Craig T. Nelson Signs With UTA

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Former Parenthood and Coach star Craig T. Nelson has signed with UTA for representation as an actor, director, writer and producer.
Nelson, known for his most recent starring role as the Braverman patriarch Zeek on the praised NBC family drama Parenthood, won an Emmy for his starring role in the long-running ABC sitcom Coach. He’s also set as the male lead opposite Georgia King in ABC’s single-camera pilot Raised by Wolves, from Juno writer Diablo Cody and Berlanti…

‘Moesha’ Reboot In The Works? Cast Weighs In On ‘The Real’

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There’s been talk of a possible Moesha reboot since the hit series ended in 2001. Star Brandy Norwood has expressed interest previously in a return for the sitcom and she did so again today along with the rest of the cast who reunited on The Real.
Moesha alums Brandy, Ray J, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Shar Jackson, Countess Vaughn, William Allen Young, and Marcus T. Paulk talked about their experience on the sitcom, what they’ve been doing since it went off the air and if a reboot…

Grandview Ups Rachel Moore To Manager

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Grandview has promoted Rachel Moore to Manager in the Talent Department.
Moore has moved up through the ranks from her previous position as Coordinator. She’s worked with many of Grandview’s clients in her previous role, and will continue to work with them as well as build her own list of artists. Moore also represents filmmakers, including Alex Eaton. She packaged Eaton’s film Mountain Rest starring Natalia Dyer and Frances Conroy, which is currently in post production…

‘The Haunting Of Hill House’: Annabeth Gish Set To Recur In Netflix TV Series Adaptation

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Halt and Catch Fire alum Annabeth Gish has booked a recurring role in The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix‘s 10-episode straight-to-series modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel.
The Netflix version of The Haunting of Hill House draws from the original classic ghost story while expanding on the mythology of the Crane family. As with all the others, Gish’s character information is not being revealed. She joins previously cast Carla Gugino, Michael…

‘Harmony’ Musical Drama From ‘The Fosters’ Co-Creators Gets Production Commitment At ABC

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ABC has given a pilot production commitment to Harmony, a musical drama from Pippin and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz and Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik, The Fosters‘ co-creators Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg, studio-based Mandeville TV and ABC Studios.
Co-written by Bredeweg, Paige and Jacob Chase, Harmony is set in the town of Harmony, NY, where residents have the most unique dialect in the world: They sing their feelings and dance their emotions. When a…

‘Genius’: Alex Rich To Star As Young Picasso; Five More Cast In Nat Geo Anthology Series

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Alex Rich (GLOW, True Detective) has been tapped as a lead, sharing the title role of Pablo Picasso with Antonio Banderas in the second season of National Geographic‘s anthology series Genius. In addition, Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, In Bruges), Robert Sheehan (Fortitude, Misfits), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Aisling Franciosi (Game of Thrones, The Fall) and Sebastian Roché (Young Pope, The Man in…

‘Andi Mack’ Banned In Kenya Over Gay Character As Ratings Surge

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Disney Channel’s popular tween series Andi Mack has been banned from airing in Kenya following the addition of a gay character storyline.
Kenya Film Classification Board’s chief executive Ezekial Mutua said in statements earlier this week that the show would not be allowed to air in Kenya and “any attempt to introduce gay programming in Kenya will be met with the full force of the law.”
Arguing that “homosexuality goes against the collective and values of the people of…

Millie Bobby Brown Raps On ‘Stranger Things’ Season 1

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Looking forward to Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things but still catching up on Season 1? No worries. Millie Bobby Brown has you covered.
Brown, who plays Eleven on the sci-fi phenom appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Tuesday to promote the second season, but wants to make sure everyone is up to speed so “people can watch Season 2 and know what they’re talking about.”
With the help of Fallon as her hype man and donning dark glasses she then launched into an epic…

‘Daytime Divas’ Canceled By VH1 After One Season

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VH1 is saying goodnight to Daytime Divas. The satirical series based on the 2011 book Satan’s Sisters by Star Jones, one of the original co-hosts of The View, is ending after one season, Deadline has confirmed.
With the cancellation of Daytime Divas, and The Breaks and Hit the Floor moving to BET, VH1 is becoming an unscripted-only network.
The series wrapped with a two-hour finale on July 31, during which Maxine (Vanessa Williams) was arrested for her husband’s murder…

Emotional Wendy Williams Talks About Passing Out On Live TV: “It Was Really Scary”

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Wendy Williams opened up Wednesday about her fainting spell the day before on live TV on her The Wendy Williams Show.
“First of all. I was trending all day. Fabulous!” Williams said, regarding the incident Tuesday. “A lot of people thought it was a joke. Me fainting on my set. You know I don’t want to fall. I’m a tall woman and it’s a long way down. I’m also a woman of a particular age and I’m not trying to break anything. I don’t do stunts and jokes for you. I don’t need…

CBS & NBC Preempt Originals Against World Series Game 7; No Changes For ABC – Update

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UPDATED with NBC and ABC programming: Facing what promises to be a hugely watched World Series Game 7 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros tonight on Fox, two rival networks are tweaking their schedules.
CBS has opted to air repeats of SEAL Team in the 9 PM and 10 PM hours, preempting original episodes of SEAL Team at 9 PM and Criminal Minds at 10 PM. There is no change to Survivor, which airs a regularly scheduled new episode in its regular 8 PM…

‘Floribama Shore’ Trailer: First Look At MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ Followup Series

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MTV has released the first trailer for Floribama Shore, the followup series to its blockbuster hit Shore franchise.
As Deadline exclusively reported, the Viacom network is bringing back its signature franchise, with the eight-episode reality series set to premiere November 27.
From SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, Floribama Shore moves south from Jersey to the Florida Panhandle. It tells the story of eight young adults who come to spend the summer in the hottest beach…

Literary Manager Sharlene Martin Inks Overall Deal With ITV America

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Literary manager and producer Sharlene Martin and her Martin Literary & Media Management are teaming with ITV America, signing an exclusive overall deal with the studio.
The pact sets development for unscripted projects based on the literary works of Martin’s clients, including The New York Times bestselling authors Anthony Flacco (Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six), which is currently in development as a feature…

CBS Taps Radha Subramanyam As EVP Research & Analytics

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CBS has hired industry vet Radha Subramanyam as EVP, Chief Research and Analytics Officer, CBS Television Network. Subramanyam will report to David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation and President, CBS Vision, while also working closely with Leslie Moonves, Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation and his Television Network leadership team. She begins on November 6 and will be based in New York.
In her new role, Subramanyam will oversee all day-to-day research…

‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Gets Premiere Date On FX

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Fx has slotted Wednesday, January 17, 10 PM for the premiere of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second installment of the praised limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.
The 10-episode Versace examines the shocking July 1997 assassination of Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by sociopath and serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin also…

Marvel’s ‘New Warriors’ Not Moving Forward At Freeform; Will Be Shopped Elsewhere

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Marvel’s New Warriors, which received a straight-to-series order in April at Freeform, is not moving forward at the Disney-ABC Television Group-owned network and will be shopped elsewhere, Deadline has confirmed.
The 10-episode series, originally taken out by Marvel and ABC Studios in summer 2016, was slated to debut in 2018. With its expanding programming lineup, Freeform did not have a slot for the series to air in 2018, so the decision was made to shop it.
New…

Kevin Spacey Reference Removed From ‘This Is Us’ Episode

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Tonight’s episode of NBC’s breakout drama This Is Us is being edited to remove a line referring to Kevin Spacey in the wake of recent sexual assault allegations made against the Oscar-winning actor.
In the original version of “The 20s” episode, Kevin’s roommate mentions he’s booked a role on a movie starring Spacey. The line was written and shot weeks ago, before the allegations against Spacey surfaced. The reference is being removed and replaced, Deadline has…

Paul Feig To Produce & Direct ‘Girls Code’ Workplace Comedy In Development At Freeform

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Freeform has put in development Girls Code, a half-hour comedy from playright/New Girl writer-producer Kim Rosenstock, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, with Ghostbusters helmer Paul Feig attached to direct and executive produce.
Written by Rosenstock, Girls Code is a (women-in-the) workplace comedy about an antisocial tech CEO and an outspoken feminist non-profit warrior who must put aside their (many) issues with each other in order to mastermind a groundbreaking…

20th Century Fox TV Ups Publicity Execs Shari Rosenblum & Chris Kaspers

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20th Century Fox TV has promoted communications execs Shari Rosenblum and Chris Kaspers to Senior Vice President, and Vice President, Publicity, respectively.
“Shari is a talented publicity executive who has run point on the campaigns of some of the studio’s most memorable shows, from Homeland to Modern Family,” said Chris Alexander, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications and Publicity. “She’s valued by showrunners, talent and press alike, and I’m happy…

Dr. Drew Pinsky & Electus Team On Opioid Crisis Docuseries

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Dr. Drew Pinsky and Electus are tackling the timely topic of America’s opioid crisis. They are teaming on The Painful Truth with Dr. Drew (working title), a multi-part docuseries that puts America’s opioid epidemic under the microscope. The series will feature Pinsky, who also executive produces alongside Electus’ CEO Chris Grant, COO Drew Buckley, and Rob Buchta.
In the docuseries, Pinsky will interface directly with addicts and their families, confronting doctors…

‘The X-Files’: Haley Joel Osment To Guest Star In Fox Event Series

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Haley Joel Osment is set to guest star in the latest revival of The X-Files, scheduled to premiere next year on Fox. No character details are being revealed, but Osment will feature heavily in the “Skinner”–centric (played by series regular Mitch Pileggi) episode teased at New York Comic-Con.
The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, throughout its initial nine-season run, follows FBI special agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully…