Kristin Chenoweth to Star in ‘Trial and Error’ Season 2 at NBC

Kristin Chenoweth is joining the sophomore season of “Trial & Error” at NBC. Chenoweth will play suspected killer Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is described as the first lady of East Peck who is a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats […]

Kristin Chenoweth is joining the sophomore season of “Trial & Error” at NBC. Chenoweth will play suspected killer Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is described as the first lady of East Peck who is a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats […]

‘American Gods’ Picks New Showrunner for Season 2

“Lost” producer Jesse Alexander has been named the new showrunner of Starz series “American Gods.” He’ll helm Season 2 alongside the “Gods” graphic novel author, Neil Gaiman.

Alexander also counts “Alias,” “Heroes” and “Hannibal” among his credits. He recently did some work on CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery.”

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left the show they adapted from Gaiman’s work after one season. The search for a replacement has been on since then. It’s all taken quite a while.

Also Read: Every ‘American Gods’ Character, Ranked by How Weirdly Intriguing They Are (Photos)

“Neil Gaiman will be taking more of a central role and moving forward into a more traditional showrunner function,” Starz chief Chris Albrecht said last month at the Television Critics Association press tour. “And we’re looking for a partner for him who can ensure that the television part of this gets appropriate attention.”

Oh, hey Chris? What happened to Fuller and Green anyway? “They were not fired nor did they quit,” Albrecht answered, when pushed.

Alright. As for the show’s cast, well, that is a whole ‘nother story.

Also Read: ‘American Gods’ Writer Neil Gaiman Will Read Cheesecake Factory Menu to Help Refugees

“Gillian Anderson seems to be leaving everything, but this was not a surprise,” Albrecht said in January, referring to the actress’s announcement that she is done with “X-Files.” “We knew that she was not necessarily going to be able to come back.”

“But Kristen Chenoweth — as far as we all know — is still committed to the show, obviously pending her availability,” he continued. “As you are seeing, we’re having some trouble getting the second season underway. It’s an incredibly difficult adaptation of a fantastic novel.”

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“Lost” producer Jesse Alexander has been named the new showrunner of Starz series “American Gods.” He’ll helm Season 2 alongside the “Gods” graphic novel author, Neil Gaiman.

Alexander also counts “Alias,” “Heroes” and “Hannibal” among his credits. He recently did some work on CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery.”

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left the show they adapted from Gaiman’s work after one season. The search for a replacement has been on since then. It’s all taken quite a while.

“Neil Gaiman will be taking more of a central role and moving forward into a more traditional showrunner function,” Starz chief Chris Albrecht said last month at the Television Critics Association press tour. “And we’re looking for a partner for him who can ensure that the television part of this gets appropriate attention.”

Oh, hey Chris? What happened to Fuller and Green anyway? “They were not fired nor did they quit,” Albrecht answered, when pushed.

Alright. As for the show’s cast, well, that is a whole ‘nother story.

“Gillian Anderson seems to be leaving everything, but this was not a surprise,” Albrecht said in January, referring to the actress’s announcement that she is done with “X-Files.” “We knew that she was not necessarily going to be able to come back.”

“But Kristen Chenoweth — as far as we all know — is still committed to the show, obviously pending her availability,” he continued. “As you are seeing, we’re having some trouble getting the second season underway. It’s an incredibly difficult adaptation of a fantastic novel.”

Related stories from TheWrap:

'John Wick' TV Spinoff Coming to Starz; Keanu Reeves Expected to Guest

JJ Abrams Sci-Fi Drama 'Demimonde' Grabs Straight-to-Series Order at HBO

Time Warner Q4 Earnings Up as HBO Caps Year of Record Subscriber Growth

Neil Gaiman to Lead ‘American Gods’ Season 2

Neil Gaiman, author of the novel on which “American Gods” is based, will take a central role leading the show in its second season. Other than that, the Starz’ series future isn’t clear.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said at the Television Critics Association Friday that the Season 2 cast is largely up in the air at the moment.

“Gillian Anderson seems to be leaving everything, but this was not a surprise,” Albrecht said, referring to her announcement that she is done with “X-Files.” “We knew that she was not necessarily going to be able to come back.”

“But Kristen Chenoweth — as far as we all know — is still committed to the show, obviously pending her availability,” he continued. “As you are seeing, we’re having some trouble getting the second season underway. It’s an incredibly difficult adaptation of a fantastic novel.”

Also Read: 8 Questions We Need Answered in ‘American Gods’ Season 2 (Photos)

Which is one reason Starz turned to its author.

“Neil Gaiman will be taking more of a central role and moving forward into a more traditional showrunner function,” Albrecht said. “And we’re looking for a partner for him who can ensure that the television part of this gets appropriate attention.”

Also Read: ‘American Gods’: Bilquis’ Origins Revealed in ‘Coming to America’ Vignette (Exclusive Video)

So what actually happened with the old guys, series creators and book-adapters Bryan Fuller and Michael Green?

“They were not fired nor did they quit,” Albrecht said, when pushed.

And apparently, Fuller and Green will still have some involvement going forward, Abrecht said. How much is up to them, Gaiman, and production company Fremantle.

Also Read: ‘American Gods’: Bryan Fuller Teases Longer, ‘Much More Exciting’ Season 2

Whatever. Just get us a Season 2 already, fans are probably thinking right about now.

So is Albrecht.

“We’re hoping for many more American Gods to appear on Starz,” he concluded.

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‘American Gods’: What Does the House on the Rock Mean for Season 2?

Neil Gaiman, author of the novel on which “American Gods” is based, will take a central role leading the show in its second season. Other than that, the Starz’ series future isn’t clear.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said at the Television Critics Association Friday that the Season 2 cast is largely up in the air at the moment.

“Gillian Anderson seems to be leaving everything, but this was not a surprise,” Albrecht said, referring to her announcement that she is done with “X-Files.” “We knew that she was not necessarily going to be able to come back.”

“But Kristen Chenoweth — as far as we all know — is still committed to the show, obviously pending her availability,” he continued. “As you are seeing, we’re having some trouble getting the second season underway. It’s an incredibly difficult adaptation of a fantastic novel.”

Which is one reason Starz turned to its author.

“Neil Gaiman will be taking more of a central role and moving forward into a more traditional showrunner function,” Albrecht said. “And we’re looking for a partner for him who can ensure that the television part of this gets appropriate attention.”

So what actually happened with the old guys, series creators and book-adapters Bryan Fuller and Michael Green?

“They were not fired nor did they quit,” Albrecht said, when pushed.

And apparently, Fuller and Green will still have some involvement going forward, Abrecht said. How much is up to them, Gaiman, and production company Fremantle.

Whatever. Just get us a Season 2 already, fans are probably thinking right about now.

So is Albrecht.

“We’re hoping for many more American Gods to appear on Starz,” he concluded.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'John Wick' TV Spinoff Coming to Starz; Keanu Reeves Expected to Guest

Starz Dropped by Altice USA as Negotiations Fail Over New Licensing Deal

'American Gods': What Does the House on the Rock Mean for Season 2?

Julie Andrews, Quincy Jones, John Williams Fete Henry Mancini at the Wallis Theater

Nearly $1 million was raised for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during a star-studded tribute to the music composer Henry Mancini Saturday night at the Wallis theater in Beverly Hills. Approximately 450 attended the event, which featured many of Mancini’s movie and TV hits, from the Oscar-winning songs “Moon River” and “Days… Read more »

Nearly $1 million was raised for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during a star-studded tribute to the music composer Henry Mancini Saturday night at the Wallis theater in Beverly Hills. Approximately 450 attended the event, which featured many of Mancini’s movie and TV hits, from the Oscar-winning songs “Moon River” and “Days... Read more »

Kristin Chenoweth Looks Ahead to ‘Hairspray Live!,’ ‘American Gods’

Kristin Chenoweth, who’s been performing since childhood, has made her mark on the stage, screen and television, with memorable roles on “Wicked” and “The West Wing.” Never one to sit still, she’s taking on the role of Velma von Tussle in NBC’s upcoming “Hairspray Live” (Dec. 7) just as she’s wrapped a two-week run in… Read more »

Kristin Chenoweth, who’s been performing since childhood, has made her mark on the stage, screen and television, with memorable roles on “Wicked” and “The West Wing.” Never one to sit still, she’s taking on the role of Velma von Tussle in NBC’s upcoming “Hairspray Live” (Dec. 7) just as she’s wrapped a two-week run in... Read more »