Could the show go on…but different?

Could the show go on...but different?

ABC’s cancellation of Roseanne was swift and decisive after series creator/star Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. But might the network be considering bringing the cast, minus Barr, back for a different show? The cast members had their options picked up for 13 episodes, and will still have to […]

Comedy Central asks Stupid Questions

Comedy Central has Stupid Questions

Comedy Central ordered weekly interstitial series Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, designed to intertwine the net’s Friday night stand-up premieres with its archive of classics. Distefano (Benders) and a new guest each week will do their best to answer truly stupid questions.

Closing the door: Industry reacts after ABC kicks Roseanne to the curb

Closing the door: ABC kicks Roseanne to the curb after star's racist tweets

In a dramatic plot twist, just two weeks after ABC touted Roseanne Barr and her hit revival series as the centerpiece of its Upfront presentation, the network canceled the show after Barr tweeted a vile racist statement. Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, issued a concise statement yesterday: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and […]

CBS News team brings back Eye on America

CBS News team brings back Eye On America

Beginning last night, The CBS Evening News With Jeff Glor is bringing back Eye on America, the series featuring longform reporting examining issues affecting the country. The updated Eye on America will air regularly at 6:30p.

ABC cancels Roseanne

ABC cancels Roseanne

Just weeks after ABC praised Roseanne Barrand her hit revival series as the centerpiece of its Upfront presentation, the network has canceled the show after Barr tweeted a vile racist statement. Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, issued a concise statement yesterday: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we […]

Amazon grabs Expanse from Syfy

Amazon grabs Syfy's Expanse

Amazon picked up Expanse, the sci-fi drama currently in its third and final season on Syfy, for a fourth run. Amazon chief Jeff Bezos broke the news at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference. A change.org petition by fans calling for Amazon or Netflix to buy the rights had collected almost 140,000 signatures […]

Sesame Street creators sue over puppet movie

Sesame Street sues over puppet movie

Sesame Street creators filed a lawsuit against STX Entertainment, alleging that the marketing campaign for R-rated The Happytime Murders will hurt the house of Elmo. The film starring Melissa McCarthy centers on a puppet cast from a 1980s TV show that get murdered; the Jim Henson Company helped produce. The movie features scenes of drug […]

Multiple women accuse Freeman of inappropriate behavior

Multiple women accuse Freeman of inappropriate behavior

Multiple women have stepped forward to accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior on set, during press junkets and at his production company Revelations Entertainment. CNN, which broke the story, thus far has interviewed 16 people about Freeman as part of an investigation and revealed that Revelations co-founder Lori McCreary allegedly witnessed one such incident. Freeman […]

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