Posted May 17, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongIt’s a good day to be a Trekkie.Fresh off of giving us the first “Star Trek: Discovery” photo (above), CBS has revealed news that fans will find just as exciting: We’re getting more episodes of the upcoming series, plus a companion show.The network has upped the “Star Trek: Discovery” order to 15 episodes, as CBS announced during an upfront presentation Wednesday, according to Deadline. On top of that, CBS All Access will stream “Talking Trek,” a series that presumably will delve deeper into all things “Discovery.” Suddenly, the delays we’ve been subjected to don’t seem so bad — not when we have more to look forward to.”Discovery” was initially expected to premiere in early 2017, but its debut was pushed to allow enough time for the show to be made in a way that will do the famed franchise justice. Now, if only it could just come quicker…[via: Deadline] The sixth episode is currently being filmed, and we’re looking at a fall premiere date. That means we’re getting two more episodes than originally planned.
“I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do.'”While Fallon is a people pleaser, he also doesn’t want to pander to public whims. If there’s one bad thing on Twitter about me, it will make me upset,” he said. Fallon said, explaining this moment to me. I was just trying to have fun.”Since taking over “The Tonight Show,” Fallon has emphasized “fun” over pointed political commentary. I didn’t mean anything by it. “So, after this happened, I was devastated. “Just because some people bash me on Twitter, it’s not going to change my humor or my show.” “I don’t want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is funny,”he said. Posted May 17, 2017 by Kelly WooGood ratings and buzz are to be had by comedians making fun of President Donald Trump — exhibit A: “Saturday Night Live.” But Jimmy Fallon is experiencing the flipside of that after a much-criticized, “softball” interview he conducted with the then-candidate last September.”The Tonight Show” has fallen behind Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” in the ratings (Colbert, who has been excoriating Trump recently, is exhibit B). And Fallon has finally opened up to the New York Times about the backlash he faced after Trump’s appearance, particularly over Fallon ruffling Trump’s hair.”I’m a people pleaser. I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Mr. Celebrity interviews usually include some kind of game, like “Lip Sync Battle.” But in the era of Trump, even the middle ground is seemingly dangerous territory, and Fallon acknowledged that people “have a right to be mad.”Still, he defended the hair-ruffling moment.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) May 12, 2017If he really The One? When you see the list, keep a few names in mind.Reality Steve has been posting filming spoilers for the season, including this note last week:(SPOILER): In case you haven’t been paying attention during filming, Rachel will be engaged to one of these 3… I’ll have what happened in between all that stuff in your episode-by-episode spoilers coming soon, but I can tell you with full confidence that: Rachel is engaged to Peter Kraus.”Here’s Peter coming out of the limo:Peter Kraus… The full list with bios should be posted to the official site after that. on Mondays after that.Want more stuff like this? Dean was eliminated at final 4, and the final 3 guys met her family here in Dallas a couple weeks ago. They then jetted off to Spain for the final rose ceremony, which happened last Thursday, May 11th. pic.twitter.com/Brl4HuMSXS
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Today, Steve updated with details on Rachel’s final four and (rumored, for now, at least) Chosen One:”We know her final 4 were Dean Unglert, Peter Kraus, Eric Bigger, and Bryan Abasolo. Like us on Facebook. Posted May 17, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay’s “journey” to find at least a temporary fiancé begins Monday, May 22 on ABC, and we now have spoilers on her end game.ABC is revealing Rachel’s bachelors today (May 17) at 4:30 p.m. The spoilers are usually right (they were right about Bachelor Nick Viall picking Vanessa), but every so often the sources are wrong, so keep a semi-open mind as you watch Rachel’s season play out.Also, keep your mind, and eyes, open on which Un-Chosen Ones might go from here to “Bachelor in Paradise,” and try to see which one you’d pick to be the 2018 Bachelor.”The Bachelorette” premieres this Monday at 9 p.m., after “Dancing With the Stars,” then airs from 8-10 p.m. ET on Facebook Live.
William Harper, Stacy McKee, Zoanne Clack and Debbie Allen are executive producers. Posted May 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneBetween the sirens and the yelling, this clip from the “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 finale is officially freaking us the f*@k out.It looks like this might be the very first scene of Episode 24, “Ring of Fire,” which airs Thursday, May 18 on ABC. They are all blocked by security, since there’s a lockdown, until Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) shows up to say she ordered the lockdown and these three are cleared to come into the building ’cause she needs their help. It picks up directly from the final scene of Episode 23, with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) preparing to enter Grey Sloan right as a firebomb goes off. “Fire in the hospital trumps rapist on the loose!” But if there’s a fire, maybe they should be evacuating instead of letting more people in?Here’s the clip:And here’s the full finale press release from ABC:THE DOCTORS ARE AT RISK AFTER A DANGEROUS PATIENT HAS ESCAPED, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S ‘GREY’S ANATOMY'”Ring of Fire” – The doctors’ lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. “Grey’s Anatomy” is produced by ABC Studios.Guest Starring are Debbie Allen as Catherine Avery and Marika Dominczyk as Eliza Minnick.”Ring of Fire” was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Debbie Allen.Don’t forget that ABC just OK’d another “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff following firefighters, and you might want to keep an eye on the finale for a potential look at some of the future stars. She doesn’t know yet that it’s from Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) trying to stop rapist Keith.The sneak peek scene shows Meredith rush to the hospital entrance, along with Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) and Eliza Minnick (Marika Dominczyk), who were kissing in the car when the explosion happened. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.”Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. Alex must make a hard choice in his relationship with Jo while Meredith has some big news for Nathan that brings things to a turning point, on the season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:01 p.m. as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Jason George as Ben Warren, Martin Henderson as Nathan Riggs and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca.”Grey’s Anatomy” was created and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”) and Mark Gordon (“Saving Private Ryan”). No promises, but it would make sense.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
Did I say Tiffany? Just officially signed on to more ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT today. Like us on Facebook. They were considering a mix of old and new actors — with the new actors playing younger versions of the Bluths, to compensate for the main stars who will need to be away at some points for other projects (like Tony Hale on HBO’s “Veep”). Posted May 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneThere’s still money in the banana stand! — Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) May 12, 2017Here’s a statement from series creator Mitchell Hurwitz (via TVLine):”In talks with Netflix we all felt that that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business — and their desperate abuses of power — are really underrepresented on TV these days. I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids; Michael, Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, George-Michael, and who am I forgetting, oh Tiffany. Netflix has officially given the green light to “Arrested Development” Season 5, for a 2018 debut, including the entire main cast — Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, and Alia Shawkat.Jason Bateman hinted to this good news last week when he tweeted about his return:Look very probable I’m going to put some miles on the Stair Car this summer. — back to the glorious stream of life.”Her?Last we heard, Season 5 was rumored to begin shooting in June. Hopefully, whatever format they found works better than Season 4.Want more stuff like this?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-suffering movie, which already lost two previous directors, is now down to this shortlist:Robert ZemeckisMatthew VaughnSam RaimiTHR added that official offers have yet to be delivered to any of them, but they have all met with the studio in recent weeks and are all considered strong contenders.Seth Grahame-Smith was the first director to leave “The Flash,” after writing a script he was slated to direct. Then “Dope” director Rick Famuyiwa left over creative differences. As one THR commenter suggested: “Let’s just do a Flash Hunger Games. But we’ll see.A few months ago, Barry Allen/The Flash actor Ezra Millertalked to Collider about all of the directors and potential directors coming and going:”For me, it’s sort of a tragic relay race, and we’ve had a couple really incredible people carry this baton, and their marks are left on that baton, and the work that they’ve given to the project will certainly be represented in whatever the final product comes to be.”The movie previously had a March 2018 release date, but that got pushed back. Still, Warner Bros. to lip sync for their lives. May the odds be ever in your favor.”Want more stuff like this? Winner directs it. Rumor has it that “Back to the Future” and “Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis is now the frontrunner, over “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn and “Spider-Man” and “Evil Dead” director Sam Raimi. Like us on Facebook. may go a more traditional route. Posted May 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneDC’s “The Flash” movie is reportedly down to its top three director choices, so the time has come for them … That would be our (and RuPaul’s) preferred method to pick a winner, but Warner Bros. had better settle on someone fast.
— The Big Bang Theory8:30-9 P.M. — Superior Donuts (Starting Oct. — Kevin Can Wait (Starting Oct. — Wisdom of the Crowd9-10 P.M. — 60 Minutes8-9 P.M. — 9JKL (Premieres Oct. — SEAL TEAM10-11 P.M. — ME, MYSELF & I9:30-10 P.M. — YOUNG SHELDON9-9:30 P.M. — Bull10-11 P.M. Like us on Facebook. — ScorpionTUESDAY8-9 P.M. — Blue BloodsSATURDAY8-9 P.M. — ScorpionAFTER THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL8-8:30 P.M. 25)8:30-9 P.M. CBS shared two photos to promote the new series as it announced the fall lineup.By the way, at CBS Upfronts, CEO Les Moonves told reporters he hopes “The Big Bang Theory” will go beyond the two more seasons he ordered.CBS’s fall schedule includes a time change for “Criminal Minds” and the note that “Elementary,” “Code Black,” “Man with a Plan,” and “Amazing Race” are being held for midseason.MONDAY8-8:30 P.M. 28)AFTER THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Starting Nov. 30)8:30-9 P.M. 30)10 – 11 P.M. — Crimetime Saturday10-11 P.M. — Hawaii Five-010 – 11 P.M. — Criminal MindsTHURSDAY8-11 P.M. — ME, MYSELF & I10-11 P.M. 2)8-8:30 P.M. — NCIS9-10 P.M. ET/ 5-8 P.M. — MacGuyver9-10 P.M. PT — NFL Thursday Night Football (Premieres Sept. — Mom9:30-10 P.M. Posted May 17, 2017 by Gina CarboneCBS is giving fans a full hour of Sheldon Cooper in the 2017-2018 season, with new prequel “Young Sheldon” directly following “The Big Bang Theory” Season 11.The sitcom following 9-year-old Sheldon (Iain Armitage of “Big Little Lies”) will have a special preview on Monday, Sept. — Life in Pieces10-11 P.M. — S.W.A.T.FRIDAY8-9 P.M. 2. — YOUNG SHELDON (Special One Time Preview Sept. — Madam Secretary[Via: TheWrap, EW]Want more stuff like this? — 48 HoursSUNDAY7-8 P.M. 2)9-9:30 P.M. — The Big Bang Theory8:30-9 P.M. — NCIS: Los Angeles10-11 P.M. — 9JKL9-9:30 P.M. — Crimetime Saturday9-10 P.M. 25, then will air Thursday nights, behind TBBT, starting Nov. — Survivor9-10 P.M. — NCIS: New OrleansWEDNESDAY8-9 P.M. — Kevin Can Wait9:30-10 P.M.
West, benching the OG Henry.On top of the cast changes, ABC just announced that they’re moving “Once Upon a Time” from Sundays to Fridays. That’s something the showrunners emphasized to TheWrap:Horowitz: I think what we can tell is you can see everybody. What we felt was the show always was bold: At the end of Season 1, we broke the premise of the show, and we broke the curse. Posted May 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe “Once Upon a Time” showrunners probably wouldn’t mind finding a portal to a new realm right about now. But the answer to that may be because we will see the departing characters again. These characters are going on, so we would love to have them go in and out as they can and if the story warrants it.Ginnifer Goodwin did recently say she expected to return to “Once” at some point, maybe the series finale, it’s just now time for a new story to take center stage. And Season 7 is following the adult version of Gilmore’s character, played by Andrew J. If there are questions about what we’re going to do and how they feel about it, I think our hope is that when they see what we’re planning to do, that they’re just as engaged as they’ve always been.One question might be why they didn’t just make this new adventure a spinoff instead of having it be the seventh season of “Once Upon a Time.” They could’ve ended the main show last week. Morrison decided to leave the show after being asked to return for Season 7. It looked like a vote of no-confidence for Season 7, leading many fans to wonder why they didn’t just go ahead and cancel the show completely, letting the Season 6 finale be the big happy ending.TheWrap talked to OUAT creators/executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis about the many cast member exits, asking how they felt about the fan reaction to the shakeup. And I think everybody would agree six seasons later that if Emma still didn’t believe in it, the show would not be on the air. Jen Morrison said she agreed to return for one episode of Season 7, maybe the premiere or finale, if it’s indeed the series finale.Season 7 will follow adult Henry and his daughter Lucy, plus OG characters Regina (Lana Parrilla), Rumple (Robert Carlyle), and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), as well as more regulars to be named later. Horowitz said we’ll find out who Lucy’s mother is right in the premiere, and “It will be somebody from the fairy-tale realm,” giving further credence to the theory that it’s Moana, and Henry’s romance with Moana will be the next epic love story.”Once Upon a Time” Season 7 will premiere this fall — now on Fridays — on ABC.Want more stuff like this? It wasn’t like we did a finale for Season 6 where there was a massacre at the end. Here’s what they both said in response:Adam Horowitz: To be quite honest, we haven’t looked at a lot of it because we can guess that the reactions [range] from, “I will never watch this show again,” and “Rot in hell.” But these are the same people two weeks ago that were saying, “When are they going to give someone their happy ending?” So if we listened to the internet, there’s too many voices and too many opinions. They are the ones who gave fans this fairy tale universe, and for that fans are grateful, but the two dudes have been under heavy fire ever since news came out that Season 7 would be something of a reboot, leading to the exit of several main characters.Just before the Season 6 finale, it was revealed that six main cast members would not be returning as series regulars — Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), Rebecca Mader (Zelena), Emilie de Ravin (Belle), and Jared Gilmore (Henry).Goodwin and Dallas had already planned to make Season 6 their last. Even people who have been dead on our show come back three years later. Both Mader and de Ravin said on social media that they would’ve liked to return for more “Once” but were not asked. So we felt it was time to end one adventure and begin a new one.Edward Kitsis: We want the fans to enjoy the show, obviously, but we have to find the way to keep it surprising and keep it fresh and keep it moving forward. Like us on Facebook. There’s a difference between, “I want to do a couple [episodes] a year,” and “I want to be there permanently.”Kitsis: I think if all goes according to plan, you’ll see a lot of people pop in and out.
Posted May 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneUm, yeah, this probably does qualify as a “first date from hell,” on both sides, and not exactly the start of a Star-Lord and Gamora love story.A 37-year-old man from Austin, Texas has filed a petition in small claims court asking for $17.31 from his 35-year-old date because she texted during their 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. “It was kind of a first date from hell,” he told the Texas paper, claiming that about 15 minutes into the move, she started texting. “Oh my god,” she told the Statesman. 2″ — then left the theater and drove off without him, leaving him without a ride home — and he now wants to be refunded for the movie ticket.The guy talked to the American-Statesman about it on Tuesday, and when the paper called the woman in question to get her reaction, she was blindsided by the lawsuit. #classicSo, yeah, pretty bad date.He said he texted a few days later to get a refund for the ticket, but she refused to pay. Like us on Facebook. “This is like one of my biggest pet peeves.” He claims she activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes, reading and sending texts. He said he asked her to stop but she refused, and when he told her maybe she could go outside for that, she left the theater and did not return. This is the true hidden danger of online dating.[Via: EW]Want more stuff like this? She also left in her own car, which she had used to drive them both to the theater, leaving him without a ride. For her part, she said she planned to file a protective order against the guy for contacting her little sister to get the money for the ticket.Filing these claims probably costs a lot more than the tickets, but now there’s a petty principle involved so they have to see it through. “This is crazy.”Well, from his perspective, she was the crazy one.He said they met online and went to the movie in early May. She claims she only texted two or three times, reaching out to a friend who was fighting with her boyfriend.
so what? However, they also updated their original report with this note about still more changes:Shortly we after we published the original report on the extensive Justice League reshoots, our source contacted us to offer further clarification:”There are more reshoots COMING SOON. Posted May 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s time to duck and cover as more “reshoots” talk gets film fans riled up on the offense and defense of a movie they won’t be able to see for many months.DC and Warner Bros. Apparently, they didn’t like what they were seeing and so the film has had a lot of work put into trying to make it better while on its way towards its November 2017 release.”Splash Report added that this source is the same person that told them how extensive the reshoots for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” would be, and the source is “so intimately connected to the Justice League production that they told us about Ben Affleck’s visit to rehab weeks before the star publicly acknowledged his personal struggles.”They emphasized that this does not necessarily mean “doom or gloom” for another DC tentpole. Splash Report recently posted rumors that the movie isn’t just undergoing normal run-of-the-mill reshoots, it’s being completely remade after multiple “significant” reshoots.Here’s a portion of their report:”Speaking on a condition of anonymity, [our source] said that in the 17 months between the start of principal photography and the final cut arriving in theaters in November that the film will have essentially been ‘remade…twice.’They refused to offer any further details, but they said that Warner Bros. will release director Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” on November 17, uniting Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. is really putting everything it has into overhauling the movie. Like us on Facebook. “Justice League” won’t be out until November, so is it really a bad thing to think they will be working hard in the months ahead to make it as good as possible?The rumors have been spreading to different sites across the web, with fans reacting in predictable fashion — some saying it’ll be “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad” all over again, and others saying it’s just more bias against DC (as the media continues to worship Marvel) when they’re just doing what most major films do.Meanwhile, “Wonder Woman” is next on the DCEU lineup, with her solo film arriving in theaters June 2.Want more stuff like this? There have been a bunch but they’re going to do MORE.”These are just rumors, but even if there’s some truth to them …
“I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough – from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music.”ABC has been working hard to attract big names as judges, just like Fox did at the end of the show’s life on that network.”We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of ‘American Idol’ with Katy leading the charge,” Dungey said. We are so lucky to have this strong and talented woman help inspire and guide the next crop of artists as they pursue their dreams.” “Her incredible accolades speak for themselves. Posted May 16, 2017 by Kelly WooBaby, the new “American Idol” has landed a firework. Perry revealed she’s releasing a new album, “Witness,” next month and touring this fall. “American Idol” is set to debut midseason on ABC.”I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the ‘American Idol’ tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories,” Perry said in a statement. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced today that Katy Perry will serve as one of the judges on the network’s reboot of “American Idol.” Rumors floated over the weekend that the singer would join the “Idol” revival, but she was coy about it on an appearance this morning on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show.
Ken,” but now ABC has moved “Once Upon a Time” to Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m.Want more stuff like this? If you want to help try to save Last Man Standing, I encourage you to do the same. He finally broke his silence about the end of the show, during the same time that ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey held a conference call defending the decision to ax the still high-rated series.Some viewers thought maybe politics came into play, since Tim Allen is a conservative. […] The intent of this petition/boycott is to attempt to get ABC to renew the show. Like us on Facebook. I canceled ‘Last Man Standing’ for the same business and scheduling reasons that I canceled ‘Dr. #lastmanstanding
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 16, 2017A Change.org petition was launched to get ABC to renew “Last Man Standing,” despite the cancellation, with more than 127,000 current signatures.Here’s a portion of the petition:”Despite consistently high rankings, especially considering the time slot in which it is aired, Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing” has been cancelled by the network on which it is aired, ABC.Last Man Standing stands out in the sea of network television sitcoms. That’s the job. Let them hear our voices.””Last Man Standing” used to air Fridays with “Dr. I have cancelled the DVR settings for the other ABC shows that I regularly watch. With that in mind, I will no longer be watching any ABC shows. Even if you are not willing to boycott the network, but still want to save the show, please sign this petition and share it. Posted May 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneTim Allen is as upset as his fans at the surprise cancellation of “Last Man Standing” after six seasons. However, Dungey rejected that idea, naming several shows that would be considered more progressive that also got the chop this year. EDT. Here’s part of her explanation (via Entertainment Weekly):”A large part of these jobs are managing failure and we’ve made the tough calls and canceled shows that we’d otherwise love to stay on the air. Coincidence or not, Allen shared this tweet at 12:14 EDT:Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. If you do plan to boycott ABC, please say so when you sign. It is a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values. Ken,’ ‘The Real O’Neals,’ ‘The Catch’ and ‘American Crime.’ And ‘Last Man Standing’ was a challenging one for me because it was a steady performer in the ratings, but once we made the decision not to continue with comedies on Fridays, that was where we landed.”Dungey’s conference call on ABC’s 2017-2018 primetime lineup was scheduled from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
ABC revealed its fall 2017-2018 lineup earlier today, with “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 airing in the show’s usual Thursdays at 8 p.m. Like us on Facebook. The series will be produced by ABC Studios.According to Deadline, this series will debut next season. This new “Grey’s” spinoff gives Shondaland five series on ABC, after “Grey’s,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” and the new series “Still Star-Crossed,” which premieres May 29.But speaking of “Grey’s” and fire, the Season 13 finale airs this Thursday, May 18, and it’s possible we’ll see some of those spinoff firefighters in action, since Grey Sloan certainly needs the help, and you can see firefighters in the promo.Want more stuff like this? timeslot. From the captain to the newest recruit, we follow these brave men and women as they risk their lives and their hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock.’No one can interweave the jeopardy firefighters face in the line of duty with the drama in their personal lives quite like Shonda, and ‘Grey’s’ signature Seattle setting is the perfect backdrop for this exciting spinoff,’ said Dungey.”Stacy McKee — a “Grey’s Anatomy” veteran — will write the script for the project and executive produce the series. The as-yet untitled spinoff would follow firefighters in the same fictionalized Seattle as Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.Here’s more straight from ABC’s press release on the new series:”Set in a Seattle firehouse, the latest series from the executive producers of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ follows a group of heroic firefighters. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers are executive producers. Posted May 16, 2017 by Gina CarboneMove over, “Private Practice,” there’s a new “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff in town — and this one should be hot.At ABC’s upfront presentation today (May 16), Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced still another Shondaland drama was picked up straight to series.
Diane Keaton and James Cromwell also starred, respectively, as a nun who raised Lenny and a priest who served as his mentor.It’s unclear if Law is returning for the new show, or if “The New Pope” is a sequel (about Lenny’s successor) or a prequel (perhaps about his predecessor?). HBO only described it as “set in the world of the modern papacy.” Casting will begin soon.”The New Pope” is expected to film sometime next year, so it may not air until 2019. Paolo Sorrentino will write and direct the follow-up, with an assist from co-writer Umberto Contarello.”The Young Pope” followed American Lenny Belardo, who is elected as Pope Pius XIII and turns out to be an intensely conservative maverick with plans to remake the Vatican. Posted May 16, 2017 by Kelly WooAll hail “The New Pope.”HBO is ordering a new limited series from the creator of “The Young Pope,” which starred Jude Law as the titular pontiff.
Posted May 16, 2017 by Kelly WooOne of the most famous tennis matches in history is coming to life on the big screen, with Emma Stone and Steve Carell facing off across the net.”The Battle of the Sexes” trailer introduces Stone as decorated champion Billie Jean King and Carell as chauvinist has-been Bobby Riggs. As for recent Oscar winner Stone, it looks like her name could be in the mix again for awards this year.”Battle of the Sexes” opens in theaters September 22. The match would go on to spark the feminist movement and fight for gender equality.The movie focuses on the lead-up to the battle, as well as the personal struggles of King and Riggs off court.The trailer has the gauzy, earth-toned look of movies from the ’70s, and Carell does a fine job of conveying both Riggs’ vapid misogyny and somewhat-charismatic showmanship. In 1973, the latter challenges the former to a tennis duel, and their well-promoted rivalry was followed by rapt audiences around the world.
Posted May 16, 2017 by Kelly WooFinding the right emoji to describe the new “Emoji Movie” trailer isn’t easy.Maybe 😶 (face without mouth)? T.J. When he fails to make the correct expression, he’s banished to Loser’s Lounge, where he befriends a hacker emoji (Anna Faris). Or perhaps the ever enigmatic 🙃 (upside down face).The trailer shows that this movie is everything we expected from a movie inspired by mini icons used by tweens to avoid actual words. There’s always thinking face 🤔, as we consider how this has all come to pass. Miller voices Gene, who is supposed to be a “meh” face, but has more than one emotion inside of him. Together, they embark on a quest to find the code to fix Gene.This is a kids’ movie, through and through, with a lot of corny sight gags and not-very-subtle poop jokes (Patrick Stewart plays that emoji, sigh).”The Emoji Movie” opens in theaters July 28. Or how about expressionless face 😑?
Posted May 16, 2017 by Kelly Woo”The Bachelor” is moving from paradise to the slopes. “Winter Games” provides the franchise with a winter alternative to its other spinoff, “Bachelor in Paradise.””Dancing With the Stars Junior” will feature celebrity kids and the children of celebrities and pair them with junior pro dancers. ABC announced a spinoff of the hit dating reality series, as well as a spinoff of “Dancing With the Stars.” “The Bachelor Winter Games” will air next February as counterprogramming to NBC’s Winter Olympics. Former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants will compete in winter-themed challenges, including “the toughest sport of all — love.” No doubt there will be some hot tub action. These two shows will join ABC’s newest addition to its reality TV stable: a revival of “American Idol,” which will debut in midseason. The spinoff is set for next spring. They’ll compete in choreographed ballroom numbers for an undisclosed panel of judges.
It’s a beloved show that still continues to be popular all over the world.”That’s a pretty big if since lead Josh Radnor is now starring on the NBC drama “Rise;” and Neil Patrick Harris is busy with Netflix series “A Series of Unfortunate Events;” as is Cobie Smulders, who also has Netflix’s “Friends From College” and returns as agent Maria Hill in “Avengers: Infinity War.”There was talk of a spinoff called “How I Met Your Father. “This Is Us” co-executive producers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger wrote a spec script, but when they were promoted to co-showrunners on “This is Us,” the project was shelved.If “How I Met Your Mother” does come back, it had better not be as gut-wrenching as that knife-in-the-heart finale. It which would have been told from a woman’s point of view and feature brand-new characters. Posted May 16, 2017 by Sharon KnolleTV reunions and revivals are all the rage: Is “How I Met Your Mother” next?20th Century Fox TV Dana Walden said yesterday said she’d love to see the hit CBS series, which ended in 2014, make a comeback, Deadline reports.During Fox’s upfront press call on Monday, Walden said, “I hope we will have an opportunity to revisit these characters and tell these stories if [the cast and writers] have the desire to do it.
That means he’ll be battling Orm Marius/Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson) and Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).The actor tweeted that he’s “stoked” to join Momoa in “Aquaman.”Power of FANtasy. Posted May 16, 2017 by Sharon KnolleLudi Lin is following up his “Power Rangers” role as Zack the Black Ranger with a part in “Aquaman.”Yes, “Aquaman” is still casting! Fanfic crossover come true. #aquaman#dceu
— LudiLin (@ludi_lin) May 15, 2017According to JustJared, the Chinese-born actor is 29 and learned to speak Cantonese in three months after moving to Hong Kong. The DC superhero flick, which just started production, will open on December 21, 2018.Deadline reports that Lin will play Murk, the leader of the Atlantis army known as the Men-of-War and a trusted ally of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Stoked to join Jason Mamoa and the cast of AQUAMAN!
“I’ve been going nonstop since the Olympics, so I’ll have a week off!” She went out with a smile saying of their perfect scores, “We ended on a good note.”The finale is next week. afterwards, Biles said she did not see the judges’ reactions, but that she heard the gasping in the audience. Bruno Tonioli looked stunned while Julianne Hough, after a moment’s pause, led the applause for the departing couple.Talking to E! Vying for Mirror Ball are Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater, Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, and David Ross and Lindsay Arnold. she’s happy she can finally get some sleep now. Posted May 16, 2017 by Sharon KnolleIn possibly the most meme-able moment of this season of “Dancing With the Stars,” the judges reacted in shock and horror as top-scorer Simone Biles was eliminated from the competition in last night’s semi-final.The Olympic gold-medal winner had previously faced criticism that she didn’t smile enough, but the four judges still loved her — they had just given her and partner Sasha Farber perfect 10s on both their dances.So when they heard that Simone and Sasha were going home, the reaction was as gasp-worthy as this year’s infamous Oscar mix-up.Carrie Ann Inaba gasped aloud while Len Goodman buried his head in his hands. “We heard everyone, and I think everyone’s a little bit shocked.” She compared the reaction to when “Glee” star Heather Morris — another standout who was sent home early — was eliminated.Biles told E!