Kenya Barris announced this morning that ABC has renewed his acclaimed comedy for an eighth and final season. Black-ish is down 8% this season, its seventh, with an average of 2.4 million viewers. It is ABC's No. 4 comedy in the demo, behind The Goldbergs, The Conners and American Housewife. "To ALL the people in the world I love, honor, respect and care for it is both exciting and bittersweet to share that black-ish has been RENEWED by ABC for it’s EIGHTH... and FINAL SEASON," Barris wrote on Instagram. "In this day and age it is rare to get to decide when your show should come to an end, and we are grateful along with ABC to be able to make this final season exactly what we’d hoped for – and to do it with the entire and AMAZINGLY STELLAR cast coming back to close this chapter out with us the right way! This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way. None of this would have been possible without our audience and supporters, who have championed the show every step of the journey; allowing us to change not just the narrative of Black Families, but of Family, Culture, and the World in general. All the while allowing us to talk about things that people were not supposed to talk about period... especially on a network television comedy."
NBC will devote two full nights a week to Dick Wolf shows: In addition to Wolf's Chicago shows occupying Wednesdays, Thursdays will feature all Law & Order shows with Law & Order: For the Defense joining Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime -- which was renewed for Season 2 -- on the night once occupied by Must-See TV comedies. NBC has also decided to air one season of The Voice next year instead of two. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's final season run will get a summer airing with a post-Olympics boost. After Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NBC won't air any comedies until midseason. Meanwhile, This Is Us will kick off its sixth and final season in early 2022 with a largely uninterrupted run. NBC says holding This Is Us for midseason is the best fan-friendly option. “Still the No. 1 drama on television, This Is Us has obviously been a fan-favorite since its very first episode," said Frances Berwick, chairman of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "And we know that saying goodbye to the Pearsons is going to be hard enough. So what we wanted to do is honor the fan and give them as close to an uninterrupted run as we could — which is only possible in midseason.” ALSO: NBC greenlights Dick Wolf Los Angeles County Fire Department docuseries LA Fire and Rescue.
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Simon Cowell will serve as one of the judges of AGT: Extreme, which NBC says will showcase the most outrageous and jaw-dropping daredevil acts. Each week extreme contestants will go head-to-head in the most wild, wacky and craziest stunts to vie for the ultimate title. AGT: Extreme, which will name its other judges at a later date, will air either in midseason or next summer.
The Rookie, A Million Little Things and The Conners were each picked up for their fourth seasons. The Goldbergs will be back for Season 9. Freshman Home Economics will return for Season 2.
Sedgwick announced that her multicamera sitcom, which premiered in January, won't be back for a second season. "Before it goes out there in the world I want my fans to be the first to know that next Wednesday will be the last episode of Call Your Mother," she tweeted. "You guys have been so wonderful to tune in every week, or every other week or every two weeks! The rollout was nuts!"
The Asian-American anesthesiologist's changing of her social media bios to "previous cast member of #RHOD" prompted a report that she had quit the Bravo reality show. But she has since changed her bio back to “Season 5 cast member of #RHOD.” Moon, the second woman of color on the show's cast was known for educating the show about anti-Asian racism. Variety's Kate Aurthur reports that Moon "had to deal with a lot of difficult things on camera, especially as a working doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic and as an Asian American woman during this year of hate crimes and violence toward the AAPI community. But this week, Moon faced something unprecedented: She was subjected to racist bullying online by the family of one of her fellow cast members, Kameron Westcott. In tweets, Kameron Westcott’s husband, Court, and her brother-in-law, Chart, attacked Moon on Twitter. Court Westcott, who has since deactivated his Twitter account, decried the concept of 'anti-racism,' called it racism, and compared the philosophy to World War II Germany. 'I don’t understand how many of your patients would be comfortable with you treating them with your open vile racism,' he wrote in a since deleted tweet. And Chart Westcott, whose tweet is still up, posted a screenshot showing that Moon had blocked him on Twitter, and wrote: 'I’ve spoken to her twice, once when she was blackout drunk at my house but needed to get home for early work. Wonder if she had a hangover while working on her patients?'" Moon's lawyer responded with the following statement to Variety: "The insinuations the Westcotts made in those tweets are reckless, defamatory and appalling. Dr. Moon is a professional in every sense of the word and is deserving of the excellent reputation that she’s earned as a physician and as a hard working mother." Aurthur reports Moon has "also served as an unwilling avatar" for cast member Brandi Redmond, who came under fire last year after a 2017 video of her talking in a mocking Asian accent emerged. The Westcotts haven't responded to a request for a comment. Bravo also hasn't responded to the controversy.
Guthrie and Kotb sat close together this morning for the first time since the pandemic began following the CDC's announcement that fully vaccinated people can be physically close without wearing masks.
Even though the newest TV series based on the iconic 1995 Amy Heckerling teen film landed at Peacock last August, new management has decided to pass on the project. The Clueless revival was described as “a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans. How does Dionne deal with the pressures of being the new most popular girl in school, while also unraveling the mystery of what happened to her best friend?”
"You know what we did this year, you and I? We didn't host the Oscars!" Rock jokingly told Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kimmel and Rock were the last two hosts of the Academy Awards, which has gone host-less for three straight years. "We sure didn't!" Kimmel agreed. "It was a real weird feeling of relief to not have been involved in that, at all." Rock quipped of this year's host-less ceremony: "At home, I was like a backseat driver. My father used to say, 'Brake! Brake!' I was like, 'Joke! Joke!'" Kimmel added: "Somebody must have gone to the Oscars and said, have you ever considered subtracting all the humor from the Oscars?"
Anderson will appear in two episodes of the Hulu series as Joanna, the mother of Elle Fanning's Catherine. "Joanna is a glamorous socialite from Germany, sometimes also known as the 'maestro of marriage' for her abilities to arrange high profile partnerships for her daughters," per Variety. "She has heard rumors of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation."
The cast of the beloved Nickelodeon series announced the premiere date in a video celebrating Miranda Cosgrove's 28th birthday today.
Jackson plays the real-life Dr. Christopher Duntsch, AKA Dr. Death, on the Peacock limited series based on Wondery's hit podcast of the same name. Neurosurgeon Robert Henderson, played by Baldwin, is one of the people who sets out on the difficult task of stopping Duntsch.
The former Cougar Town star will play the zoo manager at Joe Exotic’s zoo, a loyal worker and friend until things go too far.
House's David Shore and Homeland's Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa are teaming on an American remake of Accused, which aired on BBC from 2010 to 2012. The Fox version is expected to premiere during the 2022-2023 broadcast season. “Accused is a crime anthology where each episode opens in a courtroom on the accused without knowing their crime or how they ended up on trial," per Variety. "The drama is told from the defendant’s point of view. Viewers discover how an ordinary person got caught up in an extraordinary situation, ultimately revealing how one wrong turn leads to another, until it’s too late to turn back." Accused brings Shore, Gordon and Gansa back into the Fox fold. While Shore created House, Gordon and Gansa were executive producers on The X-Files and 24.
Maher tweeted of the cancelation of tonight's Real Time: "Thanks to all wishing me get well - hard to do since I feel perfectly fine, but I appreciate it! Most upset about ending my streak going back to 1993 of never missing a Politically Incorrect or Real Time episode. Oh well, even Cal Ripken had to sit one out at some point."
Earpers have spent money on billboards and a van promoting the cult supernatural Western show in hopes of finding it a new home after it was canceled by Syfy after four seasons.
Bashir has been on sick leave for several months and opted to quit last month before undergoing another surgical procedure on his heart. Bashir's exit comes one year after the BBC director general, under pressure from Princess Diana's family, ordered an independent investigation to look into how Bashir convinced the royal to speak on camera about her marriage, and whether Bashir used fake documents to gain the trust of the family for his controversial 1995 Panorama interview with Diana. Panorama is preparing to air a special program investigating its original 1995 interview.
The North Carolina-set Netflix teen series is expected to return this summer.
The Late Late Show host "has developed a reputation for scoring cameo roles in major film and TV projects, which not everyone enjoys," according to the Independent, noting the criticism Corden received last year for playing a gay role in Ryan Murphy's Prom.
The three-part psychological thriller on the most famous of Henry VIII’s six wives premieres later this month on the British channel. No word yet on an American airdate.
Mom wrapped up eight seasons and 170 episodes on CBS Thursday night. Last Man Standing ends its nine-season two-network 194-episode run on Fox on May 20. It doesn't seem likely that a new network sitcom premiering this year could ever reach those many episodes, says Michael Schneider. "Even as the broadcast networks prepare to order a crop of new series and announce their fall schedules next week, the idea that a new sitcom might make it to the once-vaunted threshold of 100 episodes — let alone more than that — seems antiquated," says Schneider. "For one thing, the big-bucks syndication marketplace of yore is mostly gone, making that four-season, 100-episode mark less necessary to reach. (Warner Bros. TV’s Young Sheldon was recently sold into syndication with 83 episodes, for example.) And in this age of primetime erosion and viewer migration to the streaming world, season orders are short — usually 10 episodes, a far cry from the once-common 22- or 24-episode count — and many comedies are wrapping up within a few years of launch. Or they take long hiatuses, keeping their episodic tally to a minimum." Network sitcoms like Black-ish, reaching 160 episodes at the end of this season, and The Goldbergs, which finishes this season at Episode 185, are still going strong. And so is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has produced 154 episodes over 14 seasons. Meanwhile, Frasier is coming back for a Paramount+ revival after 264 episodes on NBC. Paramount Network TV president Garry Hart, who oversaw Frasier's original run, says that “historically TV has always had cycles, and funny never goes out of favor.” He adds: “I have my fingers crossed for a nice long run with chapter three of Frasier Crane.”
"I know that the series began with a question, which was could we do a sitcom that was about hope and redemption? I think that the finale answers that question," co-creator and showrunner Gemma Baker said of Thursday's series finale, which was written with fellow co-creator Chuck Lorre. Was it always the plan to go full circle with the finale? "No," says Baker. "We didn’t have a lot of time to grapple with questions or really plan anything out too far in advance. We got a chance to write the finale with Chuck, which was great. We wanted to tell a story about how much Bonnie had grown and how much she had changed, so I think that for us it was not so much that her life has changed but her reaction to life has changed. Her focus in her life has changed. Yes, she had challenges before and she has challenges now, but the difference is that she is willing to help someone else in the midst of her own problems. She’s willing to celebrate a friend who’s having a dream come true, and she’s willing to ask for help from Marjorie and be honest about what’s going on for her. In the past, when she had a challenge, Bonnie would often either go off on her own or come up with her own solution that sort of made the original problem worse. I think we get to see how much she’s changed in the course of this series, which you don’t always get to see and she also gets to recognize that change in herself."
Oprah Winfrey's appearance on Thursday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show was a reminder how far DeGeneres has come since it was Winfrey who played a therapist on DeGeneres' groundbreaking 1997 coming-out episode of her ABC sitcom Ellen. "Nearly 25 years later, and after DeGeneres fought back from being essentially blacklisted in the industry for daring to be openly gay at the top of her career, Winfrey resumed her role as the sounding board for a monumental career decision," says Kevin Fallon. "It should be an occasion for emotional remembrances of all that was suffered, all that was triumphed, and all that was accomplished. But, damn, DeGeneres is making that hard. Their interview was perfectly sweet. It turns out it’s been nearly 10 years to the day that Winfrey announced she was ending The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the two talked through their processes in coming to their respective shows, and the parts of hosting daytime TV that they do or will miss. But the genuine sentiment is overshadowed by deeply cynical interviews with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday and Savannah Guthrie on Thursday’s episode of Today. DeGeneres queued up similar talking points in both conversations, though her talk with Guthrie seemed especially tone-deaf...Each time the allegations about her behavior were brought up, there was an incredibly off-putting flippancy in DeGeneres’ responses. She kept referring to stories from low-level employees about not looking her in the eye as ridiculous, something that she at first laughed at, assuming it would go away. She equated the avalanche of continued stories to a conspiracy or an agenda. 'It was too orchestrated,' she said. 'It was too coordinated.' She even told Guthrie she believed it was easy clickbait—'What if the "Be Kind" Lady isn’t kind?—and misogynistic. She said she was being unfairly targeted because she is a successful woman in Hollywood." DeGeneres was especially off-putting when she told Guthrie, "All I’ve ever heard from every guest who comes on this show is what a happy atmosphere this is and what a happy place it is." As Fallon notes, "A few things about that. One, if you are a person who has even been tangentially associated with the entertainment industry over the past decade, you have heard the whispers—which eventually grew to the volume of a banshee’s wail—of DeGeneres being difficult, demanding, and entitled toward people who work for her. But beyond that, it takes a certain privilege and blindness to reality to assume that because Sofia Vergara and Taylor Swift never noticed that junior employees were being harassed, abused, or taken advantage of, there was no such problem in the workplace. In fact, each time she has been asked about the allegations of a toxic work environment, DeGeneres has brought the conversation back to her personal insult that people found her mean. The effect is a dismissal of the people who worked for her and felt harmed. So here we are, wondering where the lines are drawn between this total lack of accountability, the schadenfreude people seem to be delighting in as the show ends, and remembering that this show was legitimately great—and ushered a transition in how we thought not only about daytime television, but the entire industry."
Andre will recur as a megachurch pastor from Texas in Season 2. Schwartzman will play a journalist working on a story on the ministries. And Roberts will play Junior, who grew up with Eli and has suddenly re-entered his life
The inspired-by-a-true-story adoption comedy pilot also starred Bruce Campbell and Wendie Malick.
The 35-year-old Ortiz-Magro said he would seek medical treatment for “mental health issues” that he has long “ignored.”
"I’m not tired," says the 78-year-old Judy Sheindlin in a Hollywood Reporter interview. "I don’t play golf or tennis. I have no desire to learn how to play mahjong, chess or checkers. I know what I like to do. Why, at my stage in life, would I try to find something else when I already know what I like? And this isn’t a 9-to-5 job. I’ve still got the time to see the children I love, the grandchildren who are growing up very fast and the cute mate who I still get a kick out of." Sheindlin was also asked about how her hefty salary has become part of her lore. "The People’s Court, they’ve had several judges," she says. "The Tonight Show has had several hosts. But I Love Lucy only had one Lucille Ball. So, almost 20 years ago, I told the company that I worked for this: “I want to be more of a partner. Don’t treat me as a paid employee. I could make this show without you — I created a deal where I could do that — but you can’t make it without me. I can take Judy Sheindlin anywhere else. And good luck with you if you can find somebody else. Otherwise, let’s share the gift that this program has brought to both of us.” I don’t think that there’s anything unreasonable about that."
Read an oral history of the 10-season WB/CW superhero series starring Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, John Schneider and Annette O’Toole.
Late-night-style programming has been an undermined genre on streaming services. A lot of Netflix shows have failed, while comedians like Amber Ruffin has gained traction on Peacock. But the real test will be when longtime late-night hosts like Conan and Jon Stewart start their own shows on HBO Max and Apple TV+, respectively.
Netflix says the June 18 premiere will be preceded by four new short stories, "surprises, parties, and crushes." The short stories are aimed at expanding the Elite universe.
"It's not easy to make a good TV show about comedy," says Kristen Baldwin. "(RIP: I'm Dying Up Here, Studio 60, the first few episodes of 30 Rock where they still focused on 'The Girlie Show'). There's no quicker way to drain the humor from a situation than to deconstruct all the work that goes into making said situation humorous. 'If you start a sentence with, "It's funny because…," then it's probably not,' sniffs veteran Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) to her surly new twentysomething writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) in Hacks. At the risk of offending Deborah, this HBO Max series is funny (and moving, and weird, and smart) because it focuses not on the arduous process of crafting jokes, but on the hilarious, gifted, and deeply flawed women who tell them." Baldwin adds: "Veteran-vs.-upstart is a fairly standard character dynamic, but for Hacks — created by Broad City alums Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky — it's just an entry point. Ava and Deborah are both funny women, but their world views and lived experiences are so divergent, they can barely understand the fundamentals of each other's existence. It's only after Ava hurls a devastating insult at Deborah during their disastrous first meeting that the legendary comedian sees something she recognizes: A brilliant, sharp-witted young woman fighting for her place in a cutthroat industry."
HBO said Maher is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic after testing positive during the premium cable network's weekly PCR testing ahead of Friday's live taping. Maher was scheduled to interview astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hardcore History podcast host Dan Carlin and World War Z author Max Brooks. “The Friday, May 14th taping of Real Time with Bill Maher has been cancelled," said an HBO spokesperson. "Bill tested positive during weekly staff PCR testing for COVID. He is fully vaccinated and as a result is asymptomatic and feels fine. Real Time production has taken every precaution following COVID CDC guidelines. No other staff or crew members have tested positive at this time. The show will be rescheduled at a later date."
Season 23 of Big Brother will have a 90-minute live premiere, followed by Love Island's third season at 9:30 p.m.
The move to add a primetime footprint on Saturdays starting this fall marks the first time The CW will air original programming on all seven nights after launching in 2006. The CW's predecessors The WB and UPN also didn't program Saturdays. As part of the new arrangement, The CW will return five hours of daytime programming, specifically the 3 p.m. hour, to its affiliates. The CW will kick off its Saturday programming on Oct. 2 with the iHeartRadio Music Festival concert special. The CW will now have 14 hours of primetime programming per week, one hour fewer than Fox. “As The CW expands and thrives, so do our affiliate partners, and everyone sees the tremendous value and the clear excitement behind the opportunity to brand and identify as a seven night network on both a national and local level,” said Betty Ellen Berlamino, The CW's executive vice president of distribution at The CW. “The addition of more original programming to our Saturday primetime lineup coupled with our stations’ ability to now program the Monday through Friday daytime block is a win-win for all parties.”
The So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and judge is partnering with Triller Fight Club on a new unscripted competition series that "will pair a celebrity action star with a pro fighter, each who will select an amateur boxer through a global talent search and competition, along with audience voting and participation," per Variety. "The selected contestants will each go through rigorous mental and physical training, squaring off against each other with one winner for each category — lightweight, heavyweight and MMA. Each winner will go on to a pro bout on a Triller Fight Club main event that will launch their pro boxing career."
Two days after Mulaney's plan to divorce wife Anna Marie Tendler was revealed, People reports that the comedian and Munn are an item after meeting at a church in Los Angeles -- and five months after she tweeted support when he entered rehab last December. As Page Six reports, Mulaney actually asked Tendler for a divorce three months ago.
She'll play a hospital nursing director on the Hurricane Katrina limited series from John Ridley and Carlton Cuse.
HBO Max's May 27 reunion special will feature an "utterly confounding list of guest stars," from Yousafzai to Lady Gaga to Kit Harington. Jezebel weighs in on which celebrity guest-stars make sense, and which don't.
Musk was worth $166 billion last Saturday. But shares of Tesla have fallen 15% so far this week, lowering Musk’s net worth by $20.5 billion to $145.5 billion as of Thursday.
In an interview on Rob Lowe's Literally! podcast, Winfrey recalled asking Sally Field about her ex Burt Reynolds early on in her career. "My big mistake: I asked her, 'Does Burt sleep with his toupee on?'" Winfrey said. "I even say now, I cringe to even think that I asked that question. But I asked it because the producers are like, 'You have to ask, you have to ask, you have to ask. That's what everybody wants to know.' And so I asked it, and she went cold on me. She shut down, and I could not get in again."
The three reality shows are among 33 new unscripted NBC Universal shows across Bravo, E!, USA, Oxygen and Syfy. Summer House Winter Charm is a mashup of Southern Charm and Summer House. Kandi OLG Project will focus on Burruss’ expanding Atlanta restaurant project. And Below Deck Adventure is set in the “glacial fjords of Norway.”
After Floyd: The Year that Shook the World – A Soul of a Nation Special will air May 25, the one-year anniversary of Floyd's death. The Juneteenth special is scheduled for June 18.
NBC describes the The Kids Tonight Show, which Lorne Michaels will also produce, as "a sophisticated, elegantly produced late-night show in the vein of The Tonight Show - but it's hosted by kids, and kids are in charge of everything."
In Their Own Words has been ordered for a second season after its first season aired in 2015. "In Their Own Words explores the lives and impact of transformative figures in modern history, using a combination of interview, archive and animated content," per Deadline. "Each episode is described as 'an intimate journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling men and women.'"
The cable network will keep MLB's Sunday Night Football games while exiting its weekday schedule as part of a seven-year deal worth $550 million per year.
Mason has been named the full-time president and CEO of the Recording Academy after taking over as interim head last year after his predecessor Deborah Dugan was ousted in the wake of making explosive claims about the organization. Mason successfully oversaw this year's well-received Grammys that took place amid the pandemic.
Dominic West and Andrew Scott also star in the BBC-Amazon period adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s classic novel that Emily Mortimer is writing and directing.
HBO Max released the first teaser for the long-delayed reunion featuring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, co-creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman and executive producer Kevin Bright. In addition to the Friends stars, the May 27 reunion will feature celebrity Friends fans and former Friends guest-stars and regulars, including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai. ALSO: Lisa Kudrow's son spent so much time on the Friends set growing up that he thought Jennifer Aniston was his mom.
The NBC News and MSNBC political correspondent, who broke out last year on Election Night, has signed a new multimillion-dollar four-year contract that will have him working across NBC Universal's news, sports and entertainment divisions. Kornacki will continue to spread his wings on NBC Sports' Football Night in America, Sunday Night Football and Triple Crown horse racing. He'll also be involved in Summer Olympics coverage and next year's Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Times also reports Kornacki will develop, produce and host a game show for Peacock. "A fan of Sale of the Century — a fast-paced show that mixed quiz questions with bargaining and shopping — Kornacki loves the genre," reports The Times' Stephen Battaglio. "He regularly donned a loud sports jacket for a ’70s-style game-show bit on the weekend MSNBC show he hosted several years ago, offering guests a prize of a $50 gift certificate redeemable at a food cart near Rockefeller Plaza." Kornacki says he'll also stick with his signature khaki pants. “I’ve been here seven years and there have been various attempts where they have said, ‘We’ve got to get you more to wear,’” he said. “As a consequence of COVID, there wasn’t a ton of adult supervision here last fall. There wasn’t anybody around to look at me and go, ‘Wait a minute. You’re going to go on the air looking like that?’”
Psych 3: This Is Gus will be the second film based on the cult USA series to premiere on Peacock.
Idol has been picked up for its fifth season at ABC and 20th season overall. Shark Tank will return for Season 13. America's Funniest Home Videos will be back for Season 32. And Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and Supermarket Sweep will each return for Season 2.
In an interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie, DeGeneres continued to insist she isn't ending her show because of last summer's toxic workplace scandal -- though "I really did think about not coming back because…it was devastating." DeGeneres repeated that "If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year." Guthrie asked DeGeneres if she thought she was being "canceled." “I really didn’t understand it," said DeGeneres. "I still don’t understand it. It was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. People get picked on, but for four months straight for me. And then for me to read in the press about a toxic work environment, when all I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is and what a happy place this is. I don’t know how I could have known when there’s 255 employees here and there are a lot of different buildings, unless I literally stay here until the last person goes home at night. It is my name on the show, so clearly it affects me and I have to be the one to stand up and say, ‘This can’t be tolerated.’ But I do wish somebody would have come to me and said, ‘Hey, something’s going on that you should know about.' She added: "How can I be an example of strength and perseverance and power if I give up and run away?” she said. “And so, it really is one of the reasons I came back. I worked really hard on myself. And also, I have to say if nobody else is saying it, it was really interesting because I’m a woman, and it did feel very misogynistic.”
“Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades," an NBC Universal source tells Page Six. “She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.” Haddish filled in on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last October and last month. Since DeGeneres owns her show's format, it's impossible to replace her show without an entirely new show.
They'll recur as the parents of Robinson's character, a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life.
Original stars Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez will reprise their roles as sports agent Tasha Mack and football star Malik Wright in the 10-episode revival of the 2006-2015 The CW/BET series.
The series based on the Wondery podcast was originally announced as airing across NBC, USA and Peacock. Now it'll be exclusive for NBC Universal's streaming service. “Joe Exotic is shaping up to be a bold and provocative drama and perfectly suited for Peacock, where we can push the envelope and truly bring the story to life in a way that we would be unable to do on broadcast television,” said Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Moving Joe Exotic to Peacock exclusively is just one example of the strengths of our new structure, which gives us the ability to let the art dictate the platform and not the other way around.”
The Jeffersons alum will play the grandmother of Tiana Le's Destiny. Additionally, Darcy Rose Byrnes, who debuted April 29, as a student journalist, will recur and contribute original music to the series.
The GLOW alum will play Maureen “Mo” Kane Dean, the wife of Watergate whistleblower John Dean, portrayed by Dan Stevens.
Additionally, American Ninja Warrior Junior is moving from Universal Kids to Peacock. Top Chef Family Style will feature talented young chefs who will each team up with an adult family member partner to compete for a chance to be crowned champions. Below Deck Down Under is an Australian spinoff of Below Deck. And Baking It is an Amy Poehler-produced cake-based spinoff of Making It.
“It was a weird process,” Chappelle told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “I didn't expect that I would put anything out, but it became a thing where I wouldn't feel right telling jokes until I addressed that because people listen to me different and that was one of those moments where I understood that and we let it rip. It was gut-wrenching putting it out to be honest, I was real nervous about it, but I'm glad that I did.”
The CG-animated reimagining premieres on July 23 with a five-episode Part 1. As Variety points out, the new He-Man characters "look a lot like they did on the beloved 1980s animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, just a bit glowed up."
Co-created with former Modern Family executive producer Jefferey Richman, Uncoupled "centers on Michael who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years," per Deadline. "Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City."
Bee devoted an entire Full Frontal episode last night to America's gun problem
The Gilded Age actor's Billy is described as "a young man with a modest demeanor and a civility and restraint in his nature, despite being the legendary outlaw, Billy the Kid. He’s an impressive sure-shot whose gun hand seems to move faster than the eye can see, but he gets no joy from killing, feeling he’s more sinned against than sinning."
The music reality competition will pit two bands of similar musical genres to see which delivers the best cover performance. ALSO: Fallon teams with DreamWorks Animation for a TV adaptation of his preschool books.
"What is David Boreanaz like as an actor in the point of view of David Boreanaz as a director? Did you guys clash, or it was a meeting of the minds?" Stephen Colbert asked Boreanaz on The Late Show. "There can be some clashing," Boreanaz responded. "The actor can be a little stubborn, the director always looking for a shot, making sure he gets the right shot."
Whitman took to Instagram last night to urge her followers to put social media pressure on NBC to #RenewGoodGirls.
Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo, premiering this fall, will feature the Grey's Anatomy star interviewing celebrities and “extraordinary people who do extraordinary things, to find out what makes them great." The podcast will also be used “to shine a light on people and highlight issues important to her and the world at large.” “This is an exciting way for me to further connect with my fans,” Pompeo said in a statement. “Hopefully this podcast will continue to inspire, provoke thought, and impart some wisdom.”
The six-episode docuseries, airing this summer, explores studio portraits, record sleeves, music magazines, live shows, exhibitions, social media, coffee table books and the fine art world, and looks at the future music photography. Interview subjects include Alice Cooper, Lars Ulrich, Ziggy Marley and Craig David.
Starting May 20, numerous Quibi shows from Reno 911! to Chrissy's Court to Punk'd and Murder House Flip will be available to watch for free on The Roku Channel. Watch Roku's trailer.
The hip-hop producer's performance was the first in Jimmy Fallon's studio since the pandemic began.
"The case that will change everything" when Bosch returns for Season 7 on June 25.