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Jul 14, 2020

'Empire' actor Bryshere Gray arrested on domestic violence charges
Police in Goodyear, Ariz., said they responded to a 911 call about a woman who'd been beaten at her home by her husband on Sunday night.

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Jul 14, 2020

‘Survivor' Pulled From CBS Fall Schedule as Coronavirus Continues to Stymie Production
CBS is no longer planning to air "Survivor" Season 41 this fall. Variety has learned that CBS has pulled the long-running reality competition series from its fall 2020-2021 lineup. Production on the season, which will take place in Fiji, was delayed back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to an individual with knowledge […]

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Jul 14, 2020

‘Kidding' Canceled at Showtime After Two Seasons
"Kidding" starring Jim Carrey has been canceled at Showtime. The show aired its second season earlier this year on the premium cabler. "After two seasons, 'Kidding' has concluded its run on Showtime," the network said in a statement. "We are very proud to have aired this imaginative, critically-acclaimed and rewarding series, and we would like […]

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Jul 14, 2020

'Showbiz Kids' director and child star Alex Winter dismisses the 'Glee' curse: 'It doesn't have any bearing on reality'
Naya Rivera's recent death has renewed intense internet speculation about the so-called "Glee" curse, which catalogues the various misfortunes and tragedies that have befallen the young cast of Fox's hit musical series during and after its six-season run.

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Jul 14, 2020

Multiple NBC Affiliates Won't Air Thursday's '30 Rock' Special Due to All the Peacock Promos
Not everyone will see the "30 Rock" reunion that will air Thursday on NBC. Multiple station groups are preempting the hour-long special, which will double as an advertisement for NBCUniversal's 2020-21 programming and its new streaming service, Peacock.The full list of stations that are choosing to preempt the special come from station groups Gray Television, Hearst, Nexstar, Tegna and Sinclair Broadcast Group, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. While it's not clear exactly how many of the stations are skipping the special, those collectively represent about half of NBC's footprint.NBC declined to comment on the reason for the preemptions, but Vulture reported that it's over concerns the special is too focused on the new streaming service, which rolls out nationwide on Wednesday. The special is being produced by NBCUniversal's marketing department.Also Read: '30 Rock' Reunion: Liz Lemon Shames Maskless New Yorker in First Teaser for NBC Special (Video)On Thursday, the cast of "30 Rock" will tout NBCUniversal's 2020-21 programming in an hour-long, commercial-free event. The show will then be rebroadcast on Friday across USA Network, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, and CNBC as well as available to stream on Peacock.Representatives from the station groups did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.The "30 Rock" special will still air in many top markets that have stations owned and operated by NBC, including New Yo

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Jul 14, 2020

Meghan McCain says she's 'a proponent of Tucker Carlson's' as 'The View' co-hosts debate whether he should be taken off-air
McCain condemned Carlson's writer's actions but also criticized cancel culture at large.

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Jul 14, 2020

Drama at 'Dancing With the Stars': Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews out as show heads in 'a new creative direction'
The upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars" will be without hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

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Jul 14, 2020

Attention cool cats and kittens: Tiger Tails Twinkies are making a comeback
Hostess is relaunching the limited-edition snack cake, which features Joe Exotic-worthy packaging.

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Jul 14, 2020

Grant Imahara mourned by 'MythBusters' co-stars after sudden death: 'My heart is broken'
Imahara "died suddently" from a brain aneurysm.

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Jul 14, 2020

Dianna Agron Remembers Naya Rivera as "My First Friend and Ally" on Glee in Moving Tribute
As Glee co-stars continue to mourns the death of Naya Rivera, one actress shares just some of the unforgettable memories she will "hold onto."

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Jul 14, 2020

‘Happy Endings' Virtual Reunion Set at Sony Pictures Television (EXCLUSIVE)
Break out your Xela kickball tee and kiss your Mandonna poster, "Happy Endings" will deliver a virtual reunion that includes the full, original cast performing new scripted material, Variety has learned exclusively. In order to raise money and awareness for Color of Change and José Andrés' World Central Kitchen supporting Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 […]

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Jul 14, 2020

Mythbusters Grant Imahara's Cause of Death Revealed, Co-Hosts React: 'Goodbye Buddy'
"I don't even know what to say. My heart is broken," Grant Imahara's Mythbuster co-host, Tory Belleci, said following his death on Monday

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Jul 14, 2020

James Roday Details 'Deeply Personal' Decision to Reclaim Birth Name Rodriguez: 'I Want to Be the Most Honest Ally for My Community'
James Rodriguez was a freshman at New York University when the then-aspiring actor first learned that his Mexican-American heritage was going to be a problem for Hollywood. He had just nailed an audition for a big feature film, but the casting director was put off by the fact that his Caucasian-like skin tone was out […]

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Jul 14, 2020

Jimmy Fallon returns to 30 Rock for the first time since COVID-19 lockdown
The "Tonight Show" host opened the show with an emotional and heartfelt message to his viewers.

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Jul 14, 2020

Charlize Theron reveals 'heartbreaking' conversations she's had with her Black daughters about racism
With systemic racism and police brutality being at the forefront of the national consciousness, Theron felt it was a topic she needed to discuss with them.

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Jul 14, 2020

Charlize Theron reveals ‘heartbreaking' conversations she's had with her Black daughters about racism
With systemic racism and police brutality being at the forefront of the national consciousness, Theron felt it was a topic she needed to discuss with them.

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Jul 14, 2020

Tucker Carlson claims writer who resigned over racist/sexist posts has 'paid a heavy price'
Carlson condemned his former writer's online comments but seemed to defend him against detractors, while at the same time on MSNBC, Chris Hayes lambasted Carlson.

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Jul 13, 2020

Grant Imahara, ‘Mythbusters' Host, Dies at 49
Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and former host on the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters" has died at 49, a spokesperson for Discovery has confirmed to Variety. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go […]

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Jul 13, 2020

Tamera Mowry to Leave ‘The Real' After 7 Years
Tamera Mowry is leaving daytime talk show "The Real," where she had spent seven years.Hours after an individual with knowledge of Mowry's decision told TheWrap she is leaving the show to spend more time with family, a Telepictures spokesperson provided the following statement: "We fully support Tamera's decision to spend more time with her family, even if that means she's not one of our hosts on ‘The Real.' She will always be part of ‘The Real' family.  We look forward to developing future projects with her and welcoming her back as a regular guest on the show."Mowry posted about her departure on her Instagram. Mowry had been with "The Real" since its debut in 2013."All good things must come to an end, and it's with a bittersweet smile that I announce that I am moving on from ‘The Real' To my fellow hosts, I love you, I will miss you, and I will always be there for you," Mowry wrote.Also Read: Amanda Seales to Exit 'The Real': 'I Cannot Speak to My People the Way They Need to Be Spoken To'Mowry becomes the second co-host to leave "The Real" in the past few months. In June, Amanda Seales said she decided to not renew her contract with the daytime talk show. "It doesn't feel good to my soul to be at a place where I can not speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to," she said. "And where the people who are speaking to me in disparaging ways, are not being handled.""The Real's" other co-hosts remain Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon.View this post on Instagram I had NO intention to talk about this today, especially in light of

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Jul 13, 2020

'The Real': Tamera Mowry Exits as Host After 7 Years — Read Her Statement
Tamera Mowry is done talking: The host of The Real is leaving the daytime talk show after seven years, TVLine has confirmed. "For seven years, my home and heart has been at The Real," Mowry said in a statement posted to Instagram on Monday. "The friendships that I've made there will last a lifetime, and […]

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Jul 13, 2020

Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron Out as Host After 15 Years
Dancing With the Stars is parting ways with longtime host Tom Bergeron, who says he will not return to the ABC competition series for Season 29. "Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me," Bergeron announced on Twitter late Monday afternoon. "It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my […]

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Jul 13, 2020

The It List: Cameron Boyce, Jada Pinkett Smith talk childhood stardom in 'Showbiz Kids,' 'Clueless' turns 25, the newly named Chicks drop 'Gaslighter' and the best in pop culture the week of July 13, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we're going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for July 13-19, including the best deals we could find for each.

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Jul 13, 2020

Naya Rivera dead at 33: Officials confirm body recovered from Lake Piru is 'Glee' star
The "Glee" actress never returned from a swimming excursion with her 4-year-old son.

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Jul 13, 2020

Meghan McCain, Joy Behar spar over school reopenings: 'I don't think it's fair to say Republicans don't care about children'
Whoopi Goldberg intervened as the debate devolved into a shouting match on Monday's episode of "The View."

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Jul 13, 2020

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch': New Animated Series To Debut On Disney In 2021
Disney has ordered the next Lucasfilm animated series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch with a premiere set for 2021. Clone Wars architect and The Mandalorian EP and director Dave Filoni will return for Bad Batch as EP, alongside Athena Portillo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), Brad Rau (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance) and Jennifer Corbett […]

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Jul 13, 2020

Black animators demanded change for years. Now they have Hollywood's attention
Amid nationwide marches for Black lives, Black animation professionals speak about systemic racism in the industry and the need for diversity.

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Jul 13, 2020

Here's When ‘The Bold and the Beautiful' Will Start Airing Episodes Made During COVID
"The Bold and the Beautiful" will begin airing new episodes — the ones it has been filming during the coronavirus pandemic — on July 20, CBS announced Monday.Per the network, these new installments will see Tanner Novlan join the cast as Steffy's (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) doctor, John "Finn" Finnegan, and Delon de Metz come in as Zende Forrester Dominguez, Eric Forrester's (John McCook) grandson.Like all soaps not titled "Days of Our Lives," "The Bold and the Beautiful" has been in reruns for the last couple months, as the stockpile of pre-taped episodes ran dry in April.Also Read: 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Producers Blame Last Week's Production Shutdown on COVID Testing Lab"Bold" restarted production on June 17, making it the first U.S. television production to reenter physical production since the coronavirus pandemic shut the industry down in March. But that only lasted a matter of hours before the show had to close down the TV City set to increase coronavirus testing.Production resumed again June 24, with Bell-Phillip Television, the production company behind "The Bold and the Beautiful," saying the previous week's sudden production shutdown had been the fault of the testing lab, which "produced several false positives" in onsite COVID-19 testing.They've since switched labs and have no legitimate positive cases of the coronavirus, a spokeswoman for Bell-Phillip Television told TheWrap on June 23.Also Read: 47 Best TV Couples of All Time, From Luc

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Jul 13, 2020

Steve Harvey apologizes for dropping F-bomb after NFL legend's 'penis' answer on 'Family Feud'
Bruce Smith's "Celebrity Family Feud" answer was so ridiculous that Steve Harvey blurted out, "What the f*** did he say?"

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Jul 13, 2020

Mayor of Richmond calls confederate monuments 'the fake news of their time'
Anderson Cooper takes a deep dive into the debate of the removal of confederate monuments.

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Jul 12, 2020

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks' Trailer: ‘Rick and Morty' Alum Mike McMahan Leads Animated Series
The comedy spin on the Star Trek universe hits CBS All Access on August 6.

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Jul 11, 2020

‘Tiger King' Zoo Searched by Police After ‘Ghost Adventures' Shocker
The zoo at the center of the "Tiger King" Netflix docuseries was searched by Oklahoma authorities Friday night after an investigation by The Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" team led them to believe there were human remains on-site."‘Ghost Adventures' has been filming at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park for an upcoming episode of the series. Cadaver dogs were brought in as part of the team's ghost investigation and did pick up a scent, which is currently being investigated further," a spokesperson from The Travel Channel told TheWrap.Jeff Lowe, who operates the zoo, told KOCO 5 that the dogs honed in on an alligator pit on the property, prompting the trainers to be certain that human remains were nearby. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Garvin County Sheriff Jim Mullett were called to the scene, and authorities began digging.Also Read: 'Tiger King' Directors Credit the Coronavirus' 'Captive Audience' for Show's Sensational SuccessThe sheriff considered the matter closed after they found no sign of human remains, although some small animal bones were uncovered. A source told TMZ that zoo operator and convicted felon Joe Exotic has said that the ashes of four people have been buried on the property as a memorial."Tiger King" star Carole Baskin's husband Don Lewis, has been missing since 1997. Baskin has assumed his estate, which has been valued to be worth an estimated $10 million, according to Fox News. Lewis' family was cut out of the will, and though his body was never fou

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Jul 11, 2020

Fox News Condemns Remarks By Former Tucker Carlson Staffer
Top executives at Fox News Media condemned remarks made in an online forum by Blake Neff, a now-resigned member of the staff of primetime show "Tucker Carlson Tonight," and said the network parted ways with him as soon as it learned of his behavior. Carlson is expected to address the matter on Monday during his […]

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Jul 10, 2020

‘The Baby-Sitters Club's' Momona Tamada on Playing Asian American Pop Culture Icon Claudia Kishi
For many Asian Americans who grew up reading "The Baby-Sitters Club" book series in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Claudia Kishi is something of a pop culture icon, so much so that she's the center of a new Netflix documentary, "The Claudia Kishi Club." But Momona Tamada, 13, who stars as Kishi in the streaming platform's […]

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Jul 10, 2020

Tucker Carlson's Top Writer Resigns After Discovery of Racist, Sexist Comments in Online Forum
Fox News host Tucker Carlson's top writer, Blake Neff, has resigned after CNN Business discovered that he had been posting racist and sexist material in an online forum under a pseudonym.A Fox News spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap on Friday that Neff had resigned but did not elaborate on the reason why.According to CNN Business, Neff disparaged Black and Asian people and derided a woman for being a "megashrew" in multiple pseudonymous posts. Comments include, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down," which CNN said Neff wrote last month. In another post made this week, CNN reported that Neff said that he "wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free" in response to an email thread with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n—- do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?"Also Read: Sen Tammy Duckworth Rips 'Desperate' Tucker Carlson and Trump for Questioning Her Patriotism: 'These Titanium Legs Don't Buckle'CNN Business said that after receiving an anonymous tip, they were able to identify Neff as the person behind the username "CharlesXII" by reviewing his messages with public information about Neff. The account had also posted photos in 2018 to the online forum in which Neff's reflection can be seen taking the photograph, according to CNN Business.Neff was asked to join "Tucker Carlson Tonight" as a writer in November 2016 from the Daily Caller, where he was an educati

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Jul 10, 2020

‘Run' Canceled By HBO After One Season
HBO will not be proceeding with a second season of Run, its romantic comedic thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever. The decision comes month and a half after the series, from creator/executive producer/showrunner Vicky Jones, ended its seven-episode first season on HBO. It followed lengthy back-and-forth discussions about a potential second installment, which included […]

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Jul 10, 2020

‘The Office': Peacock Brass Exploring "Creative Ideas" For Series' Launch, Including Possible Reunion; No Reboot Talk
Peacock's marquee library offering, The Office, is coming to the platform in January 2021. It is expected to make a splash, with the streamer planning a campaign around the event. An Office reboot is not part of the plans. "Because it does not launch until January, we have not talked specifically about The Office reboots […]

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Jul 10, 2020

Stephen King Novella ‘If It Bleeds' Draws Movie Deals From Netflix & John Lee Hancock/Jason Blum/Ryan Murphy, Two Others From Ben Stiller And Darren Aronofsky
Stephen King's latest bestselling four novella collection If It Bleeds has quickly garnered three option deals, with a fourth in the offing because it involves a preexisting character who just starred in an HBO series adaptation. For those who know that King extends options for $1, that's an extra $4 in the prolific author's pocket, […]

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Jul 10, 2020

Naya Rivera praised by 'Glee' fans for lesbian character amid disappearance: 'She saved my life'
Why Naya Rivera's "Glee" character was so important to the LGBTQ community — especially young lesbians.

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Jul 10, 2020

30 Rock Reunion: Liz Lemon Yells at a Non-Mask Wearer in First Teaser
If you want to walk around New York City without a mask on these days, just be careful: Liz Lemon is not having it. The 30 Rock cast is reuniting for a one-time special — airing next Thursday, July 16 at 8/7c on NBC — and based on the new teaser NBC just released, the […]

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Jul 10, 2020

'30 Rock' Reunion: Liz Lemon Yells at a Non-Mask Wearer in First Teaser
If you want to walk around New York City without a mask on these days, just be careful: Liz Lemon is not having it. The 30 Rock cast is reuniting for a one-time special — airing next Thursday, July 16 at 8/7c on NBC — and based on the new teaser NBC just released, the […]

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Jul 10, 2020

Gretchen Carlson says Fox News firing Ed Henry is a 'victory,' calls Tammy Duckworth an 'American patriot'
The former Fox News host talks strides in the industry 4 years after lawsuit against Roger Ailes.

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Jul 10, 2020

TV Spinoff of ‘The Batman' About Gotham City PD in the Work at HBO Max
Gotham City is coming to HBO Max. The streaming service has given a series commitment for a spinoff of Matt Reeves' upcoming "The Batman" that will be set inside the Gotham City Police Department.Per HBO Max, the untitled series "will build upon the motion picture's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.""Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter will write the project, with Reeves and his 6th and Idaho production company producing with Warner Bros. TV. Reeves and Winter will executive produce alongside "The Batman" producer Dylan Clark.Also Read: 'The Batman' Director Matt Reeves Signs Overall TV Deal With Warner BrosReeves is helming Warner Bros.' newest take on the Caped Crusader, which will see Robert Pattinson take over the role. "The Batman" is scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, and also stars Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgard and Andy Serkis. It is not clear yet if any of the film's cast will appear in this new series, though Wright is portraying Police Commissioner Jim Gordon."This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream," said Reeves.The series would be the second to focus on the Gotham police,

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Jul 10, 2020

TV Spinoff of ‘The Batman' About Gotham City PD in the Works at HBO Max
Gotham City is coming to HBO Max. The streaming service has given a series commitment for a spinoff of Matt Reeves' upcoming "The Batman" that will be set inside the Gotham City Police Department.Per HBO Max, the untitled series "will build upon the motion picture's examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City.""Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter will write the project, with Reeves and his 6th and Idaho production company producing with Warner Bros. TV. Reeves and Winter will executive produce alongside "The Batman" producer Dylan Clark.Also Read: 'The Batman' Director Matt Reeves Signs Overall TV Deal With Warner BrosReeves is helming Warner Bros.' newest take on the Caped Crusader, which will see Robert Pattinson take over the role. "The Batman" is scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, and also stars Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgard and Andy Serkis. It is not clear yet if any of the film's cast will appear in this new series, though Wright is portraying Police Commissioner Jim Gordon."This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream," said Reeves.The series would be the second to focus on the Gotham police

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Jul 10, 2020

Dan Aykroyd explains how his lifelong belief in the paranormal led to 'Ghostbusters': 'This stuff is real'
There's no joking when the comedic superstar talks about his fascination — and experiences — with ghosts, which informed both his blockbuster movie franchise and his new Travel Channel show, "Hotel Paranormal."

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Jul 10, 2020

Danica McKellar reacts to 'amazing' reboot of 'The Wonder Years' with a Black cast: 'We did not deal with the idea of race'
McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on TV's "The Wonder Years," learned about the reboot from former co-star Fred Savage.

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Jul 10, 2020

Lou Holtz condemns Big Ten adjusting schedules for fall sports due to coronavirus
Legendary football coach Lou Holtz appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" to discuss the impact that the coronavirus is having on college athletics.

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Jul 10, 2020

Lou Holtz condemns Big Ten's decision adjust schedules for all sports due to coronavirus
Legendary football coach Lou Holtz appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" to discuss the impact that the coronavirus is having on college athletics.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump says 'deaths are way down' on day FL, TX, CA report record COVID-19 deaths
Record deaths in Sunbelt states contradict Trump's claims, and positivity rates are on the rise across the country.

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump says 'deaths are way down' on day Fla., Texas, Calif. report record COVID-19 deaths
Record deaths in Sunbelt states contradict Trump's claims, and positivity rates are on the rise across the country.

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Jul 09, 2020

‘Better Things' Renewed for Season 5, Pamela Adlon Sets FX Overall Deal
Pamela Adlon has signed an overall deal with FX Productions. In addition, Adlon's critically-acclaimed FX series "Better Things" has been renewed for a fifth season. Adlon's new deal covers all scripted and unscripted programming. Any projects she sets up will be exclusively for FX, as well as potentially other divisions of Walt Disney Television. "We […]

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Jul 09, 2020

Quvenzhané Wallis To Star In Apple's Kevin Durant Basketball Drama ‘Swagger'
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie, Beasts of the Southern Wild) is set as a lead alongside O'Shea Jackson Jr. in Swagger, Apple's new basketball-themed drama series. The series is from NBA superstar Kevin Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures, Shots Fired co-creator Reggie Rock Bythewood, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios. Written and […]

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Jul 09, 2020

Ramy Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu
Ramy's spiritual journey will continue: Hulu has renewed the award-winning dramedy for a 10-episode third season, TVLine has learned. Comedian Ramy Youssef — who also co-created the series and serves as an executive producer — stars as Ramy Hassan, a first-generation Egyptian American and Muslim living in a politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. The series […]

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Jul 09, 2020

'Ramy' Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu
Ramy's spiritual journey will continue: Hulu has renewed the award-winning dramedy for a 10-episode third season, TVLine has learned. Comedian Ramy Youssef — who also co-created the series and serves as an executive producer — stars as Ramy Hassan, a first-generation Egyptian American and Muslim living in a politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. The series […]

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Jul 09, 2020

Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, Mark Salling: The cast of 'Glee' has been haunted by tragedy, misfortune and real-life drama
With Naya Rivera missing and presumed dead, people are talking about how several 'Glee' cast members have been plagued by scandal, drama and misfortune.

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Jul 09, 2020

Michelle Williams, Oscar Isaac to Star in ‘Scenes From a Marriage' Limited Series at HBO
Oscar Isaac and Michelle Williams are attached to star in an HBO limited series adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage," Variety has learned. Bergman's version aired on Swedish television in 1973, consisting of six episodes. Bergman directed the series with Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson starring. The new version is said to re-examine the […]

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Jul 09, 2020

Elementary's Lucy Liu to Star as New Mom in Untitled ABC Comedy Pilot
Lucy Liu just got a bundle of joyful news from ABC: She's been tapped to lead an untitled comedy pilot at the network, TVLine has learned. The multi-camera project — formerly titled Kids Matter Now and Bossy — follows Liu's Devin, a diva boss with no patience for working parents. But when Devin adopts a baby […]

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Jul 09, 2020

Trina McGee confronts the racism she experienced on the set of 'Boy Meets World': 'I didn't say it 20 years ago, but I'm saying it now'
The actress shares what life was like as the only Black cast member on the popular '90s sitcom.

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Jul 09, 2020

Rudy Giuliani Called the NYPD on Sacha Baron Cohen During Interview Prank
Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and personal attorney to Donald Trump, said an interview he was doing was crashed by Sacha Baron Cohen. Giuliani ended up calling the police on Cohen after he invaded the conversation wearing a pink bikini. On Tuesday, Page Six reported that Giuliani was invited to the Mark Hotel […]

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Jul 09, 2020

‘The Crown' Will Get a Sixth Season After All, Taking the Show Into Early 2000s
More than five months after revealing "The Crown" will end after season five, Netflix has said its hit show about Britain's Royal Family will, in fact, extend to a sixth season that will take the series into the early 2000s. The streaming giant announced the change of plans on Twitter on Thursday, highlighting that creator […]

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Jul 09, 2020

GLAAD Media Awards going virtual with help from Chloe x Halle, Dolly Parton, others
Chloe x Halle, Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Dan Levy, the cast of "Pose" and more stars will participate in GLAAD's virtual awards ceremony this month.

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Jul 09, 2020

MSNBC officially names Joy Reid as primetime anchor in historic move
Reid will make history as cable's first Black female primetime anchor, filling Chris Matthews 7 p.m. slot.

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Jul 09, 2020

Sen. Kelly Loeffler says she won't step down as WNBA owner following BLM backlash
Multiple players and the players association have called for Loeffler to walk away from the WNBA due to her derogatory language aimed at Black Lives Matter.

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Jul 09, 2020

How 'Conan' writer turned her mother's tragic death from COVID-19 into comedy
Kilmartin documented her mother's death from COVID-19 by tweeting a combination of jokes and heart-wrenching observations.

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Jul 09, 2020

How ‘Conan' writer turned her mother's tragic death from COVID-19 into comedy
Kilmartin documented her mother's death from COVID-19 by tweeting a combination of jokes and heart-wrenching observations.

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Jul 09, 2020

Jaime Harrison says he's going to 'close the chapter' on 'relic' Lindsey Graham
Harrison is ready to start a new chapter "that is bold, that is inclusive and that is diverse."

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' to End With Season 4 on Netflix
Say goodbye, witches: "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" will end with its upcoming fourth season, Netflix said Wednesday.The final chapter of the Kiernan Shipka-led drama will launch later this year, "with a spooky, sexy & supernatural series finale — but not before Sabrina Spellman reveals a few more tricks up her retro-chic sleeve."Per Netflix, "Over the course of Part 4's eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina's heart, but will it be too late?"Also Read: 'Sabrina' Boss Says Season 4 Will Be a 'Demonic' Version of 'The Crown' With an 'HP Lovecraft Vibe'"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" stars Shipka, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Gavin Leatherwood, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph and Abigail Cowen."Sabrina," which received an initial two-season order at Netflix, debuted in October 2018. Two months later, the show was renewed for Seasons 3 and 4. The second season premiered in April 2019 and the third dropped back in January."Working on ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' has been an incredible honor from Day One," showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement. "The cast, beginning with Kiernan as ev

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Batwoman' Casts Javicia Leslie as New Series Lead
"Batwoman" has found its new series lead, with Javicia Leslie set to step into the cape and cowl for the show's upcoming second season on The CW. "I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to […]

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Jul 08, 2020

Oprah Winfrey Will Help Bring NYT's Astonishing 1619 Project To Life
If you missed The New York Times' striking 1619 Project, which examines the legacy and impact of slavery in America, you're in luck: the magazine issue is being adapted into a TV series, multiple feature and documentary films, and more.2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, who created 1619, has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to develop the work as well as its companion 1619 podcast in different formats — from books to documentaries — in order to be shared with a wider audience. "From the first moment I read The 1619 Project and immersed myself in Nikole Hannah-Jones's transformative work, I was moved, deepened and strengthened by her empowering historical analysis. I am honored to be a part of Nikole's vision to bring this project to a global audience," Winfrey said in a statement. When the 1619Project came out almost a year ago, I stood in tearful applause for the profound offering that it was giving our culture and nation. Today, I am honored to be a part of @nhannahjones' vision to bring her transformative work to a global audience. Stay tuned, y'all! https://t.co/zcmVlLeSKV — Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) July 8, 2020The 1619 Project was published in August 2019, 400 years after Africans were first brought to Virginia in order to be sold as slaves. Black scholars, essayists, poets, playwrights, and more contributed to the work, as it chronicles the way slavery over time has helped create the foundations of systemic racism that still endures in e

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Jul 08, 2020

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Will Join CNBC Evening Lineup
After giving Fox News Channel the business with an abrupt departure last year, anchor Shepard Smith is likely to find himself more engaged with news about the subject. He's joining finance-focused news outlet CNBC to host a new evening-news program, marking one of the first major outside hires by the NBCUniversal-owned cable network in years. […]

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Jul 08, 2020

Shepard Smith Will Join CNBC Evening Lineup
After giving Fox News Channel the business with an abrupt departure last year, anchor Shepard Smith is likely to find himself more engaged with news about the subject. He's joining CNBC to host a new evening-news program, marking one of the first major outside hires by the NBCUniversal-owned cable outlet in years.   More to […]

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Wonder Years' Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce
A reboot of "The Wonder Years" has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC. The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960's made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too.  That puts the new show in the same time […]

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Jul 08, 2020

'The Wonder Years' being rebooted with a Black family by ABC
Empire co-creator Lee Daniels reviving the classic series from a different perspective.

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Jul 08, 2020

MTV Sets Remotely Produced Season of ‘Catfish' (EXCLUSIVE)
MTV's "Catfish" is making a return with its first-ever virtual season, Variety has learned exclusively. As the coronavirus pandemic pushed people across the globe to shelter in place and self-quarantine, many may have turned to the internet for social connections. Many others have turned to remote-production to create content, and that is exactly what "Catfish" […]

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Jul 08, 2020

Supes chase down The Boys in explosive new season 2 trailer
Take a look at all the blood, sweat, and tears that are coming this year.

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Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: The Canceled and Postponed Events in Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment (Updating)
Updated July 8 with the postponement of golf's Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, has been rescheduled for September 21-26, 2021. The Presidents Cup, initially slated for September 30-October 3, 2021, at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, will now be played September 19-25, 2022.Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected nearly 3 million people in the United States and killed at least 130,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have dramatically upended what was originally going to be a busy schedule of entertainment, sports and cultural events into a virtually empty slate in the first half of 2020.Click to see updated film, music, television, sports, tech and miscellaneous events. FilmTheaters have closed indefinitely, leading studios to push back release dates or go the direct-to-consumer route.Event: Locarno Film Festival Location: Switzerland Original Date: August 5-15 Rescheduled: No, but launched "Locarno 2020 - Future of Films Initiative"Event: Beijing International Film Festival Location: Beijing Original Date: April 19-26 Rescheduled: Online fest to stream on iQIYI beginning May 1Event: Karlovy Vary Film Festival Location: Czech Republic Original Date: July 3-11 Date canceled: April 27 Rescheduled: July 2-10, 2021Event: Comic-Con Location: San Diego Or

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Jul 08, 2020

David Schwimmer on the Fun of Playing a "Sexist, Pompous, Ignorant" American on Intelligence
The former Friends star dishes on his new Peacock comedy series and why the unlikable role is so "timely"

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Jul 08, 2020

Pen15 Season 2 Premiere Date Set: Maya and Anna Return in September 2020
Exclusive! Get the scoop on the return of Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle's Pen15.

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Jul 08, 2020

Netflix Unveils ‘The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 Trailer (Watch)
Netflix has released the official trailer for Season 2 of superhero series "The Umbrella Academy," premiering July 31. This time, the Hargreeves family finds themselves in 1960s Dallas, where they must face yet another apocalypse. After the events of the Season 1 finale, the family has been split up through time, all ending up with […]

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Jul 08, 2020

‘The Bachelor' Senior Citizen Spinoff Still in the Works at ABC (EXCLUSIVE)
"The Bachelor" franchise has had 40 seasons of its two flagship dating shows and spawned a number of spinoffs from "Bachelor in Paradise" to the raunchier "Bachelor Pad" to a romantic singing competition show and even a Winter Olympics-inspired series. All of those shows have one thing in common, which is the cast members are […]

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Jul 08, 2020

Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, more voice wildlife revolt in One and Only Ivan trailer
Helen Mirren, Chaka Khan, Danny DeVito, and Bryan Cranston round out the cast of new Disney movie based on Katherine Applegate's novel.

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Jul 08, 2020

Tucker Carlson continues attack on 'moron' and 'coward' Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Carlson doubled down on his claim that Duckworth, a Purple Heart recipient, hates America, while expanding his targets to include Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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Jul 08, 2020

Bubba Wallace calls out Trump for being 'wrong on the factual information' following 'hoax' tweet
Wallace appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' where he shared his initial thoughts about Donald Trump blasting him on Twitter.

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Jul 08, 2020

Chris Farley had a hilarious excuse for meal which 'horrified' Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe appeared on "Conan," Tuesday, where he shared a hilarious story about the legendary Chris Farley.

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Jul 08, 2020

Chris Farley had a hilarious excuse for meal which ‘horrified' Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe appeared on "Conan," Tuesday, where he shared a hilarious story about the legendary Chris Farley.

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Jul 07, 2020

‘Magnum P.I.,' ‘MacGyver' Showrunner Peter Lenkov Fired Over Toxic Work Environment Claims
Peter Lenkov's relationship with CBS has been terminated due to accusations the producer and showrunner created a toxic work environment on his sets, Variety has confirmed. Lenkov developed and was the showrunner on the CBS revivals of "Magnum P.I." and "MacGyver," but has now been fired from those shows. In addition, his overall deal with CBS […]

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Jul 07, 2020

Days of Our Lives Actor Peter Reckell's Father Dies at 92
"He wished he could do more for those poor people dying out there for no good reason," Peter Reckell said of his late father

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Jul 07, 2020

HBO Max Orders ‘Young Love' Animated Series Based on ‘Hair Love' Short Film by Matthew A Cherry
HBO Max has ordered 12 episodes of a new animated series called "Young Love," based on the Academy Award-winning short film "Hair Love" by Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation.Cherry created the new series and will serve as showrunner with animator Carl Jones ("The Boondocks," "Black Dynamite").The series, which will follow the same characters introduced in the short film, will be executive produced by Blue Key Entertainment's Monica A. Young, who produced "Hair Love," along with Lion Forge Animation's David Steward II and Carl Reed.Also Read: 'Perry Mason': That George Gannon Twist, Explained"Hair Love" followed the relationship between an African-American father and his daughter Zuri as they tackled a daunting task — doing Zuri's hair for the firs time together.Here is the description from HBO Max:"Filled with comedy and heart, Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family - including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter Zuri and her pet cat Rocky - as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues, and multi-generational dynamics all while striving to make a better life for themselves."Also Read: Why 'Watchmen' Director Stephen Williams Compares the Tulsa Massacre to Krypton's Destruction (Video)"I am beyond excited to continue telling the story of Stephen, Angela and Zuri and further explore the family dynamics of a young Black millennial family we established in our short film Hair

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Jul 07, 2020

Army veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth hits back at Tucker Carlson for claiming she hates America: 'Walk a mile in my legs'
Carlson claimed the Purple Heart recipient hates the United States because she's willing to listen to those who believe George Washington statues should be removed.

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Jul 07, 2020

Conan O'Brien finally ends quarantine to film show in iconic L.A. theater
Conan O'Brien wanted to help the theater where he got his start in 1985.

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Jul 07, 2020

Conan O'Brien finally ends quarantine to film show in iconic LA theater
Conan O'Brien wanted to help the theater where he got his start in 1985.

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Jul 06, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to "Valid" Criticism of Hamilton After Disney Release
Lin-Manuel Miranda admits that criticism of the Hamilton play is "valid" after it's released on Disney this week

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Jul 06, 2020

2020-2021 TV Season: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered - So Far
Updated July 6 with "DC's Stargirl" moving from streaming platform DC Universe to The CW and renewed for Season 2.Amid production shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, broadcast networks are faced with some very unprecedented problems while making their decisions about which TV series will return next season, which will come to an end and which new ones they'll be ordering for inclusion on their 2020-2021 slates.Below is every scripted show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far, along with those still awaiting their fates. We've also included the new comedies and dramas that have been picked up, along with their descriptions.You can read our pilot guide to see what projects may soon be ordered to series here.Check back throughout the coming weeks for updates.Also Read: Here's the Fall 2020 TV Schedule for Broadcast Networks - So FarNBC Renewed Series: "The Blacklist," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago Med," "Chicago P.D." (entire "Chicago" franchise renewed for three more seasons each), "Good Girls," "Law & Order: SVU" (renewed through Season 24), "Manifest," "New Amsterdam" (renewed for Seasons 3, 4 and 5), "Superstore," "This Is Us" (renewed for Seasons 5 and 6), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"Canceled/Ending Series: "Blindspot," "Bluff City Law," "Council of Dads," "The Good Place," "The InBetween," "Indebted," "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector," "Perfect Harmony," "Sunnyside," "Will & Grace"Series Awaiti

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Jul 06, 2020

Disney Star and Actor on O11ce Sebastián Athié Dies at 24
The Disney Channel Latin America announced Sebastián Athié's passing on Sunday

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Jul 06, 2020

Disney Star and O11ce Actor Sebastián Athié Dies at 24
The Disney Channel Latin America announced Sebastián Athié's passing on Sunday.

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Jul 06, 2020

This girl's reaction to Phillipa Soo in 'Hamilton' shows why representation matters
A video of a little girl declaring, "It's me!" while watching Phillipa Soo in "Hamilton" is melting hearts and sparking conversations about representation.

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Jul 06, 2020

Days of Our Lives: Kristian Alfonso Quits NBC Soap After 37 Years
After nearly four decades, Kristian Alfonso is saying goodbye to Salem. The actress, who has portrayed Hope on Days of Our Lives since 1983, will not return when the NBC soap resumes in September. "Days of Our Lives has been a vital part of both my personal and professional journey," the actress said in a […]

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Jul 06, 2020

‘Hamilton' on Disney Won't Be Heading for the Oscars — Here's Why
Yes, a stage recording of Laurence Olivier as "Othello" received nominations, as did James Whitmore for another play that was filmed.

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Jul 06, 2020

Starved for Baby Yoda? A 'Mandalorian' cereal is coming to Sam's Club later this month
The cereal is about to Forcefully fly onto Sam's Club shelves nationwide.

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Jul 06, 2020

The It List: Zac Efron explores sustainability in new travel show, Amy Schumer's challenging pregnancy featured in HBO Max doc, Charlize Theron leads band of immortal mercenaries in 'The Old Guard' and the best in pop culture the week of July 6, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we're going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for July 6-12, including the best deals we could find for each.

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Jul 06, 2020

Kevin Hart is 'a real-life Rambo' in NSFW Die Hart trailer
Kevin Hart is on a quest to become an action star in the first trailer for Quibi's 'Die Hart.'

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