Parkland students take to the Tonys stage

Parkland, Florida students take to the Tonys stage

If the crowd was left to gasp at De Niro’s comment, the surprise performance by students from Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a gunman, drew tears. Glee‘s Matthew Morrison introduced the students, who performed “Seasons of Love,” from Rent. Drama teacher Herzfeld accepted the excellence in theater education […]

TBS cancels People of Earth – after renewing it

TBS cancels People of Earth

TBS canceled People of Earth after two seasons, despite a renewal for the Conaco and Warner Horizon Television extraterrestrial comedy last fall. Series creator David Jenkins broke the news on Twitter, adding that season three had already been written.

Head case at Handmaid’s Tale

Head case at Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood may be involved in the writing of Hulu’s hit TV adaptation of her book, The Handmaid’s Tale, but that doesn’t mean she’s overly attached to her original version of the story. “We’re more reluctant to make changes in the world than she is, because she likes exploring different versions of it,” said exec […]

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

CNN host, chef and author Anthony Bourdain died of apparent suicide. He was 61. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” said CNN Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him […]

Mark Burnett goes back to the beginning with Eco-Challenge

Mark Burnett goes back to the beginning with Eco-Challenge

Mark Burnett (Survivor) and outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls (Running Wild) are partnering to bring back Eco-Challenge. The series gave creator Burnett his first Emmy award, in 1996, and aired on networks including MTV, ESPN, Discovery and USA until 2002. Grylls will host the revival, described as “the ultimate global survival-adventure race.” Burnett and Grylls will […]

Tony Goldwyn lands Netflix lead

Tony Goldwyn lands Netflix lead

Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) landed the lead opposite Uma Thurman in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural drama, Chambers….Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) will star in Apple drama Are You Sleeping opposite Octavia Spencer….Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Beau Mirchoff (Awkward) and Roxanne Mesquida (The Last Mistress) have been cast as series regulars in Starz coming-of-age comedy Now Apocalypse.

Bruce Springsteen set to perform at the Tonys

Springsteen set for Tonys performance

Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Tony Awards this Sunday, June 10. The Boss was going to be at Radio City Music Hall anyway, to accept a Special Tony Award for “Springsteen on Broadway.” Springsteen wasn’t eligible for a competitive Tony for his hit limited-run one-man show because he and producers declined take seats from […]

Return to Temptation Island

Return to Temptation Island

Reality reboot: Temptation Island is being revived by Banijay Group, shared CEO Marco Bassetti at Realscreen 2018 yesterday. Deadline reports USA Network is in “advanced negotiations” to score the series. Island aired on Fox from 2001-2003, with coupled-up contestants separated and placed into quarters with attractive members of the opposite sex.

Zendaya to top-line new HBO teen drama pilot

Zendaya to top-line new HBO teen drama pilot

Euphoria, the HBO pilot based on an Israeli teen drama series that was announced in March, is casting up. Zendaya will lead the cast of the pilot, to be penned by Sam Levinson and also feature Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time), Maude Apatow and Eric Dane (The Last Ship, Grey’s Anatomy).

Chris Hardwick to keep talking on AMC

Chris Hardwick to keep Talking on AMC

AMC’s Talking with Chris Hardwick returns with new eps on Sunday, June 17 at 11p. The initial guest lineup includes Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Bill Hader, Donald Glover, Ethan Hawke, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

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