In his first regular TV series role since leaving The Office in 2011, Carell will play the male lead on Apple's untitled drama set behind the scenes of a morning news show, based on Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning and written by Kerry Ehrin. Carell will co-star with Aniston and Witherspoon, playing Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape. As Deadline points out, "this is a familiar territory for Carell who played weatherman Brick Tamland in the Anchorman feature comedy franchise." Since leaving The Office, Carell has focused on acting in movies, earning an Oscar nomination for Foxcatcher in 2015. His last TV role, other than The Office's Michael Scott, was on Showtime's Web Therapy in 2013.
After intense internet backlash, Kelly wrote an internal email to her NBC colleagues saying her comments this morning on Megyn Kelly Today were wrong. During a segment on controversial Halloween costumes, Kelly touched on Real Housewives of New York star Countess Luann de Lesseps's blackface Diana Ross costume. "But, what is racist?" she asked her panelists. "Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character." In her email, Kelly wrote: "I realize now that such behavior is indeed wrong, and I am sorry. The history of blackface in our culture is abhorrent; the wounds too deep. I’ve never been a 'pc' kind of person — but I understand that we do need to be more sensitive in this day and age. Particularly on race and ethnicity issues which, far from being healed, have been exacerbated in our politics over the past year. This is a time for more understanding, love, sensitivity and honor, and I want to be part of that. I look forward to continuing that discussion."
The drama based on Justin Cronin’s novels about a vampire virus starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Saniyya Sidney premieres on Jan. 14.
“There’s something beautiful in the original DNA of the show in that it is all about change,” Lincoln, who got a "taste" of the show when he shadowed a director with plans to direct an episode himself in Season 10. “It’s exciting because there is a sense that there is a new vision for the show,” he adds of new showrunner Angela Kang. ALSO: The Walking Dead ratings continue to tumble.
“I gotta keep doing it, man! We’re touching lives and making a difference,” said Pompeo. ALSO: Sarah Drew wouldn't turn down the chance to return to Grey's Anatomy.
The former Daily Show correspondent will be joined by fellow Goatface members Asaf Ali, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras for the one-hour Nov. 27 special. Goatface originally formed in 2011.
“How do you make history?” the New England Patriots head coach says in voiceover for tonight's Game 1 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. “It was awesome,” Belichick said, according to ESPN. “I was honored they asked me to do it. I don’t really have much of a baseball background, but the World Series is one of the great sporting events in this country, has great tradition to it, especially with these two franchises. Very humbled.”
Starting today, Hulu subscribers can add live Starz and Starz Encore channels.
Fans attending Monday Night Football games aren't happy with ESPN's decision this season to put new analyst Booger McFarland in a raised on-field mobile platform, nicknamed "BoogMobile," that blocks the crowd's view of the field.
The production companies behind the two long-running reality franchises are being replaced to take them in a new direction.
The eight-episode supernatural drama premieres globally on Dec. 14.
The West Wing alum, who was recently promoted to series regular on The Handmaid's Tale, is producing All Together Now, an NBC comedy pilot about "a rural church choir that gets the gift it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy league professor becomes its director." Whitford is poised to play the choir director.
"There's a difference between R. Kelly and Robert," an unseen woman says in a voiceover in the two-minute clip for the Lifetime docuseries on the controversial singer. "R. Kelly's this fun, laughing, loving guy. But Robert is the devil." The six-hour Surviving R. Kelly debuts on Jan. 3, running through Jan. 5.
The Season 4 premiere on The CW had fewer viewers than the Spanish-language networks.
Foxx will join returning stars Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon and Jason Schwartzman on Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas, debuting Dec. 7.
Ferguson, who has played deadly gangster 2-Bit in 18 episodes since Season 2, will become a series regular in Season 6. Shooter alum Addai-Robinson is boarding Power as a series regular, portraying "a beltway insider with some secrets of her own."
The Shameless actress goes on an anti-fur rant in a new ad for PETA. “So forget fur,” she says. “In fact, f*ck fur!”
The sixth and final season of the acclaimed FX drama is out on DVD today.
Schlehuber, who competed on 2017's Big Brother 19, tweeted: "I FEEL perfectly healthy but that is not the case. I will beat this with the love and support from my family and close friends. Again, PLEASE get checked, it can save your life!"