The 48-year-old Scottish actor is in talks to return to his role as Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a Disney+ series. According to Deadline, confirming a report from Cinelinx, details of the untitled series are being kept under wraps. This would be Disney+'s third live-action Star Wars series after The Mandalorian and the Rogue One prequel. Deadline adds: "Plans in recent years to produce a stand-alone Kenobi feature film morphed into the current plan for a big-budget series for Disney+, the digital subscription service that has become an all-hands-on-deck mission for Disney with a bevy of shows from Marvel Studios and major-budget original programming, such as the high-profile remake of The Lady and The Tramp." McGregor played Kenobi in all three Star Wars prequel films. He also made a voice-over cameo in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The FCC penalty was for an October 2018 sketch titled "Trump's Presidential Alerts – The Movie." According to the FCC filing, ABC says it was a "misunderstanding that the use of the tone was permissible." A network spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that "ABC takes regulatory compliance seriously and we are pleased to have resolved this issue." ALSO: FCC also fined AMC, for $104,000, for The Walking Dead misusing Emergency Alert System tones.
Chris Cuomo's recent "Fredo" viral video, an incident involving contributor April Ryan earlier this month and a lawsuit filed against Don Lemon -- which CNN calls a "shakedown" -- are causing concern for the cable news network. “We are living in a time where journalists are being confronted with orchestrated provocations on Sunday afternoons while out with their families, and shakedowns from people looking to make a quick buck,” an anonymous CNN executive tells The Washington Post. “All because of where they work and their commitment to holding those in power accountable. License to do so is being given from the highest levels of office in the country. It is dangerous, and it is wrong.” As The Post's Paul Farhi notes, "the network sees itself as subject to threats in the wake of relentless criticism and provocations from President Trump."
The TBS comedy Bee co-created with her husband and star Jason Jones has been down 30% this season. Which is why Bee and Zea think HBO Max would be a great place for new people to discover the show, even though it's currently streaming on Hulu. "I’m really hoping people will gravitate to it. I think it would fare very well on a streaming service, actually, because it is the type of show you can 100 percent binge,” Bee tells Indiewire. “I actually think if it makes it onto the WarnerMedia streaming service, it will do very well there. It kind of needs that in order to catch on.” Zea adds: "I know that right now everyone is still figuring out what that’s gonna be, but that would be extremely helpful."
The sixth episode of the podcast dropped on Thursday, more than two months after the finale. The bonus episode focuses on Jared Harris' performance.
“I have no idea," Cowell said when asked about the current incarnation of Idol on ABC. "I haven’t seen the show in so many years, I honestly couldn’t tell you.” ALSO: What's up with Simon Cowell's face?
Jimmy Kimmel Live! has used the small Newfoundland town of Dildo as a source of comedy for the past two weeks. In an interview with Canada's NTV, Kimmel says he plans to visit Dildo, but he doesn't have a date set.
Wednesday's episode of the TV Land dramedy featured NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan playing himself doing a fictional story on "corporate ageism." The episode was filmed on May 7. In June, five female on-air personalities at NY1 sued the network alleging age and maternity discrimination.
Cox has been posting Instagram videos showing her trying to teach a kid how to say "I Know!," as Monica Gellar would say. ALSO: Frontier Communications will pay somebody $1,000 to binge-watch 25 hours of Friends.
The New Yorker runs down all the reasons why binge-watching TV can benefit you, including: Avoiding sunburn, always being near the bathroom and spending quality time with somebody you don’t hate.
The Desperate Housewives creator's new CBS All Access drama, revolving around three separate women in three separate decades (1960s, 1980s and 2010s), "feels a little unstuck in time, and not just because it flits between three timelines at once," says Meghan O'Keefe. "The show, which is Desperate Housewives' mastermind Marc Cherry‘s take on murderesses, has a campy detachment that feels retro. Its tone would have been at home in early ’00s television, the landscape that Cherry dominated. Now, though, in a time where women are at the vanguard of reinventing the crime drama, the show’s insipid vibe feels passé." O'Keefe adds: "In a world inundated with tremendous television, Why Women Kill is merely fine. That’s why it kind of died on arrival for me. It’s pretty to look at, fine to follow along with, but it says nothing new about crime storytelling or relationships. The best part of this show about murder is the killer fashion. It needs more bite to really slay."
The actress, who is coming off of three seasons on Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet, is shooting a pilot for a daytime talk show this week in New York for CBS Television Distribution. "Details of the hourlong show are still sketchy," reports Variety's Cynthia Littleton. "Barrymore is among the executive producers of the pilot, likely through her Flower Films banner. Sources said there is no showrunner formally attached as of yet. Barrymore circled a talk show deal with Warner Bros.’ Telepictures in 2016, but a pilot never came to fruition, in part because of a lukewarm response from prospective station groups at the time. The new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have high hopes for the show and faith in Barrymore’s appeal as a daytime TV personality."
The NBC Sports broadcaster and retired NASCAR star and his wife Amy and 1-year-old daughter Isla were on his private plane that crashed in Elizabethton, Tennessee this afternoon and burst into flames.
Police had to get involved in Amazon's "Maisel Day" Emmy promotion, which has nearly 30 Los Angeles businesses charging 1950s prices for one day. Amazon says it worked with police to count cars to make sure traffic "doesn't get out of hand." Still, the promotion near the 10 freeway was blamed for increase traffic this morning.
The YA drama One of Us Is Lying has been picked up to pilot two years after it was originally developed for E! The Queer as Folk reboot remains in development with Stephen Dunn as writer.
Black Mirror vet Abby Quinn will play Mabel, the grown-up daughter of Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt's Paul and Jamie Buckman. An adult version of Mabel was famously voiced by Janeane Garofalo in the series finale.
Patton will play an entertainment lawyer navigating the nefarious lives of the rich and famous in the two-hour movie that could be turned into a TV series.
The band, nominated for four awards, will perform remotely along the New Jersey skyline.
The NBC drama has released some images from the Sept. 24 premiere.
The SNL and Shrill star is calling her new fashion label Pauline. “BIG NEWS: i made some dresses for you guys! from my new clothing line, @shoppaulineny it’s a limited run so shop fast! follow @shoppaulineny for updates. love ya! xo, aidy," Bryant wrote on Instagram. Pauline is named after Bryant's great aunt.
After more than 8,100 episodes, the CBS soap topped longtime No. 1 and sister show The Young and the Restless in the key 25-54 female demographic.
The Daily Show host was scheduled to perform stand-up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Aug. 21 as part of his Loud and Clear tour. But Noah's rep confirms the cancelation due to mass protests of the Chinese government.
Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Berrington, Ella Smith, Viola Prettejohn and Anna Devlin, plus Martyn Ford in a recurring role.
TriStar Television is adapting author Julian Guthrie's acclaimed 2019 book Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime. Alpha Girls tells the story of four women "who became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes and male-dominated world of Silicon Valley, and helped finance and build some of the foremost companies of our time. The story takes readers into the personal lives of the women as they navigate men, money, marriage, kids, cancer, betrayals and power."
Meet the Frasers stars Matt Fraser, a 28-year-old psychic medium, and Alexa Papigiotis, his 21-year-old pageant queen girlfriend. Both are considered local celebrities in Rhode Island.
“When I got out of television, it felt like a stain on you,” the Fosse/Verdon star tells Vulture. “It was hard work to erase it and to ask to be looked at in a different new way...Scripts come at you and you have no say. You feel like an eternal child."
In her new book Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real, Atencio writes that she intended to honor her Latina heritage at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner by wearing the colors yellow, blue and red, which is featured on many South American flags. However, Attencio recalls receiving a call from an NBC manager telling her: "Please don't look too Latina." Atencio also described the alleged incident to NBC News for its "Know Your Value" series.
Showrunner Angela Kang revealed that Serratos wanted to use the name Socorro for Rosita's baby because it has been passed down through several generations of women in her family. Socorro is Spanish for "help" or "relief."
They five comedy icons will be celebrated at the Nov. 21 The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television's Comedy Legends event.
Balfe and music producer Anthony “Tony” McGill tied the knot Saturday in England. Co-star Sam Heughan shared a picture of the wedding on social media.
Watch the official teaser trailer for the Showtime series, returning Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
The Motown legend and The Late Late Show host battled in "Classic Soul v. Modern Soul."
The Team Coco YouTube page has posted a November 1999 remote featuring legendary TV producer Spelling meeting with Conan and Andy. The remote aired during Late Night with Conan O'Brien's week-long visit to Los Angeles.
The Audience Network series returns Sept. 10.
Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 for encouraging her boyfriend Conrad Roy via text messages to kill himself when she was 17 and he was 18, was recently the subject of the HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die. Now she'll get the scripted drama series treatment. Universal Cable Productions is developing The Girl From Plainville, based on Jesse Barron's 2017 Esquire article of the same name, considered to be the definitive account of the Carter case. Erin Lee Carr, who directed I Love You, Now Die, and Barron will serve as consulting producers on The Girl From Plainville. “Partnering with Jesse and Erin on adapting this true crime into a drama series allows us to dive deeper into the events surrounding one of the most controversial trials in recent history,” says UCP president Dawn Olmstead. “They have already done an incredible job in illuminating this compelling and complicated story.”
The Netflix Chuck Lorre comedy unveiled images from Season 2, including Reiser and guest-star Jane Seymour
The WWE star will recur on the Fox action drama as Lena Bosko, "a stoic and fearless member of the Los Angeles Fire Department Station 136 who leaps into action to save lives when a disaster hits." Rousey's last TV guest-starring role was on Blindspot in 2017.
About 2.6 million watched the second episode of the Beverly Hills, 90210 revival series, down 33% in total viewers and 40% in demo viewers from last week's Fox premiere.
Barkin spent last night liking tweets from fans who weren't happy with this week's episode. She also tweeted a direct response to the episode. Some of the fan tweets were in response to executive producer John Wells' comments to TVLine, saying "it seemed like good storytelling."
Gaiman and Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind screenwriter Goldsman are teaming with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse on a new TV adaptation of author Mergyn Peake's fantasy book series. “The joy of trying to describe Gormenghast to people is one where words will fail you and that’s why there have been people who wanted to film Gormenghast ever since Peake wrote the first book," says Gaiman. "The BBC once tried but they were all making it in times when depicting the impossible on the screen was too difficult. The great thing now is that we can make it and actually show it and take you there. We are now in a world where you can put the impossible on screen and with Gormenghast, you’re not just dealing with a castle the size of a city but dealing with these incredibly glorious and memorable people.”
Newcomer Cimino will take on the lead role on the TV series take on Love, Simon, playing Victor, "a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school." He'll be joined by the previously announced Ana Ortiz, who'll play his mom. Additionally, Love, Simon movie star Robinson is on board as narrator.
Remini, who launched her A&E docuseries investigating the Church of Scientology in November 2016, is wrapping the series up after three seasons with a two-hour Aug. 26 special featuring two of the four women who've accused Masterson of rape. The former The Ranch star won't be the focus of the special. The final episode will be taped in front of an audience of former Scientology members, focusing on their testimonials. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath has aired 36 episodes. "We’re exposing so much, but we need to do some other things to bring the fight to a different level," Remini says of ending the series, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "We did not plan on more than a season or two. I always thought it would be six or eight episodes and that would be enough for the FBI, local police and the IRS to start doing something about it — or at the very least revoke their tax exemptions. People kept telling us more stories, and we had to tell them, but there’s only so much you can do in this forum and in this way." She adds that the show has had an impact on the Church of Scientology. "Oh, they’re definitely challenged, as evidenced by their hate websites and picketing A&E and Disney," she says. "The things they’re doing are right up their alley. They’re feeling it. I mean, who wants to let go of $3 billion? But their time is up — in terms of what they’ve gotten away with for five decades."
Watch the Morgan Freeman-narrated trailer for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones.
The one-day The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy campaign event will feature 51-cent movie tickets, 30-cent malts, payphones, $40 motel room rates and $2.50 makeovers.
A billboard announcing that John would be hosting an event Saturday at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club in West Palm Beach was the first the Shark Tank panelist heard of the event, his spokesperson says, blaming a third-party booking company. “Daymond works with a booking company that books him for nightclub appearances every now and then,” the spokesperson tells Deadline. “He was unaware of the type of venue this appearance was scheduled for, and once he was made aware, he immediately decided to not participate in the appearance and informed both the booking company and the venue that he will not be attending and does not want to be tied to this event. All advertising relating to the event is in the process of being removed.”
Josephine Gillan, who played prostitute Marei on eight episodes of the HBO drama, has called for legal and financial help after claiming that her eight-month-old daughter was "kidnapped" and taken "to another family" while she was being treated for postnatal depression.
Watch as Steve Urkel debuts his Urkel-Bot 2.0.
The NBA legend-turned pop-culture columnist wound up on the Veronica Mars writing staff along with his writing partner Raymond Obstfeld after seeking Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas' help for a TV project they were working on. Abdul-Jabbar calls Thomas "our Glorious Leader" who led a writing room of himself, Obstfeld, Thomas' longtime collaborator Diane Ruggiero and two other writers. 'I've had the pressure of playing for NBA championships in front of millions of people, but that paled when watching the pressure he faced every day of the five months I was there," Abdul-Jabbar writes. "While we planned out the plot and character arcs of the eight episodes of Veronica Mars, he and Diane were also overseeing the final season of iZombie. He was making decisions about budget, casting, editing, music and a thousand other things. While we ate lunch, he was editing scenes from iZombie or on the phone trying to get J.K. Simmons. Yet he came in each day with good cheer, a clear vision and a great sense of humor. All while on a juice diet! This was our team, and if there's one thing I'm an expert on, it's teamwork. I quickly learned that our role was to help Rob realize his vision. As Veronica's creator, he knew her character, her voice and her world best. Whenever I doubted his vision, he reminded us all with his exceptional memory of all things Veronica. We would be discussing a scene in episode five, and he would shake his head and say something like, 'We can't do that because in episode two, act four, scene five, Keith eats an eclair.' We'd all look blank, trying to remember that moment. Right, I'd think, that's why he's the team leader."