So far we’ve only seen some vague, creepy teasers for FX’s new thriller The Bridge, debuting July 10. The series, based on the Danish/Swedish series of the same name, is about a dead body found on the bridge connecting El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. The murder investigation forces American detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) and Mexican detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) to team up. Watch the haunting new trailer below. READ FULL STORY
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Ryan Murphy is assembling quite a powerful group of women to round out the cast of American Horror Story: Coven, the third installment of his FX anthology series. The AHS co-creator took to Twitter yesterday to announce that Angela Bassett and Patti LuPone would both be joining the third season, set to debut in October and believed to center around witches. READ FULL STORY
'The Real Housewives of NYC': Season 6 salary dispute nearly over, conversations with cast moving toward deal
It seems the ladies of The Real Housewives of New York City are nearly back in business with cable network Bravo after a salary dispute that threatened to shut down the show as it heads into its sixth season.
Bravo won’t confirm that the deals are done, but sources told EW that the six-member cast — Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, LuAnn de Lesseps, Heather Thomson, Sonja Morgan, and Aviva Drescher — will likely sign a deal soon and “conversations are moving in that direction.” Us Weekly is reporting the women have “agreed to return for a sixth season,” while Deadline is reporting that they have signed their contracts.
Few details are available yet, but it’s likely the housewives received pay increases. Early reports from the negotiations hinted that Bravo would possibly more forward on the show without some — or all — of the castmembers, if a deal could not be worked out. The cast was set to begin production on the show’s sixth season last week, but they didn’t show up as a negotiation tactic.
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CeeLo Green — last seen donning some crazy clothes and charming the ladies on The Voice in seasons one and two — will launch his own reality show on TBS.
The cable net ordered six episodes of The CeeLo Life, which will follow the performer as he produces, records and performs. It will also focus on his creative partnership with his longtime best friends – Big Gipp, Khujoand T-Mo – as they prepare to bring their hip-hop group Goodie Mob back to the world stage.
The unscripted show will premiere in 2014.
It’s likely NBC would work around CeeLo’s busy schedule, should he decide to return to The Voice next season.
“I’ve been on Conan O’Brien like 47 times, and you don’t know who I am, right?” asks Marc Maron in the premiere episode of Maron, a new IFC comedy that’s based on his real life as a comedian and podcast host. He’s talking to his veterinarian, which is kind of funny: What kind of self-important blowhard cares if his veterinarian knows who he is? But really, he’s talking to you and me and anyone else who might’ve caught his show while flipping through the channels. Because nothing is more important to Maron than making sure that everyone knows who he is.
Tom Chadwick is an affable British-Irish chap stuck in a bad patch. He’s reeling from a breakup, and he’s just been made redundant at his job. His longtime best friend keeps setting him up on disastrous dates with dim-witted women. Tom needs to Move Along, Please!, to borrow the title from his father’s favorite sitcom. Into Tom’s stultifying life drops a box of heirlooms bequeathed by a dead great-aunt. He begins investigating the knotty roots of his screwy family history, which takes this hangdog Homer on an absurdly funny odyssey into oddball quarters and pastimes (pantomime horse racing, anyone?). Tom, a product of his reality TV/self-documenting generation, allows a film crew to record his journey of discovery. Look, everybody! I’m interesting!
TNT is turning to action dude Michael Bay (Transformers) to produce 10 episodes of The Last Ship, a new drama that will star Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) that’s based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same name.
The series, which will premiere in 2014, opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.
McSteamy, aka Dane, will play Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who is respected and loved by the men and women under his command. The Last Ship also stars Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) as Rachel Scott, a paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate the cause of billions of deaths worldwide. Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is Slattery, the ship’s second-in-command who worries deeply about his family and occasionally clashes with Dane’s Captain Chandler over the best course of action. And Tracy Middendorf (Boardwalk Empire, Mission: Impossible III) plays Darien Chandler, the captain’s wife. READ FULL STORY
For Mother’s Day, Lifetime is celebrating the most important mama of all: Georgia Holt, who gave us Cher. The result is Dear Mom, Love Cher, a candid, if blithely rose-colored documentary. There are great revelations: Mama Cher can sing! Mama Cher almost aborted baby Cher!
Writer-director P. David Ebersole gathers Cher (billed as a producer and “creator”), her sister Georganne, and Georgia all together on a massive Malibu couch that anchors the hour. We keep coming back to it, with mom in the middle, as she and her daughters spill out more and more details about the family’s extended, hardscrabble history. Once, the family matriarch dreamed of Georgia’s grandfather coming “down in little pieces” from the sky (she was psychic, you see) and the next day, he blew himself up with dynamite. “I think we can walk the narrow razor of white trash only so long,” Cher worries — and we still haven’t heard about Georgia’s father.
It never gets old looking at Jeffrey Dean Morgan. If you agree, then you may want to check out this tease for the second season of Magic City, Starz’ period mob drama about hotelier Ike Evans (Morgan) and his South Beach hotspot, the Miramar Playa.
James Caan and Esai Morales will join regulars Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko and Kelly Lynch in the drama’s second season that begins June 14. READ FULL STORY
The best thing you can say about The Show With Vinny — MTV’s latest Jersey Shore franchise extension — is that the concept isn’t half bad. Vinny Guadagnino was the most believable human being on the Jersey Shore cast, the only person on the show who didn’t gradually morph into a cartoonish self-parody. He was also genuinely funny — his riffs with hetero-lifemate Pauly D lent the show a slight air of self-awareness.
And there is a lot of potential in having Vinny interview the celebs in his own house, with his mom and sisters and various other relatives on hand to provide a homey vibe. The whole talk-show format has gotten pretty stale lately. Celebrities are always on their guard inside an overlit studio and in front of an audience. Wouldn’t they feel more comfortable in a family dining room, with the host’s mom serving them broccoli rabe?
Amy Schumer is just as profane as any man, woman, or drunk robot on Comedy Central. Her new sketch-comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, finds her auditioning for a role in the porn video “2 Girls 1 Cup” and dragging friends to O’Nutters, a male version of Hooters that features waiters in crotch-hugging outfits. But she’s not just another one of those hot, dirty “guy’s girl” types. Lately, too many of the talented funnywomen who’ve earned their own shows are trying a little too hard to appeal to men, always professing their love of rape jokes and threesomes and Philly cheesesteaks and openmouthed burping — even though most of them are so skinny, they look like they don’t eat human food, much less burp. (Sorry, Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, and anyone else mentioned in trend pieces about “edgy” comediennes.) Many of these women are what the writer Gillian Flynn calls “the Cool Girl” type: Watching them perform, you’re not so much looking at a real person as a character, one that has been dreamed up by a woman who “watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them,” as Flynn put it in her novel Gone Girl. When a Cool Girl tells a cruel joke about other women, she makes all the other Cool Girls in the audience laugh, because, obviously, these jokes aren’t about them — they’re about those other bitches, who totally deserve it. In other words, Cool Girls aren’t that cool.
But Schumer isn’t like that. Her comedy has always been what some women might call FUBU: for us, by us. You might recognize her as the tipsy blonde who warned Adam not to hurt his new girlfriend on Girls. (“That would be like hurting Mother Theresa,” she said. “Except Mother Theresa didn’t blow my cousin.”) READ FULL STORY
Guillermo del Toro has closed a deal to adapt the Manga series titled “Monster” for HBO.
Written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa for Shogakukan Inc., the award-winning “Monster” series begins with a brilliant young doctor whose choice to save a dying 12-year-old boy unwittingly unleashes a pandora’s box that leaves him battling to stop a plot of mass genocide.
The young adult series first began in 1995 in Japan but it took another decade or so before it was translated for distribution in the U.S.
Del Toro will serve as an executive producer and director and will co-write the story with Steven Thompson. Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Gary Ungar will serve as non-writing executive producers.
Deadline first reported the deal.
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