Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 5:01PM EDT
Designing Women reboot is in the works
Creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is shepherding a potential updated version of her hit 1990s CBS sitcom about four women (and one man) who work at an Atlanta design firm, which aired from 1986 to 1993, according to TVLine. She is developing the revival with Sony Pictures Television, which was recently revealed to be working on a potential reboot of The Facts of Life. The potential revival comes a month before Designing Women's CBS timeslot companion, Murphy Brown, is making a comeback with its own revival series. TVLine adds that the Designing Women reboot is expected to be "taken out to the marketplace soon," but it's unclear if any original cast members will be involved.
Penn Jillette: Donald Trump said "racially insensitive things" on Celebrity Apprentice
"He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable," says the magician, who competed on the 2013 edition of Celebrity Apprentice, in a wide-ranging interview with Vulture. "I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like “African-Americans are inferior” or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every ten minutes was fingernails on chalkboard." Jillette wouldn't go into detail, adding: "No. If Donald Trump had not become president, I would tell you all the stories. But the stakes are now high and I am an unreliable narrator. What I do, as much as anything, is I’m a storyteller. And storytellers are liars. So I can emotionally tell you things that happened racially, sexually, and that showed stupidity and lack of compassion when I was in the room with Donald Trump and I guarantee you that I will get details wrong."
Conan will cut music performances when switching to a 30-minute format in January
Music booker Roey Hershkovitz, who has worked for Conan O'Brien's various talk shows since 1999, will depart as part of the change. But he might work on music-related content that involves Conan's show and Team Coco digital platform.
Ronald D. Moore's Apple space drama casts Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones
The Killing and Altered Carbon alum Kinnaman will play one of the top NASA astronauts on the drama that explores what would've happened if the global space race had never ended. Amazon Patriot star Dorman and Damnation's Jones will play a prominent married NASA couple.
Thomas Ravenel says he's quitting Southern Charm
The Bravo reality star, who is being investigated for sexual assault, has taken his Twitter account private after tweeting that Bravo took advantage of him. According to Decider, Ravenel tweeted: "I'm not doing the show anymore. In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I've got too much to lose and informed them I'm not coming back."
Disney fires back at Michael Jackson estate's copyright lawsuit over ABC TV special
Source: New York Daily News
Disney argues that The Last Days of Michael Jackson, which aired on March 24, qualifies as a documentary, so its use of "limited" music qualifies as fair use.
The Resident is hosting a mini-Gilmore Girls reunion
The Fox medical drama is reuniting Matt Czuchry with Tanc Sade, who played his Gilmore Girls pal Finn. Sade will guest as a patient of Czuchry's doctor character.
- Designing Women reboot is in the works