‘Wayward Pines’ Season 2 Review: M. Night Shyamalan Series Should Have Quit While It Was Ahead

As this year’s upfronts have displayed, it is often hard for broadcasters to resist salvaging past successes, adding a coat of reboot paint, and pushing it out on the schedule in hopes of similar ratings results. It’s hard, but, as the second season of the dystopian Wayward Pines reveals, sometimes it is really best to resist that tendency and, in this case, let a limited event remain just that.
Debuting on May 25 on Fox and taking over Empire‘s slot, the 10-episode…

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‘Paramour’ Lands On 42nd Street, One Small Step For Broadway, One Giant Leap For Cirque Du Soleil, Inc. – Review

The lovestruck heart doesn’t merely leap in Paramour. It flips, flies, frolics, flits, flounces, trips to the moon on gossamer wings, beats like a boogie and jumps like a bean — everything exactly as one should expect from romance as filtered through the prism of Cirque du Soleil. Officially starting the 1016-2017 season, this is the show with which the Montreal-based global franchise plants its standard on Broadway, promising — and, in spades, delivering — a mashup of 42n…

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‘Weiner’ is the most excitingly relevant documentary since ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’

“Weiner,” the juicy, exciting, and revelatory new documentary about Anthony Weiner’s 2013 campaign for mayor of New York City in the wake of the scandal that torpedoed his political career, is the story of an addiction — but not the one that you think. Okay, it’s about that addiction too: the one that drove Weiner,… Read more »

TV News Roundup: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Returning to Host CMAs

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are set to return to host the 50th annual CMAs. Plus, “Dating Naked” has a premiere date for its new season, in today’s TV news roundup . . . AWARD SHOWS Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the 50th annual Country Music Awards on November 2. The… Read more »

‘Grey’s Star Ellen Pompeo Signs With CAA

CAA has signed Ellen Pompeo. This marks the Grey’s Anatomy star’s return to CAA where she was a client for more than a decade before moving to WME three years ago.
Pompeo recently wrapped Season 12 of Shonda Rhimes’ ABC medical drama, which has been enjoying a creative and ratings resurgence with Pompeo as the sole lead. In its 12th season, Grey’s is ABC’s highest-rated show in key demographics and ranks among television’s top five dramas. Pompeo, who has shared in…

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Disney CEO Slams Bernie Sanders After Worker Pay Remarks

Disney CEO Bob Iger slammed Bernie Sanders in a private Facebook post, after the presidential contender attacked the Walt Disney Company over worker pay during his Anaheim rally on Tuesday. Iger defended his company in the Facebook message and criticized Sanders for not personally contributing to the job market. “To Bernie Sanders: We created 11,000 new jobs at Disneyland in… Read more »

Dominic Bogart Storming ‘The Glass Castle’; Gregg Sulkin Joins Magical App Pic; ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Courts James Mackay

Dominic Bogart (I Am Not a Hipster) is in negotiations to join The Glass Castle, a drama starring Brie Larson as a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. Her mother (Naomi Watts), an eccentric artist, and alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) to try to stir their children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Bogart will play Robbie; no character details were announced. Destin Cretten is directing The Glass Castle

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Ratings: Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of NYC,’ ‘Southern Charm’ Picking Up Steam

Despite going up against some high-profile season finales on the broadcast networks, Bravo’s slate of reality programs had a great week on the ratings front, including a series high for “Southern Charm” and some season bests for “Real Housewives of New York City.” According to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates, “The Real Housewives of New York… Read more »

CBS Re-Piloting Comedy ‘Superior Donuts’ with Midseason Plans; ‘Furst Born’ Also Still Alive

CBS is giving another go at “Superior Donuts.” Variety has learned the network is officially re-piloting the comedy, which is based on the play of the same name. “Superior Donuts” is expected to shoot again this summer, eyeing a potential midseason debut. Rising star Jermaine Fowler leads the multi-camera sitcom and also serves as an exec… Read more »