The highly-buzzed about “Cruel Intentions” reboot is dead at NBC, Variety has learned. But the series may find life elsewhere. The sequel to the cult favorite film was picked up to pilot in May at NBC, being put into contention for the current 2016-2017 season, though the network opted not to order the show at the time… Read more »
The channel shuts down in the face of a changing media environment, Participant’s failure to latch on to a strategy that worked and a fickle young audience.
Pro wrestling pay-per-view “Hell in a Cell” is still underway on the WWE Network, but there has already been plenty of Hell to pay.
During an epic Universal Championship title match — one of Sunday’s three billed main events — challenger Seth Rollins powerbombed incumbent Kevin Owens through not one table, but two.
Watch the insanity unfold here:
— WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2016
Amazingly, this big spot didn’t win the match. Owens (pictured above from last year’s “Summerslam”) would come back to claim victory after powerbombing Rollins through two chairs. K.O. got a big assist in retaining the title from “best friend” Chris Jericho, who interfered in the no-holds-barred match.
More to come …
A Dallas man caused a whole lot of drama at the Metropolitan Opera House Saturday when he sprinkled a suspicious powder-like mixture into the orchestra pit that turned out to be human ashes, police said.
“Members of the orchestra … noticed an individual in a suit who approached the orchestra pit, reached into a bag, removed a powdery substance, sprinkled that into the orchestra pit, moved further down, reached into the bag again, sprinkled more of this substance into the orchestra pit,” John Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism told reporters at Lincoln Center.
Audience in attendance were evacuated without seeing the entire performance of “Guillaume Tell,” many of them demanding a refund.
Kaiser was pointed out to police by members of the audience to whom the opera fan confided his mission. “An individual from out of town … indicated that he was here to sprinkle ashes of a friend, his mentor in opera, during the performance,” Miller said.
The Met later posted on their Facebook page news of the event and cancellation of Saturday night’s performance.
And, of course, social media had a little fun with it.
On average, Met Opera attendees were already quite close to death, but now they’re crossing the line https://t.co/7Oqif5nPYn
— frognal (@frognal) October 30, 2016
“And when I die, please interrupt an opera and send the city into panic as a tribute” https://t.co/ktFNkWddoE
— David Freedlander (@freedlander) October 30, 2016
Kaiser, a 52-year-old jeweler and opera buff from Texas, was all set for a spectacular day at the opera. He posted a photo on Instagram holding tickets for both Saturday’s matinee and evening operas, saying “Oct 29 is gonna be a good day!”
Authorities said Kaiser might not face criminal charges as long as the substance proved to be human ashes.
“I don’t think he had any reason to believe what he did was wrong,” Miller said. “At this point, I don’t think we would refer to him as a [crime] ‘suspect.’”
“In my eleven years as manager this is a first,” Peter Gelb, general manager of the Met told the New York Daily News.
“Happy Endings” stars and producers reunite for a table read of new episode, giving fans one more taste of the much-missed Dave, Alex, Jane, Brad, Penny and Max — and hope for the show’s revival.
Fox, perhaps seeing the glut of time travel stories on the docket this fall season, has opted to cut back on the revised chapters that will make up Making History. According to TV Line, the comedy’s inaugural season order has been reduced from 13 episodes to nine. It will be a while before that reduction is felt, as Making History is slated for a spring 2017 midseason premiere. TV Line’s sources indicate that this isn’t so much a judgment call on the network’s part—Making History’s position as a midseason replacement in the 2017 spring lineup just means only nine episodes are needed.
Making History stars Adam Pally as a brilliant, dorky professor who basically invents a time-traveling device that allows him to court young women in the past. Yassir Lester plays his friend, a history professor, who knows just how bad an idea it …
The creator of “Arrested Development” spoke about pitching ideas to TV networks and studios at a special keynote event.