Bill Burr, Al Madrigal and O’Neal’s fiancée Von Decarlo are among the producers of the documentary offering an in-depth portrait of the beloved comedian. O'Neal died at age 41 in 2011, the same year he released his first one-hour standup special, Comedy Central's Elephant in the Room. The documentary, which is being filmed this fall featuring never-before-seen personal materials and footage, will be made in collaboration with All Things Comedy. “Patrice was a tour de force in comedy who left an indelible stamp on the stand-up community and beyond,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, co-heads of original content for Comedy Central. “Comedy Central had the incredible opportunity to work with him throughout his career from Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, to the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen and to his last stand-up special Elephant in the Room. Patrice was a fearless and fierce comedian and we’re honored to be able to shine a light on his life and career with this documentary.”
Loeb led Marvel into live-action TV adaptations, including ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Young Carter, Netflix's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders, plus FX's Legion, Hulu's The Runaways and Freeform's Cloak and Dagger. Loeb is stepping down as Kevin Feige, who has overseen Marvel's movie dominance, has been promoted to chief creative officer, allowing him to oversee film and TV, as well as publishing and animation. While Loeb's Marvel TV adaptations haven't been that successful, Feige has been able to integrate Marvel movies with the upcoming Disney+ series Loki, Falcon & the Winter Soldier, What If, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Loeb's exit was in the works before Feige's promotion on Oct. 15.
Oppenheim's new deal, signed in recent months, will pave the way for him to succeed NBC News chairman Andy Lack after he steps down following the 2020 election. Oppenheim's deal was signed as Catch and Kill detailed allegations that he put up barriers to Farrow's Harvey Weinstein reporting.
Harris and Pace, who previously co-starred in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, will headline Apple TV+'s 10-episode adaptation of Asimov’s classic sci-fi book series from David S. Goyer. According to TVLine, "Foundation chronicles the epic saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it. Harris will play Hari Seldon, a mathematical genius who predicts the demise of the empire. Pace, meanwhile, will portray Brother Day, the current Emperor of the Galaxy."
Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Gayle King and her co-hosts Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil will switch over to a far-away studio, requiring them to "climb several floors and scamper down long hallways" for a brand-new studio audience, according to Variety. “It will be a bit of a run for our anchors, but we have some TV tricks up our sleeves to make sure they have time to get there,” says CBS This Morning executive producer Diana Miller. “We have mapped out a path multiple times. We know which elevators to hold.” Miller says of adding a studio audience to the third-place network morning news show: “We are pretty lucky to have two hours every morning, and we are really anxious to push the envelope as to how we use it.”
The trailblazing journalist, who died of cancer in 2016 at age 61, will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service as part of its "Black Heritage" series. Ifill served as longtime moderator for PBS' Washington Week, co-anchored PBS NewsHour and moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates.
The CNN star is expanding her relationship with the cable news network's parent company, WarnerMedia, by signing an overall deal with its streaming platform. As part of the deal, Ling and Rather will produce Birth, Wedding, Funeral, which will explore a different region's culture through the lens of the three universal rituals in the series' title.
ABC first adapted Kim Gatlin’s book of the same name with the title GCB (to avoid controversy) starring Kristin Chenoweth for a short-lived run in spring 2012. Good Christian Bitches was in development at The CW series last year. Now The CW is considering a high school-based adaptation of Good Christian Bitches. According to Deadline, the new version is "described as Clueless set in a Christian high school in tone. At a prestigious private Christian high school in Dallas, a war stoking the student body’s social divides erupts when the new girl on campus, the atheist daughter of a minister, inadvertently tangles with three good Christian girls who blame her for ruining their lives."
The XFL reboot will kick off six days after the Super Bowl, on Saturday, Feb. 8, with games on ABC and Fox. The XFL games will air on Fox, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2. Fox will also have primetime Thursday night games for the final two weeks of the season.
There's a reason why Sean Spicer, who's had the lowest scores this season, has never been in danger of elimination. It's because the judges' scores don't really matter, especially with live voting allowing people to vote without watching the show.
It's unknown which of the Queen of Crime’s books Laurie's adapting, or whether he will star.
The former Empire star's lawyers tried to have the city's lawsuit aiming to recoup $130,000 for the police department's exhaustive investigation into his alleged hate crime.
The Taxi alum will guest on the CBS drama as Abe, "a Holocaust survivor trying to solve a mystery from his past."
KXAS in Dallas-Fort Worth apologized Monday for its six-minute delay in issuing the warning. “When it comes to dealing with severe weather, we know that seconds matter,” the station said in a statement. “We should have broken into football programming sooner. We apologize and want you to know that we’re doing everything in our power to make sure this does not happen again.”
TMZ reports The Haunting of Hill House star, best known for his role as Elliott in E.T., was taken into custody Monday in Oregon after police say he was spotted passed out behind the wheel of his car parked in the middle of a residential intersection. Thomas was released this morning on his own recognizance.
Clarke spent 39 years playing Mickey Horton on the NBC soap opera, winning the Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his work in 2004.
"Easter egg is a very cutesy way of saying there has to be an open acknowledgement of the appropriation," Lindelof says of paying homage in the opening episode to the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, which his HBO series remixes. "We have appropriated the original Watchmen against the wishes of one of its parents. That's OK, because I tend to identify with and get along with people who don't listen to what their parents tell them. This Watchmen had to end with a moment that's a direct commentary on that appropriation, but also in a way that felt like it wouldn't be befuddling to someone who didn't know that there was a splotch of blood on the Comedian's badge — and he calls it a badge, by the way; he doesn't call it a pin." The premiere features one of many ways Watchmen pays tribute to the original comic book. "We started from a point of, 'Oh, Damon's going to do this,'" he tells The Hollywood Reporter, referring to his 2018 manifesto. "I hate referring to myself in the third person, but from a cultural standpoint, as someone who loves watching this stuff, it's the first thing you hear: 'Filmmaker x is now paired with Thing You Love y.' And so you're like, 'Oh, Todd Phillips, the Hangover guy, is going to do a Joker movie?' You always start from a place of (wondering) what that particular pairing is going to yield. From my perspective, from the moment I was offered Watchmen, I could only be in a defensive posture, for all the reasons we can go over ad nauseum. … I immediately needed to explain who I am, what's my relationship with the source material, here's what I'm going to do, here's what I'm not going to do."
British actor Joseph Mawle, who recurred as Benjen Stark on Game of Thrones, is expected to play the villain Oren on Amazon's J.R.R. Tolkien series.
The Ozark star could end up starring in Rhimes' most high-profile Netflix project, based on New York City con artist Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, according to Collider.
A letter that Netflix sent to the British government offered some insight into how Netflix tracks viewership. Starters are “households that watch two minutes of a film or one episode” in a series, according to Netflix. Completers are “households that watch 90 percent of a film or season of a series.” Meanwhile, households that watch 70 percent of a movie or one episode in a series are considered "watchers."
In Sunday's “Disney’s The Reboot" episode mocking Family Guy's new Disney ownership, a focus group is shown a scene with jokes about Peter's sexuality. “I thought I read you guys were phasing out gay jokes,” one focus group member asked. To which Peter Griffin replied: “That quote was taken out of context and widely misunderstood.” Which begs the question: "Has Family Guy reversed its decision to 'phase out' gay jokes?" asks Andy Swift. As he notes, executive producers Alec Sulkin and Rich Appel said in January that they were indeed being phased out because "the climate is different."
Pure star Ryan Robbins will recur as Army veteran with a temper Frank Andrews who is the younger brother of Luke Perry's Fred Andrews.
The couple will discuss their criminal and immigration drama on Sunday's special, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Special Event: Joe and Teresa Unlocked.
"To get to hang out with one of the greatest ever — if not the greatest ever — was a real thrill," Rudd said of filming a scene with the New England Patriots QB. I got to ask him about what it’s like being Tom Brady and what it’s like winning all those Super Bowls and playing for the Patriots. I’m a Chiefs fans and they had just knocked the Chiefs off to get to the Super Bowl, so I went into this a little like, “Oh, Tom, you’ve broken my heart, but it’s really cool that you’re saying yes to our project.” Rudd wasn't asked about the ensuing controversy with Brady, who wasn't happy with his cameo that appeared to show him mocking New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's massage parlor scandal.
She'll play an FBI agent and criminal profiler who worked alongside Tom Payne's Malcolm Bright during their time at the bureau.
Sony Pictures TV has partnered with delivery kitchen network Family Style Inc. to bring the fictional restaurant to life via a virtual restaurant and online delivery.
Anders, a veteran of a number of CW shows, will guest as a character specifically written for him. "Anders and I were particularly excited to join forces on this particular episode, which takes a fun turn from sci-fi to horror as an homage to our mutual friend and hero Kevin Williamson," says showrunner Carina MacKenzie.
Sunday's episode featured Gene dressed as Fiona Applesauce for Halloween.
The Flight of the Conchords star is adapting 1977 special, based on the Russell Hoban children's book of the same name. The special, which aired on HBO and ABC, made Henson's The Muppets famous and introduced the world to Kermit the Frog.
The four-hour HBO and Sky miniseries starring Helen Mirren as the legendary Russian ruler is "a handsome and competent production that luxuriates in every regal Russian set it gets (albeit with an occasionally distracting green screen for more elaborate outdoor scenes)," says Caroline Framke, adding: "And yet: stepping back from the series’ four episodes reveals a disappointing lack of ambition in portraying such a titanic force’s final days. For as fascinating as Catherine and her life at court was, Catherine the Great largely chooses to sidestep the ins and outs of her atypically liberal politics and the wars fought in her name to focus on her romance with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), a charismatic and restless soldier." Framke adds that Mirren does shine in the HBO production: "For those wanting to see Mirren sweep through the majestic halls of a Russian palace, imperious and amorous and uncompromising, Catherine the Great will deliver the goods. There are worse things than tuning in for that alone, but then again, there are certainly better."
Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel and Nancy McKeon will star together in the Lifetime film Light Up My Christmas, airing Dec. 1 as part of the cable channel's “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming. Fields is executive producing the film, and asked her "sisters" to star. “It’s been amazing to work together again and have the ladies’ input on their characters from their wardrobe to names, as well as provide fun inside jokes for fans,” Fields tells People in a statement. “I also had the production name the ice-skating rink in the movie after our dear friend, Charlotte Rae, who passed away last year. We truly are a family so it was great to work together on something new!” Fields will play a woman who returns to her hometown and discovers the lights in the once festive town have gone dim.
Joseph will direct 15 Minutes of Shame, which he will executive produce along with Lewinsky. Both will also appear on camera as they take an in-depth look at the "public shaming epidemic in our culture." "Monica Lewinsky is an anti-bullying activist with unparalleled authority, making her the perfect partner for this project," said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. "And Max's strong advocacy for social justice and distinctive storytelling make him particularly well-suited to explore this complex modern phenomenon."
The House of Cards creator is teaming with playwright Katie Cappiello for a TV series adaptation of her 2013 Slut: The Play, which address the damaging impact of slut-shaming and slut culture. The show, titled Grand Army, "follows five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn, who wrestle with sexual, racial and economic politics as they fight to succeed, survive, wild out, break free and ultimately become somebody,'" per Variety. Grand Army's cast will be led by Odessa A’zion, who starred on CBS' Fam.
About 1.5 million watched the premiere of the Damon Lindelof series graphic novel adaptation all platforms. That's up 21% from Succession's Season 2 finale last week. HBO says Watchmen marked the strongest premiere of a show on its digital platform since Westworld in 2016.
The Arrested Development and Search Party star is joining Bridges, John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman on the FX drama pilot The Old Man. She'll play a rising star in the FBI who is assigned to pursue Bridges' ex-government agent character.
Perez has been cast on the HBO Max series as the friend of Cuoco's character and her perfectionist flight team lead, who is bad at keeping other people’s secrets but great at keeping her own.
Nielson, in its first measurement of an Amazon series, says at least 8 million watched a few minutes of the superhero series, but that it averaged 4.1 million over its first 10 days of release.
The Shelley Society and The Brides are the first two TV projects from the Riverdale creator's new overall deal that he signed with Warner Bros. TV in April. The Shelley Society is a mash-up of gothic horror and teen romance featuring young Mary Shelley that he co-created with Riverdale writers Tessa Leigh Williams and James DeWille. The Brides is a reimagining of the Brides of Dracula. Greg Berlanti will produce both potential series.
The Two and a Half Men alum and Mrs. America star will play one of the survivors 25 years later in the drama series about a team of talented high school girls soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness.
The eight-episode series will follow the multi-generational Ho family, led by Vietnamese immigrants who've become the epitome of the American dream with their multi-million dollar real estate development company empire.
The Making It host is expanding her relationship with NBC with a potential TV series based on Sally Hepworth's novel of the same name, described as a gripping mystery that explores motherhood, class, race and how dangerous family secrets can be. Poehler will serve as executive producer, while Jessica Goldberg will pen the script while also producing.
Gender-nonconforming actor/author/activist Jacob Tobia will voice the role of Double Trouble, a non-binary shape-shifting mercenary from the Crimson Waste, who joins forces with Catra and the Horde.
The comedian's acclaimed special Mike Birbiglia: The New One, which opened last year, will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 26.
Amazon is teaming with Hasbro on the special edition of the board game that will be released on Nov. 15, ahead of the Dec. 6 Season 3 premiere.
The 30-minute SportsCenter with Stephen A. Smith will serve as a pregame show for ESPN's Wednesday NBA telecasts, starting this week. The new show is reportedly part of a blockbuster deal Smith is close to signing that will keep him on ESPN through 2025.
“This was harder,” Theron says of her Bombshell movie role, in comparing it to playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003. “She’s incredibly well known,” Theron adds of Kelly. “I’ve never played anybody on that level. I’ve played real people that nobody knows about so there was less pressure when I did those.”
Cranston had to reprise his role for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie while wearing a bald cap since he was in the midst of performing on Broadway at the time.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert had one of the biggest nights of the year on Oct. 1 when it had Rachel Maddow as a guest. The MSNBC star weighing in on the Trump impeachment inquiry was watched by 4.6 million, exceeding the combined viewership that night of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show (with guest Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (with Joker star Joaquin Phoenix). "The formula for success on the big late-night network television shows used to be simple. Keep it light, keep it moving and book a major star, preferably one in the news," says John Koblin. "Now, with impeachment in the air and the 2020 presidential campaign underway, the shows that do best are the ones that don’t shy away from politics — and the guests who deliver big ratings are political figures and news commentators." That's why CNN's Jake Tapper has become the most sought-after booking. “It’s definitely unusual,” says Tapper. “Previously, it would require some sort of hook. You know, I wrote a book about Afghanistan, or I was moderating a debate. Now they call randomly and want me to simply talk the news of the day.”
Baldwin explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Sunday why he's still doing Trump after saying in June he was "so done" with the impression. “(Lorne) gets me on the phone the Friday before the show, the day before the show, and he’s like, ‘I don’t think you understand,’ and I go, ‘What don’t I understand? I’ve been thinking about it all summer. Every day I’ve been thinking about it.’ And he said, ‘I don’t think you understand how important this is,’” Baldwin said. “So (Lorne) said to me, ‘You should come and do it, your audience demands it’ or something like that,” Baldwin added. “So I came, and I did it. And I’m going to do it a few times.”
Viewership has been plunging by double digits. Last week saw O'Donnell's numbers drop 17% to 5.1 million and 25% in the key 25 to 54 demo. According to Page Six, that's steeper than her predecessor Jeff Glor's single-digit drops.
“I literally forgot I did that,” she tells TVLine of the cameo she filmed for the Showtime series three months before E! pulled the plug on her late-night talk show. “Hilariously, the producers of The Affair had far more confidence in our show than the (former) executives at E!”
On Sunday, Clinton mocked President Trump's recent wild letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by tweeting a JFK parody letter dated Oct. 16, 1962 to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. What Clinton didn't tweet was that the letter was from Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The British-based Canadian comic says a masked burglar tried to steal her laptop containing her scripts for her upcoming sitcom The Duchess, in which she plays a fashionably disruptive single mom. “This is why I love Bobby K.,” Ryan wrote on Instagram. “He got in a fight and wrestled back my Netflix series, all my scripts.”
Republican Duffy will serve as a political commentator on the cable news network.
In honor of Episode 666, Sunday's episode briefly showed 666 Simpsons episodes simultaneously on screen.
TMZ posted a photo of Huffman in her prison jumpsuit over the weekend. Serving 13 days in prison for her role in the college cheating scandal, Huffman received a visit from husband William H. Macy and her daughter Sophia on Saturday.
Watch Olivia Colman's Queen Elizabeth II face a rapidly changing Britain.
The final season trailer is a reminder that Succession wasn't the first HBO show about rich sociopaths.