Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 2:33PM EST
The Bone Collector is set to become an NBC TV series
NBC is developing a TV series based on Jeffery Deaver's bestselling book series and the hit 1999 movie starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, which grossed $151 million worldwide. The Bone Collector book series launched in 1997, consisting of 11 books, the latest of which was released in 2014. According to Variety, The Bone Collector series, written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli, "follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S." Rhyme and Sachs were portrayed by Washington and Jolie in the film from director Phillip Noyce.
Jon Cryer cast as Supergirl's Lex Luther
The former Two and a Half Men star played Lex’s nephew, Lenny Luthor, in the 1987 film Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Now he'll play the iconic villain on Supergirl, starting with the 15th episode of the season. “We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” said Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. “Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in Superman IV brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.” Cryer tweeted of the news: "Finally, my profile picture pays off!"
ABC renews Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for Season 7
The renewal comes well ahead of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Season 6 premiere in summer 2019. Clark Gregg's name is noticeably absent from ABC's press release announcing the renewal.
Federal judge rules in favor of CNN, temporarily restoring Jim Acosta's White House press credentials
Source: The Washington Post
Judge Timothy J. Kelly, whom President Trump appointed last year, agreed with the Trump White House's argument that there was no First Amendment right to come onto the White House grounds. But as The Washington Post points out, Kelly ruled "that once the White House opened up the grounds to reporters, the First Amendment applied. His ruling, however, primarily emphasized the White House’s lack of due process in revoking Acosta’s access, a key argument made by CNN in its suit. He said the White House’s decision-making was 'so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me . . . who made the decision.'" Kelly said that the White House's arguments were insufficient in establishing due process. "We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days," CNN said in a statement. "Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.” Acosta added: “I just want to thank all my colleagues in the press who supported me this week. I want to thank the judge (for this ruling). And let’s go back to work.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she will "temporarily" restore Acosta's credentials. “Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House,” Sanders said in the statement. “In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House.” Meanwhile, President Trump said his White House team will be “writing up rules and regulations” to “set up a certain standard” for behavior on White House grounds
Lisa Vanderpump: I haven't quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
"I am in the show. I have not quit, and if I did quit, it wouldn't just be a leaked story," she tells ET of reports that she is leaving the Bravo franchise after this season. "I would be upfront, and I have a lot of loyalty to the production company and the network. But it has been a difficult season... But it's been a difficult year for me personally, and the season was very challenging. So I'm in a lot of it, but there are some parts I skip, and I think people have seen that."
CBS gives Stephen Colbert a post-Super Bowl slot, sets Magnum P.I. and James Corden for after the AFC Championship game
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Late Show will air at 11:35 following Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 3 and the premiere of the Corden-hosted reality competition The World's Best. This is the second time Colbert is getting a post-Super Bowl showcase after hosting following the 2016 big game. CBS also announced Magnum P.I. will get a special airing after the AFC Championship game on Jan. 20, followed by The Late Late Show later that night.
Frankie Shaw's SMILF unveils its Season 2 official trailer and premiere date
Premiering Jan. 20, Season 2 of the Showtime series features guest-star Connie Britton as Shaw's new boss.
Grey's Anatomy boss: We're not trying to "erase" Patrick Dempsey's Derek from the show
Showrunner Krista Vernoff responded to a Twitter complaint last night that she is trying to "erase" McDreamy from the show in the wake of Meredith Grey's new love life. "Respectfully, I have zero desire to erase Derek or Patrick," Vernoff tweeted in response. "He left the show. The show goes on. Meredith goes on. Life goes on." ALSO: Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy get ratings boost from crossover.
Adam Levine on performing at Super Bowl halftime: "It's a rumor. I can neither confirm nor deny the truth of this rumor"
"Whoever is lucky enough to get that gig probably is going to crush it," he said when Ellen DeGeneres asked about reports of Maroon 5 performing at Super Bowl halftime. "Whoever does it is probably equal parts nervous and excited. This is all speculative because I don't know who I'm talking about."
How Michael McKean ended up on The Good Place
McKean says he doesn't know if Better Call Saul influenced his latest comedic role. "If Better Call Saul hadn’t happened, they might’ve thought of me anyway," he tells Vulture. "Just because I’ve got comedy chops and I’ve been doing it a long time. And I’m not a complete disaster to work with, generally. (Laughs.) I say generally."
Claws promotes Evan Daigle to series regular
After recurring as the right-hand man to Dean Norris' Uncle Daddy for two seasons, Daigle will join the show full-time in Season 3.
- The Bone Collector is set to become an NBC TV series