Kevin Bacon joins Showtime crime drama pilot

Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground) will lead the cast of Showtime pilot City on a Hill, set in early 90s, crime-ridden Boston. The project will be exec produced by beantowners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), and directed and executive produced by Michael Cuesta (Homeland)

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Leah Remini working on new religious show for A&E

Leah Remini producing new religious special for A&E.

Backed by the success of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini is working on a new project for A&E that focuses on Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Remini has a first-look production deal with A&E.

Lifetime’s UnREAL moves to Hulu

Lifetime’s UnReal moving to Hulu.

Lifetime’s UnReal is moving to Hulu. The network sold the already-filmed fourth and likely final season of the dark behind-the-scenes-at-a-dating-show drama to the streamer, which already had streaming rights.

Cavs win drives ESPN gains

Cavs win drives ESPN gains (Facebook)

ESPN drummed up its highest-rated Conference Finals Game 4 in six years for the Cavaliers’ win over the Celtics on Monday night, according to Nielsen. The telecast drew a 6.1 metered market rating, up 45% from ESPN’s coverage of the Western Conference Finals Game 4 in 2017, and up 15% from the 2017 Eastern Conference […]

NASCAR prepares for USAF salute

NASCAR prepares for USAF salute (Facebook)

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR honors United States Armed Forces heroes and their families as part of NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, beginning with “600 Miles of Remembrance” during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will bear the name of a fallen service member on their […]

Netflix nabs former First Couple

Netflix nabs former First Couple

Barack and Michelle Obama inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. Said the former president, “We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples.” The deal includes scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features, via a new company the Obamas set up called […]