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Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 3:30PM EST
Mel Gibson teams with Chinatown writer Robert Towne on USA's Dancing Bear
Towne, who won an Oscar for writing Roman Polanski's famous 1974 film starring Jack Nicholson, is teaming with Gibson to bring late novelist James Crumley's hardboiled crime novel to the small screen. Even though Dancing Bear hasn't been greenlighted, Gibson is expected to direct the pilot script that Towne wrote. “It’s basically Chinatown set in a 7-11 in Montana in the 70’s with a whole lot of cocaine," says Gibson.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Patrick J. Adams defends Suits co-star Meghan Markle after racist tweet from a far-right congressional candidate
Paul Nehlen, a fringe challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat in Wisconsin, was banned from Twitter over the racist tweet about Markle. "Oh @pnehlen - you’re a sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class," Adams tweeted to Nehlen. "Get a life. And don’t go anywhere near MM - she’s got more power, strength, honor and compassion in her fingernail than you’ll ever know in this lifetime. Way above your weight class."
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Wendell Pierce, Meghan Markle’s dad on Suits, revealed how they would talk in code on set about Prince Harry
“She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code really,” Pierce told Harry Connick Jr. on his talk show Harry. “You know, ‘How you doing?” ‘Oh, I’m going to London, coming from London, whatever.’”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Syfy and USA are letting the F-bombs fly
It’s not unusual to hear the word “f*ck” uncensored on basic cable. But ever since The Magicians premiered its third season last month, the Syfy series has been allowed to say the F-word as often as it wants. “ATTENTION #THEMAGICIANS FANS: Know how we’ve had to dip audio? And you gotta wait for the @netflix version to fully honor the rainbow of ways Penny says “F***CK”?” tweeted co-creator Sera Gamble. “DONE with that. SEASON 3 IS UNCENSORED. Happy f*cking season fucking 3!??”
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Will Suits role lead to a “Katherine Heigl Renaissance”?
After her experience on Grey’s Anatomy and movie stardom, Heigl tried and failed with two network series, CBS’ Doubt and NBC’s State of Affairs. “Could an established cable show be Heigl’s ticket back into Hollywood’s good graces?” asks Laura Bradley, adding: “Could this be her comeback moment?”
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 4:33PM EST
Katherine Heigl joins Suits, calling herself an “immense fan” of the USA series
Suits has announced, one day after its Season 8 pickup, that the Grey’s Anatomy alum is joining the cast full-time as Samatha Wheeler, a new partner at Pearson Specter Litt, who will either become the firm’s "greatest ally…or most powerful enemy.” "Joining Suits was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP (Aaron Korsh) I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of," Heigl said in a statement. "I have watched Suits from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family."
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Suits renewed for Season 8 without Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle
As expected, Adams and Markle’s characters will exit after the end of Season 7 with a two-hour wedding-themed season finale scheduled for April 25. To help fill their void, Dule Hill will be promoted to series regular in Season 8. Creator Aaron Korsh says of moving forward without Suits’ main stars: “Season eight will have everything from shifting alliances and internal power plays, to secrets, betrayals and fiery relationships. Keep an eye out for an adversarial new character that will give Harvey a run for his money." ALSO: Patrick J. Adams says he was tired of being away from home, and first started thinking about leaving in early Season 6.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
USA cancels Damnation after one season
The Depression-era drama premiered in November to poor reviews and struggled to find an audience.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
USA drops plans for American Rust series after it couldn’t cast a leading man
The drama about a sheriff in a crime-riddled community in a Pennsylvania rust-belt town, based on Philipp Meyer’s book, was given a straight-to-series order in November. But over the past two months, the drama had trouble finding a suitable male lead after being rejected by well-known male stars.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
WWE’s Monday Night Raw celebrates its 25th anniversary two weeks after the actual anniversary
“While WWE’s claim that Raw is ‘the longest-running weekly episodic program in the U.S.’ is not 100 percent accurate, it is indeed the longest-running nationally televised pro wrestling show in the history of the medium,” says David Bixenspan. “It didn’t reinvent the wheel when it came to the pro wrestling world at large, but Raw was such a striking change from how WWE had normally produced television in the past that, once it hit, there was no turning back.”
Posted Sunday 12/17/17 at 12:55PM EST
Mozilla under fire for secretly placing a Mr. Robot extension in the Firefox browser
Firefox users recently noticed a strange new Looking Glass plug-in in their browsers over the past few days. Turns out, it was installed secretly as part of a marketing tie-in with Mr. Robot, designed as a “shared experience to further your immersion into the Mr Robot universe” that made minor changes to certain websites. After hearing complaints, Mozilla backpedaled and moved the plug-in to its app store. "Suffice to say, we've learned a good deal in the last 24 hours ... Although we always have the best intentions, not everything that we try works as we want," said Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, Mozilla's chief marketing officer.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 5:32PM EST
USA releases the trailer for Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
The 10-episode anthology series weaves the two notorious hip-hop murders, with Josh Duhamel and Jimmi Simpson each playing detectives.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Mr. Robot creator: The plan is somehwere “between” four and five seasons
Sam Esmail talked about the future of his USA series in discussing the Season 3 finale. Honestly, I've always said it's four or five seasons, and I've said that because I think it's somewhere in between,” he says. “Whether that means the next two seasons are two short seasons, or it could technically still be two full ten-episode seasons, we're still kind of figuring that out. It's something the writers' room and I take very seriously. We never want to feel like we're treading water. Hopefully it fits into two more seasons, but we're trying to figure out that number.” ALSO: Esmail on Season 3: “What’s interesting about the third season is that it comes pretty close to being the end of act two."
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:42AM EST
Mr. Robot renewed for Season 4
Following Mr. Robot's Season 3 finale, USA has announced that the hacker drama will be back for a fourth season. "Calm down everyone. #MrRobot season_4.0 writers' room is officially open for business," creator Sam Esmail wrote on Instagram this morning.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
USA announces Falling Water's Season 2 premiere date and trailer
The supernatural series returns on Jan. 6.