Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Alex Kurtzman signs five-year deal to help deliver more Star Trek shows
Kurtzman, the Discovery co-creator who was named last week as the CBS All Access drama's new showrunner, has signed a $25 million deal to develop new Star Trek TV series, miniseries and other content, including animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, "the new deal comes as rumblings about another Star Trek series, featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Capt. Pickard, have been heating up. Sources say Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to the Stewart-led reboot. CBS TV Studios declined to confirm the Stewart project as sources say a deal is far from completed and may not happen despite the fact that the actor recently teased his potential return to the franchise." ALSO: Potential new Star Trek series include a Wrath of Kahn limited series and Gossip Girl team's Starfleet Academy show.
Killing Eve and FX lead TV Critics Award nominations
The Sandra Oh-starring BBC America breakout spy drama from Phoebe Waller-Bridge earned five nominations, topping The American's four nominations. Atlanta, The Good Place, The Handmaid's Tale, Barry and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel each had three nominations. FX was the most nominated network with 10 nods, followed by Netflix and NBC. ALSO: TCA Awards has launched category designed for late-night shows.
Modern Family co-creator joins Seth MacFarlane in condemning Fox News after Laura Ingraham compared child detention centers to summer camps
The Ingraham Angle host sparked new outrage against Fox News after saying last night that the detention centers are "essentially summer camps" for children separated from their families at the border. To which Modern Family co-creator Steven Levitan, whose show is produced by the 20 Century Fox, tweeted: "Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I’m disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews. This bullsh*t is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for." ALSO: Ahead of tonight's visit with Jimmy Fallon, Parkland activist David Hogg calls for an Ingraham advertiser boycott.
Mike Myers explains his "English TV host" Tommy Maitland Gong Show stunt
“I’m an old punk rocker, and there were a few things I would watch (growing up): Saturday Night Live, Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club TV, and The Gong Show,” Myers tells Vanity Fair. “There was something punk rock about the show . . . It was show business, but it had absolutely no ambition in it whatsoever—it was ambition-free. The show was kind of like performance art of a talent show. It’s not really taking itself seriously. I just thought, if I’m doing this almost deconstruction of a talent show, I should be the ringmaster who is also deconstructed. It should be English in that way of keeping things moving, the super-gregarious (host).”
Amazon orders Invincible animated superhero series from The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman
The eight-episode "adult-animated" series, based on the comic book of the same name, follows a teenager named Mark Grayson whose dad is the most powerful superhero in the planet. When he turns 17, Grayson gains powers of his own and learns to become a superhero from his dad.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown denounces internet bullying in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech
Brown couldn't make Saturday's ceremony because of a knee injury, so she used her pre-recorded speech to address her decision to quit Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme. "Since I know there are many young people watching this—and even for the adults—they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it," she said. There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
- Chadwick Boseman brought Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. on stage to honor him at MTV Movie & TV Awards
- Michael B. Jordan shaded Roseanne Barr in his Best Villain award speech
- Tiffany Haddish was a terrific host, especially with her "thirsting" after Kylo Ren video
- Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza sat together, sparking more Parks and Rec reunion talks
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Giancarlo Esposito to star opposite Carla Gugino on Cinemax's Jett
Esposito has completed filming on Season 4 of Better Call Saul and his deal with Cinemax will allow him to return should the AMC series be renewed for a fifth season. On Jett, Esposito will play Baudelaire, a powerful crime lord opposite Gugino's world-class thief character Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski.
The Proposal has a modest debut on ABC
Three hours of Mike Fleiss dating reality shows may have proven to be too much as about 3.9 million stuck around to watch The Bachelor creator's new show after 5.7 million tuned in for The Bachelorette.
Kit Harington is planning for a "short-short" haircut: "I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow"
“I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” the Game of Thrones star tells EW of his plans when he's done with the HBO series. “Short-short. The beard will be harder to get rid of—I quite like the beard. I like having the long hair and beard both, but it will be like a ritualistic thing. I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”
Frasier's Jane Leeves boards The Resident
Leeves has signed a one-year deal to play a star orthopedic surgeon on the Fox medical drama's second season.
Supergirl bosses discuss the Season 3 finale and Mon-El
Could Chris Wood return in the future? “We love working with Chris, so we’d love to have Mon-El back someday if the story takes us there and if Chris is available," says executive producer Robert Rovner, adding that Wood was always expected to be on The CW series for two seasons. ALSO: Jeremy Jordan says "this is not goodbye" even though he'll no longer be a series regular.
Andrew Lloyd Webber got to take in James Corden's "Crosswalk: The Musical" tribute to him
The Late Late Show's London crosswalk musical tribute, featuring special guest Josh Gad, was made for an audience of one.
David Cross reflects on the Arrested Development cast's disastrous New York Times: “Hopefully I won’t do that again"
It's been nearly a month since cast's Times interview, and Cross has a fresh perspective now that he's actually read the interview. “I definitely have a different feeling about it now, having read it and remembering it, than I did in the moment,” Cross said on SiriusXM's Jim & Sam Show, according to IndieWire. “In the moment, it didn’t seem so egregious. I definitely get the criticism, I truly do.” He added: "One of the lessons I’ve learned is, nobody gives a sh*t about your context. Nobody. If there’s a crying woman in the room — or whoever, if there’s somebody crying — nobody cares about your ‘well, buts.'”
Idris Elba teases Luther Season 5
"This. Will. Hurt," says the BBC promo for the upcoming fifth season of Elba's detective series. No premiere date has been announced.
- Star Trek: Discovery's Alex Kurtzman signs five-year deal to help deliver more Star Trek shows