Alex Kurtzman, who oversees CBS All Access' Star Trek universe, said at Paleyfest Sunday the Jean-Luc Picard series will be a very different show from Star Trek: Discovery, with a "very thoughtful, psychological portrait" of Stewart's iconic character. “Here’s what I will tell you,” Kurtzman said in front of a crowd at the Dolby Theatre. “I had an amazing experience yesterday. I sat at Patrick’s kitchen table and I heard him read the first episode and I almost cried. It was quite something. He’s at an amazing place in his life. He’s so excited. It’s going to be a very different show from Discovery. The only way this universe, I think, works correctly is if each show is really different and speaks to a different part of Star Trek.” Kurtzman added: “This is going to be a very thoughtful, psychological portrait in a lot of ways. We all know what Picard means to the world and why he, like so many legendary characters on Star Trek, has endured and what he’s represented. He in some ways has to go through a gauntlet to find that again. Things have changed for him and changed him in some ways, and yet he is so deeply and fundamentally still Picard. We’re thrilled at what we’re going to deliver. I know Patrick is really excited. The cast is coming together beautifully. And I will give you nothing else.”
It was previously expected that Apple's new TV shows would be made available for free to all Apple users, but The Wall Street Journal reports that the company plans to charge a fee for its new Apple TV service that is being described as a "Netflix killer." Apple is also expected to offer cheaper subscription prices for HBO, Showtime and Starz, charging $9.99 for each of the premium cable channels.
In advance of the 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT announcement, Apple has been looping a playful video stylized to look like a CRT television set on its livestream page.
CBS News had to find a way to cover the findings of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's long-awaited report amid CBS Sports' March Madness coverage, while ABC News and NBC News disrupted a video-game contest and a golf tournament, respectively. NBC was the first to break into live programming at 3:36 p.m. ET, followed by ABC News at 3:42 p.m. ET. "CBS waited until 3:51 to cut into its coverage of the annual men’s college basketball tournament with a 90-second report by Paula Reid, a correspondent covering the Justice Department and the White House," reports Jim Windolf. "When a full gamut of panelists appeared on CBS, they were not news reporters, but sports commentators, and they were offering halftime analysis." ALSO: Rachel Maddow had to disrupt her Tennessee fishing trip Friday to find a nearby studio to cover the Mueller Report for MSNBC.
There will be no opening monologue or traditional sit-down guests on tonight's Samsung-sponsored episode, which will showcase Jimmy Fallon visiting his favorite New York City spots. NBC is airing the episode as part of a broad deal between Samsung and NBC Universal.
At Paleyfest, Ryan Murphy also revealed that Pose writer, producer and director Janet Mock will helm an episode of his new Netflix comedy series.
“We are so excited to tell more Runaways stories and are so grateful to Marvel, Hulu, our amazing cast and crew and of course our passionate audience,” co-showrunners and executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage said in a statement. “Season 3 will be a magical time on Runaways, as we deepen our connection to the Marvel universe. We are honored to continue to play in the sandbox created by Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona.”
O'Donnell was taken in for emergency surgery in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday morning and released later that day. “Not what we planned for spring break,” she captioned a photo on Instagram.
Ryan Murphy revealed at Paleyfest the news that the Broadway icon will guest-star the second season of his FX series without divulging details of her role. He also confirmed that Season 2 will make a time jump from the 1980s to the 1990s.
“This is what’s on my heart this morning,” Ross tweeted Saturday morning. “I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE.” Her tweet arrived as another legendary performer, Barbra Streisand, backtracked on her comments dismissing the severity of sexual molestation allegations from the Leaving Neverland documentary.
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber didn't mention Loughlin's name while picking up the award for Favorite Funny TV Show on Saturday, but they sure implied their support for her. “Family sticks together no matter what,” Cameron Bure said from the awards stage. “They stick together through the hard times. They support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that sticks together also celebrates the really good times together.” Sweetin added: “Yes, and this is one of those good times." While an earlier report suggested that Loughlin isn't expected to return for Fuller House's final season, Deadline reports that Netflix hasn't made a final decision on whether she'll return following her indictment. ALSO: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's daughter' high school is reeling from the college cheating scandal.
“Our world is going to expand a little bit in a really interesting way,” creator Dan Fogelman teased at Paleyfest. “Where we’re starting the season (next year) is as ambitious as we’ve been in a storytelling way.”