Lethal Weapon shifts gears on Fox

Lethan Weapon shifts into high gear

Fox’s upcoming Lethal Weapon reboot isn’t flying quite as high as the movie franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. “In the films, I believe [Gibson’s] character was doing cocaine, which jacked things up a bit,” said Clayne Crawford, taking on the role of Riggs. “This is Fox, it’s family hour, and there’s no cocaine. […]

Bravo charts end to Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce

Call all your friends, Bravo sets return date for Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (Dean Buscher)

Season 5 will be that last for Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, with the remaining three seasons totaling 19 episodes. “This 19 episode order across 3 seasons enables Marti [Noxon] to tell the story she envisioned for the characters she created without the constraints of season to season orders, fully realized through to completion,” said […]

Fox has a Pitch for baseball fans

Fox has  a Pitch for baseball fans (Ray Mickshaw)

Fox wants to hit it out of the park with baseball drama Pitch. “Pitch Night at the Ballpark,” featuring events, meet-and-greets and a screening of the pilot episode on the scoreboard, will be held in 43 Minor League stadiums and 12 independent college and summer league ballparks during August and September. Series launches for the […]

Lily Tomlin to receive top honor at SAG Awards

Lily Tomlin to receive top honor at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Lily Tomlin has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award. The Grace and Frankie star will be presented with her award at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29 at 8p. “She has an ability to create diverse […]

Kyra Sedgwick headlining new ABC series

Kyra Sedgwick to headline new ABC series.

Kyra Sedgwick is heading back to primetime. The Closer star is set to star in Ten Days In the Valley. ABC has ordered 10 straight-to-series episodes of the drama following single mom and overworked TV producer Jane (Sedgwick), whose daughter goes missing in the middle of the night.

Look for a lighter Blindspot

Look for a lighter Blindspot (Barbara Nitke)

NBC’s Blindspot, moving from 10p to 8p for season two, will be a little more family friendly. “We’re not going to shoot anyone in the head anymore,” promised creator Martin Gero. And season one plot twists will be tied up in a way that makes the show accessible to new viewers. Not only will Jane […]

USA Suits up for season 7

USA Suits up for season seven (Ian Watson)

Suits was renewed for a 16-episode season 7 by USA, to premiere in 2017. The legal drama is three episodes into season 6, averaging 3 million total viewers and 1.1 million P18-49 in Live+3.

Jimmy Fall set as host for the Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon to host Golden Globes.

Jimmy Fallon will man the mic for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. “This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him the ideal host,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. The three-hour telecast airs live on Sunday, January 8 at 8p.

Houdini & Doyle cancelled

Houdini & Doyle cancelled by Fox.

Houdini & Doyle is disappearing from FOX, cancelled after one low-rated season. The period magic drama drew 2.6 million viewers and a .7 demo rating when it premiered last May.

Starz invests more in 50 Cent

Starz invests more in 50 Cent

Starz took the opportunity at TCA to announce it has extended its overall deal with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power). Starz and Jackson are developing superhero-themed Tomorrow, Today, based on a screenplay by Jackson. Starz also greenlit a second season of limited series The Girlfriend Experience, from Steven Soderbergh.

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