Inside TV Exclusive TV News and Scoop

Category: News (66-78 of 7714)

Hulu's 'Deadbeat': See three vintage horror trailers for the supernatural comedy -- EXCLUSIVE

Hulu is amping up its original programming game with a new bingeworthy series, set to premiere in its entirety on the web April 9.

The show is Deadbeat, a quirky supernatural comedy that follows Kevin (Tyler Labine), described as “a hapless medium who will do anything to finish New York City ghosts’ unfinished business.”

Joining Labine (a breakout on The CW’s Reaper, also a supernatural comedy) are Tropic Thunder’s Brandon T. Jackson, Melissa & Joey’s Lucy Devito, and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley making her scripted comedy debut as a celeb psychic named Camomile. The series comes from co-creators Cody Heller and Brett Konner (FX’s Wilfred) and Troy Miller (Arrested Development).

Deadbeat will make its world premiere at SXSW on March 11. Until then, EW’s got your exclusive first look at a trio of trailers themed around various major moments for the horror genre — particularly the 1940s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. The trailers are a nod to the sort of genre fans Hulu hopes to grab on April 9 when the series debuts.

Check out the clips below: READ FULL STORY

'The Amazing Race': Phil Keoghan previews Malaysia -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Tonight’s third leg of The Amazing Race: All-Stars takes the nine remaining teams into river madness — they’ll rappel down the Kiansom Waterfall and race in whitewater rafts they built themselves to deliver goods to a village chief.

Below, host Phil Keoghan shares his personal photos to give you a behind-the-scenes preview of the episode! READ FULL STORY

Seth MacFarlane explains the new ship on 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'

On Sunday, March 9, Fox and National Geographic Channel will simulcast the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson that follows in the epic footsteps of the Emmy Award-winning 1980 TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Ann Druyan, who co-wrote the original Cosmos with her late husband Carl Sagan, serves as an executive producer, and as Seth MacFarlane revealed in his SiriusXM Town Hall with Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean, you can thank her for the trippy spaceship that becomes “home base” through this new journey across space and time.

“It was very important to her that it be something that was kind of timeless and very simple,” MacFarlane says in the excerpt below, noting that the original “Ship of the Imagination” was used only in the first episode of the original series and had an exterior shaped like a dandelion. “There was, I guess, some people smoking weed in 1980 also,” he jokes.

The new ship has a flat floor and flat ceiling: “The floor opens up to reveal the past, the ceiling opens up to reveal the future. The front wall is just a big open window,” he says. “It was important to us that [Neil] not just be a guy who’s lecturing us but that he actually take us to the places that he’s talking about.”

MacFarlane also spoke about the inspiration for his new film A Million Ways to Die in the West, which hits theaters this summer. His novel of the same name is on shelves now. Listen to that clip below as well. READ FULL STORY

Felicity Huffman books ABC pilot

A desperate housewife may return to ABC.

Felicity Huffman — who played Lynette Scavo on the long-running ABC drama Desperate Housewives — is set to headline the American Crime pilot opposite Timothy Hutton (Leverage). Executive produced by Oscar-winning John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), the drama pilot focuses on the murder of a war veteran and the trial that follows.

Huffman will play Barb Skokie, the ex-wife of Russ (Hutton) and mother of the young man who was killed.

CBS comedies shine; good night for 'Reign'

The continued strength of The Big Bang Theory and the new comedy The Millers helped CBS to take Thursday in the key demo and viewers. Bang posted a 5.2 rating, up 4% from last week, which provided a sweet lead-in for The Millers (3.0, 11% from last week), according to Nielsen.

Even though The Crazy Ones at 9:30 tied its series low at 1.7, CBS still won the night in 18-49 with a 2.7 and with viewers (10.6 million).

ABC was second in the demo with a 2.1, thanks to the strength of the Shonda Rhimes drama block. Grey’s Anatomy earned a 2.6 and Scandal got a 2.8. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, however, tied its series low with a .8. Uffda. READ FULL STORY

'Suits' postmortem: Creator Aaron Korsh on Harvey's relationship, Louis' 'black hawk down'

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched Suits‘ return, “Buried Secrets,” stop reading now. Creator Aaron Korsh talked to EW about the twists and what’s next. READ FULL STORY

E! orders its first drama -- about British royals

E! is getting into the scripted biz by ordering a series about a fictional British royal family.

Set in — and filmed in — modern London, The Royals will star Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, who fiercely protects the family image. The cast also includes Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn. Here’s the official network description: The Royals pits public perception of the royal family against the reality of life inside the castle walls, from the lavish parties and high stakes political summits, to the private family gatherings and secret romances.  However being born into this elite circle comes at a cost and the Royals’ lives are played out on a world stage where press is 24/7 and social media drives an insatiable appetite to follow their every move.”

The series will premiere in 2015, is executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill). Brian Robbins and Joe Davola (One Tree Hill, Smallville) are also exec producers.

“We are excited that E!’s first original scripted series will transport viewers into a world that they are already intensely interested in, but reality cameras would never give them access to. ‘The Royals’ will offer a fictional look behind the very public gilded façade of the palace gates to imagine the private, lush, fun, sexy world of the most-watched celebrity family on the planet,” said Jeff Olde, exec vp of original programming & development, in a statement. “It’s a perfect series to introduce E! viewers to scripted pop culture programming on the network.”

'Kroll Show' renewed by Comedy Central

Nick Kroll will come back for a third season: Comedy Central has renewed his eponymous sketch show.

Kroll, who has appeared on Community, Childrens Hospital and Parks and Rec, plays characters like Bobby Bottleservice and Fabrice Fabrice.

Kroll Show, which airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m., has been averaging 1.1 million viewers. Its first episode premiered in January of 2013. Guests on the show have included Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and Hannibal Buress.

'The Little Couple' posts big ratings

The return of The Little Couple on Tuesday scored big for TLC, which finished the night at No. 1 cable net among viewers and women 25-54, Nielsen says.

The premiere of the episode “Zoey Makes 4″ —  in which the couple flies to India to pick up their adopted daughter – was the series highest-rated episode ever among women 25-54 (2.3) and viewers (3.9 million). It was also TLC’s highest-rated telecast among women 25-54 since November 2012.

In the March 11 episode of The Little Couple, Jen realizes how ill she is and is forced to make a difficult decision.

'Justified' postmortem: EP Graham Yost dissects 'Whistle Past the Graveyard'

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Whistle Past the Graveyard” written by Chris Provenzano and directed by Peter Werner, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room.  READ FULL STORY

Ellen's post-Oscar talk show breaks records

the-ellen-show.jpg

Did everyone tune in to hear how she pulled off the pizza gig?

Ellen DeGeneres’ first daytime show after the Oscars posted its highest ratings ever, averaging a 4.8 rating/11 share in overnights, according to Nielsen. The show is 11 years old.

Wow.

That’s a full ratings point higher than the series previous high that DeGeneres earned a decade ago (3.8 on Jan. 26, 2004).

DeGeneres hosted a live Post-Oscar episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday and welcomed Academy Award winners Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o. She also chatted about the big night and how she pulled off the selfie that broke Twitter records. The star-studded shot that DeGeneres took in the aisle of the Dolby Theater was retweeted 3.14 million times.

She also talked with pizza delivery man Edgar Martirosyan, who received $600 in tips that she collected the night before. She also added another $400. (Lucky dude!) See it below: READ FULL STORY

'Suits' preview: Donna fields Louis's questions about Mike -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Suits-exclusive.jpg

USA Suits resumes its third season March 6 with the first of six new episodes. Fans will recall that in the September summer finale, Louis (Rick Hoffman) discovered that the room containing files on every Harvard Law student didn’t include one on Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams).

What’s Louis’ next move? Check it out in the exclusive sneak peek below. As Suits creator Aaron Korsh teases to EW, “Donna works her magic, but ultimately even Donna’s magic can’t overcome the scope of Mike’s lie.”

READ FULL STORY

Fox relegates 'Rake' to Fridays

Fox’s ratings-challenged drama Rake will get a new berth on Fridays while Hell’s Kitchen will replace take over its old timeslot starting March 13.

The Gordon Ramsay show, now in its 12th season, will serve as a lead-in to the results show of American Idol, which will now air at 9.

Rake will bow on Fridays at 8 beginning March 14 and will be followed by original episodes of Enlisted and Raising Hope. An original of Rake will air this Thursday and is set to star Anthony Anderson as an old friend of Keegan (Kinnear).

Rake — not to mention Idol — got raked by the Olympics on NBC. Last week, Rake posted a 1.0 rating in 18-49 and a mere 4 million viewers. Idol, meanwhile, sank to a series low 2.9 rating and 9.1 million viewers.

When the Idol results shows scale back to half-hour installments beginning March 27, Fox will air Surviving Jack, a new comedy starring Chris Meloni, at 9:30.

Latest Videos in TV

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP