The CW series announced it is doing another musical based on an iconic high school film. “Last year, we had a blast doing Carrie," says showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa of the musical episode, scheduled for March 20. This year, we wanted to honor another iconic teen movie. Heathers: The Musical is BIG FUN, with great roles for the Riverdale kids. And everyone is singing…” This will be the second time in a year that Heathers is being brought to the small screen, following Paramount Network's failed reboot. The musical will feature Veronica Lodge as Heather McNamara, Betty Cooper as Heather Duke and Cheryl Blossom as Heather Chandler. Archie Andrews will also appearing in the musical despite the events of this week's episode.
The streaming service revealed some viewership data on You, Sex Education, Elite and Bodyguard. Netflix said both You -- which attracted about 1 million viewers on Lifetime -- and Sex Education are each on pace to be watched by 40 million member households within a month. But as The Hollywood Reporter notes, "the numbers for You and Sex Education are projections from Netflix, and they don't correspond directly with Nielsen ratings for traditional TV." Netflix also said Bodyguard was watched by 10 million households, while Elite was viewed by more than 20 million households. As James Poniewozik points out, we don't really know the details of Netflix's viewership numbers. "I'm not saying that streaming services' self-reported numbers are false," tweeted Poniewozik. "They may be 100% right! They may not. They may be true but cherrypicked. They may be true with an asterisk. We don't know--which is the point. But just to be clear: 40 million households watching a TV show--without explanatory context--implies that it is more popular than any TV show since the height of the three-network era before cable. Which, if a Lifetime show did that, congrats! Or maybe there is further context!"
Jimmy Kimmel Live Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump, airing Monday night, will mark the two-year anniversary of Trump assuming the presidency. The variety show-inspired episode will feature celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson and Comedy Central The President Show Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik.
Watts, who is already starring in the Game of Thrones prequel pilot, will play a lead role in a short-form series from producer Jason Blum that Quibi co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg described as “Fatal Attraction 2.0.” Quibi is an upcoming streaming service from Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that was announced last August.
Costume designer Marina Toybina has a "knack for idiosyncratic animal outfits and creating full-body costumes that won’t suffocate the person inside," as The New York Times puts it in a Q&A. Toybina has worked with Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. Toybina -- who denies having a secret animal fetish -- says of her outfits on the Fox reality competition: "The idea was always to combine the elements of fashion with costume. So the costume part of it becomes the mask, and the fashion part of it became the outerwear. It wasn’t so literal. The deer that I created almost looks like a soldier. We put a lot of details into aging the jacket and creating the elements of this character. Every character had some sort of world that they lived in. I’m such a big fan of movies and the one thing I haven’t really done in my career is film. I was able to introduce everything that I was inspired by — Donnie Darko and Edward Scissorhands had a huge influence on the rabbit costume. The whimsical side of Narnia had a little bit of an influence on the lion and the unicorn." ALSO: The original Korean Masked Singer feels "far less absurd and nightmarish than its mutated American cousin."
Jeffery Deaver’s series of Lincoln Rhyme crime novels, which was adapted as a 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, is one step closer to becoming a full-fledged TV series. Lincoln revolves around legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for a diabolical serial killer.
It's been 11 days since the Chuck Lorre-created comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin surprisingly picked up two Golden Globes. Netflix has ordered an eight-episode Season 2, down from Season 1's 10 episodes.
The respective stars of Silicon Valley and Black-ish will rise early Tuesday morning to reveal the Oscar nominations at 5:20 a.m. PT.
The former New Jersey governor is scheduled to visit Colbert after President Trump's speech -- assuming there is a speech on Jan. 29.
Although Chevrolet is standing by the ad featuring "real people," it has opted to pull the ad after complaints from its competitors.
Fear the Walking Dead vet Daniel Zovatto will play the LAPD's first Mexican-American detective in the 1938 Los Angeles-set, Mexican-American-themed sequel series to Penny Dreadful.
"About to begin jury duty this morning," Kelly tweeted this morning, less than a week after she officially exited NBC. "Slightly concerned about the effectiveness of the 'I’m far too busy' excuse this time."
Watch the two Netflix stars come together in a promo for Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.