Aidy Bryant "knew going in that this was going to be a struggle," costume designer Amanda Needham says of dressing the actress for her Hulu series. But Needham didn't expect to have to create nearly all of Bryant's Shrill wardrobe herself -- outfits described as a "plus-size dream." "This is the hardest thing for me right now — answering all these questions from people reaching out to me on Instagram, wanting to know where they can buy these things," says Needham. "It really underscores the message that the fashion industry needs to start catching up. Truly, designing this show would have been impossible to do off the rack. You actually cannot create a look for a plus-size character without a tailor and the resources to create customized pieces for their body. Because the retail stuff — it doesn’t seem like it’s plus-size people designing them. It’s like they’re guessing what a plus-size body is shaped like. There’s no attention to detail, and once you get past a certain size, it really seems like the designers are ... uncomfortable with those bodies. There’s so much shame around weight, I’ve realized, and we’ve got to get rid of it. I want the industry to just celebrate whatever size we are and work with it. It’s like, stop building tents and caftans for anyone over a size 14." Needham adds: "I’m hoping Shrill lights a fire under people and starts opening things up, because I would love to be able to put off-the-rack clothes on Aidy for the second season. ALSO: Needham breaks down Bryant's outfits from Season 1.
MillerCoors alleges in its lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that the Bud Light Super Bowl ad misled consumers into believing there is corn syrup in Coors Light and Miller Lite, when there is not.
Goranson will receive a substantial raise for Season 2, which ABC has yet to order. But her new salary of $165,000 an episode pales in comparison to the $375,000 per episode that Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf are each scheduled to earn next season.
Richie, who starred with Paris Hilton on Fox's reality show The Simple Life from 2003 to 2005, is returning to the network to co-star opposite Thomas Lennon on the comedy pilot about a disgruntled kid-hating author of the best-selling children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse." She'll play the author's publicist.
The Wings alum is returning to NBC to star opposite Adam Pally, Abby Elliott and Fran Drescher on the comedy pilot. Weber's casting is in addition to his recurring roles on three other shows: Ballers, 13 Reasons Why and Get Shorty.
Storylines in the final season of the Amazon series fits perfectly in 2019, says Inkoo Kang. Rob Delaney "has stated that he chose to end Catastrophe before he runs out of things to say about a young marriage, but it feels like a letdown that he’s ending a show about resilience and sanity-salvaging at a time when we crave one most," says Kang. "Much has been made about the recent resurgence of the romantic comedy, particularly on Netflix and television at large, but Season 4 feels like the rom-com we need during the Trump years, when panic and paranoia have taken over the larger civic climate, and we cling to our loved ones even as our efforts to make one another happy are hampered by our emotional and psychological exhaustion."
Last September, Conan announced that his complete Late Night and The Tonight Show archive would go online in January as part of a new website celebrating his 25 years in late-night. Now it's the end of March, and Conan has released a new video announcing that his old remote segments -- digitally remastered -- will go online starting Monday as phase one of a rollout of old clips. Phase 2 will feature “a collection of the best comedy sketches, featuring fan-favorites like ‘In the Year 2000’ and ‘Staring Contests’ and a quarter century of characters like Masturbating Bear, Pimpbot 5000 and more.”
The Comedy Central series "operates within a kind of gay shorthand that’s often only found in exclusively gay-centered shows (think Looking, Queer as Folk)," says Manuel Betancourt, noting its frank depictions of gay sex and expert lampooning of "Instagays." He adds that by making Drew Tarver's "Cary a working actor, a rather niche slice of life, The Other Two also manages to comment not just on a very specific type of gay man, but also on the way Hollywood (mis)understands LGBTQ representation."
The Washington, D.C. version of Real Housewives is the only series in the reality TV franchise to be canceled after one season. It's mostly known for Michaele Salahi and her husband crashing an Obama state dinner at the White House. "Nine years later, it’s clear the problem with The Real Housewives of D.C. was that it was too early and not nearly audacious enough," says Alyssa Rosenberg. "It was Donald Trump, star of another reality-television franchise entirely, who created the environment that made a truly spectacular Real Housewives of D.C. possible, cast it perfectly and then set it in motion in real time." She adds: "If the Real Housewives franchise runs on an endless supply of couples (and the occasional single woman) who are willing to expose themselves for potential profit, then the uncontested stars of this installment of the franchise are Kellyanne and George Conway." The Conways have been in the news this week with George getting under President Trump's skin while his wife Kellyanne defends her boss.
Watch the indicted former When Calls the Heart star tell the Christian Broadcasting Network about her career choices in "an industry that crosses the line morally and ethically in so many ways."
It's been one week since Netflix announced its decision to cancel the beloved sitcom after three seasons, and "any number of valid reasons have been offered for its continued survival," says Maureen Ryan. "As others have pointed out, One Day at a Time supplies a lot of things you don't see often on TV. We may be awash in Peak TV — about 500 scripted shows exist at the moment, in addition to the thousands of older shows on various platforms — but that doesn't mean that there really is something for everyone. It depends on which 'someone' you are: TV still tends to be over-supplied with shows made by and for white people and pretty sparse when it comes to shows made by — and starring — women of color. Beyond that basic fact — one backed up by a wealth of statistics — there are any number of reasons that One Day at a Time is not just loved but needed."
The TV show taking a Live PD-style look at emergency veterinary medicine marks Steines' first regular TV series gig since he was fired from Hallmark Channel's Home & Away last year. Animal ER Live premieres on March 30.
“I think the way that we’ve handled sexuality on the show has been incredibly nonchalant, and that’s been very deliberate so to not make the queer story lines stand out in any way, because we don’t want them to,” says Levy, whose character on Schitt's Creek is pansexual. “We want them to be presented with the same kind of casual ease that we present straight story lines.”
Epix has released the first teaser trailer its new 1960s-set mob drama premiering this fall.
McKenna is 20 years older than her fellow Crazy Ex-Girlfriends co-creator Rachel Bloom, which means she learned to work "in the ways and language of the older people who ran the business" in the 1990s. But by working on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, McKenna writes in a New York Times essay, "I found that I related more to these younger writers than I ever would have expected. I learned quickly that their thoughts, opinions and values really spoke to me and to how I liked to work.... As a woman of her generation, Rachel draws no arbitrary social distinctions. She doesn’t distinguish between young and old, performer and nonperformer. She respects few hierarchies, follows her instincts, and speaks her truth, as the young kids say. She’s a product of her generation. I’m a product of mine, too. I may privately disdain the rules of the old guard, but I’ve learned to obey them."
Egypt’s Unexplained Files, premiering April 14, will use modern technology to investigate ancient Egypt, including Queen Cleopatra and Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Green Book actor Joe Cortese will play Donald Trump's longtime political advisor and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster" on one episode of The Loudest Voice.
Marvel has teamed up with the Prop Store to sell more than 750 pieces of memorabilia from Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Justice with Judge Jeanine won't return this Saturday after taking last week off following Pirro's comments suggesting that Rep. Ilhan Omar doesn't adhere to the U.S. Constitution because she wears a hijab. Fox News, which "strongly" condemned Pirro's comments, has yet to announce that she has been suspended. Pirro's absence prompted President Trump to tweet "Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro" on Sunday morning.
“I remember reading that something like eighty million people viewed the 2017 Season League of Legends World Championship, which is more than the NBA finals," says Simpsons co-executive producer Rob LaZebnik. "I also watched the Free to Play documentary, and it all felt ripe for Simpsonification." LaZebnik reached out to Riot Games to ensure accuracy, but he says Sunday's episode took artistic liberties “to poke a bit of fun at some of the stereotypes people have about gamers.”
Boone, who died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday, is a veteran of numerous black sitcoms, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, Parent ‘Hood, The Hughleys, My Wife and Kids and One on One, which she created. Boone was currently serving as showrunner on Raven's Home. “My heart is heavy following the loss of Raven’s Home executive producer Eunetta Boone," Raven-Symoné said in a statement. "Eunetta was a pioneer and an inspiration to everyone she met. She was a masterful storyteller, an empathetic leader and a beacon of light to so many. I’m sending love and my deepest sympathies to Eunetta’s family and friends and all who knew and loved her. She will be missed. Thank you for everything Eunetta.”