• Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:15:55 +0000
    “Tyrant’s” bid to win TV’s equivalent of “Most Improved Player” honors ultimately fell short, as the second season’s finishing kick slipped back into some of the quicksand that made the first disappointing. Interesting and provocative in its willingness to tackle the unsettled nature of the Middle East through the prism of a fictional country, the... Read more »
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:33:06 +0000
    Sitting in traffic just got the tiniest bit more exciting, if you use Waze. Stephen Colbert announced he’s the new voice for driving directions through the traffic and navigation app on Tuesday. As of today, I can give you driving directions through @waze! It's like I'm riding shotgun, without paying for gas. http://t.co/dmle8Ys1ic — Stephen... Read more »
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:22:57 +0000
    As Relativity Media spiraled downward in economic distress earlier this year, a little-known San Francisco Bay Area investment firm stepped forward to provide what was touted as a financial lifeline. VII Peaks Capital and unnamed other investors purportedly pumped a total of $250 million into Relativity, or so Relativity-friendly sources told the media in April. With... Read more »
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:08:49 +0000
    With the number of scripted television offerings spreading the viewer pool ever thinner, and more Americans turning to streaming video online, primetime ratings for many of the heavyweight cable entertainment networks continue to decline. History, A&E, ESPN and MTV were top-20 networks shedding 25% or more of their adults 18-49 audience this summer, while USA,... Read more »
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:53:10 +0000
    CNN is revising its criteria for selection which Republican candidate can participate in the “top-tier” debate on Sept. 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. The changes could mean that Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, will be among the candidates in the primetime telecast. In a statement, CNN... Read more »
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:10:19 +0000
    CBS has a script deal in place for a drama series, inspired by the life of Gloria Allred, Variety has learned. The project hails from writer/exec producer Deborah Schoeneman. Inspired by the life of the famed feminist attorney Allred, the fictional drama revolves around a fearless, outspoken lawyer who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at... Read more »
  • Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:06:04 +0000
    CBS’ “Supergirl” has tapped Iddo Goldberg for the role of Red Tornado, Variety has confirmed. The character is described as “the most advanced android the world has ever seen. Designed by scientist T.O. Morrow for the U.S. Army as the ultimate superweapon, he soon becomes sentient, posing a grave danger to National City — including... Read more »
  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:48:03 +0000
    The latest TV star to whip out his dancing shoes in the #tapped challenge is Michael Weatherly. After the cast members of “NCIS: Los Angeles” called him out last week, the “NCIS” star stepped to the challenge in a sepia-filtered video with toddlers as back-up dancers. In the video, he calls out Keltie Knight from “The Insider”... Read more »
  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:31:41 +0000
    After spending years in development limbo, Disney’s adaptation for “Artemis Fowl” may have found new life. Sources tell Variety that Kenneth Branagh has signed on to develop the property and is attached to direct an adaptation of the popular YA novel for Disney, with Irish playwright Conor McPherson in talks to pen the script. The project is still... Read more »
  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 23:16:49 +0000
    The first trailer for Fox’s Frankenstein-inspired drama “Lookinglass” has hit the Web. The trailer shows 75-year-old booze-addled, disgraced former L.A. County sheriff Jimmy Pritchard, played by Philip Baker Hall, who is killed when he wakes to find a robbery taking place in his son’s home. Pritchard apparently hit the genetic jackpot and his death is short... Read more »
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