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‘Supergirl’ Casts Saturn Girl for Season 3
Saturn Girl is headed to National City for “Supergirl” Season 3.
Amy Jackson will play the latest hero headed to Earth. The role marks the U.S. debut of the Bollywood actress, who started her career as a model. This won’t be the first time Saturn Girl has appeared in a live-action DC series. Alexz Johnson played the character during the eighth season of “Smallville.”
Saturn Girl, a.k.a. Imra Ardeen, is a kind, strong-willed hero who uses her telekinetic powers to help those in need. She was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and arrives on Earth just in time to help Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) face one of her biggest threats.
The hero’s first appearance in a DC comic was in 1958’s “Adventure Comics” #247. In the comics, Saturn Girl is one of the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th and 31st centuries. She »
- Jacob Bryant
'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)
Matsoukas is developing the project as a series and will executive produce as well as direct the episodes. Teaming with her is James, who will write the script as well as executive produce, while Malcolm Spellman, a writer and co-executive producer on Empire, will be the showrunner and exec produce as well.
Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital »
- Borys Kit
Leslie Abramson Won’t Watch Edie Falco Play Her in NBC’s Menendez TV Movie
Leslie Abramson, the spitfire Los Angeles defense attorney who represented one of Erik Menendez in two sensational murder trials, says she will not watch Edie Falco portray her on NBC’s “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”
“Oh boy,” Abramson told TheWrap when asked about true-crime TV movie. “I have nothing to say. Absolutely nothing. Goodbye.”
Before she hung up, she was asked “Are you going to watch it?” “No,” she said.
NBC and Dick Wolf Productions are betting big on Falco’s performance. »
- Susan Seager
Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream
Well that didnt take long, at all.
The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.
Per THR. »
Ratings: Star Trek: Discovery's Special CBS Premiere Draws 8 Million Viewers
Pending adjustment due to NFL and thus 60 Minutes overrun, Star Trek: Discovery‘s special linear CBS showcase on Sunday night drew 8.2 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating in fast nationals.
Though exact numbers have not been made available, the new Trek also led CBS All Access — the exclusive home to the sci-fi drama’s second and all future episodes — to a record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day (eclipsing the previous mark fueled by this year’s Grammy Awards). That »
‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered
Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »
- Carli Velocci
Ed Sheeran, Migos to Perform on MTV’s ‘Trl’ Premiere
MTV announced today that the first guests on its “TRL” reboot will be British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos. The first installment of the revived show will air on Oct. 2.
“TRL” will air live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ETfrom MTV’s newly expanded Times Square studio. “TRL” is hosted by D.C. Young Fly along with the show’s “squad,” which includes Tamara Dhia, Amy Pham, Erik Zachary, Lawrence Jackson and content creators such as Liza Koshy and The Dolan Twins.
In rebooting the series, which was enormously popular in its initial 1998-2008 run, the network is making significant efforts to snare its young target audience. According to a press release, the show “will integrate linear, social and digital elements and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests.” Clips from the main show will be immediately distributed to social media, supplemented by original digital segments, short-form »
- Variety Staff
Harry Knowles Sex-Assault Allegations Prompt Staff Exodus at Ain't It Cool News
Several writers have resigned from the influential movie site Ain't It Cool News (AICN) after a woman came forward to accuse that site's 45-year-old founder, Harry Knowles, of having sexually assaulted her nearly two decades ago.
In a statement posted Monday to Twitter, Steve Prokopy, a Chicago-based writer who signs his reviews "Capone," called the choice to leave the site "a remarkably easy decision to make."
"I sincerely hope that the women impacted by any of these incidents have received all the support and strength they need to recover and heal," Prokopy said.
Eric Vespe, who wrote »
- Seth Abramovitch
TV Review: ‘Young Sheldon’ on CBS
“Young Sheldon” is earnestly trying to do two things at once: function as a mainstream family comedy, and fit into the realm of single-camera half hours, which tend to be a bit more character-driven than most shows on CBS. “Young Sheldon,” which depicts “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper as a precocious 9-year-old in East Texas, doesn’t quite gel in either arena in its initial outing. But the premise and a few performances are interesting enough to give the show some time to find its way.
Without question it was the right decision to avoid the multi-camera format with this project. The Sheldon that TV audiences have come to know over the course of 10 seasons of “The Big Bang Theory” can be a difficult person (which is partly the hook of both shows). Despite the fine work of Jim Parsons as the adult Sheldon, the physicist — given his genius Iq and his unwillingness to conform »
- Maureen Ryan
Bill O’Reilly Set To Return To Fox News As Guest On ‘Hannity’
Bill O’Reilly has been booked as a guest on Sean Hannity’s program on Tuesday. This marks his return to Fox News after he was let go in Apr after 21 years. O’Reilly joins a slate of guests for the week that includes tonight’s guest Steve Bannon as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday and radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday. O’Reilly has been on a tour promoting his novels about alternate history Killing England and discussing his exit from Fox. The outspoken… »
Why Ray Donovan is Still Must See TV
Liev Schreiber has never been better. Four years (plus season 5 now) into Ray Donovan, and he’s still giving us a reason to watch, the very same reasons we tuned in to the show back in 2013. The crime drama actually broke pilot viewership records for Showtime, and majority of that probably came from Schreiber’s celebrity pull. After the first few episodes, though, we quickly realize that the pull of Donovan comes from its ensemble. Ann Biderman, creator, writer, and producer, has given us a few good works to feast on. Her resume may be short, but it includes TV
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- Jennifer Borama
‘Megyn Kelly Today’ Premiere: Unremarkable Start Leaves Viewers Wondering What’s The Point of All This
NBC’s attempt to give the former Fox News host an extreme non-partisan makeover got off to a bumpy start earlier this year, as Kelly’s primetime newsmagazine “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” drew fire for lackluster chats with Vladimir Putin and Alex Jones, both controversial figures intent on undermining American democracy.
It was a lose-lose situation for Kelly, who has alienated both sides of the political aisle: The left, by years of race baiting on Fox News; the right, by disavowing those Fox years (ironically, just before racism became a cornerstone of the new presidential administration).
Kelly had a lot of baggage to unpack in her move to 30 Rock, which made Monday’s premiere of “Megyn Kelly Today »
- Michael Schneider
Is 2017 the Worst fall TV Season in Recent Memory?
I’ll be one of those that doesn’t just go out on a limb, I will Run out on that sucker with a weight vest strapped to my body and proclaim loud and proudly that critics’ jobs are simply Too Easy. I’m bouncing here critics, come on and apply the pressure if you want because as a creator and a writer I’m not going anywhere. That being said if you want to listen to what I have to say then keep reading, otherwise feel free to derail right here as I go ahead and offer at least a token defense of
Is 2017 the Worst fall TV Season in Recent Memory? »
NBC's The Brave Premiere: Grade It!
An elite Special Ops team launches a new mission Monday as NBC’s The Brave joins the fray of military dramas (CBS’ Seal Team, The CW’s Valor) debuting this season. Was the operation successful? We want to know what you thought, but first: a quick recap.
A good chunk of the series premiere involves meeting Capt. Adam Dalton (Under the Dome‘s Mike Vogel) and his team, a pre-existing group of elite military operatives: sniper “Jaz” Khan (played by Natacha Karam), combat medic “McG” McGuide (Noah Mills, 2 Broke Girls) and”Preach” Carter (Demetrius Grosse, Banshee) — as well as new »
Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did Young Sheldon Start With a Big Bang?
Monday night saw the debuts of four new shows -- a pair of CBS comedies (one of which is the highly-anticipated spin-off of The Big Bang Theory), an NBC military drama and an ABC medical drama.
Did Young Sheldon make you say "Bazinga?" Did Me, Myself & I have you feeling yourself? Did The Brave make
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- Liam Mathews
‘The Brave’ Review: What if NBC’s Dull Military Drama Actually Follows Through on Its Big Twist? — Spoilers
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “The Brave” Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot,” contains spoilers.]
“The Brave” may chronicle the actions of courageous men and women, but, as a series, it’s anything but. The pilot is a paint-by-numbers kidnap-and-rescue story with an unrealistically happy ending, and the military drama only approaches any kind of haunting authenticity with an ending as dark and terrifying as it is likely not to come true.
Beginning in Syria, the first episode picks up Dr. Kimberly Welles (Alix Wilton Regan) as she’s getting a ride home from her posting with Doctors Without Borders. But when her driver takes an alternate route and then abandons the car, gunmen descend on the car and take Kimberly by force.
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- Ben Travers
The Good Doctor Premiere: Grade It!
ABC’s The Good Doctor boasts an incredible pedigree, a killer cast and a provocative premise — but is it any, you know, any good?
From House creator David Shore, the rookie medical drama — which bowed Monday at 10/9c behind DWTS — stars Bates Motel leading man Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young pediatric surgeon and autistic savant who is about to join the staff of the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. And to say the hospital’s administration is resistant to his controversial hiring is a gargantuan understatement. Lucky for him, he’s got an ally and mentor »
Scorpion Season 4 Premiere Recap: You're As Cold As Ice — Plus: Grade It!
You could have given me a million guesses as to how Scorpion would open its fourth season, and it would take me at least 999,997 of those attempts to ask, “Does it kick off with a musical number?”
Lesson learned: Never doubt a procedural drama’s ability to shake things up a little.
Indeed, the CBS series returned for Season 4 on Monday night, picking up just a few hours after last May’s final scene, in which newly minted couple Walter and Paige finally got some privacy »
‘The X-Files’ Stars Gillian Anderson And David Duchovny Take A Knee While On Set
Who would have thought that Colin Kaepernick’s gesture of taking a knee would start a “woke” movement to protest injustice (and not the flag as many people think)? As we have seen, NFL, Mlb, and even tennis players have been taking a knee during the national anthem, but the gesture has also spread to the entertainment world. Gillian Anderson took a break from her paranormal activities on the set of The X-Files to post a pic of her and her co-star David Duchovny taking a… »
The Voice Season 13 Premiere: How Did Jennifer Hudson Do as Judge?
The Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar winner - who previous judged on The Voice UK - could not contain her excitement during part one of the blind auditions, which pit
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- Keisha Hatchett
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