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‘Supergirl’ Casts Saturn Girl for Season 3
Saturn Girl is headed to National City for “Supergirl” Season 3.
Amy Jackson will play the latest hero headed to Earth. The role marks the U.S. debut of the Bollywood actress, who started her career as a model. This won’t be the first time Saturn Girl has appeared in a live-action DC series. Alexz Johnson played the character during the eighth season of “Smallville.”
Saturn Girl, a.k.a. Imra Ardeen, is a kind, strong-willed hero who uses her telekinetic powers to help those in need. She was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and arrives on Earth just in time to help Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) face one of her biggest threats.
The hero’s first appearance in a DC comic was in 1958’s “Adventure Comics” #247. In the comics, Saturn Girl is one of the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th and 31st centuries. She »
- Jacob Bryant
'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)
Matsoukas is developing the project as a series and will executive produce as well as direct the episodes. Teaming with her is James, who will write the script as well as executive produce, while Malcolm Spellman, a writer and co-executive producer on Empire, will be the showrunner and exec produce as well.
Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital »
- Borys Kit
Leslie Abramson Won’t Watch Edie Falco Play Her in NBC’s Menendez TV Movie
Leslie Abramson, the spitfire Los Angeles defense attorney who represented one of Erik Menendez in two sensational murder trials, says she will not watch Edie Falco portray her on NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”
“Oh boy,” Abramson told TheWrap when asked about true-crime TV movie. “I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing. Goodbye.”
Before she hung up, she was asked “Are you going to watch it?” “No,” she said.
NBC and Dick Wolf Productions are betting big on Falco’s performance. »
- Susan Seager
Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream
Well that didnt take long, at all.
The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.
Per THR. »
Ratings: Star Trek: Discovery's Special CBS Premiere Draws 8 Million Viewers
Pending adjustment due to NFL and thus 60 Minutes overrun, Star Trek: Discovery‘s special linear CBS showcase on Sunday night drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating in fast nationals.
Though exact numbers have not been made available, the new Trek also led CBS All Access — the exclusive home to the sci-fi drama’s second and all future episodes — to a record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day (eclipsing the previous mark fueled by this year’s Grammy Awards). That »
‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered
Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »
- Carli Velocci
Ed Sheeran, Migos to Perform on MTV’s ‘Trl’ Premiere
MTV announced today that the first guests on its “TRL” reboot will be British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos. The first installment of the revived show will air on Oct. 2.
“TRL” will air live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ETfrom MTV’s newly expanded Times Square studio. “TRL” is hosted by D.C. Young Fly along with the show’s “squad,” which includes Tamara Dhia, Amy Pham, Erik Zachary, Lawrence Jackson and content creators such as Liza Koshy and The Dolan Twins.
In rebooting the series, which was enormously popular in its initial 1998-2008 run, the network is making significant efforts to snare its young target audience. According to a press release, the show “will integrate linear, social and digital elements and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests.” Clips from the main show will be immediately distributed to social media, supplemented by original digital segments, short-form »
- Variety Staff
Harry Knowles Sex-Assault Allegations Prompt Staff Exodus at Ain't It Cool News
Several writers have resigned from the influential movie site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) after a woman came forward to accuse that site's 45-year-old founder, Harry Knowles, of having sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago.
In a statement posted Monday to Twitter, Steve Prokopy, a Chicago-based writer who signs his reviews "Capone," called the choice to leave the site "a remarkably easy decision to make."
"I sincerely hope that the women impacted by any of these incidents have received all the support and strength they need to recover and heal," Prokopy said.
Eric Vespe, who wrote »
- Seth Abramovitch
TV Review: ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS
“Young Sheldon” is earnestly trying to do two things at once: function as a mainstream family comedy, and fit into the realm of single-camera half hours, which tend to be a bit more character-driven than most shows on CBS. “Young Sheldon,” which depicts “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper as a precocious 9-year-old in East Texas, doesn’t quite gel in either arena in its initial outing. But the premise and a few performances are interesting enough to give the show some time to find its way.
Without question it was the right decision to avoid the multi-camera format with this project. The Sheldon that TV audiences have come to know over the course of 10 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” can be a difficult person (which is partly the hook of both shows). Despite the fine work of Jim Parsons as the adult Sheldon, the physicist — given his genius Iq and his unwillingness to conform »
- Maureen Ryan
‘This Is Us’: The Biggest Tearjerk Moments
These are the biggest tearjerk moments from NBC’s “This Is Us.” »
- Danielle Turchiano
Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Susan Collins For “No” Vote On Test-Failing Healthcare Bill
As he did when Republican Sen. John McCain announced he would vote against the Gop’s latest Obamacare-kill plan, aka Graham-Cassidy Bill, ABC late night star Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter to thank Republican Sen. Susan Collins when she announced she was giving it a pass as well. Last week Kimmel likewise jumped on news McCain said he could not vote for the latest Gop stab at Trumpcare plan without a Cbo score and bipartisan input, sticking to what he previously had said he… »
Elisabeth Moss, Jim Parsons Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ (Watch)
No one is immune from the wrath of fans on Twitter — especially celebrities. And so Jimmy Kimmel’s popular segment “Mean Tweets” returns on September 25 with its 11th chapter.
Moss, who just won an Emmy for her role on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” faced this zinger from @Glambr: “Elisabeth Moss looks Stunning. I think she can clean up well, despite my grandmother’s harsh opinion that she’s hideous.”
And then there’s Parsons, star of “The Big Bang Theory” and the upcoming “Young Sheldon.” His tweet from @Vault801Dweller said: “Jim Parsons looks like a ventriloquist dummy that came to life to become a sex offender.” Parsons blinked hard, said “Oh, God!”
The segment, which was created in 2012, has had multiple editions on Kimmel’s show, including one with NFL players and another with social »
- Matt Fernandez
The Top Uses of Otis Redding Songs in Movies or TV
If you don’t know anything that Otis Redding has done then you need to get hooked up with a record or a track and take a listen. This man was one of the pioneers that helped to drive soul music towards what it is now. He actually quit school at age 15 so he could get a job to help his family pay the bills and get by, and eventually joined up with Little Richard before creating a music career that would help him skyrocket to the top with Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay. Unfortunately he was killed
The Top Uses of Otis Redding Songs in Movies or TV »
NBC Nabs ‘Bellevue’ Medical Drama From David Schulner & Peter Horton As Put Pilot
NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Bellevue, an hourlong medical drama from David Schulner, Peter Horton and Universal TV. Written by Schulner, Bellevue is produced by Dr. Eric Manheimer, MD, the former medical director at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital and author of the memoir Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, on which the series is based. Only one hospital in the world has the capability to treat Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the… »
TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’
In today’s roundup, the live musical production of “Rent” will premiere in 2019, Paramount Network offers a first look at Taylor Kitsch in “Waco,” and Sanaa Lathan joins the cast of Showtime’s “The Affair.”
The live musical production of the musical “Rent” will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on Fox. More details and casting will be announced later. Set in New York City’s East Village, “Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” the Broadway show celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “Rent” will be executive-produced by Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.
The upcoming HBO documentary “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee” will debut on Dec. 4. Told »
- Rebecca Rubin
The Fuller House Babies Are Making Some Nice Money
Is anyone else groaning at how much a pair of little kids are making for their Fuller House appearances? The Messitt twins, Dashiell and Fox, are making almost $10,000 per episode. To date they’ve made almost a quarter million just off of being cute. Now some people might think that being an adorable little kid and having the kind of pincher cheeks that drive mothers and grandmothers wild would be worth something, but $10 grand an episode? It might sound like petulance to say that a child doesn’t need to be earning this much when they’re not even old enough
The Fuller House Babies Are Making Some Nice Money »
‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘Ballers,’ and Why You Should Make Time for Guilty Pleasure TV in a Peak TV Era
The term “guilty pleasure” has taken on a whole new meaning in the peak TV era. While some may still use it for “shameful” shows they avoid bringing up on a first date, it can also apply to just about anything not widely considered to be the best.
For instance, if you’re choosing to watch “Ballers” instead of “The Deuce,” you might feel guilty about that; or if you start the next “Lethal Weapon” season even though you still haven’t tried out “The Handmaid’s Tale”; or if you scroll through Netflix, mindlessly seeking out a new show, even though you know “Better Things” — a show promising better things right there in the title — is sitting, waiting, on your DVR.
All of these professionally ill-advised choices can turn guilt-free TV into guilty pleasures. »
- Ben Travers
‘L&O True Crime: The Menendez Murders’: Harry Hamlin Set To Recur In NBC Series
Harry Hamlin is set for a key recurring role in NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Hamlin will play Barry Levin, a former Lapd officer turned attorney, who is co-counsel to Edie Falco's Leslie Abramson during the second trial of Erik Menendez. The eight-episode anthology series focuses on Lyle and Erik Menendez, brothers who were convicted in 1996 of murdering their parents. After a mistrial and deadlocked juries (there was one trial but two separate… »
EuropaCorp Acquires ‘American Flagg! Comic Book Series For Television
EuropaCorp TV Studios has acquired the rights to Howard Chaykin's classic comic book series American Flagg! for development as a television series. American Flagg! is a satirical look at a high-tech consumerist future in which the U.S. government has relocated to Mars and left the nation's Earth-bound populace to be governed by the all-encompassing corporation, "The Plex." The saga's hero, Reuben Flagg, is a former TV star with a naive understanding of the American dream… »
‘Das Boot’: Tom Wlaschiha, Vincent Kartheiser, James D’Arcy & Thierry Frémont Round Out Cast
Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), James D'Arcy (Marvel's Agent Carter) and Thierry Frémont (Juste un regard) round out the cast of Das Boot, as filming begins on the Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Sky Deutschland and Sonar Entertainment co-production. The series is shooting in Prague, La Rochelle, Malta and Munich. The four join an international cast including Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), August Wittgenstein (The Crown), Rainer Bock (Inglourious… »
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