DC Universe’s Titans has been renewed for a third season The terrific NBC comedy The Good Place is wrapping up with a 90-minute series finale and a post-show special Eli Roth’s History of Horror has been renewed for season 2Fresh Off the Boat has been cancelled by ABC Showtime’s long-awaited Halo TV show has finally begun production And more!
Titans, the first DC Universe original series, has been renewed for a third season. Dick Grayson, Rachel Roth aka Raven, Kory Anders aka Starfire, Gar Logan aka Beast Boy, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove, Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl, and Jason Todd aka Robin will return for more action in Fall 2020.
The Jim Jefferies Showis coming to an end on Comedy Central after three seasons. The star of the series has a new NBC comedy in the works, and the money in network TV is far better than it is in the cable space, so I don’t blame him for trying to capitalize while he has the chance. The show’s final episode airs on November 19, 2019.
Kristen Bell is heading back to NYC – well, her voice is, anyway. Bell, who narrated the originalGossip Girl series on The CW, is returning as the narrator for the upcoming sequel series/reboot on HBO Max.
Speaking of sequel shows: remember the ABC drama Revenge? It’s coming back, baby – and a character from the original series is sticking around for round two. TV Line says the show “will follow a young Latina immigrant who arrives in Malibu to exact revenge on a pharmaceutical dynasty that caused the murder of her biochemist mother, the destruction of her family and a global epidemic.” The new protagonist will be guided by one of the original series’ “favorite characters,” but it’s still unclear who exactly that will be. They also report that the title of this show will also be Revenge. Seems a bit weird to not provide any distinction between the shows at all, but what do I know?
Speaking with Radio Times via The Playlist, author Neil Gaiman revealed that he and co-writers Allan Heinberg and David Goyer are already working on the second season of the Netflix TV adaptation of Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy comic Sandman, even though the first season is still far from production. “There are three of us, the showrunner Allan Heinberg, David Goyer and me, and we’ve just finished writing the first episode, and plotting and breaking down the first two seasons, so we’ll see what happens next,” Gaiman said. Sandman does not have a release date yet.
When @SteveGuttbuck makes a surprise appearance at the Party Down #VultureFestival panel. pic.twitter.com/7EaFQV6WoX
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Steve Guttenberg made a surprise appearance at this past weekend’s Vulture Festival to celebrate with the anniversary of Party Down. While it’s not in the clip above, conversation turned to a potential Party Down movie, which co-creator Rob Thomas gently shot down while teasing some other kind of continuation instead: “I don’t think a movie’s in the cards,” remarked Thomas, “but in the next year or two we’ll explore some ways to bring the gang back together.” Are we having fun yet???
Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated series which started out as a YouTube show about Dungeons and Dragons, has been picked up for new episodes on Amazon Prime Video. That’s quite the leap! Comic Book Resources says the show “will now consist of two 12-episode seasons” and that Amazon has signed them to a first-look deal to develop new shows as well. Look for season one to hit the streaming site sometime in 2020.
The cast is assembled. The table reads are complete. Production on the @Showtime Halo series is about to begin! pic.twitter.com/KNrPLYx260
Fans have been wanting to see a live-action adaptation of the video game Halo for nearly two decades, and it seems like Showtime is finally close to making that dream a reality. Production is about to begin, and three actors have been added to the cast: Danny SapaniDoctor Who, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will play “dedicated military man” Jacob Keys; Olive Gray Fleabag and Eastenders is set to portray UNSC Commander Dr. Miranda Keyes; and Charlie MurphyPeaky Blinders will play Makee, an orphan raised by the alien Covenant and who shares their hatred of humans.
ABC is giving the ax to Fresh Off the Boat Vultureafter six seasons. Its 14th and 15th episodes will serve as a one-hour series finale, which will air on February 21, 2020, according to Vulture. This comes after star Constance Wu experienced some controversy for expressing grief when the show was previously renewed her contractual commitment to the show meant that she could not act in a project that she thought would be more creatively fulfilling.
AMC is going ahead with more Eli Roth’s History of Horror, greenlighting a six-episode second season which “will include a deep dive into the cinema realms of magic-wielding witches, misshapen monsters, and infamously evil youngsters.” Hell houses and body horror are also on the menu for this new batch of episodes. “In Season 1, we had the most incredible conversations with the top creators in the field who really helped fans around the world appreciate the horror genre in a new light,” Roth said in a statement. “We look forward to going even deeper in Season 2, bringing out the A-listers to share their stories with everyone for all-time and adding more and more films to the canon.”
NBC has unveiled the return dates for several of its upcoming shows, and if you want to know all of those details, visit Deadline to find out. The only one I care about, however, is Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which launches its 13-episode seventh season on February 6, 2020. That episode will be an hour-long premiere which will air at 8pm, and each subsequent episode will move to the 8:30pm time slot.
And finally, The Good Place comes to an end with a 90-minute series finale on January 30, 2020. Plus, Seth Meyers will host a post-show special featuring the whole cast immediately afterwards. I love this show so much, but I have to admit I’m glad to see it go out on top rather than stumbling along without enough gas in the tank.
The prospect of Amazon turning the beloved 1992 sports dramedy A League of Their Own into a half-hour comedy series was already an enticing one, largely thanks to the involvement of Broad City co-creator, co-writer, co-executive producer, and co-star Abbi Jacobson taking a starring role in the series, not to mention co-writing and executive producing again. Now we’re even more excited because The Good Place co-star D’Arcy Carden, who plays the virtual assistant Janet on the afterlife comedy series, will be joining the A League of Their Own series.
TV Line has word on D’Arcy Carden joining the A League of Their Own series at Amazon. However, there are no details about either of the characters that Carden or Jacobson will be playing on the show. The original film followed two sisters who join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, but find their relationship tested by a rivalry that grows between them on the field. However, the series might be losing the sibling angle of the original story since it’s not mentioned in the official synopsis:
A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy infusing the warmth, humor and DNA of the classic film, while taking a contemporary spin on the stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The show will begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the Rockford Peaches, season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. The series dives deeper into the issues facing the country while following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball.
The sibling rivalry doesn’t need to be present in order to make this series work. If anything, following a group of women who are just playing baseball together makes for a less melodramatic premise. We could be looking at something like GLOW but set in the world of baseball in 1943, and that’s sounds just fine to us.
Considering the setting of the story, we’ll likely see further exploration of the role of women during World War II, but through the lens of one of the less conventional careers they took on while men were away fighting. Jacobson is an outstanding comedy writer, and I can’t wait to see how she tackles a league of professional female baseball players during this time period with a contemporary voice. Plus, I’m sure the cast will be full of even more outstanding comedy talent, so stay tuned to see who else joins.
Early last year, Amazon revealed Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and the creative team behind Mozart in the Jungle were adapting the 1992 comedy classic A League of Their Own for television. Since then, little else about the project has been revealed, either through official releases or through breaking news stories regarding unconfirmed casting reports or other related matters. However, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Thursday that none other than The Good Place‘s D’Arcy Carden is in talks to star alongside Jacobson in the brewing adaptation.
For the moment, the project is still gearing up to film a pilot episode only, but Carden’s potential casting is promising. So too, for that matter, is the fact that Jacobson is not only going to star in the pilot, but she’s also writing and executive producing the adaptation alongside Mozart in the Jungle‘s Will Graham. Amazon’s A League of Their Own is billed as “a modern look at the league” depicted in the original film:
A League of Their Own is a half-hour comedy infusing the warmth, humor and DNA of the classic film, while taking a contemporary spin on the stories of the women surrounding the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The show will begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follows the Rockford Peaches season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying and road trips across a rapidly changing United States. The series dives deeper into the issues facing the country while following a ragtag team of women figuring themselves out while fighting to realize their dreams of playing professional baseball.
Hopefully, should the pilot succeed and Amazon give A League of Their Own a full series order, it will last much longer than the 1993 CBS adaptation, which was canceled after only three episodes had aired.
Picturestart and Endeavor Content have landed screen rights to Showboat, a Logan Hill 2018 Esquire article about the quirky world of cruise performers, in a hotly competitive auction involving multiple bidders. Nahnatchka Khan and Billy Finnegan have written the script and Khan is attached to direct. Randall Poster will serve as Music Supervisor.
The article provides the template for a music-driven comedy about a diversely talented group of cruise ship performers, and a jaded indie singer who must get over her Big Bad Self and learn that sequins, confetti canons, and making your audience happy isn’t always a bad thing.
Jessica Switch and Julia Hammer will oversee for Picturestart. Hill will executive produce. Picturestart was hatched by producer and former studio exec Erik Feig, with a focus on “discovery of voice” content and storytelling, which highlights emerging talent just finding their voices.
Khan is the creator and executive producer of the television show Fresh Off the Boat, which is currently in its sixth season. Prior to that, she was the creator and executive producer of Don't Trust the B-- In Apartment 23, which aired for two seasons on ABC, from 2012-2013. Earlier this year, Khan signed a four-year overall producing deal with Universal Television to create, develop, write, supervise, and produce series projects. On the film side, Khan recently inked a multi-year first-look feature deal at Netflix. Khan directed Always Be My Maybe, starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, which was released by Netflix this past spring and viewed by 32 million households in its first four weeks on the service.
Finnegan most recently created the pilot, Richard Lovely, which was produced this past year at Fox. He wrote for five seasons on the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie where he rose from co-producer to executive producer for seasons four and five. Other TV credits include The Real O’Neals, Bad Teacher and Don’t Trust the B-- in Apartment 23, where he first worked with Khan. He is represented by Rise Management.
Randall Poster is well known for his long-standing collaboration with Wes Anderson on Isle Of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Moonrise Kingdom among others. His work on the HBO series' Boardwalk Empire soundtrack earned him a Grammy Award and his richly-diverse list of other credits include the Brad Pitt-starring upcoming sci-fi thriller Ad Astra, Good Time, Detroit, The Wolf of Wall Street, HBO's Vinyl and Amazon's Mozart In The Jungle. Poster and Feig have teamed up before, most notably on Nerve, Now You See Me 2, and The Divergent Series franchise.
The potential Fresh Off the Boat spinoff is taking shape. Bollywood star Preity G Zinta and Indian actor-comedian Vir Das Whiskey Cavalier have been tapped to guest star in an upcoming episode of Fresh Off the Boat, which could lead to a spinoff series, tentatively titled Magic Motor Inn.
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Written by Fresh Off the Boatwriter-producerRachna Fruchbom, the episode centers around an Indian family whose daughter attends school with Eddie. The girl's parents, DC and Meena, are played by Das and Zinta, respectively.
The episode from FOTB's current sixth season, which starts filming on Nov. 18, is not a backdoor pilot like is the common practice, including the black-ish episode last season that served as a backdoor pilot for spinoff series mixed-ish. But it would serve as template for the proposed spinoff, Magic Motor Inn, which would star Zinta and Das. If the network opts to move forward, a regular pilot will be ordered during the traditional pilot season from FOTB producer, 20th Century Fox TV.
Indian American writer Fruchbom, who is under an overall deal at 20th TV, would be executive producing. Magic Motor Inn with FOTB executive producers Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.
Word first got out in August that 20th TV was in early stages of developing internally a potential FOTB spinoff with the series' writer-producer Fruchbom to feature a new immigrant family from another country. At the time, the project had not been pitched tp ABC yet but the network brass were interested.
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Of its current crop of family comedies, ABC first tried spinning off flagship Modern Family.While that project did not go to series, the network entertainment president Karey Burkeis not giving up hope for another offshoot of the Emmy-winning show.
ABC has three family comedy spinoff series on the air, the black-ishprequel mixed-ish black-ishalso spawned spinoff series grown-ishon Freeform, The Goldbergssequel Schooledand Roseannespinoff The Conners.All feature characters from the original series.
Fruchbom served as a writer for the first two seasons of Fresh Off The Boatand was upped to producer in Season 3. She previously worked on NBC's Parks and Recreation.Fruchbom is repped by Gang Tyre.
Zinta is one of the most popular, highest-paid Hindi film actresses of the 2000s, one of the most influential actresses in Indian cinema and a champion of women's rights in India. She has won a slew of Best Actress trophies at prestigious Indian film award franchises such as Bollywood Movie Awards, Filmfare and International Indian Film Academy Awards. She also won several Best Actress awards at international film festivals for her starring role in the Canadian film Heaven On Earth.
In 2017, Das became the first Indian to have his own Netflix special, Abroad Understanding. Promoting the special, Das made his late-night American TV debut on Conan. His set you can watch it below did very well — it has garnered more that 2.6 million views on YouTube to date — and he has been invited back on the TBS show multiple times since. Earlier this year, Das made his American primetime series debut with a co-starring role on the ABC light drama series Whiskey Cavalier.
We’re in for a crazy, jaw-dropping cameo on this final Good Place season! But we don’t know who it is yet USA is making a show about the guys who created Doom. Claws renewed for fourth and final season. Dear White People renewed for fourth and final season, too. Get your first look at Primal. Snowpiercer TV show, which left TNT for TBS, goes back to TNT again. Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren are teaming for a TV project.
The Good Place is currently in the midst of airing its final season, which is sad. But at least it’s going out on its own terms. Not only that, but this final season is also going to feature an amazing cameo! Just don’t ask us who it is. While appearing on The Tonight Show, cast-member Jameela Jamil revealed that the final episode of the show will have “the cameo of all cameos.” Who will it be? It could be you! It probably isn’t, though.
Doom, the video game that panicked mothers everywhere, is getting an origin story. USA Network is making a pilot called Masters of Doom, and they’ve locked down the cast and director. Eduardo Franco, Patrick Gibson, John Karna, Jane Ackermann, Siobhan Williams, and Peter Friedman will appear in the show, with Rhys Thomas directing. Per Coming Soon, the show, based on the David Kushner nonfiction book of the same name, “is a story based on real events of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America who, along with a group of rebellious misfits, created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s, the video game Doom. John Carmack and John Romero were best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire and transformed pop culture forever.” So it’s kind of like The Social Network, but with Doom.
Claws, which is a series about manicurists and not the popular adult beverage White Claw, has been renewed for a fourth and final season. “For the past three seasons, Claws has handled delicate and culturally relevant themes like race, class, gender, age and sexual orientation with grace and humor via superb storytelling,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS and truTV via The Wrap. “Fans cherish the over-the-top Clawsian moments that have defined its run, and we will do them justice as we wrap up the tale of Desna and her crew.” Season 3 ended in August, and a date for the final season has not been set yet.
Speaking of shows that are ending with their fourth season, Netflix has renewed Dear White People for season 4, which will be its last. This last season will consist of ten all-new episodes, with creator Justin Simien returning as co-showrunner, writer and executive producer, alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Yvette Lee Bowser. “I’m so grateful my little indie-that-could has made it to four seasons at Netflix!” said Simien. “This show, along with the many talented storytellers it has brought into my orbit, has changed my life and I can’t wait to create a celebratory final volume befitting such a transformative experience.”
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series - which picked up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness or lack thereof and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.
Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator behind Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, is back with Primal, and you can see a new look at the series above. The show “features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.” “Everything we’ve done in this series, we always wanted to relate it back to the title, Primal,” Tartakovsky said. “So it’s raw, it’s savage, it’s brutal.” Primal debuts October 7 on Adult Swim.
Just what the hell is up with the Snowpiercer TV show? TNT first ordered a pilot for the series back in 2016, and since then, things have been in a constant state of upheaval. Behind-the-scenes drama and creative differences kept the show from ever fully getting on track. But in May of this year it was revealed the show was ready, and was going to move from TNT to TBS. Now, however, it’s moving back to TNT. “We’ve had the unique opportunity to more thoroughly test and explore where this show will best perform. While we are still adding dramas to TBS after further research and consideration we’ve decided to keep Snowpiercer on TNT,” network president Kevin Reilly said via TV Line. “Now that we’ve seen this incredible post-apocalyptic sci-fi series in its entirety, and better understand the audience this show will appeal to, we’re confident it will perform strongest on TNT.” Sure! Whatever you say! Snowpiercer will premiere in Spring 2020. Maybe.
Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren, who once sparred in Rocky IV and reunited for Creed II, are teaming up again. This time for a TV series. Per The Wrap, Stallone will produce and Lundgren will star in the CBS series The International. Lundgren will star as “Anders Soto, who is described as part negotiator, part international spy. He is a one-man covert black-ops team working for the U.N., called in to find asymmetrical solutions to the world’s most delicate and complex problems.” Stallone is also set to direct the pilot episode.