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'Star Wars': Cassian Andor Disney Plus Series Casts Adria Arjona

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

Adria Arjona has been cast in the upcoming Cassian Andor series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed. Arjona joins previously announced series lead Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, both of whom will reprise their roles from the “Star Wars” film “Rogue One.” Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough are also set to appear in the show, as will Stella... more

Disney Rebrands TV Studios, 20th Century Fox TV to Become 20th Television

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

Disney Television Studios is rebranding its trio of studios. Shedding the Fox name entirely from 20th Century Fox Television in the wake of the Disney-Fox merger, that studio will now be known as 20th Television. Meanwhile, ABC Studios and ABC Signature will collectively become ABC Signature, while Fox 21 Television Studios has been renamed Touchstone Television. Nixing “Fox” from 20th TV was part of the negotiated merger terms between Disn... more

'Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn' Director on Parallels to Today's Black Lives Matter Protests

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

On August 23, 1989, teenage Yusuf Hawkins took the train into Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with a few of his friends to look at a car for sale. What they didn’t know, being young Black boys from East New York, was that tension was running high in that other pocket of town. A predominantly Italian American neighborhood at the time, Bensonhurst residents didn’t like outsiders, which they made clear on the night of August 23 when a mob of dozens of young white men surrou... more

Judd Apatow to Direct George Carlin Documentary at HBO

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

Judd Apatow is teaming up with HBO on a two-part documentary about the late George Carlin, who starred in numerous comedy specials and appeared on the “Tonight Show” more than 130 times. Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio will direct the project, which will include interviews with Carlin’s family and friends, as w... more

'Rutherford Falls': New Peacock Series Hopes to Tackle American History

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

As production starts to ramp up after months of stagnation due to the global pandemic, we’re finally getting a glimpse at what’s heading to screens; one show inching closer to fruition is the new Peacock series “Rutherford Falls.” Starring Ed Helms, “Rutherford Falls” tells the story of small-town guy Nathan Ruth... more

'A.P. Bio' Season 3 Trailer: Glenn Howerton's Ex-nbc Sitcom Lets the Swears Fly on Peacock

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

Your favorite rule-breaking teacher is ready to return to class. No, we’re not talking about any real teachers, who hopefully won’t have to return to anything until vaccines are widely available; we’re talking about Jack Griffin, as played by Glenn Howerton in the sitcom “A.P. Bio.” After getting kicked out of NBC’s school, “A.P. Bio” enlisted in a new p... more

Disney+'s Cassian Andor Series: Casting, Updates, and More for the Rogue One Prequel Series

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

We may have to wait a bit longer for the Disney+ deep dive on how the Star Wars rebellion began. After announcing a Cassian Andor-centered Rogue One prequel series in 2019 with Diego Luna stepping back into the hero's shoes, production was supposed to begin in 2020, only to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, rebellions begin with hope an... more

'SpongeBob Squarepants' Spinoff 'The Patrick Star Show' in the Works to Nickelodeon

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

Patrick Star is about to become the star of his own show. A “SpongeBob Squarepants” spinoff series centered around SpongeBob’s pink friend is in the works at Nickelodeon, Variety has confirmed with sources. “The Patrick Star Show” will see Bill Fagerbakke continue to voice the character. The series will be a deep dive on Patrick and his family, ... more

Jessie Spano Shares Her Caffeine Pill Wisdom in Saved by the Bell Revival Trailer

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

It was a blast from the past on Monday as the cast of the Saved by the Bell revival on Peacock assembled for a digital panel to promote the new series. Even though production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, executive producers Tracey Wigfield and Franco Bario teamed up with with Elizabeth Berkley Lauren... more

'Black-ish' Episode 'Please, Baby, Please' Released on Hulu After Being Shelved by ABC

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 02:31 PM

The “Please, Baby, Please” episode of “Black-ish,” which was controversially shelved before airing by ABC due to its political content back in 2018, will finally make it to air on Hulu. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris shared the news in a statement Monday. “We were one year post-election and c... more

'Doctor Who' Star Christopher Eccleston Returns in Audio Series

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 10:30 AM

Christopher Eccleston, the Ninth Doctor, is returning to the “Doctor Who” franchise in a brand new audio series next year. The actor originally played the iconic sci-fi character in 2005 during the first season of the BBC series’ revival, and now is set to return 15 years later, albeit in a new format. A 12-episode audio... more

'Perry Mason' Finale Review: Season 1 Wraps Without a 'Perry Mason Moment,' Thank Goodness - Spoilers

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 10:30 AM

I hate the “Perry Mason” moment. Growing up the son of a small town defense attorney, nothing would grind my father’s gears like seeing a TV lawyer badger their witness into an admission of guilt, or suddenly introduce new evidence that they themselves uncovered. The former rarely happens, and the latter is a convenient fallacy cooked up by efficiency-minded screenwriters — lawyers aren’t priva... more

Simon Cowell Speaks Out, Thanking Medical Staff, After Bike Accident

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 10:30 AM

“America’s Got Talent” creator and music industry mogul Simon Cowell has thanked the medical staff at the Los Angeles facility he is being treated at after breaking his back falling off a new bicycle on Saturday. “Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back. Thank you to e... more

Connie Nielsen, Christopher Eccleston Set for 'Close to Me' Series From Nent Studios U.K. (Exclusive)

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 10:30 AM

“Wonder Woman 1984” star Connie Nielsen and “Doctor Who’s” Christopher Eccleston are set to star in psychological drama “Close to Me,” the first English-language drama to originate from Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT) fledgling U.K. operation. NENT Studios U.K. is... more

'Away' Trailer: Hilary Swank Blasts Off to Space in Netflix's Cosmic New Drama Series

Aug 10, 2020, Monday 10:30 AM

Netflix has unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming drama series “Away,” starring Hilary Swank as an astronaut who spearheads a journey to Mars. Debuting September 4 on the streaming platform, “Away” is created by Andrew Hinderaker and executive-produced by Jason Katims (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights&rd... more