Netflix announced Thursday morning that Chelsea Handler has signed a “groundbreaking,” multi-tiered deal with the streaming service, which includes a standup special, four “docu-comedy specials”—and, most importantly, “the first-ever talk show for the global on-demand generation,” which is set to premiere in 2016.
Fresh off winning the Tony last night, Deadline reports that Steven Spielberg is in talks to acquire the President Lyndon Johnson–focused play All The Way. And, as in the play, Spielberg wants Bryan Cranston to play LBJ. There’s no word yet on which network it would live on. The play focuses on the first year of Johnson’s administration, from JFK’s assassination to passing civil-rights legislation to his reelection.
“The Fault in Our Stars” has become the biggest pre-selling romantic drama in Fandango’s history, as the adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel prepares to break millions of moviegoers’ hearts this weekend.
The online ticketer did not say how many moviegoers have reserved a spot in theaters, but the film is out-pacing “The Vow,” “Safe Haven” and “Dear John” at the same point in their lead-ups to release. “The Vow,” a 2012 romance with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams was the previous record-holder and opened to $41.2 million.
Showtime has renewed the horror drama “Penny Dreadful” for a second season.
The greenlight comes halfway through the show’s initial eight-episode run, which has drawn solid ratings across Showtime’s linear and on-demand platforms. The show created by screenwriter-playwright John Logan has impressed the pay cabler by skewing younger than its other original series and by proving to be a big draw on the Showtime Anytime broadband platform, as well as on cable VOD.
Two years from today, the biggest showdown in box office history is set to take place. At least, that’s what the tentative release schedule would have you believe.In what amounts to a very high stakes game of chicken, Disney and Warner Bros. have scheduled superhero movies Captain America 3 and an Untitled Superman/Batman Film on May 6, 2016.
NBC’s Parks and Recreation's end is in sight. The upcoming seventh season of the Amy Poehler comedy will be its last, NBC announced Saturday when the network released its 2014-15 schedule that featured the veteran comedy being benched for midseason.
BS’ “How I Met Your Dad” pilot has found a … mother.
Greta Gerwig has already been tapped to star in the project as Sally, a woman with Peter Pan syndrome who is trapped in a restless marriage. “Masters of Sex’s” Nick D’Agosto, “Mixology’s” Andrew Santino, “Animal Practice’s” Drew Tarver and “The Crazy Ones’” Tiya Sircar have also been cast.
Midnight Rider subject Gregg Allman is urging director Randall Miller not to proceed with production on the controversial biopic after the tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones. Allman sent Miller a personal letter asking him to not move forward with the film amid reports that the director was looking to resume shooting in L.A.