‘NCIS’ Showrunner Gary Glasberg Dies at 50

Gary Glasberg, the longtime showrunner of CBS’ “NCIS” and creator of spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans,” has died. He was 50. Glasberg died Wednesday in Los Angeles, CBS confirmed. The cause of death was not disclosed. The New York City native began his career writing comic books and working on animated series for Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros.,… Read more »

Roy Orbison Biopic In Works; Ray Gideon & Bruce Evans To Write Script

EXCLUSIVE: The estate of iconic singer Roy Orbison has pledged its cooperation in The Big O: Roy Orbison, setting up what will be the first estate authorized movie biopic. Ray Gideon & Bruce Evans have been set to write the script. It will be a family affair: Marty Katz will produce with Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison Jr, and Wesley Orbison will be exec producer along with Chuck Fleckenstein and Ron Moore. Those are the surviving children of the singer, whose Roy’s Boys LLC…

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‘The Italian Job’ Drama Series Inspired By Movies Set At NBC From Paramount TV

NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to The Italian Job, a drama series inspired by the classic 1969 film and its 2003 remake. The project hails from Paramount TV, whose sister movie studio was behind the original British caper starring Michael Caine and the hit 2003 film toplined by Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron.
Written/executive produced by Rob Weiss (HBO’s Entourage, Ballers) and Benjamin Brand (IFC’s Bollywood Hero) and executive produced by the 2003…

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Dan Harmon, Jenny Slate, ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Added to 2016 New York Comedy Festival

Dan Harmon, the creator of “Community” and co-creator of animated series “Rick and Morty,” has been added to the slate of the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, as have Jenny Slate, Jay Pharoah, and a panel on Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” among other additions. Harmon will appear in “Harmontown Live with Dan Harmon,” while Slate, Max… Read more »

Alec Baldwin Is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ New Donald Trump

The Oct. 1 season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” will see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump going toe-to-toe once again — with a familiar face playing the Republican presidential nominee. Alec Baldwin will be playing Trump in what will likely be a parody of the nominees’ recent presidential debate, as shown in a new promo… Read more »

‘Lost In Space’: Molly Parker To Star In Netflix Series Remake

House of CardsMolly Parker is set as the female lead opposite Toby Stephens in Lost in Space, Netflix‘s remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV.
Slated for a 2018 premiere, the new Lost in Space takes its cues from the original series, revolving around the Robinson family, who is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new…

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‘Denial’ Review: Rachel Weisz Stars In Powerful True Story Of Demagogue’s Libel Trial That Has Eerie Echoes Of Trump

Although the libel trial brought by British Holocaust denier David Irving against the American academic Deborah Lipstadt happened nearly 20 years ago, it simply could not be more pertinent today. With the level of discourse about various attacks on the truth and a certain current presidential campaign that had its beginnings on a lie and the birther movement, the issues brought up in the incredibly powerful and fascinating new drama Denial not only make this movie vital…

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