Hollywood truly has run out of original ideas. On the heels of NBC bringing Murder, She Wrote back, CBS is resurrecting another classic show. Vulture.com reports that a “re-imagining” of Charmed is in the works. The Aaron Spelling-produced original ran for eight seasons from 1998-2006. Very few details about the project have leaked, but we know that a script is being written by Party of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner.
The original aired on CBS for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996, but it’s the peacock network who’s reviving the classic crime procedural. The network confirmed the news today. Hopefully for NBC this reboot lasts longer than their latest attempt. Ironside only last a couple of episodes before getting the official heave ho this season.
OWN gets its gay on this Sunday. Airing right before the network premiere of the beautiful documentary Bridegroom is a special episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter. Miss Winfrey sits down with comedienne Wanda Sykes, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Scandal star Dan Bucatinsky for an in-depth discussion about being gay in America.
The three out celebs share their own personal experiences including how their sexual orientation affected their Hollywood careers. They also go deeper and discuss parenting and the importance of marriage equality. Check out the promo below, along with the Bridegroom trailer. After that, be sure to click on the link to watch an exclusive clip of Oprah’s chatfest over at Entertainment Weekly. Can’t wait for this episode.
Given that none of NBC’s new sitcoms are doing well, perhaps passing on Susan 313 was a huge mistake. Who am I kidding? The peacock network hasn’t been able to launch a comedy hit in years. I don’t think Susan 313 was the hit that got away. Even Sarah Silverman jokes about it during a short bit preceding the pilot.
“This isn’t like, ‘Can you believe they didn’t pick this up?’” Silverman says. “They probably did the right thing. But we liked the show.”
Thanks to 20th Century Fox, Sarah Silverman is allowed to share the pilot she filmed for NBC. If picked up, Susan 313 would’ve marked the return of the 42-year-old comedienne to television after her Comedy Central show, The Sarah Silverman Program.
In Susan 313, Silverman plays a newly single woman attempting to return to her old life after the end of a decade-long relationship. The show also featured June Diane Raphael (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), stand-up comic Tig Notaro, Harris Wittels (Comedy Bang Bang) and Jeff Goldblum who makes a cameo in the pilot as Susan’s ex-boyfriend. Check out the pilot episode below.
I knew it. I knew it. The second I saw Justin Hartley’s character, Patrick, interact with Nolan (Gabriel Mann), I sensed there was something else going on. Whether Patrick is a full-on homosexual or just a gay-for-pay drifter looking for his next con, I’m hoping Revenge writers put Hartley in more intimate predicaments. Perhaps more poolside scenes, taking a steamy shower, or just laying around in bed? I’m really not picky, as long as he’s barely wearing anything.
Props to Nolan for upgrading to this hot piece of ass after that unfortunate encounter with psychotic bisexual hooker Tyler in Season 1. Just in case you missed Patrick and Nolan’s kissing scene last night, check it out below.
As an aside: Is anyone else watching Revenge this season? After last year’s misstep with that whole Initiative debacle, the show has returned to what it does best. Giving us those wickedly cold interactions between Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe). I just can’t enough of those icy staredowns.
This Halloween, I fully expect to bump into numerous people licking sledgehammers as part of their Miley Cyrus costume. It’s a foregone conclusion that the “We Can’t Stop” singer will be a popular choice this year. Just when I thought I couldn’t handle another “Wrecking Ball” spoof, Betty White proves me wrong.
White goes bronco on a wrecking ball all in the name for promotion. Lifetime recently saved Betty White’s Off Their Rockers after NBC canceled it. To ensure her comedy prank show thrives on the new network, the 91-year-old legend looked to recent pop culture events for inspiration. There’s no one hotter than Miley right now.
Season 3 of Betty’s show doesn’t air until 2014, but Lifetime is airing reruns on Wednesdays in the meantime. Watch Betty pull out a giant foam finger and other Cyrus-related antics in the clip below.
The last time Taylor Swift contributed to a movie soundtrack she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her efforts. Will lightning strike twice with her latest foray into cinema? Probably not, but it’s surprisingly a catchy fun jaunt.
One Chance depicts the rags to riches story of Paul Potts. The Carphone Warehouse store manager stunned Simon Cowell and the UK with his amazing operatic voice. With his dodgy teeth and quiet demeanor, no one expected such talent. Potts ended up winning the inaugural season of Britain’s Got Talent. The Devil Wears Prada director David Frenkel helms the project with Tony winner James Corden stepping in to play Potts.
Swift teams up with fun’s guitarist Jack Antonoff aka Lena Dunham’s boyfriend for a 80s-inspired poppy synth-infused track. It’s definitely a change from Taylor’s past singles. Perhaps that’s why I like it ;) “Sweeter Than Fiction” will reportedly play during the closing credits of One Chance. Give Taylor’s latest a listen below.
Are you watching The Blacklist on a different night than Monday? You’re not alone. The NBC freshman series just broke a DVR ratings record. It became the first broadcast show to add more than 6 million viewers thanks to playback over its first seven days of release. That brings its total to 17.9 million for the second episode.
The James Spader show was also one of the biggest percentage gainers in the adult demo for week two of the new season. It jumped 67 percent. Find out which show was the top percentage gainer below.