Inside TV Exclusive TV News and Scoop

Tag: news (1-10 of 35)

NBC renews 'Hollywood Game Night,' Jane Lynch to return

Hollywood Game Night is getting a third season, and Jane Lynch will return to host the popular NBC show for another 10 episodes, the network announced Friday.

“I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!” Lynch said in a statement. The Glee star won an Emmy in August for her work on Hollywood Game Night, which has boasted guests like Martha Stewart, Joe Manganiello, Julie Bowen, Rosie O’Donnell, and John Legend.

In season 2, the show averaged a 1.5 rating, 4 share in adults ages 18-49, and 5.0 million viewers overall, according to Neilsen Media Research—an improvement from the previous season.

Shonda Rhimes and her stars fire back at 'New York Times' critic

Shonda Rhimes was not pleased with Allesandra Stanley’s Thursday New York Times piece on How to Get Away With Murder. More specifically, she wasn’t pleased with Stanley’s declaration that Rhimes hasredefined the “angry black woman” stereotype through characters like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Miranda Bailey.

“Ms. Rhimes has embraced the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and made it enviable. She has almost single-handedly trampled a taboo even Michelle Obama couldn’t break,” writes Stanley, who goes on to make broad claims about black women on television from Phylicia Rashād’s Claire Huxtable to Nicole Beharie’s Lt. Abbie Mills (whom she calls a “sidekick”). Stanley even declares that Viola Davis, who stars in the Rhimes-produced How to Get Away With Murder, is “less classically beautiful” than some other black women on television, such as Kerry Washington and Halle Berry.

Not only did the article generate dozens of passionate think pieces, Rhimes decided to tweet out her own passionate response as well. Scandal‘s Josh Malina and Kerry Washington weighed in too.

READ FULL STORY

7 reasons why Rosie Perez is perfect for the 'The View'

Rosie Perez has been named a new co-host of The View, joining Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell for the upcoming new season beginning Sept. 15.

The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why. READ FULL STORY

Carla Gugino joins HBO's 'The Brink'

Carla Gugino will play a high-powered D.C. lawyer and wife to Tim Robbins’ Secretary of State character in a multi-episode arc on HBO’s The Brink. EW confirmed the news, as first reported by Deadline.

The dark half-hour comedy from Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub focuses on three men in the midst of a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a Foreign Service officer (Jack Black) and a Navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber). They must team up to try to prevent World War III. Thor‘s Jamie Alexander also stars.

The Brink does not have a scheduled premiere date yet, but Gugino can also be seen on Fox’s Wayward Pines, from M. Night Shyamalan, which will air in 2015 as a mid-season replacement.

'Nurse Jackie' renewed for seventh season

nurse-jackie-01.jpg

Don’t worry, patients — it looks like Jackie Peyton won’t be leaving the hospital anytime soon. Showtime announced Monday it has ordered a seventh season of Edie Falco’s dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which will begin shooting in New York later this year. READ FULL STORY

Tamron Hall named co-host of 'Today Show' third hour

The Today Show family just got a little bigger.

Tamron Hall has been named co-host of Today’s Take, the 9 a.m. hour of the show, for which she will join current hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales, and Willie Geist. Hall’s new role was announced on The Today Show this morning.

“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the Today family,” executive producer Don Nash said in a press release. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”

Most Today fans will already recognize Hall, as she’s been a go-to fill-in for the show. Hall also anchors MSNBC’s NewsNation.

Watch video of the announcement below:


Shonda Rhimes on her DGA Diversity Award: 'We're a tiny bit p-ssed off that there has to be an award'

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice, is one of the most powerful forces in television. And she doesn’t mince words when  something is bothering her.

Her latest beef? The Diversity Award that she and Scandal Executive Producer Betsy Beers were given at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.

“When I heard I was getting a Diversity Award, I was really, truly, profoundly honored. I began to get calls from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, etc., and I was asked to comment on the award. Asked how good I felt about the award. Asked if it made me feel like I was doing the right thing. Asked if it had been a struggle making diversity happen on my cast and crews. While I’m still really and truly profoundly honored to receive this award, but I was also a little pissed off,” Rhimes said. “So was Betsy. So over many, many, many bottles of wine we discussed this.”

“We’re a little pissed off because there still needs to be an award. Like, there’s such a lack of people hiring women and minorities that when someone does it on a regular basis, they are given an award.”

READ FULL STORY

'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' actor James Avery dies

Veteran actor James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phillip Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, died Tuesday night. He was 67.

UPDATE: In a statement from Avery’s publicist, EW has confirmed that Avery died as a result of complications from open heart surgery in Glendale, Calif., on Tuesday night. His most recent project was Wish I Was Here, directed by Zach Braff, which is slated to premiere at Sundance. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Avery, mother, Florence Avery, and stepson Kevin Waters.

Former Fresh Prince co-star Alfonso Ribeiro took to Twitter to share his condolences.
READ FULL STORY

Fox picks up Diablo Cody, Josh Schwartz teen drama pilot

It’s a teen dream match-up.

Fox has purchased a one-hour pilot for the teen drama Prodigy, a collaboration between Juno scribe Diablo Cody and O.C. creator Josh Schwartz. Fake Empire Productions, which Schwartz founded in 2010 with his Gossip Girl co-creator Stephanie Savage, is leading the development of the show.

Prodigy focuses on a 16-year-old home schooled genius who decides to take a shot at the high school experience before heading to college. It works and then backfires when she takes up with a wild crowd. Cody, who picked up an Oscar for her original screenplay Juno, will write the show.

The release did not specify a timeline for the pilot.

Obama plans six TV interviews to talk Syria

President Barack Obama will make the television rounds on Monday to discuss the his plans for intervention in Syria in advance of  next week’s Congressional votes.

Obama will give interviews to ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and Fox during the day on Monday, all of which will air during each station’s Monday evening news broadcasts. The White House announced the President’s media plans on Saturday.

Interviewers include Diane Sawyer for ABC, Brian Williams for NBC, Scott Pelley for CBS, Wolf Blitzer for CNN, Gwen Ifill for PBS, and Chris Wallace for Fox News. The President will also address the nation on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Joshua Jackson commits to 'The Affair' for Showtime

Fringe and Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson is making the jump to Showtime for the cable channel’s pilot The Affair. Jackson will play a Long Island cowboy (that’s not a metaphor, his character actually manages a ranch) in the drama that deals with spouses, wandering eyes, and the effects of an affair on two families.

READ FULL STORY

EP talks 'Law & Order: SVU' Trayvon Martin episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Law & Order: SVU never shies away from keeping up with the cultural zeitgeist. Executive Producer Warren Leight has said that he looks to the headlines of the day to figure out exactly what issues they should be dealing with on the procedural, which is currently in production filming its 15th season.

Wednesday, pictures from the SVU set emerged on BuzzFeed and speculation mounted about whether or not the images might suggest that the show was taking on the controversial George Zimmerman trial so soon. In fact, the SVU writers have taken things one step further and combined two of the year’s biggest headlines: The trial of Zimmerman over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the Paula Deen scandal.

READ FULL STORY

'Girl Meets World' gets the greenlight from Disney

Girl Meets World is officially a go!

The highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off has been picked up to series by the Disney Channel.

Described as “a comedy series for kids,” the show will reunite original cast-members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, as on-screen sweethearts Cory and Topanga, and follow their tween daughter Riley, played by Rowan BlanchardREAD FULL STORY

Advertisement

Latest Videos in TV

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP