson (Officer Carl McMillan)
Swoosie Kurtz (Joyce Flynn)
Katy Mixon (Victoria Flynn)
Nyambi Nyambi (Samuel)
Rondi Reed (Peggy Biggs)
Louis Mustillo (Vince)
David Higgins (Harry)
Eric Allan Kramer (Officer Seely)
Casey Washington (Ramirez)
Jennifer Neala Page (Patty)
Don Dipetta (Motorcyclist)
STORY BY: Al Higgins & Michael Glouberman
TELEPLAY BY: Steve Jo & Alex Herschlag
DIRECTED BY: Michael McDonald
23:05 - Mom - Episode 3.17 - Caperberries and a Fat Detective - Promotional Photos
22:50 - The Magicians - Trevor Einhorn to Recur
Mad Men alum Trevor Einhorn is set for a recurring role in Syfy’s drama series The Magicians. Based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman, The Magicians centers on Quentin (Jason Ralph), a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic.
Einhorn will play Josh Hoberman, a member of the mysteriously vanished Brakebills University Class of 2016. Stuck in the Neitherlands for two years, Josh reveals what actually happened to his classmates and seems to know the way to Fillory. Einhorn, repped by GVA Talent Agency, recurred on the last three seasons of Mad Men playing copywriter John Mathis, and was recently cast as Neil Kellerman in ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake.
22:50 - Mistresses - Season 4 - Ian Harvie Books Multi-Episode Arc
Transgender actor and comic Ian Harvie has booked a multi-episode arc on Season 4 of Mistresses, but what begins as his character’s quest for paint swatches and throw pillows might leave one of the show’s core couples in an unexpected gray zone.
Harvie will play a rich financier who hires Rochelle Aytes’ April to decorate his house — but their close working relationship will cause some strain in her brand-new romance with Rob Mayes’ Marc, TVLine has learned exclusively.
20:40 - MOVIES: Speedy - Speedy Gonzales Eyed As Animated Feature At Warner Bros
EXCLUSIVE: The rat pack is back! The fastest mouse in all of Mexico may be on its way to the big screen. Speedy Gonzales, the beloved Looney Tunes mouse who can outrun the fastest of cats and whose Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale! cry was a Saturday morning staple for kids growing up in the 1960s, is being eyed as an animated feature at Warner Bros. with Mexico’s own beloved filmmaker/actor Eugenio Derbez voicing the mouse.
“In Mexico we grew up watching Speedy Gonzales,” Derbez told Deadline. “He was like a superhero to us, or maybe more like a revolutionario like Simon Bolivar or Pacho Villa. He watched out for the little people but with a lot of bravado and a weakness for the ladies. I’m really excited to be bringing this character to the big screen. And besides being Mexican— my full name is Eugenio Derbez Gonzalez and I have big ears. The casting couldn’t be better.”
The in-development project, which is tentatively entitled Speedy, will be produced by Dylan Sellers via Rivers Edge Films and Derbez and Ben Odell via their 3pas Studios. Hank Nelken (Are We Done Yet?, Saving Silverman) has been hired to script the story, which is described as a heist caper. The project (which apparently was spilled by the Tracking Board) will likely be cut into both English- and Spanish-speaking versions.
“We see this as an origin story of the great master, like a Robin Hood character, who ultimately ends up taking from the rich and giving to the poor,” said Sellers. “In a time when Donald Trump is gaining momentum, the world needs Speedy more than ever.”
20:35 - MOVIES: Blade Runner Sequel - Dave Bautista Joins Cast
As he gears up for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Dave Bautista is taking on another high-profile sequel. He is joining for the untitled follow-up to Blade Runner, which stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright. As was the case with Wright’s casting last week, there are no details on Bautista’s character.
Shooting is set to begin in July on the pic from Denis Villenueve, who is directing a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. The story picks up several decades after the conclusion of Ridley Scott’s 1982 original. Thunderbird Films CEOs Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble are executive producers along with Scott and Bill Carraro. Warner Bros will open the film from Alcon Entertainment on January 12, 2018. Sony has overseas rights.
I can't wait to share some really exciting news... pic.twitter.com/fI2VjDjcXM— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 2, 2016
20:35 - Game of Thrones After Show - After the Thrones with Bill Simmons Set On HBO
The aftershow trend continues with HBO rookie Bill Simmons producing a post-Game of Thrones program. The premium channel said today that After the Thrones, hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan from The Ringer, Simmons’ new content site, will follow the Games of Thrones premiere April 24 and continue throughout the upcoming sixth season. Its the first TV project in HBO’s partnership with the former Grantland chief and ESPN personality.
After the Thrones will recap the latest episode, explaining the who, what, when and where; exploring the complicated politics and history of Thrones; and “offering absurd and not-so-absurd theories about future episodes.” Greenwald and Ryan hosted Grantland’s Watch the Thrones podcast and currently host The Watch on Channel 33’s podcast feed for The Ringer.
05:25 - Sleepy Hollow - Episode 3.17 - Delaware - Post Mortem Interview
Thanks to Ivan for the heads up.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is this it for Joe, or is there any chance that one of the supernatural elements on the show could help bring him back?
APPELMAN: It’s Sleepy Hollow, so there’s always a chance. There’s always a chance of flashbacks, and there’s always a chance of ghosts and spirits. Whether or not that’s in the works, I have no idea. But as of right now, from what I know: He dead. It’s sad, but you know, if there is a season 4, it’ll certainly be interesting to see how that affects Jenny’s arc. This whole season has been about her finally being willing to open up to somebody and being really scared about getting hurt, so this is her worst nightmare coming to life.
How do you feel about this ending for Joe?
I think it’s shocking, and it’s brutal, and it feels unfair, which I think is right. You can’t have tragedy without actually having tragedy. There’s something that feels so abrupt and so sudden about it that I think will hopefully maximize the effect that it has on the characters. So I liked that there was something sort of brutal and immediate about it.
It seemed sort of tragically fitting that part of it came from the fact that Jenny tried to take matters into her own hands, so her independence came back to bite her in a way.
Yeah, but I also think Joe doesn’t blame Jenny for it. I had a couple of lines to her before I died, which were, “I love you,” and, “It’s okay,” and, “You had to.” I think that’s the important thing in those last moments for Joe. Joe has a lot of blood on his hands already from his previous Wendigo incidents. He’s killed a lot of people, and I think if he had hurt Jenny or hurt her father, he wouldn’t have been able to live with himself. He really believes that what she did, putting him down in that situation, was absolutely the right thing to do, and in those last moments, his concern is for her. It’s, “I know that this is going to wrack her with guilt for the rest of her life, and I need her to know that I’m okay with what she did.”
20:40 - Jessica Jones - Season 2 - Raelle Tucker Joins as Executive Producer
Raelle Tucker, who most recently served as executive producer/showrunner on the A&E drama The Returned, has been tapped as an executive producer on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s Marvel drama series Jessica Jones, which is coming off a well-received freshman run. She will work alongside creator/executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. Tucker is filling a top-level writer void left by the departure of executive producer Liz Friedman who segued to her ABC pilot Conviction.
“We’ve had such an incredible response to our first season, on which I’ve been so fortunate to have an extraordinary team all the way down the line from the fellow writers, executive producers, cast and crew,” said Rosenberg. “I’m thrilled to have someone as talented as Raelle join our team as writer and executive producer as we delve into Jessica’s continued story.”
Added fellow executive producer and Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb, “Have to echo Melissa’s gratitude to everyone who worked on Season One — and now adding Raelle’s awesome skills as a writer and executive producer, we’re sure that Season Two will rock.”
20:40 - Mom - Episode 3.16 - Cornflakes and the Hair of Three Men - Promotional Photos
20:40 - MOVIES: Blade Runner Sequel - Robin Wright Joins Cast
House of Cards star Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the untitled sequel to Blade Runner. No details on her role. Denis Villeneuve is directing the Alcon Entertainment pic, whose story picks up several decades after the conclusion of Ridley Scott’s 1982 original. Warner Bros will open the film January 12, 2018. Sony has overseas rights.
20:40 - Rose Red - Disney Developing Live-Action Film About Snow White's Sister
Walt Disney is going back to the fairy-tale-princess well with Rose Red, the story of Snow White’s sister, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The studio has picked up a project which has a script by Justin Merz and a pitch by Evan Daugherty that reworks the original script. Tripp Vinson is producing via his Vinson Films banner.
Rose Red is a character that appeared in Grimms' fairy tales in an adventure that had no relation to the more well-known Snow White and the Seven Dwarves fairy tale that inspired the classic Disney animated film.
Merz’s Red was initially written as a stand-alone feature, but then Daugherty came up with a new take that made the story closer to the animated classic, giving Rose a “companion piece” feel.
The story is a revisionist take that transposes Rose Red into the Snow White tale, making her a key player in the later part of the classic story. When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into her Sleeping Death, her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.
Tara Farney is executive producing. Merz and Adam Rodin are co-producers on the project. Daugherty knows a thing or two about the Snow White tale as he previously wrote Snow White and the Huntsman, the Universal fantasy that starred Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. Other credits include 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Divergent. He is repped by UTA and Jake Wagner at Benderspink.
20:40 - Shots Fired - Clare-Hope Ashitey Joins Cast
Clare-Hope Ashitey (Suspects) has booked a series regular role in the Fox event series Shots Fired. From Gina Prince-Bythewood and Brian Grazer, Shots Fired examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town. The cast also includes Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Sanaa Lathan, Tristan Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Stephen James, Stephen Moyer, Jill Hennessey and Will Patton.
Ashitey will plays Kerry Beck, the wife of Deputy Joshua Beck, who is struggling to keep her family and life together as the media spotlight bears down on her husband. Ashitey’s credits include the UK series Suspects and Doctor Foster and biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side. She next appears in indie drama The White King.
21:40 - The Catch - Nia Vardalos to Recur
Coming off the strong box office opening for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Nia Vardalos has joined the cast of ABC’s new thriller drama series The Catch, from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, as a recurring.
Details about her character are sketchy, but I hear she will play Leah Wells, a neurotic but formidable counterfeiter. The casting reunites Vardalos with Rhimes after guest-starring on her long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy in 2012.
21:40 - Shots Fired - Jill Hennessy to Recur
Jill Hennessy is set to recur opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Sanaa Lathan, Stephen James, Stephen Moyer and Will Patton on Shots Fired, Fox’s drama series from Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town. 20th TV and Imagine TV are producing.
Hennessy will play Alicia Carr, the affluent mother of the teen involved in a police shooting. Angry, distraught and devastated by the death of her son at the hands of a police officer, she doesn’t care about the politics of the investigation, she just wants her son’s murderer brought to justice.
21:40 - Melissa Joan Hart Teases the return of Sabrina the Teenage Witch AND Clarissa Explains It All
Thanks to Bazooka for the heads up.
Take a deep breath. This is the best news you'll hear all day.
Melissa Joan Hart is in meetings to reboot Sabrina the Teenage Witch AND Clarissa Explains it All. Now take another deep breath. You probably need it.
The actress and former child star was appearing on US talk show FABLife when she dropped the bombshell, revealing, "I am going to a meeting after this," a revelation met by whoops and cheers from the audience. She tried to calm everyone down – impossible! – explaining, "it's a meeting, take a step back".
Joan Hart went on to disclose a few more details of the sorts of conversations she's been having. "They're throwing around Clarissa and Sabrina ideas. It depends on who's going to give up rights, who's going to do it, how it's going to be done. It's a lot of politics and we are nowhere near doing anything."
21:15 - Vinyl - Episode 1.08 & 1.09 - Press Release
APRIL 3 AND 10 EPISODES
Episode #8: “E.A.B.”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 3 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 4 (11:00 p.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 6 (10:15 p.m.), 7 (4:00 a.m.) and 9 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 5 (2:30 a.m.), 8 (9:00 p.m.), 10 (8:00 p.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.), 17 (7:00 p.m.) and 30 (5:00 p.m.)
Rebuffed by a loan officer with high-school ties to Zak (Ray Romano), a desperate Richie (Bobby Cannavale) approaches Maury (Paul Ben-Victor) about doing a deal with Galasso (Armen Garo). Devon (Olivia Wilde) and Ingrid (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) make the scene at Max’s Kansas City, where Devon impresses photographer Billy McVicar (Richard Short) with her ability to charm a major celebrity into giving up his photo. Tasked by Richie to come up with a new song, Kip (James Jagger) and the Nasty Bits get a crash course in the blues from Lester (Ato Essandoh). Andrea (Annie Parisse) fires a longtime American Century employee, angering Richie. Clark (Jack Quaid) finds musical enlightenment from Jorge (Christian Navarro), his onetime mailroom nemesis.
Written by Riccardo DiLoreto & Michael Mitnick; directed by Jon S. Baird.
Episode #9: “Rock and Roll Queen”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 10 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 11 (10:30 p.m.), 12 (8:00 p.m.), 13 (10:00 p.m.), 14 (2:30 a.m.) and 16 (10:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 12 (3:00 a.m.), 15 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (8:00 p.m.), 22 (8:00 p.m.), and 30 (6:00 p.m.)
After an unsettling visit with Devon (Olivia Wilde) and the kids, Richie (Bobby Cannavale) weighs his options as the heat surrounding the Buck Rogers murder case is turned up. Thrown out of her aunt’s townhouse, Jamie (Juno Temple) crashes with Kip (James Jagger) as the Nasty Bits finish their record and do a photo shoot. At American Century, Maury Gold (Paul Ben-Victor) pitches a ‘50s compilation LP, while Zak (Ray Romano) tries to fund a band for his wedding singer, Gary, aka “Xavier.” Clark (Jack Quaid) and Jorge (Christian Navarro) bond over an Indigo tune.
Written by Debora Cahn; directed by Carl Franklin.
VINYL is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter; executive producers, Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras; executive music producer, Mick Jagger; showrunner, Terence Winter.
21:15 - The Librarians - Season 3 - Noah Wyle to Return for 7 Episodes *Updated*
Updated: The Librarians executive producer Noah Wyle has signed a deal to reprise his role as Flynn Carsen on the TNT action adventure series’ upcoming third season. He will appear in 7 of the 10 episodes, the most he has done in one season. Additionally, Wyle is set to direct two episodes from Season 3. He also will write one.
The Librarians executive producer Noah Wyle has signed a deal to reprise his role as Flynn Carsen on the TNT action adventure series’ upcoming third season. He will appear in six of the 10 episodes. Additionally, Wyle is set to direct two episodes from Season 3. He also will write one.
Over the past decade, ER alum Wyle had been expanding into areas beyond acting. He started by serving as a producer on the second and third Librarian movies at TNT before joining Dean Devlin in his efforts to resurrect the franchise as a series, which both executive produce. Wyle also was a producer on TNT’s sci-fi drama series Falling Skies, on which he played the lead. Wyle made his directorial debut on an episode from Falling Skies‘ final season last year, followed by directing an episode from Season 2 of The Librarians.
Writing has become a new passion for Wyle. In addition to The Librarians episode, he has written a spec for The Art Of War, a cable drama set in the world of art forgery. It will be taken out to networks soon. Additionally, Wyle teamed with Justified executive producer Graham Yost to write a World War II-themed miniseries, which chronicles the civil war that took place in USA between those who supported intervention against the Nazis, led by broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, and isolation, advocated by isolationist Charles Lindbergh.
What to expect form Season 3? “The show will be a bit scarier, with a little bit higher stakes to put more pressure on the characters and how they handle things,” Devlin said.
21:15 - Guilt - Anthony Stewart Head Joins Cast
Anthony Stewart Head will join his daughter Daisy Head on Freeform’s new original series Guilt. The hourlong soapy drama is about Grace Atwood (Daisy Head), a young American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. Her sister Natalie (the recently added Emily Tremaine) leaves her life as a Boston prosecutor and heads to London to defend her. Billy Zane, Cristian Solimeno, Naomi Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Fall, Simona Brown and newcomer Sam Cassidy also are aboard.
Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) will recur as James Lahue, Grace and Natalie’s wealthy, charming stepfather with ties to murder victim Molly Ryan. The businessman whose business isn’t all above board has a close relationship with Grace, but Natalie has always seen through his facade. Natalie questions whether the attorney he’s hired to represent Grace, Stan Gutterie (Zane), is really defending her or actually using Grace to hide any connection James might have to Molly’s murder. The British-born Head, a stage and screen actor, is best known for playing Rupert Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Uther Pendragon in Merlin. He is repped by APA.
21:15 - Baby Daddy - Season 5 - Jose Moreno Brooks to Recur
Jose Moreno Brooks has been cast in a recurring role on Freeform’s flagship comedy Baby Daddy.
Brooks, a series regular on NBC’s Telenovela, is playing Roger, a handsome, enthusiastic though somewhat awkward paralegal who is the assistant to Riley (Chelsea Kane). Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler and Tahj Mowry star along with Kane in the series, which is created and executive produced by Dan Berendsen. Brooks is repped by KMR and manager Bob McGowan.
21:15 - NBC Sets Live Production of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men’ for 2017
NBC, which has had great success with live musicals in recent years, is turning to live drama in 2017 with a presentation of “A Few Good Men.”
Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind NBC’s “The West Wing,” will return to the network for the project. He set a high mark in his professional debut, penning “A Few Good Men,” which premiered on Broadway in 1989 at the Music Box Theatre to critical acclaim. Three years later he adapted the play as a feature film that went on to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who are currently producing NBC’s “Hairspray Live” and were behind recent NBC musicals including “The Sound of Music Live” and “The Wiz Live,” will exec produce alongside Sorkin. “A Few Good Men” will be produced by Universal Television in association with Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Television.
A specific air date has yet to be announced, but NBC is targeting the project for early 2017. The Peacock first discussed bringing “A Few Good Men” to television in early 2014, shortly after its “The Sound of Music Live” was a blockbuster ratings success.
“I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play ‘A Few Good Men,’ which seems as timely as ever today,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “Aaron is one of the most acclaimed theater, television and film authors of our time, and I am pleased that the live event business that we pioneered with musicals is now expanding into other genres and attracting artists of his caliber. I look forward to his collaboration with our ‘A-team’ producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to bring another exciting piece of live drama to a broad audience.”