Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:35PM EDT
Charmed boss regrets not reaching out to the original cast members
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"In retrospect, you wish that we had all had conversations and had reached out," says showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman. "I do, (at least,) only because of all of the feelings that got excavated once that happened. Then you look back and you realize, this was such a huge part of their lives for so long, of course they're feeling like, 'Oh my gosh, it's being taken in a direction without me.' But hindsight is 20/20. We understand their feelings, and at the same time we want to give these women — who are starring in the reboot and who have really strong voices — an opportunity to be the heroes of the story, and an opportunity to do their version of the show. It’s always tricky when you take a property that has existed and, I can only speak for myself, but I just wasn’t fully aware of all of the deep, emotional ties and the feelings that came out of that — really human feelings. So I would like to do better if there’s better rebooting in my future, who knows." ALSO: 10 times the Charmed premiere honored the original series.
Samuel L. Jackson to host Enslaved, a docuseries telling the history of slavery
The six-part documentary series will be timed with next year's 400th anniversary of the first slaves being brought to the New World. “For me, this is much more than a TV series,” says Jackson. “For me, Enslaved is an attempt to give a voice to the millions whose voices were silenced.” According to Deadline, "journalist Simcha Jacobovici ... will helm the series which will retrace the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions of Africans, over hundreds of years, to a life of slavery. The doc and its host Jackson, who is a licensed diver, will go in search of the sunken slave ships that went down with their human cargo. The actor’s own ancestors came from Gabon in West Africa." Enslaved doesn't currently have a network home.
Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis says Bravo didn't renew his contract
After more than a decade of house-flipping, Lewis said Bravo is done with him after failing to renew his contract, which expired today. “Guess there’s no going away party @bravotv?” he wrote on Instagram, accompanied with a photo with phrases like “11 years of hell,” “Your 15 minutes are up,” and “Better luck with radio.” Bravo has yet to comment on Lewis' future.
Cobra Kai might host a Harold & Kumar reunion
Jon Hurwitz, who co-wrote the Harold & Kumar movies and co-created Cobra Kai with Hayden Schlossberg, tweeted that he'd like to have Kal Penn and John Cho appear on his YouTube Premium series in different roles. To which Penn responded: "TELL ME WHEN AND WHERE. I AM SO IN." Hurwitz responded: "Will start brainstorming! #CobraKumar."
Netflix's Iron Fist cancelation may be the best thing to happen to Finn Jones' character
Danny Rand, AKA Iron Fist, wasn't good at carrying his own show. But the character has worked best in support of other Marvel characters on shows like Luke Cage and The Defenders.
SNL's Chris Redd nailed his impression of Kanye West
Source: The Root
Saturday Night Live's cold open mocking Kanye West's Oval Office meeting with President Trump wasn't great, but Redd's Kanye impression was. "For someone like Kanye, who’s been a public figure for almost two decades now—and possesses a voice and mannerisms as distinct as his—I assumed I’d be able to jump on YouTube and find dozens of decent to uncanny impersonations of him. Yet the best I could find was from Jay Pharoah and Jamie Foxx, and they’re both kinda meh," says Damon Young. "Granted, I didn’t look very hard. But that’s the point. I shouldn’t have to. Redd, however, nails it. He has Kanye’s mannerisms down. He has Kanye’s conveniently disappearing Chicago accent down. He has the distinct way Kanye’s voice vacillates from a growl to this unnamed thing that always cracks a bit more than you expect it to. (It sometimes reminds me of firewood kindling.) He even gets Kanye’s unique volume right, which is set to 'guy who just gave a speech but doesn’t realize his mic is still on.'"
Netflix orders teen series Trinkets based on the young adult novel of the same name
Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith’s young adult novel will be adapted starring three different teenage girls (played by Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira and Quintessa Swindell) from different corners of a high school cafeteria who form an unlikely friendship after finding themselves in a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting.
Ariel Winter says Modern Family death is "probably not an older character that you think is going to go"
"It's a character that we'll all be sad to see go, but it's probably not an older character that you think is going to go," the actress tells ET. "We haven't ever really had a death on the show. It definitely impacts the family, as I think it impacts any family."
Andy Cohen responds to Real Housewives star Joe Giudice's deportation order: "I’m really upset about it"
“Why not sentence him to community service or to something else that he could do to enrich the community instead of deporting him?” Cohen said on his SiriusXM radio show of the imprisoned Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who is set to be deported back to Italy when his sentence is over next year. “He spent his whole life here. He’s got kids, he’s got a family, he’s never lived in Italy, I’m really upset about it. My heart just really goes out to Teresa and the kids.”
Arrow boss explains the big season premiere twist
“When you’re on a show for so long, the challenges are trying to tell new stories with your characters,” says showrunner Beth Schwartz.
Kunal Nayyar: The Big Bang Theory is shooting the series finale on my birthday, April 30
“Life comes full circle," Nayyar says of filming the final episode on his 38th birthday. He tells Ellen: “I’m still trying to process all of it because it’s been such a big part of my life, obviously. It’s given me all the blessings in the world. Right now, I’m just showing up on time and focused on working.”
Kristin Chenoweth won't be back for American Gods Season 2, citing co-creator Bryan Fuller's departure
“I couldn’t come back without him,” said Chenoweth, who previously starred on Fuller's Pushing Daisies. “It wouldn’t be right.”
Jane Leeves talks joining The Resident, says she would "jump at the chance" to return for a Frasier revival
Source: TV Insider
The British actress says she was "surprised" that The Resident wanted her to play a brilliant orthopedic surgeon, a role that would add "a bit of humor" to the medical drama. "I love this character," she says. "She’s assertive without being aggressive, and her greatest joy is being able to fix her patients." As for a potential Frasier revival, Leeves says: "Of course I’d jump at the chance to work with any of those people again. Peri (Gilpin) is my best friend — she’s with me right now."
Yvonne Strahovski welcomes a baby boy
"My heart has been stolen!" The Handmaid's Tale star wrote on Instagram of her first child, a boy.
- Charmed boss regrets not reaching out to the original cast members