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How ‘Rick and Morty’ Cast Its New Voice Stars

In an exclusive interview, co-creator Dan Harmon and showrunner Scott Marder open up about replacing the ousted Justin Roiland with newcomers Ian Cardoni…

The CW Adds Two More Scripted Shows for 2024

The CW is bulking up its roster of scripted series — and again looking north of the border for its two latest shows. The Nexstar-owned broadcast network has ordered dramas titled Wild Cards and Sight Unseen, targeting both for premieres in 2024. Wild Cards, starring Riverdale alum Vanessa Morgan and Giacomo Gianniotti (Grey’s Anatomy, Reign), […]

Don’t Call ‘Frasier’ a Reboot, Say Creators: “This Is His Third Act”

Thirty years ago, the series Frasier opened with elitist Dr. Frasier Crane recanting why he made his way from Boston to Seattle as a divorcé who had been duped by his equally snobbish brother into caring for their cantankerous father. The series would run for 11 seasons, win 37 Emmys and end as being recognized […]

Pete Davidson Surprises ‘SNL’ Cast by Popping Up to Host in First Promo for Show’s Return

Pete Davidson is hosting Saturday Night Live thanks to an apparent loophole, as seen in the NBC series’ first promo for the show’s return following the end of the writers strike. Davidson is set to make his hosting debut during the season 49 premiere this coming Saturday, with Ice Spice as the musical guest. Davidson, […]

‘South Park’ to Tackle AI for Next Event Special, Releases Teaser

South Park has found its next target: AI. Paramount+ has announced its fifth South Park event special and it’s titled South Park: Joining the Panderverse. The description: “Cartman’s deeply disturbing dreams portend the end of the life he knows and loves. The adults in South Park are also wrestling with their own life decisions as […]

‘Golden Bachelor’ Sparks With Streaming Viewers

The Golden Bachelor continues to capture viewers’ hearts. After a solid on-air premiere and a strong showing over three days of delayed viewing and streaming, the ABC series’ momentum continued across additional days. After a week of multi-platform viewing, the Sept. 28 series premiere for The Golden Bachelor hit 9 million viewers, more than double […]

Dan Harmon Teases ‘Rick and Morty’ Movie, Future Plans

Dan Harmon is as ready as his fans are for the Rick and Morty movie. And those fans include Hollywood heavyweights like Zack Snyder. According to Harmon, the Justice League director once summoned him to Warner Bros. to discuss the potential of doing a Rick and Morty film. “Not him saying, ‘I get to do […]

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Moves to Netflix After Paramount+ Cancellation

Star Trek: Prodigy, the animated kids show that was canceled at Paramount+ with its second season still midway through production, has found a new home. Netflix has scooped up both the previously aired first season and has committed to airing the sophomore run once that completes production. Season one will stream later this year, with […]

Ryan Sharkey Joins The CW as Senior VP Programming (Exclusive)

The CW has found its new programming exec. NBCUniversal alum Ryan Sharkey has joined the Nexstar-controlled broadcast network as senior vp programming and content strategy. Sharkey will report to CW president of entertainment Brad Schwartz and fill the void created by the June departure of Kevin Levy. Levy, who was with The CW since its […]

Jerry Seinfeld Teases a Potential ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion: “Something Is Going To Happen”

Jerry Seinfeld teased a possible Seinfeld reunion at a recent stand-up show in Boston. The comedian was asked by an audience member if he liked the NBC comedy’s ending. “Well, I have a little secret for you about the ending, but I can’t really tell it because it’s a secret,” he said. “Here’s what I […]

Roku Channel Acquires ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ After Disney+ Cancellation

Roku has acquired the exclusive, premiere U.S. rights to The Spiderwick Chronicles after Disney+ declined to pick up the completed series.  The eight-episode series, based on the best-selling book series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, will premiere on the Roku Channel in early 2024. The series is produced by Paramount Television Studios & 20th […]

‘Loki’ Delivers Strong Viewing for Season 2 Premiere, Disney+ Says

The second season of Loki had a solid opening for Disney+, according to internal viewing data from the streamer. The season two premiere of the Marvel series racked up 10.9 million views worldwide over its first three days (plus a few hours), as defined by the increasingly industry-standard formula of total viewing time divided by […]

‘The Crown’s’ Final Season Will Be Split Into Two Parts

Netflix has announced a premiere date for the sixth and final season of The Crown — but it won’t be debuting all at once. As it’s done with several series in the past year and change, the streamer will split The Crown’s last run into two parts. The first four episodes will premiere on Nov. 16, […]

‘The Changeling’ Director on the Significance of Centering an Older Black Woman in Penultimate Episode

[This story contains spoilers from episode seven of The Changeling.] In “Stormy Weather,” the penultimate episode of The Changeling, all the flashbacks of Apollo’s (LaKeith Stanfield) childhood and the early days of his mother’s relationship with his father Brian (Jared Abrahamson) that have been sprinkled throughout the season bring viewers to the Elk Hotel in […]

Infamous 1960s Series ‘Turn-On,’ Canceled Midway Through One Episode, Gets New Life (Exclusive)

One of the most notorious TV shows of the medium’s first half-century is getting a second life — after its first one ended almost as soon as it began. Producer George Schlatter is releasing the two completed episodes of Turn-On, a 1969 sketch comedy show that saw only one of those two air — and get pulled […]

‘Welcome to Flatch’ Canceled at Fox

Fox is further paring down its live action comedy roster. The network has canceled Welcome to Flatch after two seasons. The mockumentary series, created by Jenny Bicks and based on the BBC series This Country, finished its second season in February. The series also counts Paul Feig among its executive producers. “While audience response was […]

Bob Odenkirk Talks End of Writers Strike, $25K Fan Lunch With David Cross

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross will be joined by a fan for a very expensive lunch in Los Angeles. During an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote his upcoming children’s book Zilot, the Better Call Saul star discussed the lunch he and Cross auctioned off on eBay to raise money for […]