An almost two-minute trailer for Season 2 of American Gods is out, showcasing the ongoing squabbles between the Old Gods and New Gods. Based on the Nail Gaiman novel, the show will have its Season 2 bow on Sunday, March 10 at 8 PM ET/PT on Starz. American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Nappily Ever After) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane (Deadwood, John Wick) as Mr. Wednesday. The one-hour drama centers on a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods, as the traditional…
Gillian Anderson is set to star as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of The Crown. The X-Files star has been signed up to play the Iron Lady, although viewers will likely have to wait more than a year to see her on screens as the third season of the Left Bank drama has yet to air. The third season of the Netflix drama, which will air this year, will see Olivia Colman replace Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and Tobias Menzies replacing…
Pete Davidson joined “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che for the “Saturday Night Live” news segment’s first installment of 2019 to do two important things: 1) reassure “SNL” viewers he’s OK after the cryptic suicide threat he made on social media last month and 2) give a film review with John Mulaney. “I’m great,” Davidson told Jost and Che. “As you know, I’ve had a really crazy month and I want to talk about something that matters a lot to me.” “Mental health?” Jost asked. “No, the new Clint Eastwood movie, ‘The Mule,'” Davidson replied. And there to help him open up about the 2018 drama was former “SNL” writer Mulaney, who Davidson has been hanging out with a lot recently. Also Read: 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump Plays 'Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition' With Congress (Video) “I’ve been spending time with Pete to show him you can have a life in comedy that is not insane,” Mulaney said. “A sober, domestic life.” “Yeah, and after observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide,” Davidson joked, while laughing and getting the “Update” studio audience to chuckle too. “I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t make that joke. It is funny though,” he added, while laughing some more. Mulaney then turned to Davidson and said, “Pete, look at me, look me in the eye. You are loved by many and we are glad you are OK. Now back to ‘The Mule.'” Also Read: 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Star Rachel Brosnahan to Host First 'SNL' of 2019 Then Davidson and Mulaney launched into a review of their new favorite obsession: “The greatest, weirdest, most bananas movie ever made about a 90-year-old drug mule.” Davidson appeared for a few sketches Saturday night, including the cold open, in which he played a Clemson football player who manages to end the government shutdown during a game of “Deal or No Deal” with Alec Baldwin’s Trump. Watch the video above. Read original story ‘SNL': Pete Davidson Addresses Suicide Threat – And Reviews ‘The Mule’ With John Mulaney (Video) At TheWrap
Leslie Jones is not happy with Tuesday’s announcement that Sony is planning another “Ghostbusters” sequel, which will ignore the 2016 female-driven revival in which she starred. “So insulting,” she wrote in a tweet Saturday, adding that it’s like the version she starred in “dint [sic] count.” “It’s like something trump would do,” she tweeted. “(Trump voice) ‘Gonna redo ghostbusteeeeers, better with men, will be huge. Those women ain’t ghostbusteeeeers’ ugh so annoying. Such a d–k move. And I don’t give f–k I’m saying something!!” See the tweet at the bottom. Also Read: Ghostbusters Are Back in First Teaser for Jason Reitman's Sequel (Video) Jason Reitman has co-written a screenplay with Gil Kenan and will direct the new sequel to the original “Ghostbusters,” which was directed by Reitman’s father, Ivan Reitman in 1984, as well as the 1989 sequel. Described as “the next chapter” in the story started by the 1984 original, it will involve the passing of a torch to a new generation of paranormal investigators. The new film will have no connection to the 2016 film directed by Paul Feig that starred Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The as-yet untitled film will go into production this summer for release in summer 2020. Also Read: Funny or Die Mashes Up 'Ghostbusters' With Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Velvet Buzzsaw' (Video) Read original story Leslie Jones Calls ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel ‘Insulting’ and ‘a D— Move’ At TheWrap
It’s pilot season — when broadcast networks decide which of dozens of prospective shows should become full-fledged series. TheWrap’s complete network pilot guide will keep you up to speed on the status of every project under consideration by ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. In cases where they’ve already ordered a show to series, we’ll say so. Check back often for regular updates. ABC: Comedy / Drama CBS: Comedy / Drama The CW: Drama Fox: Comedy / Drama NBC: Comedy / Drama ABC COMEDY HAPPY ACCIDENT Writer(s): Jon Pollack, Abraham Higginbotham Director: Kat Coiro Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: Two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. (Single camera) Back to Top Also Read: NBC Orders 'Council of Dads' Drama Pilot From Former 'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunners ABC DRAMA THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY Writer(s): Katie Wech Producer(s): Heather Graham; David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Television; Liane Moriarty Studio: ABC Studios Logline: After a string of failed romances, successful hypnotherapist Ellen is optimistic about her current boyfriend. But then he reveals a disturbing truth: a stalker ex-girlfriend (Graham) has been following him for years. Ellen finds herself intrigued – and oddly thrilled by the stalker, entirely unaware that they’ve already met. Based on the bestselling book by Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies). Cast: Heather Graham NYPD BLUE Writer(s): Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton Producer(s): Dayna Bocho Director: Jesse Bocho Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: The return of NYPD Blue follows Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder. Cast: Alona Tai, Kim Delaney, Bill Brochtrup Back to Top Also Read: ABC Picks Up Heather Graham-Led 'Hypnotist's Love Story' Drama Pilot From 'Big Little Lies' Author CBS COMEDY BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA Writer(s): Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, Gina Yashere Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: After having a heart attack, a man falls in love with his Nigerian nurse and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance. (Multi-camera) Cast: Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Matt Jones THE STORY OF US Writer(s): Mike Royce Producer(s): Nick Stoller, Conor Welch Studio: Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios Logline: A story told through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family. (Hybrid) Back to Top CBS DRAMA EVIL Writer(s): Robert King & Michelle King Producer(s): Liz Glotzer Studio: CBS Television Studios Logline: A series about the battle between science and religion, EVIL focuses on a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. SURVEILLANCE Writer(s): David C. White Producer(s): Matt Reeves Director: Patricia Riggen Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/CBS Television Studios. Logline: A spy thriller about around the head of communications for the NSA, a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own. Cast: Sophia Bush, Dennis Haysbert, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Matthew Modine, Allen Leech, Raphael Acloque Back to Top Also Read: Michael B Jordan Takes a Shot to Avoid Telling Fallon What He's Thinking About Tessa Thompson (Video) CW Drama BATWOMAN Writer(s): Caroline Dries Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns Director: David Nutter Studio: Warner Bros. Television Logline: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Cast: Ruby Rose Back to Top FOX COMEDY BLESS THE HARTS — ordered straight-to-series Writer(s): Emily Spivey Producer(s): Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Seth Cohen, Kristen Wiig Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: BLESS THE HARTS follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter. (Animated) Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz DUNCANVILLE — ordered straight-to-series Writer(s): Mike Scully & Julie Scully Producer(s): Amy Poehler, Dave Becky Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television Logline: DUNCANVILLE follows Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, along with his friends and family. His high-strung mom, Annie, constantly is trying to prevent her son from ruining his life. VOICES: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa HAPPY ACCIDENT Writer(s): Jon Pollack, Abraham Higginbotham Director: Kat Coiro Studio: 20th Century Fox Television/ABC Studios Logline: Two Pittsburgh families — a father with three adult daughters, and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son — are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. (Single camera) Back to Top FOX DRAMA FILTHY RICH Writer/Director: Tate Taylor Producer(s): Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, John Norris Studio: 20th Century Fox Television Logline: A Southern Gothic dramedy revolving around two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town, but becoming part of the family empire. Back to Top NBC COMEDY LIKE MAGIC Writer(s): Bridget Kyle & Vicky Luu Producer(s): Matt Hubbard, Kelly Pancho Director: Julie Anne Robinson Studio: Universal Television Logline: A workplace comedy that follows an optimistic young woman pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace. (Single camera) SAVING KENAN Writer(s): Jackie Clarke Producer(s): Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer Studio: Universal Television Logline: Kenan Thompson stars as a newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives. (Single camera) Cast: Kenan Thompson Back to Top NBC DRAMA BLUFF CITY LAW (W.T.) Writer(s): Dean Georgaris Producer(s): David Janollari, Michael Aguliar Studio: Universal Television Logline: A character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship. COUNCIL OF DADS Writer(s): Tony Phelan & Joan Rater Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, James Oh, Bruce Feiler Studio: Universal Television Logline: Based on Bruce Feiler’s memoir of the same name, the drama revolves around a father whose life is thrown into upheaval when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Facing his morality, he and his wife assemble a group of friends to support his family and guide them through life’s challenges. EMERGENCE Writer(s): Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters Producer(s): Robert Atwood Director: Paul McGuigan Studio: ABC Studios Logline: A character-driven genre thriller that centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. LAW & ORDER: HATE CRIMES — ordered straight-to-series Producer(s): Dick Wolf, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski, Arthur Forney, Michael Chernuchin, Julie Martin, Mariska Hargitay, Alex Chapple Studio: Universal Television Logline: Based on the real-life Hate Crimes Task Force within the New York Police Department. The unit works under the Special Victims Unit (the basis for SVU) within the department and often borrows SVU detectives for help with investigations. LINCOLN Writer(s): VJ Boyd, Mark Bianculli Producer(s): Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan Studio: Sony Pictures Television/Universal Television Logline: Based on the internationally bestselling book series, “Lincoln” follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD. PRISM Writer/Director: Daniel Barnz Producer(s): Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Ben Barnz Studio: Universal Television Logline: A provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved. Each new version of the facts ratchets up the mystery and the suspense, calling into question everything we have seen so far and asking is the right person on trial? Driven by an ensemble of complicated characters, the show lets the audience ask if truth matters less than who can tell the most compelling story. ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Writer(s): Austin Winsberg Producer(s): Jesse Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Jason Wang Director: Paul Feig Logline: An innovative musical dramedy about a whip-smart but socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly able to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and even big musical numbers that they perform just for her. With this new ability at her disposal, she is able to use her “gift” to not only help herself understand people in her life, but also to help others around her. Back to Top Read original story TV Pilot Season 2019: TheWrap’s Complete Guide At TheWrap
Famed ventriloquist Terry Fator has been accused of elder abuse by his mother and not answering lingering questions about his sister’s death.
Hulu will not be going back to Mars — at least not with Sean Penn. The streamer has canceled Penn’s space-exploration drama “The First” after one season. The high-profile project was Penn’s first-ever starring role on a TV series, but it was met with lackluster reviews. The series followed the first human mission to Mars in the not-too-distant future. The character drama focused on the astronauts who embark on the mission but also their families, loved ones and the people participating back on Earth. It explored the challenges that go into interplanetary colonization. Also Read: Rival Fyre Festival Docs Ignite Fiery Words Between Filmmakers Penn stared opposite Natascha McElhone, along with LisaGay Hamilton, Hannah Ware, Keiko Agena, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Anna Jacoby-Heron, Brian Lee Franklin and Oded Fehr. “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon created the drama for Hulu. The series was initially set as a limited series, but Willimon had previously told the TheWrap that he wasn’t done with the story. “I mean, I didn’t set out to do a limited series,” he said. And while he didn’t say exactly how many seasons he envisioned, he did say he “certainly [has] a plan for the story,” which includes telling the story of the astronauts’ journey to Mars in parallel with the story of those left on Earth. Willimon and Jordan Tappis’ Westward Productions owned and produced “The First,” which was co-financed by Hulu alongside the UK’s Channel 4 and IMG. Read original story Hulu Cancels Sean Penn Drama ‘The First’ After the First Season At TheWrap
Wendy Williams will be taking time off from her daytime talk show due to complications with Graves disease, producers announced on Friday. “Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment,” a statement from the host’s family said. “Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being.” No end date for her hiatus was given, but “The Wendy Williams Show” distributor Debmar-Mercury said that the company would “will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready.” Also Read: Wendy Williams Apologizes for 'Less Than Stellar' Show After Taking Painkillers Last month, Williams offered an apology to viewers after appearing to flub her words and struggling to read a teleprompter. She attributed the mistakes to medications she had been taking for a recent shoulder injury. Earlier in 2018, Williams had taken a three-week hiatus after being diagnosed with Graves disease, an autoimmune disorder which affects the thyroid. “Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being,” the Williams family statement continued. “Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family’s privacy during this time.” “The Wendy Williams Show” is set to return with original episodes the week of Jan. 28 with a rotating stable of guest hosts. Read original story Wendy Williams to Take Hiatus From Talk Show Due to ‘Complications’ With Graves Disease At TheWrap
Three years ago, Netflix overwhelmed Television Academy members by sending out a 20-pound shipment of DVD screeners. It was an exercise in excess, as insiders suggested that the streamer spent as much as $4 million to produce and ship the multiple boxes. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos hated the idea of sending out these […]
On Friday’s "The View," 2020 democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro was questioned by host Meghan McCain about his lack of experience, something she said was a main criticism of Donald Trump when he ran for president.
Hulu has released the official trailer for PEN15, its new comedy series starring real-life longtime buds, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle. According to the official logline, PEN15 is middle school as it really happened. Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual 13-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen. The series is created, written, and executive…
EXCLUSIVE: Unsolved Mysteries is back after Netflix revived the long-running true crime and paranormal franchise. The series, which was hosted by Robert Stack and ran for over 500 episodes between 1987 and 2010, is being refreshed by Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy and his company 21 Laps Entertainment and Netflix. I hear that Levy is overseeing the revamp in association with Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, the original production company run by the show's creators John…
Fyre director Chris Smith said he wasn’t interested in “a movie that made fun of people.” Instead, he looked for event planners, programmers, construction workers and others who worked in good faith to make the Fyre Festival a reality.
Supergirl is getting a new addition to the team, one whose powers include the ability to blaze trails with a single photo. The CW on Friday unveiled the first shot of Nicole Maines (aka CatCo reporter Nia Nal) in full costume as Dreamer, something fans have eagerly awaited since the network announced the casting of […]
Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, and Amber Rose Revah talk about the various sociopolitical responses to Netflix's "The Punisher."
The Netflix movie Bird Box was, as Kim Kardashian learned pretty quickly, an instant hit. In fact, it has allegedly been watched by 80 million people since the first four weeks following its release.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend discuss what led to their "biggest fight ever," which took place at the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
The award-winning actor said the only issue that matters in the 2020 presidential election is who can beat Donald Trump, but he's not sure yet who that person is.