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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

‘Strange Planet’ Animated Series Adaptation Set at Apple From Dan Harmon, Nathan Pyle by Joseph Otterson

Apple has given out a straight-to-series order for an animated adaptation of “Strange Planet.” The show hails from creators Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle, with Pyle having created the webco…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:39PM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Canceled at NBC After Two Seasons by Joseph Otterson

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has been canceled after two seasons at NBC, Variety has learned. According to sources, there had been talks about moving the musical dramedy series to …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:51AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Josh Gad, Isla Fisher to Star in Romantic Comedy Series ‘Wolf Like Me’ at Peacock by Joseph Otterson

Josh Gad and Isla Fisher are set to star in the romantic comedy series “Wolf Like Me,” which has received a straight-to-series order at Peacock. The streamer has ordered six episodes of …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:05PM
Monday, April 26, 2021

The CW Acquires Patrick Dempsey Series ‘Devils’ for Fall 2020 by Joseph Otterson

The CW is adding another acquired series to its fall 2020 lineup. The network has picked up the French-Italian co-production “Devils.” The series is described as an international thrille…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:38PM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Anika Noni Rose Joins ‘Let the Right One In’ Pilot at Showtime Opposite Demián Bichir by Joseph Otterson

Anika Noni Rose has been cast in the “Let the Right One In” pilot at Showtime, Variety has learned. She joins previously announced cast member Demián Bichir. The series centers on Mark…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:26PM
Friday, April 9, 2021

‘She-Hulk’ Disney Plus Series Adds Renée Elise Goldsberry by Joseph Otterson

Renée Elise Goldsberry is in talks to star in the “She-Hulk” series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources. She joins previously announced series lead Tatiana Maslany and Gi…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:36AM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Patti LuPone, Erinn Hayes to Star in HBO Max Comedy Pilot ‘OK Boomer’ by Joseph Otterson

Patti LuPone and Erinn Hayes have signed on to star in the HBO Max comedy pilot “OK Boomer,” Variety has learned. In the show, a self-centered boomer (LuPone) shows up at her estranged …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:34PM
Monday, March 8, 2021

Brandy Joins ABC Music Drama Pilot ‘Queens’ by Joseph Otterson

Brandy Norwood, best known by the stage name Brandy, has signed on for one of the lead roles in the ABC drama pilot “Queens.” The pilot is about four estranged and out-of-touch women in …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:41PM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Claire Danes Cast in Lead Role of Apple Series ‘Essex Serpent’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Joseph Otterson

Claire Danes has signed on for the lead role in the upcoming Apple drama series “Essex Serpent,” Variety has learned exclusively. Danes takes over the role from Keira Knightley, whose e…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:06AM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

‘The Best Man’ Limited Series Set at Peacock With Original Cast Returning by Joseph Otterson

The cast of “The Best Man” film franchise is reuniting for a limited series that has been ordered at Peacock. “The Best Man: Final Chapters” will feature returning cast members Morri…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:13PM
Friday, January 22, 2021

Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady,’ Susanne Bier to Direct by Joseph Otterson

Michelle Pfeiffer has signed on to star as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady,” Variety has learned. In addition, Susanne Bier has signed on to direct and execut…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:13AM
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Limited Series ‘Lake Success’ in Development at HBO by Joseph Otterson

Jake Gyllenhaal will star in and executive produce a limited series based on the Gary Shteyngart novel “Lake Success” that is currently in development at HBO, Variety has learned. Shoul…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:15PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

‘American Son’ Set for Netflix Adaptation With Kerry Washington, Original Broadway Cast by Joseph Otterson

The Broadway play “American Son” is set to be adapted for Netflix. Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee will reprise their roles in the Netflix produc…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:54AM
Monday, November 19, 2018

TV Shows to Watch the Week of Nov. 19, 2018: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000,’ ‘Dirty John’ by Joseph Otterson

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of wha…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Awkwafina, John Mulaey, Nick Kroll Cruise New York in New Short (Watch) by Joseph Otterson

Awkwafina played chauffeur to comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll in a video released by Cadillac on Tuesday. In the video, Mulaney and Kroll – reprise their characters from their Broadw…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:49AM
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tony Awards Set 2019 Broadcast Date on CBS by Joseph Otterson

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards ceremony has an official air date. The awards show will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 9, 2019 from 8-11 PM ET. The…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:19AM
Thursday, September 13, 2018

LeBron James, John Legend to Produce Female-Led ‘Lean on Me’ Series in the Works at CW From Wendy Calhoun by Joseph Otterson

The CW is developing a drama series inspired by the film “Lean on Me” with LeBron James and John Legend attached as executive producers, Variety has learned. In the series, spir…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:00PM

John Legend Joins ‘The Voice’ Season 16 as Coach by Joseph Otterson

John Legend is joining “The Voice” for the show’s sixteenth season as a coach, Variety has confirmed. Legend will take over the spot currently held by Jennifer Hudson, who…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:06PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Apple Hires Broadway Video’s Kelly Costello as Business Affairs Executive (EXCLUSIVE) by Joseph Otterson

Kelly Costello has joined Apple as a business affairs executive, Variety has learned exclusively. In her new role, Costello will report to Philip Matthys, head of business affairs for worl…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:04PM
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tony Goldwyn Cast Opposite Uma Thurman in Netflix Drama ‘Chambers’ by Joseph Otterson

“Scandal” alum Tony Goldwyn has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix drama “Chambers,” Variety has confirmed. The series follows a young heart attack survivor who…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:32PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles Team for Apple Series From ‘I Am Sam’ Writer by Joseph Otterson

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the half-hour dramedy “Little Voices,” which boasts J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles among its executive producers, Variety has lea…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:30PM
Monday, April 2, 2018

TV Ratings: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ Tops Easter Sunday in Early Numbers by Joseph Otterson

NBC’s live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar” is among the top shows of Sunday night in the early Nielsen numbers. The live musical, which starred John Legend in the title…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:21AM
Monday, February 26, 2018

‘La La Land’ Alum Callie Hernandez Takes Lead Role in Fox Pilot ‘Mixtape’ by Joseph Otterson

Callie Hernandez has been cast as the female lead in the Fox drama pilot “Mixtape,” Variety has learned. The project is described as a romantic musical drama that looks at a dis…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:00PM
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Taye Diggs Joins April Blair-Spencer Paysinger Pilot at CW by Joseph Otterson

Taye Diggs has been cast in a major role of The CW’s upcoming drama pilot inspired by the life of football player Spencer Paysinger, Variety has confirmed. In the pilot, a rising high…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:40PM

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in ‘Trial and Error’ Season 2 at NBC by Joseph Otterson

Kristin Chenoweth is joining the sophomore season of “Trial and Error” at NBC. Chenoweth will play suspected killer Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is described as the first lady of Eas…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:48PM

‘Hamilton’ Alum Brandon Victor Dixon Joins NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ by Joseph Otterson

Brandon Victor Dixon has been cast as Judas in NBC’s upcoming live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the network announced Thursday. Dixon won a Tony in 2014 as a produc…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:17PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Star Phillipa Soo Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘The Code’ by Joseph Otterson

Phillipa Soo has been cast in the upcoming CBS drama pilot “The Code,” Variety has learned. The tells the story of the military’s brightest minds as they take on our country…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

‘Kim Possible’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney Channel by Joseph Otterson

The Disney Channel is developing a live-action movie version of the beloved cartoon series “Kim Possible.” Casting has begun on the project, which follows the titular hero, a typ…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

‘Andi Mack’ Star Peyton Elizabeth Lee Joins Disney’s ‘Lion Guard’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Joseph Otterson

Peyton Elizabeth Lee is staying in the Disney family, with the “Andi Mack” star now joining the Disney Junior animated series “The Lion Guard,” Variety has learned e…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM

NBC Donates $500,000 to High School Theater Programs Ahead of ‘Rise’ Premiere by Joseph Otterson

NBC is committing $500,000 to support high school theater in honor of the upcoming drama series “Rise,” the network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association winter…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:22PM
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sara Bareilles to Play Mary Magdalene in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’ by Joseph Otterson

Sara Bareilles has been cast as Mary Magdalene in NBC’s upcoming live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the network announced Saturday. She joins previously announced ca…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:00PM

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