Brangelina. Bennifer. Now, Kyddshaw. On this Monday’s episode of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries, titled “The Great Unknown” and airing at 8 p.m., new couple Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Sebastian (Austin Butler) find that they’ve been given a nickname by their high school classmates: Kyddshaw. It’s a combination of their last names, Kydd and Bradshaw. Too cute. Watch the adorableness below. READ FULL STORY »
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We’ve seen it many, many times — low-rated shows yanked early in their runs, before characters are fleshed out, worthwhile plot-lines have unfolded and viewers are given the chance to really experience the show in the first place.
So naturally, the assumption is that Smash, NBC’s musical drama that stars Katherine McPhee and the woefully underrated Megan Hilty — should be headed to the trash bin because its second season ratings have been even more unimpressive than the year before: Tuesday’s episode dropped 22 percent to a new series low of .7 in adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers. And since other shows have been pink-slipped this season after averaging much higher ratings than what Smash was luring (See: Partners, Whitney, The Last Resort and Zero Hour), the clock should have already stopped on the Broadway-based series, right?
Exciting news for American Horror Story fans: EW can exclusively reveal that Sister Jude herself, Jessica Lange, has now been confirmed for AHS: Asylum‘s PaleyFest panel on March 15. The closing night event, moderated by yours truly, now has an updated line-up:
- Ryan Murphy, Co-Creator & Exec Producer
- Brad Falchuk, Co-Creator & Exec Producer
- Dante DiLoreto, Executive Producer
- Tim Minear, Executive Producer
- Jessica Lange, “Sister Jude Martin”
- Frances Conroy, “Dark Angel”
- Evan Peters, “Kit Walker”
- Lily Rabe, “Sister Mary Eunice”
- James Cromwell, “Dr. Arthur Arden”
- Plus additional guests to be announced
Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased here. If you’re unable to make it to L.A., the panel will also be live streamed that night at http://new.livestream.com/paleyfest. In addition. all the panels are available on Hulu and Hulu Plus the next day.
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Before Mad Men returns for its sixth season on April 7, it has one small legal matter it might want to attend to.
Despite the show being about advertising execs, it appears that Don Draper didn’t supervise the creation of the hit show’s opening sequence. Model Gita Hall May is suing Lions Gate Entertainment, claiming that the show’s title sequence uses her image without her permission.
Filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the suit says that the opening sequence has played a part in the show earning “in excess of $1 billion,” and that Hall May has not been paid. The complaint is about misappropriation of right of publicity for commercial purposes and says the producers “have intentionally misled the public into believing that Plaintiff endorses Defendants and their products.”
The suit reads: “Because Defendants exploited the Photograph and Plaintiff’s likeness and image while knowing that Defendants had no right to do so, and knowing that such conduct was a violation of Plaintiff’s legal rights and the law, Defendants have acted with fraud, malice and oppression.”
Hall May wants statutory and punitive damages, injunctive relief, attorney’s fees and costs, restitution and the cost of the suit.
Lions Gate had no comment.
'The Carrie Diaries' scoop: Will Carrie return to NYC? Are Mouse and Sebastian headed for romance? Exec producer Amy B. Harris on what's ahead
The most recent episode of The CW’s The Carrie Diaries had many special moments, not the least of which were Carrie Bradshaw’s first encounter with both Manolo Blahniks and a Cosmopolitan. There were also break-ups, shake-ups and a lot of sequins! EW talked to Diaries’ executive producer Amy B. Harris about all the very fashionable drama.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So what will happen with Carrie and Interview? Her father forbade her from going to New York.
AMY B. HARRIS: Carrie is going to return to Manhattan and there’s going to be some surprising encounters that allow her to return to that universe. In Larissa, I think she has — I like to call her — the Id mother figure. So Larissa will play a big part of that.
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Lili Taylor, best known for her work in Six Feet Under, Ransom and Say Anything, has joined the untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman drama pilot at Fox.
She’ll play Maldonado, an ambitious and determined police captain who is willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.
J.J. Abrams’ latest project is described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Michael Ealy was also recently cast as an android policeman.
Time to revive those old “come home to CBS” promos. Hours after snagging Marg Helgenberger for a fall pilot, CBS just lured The Unit star Dennis Haysbert back to play a detective in the drama Backstrom.
From Hart Hanson (Bones), Backstrom is based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, and irascible detective who tries to change his self-destructive behavior. Haysbert has been cast as Det. John Almond, one of the law dogs working with Backstrom.
From 2006 to 2009, Haysbert starred as Jonas Blaine in the military drama The Unit for CBS. Before that, he was best known for playing President David Palmer on Fox’s long-running 24.
Pushing Daisies star Anna Friel will play the younger sister of a cardinal in The Vatican, a drama pilot in the works at Showtime that’s described as a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics – set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church.
Friel will play opposite Kyle Chandler, who’s set to depict Cardinal Duffy. Friel’s Kayla is a sexually active, hard-partying New Yorker who is openly rebellious against all norms and institutions, including the church.
The Vatican will begin production this season. Other cast members include Matthew Goode (A Single Man) as Papal Secretary Bernd Koch, and Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Cardinal Marco Malerba. Paul Attanasio (House M.D.) wrote the hour-long pilot that will be directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus).
Marg Helgenberger could be coming back to CBS this fall.
The former star of CSI has been cast in the drama pilot Intelligence as the director of Cybercom, the U.S. government’s cyber security breach. The pilot that also stars Josh Holloway, Michael Rady and James Martinez focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift, a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
Helgenberger played the role of Catherine Willows on CSI for 12 seasons. Her last episode aired in January of 2012.
How To Survive A Plague may not have walked away with an Academy Award on Sunday, but the story could have a longer life yet. Thursday, ABC Studios announced that they had optioned the rights to the David France documentary about a group of HIV-positive activists fighting for their lives and the lives of their friends, who managed to get the pharmaceutical industry to focus on testing and identifying new treatments for AIDS. While the film was a documentary mainly drawing from interviews and news footage, the miniseries will be scripted. France confirmed the news to EW.
“It’s still very early. We don’t know how long it will be for example, so we’re still working those details out,” France told EW. “But I have been working on the story and on the script for some time, and I think it’s going to allow us the luxury of being able to tell the story around the kind of activity that brought us to the end of the plague, and to find out what is left for us.”
Guess those cute guest stars and musical appearances from the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls weren’t enough: 90210 will end its five-year run on the CW in May.
While the show launched with some fanfare, the reboot of the ’90s drama on Fox has cowered in the shadow of The Vampire Diaries and Arrow, the CW’s current hits. 90210 has only averaged a .6 rating/2 share in adults 18-49 this season and 1.23 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
The drama will air its series finale on May 13. The show has seven original episodes left to air. The network will likely program a retrospective.
“The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz. “I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.”
This can’t be good: the CW is moving the midseason drama Cult to Fridays and replacing it with repeats of other shows — beginning with Beauty and the Beast on March 5.
Cult will bow in its new 9 p.m. Friday timeslot on March 8. The series follows investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis), who is searching for his missing brother and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show “Cult” and its rabid fans.
FX has ordered a fifth season — or 13 more episodes — of its animated comedy series Archer. Archer was created by Adam Reed and Floyd County Productions and it is executive produced by Reed and Matthew Thompson.
Seven episodes of Archer remain in season four, which wraps up on Thursday, April 11.
This year, Archer ranks as cable’s No. 2 series in Men 18-34 behind The Walking Dead, and it has ranked as television’s No. 1 program in that demo in the Thursday, 10 p.m. time period in four of the past six weeks. Episodes are averaging 2.37 viewers and 2.01 million adults 18-49.
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