Also in reboot mode is CBS, picking up pilots for Cagney and Lacey (1982-1988), produced by CBS Television Studios and MGM Television, and Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988), from CBS Television Studios and Universal Television. In addition, the net ordered pilots for cop drama Chiefs, and comedies Here Comes the Neighborhood, about a nice guy who moves […]
Oscar winner Helen Mirren will star in four-part HBO/Sky miniseries Catherine the Great, which begins filming later this year. Project explores the tumultuous and sexually charged court of history’s most powerful female monarch. Mirren is also set as EP on the miniseries, written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I, Wodehouse in Exile) and directed by Philip […]
Freeform released its lineup of TV and movies for February. Season 2 of Beyond bows Thursday, February 1 at 8p; Grownish returns on Wednesday, February 7 at 8p, followed by Alone Together at 8:30p; and The Fosters is back with Season 5B on Tuesday, February 6 at 8p. The network celebrates the 80th anniversary of […]
Meryl Streep has joined the season 2 cast of HBO’s Big Little Lies, as the mother of Perry Wright (Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgard). She joins fellow Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who star and exec produce.
CBS is reviving Murphy Brown, with Candice Bergen returning to star as the testy TV anchor, and creator Diane English onboard as writer/exec producer. CBS gave the comedy from Warner Bros. Television a 13-episode series production commitment. It’s a season of revivals – the move follows NBC’s Will & Grace reboot, and ABC’s upcoming Roseanne […]
Katharine McPhee (Scorpion), Maz Jobrani (Superior Donuts), and NY Giants wide receiver and Inside the NFL on Showtime analyst Brandon Marshall will judge the one-hour CBS special MVP: Most Valuable Performer, airing Thursday, January 25 at 8p. The Talk host Sharon Osbourne will mentor the NFL player participants in the show, hosted by LL Cool […]
Season 2 of The Fiona Show debuts today at 9:30a on Facebook Watch with the hippo-cum-social-media star’s first birthday celebration at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Netflix reported ending 4Q17 with 110.6 million paid subscribers globally, up a record-breaking 8.3 million for the quarter. Profit for the quarter was $186 million or 41 cents a share, up from $67 million, or 15 cents a share a year ago. Shares jumped over 8% after hours, boosting the market capitalization of the company […]
Disney Junior ordered a second season of animated Vampirina, starring Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as friendly vampires. The October 1 premiere, simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, ranked as the preschooler platform’s highest-rated new series debut in close to a year among Kids 2-5, 2-8 and A18-49.
Discovery Channel and Science Channel group chief Rich Ross said at Sundance over the weekend that Oscar-winning filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Ross Kauffman are behind a new documentary for the network, Taken by the Tiger, about the rapidly diminishing population of tigers in the wild.