Don Johnson (Miami Vice) landed the male lead in Fox comedy pilot Daddy Issues….George Wendt (Cheers), Gia Sandhu (The Indian Detective) and Zenobia Shroff (The Big Sick) have joined the cast of ABC reboot pilot, The Greatest American Hero….Alana De La Garza (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) landed a lead role in CBS drama pilot Chiefs.
Hitmaker Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) inked a 5-year deal with Netflix. Murphy’s agreement with 21st Century Fox expires this summer. “The history of this moment is not lost on me,” said Murphy. “I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 in savings in my pocket, so […]
Kevin Hart’s YouTube original series Kevin Hart: What the Fit will premiere March 8, with guests including Conan O’Brien, James Corden, Tiffany Haddish and Leslie Jones as Hart teams up with celeb friends to laugh their way through a different trending, grueling and sometimes ridiculous workouts.
CBS All Access ordered a second season of its first original comedy series, Funny Or Die’s No Activity, from exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The eight-ep first season is currently available to stream on CBS All Access.
Comedy writer Michelle Wolf (The Daily Show, Late Night With Seth Meyers) landed a weekly talker on Netflix, set to debut in 2018. “You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” said Wolf.
Lifetime just launched Her America: 50 Women, 50 States, a digital series filmed by an all-female team documenting real women across the country. Available online, the series is also being featured in on-air spots on Lifetime, as well as shared socially.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke was named head of Amazon Studios on Friday. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” said Jeff Blackburn, SVP Business Development & Entertainment at Amazon. “She’s built an impeccable […]
Details on ABC’s Scandal/How to Get Away With Murder crossover episodes, airing Thursday, March 1: In “Allow Me to Introduce Myself” at 9p, Scandal’s Olivia Pope gets a visit from Annalise Keating, who seeks her help with a judicial reform class action. The case continues in HTGAWT’s “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” at 10p. Grey’s […]
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke has been named head of Amazon Studios. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” said Jeff Blackburn, SVP Business Development & Entertainment at Amazon. “She’s built an impeccable reputation […]
A five-minute mini version of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will air during the second week of the Winter Olympics on NBC. Featuring monologues, comedy segments and/or interviews, The Fallon Five debuts on Monday, February 19, following the network’s primetime programs.