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Gabrielle Union Developing Comedy Series ‘New Money’ at Showtime

Gabrielle Union is getting into business with Showtime. The actor and her I’ll Have Another Productions banner are developing a comedy series called “New Money” at the premium cabler, Variety has learned. The show hails from Sony Pictures Television where I’ll Have Another has a first look deal. “New Money” was brought to Union by journalists […]
Tags: Gabrielle Union, News, Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Gabrielle, Jemele Hill


TV Bits: ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials, New ‘Saved by the Bell’ Theme, ‘Uno’ Game Show, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Oakandia’,

In this edition of TV Bits, here are some of the small screen stories we’ve got: Peanuts holiday specials will air on TV after all The Movie Show is coming to Syfy to send-up YouTube review shows Rapper Lil Yachty did the new Saved by the Bell theme song A director from the original run of Dexter is returning for the revival Kelsey Grammer and Alec Baldwin have a new series together The card game Uno is somehow getting a game show Snoop Dogg and Vince Vaughn have a new animated series called O...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Nbc, Youtube, Stephen King, Syfy, Showtime, Broadway, Harry Potter, Diana, Tina Fey, Pbs, Portlandia


NBC Sets ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,’ ‘Mr. Mayor’ Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, NBC set premiere dates for “Mr. Mayor” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and the  Food Network announced the third season premiere date of “Supermarket Stakeout.” CASTING David Iacono has joined the cast of Showtime’s “City on a Hill” in a recurring role. He will portray Faust Aquino, Benny’s classmate and potential […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Food Network, Showtime, Mayor, Mr. Mayor, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Supermarket Stakeout, David Iacono, Faust Aquino Benny


AT&T Raises DirecTV Prices Again Amid Customer Losses and Possible Sale

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T has announced another round of price hikes for DirecTV satellite and U-verse TV services, with monthly prices set to rise up to $9 starting January 17, 2021. "Due to increased programming costs, we're adjusting the price of our video packages," AT&T said in a notice on its website. "Periodically, TV network owners increase the fees they charge DirecTV for the right to broadcast their movies, shows, and sporting events." Of course, AT&T ...
Tags: Time Warner, Tech, Ars Technica, Showtime, AT T, DirecTV, XTRA, Starz Cinemax, DirecTV Prices Again Amid Customer Losses, Federal Communications Commission Ars Technica, Regional Sports Network and Broadcast TV, HBO Max Starz Showtime Cinemax


John Belushi’s Wife Says Late Comedy Legend Was a ‘Woman’s Libber’

At least one comedy classic from years past would not have survived today’s standards for commercial production, according to the widow of one of those comedic movie stars. “I think in terms of the political correctness, I mean, certainly, ‘[National Lampoon’s] Animal House’ would not be made today,” Judy Belushi-Pisano said of her late husband, […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Saturday Night Live, John Belushi, National Lampoon, Judy Belushi Pisano


Amazon Prime Video December 2020 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video December 2020 Movie and TV Titles Announced The schedule for the movie and TV titles coming to Amazon Prime Video in December has been revealed, which you can view below! This includes the world premieres of new Amazon originals such as: Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke; the crime drama film I’m Your Woman starring Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan; and the romance drama film Sylvie’s Love led by MCU star Tessa Thompson. RELATED: The Wilds Trailer: Tee...
Tags: Movies, TV, Amazon Prime Video, Movie News, Streaming, TV News, TV Premiere Date


‘Belushi’ Finds the Sensitive Man Inside the Wild Persona

The new Showtime documentary aims to present a more complex view of John Belushi, the tragically fated star of “Animal House,” “The...
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Marcos Siega Tapped to Helm Dexter Revival, Plot Details Revealed

Marcos Siega tapped to helm Dexter revival, plot details revealed Last month saw the surprise announcement that the fan-favorite crime thriller Dexter would be coming back for a ten-episode revival and now it’s been announced that Marcos Siega, who helmed nine episodes of the original show’s run, is set to return to direct six of the revival’s episodes and executive produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Dexter: Showtime Orders Limited Series Revival with Michael C. Hall Ret...
Tags: TV, Movies, Showtime, TV News, John Lithgow, Michael, Dexter, Golden Globe, Arthur Mitchell, SCAD, Scott Reynolds, ComingSoon, Marcos Siega, Miami Police Department, Dexter Morgan, TV Premiere


Disney Unveils ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Disney Plus unveiled a trailer for “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” and Amazon Prime Video announced a release date for “The Wilds.” CASTING Cybill Shepherd has joined the cast of Showtime’s comedy pilot for “I Love This For You,” which will star Vanessa Bayer, who also co-created […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Disney, Showtime, Vanessa Bayer, Catfish, The Wilds, Disney Plus, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series


'People just wanted it to fail': The creator of Quibi's 'Dummy' opens up about the streamer's collapse and the show's future

"Dummy" Quibi Quibi, the ambitious short-form streaming service that launched in April, announced in October it would shut down. Cody Heller, the creator of the Quibi series "Dummy," told Business Insider that she "wouldn't trade" the experience of making the show despite Quibi's collapse. She said that Quibi hasn't communicated what could happen to the show, but she hopes "Dummy" will eventually land at another streamer, either as it is or edited together as a movie. Heller said she was d...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Anna Kendrick, Showtime, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tbs, Hulu, Kendrick, Walt Disney Studios, Heller, Katzenberg, Tech Insider, Travis Clark


Bryan Cranston’s Your Honor Adds Blair Underwood for Guest Role

Bryan Cranston’s Your Honor adds Blair Underwood for guest role Just three weeks ahead of the limited series’ debut on Showtime, two-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood (When They See Us) has signed on for a guest role in the Bryan Cranston-led drama Your Honor, according to Variety. RELATED: Your Honor Trailer Starring Bryan Cranston in Showtime’s Limited Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRef...
Tags: TV, Movies, Showtime, TV News, New Orleans, BAFTA, Bryan Cranston, Robert, Cranston, Golden Globe, Michelle King, Michael Stuhlbarg, CBS Television Studios, ComingSoon, Liz Glotzer, Blair Underwood


Blair Underwood Joins Bryan Cranston Showtime Series ‘Your Honor’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Blair Underwood is grabbing his reporter’s notepad and heading to the scene of “Your Honor.” The former “L.A. Law” star has joined the cast of the Bryan Cranston limited series at Showtime, Variety has learned exclusively. News of the addition comes less than three weeks ahead of the show’s premiere on Dec. 6. Underwood is joining in […]
Tags: News, Showtime, Bryan Cranston, Underwood, Showtime Variety, Blair Underwood, Your Honor, Bryan Cranston Showtime


Vikander & Winter Team for Dial M for Murder Anthology Series

Vikander & Winter team for Dial M for Murder anthology series After influencing countless films and TV shows over the years, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 crime mystery classic Dial M for Murder is getting new life in the form of a limited series with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider) and Oscar and Emmy nominee Terence Winter (The Sopranos) partnering for the project at MGM/UA Television, according to Variety. RELATED: John David Washington & Alicia Vikander Thriller Lands at Netflix ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, America, Netflix, Showtime, Oscar, TV News, Batman, Emmy, Alfred Hitchcock, Alicia Vikander, Tony, Margot, Terence Winter, Frederick Knott


Community Radio Awards 2020 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2020 Community Radio Awards has been revealed as the event attracts over 460 entries from 90 stations. Awards chair Martin Steers said: “This year has been a challenge for the sector, with studio lockdowns, loss of income and cancelled events. However, community radio stations have responded by stepping up engagement with their local communities, with more programming and innovative presenters across the country broadcasting from home. “We are excited to announce that th...
Tags: Radio, Showtime, Cambridge, Rob, Terry, Liz Mullen, David Jay, Community Radio Awards, Martin Steers, Ali Donowho, Johnny Jenkins, Jake Hunter, Ryan Jodana, Fiona McNeill, Emma Millen, Community Sector News


"The Reagans" shows how the Gipper paved the way for political actors pretending they aren't racist

Showtime's series about the Reagans' rise to power covers well-known ground but falls prey to the stardom narrative
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"You are looking for a way out of the decadent aristocratic game, the limbo of Jet Set desperados. I’ll show you the way."

Said Timothy Leary to Joanna Harcourt-Smith, quoted in "Joanna Harcourt-Smith, Lover of Timothy Leary, High Priest of LSD, Dies at 74/Traumatized by her experience with the psychedelic Pied Piper, she spent decades 'composting' her thoughts about him and learning to start her life over again." She was 26 and he was 52 and a fugitive from justice when their lives intersected. She was with him when he was recaptured. “Neither the counterculture nor the prosecutors and prison system knew what to...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Law, Showtime, Errol Flynn, Santa Fe, Costco, Caribbean, James, Southern California, Tim, Errol Morris, Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Michael Horowitz


How Ronald Reagan’s Coded Racism Paved the Way for Trump

A former entertainment personality decides, in his later years, to go into politics. To curry favor with the Republican Party whose nomination he seeks, he cozies up to red-state extremists and evangelicals via a healthy dose of racist dog whistles. He couples that with decrying communists, liberalism, and anyone out in the streets protesting for social justice. To top it off, he then aligns himself with corporate America, running on a pro-free market, anti-regulation, tax-cutting ticket that ai...
Tags: News, California, Washington, America, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, Connecticut, Showtime, Cbs, Republican Party, Republican, Smith, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Fdr


TV Bits: ‘Halo’, ‘Jeopardy!’, ‘Prison Break’, ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3, ‘The Shrink Next Door’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new photo from Showtime’s long-awaited Halo TV series Do you qualify for a free month of Disney+? Find out here One actor will not return for more Prison Break Here’s the immediate plan for upcoming Jeopardy! episodes Narcos: Mexico season 3 character details revealed The great Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of an upcoming show And more! Let’s start things off with a bit of a bittersweet note. Longtime Jeopardy! host and TV icon Alex Trebek died...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Instagram, Mexico, Halo, Disney, America, Fox, Showtime, Nba, Bill Murray, Luis Gerardo Mendez, DEA, Bob, Jeopardy


Michel Gondry to Direct ‘As She Climbed Across the Table’, a Love Triangle Involving a Black Hole

Countless fictional romances have been built around love triangles. But what about a sci-fi romance focusing on a love triangle between a particle physicist, her ex-boyfriend, and a black hole? Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is slated to tackle that story with an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem‘s novel As She Climbed Across the Table, which is set up at Amazon Studios and Chernin Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter has the news on the film. If this is the first...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Sci-fi, Netflix, Showtime, Adaptation, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Alice, Amazon Studios, Michel-Gondry, Joe Penhall, Chernin Entertainment, Jonathan Lethem


This Instagram Account Recruiting for a Moon Mission Is Actually a Showtime Stunt

There's a new Instagram account run by astronauts at a NASA training center in Winslow, Arizona, asking followers to prepare for a lunar mission. But the astronauts, to put it mildly, don't seem competent for the job. Obviously, the facility isn't real. The account is actually a clever new social campaign from Showtime to celebrate...
Tags: Advertising, Nasa, Showtime, Winslow Arizona, Marketing Innovation, Experiential, Streaming & OTT, Showtime Stunt


Gondry, Penhall & Amazon Team for As She Climbed Across the Table

Gondry, Penhall & Amazon team for As She Climbed Across the Table After helming a good portion of the short-lived but acclaimed Jim Carrey-starring Kidding at Showtime, Michel Gondry is getting back behind the camera in the film world for an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s As She Climbed Across the Table at Amazon Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Mindhunter: David Fincher is Uncertain About Series’ Future PB = PB || {}; PB....
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Brooklyn, Showtime, Jim Carrey, Michael Caine, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, David Fincher, Alice, Paul Dano, Amazon Studios, Michel Gondry, Joe Penhall, Amazon Team, Chernin Entertainment


The Morning Watch: ‘The Mandalorian’ Fan Service Done Well, Aaron Sorkin Career Breakdown & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a video essay explores how The Mandalorian uses fan service references on the planet Tatooine in a more effective way than in previous Star Wars projects. Plus, Aaron Sorkin breaks down his career, including...
Tags: Movies, Aaron-Sorkin, A Few Good Men, The Newsroom, Showtime, Tim Heidecker, The Social Network, The West Wing, Social Network, John-C-Reilly, Tatooine, Eric Wareheim, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, The Morning Watch, Moonbase 8


Apple TV App Now Available to Download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

As expected, the Apple TV app is now available for download on PlayStation 4 and Playstation 5. Image credit: Sigmund Judge The ‌Apple TV‌ app lives within the PS5's dedicated media space, and offers users access to the $4.99-per-month ‌Apple TV‌+ subscription service, which offers original TV shows, movies, documentaries, and premium ‌Apple TV‌ Channels. The TV app also features access to Apple's library of iTunes Store content, as well as content from third-party providers like Showtime ...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Playstation, Showtime, Starz, Roku, Vizio, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Sony LG, Sigmund, Apple TV Plus, PlayStation Network Earlier, PlayStation Apple


‘Halo’ TV Series Recasts Cortana, Hires Original Voice Actress from the Games

Assuming Showtime’s television adaptation of Halo ever actually makes it to the small screen (and considering this property’s rocky path through Hollywood, that is not a guarantee), the show will be porting over one of the game’s most famous voices into the world of the series. Halo has hired a new – um, old – well, not old, but a prior – Cortana actress during a recent recasting session. Get the details below. According to IGN, actress Jen Taylor, who has lent her velvety voice to the artifi...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Microsoft, Casting, Cortana, Halo, Showtime, Taylor, Video Game, IGN, Action/Adventure, McElhone, Jen Taylor, Catherine Halsey, Halsey Major Hollywood


Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress - IGN

IGN can exclusively reveal that Showtime's Halo TV series has recast its Cortana, bringing in Jen Taylor – who's played the role in...
Tags: Showtime, IGN, Jen Taylor


Showtime’s Live-Action Halo Series Finally Resumes Production

Showtime’s Live-Action Halo Series Finally Resumes Production Showtime has officially announced that filming on the upcoming live-action series adaptation of the hit video game series Halo has finally resumed after eight months since production was temporarily shutdown due to the ongoing pandemic. The announcement also came with a new set photo which you can check out below, featuring lead star Pablo Schreiber as he wears a portion of Master Chief’s iconic helmet. We’re back on the #Halo se...
Tags: TV, Movies, Microsoft, Halo, Netflix, Showtime, TV News, Steven Spielberg, Soren, Pablo Schreiber, New Black, Shabana Azmi, Ultron, Wyatt, Amblin Television, Darryl Frank


Wentworth Miller Reveals He Won’t Return for More Prison Break

Wentworth Miller reveals he won’t return for more Prison Break It’s been three years since we last saw the core cast of Fox’s hit action crime thriller Prison Break returned for the latest chapter in Michael Scofield’s journey and after on-and-off talk about possibly continuing the series with a sixth season, chances are it won’t happen now as star Wentworth Miller has revealed in an Instagram post that he won’t return to the series. RELATED: Dark Shadows Sequel Reboot No Longer Moving Forw...
Tags: TV, Movies, Instagram, Fox, Showtime, TV News, Michael, Dexter, Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, Sara, Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, ComingSoon, Prison Break


Ruth Wilson & Andrew Scott to Star in HBO’s Oslo Film

Ruth Wilson & Andrew Scott to star in HBO’s Oslo film HBO has announced that production on its original film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play Oslo has begun and has revealed the cast for the espionage thriller, which will be led by Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (His Dark Materials) and Golden Globe nominee Andrew Scott (Fleabag). RELATED: The Book of Ruth: Ruth Wilson & Matt Bomer to Star in AIDS Drama Film PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandA...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Israel, Star, Showtime, Ruth Wilson, Mona, Oslo, Wilson, Ruth, Tom Ripley, Joel, Scott, Tony, Golden Globe, Foreign Ministry


Watch the Series Premiere of the New SHOWTIME Comedy Series Moonbase 8. 

Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker and John C. Reilly star as subpar astronauts training to qualify for their first lunar mission.  Set in the isolated desert of Winslow, Arizona at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator (yes, that very same Winslow, Arizona for all you Eagles fans out there), Moonbase 8 follows eager astronauts Skip (Fred Armisen), Rook (Tim Heidecker) and their leader Cap (John C. Reilly) as they attempt to qualify for their first lunar mission. While working vigorously to complete their t...
Tags: Nasa, Showtime, Humor, John C Reilly, Winslow Arizona, Fred Armisen Tim Heidecker, Fred Armisen Rook Tim Heidecker, Cap John C Reilly, ShowtimeFunny Or Die, SHOWTIME YouTube


'Moonbase 8' is a pretty weightless Showtime comedy

"Moonbase 8" is about three guys in what amounts to quarantine, which adds an unexpectedly timely wrinkle to what's otherwise a pretty silly comedy. Even with that, though, this wry but inconsequential Showtime series feels so weightless, despite the talent involved, that it could easily just float away.
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