Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are working on a new show "based loosely" on Beverly Hills, 90210
People reports that "the show is in development with CBS and will feature Spelling and Garth, 45, playing exaggerated version of themselves. Although the series does not yet have a name, both women attended development meetings about the dramedy on Friday at the CBS Studio Center Lot near Los Angeles." TV Line further reports that the project is set at CBS Television Studios, which owns the rights to the 90210 franchise. Spelling hinted at the project on Instagram over the weekend, using hashtags: “#back2work great creative day yesterday with my #partnerincrime @jenniegarth #90210vibes #donnaandkellyforver #besties.” Garth and Spelling last appeared together in Mystery Girls, an ABC Family comedy that ran 10 episodes in summer 2014.
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington's Little Fires Everywhere limited series lands at Hulu
The project, based on author Celeste Ng's book of the same name, reunites Hulu with Liz Tigelaar, who recently netted Hulu's first Golden Globe nomination for Casual. Tigelaar will write and serve as showrunner on the limited series.
Tiffany Haddish on hosting the Oscars: "That would be a dream come true"
“At the end of the day, I would love to do something like that,” Haddish said at SXSW in reaction to Twitter users insisting that she and Maya Rudolph become Oscar hosts after their hilarious presentation. “That would be a dream come true. I know my father would be extremely proud if I got to do that. As long as I get a paycheck.”
Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley are reuniting for HBO limited series The Undoing
The Big Little Lies collaborators are reteaming for a miniseries in which Kidman will play a therapist who, in the wake of a "very public disaster," dismantles her old life and starts a new one with her young child. The project is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known. “We’re thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David,” says HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “and can’t wait to bring this show to life.”
Larry David's daughter Cazzie David is set to star in and co-write an Amazon comedy series
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
After co-creating the web series Eighty-Sixed, David will follow in her dad's footsteps to television, where she'll write, executive produce and star in Half-Empty, should it be picked up to series. Half-Empty follows the "hilarious mishaps" of a college senior.
ABC's "Disneyfied" American Idol reboot is "eerily upbeat"
Source: The Atlantic
The Idol revival "packs an Epcot Center’s worth of anti-cynicism," says Spencer Kornhaber. "It is kind and gentle and proficient and fakey: Disneyfied in the classic sense. The opening montage crisscrosses the country with images of regular folks pursuing their dreams, set, naturally, to the sound of Coldplay. In the auditions that unfold, the focus is on the prospective stars who get told yes, with most of the nos relegated to a quick montage at the end of the episode. Even the folks who get the thumbs down are advised not that they are bad, but that this isn’t the right time for them, or maybe not the right show." ALSO: Katy Perry is worth $25 million -- she is carrying the show.
Ryan Seacrest's sexual harassment scandal hasn't affected his clothing and skincare lines
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Seacrest promoted his four-year-old Ryan Seacrest Distinction collection on the Oscar red carpet, and his partners seem to be sticking by him. Macy's, which exclusively stocks Seacrest's collection of suits and lifestyle wear, hasn't pulled any of his merchandise. Meanwhile, skincare expert Dr. Harold Lancer, who helped Seacrest launch Polished by Dr. Lancer and Ryan Seacrest last year, says: “I have known Ryan for over 15 years and he was absolutely the best partner for Polished. We stand by him and are looking forward to our future brand plans.”
Amazon is promoting its Alexa as your TV-watching buddy in new ad campaign
Source: Ad Week
Watch Alexa answer questions about your favorite shows -- and crack jokes about them.
- Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are working on a new show "based loosely" on Beverly Hills, 90210