‘The Carmichael Show’ Ends Season Quietly On Low-Rated Holiday Sunday

Airing on a low-trafficked Memorial Day weekend Sunday, the Season 2 finale of NBC’s recently renewed The Carmichael Show drew a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals. That was down a tenth from last week for a series low.
From 9-11 PM, NBC kicked off the new season of American Ninja Warrior with an all-star special, which posted a 0.9, growing each half-hour and ranking as the highest-rated non-sports program of the night.
Fox set the pace with its coverage…

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Vivendi on Track to Poach French Mobile Game Company Gameloft, Ubisoft’s Sister Banner

PARIS — Vivendi is on track to win its hostile bid to take over the French mobile game company Gameloft, the sister-banner of “Assassin’s Creed” maker Ubisoft. Vivendi has indeed garnered the support of the majority of Gameloft’s shareholders, namely Amber Capital and CIC, after making a bid at 8 Euros per share on Friday…. Read more »

It’s officially official! The Rock will be Shane Black’s DOC SAVAGE!

Dwayne Johnson will be playing The Man of Bronze after Shane Black finishes up his Predator reboot. Doc Savage was the template for the modern superhero and was the main inspiration for Superman.

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Dwayne Johnson has been teasing us for quite some time about his flirtations with Shane Black’s adaptation of pulp hero Doc Savage, but now he’s taken the extra step. He’s put a ring on it, so to speak, and has announced he’s officially onboard to play The Man of Bronze for the first time in live action since the cheeseball 1975 feature starring Ron Ely.
Word is that Black is setting this up to be his next feature immediately after he’s done with his Predator reboot and I couldn’t be happier about this match of filmmaker and material. Black has shown time and again that he’s a master at attacking pulpy material and with someone like The Rock in the lead this thing is going to be overloaded with charm and charisma.
When Johnson announced the news he also did a bit of a history lesson and break down of the character, which already proves that these guys know their shit and are attacking Doc Savage from teh right angle.
Here’s Mr. The Rock, the busiest man in show business, to tell you why he’s so psyched about this:
 

 
It’s OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world’s first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the “Man of Bronze” himself Clark “Doc” Savage. Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry for flying in from LA and sitting with me and our @sevenbucksprod’s producer @hhgarcia41 on this Memorial Day weekend

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Dwayne Johnson To Play ‘Doc Savage’ For Director Shane Black

How did Dwayne Johnson spend this Memorial Day weekend? In a huddle with Shane Black and his writing team and producers “to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project.” The project is Doc Savage, a big-screen adaptation of the 1930s and 40s pulp novel hero aka The Man of Bronze. Johnson confirmed his attachment on his Instagram account, saying, “It’s OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world’s first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the…

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NBC Gets Early Indication ‘Maya & Marty’ Can Top ‘Best Time Ever’

Premiering May 31, NBC’s new variety series “Maya & Marty” is hoping to ride the momentum of a big week on Facebook. The series uploaded a video of fan-favorite Maya Rudolph moments, generating 26,000 reactions, shares and comments, alongside more than 2 million views.The upcoming variety show nearly triples what NBC’s last variety show, “Best… Read more »

Dwayne Johnson Confirmed for ‘Doc Savage’

Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the Sony Pictures adaptation of “Doc Savage.” Shane Black is directing the pic from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Black made it clear while promoting his film “The Nice Guys” that he wanted Johnson for “Doc Savage” and Johnson made it official on… Read more »