Thursday March 7, 2019

IFC has released a trailer for season 3 of Brockmire. The series returns April 3.

NBC has new episodes of Superstore and A.P. Bio tonight.

ABC premieres new seasons of Station 19 and For The People tonight as well.

Arrow’s 8th season will be its last.

I highly recommend watching Corporate on Comedy Central. I find myself referencing the show a lot.

CBS is taking the headline-making interview between Gayle King and singer R. Kelly into primetime. An expanded version of the interview that ran on Wednesday's CBS This Morning will air as a one-hour special at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8. The special will include unseen portions of the interview as well as King speaking to two women currently living with R. Kelly, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage. A portion of King's conversation with Clary and Savage will air on Thursday's CBS This Morning.”

R. Kelly was taken back into custody yesterday.

And now his two girlfriends are defending him? This story gets weirder by the day.

Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The Sinner has officially been picked up for a third season, with Matt Bomer set to join the show starring opposite series lead Bill Pullman. The third season follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career. Bomer will play Jamie, an upstanding Dorchester resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of an accident. The role marks a homecoming for Bomer, who received one of the breakout roles of his career when he starred in the USA series White Collar for six seasons beginning in 2009.”

Amazon has released the official trailer for its adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s book Good Omens.

Casey Wilson will not be getting Botox again any time soon.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Captain Marvel is returning to television.

“Oscar winner Brie Larson has signed on to star in and produce an untitled CIA drama for Apple, which has picked up the project straight to series following a multiple-outlet bidding war.

“The drama is based on the real-life experiences of CIA undercover operative Amaryllis Fox and her upcoming memoir Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA. The series is described as a provocative and contemporary look at a young woman’s journey in the CIA, told through the prism of her closest relationships. The book, from publishers Knopf, is due out Oct. 15.

“The project hails from Michael Ellenberg's studio Media Res, which is also behind Apple's Reese Witherspoon/Jennifer Aniston morning news show. Lynette Howell Taylor (A Star Is Born) will executive produce via her 51 Entertainment banner. Ellenberg will also exec produce alongside Larson. The trio teamed to acquire the book and Fox's life rights through Media Res. Megan Martin (Animal Kingdom) is in final negotiations to pen the script and exec produce alongside 51 Entertainment's Samantha Housman. Dani Gorin will co-exec produce for Media Res. Fox will produce and provide additional background information for the series.

“The series order arrives as Larson is earning strong buzz for her leading role in Marvel's Captain Marvel, which is expected to dominate the box office this weekend with an estimated opening pegged at $150 million. It is the first Marvel movie built around a female superhero.

“The Apple drama marks a return to television for the Oscar winner (Room), who previously starred on Showtime's Diablo Cody dramedy United States of Tara and the WB Network comedy Raising Dad.

“Larson becomes the latest star player to land at Apple, which is expected to unveil how — and when — its video programming will be released at an event later this month. Apple's roster also features TV series starring the likes of Marvel grad Chris Evans, Hailee Steinfeld, Grammy winner Sarah Bareilles, Jennifer Garner, NBA All-Star Kevin Durant and producers including J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan and Damien Chazelle, among others.”

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From EW: “The Mad About You revival has found a home. The Sony-produced comedy that will reunite Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt has been picked up by Spectrum Originals, Charter Communications’ premium content platform that’s available by subscription.

“Peter Tolan will serve as the showrunner, and Hunt will direct the first episode of the revival that’s being called a limited series for now. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser, will serve as an executive consultant for the series that will launch in late 2019.

“‘We are so excited to finally be doing this and thrilled to have Peter Tolan as our fearless captain,’ according to a joint statement released by Reiser and Hunt. ‘We promise you the same funny and heartwarming show – as soon as we can remember what’s funny about being older. It’s going to be great!’

“‘We are beyond thrilled to team up with Sony Pictures Television to give Mad About You an exclusive home at Spectrum Originals,’ added Original Content head Katherine Pope in a statement. ‘Two decades ago, fans fell in love with this show, and this time will be no different as Paul, Helen and Peter explore modern marriage through the eyes of two people who have just become empty-nesters. We can’t wait for everyone to fall in love with the Buchmans all over again.”’

Negotiations to revive the series, which aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999, began in 2018. The sitcom focused on the marriage between a documentary filmmaker (Reiser) and a PR specialist (Hunt). Hunt won four Emmys for playing Jamie Buchman.

Spectrum Originals will launch this year with the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama L.A.’s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Other series in the works include the street race drama Curfew and a show called Manhunt. 

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Per Deadline, “HBO has picked up to series Run, its romantic comedic thriller pilot starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever, from Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones. Waller-Bridge has a recurring role in the project, which hails from Entertainment One, Jones and Waller-Bridge’s DryWrite and Wigwam Films.

“While the series order had been in the works for awhile, the official pickup makes it the first formal green light at the premium cable network since the big WarnerMedia reorganization was announced earlier this week.

“Written by Jones, Run centers on Ruby (Wever), a woman living a humdrum existence who one day gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame (Gleeson).

“Entertainment One, which was behind HBO’s Sharp Objects, produces for HBO, with Jones and Waller-Bridge set to executive produce via DryWrite, and Emily Leo for Wigwam. Kate Dennis directed the pilot and executive produces.

“This marks the latest 2018 HBO pilot to get to series, joining Mrs. Fletcher, Euphoria and The Righteous Gemstones as all of the network’s recent pilots have landed series orders. HBO’s remaining pilot, Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5, is currently casting.

“This marks the fourth series for Waller-Bridge, with three currently on the air as Run joins hits Fleabag and Killing Eve.

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Per TheWrap, “Last month, Amazon’s Prime Video started teasing fans by posting a blank map of Middle-earth via its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series’ brand new Twitter account.

“On Thursday, that map — which has slowly been populated with more and more locations and information over the past few weeks — confirmed when Prime Video’s small-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work takes place: the Second Age.

“‘One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. #LOTRonPrime,’ the account tweeted this morning, before sending out one tweet to rule them all: a link to a new version of the map, accompanied by this simple message, ‘Welcome to the Second Age.’

“We promise you now if you scour this iteration of Middle-earth, you will see it is in fact the Second Age we’re working with. And if you are one of the fans who was hoping the series would focus on a young Aragorn — played by Viggo Mortensen in the Peter Jackson films — our condolences.

“Details about Amazon’s LOTR series — which was first announced in November 2017 and is being developed by “Star Trek 4” duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay — are still scarce, with this being the first major revelation fans have received.

“Previously, we had known the show was set Middle-earth and will explore stories that precede the events of Tolkein’s The Fellowship of the Ring — we just didn’t know by how much it would precede them.

“Amazon Studios has a multi-season commitment for the series, and the deal also includes a potential spinoff series.

“The new LOTR series will be produced in cooperation with the Tolkein Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

“See the tweet [here] and explore the map here.”