Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Desus and Mero to star in Showtime's first-ever late-night talk show
Showtime's announcement that Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are getting their own half-hour weekly series premiering in 2019 comes three days after they announced they are ending their popular nearly two-year-old Viceland talk show on June 28. “We have waited a long time to enter the talk-show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing," said Showtime CEO David Nevins. “Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low,” Nevins added, citing their "loyal and devoted fan base that will only multiply." Desus Nice said of joining Showtime: “The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing authentic television that will make your wiggington explode.” The Kid Mero added: "I’m excited to be joining a network with such a strong foundation and track record of producing fuegooooo and to break new ground with a late-night comedy show!”
Heather Locklear hospitalized for psych evaluation after allegedly assaulting her parents and threatening to harm herself
TMZ reports that Locklear's mom called police on Sunday afternoon after the former Melrose Place star tried to choke her while also hitting her dad. Locklear was arrested in February for felony domestic violence against her boyfriend.
Sterling K. Brown expects This Is Us to end after Season 7, citing on-set chats about Lost
Brown makes his prediction based on his conversations with creator Dan Fogelman. “We would talk about Lost, and he talks about Lost being one of the chief influences on our show with regards to the flashbacks and flash-forwards," says Brown. "I said, ‘Lost is my joint.’ But even I’ll admit, like at a point in time, I was like, ‘Are we going somewhere? What’s the culmination?’ And so, we have an endpoint. We know how our show is going to end. Not exactly sure when it will be, but I don’t think it’ll be beyond seven years.” ALSO: Susan Kelechi Watson says her This Is Us character evolved as the writers learned more about her.
Big Brother unveils its Season 20 houseguests
This year's cast includes a former undercover cop and a Las Vegas entertainer. ALSO: Season 20 may include a social media twist.
Seth MacFarlane's anti-Fox News tweet mocked by one of cable news channels executives
MarcFarlane's statement that recent comments by Tucker Carlson made him "embarrassed to work for this company" caught the eye of Fox News and Fox Business senior vice president Michael Tammero. He tweeted in response: "Yet... NOT quite embarrassed enough to not cash that check ... isn’t that right @sethmacfarlane ?"
Katie Couric's next project is an online video series profiling accomplished women
Source: The Wall Street Journal
It's been nearly a year since Couric left Yahoo, and she has decided to go it alone with her company Katie Couric Media. Her next project, for the digital media company outfit theSkimm, is the female empowerment interview series Getting There. With the help of sponsor Procter & Gamble, Couric will profile accomplished women like Insecure's Issa Rae and Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten.
WOW -- Women Of Wrestling is coming to AXS TV
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The cable network has secured the rights to the all-women's professional wrestling league's events, including the digital series WOW — Women Of Wrestling. WOW was founded by David McLane, who also founded the 1980s hit TV series GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) that the Netflix drama G.L.O.W. is based on.
Hulu orders Reprisal drama pilot from The Handmaid's Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield
Reprisal is described as a "hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads."
A&E sets Born This Way's return date, plus a Deaf Out Loud documentary special
Season 4 of Down syndrome docuseries Born This Way premieres on Aug. 15, with two episodes airing each week for four weeks. The Sept. 5 season finale will be followed by the Marlee Matlin-produced Deaf Out Loud, a documentary special capturing the lives of three predominantly deaf families.
Michelle Wolf did a candid The Break segment on mental health in response to the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade
Wolf specifically highlighted our culture's obsession with happiness on the newest edition of her Netflix show. “If you want proof of how ingrained the idea of pretending to be happy is in our society, even our poo emoji is smiling,” she said.
Netflix orders Spanish-language heroin thriller Hache
Based on a true story, the eight-part thriller stars Adriana Ugarte as a woman catapulted to the heroin trafficking business in 1960s Barcelona.
How Heisler became TV's most popular fake beer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stranger Things, Dear White People, True Detective and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have all used the same fake beer brand, Heisler, resulting in it being dubbed "the Bud Light of fake beers." Why is Heisler so popular? Because you can put anything in it and do anything with it, including bash people over the head.
Why Claws used The Brady Bunch for inspiration on this week's episode
“I think part of telling a female empowerment story is telling all the voices,” says Claws showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois, who wrote the episode, including Sunday's Brady Bunch-themed abortion scene. “To me, it’s important to get everyone’s opinion regardless of where I stand on it. It’s important to me to listen and be an observer of human behavior.”
The Flash promotes Jessica Parker Kennedy
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The CW superhero drama's Mystery Girl will become a series regular in Season 5.
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