Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Robin Wright: House of Cards' "beautifully macabre" ending will "shock the sh*t out of you"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Wright described the ending to the Netflix series as "moving and generous and so macabre and so dark" last night during a Hollywood Reporter panel with co-star Michael Kelly. "The show is about the battle for position of power, all the way around. So, who wins?" she added. "And I will say that it’s so beautifully macabre. It’s really beautiful." Kelly added, "What she’s saying is it’s very House of Cards." To which Wright replied, "It’s so House of Cards. It’s going to shock the sh*t out of you, basically." Meanwhile, co-showrunner Melissa James Gibson said House of Cards won't play coy with Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood. "It would have been a big mistake to in any way pretend that the character didn’t exist or to erase the character somehow," she said of killing off his character. "Our way forward — the way we figured out the way forward — was basically to dig into the DNA of the show and honor the seeds of it and figure out what made sense as the next step."
HBO greenlights limited series starring Mark Ruffalo as twin brothers
HBO's greenlight for the eight-episode I Know This Much Is True, based on Wally Lamb's bestselling novel, comes one year to the day that it was first revealed that Ruffalo would be playing identical twin brothers. According to Deadline, "I Know This Much is True is a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, both played by Ruffalo, in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th century America."
Louie Anderson joins Search Party
The Baskets star will recur on the TBS comedy as Bob, "a sweet but extremely absentminded old-school lawyer from Chicago. He’s warm, sentimental, and optimistic but can’t seem to remember his clients’ names and is maybe dying."
Designated Survivor adds Anthony Edwards and Julie White
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The former ER star and the Go On alum will recur in Season 3 when the former ABC drama moves to Netflix. Edwards, who worked with Designated Survivor showrunner Neal Baer on ER, will play the new chief of staff, while White will play the president's campaign manager in his reelection campaign.
Did U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly rip off Veep's Jonah Ryan wood-chopping campaign ad?
The Indiana Democrat, who is running for a second term, recently released a 30-second ad that looks very familiar to fans of the HBO comedy.
The Good Place gives Chidi his breakout episode
Tonight's William Jackson Harper showcase, titled “Jeremy Bearimy,” will be remembered for one thing: Chidi Anagonye. "Perpetually on the verge of an existential crisis on his best day, tonight’s bombshell is just too much for Chidi to handle," says Josh Sorokach.
Bette Midler joins Freeform's Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary reunion special
“Wait, wait a minute,” Midler said in a Freeform video in the voice of her character Winifred Sanderson from the 1993 film. “What’s a Sanderson sister celebration without Winifred?” The Hocus Pocus special airs Oct. 20.
Steve Harvey reacts to Kelly Clarkson's new talk show taking over his timeslot on 11 NBC stations
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Harvey's production company will shop his show to other networks in the cities where The Kelly Clarkson Show is taking over for Steve, which is in its second season after moving to Los Angeles. (His first talk show, Steve Harvey, aired from Chicago from 2012 to 2017.) “I’ve always been an optimistic person,” says Harvey. “This is NBC’s decision... I don’t own any TV networks but I’m not a grudge type of person. I happen to be a talent. I think people recognize that. Whatever happens with the show moving forward, I’ll be just fine.”
Animals creators sign a deal to create two new animated series
Source: Paste Magazine
Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano's new deal with 20th Century Fox TV comes one day after their HBO animated series was canceled after three seasons.
Showtime's David Nevins promoted to chief creative officer of CBS Corp.
In another sign that the Les Moonves era is over, Showtime president and CEO Nevins will oversee CBS Entertainment, CBS All Access, CBS Television Studios, The CW while continuing to helm Showtime. Nevins will remain as president and CEO of Showtime while adding the title of chairman of Showtime Networks.
Candace Cameron Bure doesn't expect Fuller House to be canceled after Season 4
Source: E! Online
"I have no doubt that we're going to be back for season five," she said, responding to a question about a TVLine report that the Full House spinoff might end after the upcoming season. "I don't know why or how that rumor got started," Bure told E! News. "I think it was a slow news day and someone wanted to make more of it than it is,"
Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells will have a trust set up for the $200,000+ she's received in donations
Source: USA Today
Wells' rep says the retired actress -- who turns 80 today -- and her team are "in the process of setting up a trust so there's transparency. anyone who wants to know where the money went can know, The trust will decide how much of it goes to medical bills, IRS, etc." Last month, a GoFundMe page was established for Wells to help her pay bills.
Watch the trailer for Leah Remini's A&E special on Jehovah's Witnesses
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The Jehovah’s Witnesses' Special Event airs on Nov. 13.
Top Chef teases Kentucky-set Season 16, unveils premiere date
Source: Louisville Courier-Journal
The Bravo reality show returns with 15 new "cheftestants" on Dec. 6.
Dylan McDermott on returning to American Horror Story: "Whenever Ryan (Murphy) asks me to do something, I always say yes. Because he's the sh*t"
"He's the best producer in Hollywood," says McDermott. "He knows exactly what he's doing, he makes the greatest shows. I love his content and his style. I just think he's a genius." ALSO: Was McDermott disappointed he didn't have to wear the Rubber Man suit this time?
Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter is shutting down
Source: New York Post
Dunham and her Girls and Camping collaborator Jenni Konner created Lenny Letter, a twice-a-week newsletter and website focused on women's topics that launched in 2015. The newsletter, which once boasted 500,000 subscribers, will shut down on Friday after struggling with ad support.
- Robin Wright: House of Cards' "beautifully macabre" ending will "shock the sh*t out of you"