The president again tweeted a Game of Thrones meme, this time saying "GAME OVER" using the HBO drama's font an hour before the Mueller Report's release this morning. "No Collusion. No Obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats — Game Over," stated Trump's tweet. HBO responded to the use of Game of Thrones hours later, saying in a statement: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” Trump first invoked Game of Thrones last November, with a tweet saying "Sanctions are Coming." During the government shutdown in January, Trump posted an Instagram image using the Game of Thrones font, saying "The Wall is Coming."
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, The Good Place, Random Acts of Flyness and The End of the F***ing World were also awarded Peabodys this year. Additionally, Sesame Street has been named the winner of the Peabody's Institutional Award for five decades of educating and entertaining children, globally, while Cartoon Network's Steven Universe has been named the winner of the Peabody for children and youth programming.
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"Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at Fox,” Allen said in a statement of Fox ordering a second season of his long-running comedy. “Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at Fox who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand.”
The cult that made headlines for former Smallville star Allison Mack's involvement will get the HBO documentary treatment. HBO promises a “deep, nuanced look at experiences of its members, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth.”
Kevin Hunter had been negotiating his exit from The Wendy Williams Show since his wife filed for divorce last week. Hunter has been executive producer since its launch in 2008.
“Elmo thinks that you two need to respect each other,” Elmo informs the rival siblings in a Sesame Street "Respect is Coming" video. “When Elmo has a problem with his friends like Abby or Cookie Monster, Elmo doesn’t get upset. Elmo listens and learns from what they have to say.” Cookie Monster visited Westworld for a "Respect World" segment." The cameos are part of Sesame Workshop’s “Respect Brings Us Together” campaign, which launched Thursday to kick off Sesame Street's 50th-anniversary celebration. Westworld, Game of Thrones and Sesame Street are all HBO shows.
Cavallari was reacting on Watch What Happens Live to Whitney Port's recent revelation that her famous trip to Paris on the MTV reality show's first season never happened. “I’ve never heard that before, but I can tell you most of my stuff wasn’t real,” Cavallari told Andy Cohen with a laugh. “I’m just happy that more people are coming out and saying that stuff isn’t real, because for the longest time it was only me. So thank you, Whitney.”
Olyphant says he isn't certain the Netflix horror-comedy will be back for Season 4. But if Netflix does cancel the show, he tells TVLine: "I would consider myself lucky to have done the (three seasons that) we did. I’m really proud of the work on that show."
The Chernobyl Podcast will be co-hosted by a pair of podcast veterans: Chernobyl creator Craig Main and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal. Podcast episodes will be released the day after each episode.
Titled HBO Backstories, the new web series of behind-the-scenes stories kicks off with co-creator David Benioff recalling Momoa's cameo in a dreamy hallucination scene for the Season 2 finale. After filming, everybody went out for a drink, and Benioff decided to challenge Momoa to the slap game. I was like I'm going to challenge the Khal because if I beat the Khal, I'm the Khal," said Benioff. That's how he ended up in the hospital. ALSO: Momoa shaves off his famous beard for the first time in seven years to discourage plastic bottle use.
“You’d be a good voice on Family Guy," James Corden told Cardellini, who was a Late Late Show guest last night along with MacFarlane. To which Cardellini recalled: “I did a voice on it, and I told everybody to, like, tune in and watch. And then when I watched it, I was replaced.” MacFarlane's response: "In my defense, I have no recollection of anything past this morning."
"I think the opportunity to stand up in front of a load of grown men and shame them," Ramsey, the youngest cast member on the show, tells The Cut. Still, Ramsey hadn't actually watched the HBO series before joining the show in Season 6 -- but she feels an affinity for Brienne of Tarth. "I actually hadn’t seen Game of Thrones. Watching it now — I’ve still not watched it all, but the bits that I’ve watched — I feel like Brienne of Tarth," she says when asked whom she identifies with the most. "They’re kind of kindred spirits. They’re both these females who are sticking up for what they believe in and proving that girls can be just as strong as boys, women can be just as strong as men."
On Wednesday, Holzhauer broke his week-old record by winning $131,127 in a single day. Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler, attributes part of his success to being lucky. “As a gambler, I know you can do everything right and still have to wait a long time to see positive results if luck is not on your side,” he says. Meanwhile, Jeopardy! producer Maggie Speak recalls Holzhauer asking a lot of questions about the buzzer. “Before he ever hit the stage, it was: ‘Well, what if I do this?’ He had a lot of very specific questions about the timing of the buzzer,'" says Speak. “And clearly my answers must have helped him."
Fox News host Ingraham devoted a segment to complaining about Teigen making Time's 100 most influential list. Teigen responded via Twitter: "Corny monster. There were 1 million other ways to try and take me down and this is what you choose? F*ck you." Teigen added: "when time comes out with their 100 most influential white supremacists list, I promise I won’t question your worthiness."
Teresa Giudice's husband, who was taken into ICE custody following the completion of his federal prison sentence, plans to appeal the Board of Immigration Appeals' ruling with the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals.
Arica Himmel plays a young Bow in the 1980s in the Black-ish episode serving as a backdoor pilot to a potential prequel series.
The three-part documentary series will tell the story of the United Arab Emirates, starting from 125,000 years in the past to the country’s union in 1971, after oil was struck.
The animated series about two bird pals living in the same apartment looks like Broad City with birds.
Premiering June 18, Arturo Castro's sketch comedy series has him playing numerous characters, tackling everything from social and political commentary to relationships. "There's no one better to continue Comedy Central's unparalleled legacy in sketch comedy than the undeniably talented writer, performer and overall brilliant Arturo Castro," Comedy Central's Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen said in a statement. "Alternatino really stands out for not only how funny it is and Arturo's impressive range as an actor, but also in how it challenges stereotypes of what it means to be a Latin millennial."
The rocket science drama with an occult twist returns June 13.
Marvel's The Gifted has been axed after two seasons, while Lil Rel Howery's freshman comedy isn't coming back after failing to receive a back order for additional episodes. "Fox has started ripping off the Band-Aid on its cancellations" now that it is an independent broadcast network, as The Hollywood Reporter put it. Rel and The Gifted were both productions of 20th Century Fox Television, the studio whose ownership went from Fox to Disney last month. Rel premiered to 5.5 million viewers, but saw its viewership slowly decline to 2 million total viewers. Rel also has been reeling from the death of co-creator Kevin Barnett in January. The Gifted dropped 40% from its freshman run, averaging 2 million viewers.
Peter Dinklage's Tyrion used to be the most clever person in Westeros -- now he's the dumbest. Or as Danny Heifitz put it, "Tyrion used to drink and know things. Now he just drinks." Heifitz adds that it's hard to imagine the Tyron of Season 1 listening to the Tyrion of Season 8. "The past few seasons, Tyrion’s drains have been clogged," says Heifitz. "Suddenly the wisest man in the realm has become kind of a moron." He adds: "The most likely answer is that Tyrion is simply the most obvious example of a book character becoming thinner as a television character. Thrones condensed the final two seasons into a combined 13 episodes when the show probably could have stretched it to 20 (if not 30). Nobody has suffered from this concentration more than the master plotters—Tyrion, Varys, and Littlefinger—who went from seeming like marionette puppet-masters to guys who still love puppets but no longer have any strings connecting them to the wider world. George R.R. Martin has said his favorite character in the books is Tyrion, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he took extra thought when he wrote Tyrion’s chapters. The further the show strays from the books, the more treading water it does, and perhaps Tyrion is just the most glaring example after the travel gaps of Season 7. Regardless of why, there’s no question Tyrion isn’t as sharp as he used to be, and that’s a shame."
"This is a fantasy show about people who are fans of fantasy, so they know what kind of movie or story they’re in when they’re on an adventure or a quest," says executive producer Sera Gamble. "That opened some doors for us as writers to really examine the classic arc we would be putting everybody on, and question why it must be so, and ask ourselves what would happen if we did things a little bit differently." Fellow executive producer John McNamara adds: "As the show has gone on, we’ve had a chance to lean into some of our other characters more, and when we do that, we realized the show is just as strong if not stronger when it’s leaning into other perspectives."
TVLine has the exclusive first image of Bell's Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie appearing on the <i>NCIS: Los Angeles</i> May 19 Season 10 finale.
“Redacted, redacted!” Gilbert Gottfried shouts in The Late Show cold open.
"She’d lavish him with praise, and then when she got close enough, she’d give him the business," Poehler tells Elle of her Parks and Recreation character. "She’d get her credentials taken away for sure."
Keoghan took ideas from fans on Twitter on how the CBS reality show could manage the complicated logistics of visiting the world's southernmost continent.
Trebek has hosted 50 new Jeopardy! episode since announcing his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis on March 6, according to Sony. In a video released this afternoon titled "That's a wrap!," Trebek announced he is done taping Season 35 and he wanted to thank all his fans for the show of support. "I'm touched beyond words," he said, adding: “I’ve always tried to be straight with you, and I’m not going to stop now. So despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good, I’m continuing with my therapy, and we, by we, the staff, is already working on our next season, the 36th year of Jeopardy! So I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff.”
Six new shows will join the returning Burden of Truth, Masters of Illusion, The Outpost, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose Line Is It Anyway? The CW will also have four midseason shows running into the summer, including iZombie and Jane the Virgin. The newly announced shows include The Big Stage, Hypnotize Me, Mysteries Decoded, Pandora and Red Bull. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, The CW's "flood-the-zone approach to summer is similar to one taken by ABC, which is also upping its originals after the end of the traditional September-to-May season. The increased amount of new programming offers more opportunity for ad sales on air and, not incidentally, on The CW's ad-supported streaming platforms."
The problem was the original Rod Serling Twilight Zone competed as a drama series, setting a precedent for the CBS All Access anthology series. Now CBS TV Studios is facing a problem with host Jordan Peele's Emmy submission. Could he compete as a supporting actor since he's playing a version of himself?
"Try draining this Swamp, I dare you," Ziering wrote on Instagram. The Sharknado alum will play Hollywood has-been Daniel Cassidy, aka the Blue Devil, on the DC Universe series.
Paparazzi in London captured Grammer holding a binder with the Frasier logo and the name of his production company, Grammnet. A potential Frasier reboot has been in the works for the past year.
There's already a Mexican version of the Nicole Byer-hosted pastry disaster show, which Netflix points out has "three times more first-month watchers in Mexico than the dubbed US version.” Soon, Spain, Germany and France will get their own version of Nailed It!
Creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer will have to answer to plaintiff Charlie Kessler's lawsuit two months before Stranger Things returns for Season 3.
Conan, who's been pursuing an interview with Caro for decades, has considered the author's books about President Lyndon Johnson his Harry Potter. Conan finally got to interview the 83-year-old Caro last night, but not for television. Their conversation about Caro's new book Working took place at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills.
Olyphant shared many scenes with fellow TV actor Perry on the film revolving around the Manson murders, which was filmed last summer. "We just met on the film, but the two of us showed up, and we kept looking at each other like, ‘How’d we get in? I don’t know who let us in, but they let us in,'” Olyphant told Variety with a smile, saying their time working on a Tarantino film was a “dream come true.” Olyphant added: “There were so many moments where it just felt like the two of us would look at each other and we both had the same look on our face, which is, ‘Not bad. Here we are.'”
"I think being on The OA actually really helped them realize that I can be happy and I can be successful as a trans person and as a queer person," Alexander said while visiting Ellen with Brit Marlling. "Being on set for The OA was the first time I heard my mom use my correct name and pronouns, so that made my heart soar and made me realize they can accept this and other people can accept this and I can be just fully accepted for who I am in this environment."
Cassidy will play the mother of Scott Bakula's Dwayne Pride even though she's nine years the actor's senior.
The Season 3 finale of the HBO comedy, airing eight months after a Wall Street Journal exposé that helped take the company down, features the following line of dialogue from Thomas Middleditch's Richard: "Our platform does exactly what we say it does. It’s not like we’re lying about it like f*cking Theranos.”
The scripted drama series is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx's book of the same name. Thewlis will play a wealthy landowner in the drama that "follows a disparate group of outcasts who must navigate the brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization—1600s New France—where the war to escape their past and re-make themselves is cast against the vast and unforgiving wilds of North America."
Davies, who revived the Doctor Who franchise in 2005 and led it for five seasons, says of potentially returning: “It’ll be like coming back to a job I did 10 years ago, wouldn’t it? Who would do that?”
Netflix has given a six-episode order to Myers' untitled half-hour comedy series that will have him doing what he does best: playing different characters. “I love creating characters, and Netflix has given me a fantastic playground to play in,” says Myers, who will also serve as executive producer. Myers has been appearing in character for the past two years on ABC's revival of The Gong Show as the show's british game show host, "Tommy Maitland." No word yet whether Myers will reprise any of his famous characters from SNL and the Austin Powers movies.
Late Night movie star Thompson will host Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 11 with musical guests the Jonas Brothers. Rudd, who recently made headlines for turning 50 while appearing not to have aged, will host the May 18 season finale with musical guest DJ Khaled. This will be Rudd's fourth time hosting. He previously hosted SNL in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
The American Gods, The Wire and Orange Is the New Black vet will play the lead character, Master Chief, described as "Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity." Showtime also cast Australian actress Yerin Ha, who will play Quan Ah, a new character created for the series. Pablo Schreiber becomes the second "Schreiber" to lead a Showtime series, after older half-brother Liev Schreiber, star of Ray Donovan.
The Killing Eve star, labeled a "pioneer" in this year's Time 100, joined Gayle King and Dwayne Johnson as Time 100 cover stars. "One of the greatest gifts of my creative life has been the opportunity to write words to be spoken by Sandra Oh," Grey's Anatomy creator Rhimes writes of Oh. "The reason is simple: Sandra Oh is a virtuoso. She treats dialogue like notes of music—every word must be played, every syllable correctly toned. She’s always been an extraordinary actor. Her body of work makes that clear. Ten years of playing Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy made her place in the acting landscape undeniable. Her award-winning turn as Killing Eve’s Eve Polastri makes her legendary." This year's Time 100 list also includes Chrissy Teigen, Indya Moore, Hasan Minhaj (with a tribute from Trevor Noah), Samin Nosrat, Emilia Clarke, Regina King, Joanna and Chip Gaines, Mahershala Ali, Rami Malek, dream hampton, Richard Madden and Ryan Murphy.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode order was cut after producers Warner Bros. TV "experienced creative differences with its home at Warners-backed streaming platform DC Universe." Swamp Thing is still scheduled to premiere on May 31.
An attorney for the Fyre Festival estate has asked a judge to require that Hulu and Netflix show whether they paid for footage used in their films. “In order to create the documentaries, both Hulu and Netflix used unique behind-the-scenes footage of the festival,” the attorney said in the filing. “Due to a lack of information, it is impossible for the Trustee to determine where the footage came from and whether such footage was an asset of the Debtor’s estate.”
Sunday's premiere was "so visually dark that viewers can’t even see what’s happening on screen," says Zack Sharf. "Many fans took to social media during the episode to complain about the color palette, with some wondering if it was their TV brightness setting that was the issue...The shadows on display in the Thrones Season 8 premiere speaks to a recent trend of TV dramas being too dark to see. Netflix’s Ozark became the poster child for this issue in its second season as characters’ faces were blocked by darkness. The intention was to make Ozark look and feel as visually brooding as its bleak subject matter, but the end result was a color palette so dark it made the series feel less compelling...Light and shadow can be a powerful tool to depict the internal moral dilemmas of a character, but lean too much towards darkness and the result is just viewers squinting to figure out what they’re watching."
Today's release of Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé showcases the singer's internet savvy. As Wired points out, "by putting Homecoming on Netflix, she chose to make this performance—a historical document in its own right—available to the biggest crowd possible. (Netflix has 149 million subscribers across the world.). There's also Beyoncé's business savvy on display. As one Twitter user pointed out, she recorded her history-making Coachella performance, which had already live-streamed on YouTube, and then turned around and made that video into a Netflix film, effectively minting money several times off of the same performance." ALSO: Homecoming was filmed over eight months.
The Newsroom alum joins Harry Treadaway and Isa Briones as the newest additions to the Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart.
The Karate Kid's All Valley Karate Championship in 1984 gets the documentary treatment in ESPN' 30 for 30 spoof, titled: "Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence."
The president continued tweeting about the Democratic presidential candidate's town hall Tuesday night after complaining about it Tuesday morning. He even accused Fox News of allowing in too many Bernie Sanders supporters at the expense of his fans. ALSO: Amy Klobuchar will become the second Democratic hopeful to "brave" a Fox News town hall.
The Rescue Me and Nurse Jackie alum will co-star in the 1960s portion of Marc Cherry's drama series set in three different decades: 1960s,1980s and 2010s. He'll be joined by Ginnifer Goodwin and Sam Jaeger.
The Lake Bell/Dax Shepard comedy built on lead-in Black-ish's demo rating Tuesday night, something that Splitting Up Together hasn't been able to do in the same timeslot.
The 2020 RealityCon isn't the first fan convention, but it'll be the first to be backed by the corporate muscle of a reality powerhouse like MTV.
The first trailer for the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book adaptation is "extremely NSFW." The Boys premieres on July 26.
The TV Land comedy returns June 12.
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, premiering May 3, tells the shocking stories of the 2017 USA gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, featuring interviews with the survivors.