Star Renewed for Season 2 at Fox
Press one finger to your ear and get ready to belt out some glory notes: Star has been renewed for a second season.
Fox announced the return of Lee Daniels’ second music drama on Monday.
Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes, TVLine has confirmed.
In a special, post-Empire launch, Star debuted to 6.7 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating. Season to date, it is averaging 4.6 million viewers and a 1.5 rating, ranking third among Fox dramas in both measures (behind Empire and Lethal Weapon, both of »
‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere Date Set by FX
FX has set the premiere date for the third season of “Fargo.” The newest installment of the anthology series from writer and executive producer Noah Hawley will debut Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. on the cable channel.
Currently in production in Calgary, the third season of “Fargo” stars Ewan McGregor as twins Emmit and Ray Stussy — Emmit the parking-lot king of Minnesota, Ray a balding, pot-bellied parole officer who blames his brother for his misfortunes. Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and David Thewlis also star.
The new season is set in the year 2010, making it the most contemporary installment in the crime-drama anthology loosely inspired by the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Speaking at the Television Critics association press tour in January, executive producer Warren Littlefield said of Hawley’s approach to the season, “Noah is enjoying that technology in many ways is supposed to unite; and, in fact, perhaps »
- Daniel Holloway
Paula Abdul To Co-Star As Herself In Kourtney Kang NBC Comedy Pilot
Paula Abdul, who provided inspiration for the story that became NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from Kourney Kang, is set as a series regular in the project, produced by Nahnatchka Khan. Written by Kang, based on her life, and to be directed by Fred Savage, the untitled comedy centers on young Katie (Isabella Russo) and explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She deals with real-world issues like… »
Fox's 'Lethal Weapon' Renewed for Season 2
Fox is bringing back another one of its first-year series.
A day after renewing freshman comedy The Mick, the network has also handed a season two pickup to Lethal Weapon. The drama will be back for a 22-episode second season.
“Lethal Weapon continues to fire on all cylinders,” said network entertainment president David Madden. “Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast. We want to thank »
- Kate Stanhope
C Thomas Howell Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Recurring Role (Exclusive)
C. Thomas Howell has booked a recurring role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” TheWrap has learned. The former “Outsiders” star will recur on the upcoming fifth season of the drama, playing Dr. Brogan, the court-appointed therapist for Liev Schreiber’s title character. Howell is the latest actor to be cast on the show, joining “Quantico” alum Graham Rogers, who will star in a season-long arc next year. Adina Porter, Brian White and Lili Simmons will also appear. Also Read: Showtime Partners With Alex Gibney for 'American Jihad' Documentary In addition to his breakout role in “The Outsiders,” Howell »
- Reid Nakamura
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Season 11 Premiere Date Set at Netflix
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” fans, we have movie sign! On Tuesday, Netflix announced the premiere date for the 11th season of the beloved cult TV series about a man and two robot companions riffing on bad movies. The new season of the series will debut on April 14. The announcement was made at a special preview screening of the first episode in Los Angeles. Also Read: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Reboot Smashes Crowdfunding Record Original series creator Joel Hodgson began a Kickstarter campaign to relaunch the show in November 2015. It raised more than $6.3 million, surpassing the record set by the “Veronica. »
- Joe Otterson
Louis Ck Books 2 Netflix Stand-up Comedy Specials
Netflix has nabbed two new stand-up comedy specials from Louis C.K.. The first, titled “2017,” was filmed in Washington DC and will premiere on April 4. “Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand up. He has also been a thought leader in the business of comedy,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “We have marveled at his creativity and his ability to invent comedically and commercially, and are thrilled that he is bringing his newest specials to Netflix.” “Innovative” is right. Not only is Ck lauded for his actual material and bare-bones. »
- Tony Maglio
TV Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Goes to Memphis, Snags a Win
“This Is Us” caused a flood of tears last night, and brought in its now-usual flood of eyeballs in the 18-49 demographic for NBC. The all-Randall episode drew a 2.5 rating in the demo and an average audience of 9.37 million viewers, up from last week and just around its average. The finale of “The Wall” notched a 1.4 in the demo and 5.9 million viewers. After “This Is Us,” “Chicago Fire” came in with a 1.6 and 7.07 million viewers.
CBS, ever the anti-ageist, continues to be the biggest draw of total viewers. “NCIS” brought in 14.69 million of them, with a 1.6 rating in the demo. “Bull” reeled in its usual 1.3 in the demo and 10.56 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” came in at a 1.1 and 9.42 million viewers.
ABC’s Tuesday comedy block began with a steady “The Middle” with a 1.5 and 6.26 million viewers. “American Housewife” dipped slightly to a 1.4 and 5.18 million viewers. “Fresh Off the Boat” ticked up to a 1.1 and 3.8 million »
- Oriana Schwindt
Fox’s Marvel Pilot Casts Jamie Chung As Blink
Jamie Chung is crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe. The actress, who recurred as Valerie Vale on Batman prequel series Gotham, has been cast as a series regular on another Fox comic book drama project, the X-Men-themed untitled Marvel pilot. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an… »
‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)
Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.
“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Jason Ritter to Star in ABC Dramedy Pilot The Gospel of Kevin
No pressure Jason Ritter, but you’ve got the whole world in your hands.
The Parenthood vet is set to play the title role in The Gospel of Kevin, an hour-long comedic drama pilot about a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
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Chazz Palminteri Joins CBS’ Comedy Pilot ‘Distefano’
Chazz Palminteri has booked a series regular role opposite Chris Distefano and Annie Potts in Distefano, CBS' comedy pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and Sony TV. Inspired by the comedy of Distefano, the project centers on Izzy (Diane Guerrero) and Chris, two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families – one Colombian American, one Italian. Palminteri will play Tony, Chris’ (Distefano) dad, a… »
CSI Vet Marg Helgenberger Joins Fox's Behind Enemy Lines Pilot
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Loosely based on the 2001 Owen Wilson/Gene Hackman movie, the Fox project is described as a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped — you guessed it — behind enemy lines. The “distinctly patriotic series” will offer a multi-perspective narrative that follows soldiers on the ground, the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier and intelligence officers in D. »
‘Somewhere Between’: Devon Sawa Cast In ABC Summer Drama Series
Nikita alum Devon Sawa has been cast opposite Paula Patton in Somewhere Between, ABC's thriller drama series with a supernatural twist, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for summer 2017. Written by Legend Of The Seeker and Taxi Brooklyn co-creator Stephen Tolkin and based on a Korean format, Somewhere Between centers on superstar news producer and fiercely loving mom Laura Price (Patton). She isn't crazy: She knows her daughter Serena is going to be… »
Brad Garrett Cast In ‘The Get’ CBS Internet Journalism Drama Pilot
Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett has signed on as a series regular in CBS drama pilot The Get, from 11.22.63 developer/showrunner Bridget Carpenter. Written/executive produced by Friday Night Lights alumna and playwright Carpenter, The Get centers on a team of tireless internet journalists who pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today's anything-goes world of reporting. Garrett will play Bill, a… »
Kellyanne Conway Making Return To TV On Fox News Channel’s ‘Hannity’ Tonight
TV news has been shockingly Kellyanne Conway-free for more than a week now. That nightmare ends tonight when Conway appears on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, after which she will put in an appearance on Fnc’s Fox & Friends Thursday morning. News of these bookings came to light after CNN reported the Trump White House had decided to put Conway on TV time-out in the wake of the “Flynn debacle,” though she has done TV, and she has been at today’s White House press… »
This is Us: We’re Definitely Going to See William Again
If you don’t know that William died in last night’s episode by now then honestly I don’t really care about spoiling it for you. We all knew it was going to happen so don’t complain after reading that sentence. William, played by Ron Cephas Jones, was an excellent character on the show and like every week, last night audience members cried during the show. But William’s passing was particularly tough and left a bigger hole than normal in all of our hearts. However, like Milo Ventimiglia’s character Jack who is already dead, does this mean that William is never coming
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- Nat Berman
Brad Garrett Cast in CBS Pilot ‘The Get’
Garrett is set to play Bill, described as a hardworking reporter who has spent his life working up to the position of executive producer. He joins existing cast member Emayatzy Corinealdi, who will play Noelle, described as a fearless journalist who never backs down from a story she cares about.
Produced by CBS Television Studios, “The Get” follows a team of tireless internet journalists as they pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today’s anything-goes world of reporting.
The pilot hales from writer and executive producer Bridget Carpenter and CBS Television Studios. Carpenter previously served as showrunner on Hulu time-travel drama “11.22.63,” which she executive produced with J.J. Abrams. She was a consulting producer on the first season of Abrams’ HBO sci-fi drama “Westworld.” Her other television credits include Sundance TV’s “The Red Road,” NBC »
- Daniel Holloway
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