Game of Thrones season 8 episode count not set, HBO “exploring” spinoff possibilities
This summer Game of Thrones will return for its seventh and penultimate season – consisting of just seven episodes – before showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff wrap things up with an eighth season of six episodes.
However, as yet, HBO is yet to officially renew the epic fantasy series for season eight – a decision that the cable network’s programming president Casey Bloys says is down to the fact that the actual episode count is yet to be determined.
“The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they want to do,” Bloys tells TV Line. “They’re still figuring it out because I think they’re trying to get a shape of the season. They always do what they think [will yield] the best version of the show. It’s all about how many they’re comfortable [with]. But I’ll always take more. If you’re afraid we’re not »
- Gary Collinson
Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings a New Song for ‘The West Wing’: ‘What’s Next?’
More than 10 years after President Bartlet left the White House, “The West Wing” continues to feel relevant — maybe now more than ever. On the eve of this Friday’s presidential inauguration, “Hamilton” creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a new song for the West Wing Weekly podcast named after one of the political drama’s most oft-repeated questions: “What’s Next?” Watch below.
“Ginger get the popcorn / The filibuster is in / I’m Toby Ziegler with the drop in / What kind of day has it been?” begins the track, which is accompanied by footage of the show. Created by Aaron Sorkin, “The West Wing” ran for seven seasons between 1999 and 2006 and took place in what increasingly seems like an alternate reality where our elected officials do their utmost to serve the American people rather than themselves. »
- Michael Nordine
‘Supernatural’ Reunion Staged on NBC’s ‘Timeless’ With Guest Star Misha Collins
Collins is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of the NBC action-adventure drama, which will air on Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. He will portray historical figure Eliot Ness.
In the episode, titled “Public Enemy No. 1,” when Flynn (Goran Višnjić) travels to 1931 Chicago to partner with history’s most infamous gangster, Al Capone (Cameron Gharaee), the central characters (played by Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter and Malcolm Barrett) follow him and ally with the only man who can bring Capone down, Eliot Ness (Collins), the leader of the famous Untouchables.
“When the Eliot Ness character first came up, I immediately thought of Misha, and I’m so thrilled to be working with him again,” said executive producer and co-creator Eric Kripke. “Misha brings his charisma, his talent — and frankly, all of his angelic qualities to the role.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
‘Sherlock’ Finale Leak: BBC Investigating Possible Connection to Russia’s Channel One
The fourth season of “Sherlock” officially aired its finale last night, but many saw a leaked version of the episode a day earlier — and some believe Russia’s state-run broadcaster could be involved. As the pirated version of the 90-minute episode apparently includes a brief advertisement for Channel One — the Russian channel in question, which airs “Sherlock” in the Motherland — the BBC has launched an investigation into the matter. Sounds like a case for, well, you know.
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Sue Vertue, a producer on the series, confirmed the leak on Twitter: “Russian version of #Sherlock Tfp has been illegally uploaded,” she wrote. “Please don’t share it. You’ve done so well keeping it spoiler free.” Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the eponymous detective in the show, with Martin Freeman as his sidekick Watson. “BBC Worldwide takes breaches of »
- Michael Nordine
‘Humans’ Creators Ink Overall Deal With AMC
AMC has signed an overall deal with Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, creators/executive producers of the network’s sci-fi drama Humans, a collaboration with Channel 4 in the UK. Humans was written by the British duo of Vincent and Brackley based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans. The English-language version debuted last summer on AMC and Channel 4. Season 2 just concluded its UK run and is slated to premiere in the U.S. on February 13. Human… »
‘The Great British Baking Show’ Returning To PBS
Season 4 of the BBC’s The Great British Baking Show will head to PBS on June 16, set to air Friday nights at 9 Pm Et. PBS made the announcement today during TCA in Pasadena, where it also said it has committed to a fifth season of the popular amateur baker competition series. The most recent season was the most viewed to date in the UK, where it is known as The Great British Bake-Off. "The British Baking Show has emerged as one of PBS' most popular programs, with the… »
Taboo: Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Hardy’s Show
So far 2017 has been an excellent year for British drama series, from the long-awaited return of Sherlock to the premier of a new and exciting historical series “Taboo” that aired on the FX Network January 10th. “Taboo” captures 1800s London is all its Dickensian bleakness—from slaughtered fowl being briskly plucked on the sidewalk to men stepping behind Public Houses to pee near the cooking pots. It’s a brilliantly raw story of greed and secrets, some so shocking that they really do the title justice. Featuring a stellar cast and authentic historical references, “Taboo” is a complex journey into human
- Virginia Repka-Franco
Lucifer: Old Flames and The long-awaited Deckerstar Kiss
I tweeted a few weeks ago (if I remember correctly) that Lucifer should come back more kick-butt than ever in January. What I didn’t expect is that they would take me up on my small request (in a manner of speaking). Tonight’s episode is nothing short of awesome, and I can’t wait to watch the two remaining episodes before the hiatus. The hour began right where the last episode left off. Lucifer and Detective Decker were having the make-up dinner and were about to kiss when a stewardess showed up. Stewardess interruptus indeed! Lucifer tried to explain to Detective Decker that
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Donald Trump Trying To De-legitimize CNN, Jake Tapper Tells Seth Meyers
Donald Trump was trying to get CNN to stop broadcasting its report about the heads-up Trump allegedly had gotten from the intelligence community, when he accused CNN’s Jim Acosta of working for a Fake News outfit at last week’s newser, CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake tapper told Seth Meyers on Late Night. “He was obviously trying to get us to stop focusing on the story and to discredit all of us,” Tapper said of Trump’s reax to CNN’s report intelligence met both… »
‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Corinne Dances With Backstreet Boys, Has Existential Meltdown
The last time we saw “Beard Hunk,” he revealed to the women that he and Liz had a one night stand at Jade and Tanner’s wedding. Drama! Then, nine months later she walked out of the limo, but since she hadn’t made enough of an attempt to contact him since their hookup and didn’t have convincing answers to his questions, he sent her home. Didn’t follow that? Great news: It does not matter at all.
Something that (unfortunately?) is more relevant to the rest of the episode: Corinne (and her trench coat, which probably should have been available to draft in “Bachelor” fantasy leagues).
That’s right — Corinne decides that, despite already having a rose, she will toss on a trench coat (and only a trench coat), grab a can to whipped cream and seduce Nick. “I definitely know how to turn on the sex charm,” she »
- Seth Kelley
Judd Apatow On Why He Won’t Do A Broadcast Show, ‘Freaks & Geeks’ Reboot
Judd Apatow did a couple of critically praised but short-lived broadcast series, including NBC’s Freaks & Geeks and Fox’s Undeclared, before he broke into features with hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. As his film career has flourished, he also has kept his toe in TV as executive producer of HBO’s Girls and the upcoming Crashing and co-creator/executive producer of Netflix’s Love. Would he ever consider doing another broadcast series? “I’m not… »
Lucifer Recap: Self-Worth the Wait
Fox’s Lucifer resumed Season 2 with an episode all about self-worth — spurred on in part by a staggering parade of the title character’s lovers from just the past eight weeks.
But hey, I’m just a writer, not the slut police.
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Setting things in motion was the interruption of Lucifer and Chloe’s moment-over-burgers by Jana, a stewardess anxious for rack up more miles with, apparently, the world’s most super-satisfying lover. (Pays to know everyone’s desires, eh!) After an irked Chloe excuses herself from the near-kiss and leaves, »
Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Motorcycles and Marital Tension
Monday’s New Celebrity Apprentice found the remaining contestants riding on bikes — and throwing each other under buses.
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And speaking of pointing fingers, can we all just agree that, while he wasn’t technically in the competition, David Charvet should have been fired in Kyle Richards‘ place? Watching him refuse to pose as Brooke Burke’s motorcycle passenger for the Kawasaki campaign — for fear of “having Arnold look at [him] like some kind of wimp” — confirmed all of my suspicions that the Burke-Charvets belong with Kyle on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. »
Gotham Review: “Ghosts” Are Haunting Everyone
Ladies and gentlemen, Gotham is back and rolling on all cylinders. They wasted no time at all in continuing the stories of “Mad City” that were left hanging at the break. “Ghosts” was an appropriate title, because seemingly every character was haunted by something they’d done, or their past in some way had come back to haunt them. This week on Gotham: Oswald gets a new campaign manager, but is being haunted by the ghost of his father, which causes some issues. Jim is being hunted by Zsaz, on orders from a broken Lee and a vengeful Falcone. Jim and Harvey investigate the death
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- Nick Hogan
Mom Sneak Peek: Chris Pratt Horses Around With Wife Anna Faris
A horse is a horse, of course, of course. Unless, of course, the horse is being piloted by the famous Mr. Chris Pratt.
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As you may’ve heard, Anna Faris‘ real-life hubby guest stars in this week’s Mom (Thursday, 9/8c on CBS) as Marjorie’s nephew Nick, a dashing horseback riding instructor who catches Christy’s eye — so much so that she decides to take a lesson with him.
As depicted in the exclusive video above, Christy makes a complete and utter jackass of herself. »
‘Tower’ Survivors Embrace Animation Approach, Director Keith Maitland Says – TCA
Keith Maitland says he had concerns when approaching survivors of the August 1966 mass shooting at the University of Texas about making his PBS documentary, Tower, as to how they would feel about being turned into “a cartoon.” “When you make the decision to call somebody out of the blue and say you want to talk to them about the worst thing that has happened to you and I’m going to turn it into a cartoon … you’re bound to ruffle some feathers or turn people off,” he… »
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