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Watch Justin Bieber Invent a TikTok 'Yummy' Dance, Talk About Fighting Tom Cruise on 'Carpool Karaoke'

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

“It’s been a long time, a lot has happened,” Justin Bieber says at the beginning of his return to “Carpool Karaoke” on the James Corden-hosted “Late Late Show.” “I’m a married man, I’ve got a mustache.” The pair also have an infectious chemistry that carries throug... more

Criminal Minds' Matthew Gray Gubler: 'Really Beautiful' Series Finale Plants Seeds for Show to 'Re-Hatch' Later

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

It is time to bid the BAU adieu — which at least one character will very literally do, as CBS’ Criminal Minds uncorks its series finale this Wednesday night (in back-to-back episodes starting at 9/8c). But first, the team will need to hunt down and hopefully harpoon their Moby Dick, the Joker to Rossi’s Batman — Everett Lynch aka the Chameleon. And in the course of doing so, Rei... more

Everything You Need to Know About FX on Hulu

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

There’s FX, there is Hulu, and now, thanks to Disney’s ongoing absorption of almost every corner of the entertainment industry, there is FX on Hulu. Alongside the debut of Alex Garland’s acclaimed “Devs” on March 5, consumers can experience the premiere of the new initiative, which is only available to Hulu subscribers. That’s right — despite the FX name behind it, &... more

Berlanti Productions Names Sarah Schechter Chairwoman and Partner, David Madden President

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Greg Berlanti, the prolific founder of Berlanti Productions, has promoted Sarah Schechter to the newly created role of chairwoman and partner, where she will continue to oversee both television and film at the company. And David Madden, the former AMC and Fox executive, will be Berlanti Productions’ new president, repo... more

Ratings: CBS Dramas, New Amsterdam Rise; This Is Us Ties Low But Tops Night

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

CBS’ “time traveling” NCIS this Tuesday drew 11.8 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating, ticking up in the demo to match its second-best number of the season. Leading out of that, FBI (9.2 mil/0.9) and FBI: Most Wanted (6.7 mil/0.7) also rose in the demo. Elsewhere…. THE CW | The Flash (1.1 mil/0.4... more

TV Ratings: 'This Is Us' Matches Previous Low, 'The Conners' Holds Firm After Live Episode

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

“This Is Us” dipped to match its lowest TV rating to date, but still managed to come out on top on Tuesday night. The NBC drama scored 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, equalling its lowest ever score from episode seven of season four. It drew 6.4 million viewers, even on last week’s tally. Prior to it, “Ellen’s Game of Games,” which was just renewed for a fourth season, ticked up to ... more

Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell to Star in 'Shrink Next Door' Series Adaptation for Mrc Television

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell are reuniting to star in a series adaptation of the Wondery and Bloomberg Media podcast “The Shrink Next Door,” Variety has learned. The series is in development at Media Rights Capital (MRC) Television with no network or streaming service currently attached. Inspire... more

Traditional Pay-tv Operators Lost 6 Million Subscribers in 2019 as Cord-Cutting Picks Up Speed

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

The U.S. satellite and cable TV business declined at an unprecedented rate last year — with traditional pay-TV providers dropping a staggering 6 million customers, a 7% year-over-year decline. In the fourth quarter of 2019 alone, traditional TV distributors lost around 1.5 million subs, dropping to about 83 million total at year-end, according to estimates from Wall Street analyst firm MoffettNathanson. The primary loser in Q4 was AT&T, which shed a whop... more

Paley Center Reveals First Slate of L.A. Events Without a Museum (Exclusive)

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Even as the Paley Center vacates its Beverly Hills museum, the org is still planning a full slate of L.A.-based events in the first half of 2020. As Variety previously reported, the Paley Center will no longer have a physical location on the west coast, but instead will hold events at a variety of locations — including the Directors Guild of America and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Following up on news that its digital ar... more

Annaleigh Ashford to Star in Chuck Lorre CBS Comedy Pilot 'B Positive'

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Annaleigh Ashford will star in the CBS multi-camera comedy pilot “B Positive.” In the show, faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives.... more

With 'Gentefied,' America Ferrera Brings a Series Unlike Any Other to Netflix

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

America Ferrera had directed before, but not like this. She and her crew were shooting scenes from a massive burner party — think a miniature Burning Man, complete with drugs and costumes and bad dancing — for Netflix’s upcoming series “Gentefied.” Though she wouldn’t appear on camera, Ferrera was dressed for the occa... more

Zombies 2 Stars Play a Rousing Game of 'Most Likely To'

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

The Disney Channel's beloved Zombies movie turned undead monsters into musical green-haired good guys who can pop and lock to the beat, and now the franchise's second installment has dropped two years later. Zombies 2, which promotes inclusion and tolerance the way the first film did, will likely make fans fall in love with werewolves, too. Just in time for the sequel, which premiered on Valentine's Day and will air... more

Colin Jost Mulls 'SNL' Exit Post-Election (Exclusive)

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Colin Jost has become famous by delivering fake news on the venerable “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live.”  But he may be poised to deliver real headlines about his future with the program. Jost’s new memoir, “A Very Punchable Face,” is due out April 14 from Penguin Random House’... more

Madam Secretary's Patina Miller to Star in Power Prequel Series Raising Kanan

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Madam Secretary‘s Patina Miller is set to star as one tough mother in Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Starz’s 1990s-set Power prequel spinoff that will follow the early years of Kanan Stark. Miller will play Raquel “Raq” Thomas, a “cold, hard, fierce… successful and deadly woman takin... more

'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' Casts Patina Miller

Feb 19, 2020, Wednesday 03:31 PM

Patina Miller has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming “Power” prequel “Raising Kanan.” Officially titled “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” the series is a prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of “Power” character Kanan Stark. Miller will star as Raquel “Raq” Thomas, Kanan’s mother. The ... more