Grammer, in his return to the network sitcom world, is joining the CBS comedy for its season finale in a role that will become recurring if the show is renewed for Season 2. The casting reunites two comedy greats, Grammer and Heaton, who co-starred in the 2007-2008 Fox sitcom Back to You, playing local TV station co-anchors and exes who share a daughter. Back to You was also the sitcom Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd created before they went on to great success in creating Modern Family for ABC. Deadline reports that on Carol's Second Act, Grammer will play Richard, "a formidable force who shocks Carol (Heaton) and the rest of the doctors at Loyola Memorial Hospital with a revelation that will affect all of them."
Disney-owned Indian streaming service Hotstar, India’s largest on-demand video streaming service with more than 300 million subscribers, has blocked this week's episode of Oliver's HBO show. In a 19-minute segment, Oliver criticized Modi's policies enforced by the ruling government in India ahead of President Trump's first visit to India.
Disney announced that Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will replace Iger, effective immediately. Iger, who was elevated to CEO in 2005, will stay on as executive chairman through the end of 2021. “With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO,” Iger said in a press release. “I have the utmost confidence in Bob and look forward to working closely with him over the next 22 months as he assumes this new role and delves deeper into Disney’s multifaceted global businesses and operations, while I continue to focus on the Company’s creative endeavors.” ALSO: Bob Iger says he'll continue to oversee Disney's creative endeavors as executive chairman.
Curtis will play an adolescent Kanan Stark in the Power prequel series. "Smart, driven and still naïve, Kanan’s world revolves around his mother, Raq, who raised him by herself," according to the official logline. "She is his everything. At the same time, he is beginning to get a sense of not only the world around him, but his place in said world. Kanan wants to be just like his mother…and that’s the problem."
The Fox reality competition is scheduled to return for its second season on April 2.
O'Donnell, who reteams with her former CBS This Morning colleague Gayle King as moderators for tonight's debate in South Carolina, explains how CBS News' approach will be different. "We have to get beyond Twitter headlines and talking points," she says. "We have to get into substance, because voters know what the substance is. Voters see multiple bills from doctors' visits or hospital visits that don't make any sense and they want an answer to that. Voters see that their taxes are different and they are not getting as much in pay—depending on what your bracket is."
The Walking Dead vet will co-star with David Oyelowo on the Showtime pilot about a vice president suddenly assuming the presidency. Oyelowo plays the vice president, and Rooker will take on the role of the Secret Service agent in charge of the vice presidential protection detail.
The Life, Unexpected creator and Little Fires Everywhere showrunner will write and executive produce an adaptation of Blume's novel about the coming-of-age of two female best friends and the relationship that defines their lives on Martha's Vineyard.
Davidson memorably apologized alongside Crenshaw on "Weekend Update" after mocking the former Navy SEAL and then-Congressional candidate for wearing an eye patch “I didn’t think I did anything wrong,” Davidson says in his new Netflix special, Alive from New York, which dropped today. “It was like words that were twisted so that a guy could be famous.” Davidson says he felt "forced" to apologize, adding that won't take blame for Crenshaw getting elected, but he does accept responsibility for making him “famous and a household name for no reason.”
The Unbelievable actress will co-star with Queen Latifah on the CBS drama pilot, playing her former colleague who's now an edgy bar owner with a wry sense of humor and sunny disposition.
On Monday, Netflix launched country-specific top 10 lists for TV shows and movies. But Variety reports that it may change the names of the "Popular on Netflix" and "Trending Now” because they sound so similar.
Newcomer Stella Baker will play a rebellious New Hampshire high school teacher Sarah Cooper who utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare her town an independent nation. This is the second stab at a Republic of Sarah series. Last year, Sarah Drew played the title role in a CBS pilot of the same name with a similar premise.
The First Wives Club star will play Rachel Audubon, a "brilliant and fearless hi-profile, take-no-prisoners litigation attorney whose charm is her superpower" on the CBS legal drama.
The six-part immigrant drama made for Australian broadcaster ABC was co-created by the Oscar winner and co-stars Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic West and Jai Courtney. Stateless will premiere in Australia on March 1 and drop on Netflix outside Australia at a date yet to be determined.
Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre took a smart approach to TV sports chat shows, and they averaged 330,000 viewers. But that number -- which is more than double the viewership of FS1's top sports talk show -- wasn't enough to keep ESPN from canceling High Noon on Monday. "The narrative that High Noon's ratings were abysmal just isn't true," says Jimmy Traina. "No matter what the spin is, I believe the cancellation was more about fit than numbers."
The True Detective alum will co-star with Milo Ventimiglia and David Krumholtz in the limited series Evel, playing the legendary daredevil's wife Linda.
The children's book The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary features young versions of Michael Scott and his Office staff. The book, written by Robb Pearlman and illustrated by Melanie Demmer, will be available for purchase in October.
The six-episode series based on Crystal Moselle's 2018 film about a group of female skaters in a male-dominated skater world premieres on May 1.
In his first in-depth interview since revealing he quit the Apu role, Azaria tells The New York Times he knew that there was a controversy brewing around Apu for years, even before comedian Hari Kondabolu's The Problem with Apu documentary was released in 2017. But at the time, he was unsure what to do. “I didn’t want to knee-jerk drop it if I didn’t feel that was right, nor did I want to stubbornly keep doing it if that wasn’t right,” he says. Azaria says he decided to educate himself about the impact of Apu's character on Indian-Americans, reading articles about representation and attending seminars about racism and social consciousness. “Once I realized that that was the way this character was thought of, I just didn’t want to participate in it anymore,” says Azaria. “It just didn’t feel right.” Azaria also consulted with the actor Utkarsh Ambudkar, who appeared in The Problem with Apu and who worked with Azaria on Brockmire and The Simpsons, where he played Apu's nephew. "I felt a genuine dedication to growth, for himself, as a human being,” says Ambudkar. “He wanted to get on the right side of the narrative.” Ambudkar adds: "As a South Asian, I wish that it had happened 15 years ago. I love Hank very much, but his Indian accent is garbage.” Azaria says he modeled Apu on Peter Sellers' bumbling brownface Indian portrayal in the 1968 Blake Edwards comedy movie The Party, and had no idea it was racist. “That represents a real blind spot I had,” Azaria says with some disappointment. “There I am, joyfully basing a character on what was already considered quite upsetting.” Azaria says he also had to ask himself, as a Jewish man, what he would think if a stereotypical portrayal was the only representation of Jews in pop-culture. “But then I started thinking, if that character were the only representation of Jewish people in American culture for 20 years, which was the case with Apu, I might not love that,” he says. Kondabolu, who has always maintained that he doesn't want The Simpsons to get rid of Apu, says he's happy to see Azaria's transformation. “Whatever happens with the character, to me, is secondary,” says Kondabolu. “I’m happy that Hank did the work that a lot of people wouldn’t have. I feel like he’s a really thoughtful person and he got the bigger picture.” In a statement, the executive producers of The Simpsons said of Azaria's decision: “We respect Hank’s journey in regard to Apu. We have granted his wish to no longer voice the character.”
Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee, says there's a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which open July 24. “You could certainly go to two months out if you had to,” Pound said, which would mean putting off a decision until late May and hoping the virus is under control. “A lot of things have to start happening. You’ve got to start ramping up your security, your food, the Olympic Village, the hotels, the media folks will be in there building their studios.”
The Gilmore Girls and Parenthood alum says NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks allow her to do roles outside her comfort zone. “At this stage, when Mighty Ducks came up, my agent was like, ‘Are you just choosing jobs now according to what extracurricular activities they are?'” Graham tells EW with a laugh. “Which is not how I’m doing it but I am looking for a different kind of challenge.” Although Graham does play a mom on The Mighty Ducks, she adds: “Even if I’m going to do a similar kind of character, I’d like to do it in a different environment or with a different age group...Not everybody thinks of me as a person to put in charge of things as an actor. Like, I don’t get the boss roles. That was really appealing to me, and to make something fun and off and interesting and odd. Then singing and dancing? Forget it. I thought it would be really fun — and it was.”
The K-pop superstars took over a special edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that featured them taking over a New York City subway car, Katz's Deli and an empty Grand Central Station. "It was the most exciting surreal experience," Fallon said in a Twitter video, noting that they had to shoot between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. while keeping the performance a secret.
The SNL alums will work together for the first time in Big Deal, based on Bayer overcoming childhood leukemia. In Big Deal, Bayer plays a woman who achieves her lifelong dream of becoming a host on QVC after beating childhood leukemia. Shannon plays the charismatic and popular host at the shopping network. Shannon was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001, while Bayer's run stretched from 2010 to 2017.
The Late Night host went after Matthews, who works at NBC's sister cable network MSNBC, for comparing Bernie Sanders' ascendancy to the Nazi invasion of France, describing it as "the most unhinged response to Bernie’s win.”
"We had a pitch," says co-creator Peter Gould. "Who knows if these things would have ever landed, but I was always interested to see exactly how Robert’s character placed Gene into this Cinnabon world. And how does Saul Goodman learn how to run a Cinnabon? Because there is actually a lot to it. And I thought there could be some really fun, interesting scenes of Robert showing him the world that he’s created for Gene Takovic. And that’s something we’re never going to see now." ALSO: Better Call Saul returns down 10% from the Season 4 premiere.
The sports chat show known for its smart take on sports, hosted by Torre and Bomani Jones, was canceled Monday, less than two years after its premiere. Torre wrote on Instagram this morning that he learned the news while his wife was in labor with their first child, a girl. "Yesterday began with me hugging Bo and sprinting out of the office because my pregnant wife was going into early labor," he wrote. "It ended with our TV show getting cancelled while we were at the hospital. All of which is to say: Thanks to everyone sending kind messages about how much High Noon meant to them. I am deeply proud of what our team got to build."
Oprah Winfrey announced that audio from classic episodes of her daytime talk show will be released as podcast episodes. “Oprah is opening the vault,” says Oprah's announcement. “Twenty-five years of legendary interviews, a-ha moments, ugly cries, and unforgettable surprises!”
"I'm thrilled to be back with my Billboard family," Clarkson says of hosting the April 29 ceremony at the MGM Grand Gardens Arena in Las Vegas. "I love being part of an event that celebrates our greatest artists and entertains our fans. This a night of music that you won't want to miss!"
Harrisons explains why, for the first time, all three finalists were awkwardly living together during their overnight dates with Peter Weber.
The LAPD took Johnson into custody last night after his girlfriend called 911, alleging that a physical altercation took place. Johnson was the bad boy of JoJo Fletcher's Bachelorette season in 2016.
The eight-episode limited series, premiering March 20, stars the Oscar winner as black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker, America's first black female self-made millionaire.
The celebrity chef will be joined in Season 2 of his foodie docuseries by Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, Padma Lakshmi, food writers Helen Rosner and Chris Ying, Danny McBride, Bill Simmons and Dave Choe. Season 2 drops on March 6.
During a commercial break for Monday's The Bachelor episode, ABC flashed a casting call for a potential dating show for seniors. "Are you entering your golden years and looking for romance?" said the casting page for the potential series. "The Producers of The Bachelor are looking for active and outgoing single men and women IN THEIR GOLDEN YEARS for a new exciting dating show! Applicants must be legal U.S. residents; other eligibility requirements apply. If you are A SENIOR CITIZEN ready for a committed relationship apply today." Meanwhile, ABC reality chief Robert Mills on Twitter urged Bachelor Nation to "give us your Grumpiest Old Men, give us your Goldenest Girls," adding: "To be clear, this is 65+." The potential series, which is in the exploratory stages, would be the latest spinoff in The Bachelor franchise, following the music-themed The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart.
After Davidson complained about his experiences on Saturday Night Live in an interview with Charlamagne tha God, sources at Saturday Night Live fired back via Page Six. Not only did Lorne Michaels allow Davidson to take a few episodes off to shoot Suicide Squad, but an insider says that he was allowed an "unheard of" week off to attend a friend's wedding. “Pete has a pretty cushy gig, to say the least,” another source told Page Six. “The cast isn’t into him,” said yet another. “He’s just there — he doesn’t add much.” Page Six notes that Davidson considers Michaels, who arranged for Davidson to get help after his 2018 suicide scare, a "father figure." Another source adds: “Lorne recognizes that Pete is enormously valuable to the show. The nature of any ensemble cast is to make use of each person’s unique comedy style. The show works with cast members’ best interests in mind.”
Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College London used 125 hours of audio from a dozen series on Netflix -- from Gilmore Girls to Grey's Anatomy -- and found that smart speakers were activated between 1.5 and 19 times in a day. They found that Apple’s HomePod and Microsoft Cortana device were most likely to experience unintended activations from Netflix shows.
Scott has agreed to star in the remake of British BBC mockumentary series This Country from writer Jenny Bicks and director Paul Feig. Scott's casting marks a return to Fox after making his TV series debut in 2018 replacing Clayne Crawford on Lethal Weapon for its final season. According to Deadline, Scott was one of the most sought-after actors this pilot season, fielding multiple offers. This Country follows the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet, who are trailed by a documentary crew in their small town of Flatch, Ohio. Scott will play Father Joe, a community leader and father figure in their hometown whose patience is constantly tested by Kelly and Shrub, but who resolves to stay an optimist and role model.
because the Democratic presidential candidate's relatives were killed in the Holocaust. “As I watched the one-sided results of Saturday’s Democratic caucus in Nevada, I reached for a historical analogy and used a bad one," Matthews said. "I was wrong to refer to an event from… the first days of World War II. Senator Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic error in which so many suffered, especially the Jewish people, to an electoral result in which you were the well-deserved winner. This is going to be a hard-fought heated campaign of ideas. In the days and weeks and months ahead, I will strive to do a better job myself of elevating the political discussion.” Meanwhile, Vanity Fair reports that in wake of anti-Sanders criticism, MSNBC will take steps to put more pro-Sanders voices on the air. There are also plans to shift MSNBC's coverage to reflect Sanders' status as the Democratic frontrunner.
The Wrap reports that Love, Victor's depiction of alcohol use, parents’ marital issues and sexual exploration were more suited to Hulu than the family-oriented Disney+.
"The lists update daily to show what's popular in your country and are broken into three categories: Netflix overall, shows & films," Netflix said in a tweet.
Weinstein, whom a jury found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sexual act this morning, was acquitted on two counts of predatory sexual assault that centered on The Sopranos alum's testimony. “My testimony was painful but necessary,” the actress said in a statement. “I spoke for myself and with the strength of the 80-plus victims of Harvey Weinstein in my heart. While we hope for continued righteous outcomes that bring absolute justice, we can never regret breaking the silence. For in speaking truth to power we pave the way for a more just culture, free of the scourge of violence against women.”
The SNL alum is poised to return to NBC, co-starring with Harriet Dyer in the comedy pilot set in a major American car company from Superstore creator Justin Spitzer. Gasteyer will play the CEO of Payne Motors.
The sports chat show hosted by Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre originally was titled High Noon (9 am Pacific) for its noon ET timeslot when it launched in June 2018. But within two months, High Noon was moved to later in the afternoon and reduced a half-hour format. ESPN cited low viewership for canceling High Noon, which averaged 330,000 viewers.
BBC drama chief Piers Wenger responded to a question today on whether the long-running franchise needed a break. "I worked on Doctor Who myself and produced it for many years and I can honestly say I don’t think it’s been in better health editorially," he said, according to Deadline. "The production values have never been better. It’s also not just funded by the BBC, it’s funded by lots of international partners. It’s an incredibly important show for young audiences, it’s still watched by families in a world where there are fewer shows that have the power to do that. It will always be an important show for us and we’re a very long way from wanting to rest it.”
Hart and Tesh, who co-hosted ET together for 10 years from 1986 to 1996, will appear together in a special segment on Tuesday's edition of the syndicated entertainment news show. (Hart hosted from 1982 to 2011). Tuesday's episode of ET promises an emotional reunion.
The Breaking Bad and Life in Pieces alum will play Jim's best friend and mother of his child in the pilot Jefferies, loosely based on the comedian's life.
“No, no, no guys. Guys, I am not trying to be too cool for school!” King, who was broadcasting from Charleston, South Carolina, said on CBS This Morning. “These are my regular prescription glasses but I have the type that change in the sunlight — they turn automatically to sunglasses.”
"Good to see Andy and Jim thriving," The Office Twitter account tweeted Monday in response to Friday's news that The Office vets Ed Helms and Randall Park were teaming for hybrid comedy series True Story.
"Her voice, especially in the right context, really accesses that part behind your eyes that decides whether or not you cry," says creator Dave Holstein on Sunday's episode, featuring Grande as "Piccola Grande." "We wanted to take full advantage of that, especially to emphasize the beauty in Jeff’s world."
Millennial 20-something Late Night writer Karen Chee has been recurring in segments asking about her knowledge of pop-culture from the past. Last month, Chee didn't know what Garbage Pail Kids were. The Topps trading card parody of Cabbage Patch kids were big in the mid-1980s. In response to the segment, Topps sent Late Night "Clueless Karen" and "Smart Aleck Seth" special Garbage Pail Kids cards.
The Splitting Up Together alum and Billions vet are teaming up for a CBS comedy pilot that centers on three siblings who are children of divorce and who circle the wagons when their sister's husband announces he's calling it quits on their marriage. Hudson will play the oldest sibling and the worrier in the family. Akerman will play the the smart and resilient middle child who is considered the most "normal" of the three.
British comic actor Lucas will play a co-host and The Fosters alum Polo will play a competitor in the dramedy pilot about a diverse group of people of different body sizes who compete on a reality show that will put on a modern, hip remake of Swan Lake.
Watch MacLachlan speak into his tape recorder while pedaling on a stationary bike.
The four-part docuseries, premiering March 6, follows author Gary Stewart's search to find out if his father is the notorious Zodiac Killer. “The wanted sketch (of the Zodiac Killer) just made my heart stop for an instant, because I had seen that face before and it looked just like my father,” says Stewart.