Friday, January 28, 2022

Joseph Otterson

‘Vampire Diaries’ Creators Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson Reunite for Peacock Series ‘Dead Day’

“The Vampire Diaries” creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are teaming up again on the supernatural drama series “Dead Day” at Peacock. Based on the AfterShock comic book series of the same name, “Dead Day” has been given a...

Lulu Wang, Dani Melia Set First-Look TV Deal at Amazon, Form Production Company Local Time

Lulu Wang and Dani Melia have signed a first-look television deal with Amazon via their newly formed production company, Local Time. Wang and Melia first worked together on the critically-acclaimed 2019 feature “The Farewell.” Under the deal, Local Time...

Will Forte Brings Back Anti-Mask, Anti-Vax MacGruber for ‘SNL’

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Will Forte made his hosting debut this week, reviving his beloved character MacGruber. It turns out, though, that MacGruber has been taken in by the anti-vax crowd. The first MacGruber sketch of the...

Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin Go to War in First Trailer for Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’ Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Kate McKinnon

Peacock has released the first trailer for “Joe vs. Carole,” the streamer’s scripted take on the events featured in “Tiger King.” John Cameron Mitchell stars as Joe Exotic, with Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin. It also stars Kyle MacLachlan,...

Disney Plus Orders Kwame Alexander Basketball Drama ‘The Crossover’ to Series, LeBron James Boards as Executive Producer

Disney Plus has ordered the drama series “The Crossover,” based on the book of the same name by Kwame Alexander. The project was first ordered to pilot at the streamer in March 2021. Production on the series will begin...

‘Bull’ to End After Six Seasons on CBS

“Bull” is ending after six seasons on CBS. Season 6 of the series began airing in October 2021 with the finale to air in the coming months. Series star Michael Weatherly announced on Twitter that he would be leaving...

Nicole Byer, Lauren Lapkus to Lead Netflix Animated Series ‘Bad Crimes,’ Mike Judge and Greg Daniels to Produce

Netflix has ordered the animated comedy series “Bad Crimes” with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus set to voice the lead roles, Variety has learned. The 10-episode series is described as a dark comedy procedural. It follows Kara (Byer) and Jennie...

Fox’s Michael Thorn Talks ‘Monarch’s’ Move to Fall, Renewal Hopes for ‘Our Kind of People,’ ‘Big Leap’

Despite the loss of country music drama “Monarch” on the midseason schedule, Fox executive Michael Thorn is still feeling upbeat about the broadcaster’s prospects going into the spring. “Really it’s so far, so good in terms of this midseason...

‘Santa Clause’ Series Starring Tim Allen Ordered at Disney Plus

“The Santa Clause” franchise is being continued as a limited series at Disney Plus with Tim Allen returning to star as Scott Calvin, Variety has learned. In the series, Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday...

‘Justified’ Revival Set at FX With Timothy Olyphant Returning

A revival of “Justified” has been ordered to series at FX, with Timothy Olyphant set to reprise the role of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Variety exclusively reported that the project was in the works in March 2021. The new...

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Em Beihold Signs With Moon Projects-Republic Records (EXCLUSIVE)

Moon Projects, former TikTok music chief Mary Rahmani’s joint venture with Republic Records, has unveiled its first signing: Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Em Beihold, whose...

‘Last Flight Home’ Review: A Family Says Their Goodbyes in Intimate End-of-Life Doc

In Jan. 2021, Eli Timoner, 92, decided to make use of California’s End of Life Option law. His daughter, the award-winning documentary director Ondi...

Bono and the Edge in Conversation About U2, Their Song for ‘Sing 2,’ and How Music Saved Their Lives, Too

The season of Lent is a ways off, but Bono already knows what he’s giving up: humility. “During the week there was this story...

‘All of Us Are Dead,’ Netflix’s Inventive New Korean Drama, Strands Zombies in High-School Nightmare: TV Review

SPOILER ALERT: This review includes some spoilers for Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead,” which premiered Friday, January 28. As the last, desperate teen...