Anna Paquin is joining “The Affair” for the Showtime series’ fifth and final season as the now-adult daughter of Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua Jackson), in a major flashforward storyline that will take us decades into the future. Paquin has been cast as a grownup Joanie Lockhart, who returns some years in the future to a climate-change ravaged Montauk to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother and bring the whole story full circle, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap. This time-jump story will run alongside the Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi-created series’ present-day plot, which picks up in the months after Alison’s death at the hands of a violent boyfriend.
Showtime has set a Penny Dreadful sequel series. The pay cable network has greenlit Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, from Penny Dreadful creator, writer and executive producer John Logan who returns in the same roles. He is joined by Michael Aguilar ( Kidding ) who will executive produce with him. Production is expected to begin in 2019. A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines…
Seth MacFarlane, who not long ago criticized Fox News for its “fringe” practices, will now be involved in Showtime’s limited series about the network’s late founder, Roger Ailes. The Orville star has been cast in The Loudest Voice in the Room, along with Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (The Girl), Simon McBurney (The Borgias) and Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders). Based […]
Showtime has renewed Jim Carrey’s comedy, “Kidding” for a second season. “Kidding” was created and executive produced by Dave Holstein, who wrote multiple episodes and serves as showrunner. The series follows Carrey as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, a beloved children’s entertainer who sees his own life upended as his personal relationships begin to implode.
“Shameless” is saying goodbye to another longtime star. Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher on the hit Showtime series, announced via Instagram that he will be leaving the show after the next episode. “I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we […]
Showtime has cast Naomi Watts to play Gretchen Carlson in its upcoming limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Watts joins Russell Crowe, who will play Ailes, in the eight-episode limited series. The project is based on New York Magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman’s best-selling book on Ailes, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” which details Ailes’ rise to power and how he built Fox News into a cable news behemoth. Sherman co-wrote the first episode with “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy, who will executive produce alongside Jason Blum.
Roy Moore ended an interview after a device that Sacha Baron Cohen said could detect sex offenders continued to go off whenever it came near the former Senate candidate.
“The Affair” has been renewed for Season 5 at Showtime, which will be the critically-acclaimed drama’s final season. The renewal comes ahead of the Season 4 finale, which will air Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. “We love the intimacy, the nuance and the emotional honesty of ‘The Affair’s’ subjective examination of both infidelity and […]
Sacha Baron Cohen tricked former Vice President Dick Cheney into signing a "waterboard kit" and offered it on eBay, with proceeds going to Amnesty International.
Showtime has ordered a pilot for “Now What With Amanda de Cadenet,” the network’s first-ever news magazine show. The half-hour weekly series will explore America’s current social, sexual, cultural and political issues from de Cadenet’s feminist point of view. “It’s a historically significant time to be a woman — and an incredibly divisive time in our culture,” de Cadenet said in a press release Tuesday.
As a child of the ’90s, 22-year-old RJ Cyler missed out on the ’70s heyday of such groundbreaking standup comics as Richard Pryor and George Carlin. “My dad was always a person of the old school era,” Cyler tells Yahoo TV about time-traveling back to the ’70s to play Adam, a young African-American comic pursuing dreams of stardom even in the face of prejudice.