• Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:55:23 +0000
    One week into the 2016-17 season, CBS’ freshmen are at the head of the fall class. With “Bull” and “Kevin Can Wait,” the broadcast network premiered the top drama in total viewers and the top comedy in viewers and 18-49 ratings last week in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers. The former drew a 2.6 rating among... Read more »
  • Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:55:13 +0000
    This first presidential debate may turn out to be the be-all-and-end-all of this campaign, but lost in the breathless anticipation is that it’s also unique: Hillary Clinton, the first female major party presidential nominee on the general election debate stage, will face Donald Trump, seeking to be the first person elected to the White House with no record... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:46:52 +0000
    STX president of marketing Jack Pan will be leaving the company to attend to a family matter. Eddie Egan will step in as interim head of the department. An STX spokesperson said, “Jack informed us that he will be leaving the company to devote more time helping care for his family. He has been a... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:32:19 +0000
    In today’s TV news roundup, CBS casts Alan Cumming in a new potential series “Dr. Death,” A&E Network renews “Born This Way” and Vice President Joe Biden will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”  DEVELOPMENT: “The Good Wife” alum Alan Cumming has been cast in CBS crime drama “Dr. Death,” Deadline reports. The Emmy-nominated actor will play a... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:12:00 +0000
    Funny or Die is teaming with Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate for a comedy voter registration tour, starting on Thursday at East Los Angeles College. The “Jokes for Votes” tour will feature a rotating group of comics, including Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Demetri Martin, Baron Vaughn, James Adomian, Kate Berlant, and Taylor Tomlinson. “We can’t... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:51:25 +0000
    Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to acquire Dick Clark Productions, home of the Golden Globe Awards and other TV kudocast franchises, a representative confirmed on Monday. “Dick Clark Productions and Beijing Wanda Culture Industry Group Co., Ltd., have agreed to enter into exclusive talks with the shared goal of finalizing a mutually... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:18:02 +0000
    Ed Oxenbould has landed the role of Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan’s son in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, “Wildlife,” sources tell Variety. Based on the Richard Ford novel, the film follows a boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man. The movie is produced by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks for June Pictures,... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:38:50 +0000
    This Wednesday’s “Modern Family” will include an openly transgender child actor. In the upcoming episode — entitled “A Stereotypical Day” — parents Cameron “Cam” (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) permit their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) to have her transgender friend Tom over for a play-date. Both parents are filled with pride that they have done well in raising... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:30:13 +0000
    Join us tonight for live video coverage of the U.S. presidential debate beginning at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. Variety’s political reporter Ted Johnson will provide live analysis of the much-anticipated showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a special “pre-game” segment on Variety.com, followed by our live post-debate coverage. Johnson, host of Sirius... Read more »
  • Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:54:23 +0000
    It looks like Broadway’s fall season has officially begun, with four plays starting previews last week and one of them — “The Front Page” — leaping into the Top 10 at the Broadway box office. “Front Page” ($921,998 for six previews) posted newsworthy numbers, raking in an average of more than $150,000 per performance, thanks to the combined appeal... Read more »
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