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Daily Archives : Feb 6, 2018

Owner of L.A. Times Finds Buyer for the Paper

“The Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Times is expected to announce it is selling the newspaper, according to people familiar with the company’s plans, in a surprise move that probably spells the end of its long-troubled relationship with Southern…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Set to Star in TV Western

A Western TV drama series is in development that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Deadline reports that Amazon is developing the series, “Outrider,” with Schwarzenegger on board as star and executive producer. “Also executive producing the project is Mace Neufeld, exec…

Wow! Ryan Murphy Lands Hour-Long Comedy Series at Netflix, With Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow in Talks to Co-Star

Netflix will be the home of a high-profile project from longtime collaborators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline that the streamer landed the hourlong comedy series, “The Politician.” “The project, starring Tony winner Ben…

ABC Pulls Plug on Drama Series

A series that has been a fixture of ABC’s prime-time schedule will wrap after its current season. Deadline reports that season seven will be the end of the line for the fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time.” The second half…

In the Age of Trump, Has Journalism Passed the Point of No Return?

The print media and TV news outlets have been enjoying a boom period, and it’s all because of the country’s polarizing president, writes TVWeek Open Mic writer Rance Crain. But as the media pander to those on both sides of…

Huh? Comcast Considering Topping Disney Bid for Fox TV and Movie Assets

Comcast Corp. may be considering putting in a bid for Fox assets that would top Disney’s bid, CNBC reports, citing sources who are familiar with the matter. “No decision has been made by Comcast on a topping bid yet, said…

Christopher Lloyd Joins NBC Project

Christopher Lloyd, a familiar face to TV audiences after playing Jim Ignatowski from 1978-1983 on the hit ABC sitcom “Taxi,” is headed to NBC for a new comedy project. Variety reports that Lloyd, who’s also well-known for playing Emmett “Doc”…

Child Porn Case Against ‘Glee’ Actor May Be Dismissed

Following the suicide of Mark Salling, who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox series “Glee,” the child pornography case against Salling appears to be on track to be dismissed. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that it obtained…

Former Disney Star Cast as Sharon Tate

In one of a number of Charles Manson-related projects that are currently in the works, the feature film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” has cast Hilary Duff in the title role, The New York Post’s Page Six reports. Duff became…

Portrait of Legendary ‘SNL’ Cast Member to Open Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of a film about the late Gilda Radner. The festival announced today that “Love, Gilda” will open this year’s event on Wednesday, April 18. Directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito…