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'La La Land' Director Plots New Musical TV Show 'The Eddy'
La La Land director Damien Chazelle will direct a new musical TV series called The Eddy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will center around a club in modern-day Paris, its owner, the house band and "the volatile city that surrounds them."
British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne will write The Eddy. Thorne is known for co-writing the This Is England spin-off series with Shane Meadows and creating the supernatural BBC show The Fades. He's also written for the hit teen drama Skins and the original British version of »
America's Got Talent Season 12 Adds Laverne Cox as Guest Judge
The roster of guest judges for America's Got Talent season 12 is growing.
Following NBC's announcement that DJ Khaled and Chris Hardwick would be stopping by the summer's hottest reality series to help the AGT judges decide which acts will be moving on in the competition, E! News can exclusively reveal that Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox will be bringing a bit of her fierceness to the judges table, as well. The fourth and final guest judge, however, still remains a mystery.
The guest judge rounds will begin on NBC in mid-July and carry over through the beginning of August. Laverne, however, will only appear in one episode. The Golden Buzzer, which allows the judges to send one act straight »
HBO to Make ‘Wag the Dog’ TV Adaptation
A series adaptation of the 1997 film “Wag the Dog” is in the works at HBO, TheWrap has learned. Director Barry Levinson will adapt his own film, a political satire starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman, as a half-hour comedy series. The series is described as “an ode to the classic film, but moving the weapons of mass distraction beyond politics and into business, entertainment, and yes, non-profits. In the 21st Century with the tools of social media at their hands, nothing is off limits to a small group of operators when it comes to manufacturing reality. Fake news is. »
- Reid Nakamura
Allison Janney (‘Mom’) could be the one to take down Emmy queen Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’)
Allison Janney (“Mom”) is moving up to the Best Comedy Actress race at this year’s Emmys, where she may finally provide a real challenge to fellow awards titan Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”). Janney, who plays recovering alcoholic Bonnie Plunkett on “Mom,” will be campaigning in the lead category for the show’s fourth season after previously winning two Emmys (2014 and […] »
- Kevin Jacobsen
A&E Announces ‘Bates Motel’ Was Its Last Original Scripted Show
A&E is exiting the scripted programming space. Following Monday’s conclusion of “Bates Motel,” there will be no more scripted series on the cable network for the foreseeable future. Going forward, A&E will be shifting its focus back to the unscripted programming on which the brand was built. The network has not ordered a new scripted series or pilot since 2015. The network’s most recent original scripted drama, “Damien,” Glen Mazzara’s “The Omen” spinoff series, was canceled last May after just one season. Also Read: Leah Remini's 'Scientology and the Aftermath' Renewed for Season 2 by A »
- Reid Nakamura
‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: Learn the Art of Dothraki Language at Berkeley This Summer
Dothraki, the made-up language from “Game of Thrones,” is the latest fake language to capture the curiosity of fans, as evidenced by a new course at UC Berkeley.
“The Linguistics of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Art of Language Invention,” will be taught for six weeks over the summer by language creator David J. Peterson. UC Berkeley announced the class on its website last week.
Peterson is a UC Berkeley alum and says his love of creating languages dates back to his very first linguistics class at the school. He earned his Masters in Linguistics at UC San Diego in 2005 and just. »
- Carli Velocci
Bethenny Frankel-Fredrik Eklund Crossover Among 6 New Unscripted Series at Bravo
Bravo’s upcoming programming slate includes six new unscripted series featuring some familiar faces. Among the series is a new crossover series starring “Real Housewives of New York’s” Bethenny Frankel and “Million Dollar Listing’s” Fredrik Eklund, in which the two will “tackle the ups and downs of scouting, buying and designing multimillion-dollar properties.” The cable network has also picked up a business-overhaul spinoff series starring “Million Dollar Listing’s” Ryan Serhant called “Sell it Like Serhant,” as well as a new entry in the “Southern Charm” franchise set in New Orleans. Also Read: 'Imposters' Renewed for Season 2 on »
- Reid Nakamura
Ratings: ‘Empire’ Returns to Reclaim First Place for Fox
“Empire” returned to Fox last night, handing the broadcaster the top spot in the key 18-49 demographic. Unfortunately, the show couldn’t carry enough overall eyeballs to offset a softer “Shots Fired,” and Fox nearly finished fourth in terms of total viewers.
Oh, and the hip-hop soap opera also settled for new series lows on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, CBS was first in terms of primetime audience averages. NBC was second per that Nielsen metric, and ABC just missed out on the bronze.
Fox was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in. »
- Tony Maglio
Teen Drama Hit ’13 Reasons Why’ Heading For Season 2 Renewal At Netflix
One of the interesting things about Netflix and their original series is that the passage of what becomes a hit (seemingly: the streaming service still fiercely protect actual viewership figures, but it’s easy enough to tell from social media buzz and the like) is genuinely organic. “Orange Is The New Black” became a much bigger talking point than the infinitely more-hyped “House Of Cards,” “Bojack Horseman” gradually built fans to become a cult comedy, and last year, “Stranger Things” came from almost nowhere to become seemingly the streaming service’s buzziest show ever.
Continue reading Teen Drama Hit ’13 Reasons Why’ Heading For Season 2 Renewal At Netflix at The Playlist. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
20 Magazines from the Simpsons We Wish Were Real
When you think about the sheer number of Simpsons episodes and the amount of puns, subtle jokes and obscure references in the show, it would take multiple lifetimes to go through it all. I liken trying to decipher all of The Simpsons nuances to trying to go to every single restaurant in New York City at least once: it’s impossible and you’ll never even come close. But I will say this. It’s pretty darned fun to try. While there are countless “little things” The Simpsons offers in the line of detail and reference, they also have plenty of their own
20 Magazines from the Simpsons We Wish Were Real »
- Nat Berman
Fox News’ Bill Shine Comes Under Pressure Following Sean Hannity Tweets
Bill Shine has long been given credit as being a driving force behind Fox News Channel. He was a longtime guiding hand behind veteran anchors like Sean Hannity and Greta van Susteren, and is said to be a key determinant of how the network’s anchors present the issues on air each broadcast day.
But now a series of press stories and fiery tweets from Hannity himself have put Shine in a spotlight he would probably like to avoid.
Sean Hannity, the only remaining Fox News primetime anchor who has ties back to the network’s earliest days, on Thursday used Twitter to vent his frustration about a New York magazine report suggesting that Shine, currently a co-president of Fox News, had sought public support from the Murdoch family, the controlling shareholders of Fox News parent 21st Century Fox. “Somebody High Up And Inside Fnc is trying to get an innocent person fired,” Hannity »
- Brian Steinberg
Did Feud Overlook a Secret? Can Liars Afford Filler? Flash Twins Wasted? Clumsiest Product Plug? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Training Day, Feud, Once Upon a Time, Better Call Saul, Handmaid’s Tale and Riverdale!
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Hilarious Parody Video of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” Called “Smell of You”
Parents around the world should embrace because we may have seen the best “Shape of You” parody yet. While everyone loves Ed Sheeran’s hit it’s been rife with parodies since the day it was released. However, one parody that was released only yesterday has already eclipsed the 10 million view mark on Facebook. It was made by none other than Paul McCartney’s second cousin Sophie McCartney. She changed Sheeran’s lyrics to reflect how mom life has wreaked havoc on her body and sanity in the video posted on Facebook “I can’t believe it’s at nearly 10M views on Facebook in
Hilarious Parody Video of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” Called “Smell of You” »
- Nat Berman
Family Guy Kills Brian (Again) in Epic Game of Thrones Spoof — Watch
It looks like someone had HBO on the brain while crafting Sunday’s episode of Family Guy (Fox, 9/8c).
RelatedThe X-Files Renewed for 10-Episode (!!) Season 11 at Fox — First Look
In TVLine’s exclusive clip above, the comedy manages to lampoon not one but two of the network’s heavy hitters, Game of Thrones and Ballers. And, somehow, the whole thing stems out of a conversation between Brian and Stewie about opening a bed and breakfast.
Without giving too much away, let’s just say that neither Brian nor anyone from Dwayne Johnson’s football dramedy would last very long as »
Nicolle Wallace To Host New 4 Pm Weekday Show On MSNBC
NBC News political analyst and former The View co-host Nicolle Wallace is expanding her role with the network as host of a new weekday program set to premiere in May. The show, based in New York, will take over the 4-5 Pm Et timeslot, replacing the 4 Pm edition of MSNBC Live currently hosted by political correspondent Steve Kornacki. As host, Wallace will tackle the latest political developments and conduct newsmaker interviews, according to the network. MSNBC says… »
Days of Our Lives: Marlena Finds Out Upsetting News about John
Days of Our Lives spoilers for next week are good ones. We recently touched on the fact that John came home for a day to surprise Marlena for a minute or two. They spent a happy night together, and he had to go back to his case. We have some questions about what he’s doing, where he is, and how he is handling things, and we want them answered. We don’t have answers for you right now, but we do know that next week is going to bring some upsetting news to Marlena about John, but we don’t know what
Days of Our Lives: Marlena Finds Out Upsetting News about John »
- Tiffany Raiford
MSNBC Sets Nicolle Wallace At 4 Pm Hour
Nicolle Wallace has made a name for herself at MSNBC as a political analyst who comes with chops hard-won from the George W. Bush administration and the John McCain presidential campaign. Now, she will try to stand out hosting the cable-news outlet’s 4 p.m. hour.
The NBCUniversal-owned outlet said Wallace will help to expand a late-day block that focuses on politics. Her hour is followed by Chuck Todd’s “Mtp Daily,” Greta van Susteren’s “For the Record” and Chris Matthews’ “Hardball.” Wallace is expected to cover political developments and deliver interviews with newsmakers. MSNBC said Steve Kornacki will have presence in the hour, where he has recently held forth.
More to come…
- Brian Steinberg
Kurt Russell Stalks James Corden in Hilarious ‘Late Late Show’ Sketch
James Cordon can’t escape Kurt Russell. In the hilarious new sketch “Escape from Kurt Russell” that aired Thursday on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Russell and Corden run into each other in an office building, where Russell engages in some friendly sparring and jabbing.
“Let’s see it!” Russell says, throwing up his hands like a fighter while Cordon awkwardly tries to play along. “Come on baby. Get em up. Let’s see what you got. You still got it?” Russell then lands a thunderbolt of a dead arm on Cordon, before saying a friendly goodbye. “Ow!” Cordon says, writhing in pain and clutching his arm.
The pair run into each other twice more, with each encounter more violent than the last. We won’t spoil it, but Russell makes a references to both “Enter the Dragon »
- Graham Winfrey
The Terminator’s “Hasta La Vista, Baby” The Spanish Language Version Of T2 Is a Little Off
The line that Arnold Schwarzenegger that is known for more than others with regard to his 80s action movie dominance is “I’ll be back.” However, many would argue that “Hasta La Vista” is his number one. I’m personally a huge fan of “Get to the choppa!” Put it this way, there are about 25 quotes that you simply cannot go wrong with when thinking of vintage Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, it’s just been released that for whatever reason in the Spanish version of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, that instead of the line “Hasta la Vista, baby” something else is used. It’s
- Nat Berman
A-List TV Titans' Best & Worst: Every Jason Katims Series Ranked
Sick of run-of-the-mill best-and-worst lists? We were, too. So in this new series of features, TVLine is singling out the small screen’s biggest behind-the-scenes TV titans, then ranking their output from their least to most impressive creations.
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Heck, even just typing the name of the onetime My So-Called Life writer »
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