Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 7:14PM EDT
Law & Order: SVU boss: "I don't see any reason why this show will end"
As Law & Order: SVU preps for its 20th season, showrunner Michael Chernuchin says there are so many storylines left to tackle that the series could keep on going for years, especially in wake of the #MeToo movement. Chernuchin tells TV Guide that "we're dealing with things that are on the front page in the papers every day. Now, more than ever." And as long as Mariska Hargitay is aboard, SVU can keep on chugging along. He adds: "This whole #MeToo movement... it's everywhere. Even though we've been touching on it for 19 years, we may do a full-blown episode on that." Chernuchin's primary goal is getting a greenlight for a record-breaking 21st season. But he a had to put a number on when SVU will call it quits, he already has one in mind: "I'd like to get to 500 episodes. That's a nice round number, isn't it?" SVU aired its 434th episode on Wednesday.
Hair will be NBC's next live musical, but don't expect to see the show's famous nudity
The 50-year-old Broadway musical about young hippies living in New York City will air in spring 2019 as Hair Live! That means the planned Bye, Bye Birdie musical, which was to have starred Jennifer Lopez, will continue being on the back burner. “I’m overjoyed that James Rado and Galt MacDermot are trusting us with their masterpiece Hair, one of the most original shows ever conceived for Broadway with one of the greatest scores,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “These songs are part of the vocabulary of popular music, and this rebellious story of young people protesting and standing up for what they believe in is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. This will be the perfect live event, and I’m looking forward to seeing Craig and Neil, along with our partners at MGM and the original creators bring the audience to their feet as they experience these beloved songs and recognizable young characters.”
Rose McGowan reacts to news of Harvey Weinstein's impending arrest: "Today we are one step closer to justice"
"I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law," McGowan wrote on Instagram in reaction to news that Weinstein will turn himself in to police on Friday. "Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May his arrest give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths."
David Cross apologizes to Jessica Walter, brings up her yelling at somebody on set while also offering details on Jeffrey Tambor's outburst
In a lengthy interview today with Gothamist, Cross recalled how his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn, urged him to avoid Twitter last night following the furor yesterday over The New York Times sitdown with the Arrested Development cast. "I will unequivocally apologize to Jessica," he said of his behavior during the interview. "I'm sorry that we behaved the way we behaved. Whatever the criticisms are, I will own up." But Cross also brought up that Walter had her own outburst on set, one that wasn't as bad as Tambor's outburst. "But to Jessica's credit, she felt bad, she apologized," he said. "Portia (di Rossi) wasn't around, so there was a stand-in for her for months and months and months, and there was this incident, but it didn't have the same kind of feeling that Jeffrey's did. Jeffrey's took a lot of the focus. And again, I don't condone that behavior when anybody does it. And that's with crewmembers as well. There's just no excuse." He also offered some detail of Tambor's outburst: "It was shocking, uncomfortable," he said. "Nobody felt good about it. Nobody was gleeful about it. And it's really unfortunate that it did happen. Outside of the extreme nature of the yelling and dressing down in front of the rest of the cast and crew, I think everyone else as well understood the frustration." Cross added that Tambor "made a big mea culpa to the cast and the crew, but the damage was done. Again, that didn't come out of nowhere, he's not American Psycho or whatever. I think Jason (Bateman) pointed this out, but we didn't know about the Transparent stuff, I hadn't seen that behavior ever from him in 15 years. I have now. And that goes into the pile of what I know about Jeffrey. But up until that point I'd never seen that." Finally, Cross was asked if this controversy will affect how Season 5 is received. "Oh yes, without a doubt. At least initially," he said. ALSO: Netflix cancels Arrested Development cast's British press tour amid Tambor backlash.
ABC News is bringing Brian Ross back on air for the first time since his suspension
Ross received a four-week unpaid suspension for bungling a report on potential collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Ross will return on Friday to present a story on 20/20.
NBC to launch a podcast network featuring The Good Place -- Seth Meyers will do special Friday shows this summer
NBC's podcast network will roll out with podcasts devoted to The Good Place and American Ninja Warrior. Marc Evan Jackson will host The Good Place podcast. Meanwhile, Late Night with Seth Meyers will add a fifth show each week, dubbed "Summer Fridays."
The Chew hosts get emotional on-air in addressing the show's cancelation
Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Carla Hall addressed the elephant in the room at the start of today's show. “The mood is a little sad around here to be honest with you,” said Kelly. “There is a lot of people who work really hard on this show and really believe in this show and we’re all going to miss this show very, very much. We’re not going to talk about any trending topics today or hammer home the theme but we thought we’d spend the first segment of the show talking about our feelings.”
The Ranch sets premiere date for Danny Masterson's final episodes
Netflix will drop the last half of Season 3 will drop on June 15.
- Law & Order: SVU boss: "I don't see any reason why this show will end"