CBS is keeping it in the superhero family for its DC Comics series, Supergirl. The network has tapped two stars who’ve previously donned the red cape to appear in the pilot.
Dean Cain played the Man of Steel in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman back in the 90s on ABC. Meanwhile, Helen Slater played Supergirl in the campy 1984 feature film. Coincidentally, both the 48-year-old actor and 51-year-old actress appeared in another Superman spin-off, Smallville on The WB. No word on what roles they are playing.
They join Glee alum Melissa Benoist who plays the female superhero in the new CBS offering. Supergirl is slated to premiere on CBS this fall. Find out who else is starring in the show below and also check out a photo of Benoist and Slater together on set.
A star-studded roster came together to honor one of music’s living legends last Tuesday after the Grammys. Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande were just some of the great talent assembled for Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute.
Bey opened the show, covering Wonder’s “Fingertrips,” “Master Blaster,” and “Higher Ground” with Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. by her side. Confession time. The more I see Ed Sheeran, the more my inexplicable crush on him grows. Seriously, I can’t get enough of the 24-year-old ginger. Beyonce should really consider booking some time in the studio with Ed for her next album. They sound fantastic together.
Other highlights include Gaga playing the piano to perform “I Wish” and Grande teaming up with Babyface to duet on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”
Wonder, himself, took to the stage to perform a medley of his hits including “Contusion”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, “Ribbon in the Sky”, “Overjoyed” and “Superstition.” The celebration ended with a star-studded performance of “Happy Birthday.”
Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, John Legend and Ne-Yo also took to the stage. Check out some of the performances below.
With her breakout role in Orange Is The New Black, Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in an acting category. The 30-year-old actress was also the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Cox continues to pave the way for the transgender community and could make history with her new gig.
Cox has just been cast in a new CBS legal drama titled Doubt. She’ll l play Cameron Wirth, an ivy-league educated lawyer who is “as competitive as she is compassionate.” Because she’s experienced injustice first hand, she will “fight all the harder for her clients.”
If her pilot gets picked up for the 2015-2016 season, it will mark the first leading role for a transgender in broadcast television history. You go guuurrrrl!!! Grey’s Anatomy alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater will pen the script for the new TV project.
Does this new CBS drama interest you? Is Cox one of your favorite characters on OITNB? Weigh in below.
How many chances does a guy get? Gotta give Matthew Perry credit for being so resilient and forge ahead despite numerous failures. If I was him, I’d just sit back and enjoy those Friends royalties. Right?
Since the classic NBC sitcom signed off, Perry has headlined three failed series- two on NBC, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) and Go On (2012) and one over at ABC, Mr. Sunshine (2011). This time, he’s hoping to have better luck over at CBS.
The 44-year-old is working on a new version of Neil Simon’s Broadway classic, The Odd Couple. The play was previously adapted into a successful TV series back in the 70s starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. Mad About You‘s Danny Jacobson is the writer on the project. Perry will play Oscar Madison, the messy curmudgeon one.
On last night’s finale of The Amazing Race, the network debuted a promo for the upcoming season. It’s another All-Stars edition. The CBS show first did one in Season 11 and then Season 18- the latter being dubbed Unfinished Business.
As a side note: While I was rooting for the Afghanimals, I was fine with a Jason & Amy Season 23 win. They had great attitudes, played a clean race and always helped out their alliance members. Had it not been for Amy, Travis and Nicole never would’ve made the Top 3. Girlfriend helped out Nicole big time (TWICE).
While I enjoy seeing returning favorites, I have a problem with teams coming back for a third time. Producers need to spread the wealth. I scoured online and uncovered the teams coming back. I also discovered several teams that were considered but never made the cut. If you love elimination spoilers, there’s also info about the first few below.
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.
CBS debuted four sitcoms this television season. Unlike We Are Men which was officially the second canceled show, the other three have done respectably well with regards to ratings. In fact, they are the season’s top three new comedies. It’s not surprising the network handed out back nine orders to The Crazy Ones, Mom and The Millers.
“We’re proud of CBS’ leadership position in comedy and excited to build on it with the back nine pick-ups of these three new comedies,” Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment president, said in a statement. “These series are creatively distinct, continue to improve each week and are led by strong showrunners, writing and productions staffs, and feature amazingly talented casts.”
In the battle of returning beloved veteran sitcom actors, Robin Williams‘ Crazy Ones handily beat Michael J. Fox’s NBC sitcom, 15.6 million versus 7.3 million. Perhaps, a reason for the slaughter was the special guest appearance by Kelly Clarkson. The original American Idol winner fit right in with the talented cast. She’s definitely come a long way since her movie debut, From Justin To Kelly.
In the series premiere, Clarkson plays a heightened version of herself and is approached to sing a jingle for a McDonalds commercial. She only agrees to it as long as they sex it up. Kelly wants a sexy image makeover. Lucky girl gets to bump and grind with hunky James Wolk as they sing the praises of hamburgers. It’s not the meat, but rather the motion, she wails. Best line of the clip is when Sarah Michelle Gellar horrifyingly exclaims that she’s about to see America’s sweetheart orgasm.
I have to say, I enjoyed Crazy Ones much more than I thought I would. I had no intention of sampling it until I saw Clarkson was on board. Within seconds I was hooked, I’m sure in part to David E. Kelly’s writing. After all, he was the man behind Ally McBeal and Private Practice. Check out Clarkson’s guest appearance below.