Seth MacFarlane To Create & Star In Fox Sci-Fi Dramedy Series For 2017-18 Season

EXCLUSIVE: Seth MacFarlane is set to topline his first live-action TV series. Fox has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to an hour-long, live-action comedic drama series created and executive produced by the Family Guy creator, who is also set to star. The series is slated for the 2017-2018 television season, with a pilot episode likely filmed in late 2016, and the rest of the episodes in spring 2017. 20th Century Fox TV, where MacFarlane has been under an…

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Broadway’s ‘Disaster!’ Closing: Tony Nominations Giveth and Taketh Away

The hasty closing notice put up by Broadway musical “Disaster!” in the wake of the 2016 Tony Awards nominations underscores the downside of awards-season hype: The hoopla of it all giveth, but it also taketh away. Now set to close May 8 — two months before its posted end date of July 3 — “Disaster!” didn’t… Read more »

Fat White Family, Dilly Dally & Roya played Baby’s and Le Poisson Rouge (pics from LPR)

photos by Gretchen Robinette

Fat White Family‘s tour with Dilly Dally bulldozed through NYC for two shows — May 2 at Baby’s All Right and May 3 at Le Poisson Rouge — both of which were with Brooklyn’s Roya

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Megyn Kelly to Interview Laverne Cox on Fox Primetime Special

Laverne Cox will be interviewed by Megyn Kelly’s on the Fox News anchor’s first primetime special “Megyn Kelly Presents,” the network announced Wednesday. Cox joins Donald Trump, Michael Douglas and O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Shapiro on the Fox Broadcasting special. The Emmy nominated actress is the first transgender woman to have a leading role in mainstream scripted… Read more »

Drake To Host SNL, Courtney Barnett To Perform

DrakeEveryone likes making fun of Drake. Even people who like Drake like making fun of Drake. People who like Drake might especially like making fun of Drake. And soon, we’ll learn whether Drake likes making fun of Drake. He’ll soon get a prime opportunity. On the 5/14 episode of Saturday Night Live, Drake will join … More »

Alan McGee Biopic in the Works From ‘Trainspotting’ Writer Irvine Welsh

A movie based on record executive Alan McGee is in the works with “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh writing the script. Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will handle worldwide sales on the feature film “Creation Stories,” starting next week at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on McGee’s autobiography, “The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and… Read more »

21st Century Fox Beats Expectations on Quarterly Revenue, Earnings

Powered in part by its introduction of a raunchy, R-rated superhero, 21st Century Fox reported better than expected quarterly earnings Wednesday. The media conglomerate’s 44-cents-a-share earnings topped analysts’ consensus estimate of 39 cents, but fell short of the 47 cents mark of last year. Revenues also exceeded estimates, hitting $7.23 billion, compared to a projected… Read more »