Showtime Networks picked up five-part limited series Melrose, starring and exec-produced by Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock). David Nicholls (Far From the Madding Crowd, One Day) is writing all five episodes of the television adaptation, based on the Patrick Melrose series of decade- and globe-spanning semiautobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Series, a […]
FX gave the green light to a second installment of Ryan Murphy’s Feud, before the first debuts. The network ordered a 10-episode second season of the anthology project, which in round two will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The first season, which debuts this Sunday (March 5) delves into the feud between Bette […]
Syfy canceled futuristic drama Incorporated after one season. The show, centered on a man’s attempts to throw a wrench in the works of a powerful company, came from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
Oscars accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers took the blame for Beatty and Dunaway being given the wrong envelope on Sunday. “We made a human error,” Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of PwCtold USA Today. “Our partner on the left side of the stage, Brian Cullinan, he handed the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty. And then […]
There were two sets of thank you speeches for best picture at the Oscars last night. Presenter Warren Beatty opened envelope, and handed it to co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who announced La La Land as the winner. But in fact Moonlight was the victor. Informed of the mistake, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz said from […]
Actor Bill Paxton died on Saturday due to complications from surgery. He was 61. Paxton, whose television credits include HBO’s Big Love and History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys, also starred in CBS’s Training Day, just launched February 2. “We are truly devastated at the passing of our friend Bill Paxton,” said Training Day producer Jerry […]
CBS yanked Doubt from the schedule after two episodes. The legal drama premiered to 5.29 million viewers and .8 among A18-49 in Live+SD Nielsens, dropping to 4 million viewers and .6 in the demo its second time out. Season 2 of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will launch Wednesday, March 8 at 10p, replacing the Katherine […]
History picked up Six for a second season. The military drama is currently the #1 new cable series of the year in total viewers based on Live+SD viewing. Season one finale airs Wednesday, March 8 at 10p.
On March 11, Scarlett Johansson will join the 5-timers club as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Musical guest is Lorde.
In another early renewal, Fox grabbed more Lethal Weapon, its action-comedy-drama series from Matt Miller, Warner Bros. TV and Lin Pictures. The network initially picked up only five additional episodes in the fall but has extended to a full-season renewal.