The Comedy Central series is getting political with tonight's episode that tells the story of the conservationist and women's suffrage advocate whose name is widely associated with last year's Parkland high school shooting. Creator and narrator Derek Waters says he sees a connection between Douglas and the Parkland shooting survivors. “I want people to know what she stood for, and that’s what those kids were taught,” he says of Douglas, who died in 1998 at age 108. “We should know why a school is called (after) her name.” Waters adds: “I find you get the most attention when people don’t know what something is,” he said. “It’s obviously why I chose this, because of what is important and those kids, and the very important issue.”
The cause of the comedian and TV comedy writer's death is unknown at this time, reports Deadline, which adds that he was believed to be 32. Barnett created the freshman Fox sitcom with Lil Rel Howery and Josh Rabinowitz. Before Rel, Barnett was a series regular on MTV2's Guy Code and was a writer for comedies including Broad City and The Eric Andre Show. Barnett's last Instagram post was from just two-and-a-half days ago.
The Washington Post reports Trump is preparing "two versions of his annual speech — one that could be delivered in Washington and another that would be held somewhere else in the country, according to a senior White House official. The administration is trying to do advance work to prepare for an address at the Capitol, but as top House official, (Speaker Nancy) Pelosi has the power to determine whether Trump can give the speech in the House chamber."
Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox is complicating The Simpsons' future. According to Variety, the terms of the impending two-season renewal, "which includes a licensing fee that’s slightly reduced from what the network paid under the last renewal, reflect the reality of the shifting economics around the show." As Variety's Daniel Holloway explains, “The Simpsons has traditionally been a loss leader for Fox Broadcasting. The network sheds money on a per-episode basis — with costs increasing over the years. But those losses have been more than offset by the money the show makes for the studio. When corporate sibling FX Networks secured cable and streaming syndication rights for the show in a 2013 deal valued at the time at as much as $750 million, the back end for 20th increased dramatically. But after the Disney deal is complete, FBC and 20th Century Fox will no longer share a balance sheet." He adds that Disney is mulling potential changes to boot profits from The Simpsons, including breaking the show's episodes "into three batches that would rotate among multiple licensees. Such a strategy could attract more money on a per-episode basis than could be drawn from a single deal partner. Disney also could opt to forgo an outside deal and instead use The Simpsons as a platform on which to build out Disney Plus or Hulu in much the same way that FX used it to establish then-nascent offshoot FXX."
The Syfy series' pickup comes ahead of its Season 4 premiere on Wednesday.
Multi-state cannabis company Acreage Holdings, whose board members include former House Speaker John Boehner, was unable to get its commercial placed in Super Bowl LIII despite medical marijuana being legal in more than 30 states. The advertisement aimed to “create an advocacy campaign for constituents who are being lost in the dialogue,” Acreage President George Allen said. Some say the rejection is a bad look for CBS. Philadelphia Eagles player Chris Long, who played in the last two Super Bowls, pointed out the hypocrisy in CBS' decision, tweeting: "Keep pumping the booze ads, guys. You’re doing great!"
The Dynasty icon will guest as the mom of Claire van der Boom’s Rachel and former mother-in-law to Scott Caan's Danny.
Deadline reports the canceled Syfy series will come out with two seasons this year with "the fourth season exclusively premiering in 2019."
The controversial comedian is scheduled three more dates with advanced notice. He's scheduled to perform in North Carolina on Wednesday and in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday. Last week, CK performed in San Jose, his first gig that took place with days of advanced notice since his sexual misconduct scandal.
In a Today interview this morning, Badgley said his tweets two weeks ago responding to You fans who were romanticizing his character were "tongue and cheek." Badgley said he reached out to one You fan after he highlighted her tweet, saying: "I just wanted to check in and be like, 'Hey, I didn't realize...'" He added: "I was having fun, they were having fun, and I think what's funny is that people kind of jumped on the Joe train and were trolling her and it's like, 'No, wait! That's not what I intended at all.'"
TLC's renewal comes as the hit reality show wraps up Season 6 with record high viewership.
Model Kelleth Cuthbert filmed a cameo on the CBS soap weeks after stealing the show on the Globes red carpet.
Saved by the Max has become a massive hit since opening in West Hollywood last year. For the "final semester," a section of the restaurant will be transformed into the Malibu restaurant and beach club from Saved by the Bell's summer episodes. A section of the restaurant will also be turned into Mr. Belding’s office to Zack’s bedroom
The deal with Hulu marks the first time that the African-American-themed digital multicast network has signed a deal to put its original content on a premium streaming service. The deal will allow Hulu users to watch the first three seasons of the hit drama series.
“From our first conversation, it was clear that Bill Geddie is everything I imagine in an executive producer,” said Hall of Geddie, who was Barbara Walters' producing partner who helmed The View for 17 years. “Bill’s experience and success in television make him a legend in the business. His respect for the daytime audience and his ability to bring together a strong team behind the scenes is unmatched. Bill knows, top to bottom, what it takes to bring viewers a daily show well worth their time – one that’s informative, authentic, fun and compelling. I am thrilled to have this friend and leader at my side as we begin our next chapter!”
Stephen Colbert's Late Show animated spinoff will return for a 10-episode season later this year. That's down from Season 1's 17 episodes.
"Four days ago i was almost unemployed for a full year," the 19-year-old actor tweeted Monday. "Life changes really drastically really quickly."
Dr. Sandra Lee's reality show will air six fan favorite episodes that will include some pop-up factoids and "where are they now" tidbits.
The Song of Parkland trailer shows how Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld helped students cope with the Parkland school shooting and its aftermath. Herzfeld went on to win a special Tony award. Song of Parkland premieres Feb. 7, one week before the first anniversary of the shooting.