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‘The President is Missing’: Showtime Adapting Bill Clinton & James Patterson’s Thriller Novel Into a TV Show
2013 was a big year for fictional movie thrillers involving the President of the United States, with Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down both blasting into theaters within three months of each other. Those were simpler times when movies about the president didn’t pale in comparison to the hellish nightmare of the behavior of the actual […]
- Ben Pearson
Fox Developing Drama Based on Book ‘Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class’ (Exclusive)
Fox has ordered a script for a drama series based on the book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The book by Lawrence Otis Graham was a non-fiction piece in which Graham interviewed members of some of the most prominent black families in America. The series is described as a multi-generational family drama uncovering the lives of America’s black upper class by chronicling a dazzling Chicago dynasty with a dark secret threatening to rip it apart.
Should it move forward, “Our Kind of People” would be the latest Fox show to focus on wealthy black Americans. The network has found great success with “Empire,” which explores the drama inside of a multi-million dollar family-run record label headed by characters played by Terrence Howard and »
- Joe Otterson
The Last Ship to End After Season 5? 'Far Too Early' to Tell, TNT Responds
The Nathan James hasn’t necessarily been decommissioned just yet.
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TNT tells TVLine that contrary to what The Last Ship cast member Travis Van Winkle, who plays Danny Green, announced (and later deleted) via Instagram earlier this week, the action-drama is not necessarily heading into dry dock after next summer’s Season 5.
“We shot two seasons simultaneously; the fourth is currently on the air and the fifth will return next summer,” reads the network’s statement. “We greenlit the fifth with the idea that it could be the final season, however »
‘Orville’ Ratings Fall To Earth Without NFL Lead-In, ‘Zoo’ Finale Down From 2016
In what is the calm before the storm of fall premieres that will hit the small screen next week, Thursday saw a demo win for Fox as Gotham (1.0/4) returned and The Orville (1.1/4) debuted in its regular slot. Moving from its long-held Monday perch to Thursday, the fourth season of the Batman backstory series opened down double digits from its Season 3 opener of September 19, 2016. Declining 17% among adults 18-49 from the fast affiliates of last year's debut, Gotham was… »
Gordon Ramsay ‘24 Hours To Hell & Back’ Restaurant Series Gets Fox Order
Gordon Ramsay is expanding his Fox portfolio with a new unscripted series. The network has ordered eight episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back, a restaurant makeover show from the Emmy-nominated host, chef, producer and hospitality expert. Produced by Studio Ramsay, the series will feature Ramsay going through hell in order to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all within 24 hours. It’s in the vein of Ramsay’s Hotel Hell, in which he… »
Arrowverse Crossover: Quantico's Russell Tovey Cast as Gay Superhero
Where there’s a will, there’s… The Ray: Quantico and Looking vet Russell Tovey has been tapped to play gay superhero The Ray in The CW’s four-part Arrow-verse crossover, TVLine has learned. What’s more, Tovey will also voice the role of The Ray in CW Seed’s forthcoming animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
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The official character description for The Ray is as follows:
Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. »
TVLine Items: The X-Files Goes 'Home' Again, Discovery After-Show and More
The X-Files is bringing back one of its most memorable faces — but there’s a twist.
Karin Konoval, who played a nightmare-inducing, mutant-breeding amputee in the iconic 1996 episode “Home,” will appear in Season 11 in multiple roles, EW.com reports.
The X-Files is slated to return midseason on Fox.
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* Star Trek: Discovery is getting its own live after-show: After Trek will debut this Sunday at 11 pm Et/8 pm Pt on CBS All Access, following Discovery‘s series premiere, »
Female Negan Walking Dead Cosplayer is Impressive
Some people seem to have an issue with cosplayers that step outside of gender boundaries, which is kind of silly. After all cosplay is all about the desire of the fan to dress up like who they want. Granted, with some roles it can seem a little odd but it’s still impressive when anyone takes the time and effort to put as much as they can into a costume. Negan from The Walking Dead has become quite the icon in cosplay recently, and both men and women have gotten into the act with great enthusiasm. That’s why when a woman
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‘Overtime’ Revelation: Barney Frank Tells Bill Maher His Cousin Was A Stooge
Yes, you heard right. If you were watching the YouTube-only Overtime segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, you might have learned something new about former congressman Barney Frank: His cousin was a Stooge. Shemp, to be specific, and a first cousin once removed, to be precise. The former Massachusetts congressman, along with Maher and Real Time guest Bob Costas, were discussing the controversy over Espn’s Jemele Hill, who caused a firestorm by tweeting that… »
USA and Oxygen Acquire Rerun Rights to ‘Chicago P.D.’
“Chicago P.D.” is one of three Chicago-based procedurals that have become pillars of NBC’s primetime lineup. “Chicago Fire” launched the franchise in 2012, followed by “Chicago P.D.” in 2014 and “Chicago Med” in 2015. Last season, NBC fielded a fourth installment, the legal-themed “Chicago Justice,” but the show was not renewed for a second year.
The “Chicago” shows have been solid performers for NBC but according to industry sources they have been a tough sell in domestic syndication. “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” have been on the market for some time. Industry sources said “P.D.” in the combined deal with NBCUniversal siblings USA and Oxygen fetched about $500,000 an episode. That »
- Cynthia Littleton
Is E!s “Look Book” Worth a Look?
The brand new series “Look Book” on E! is the Kardashian-Jenner girls’ celebration of their unique fashion that takes a close up look at what they believe to be their best ten looks over the past decade. The bigger question being, “is the show worth watching?” The answer to the query isn’t a solid yes or no, but rather, it depends on what you’re into. For some people, it will be a waste of time and for others, it would be great. Here is why we take this stand More Kardashian reality If you are a fan of the Kardashian
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
‘Real Time’: Bob Costas Proposes Solution To NFL’s Anthem Problem
With President Donald Trump tossing out some red-meat comments tonight about NFL players who protest the National Anthem – “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” – NBC sportscaster Bob Costas offered up a slightly more elegant solution. Costas, appearing tonight on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, didn’t seem willing to go quite as far as Maher in blanket-defending Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee – and lost a career – to protest police shootings of black… »
Fuller House: We Finally Saw Inside Kimmy's Bizarre House!
Fuller House Season 3 went where no one has gone before -- The Gibbler House.
It's been 30 years since Fuller House' flagship series Full House premiered and even though Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) has been part of the magic all along, we've never seen inside the quirky house that fostered such a
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- Megan Vick
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Michelle Lewin
Fitness model Michelle Lewin has experienced an enormous amount of success in a very short period of time. Born in Venezuela, Michelle comes from very modest beginnings. Like many children in contemporary times, she never knew her father. Even her stepfather exited her life when she was 14, divorcing her mother and basically leaving them with nothing. She has come a long way from living in an unfurnished apartment to being one of the top fitness models in the world. Did I mention she is absolutely gorgeous? Not to mention that she is one of the most fit models in
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- Rick Wallace
When Does NCIS Premiere?
It's that time of year again, folks. NCIS is back for its 15th season - wowza! -- and we've got all the need-to-know information about its return.
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- Lindsay Macdonald
CAA Head Of TV Literary Ryan Ly Exits
Exclusive: In a surprising move, Ryan Ly has exited Creative Artists Agency after 12 years, most recently as the head of the agency’s TV lit department. After a brief stint at UTA right after college, Ly started at CAA in 2005. He had been a rising star at the agency where his clients have included Better Call Saul showrunner Peter Gould, Castle Rock co-creator creator Sam Shaw, and Good Girls Revolt Dana Calvo. Details about the circumstances surrounding Ly’s sudden… »
The Top Frankie Muniz Appearances Outside of “Malcolm in the Middle”
Frankie Muniz is best known for his breakout role as the main character in “Malcolm in the Middle.” Currently he’s appearing on “Dancing with the Stars.” He started his acting career at the age of 8, at a talent show where he played the part of Tiny Tim in a local production of “A Christmas Carol.” He started out appearing in television commercials and then progressed to meatier roles, with Malcolm being his most beloved to date. Muniz has also made several short term and cameos outside of his hit series. Here are his top five appearances outside of “Malcolm
- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Mariah Carey Will Reportedly Film Her Tour Life For TV
Who isn’t familiar with reality television star and popular singer Mariah Carey? Even people that don’t really consider themselves fans know who she is as soon as they hear the name. This alone attests to her popularity and the fact that she has managed make a name for herself and remain relevant in a world where it is extremely difficult to do so. Where many other performers have fallen by the wayside, her career has spanned several decades now, something that is almost impossible for many stars to achieve. For people that are dedicated fans, it is important to know
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- Nat Berman
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Photos: Starfleet and Klingons Boldly Go on an All-New ‘Trek’ Adventure
- Hanh Nguyen
People Are Freaking Out Over Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy
In case you haven't heard because you are under a rock, Kylie Jenner announced that she was pregnant today. The father is Travis Scott, who Jenner has been dating since April, and the baby is due in February, according to reports.
The youngest of the Kardashian clan -- well, from the Keeping Up with
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- Tim Surette
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