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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sutton Foster Breaks Down the Love Triangle and Surprise Ending of ‘Younger’ Series Finale by Elizabeth Wagmeister

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the series finale of “Younger,” streaming now on Paramount Plus and Hulu. Team Charles or Team Josh? After seven seasons, “Younge…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:05AM
Friday, June 4, 2021

Sutton Foster Didn’t Feel Comfortable Continuing With ‘The Music Man’ Unless Scott Rudin Left Broadway Musical (EXCLUSIVE) by Elizabeth Wagmeister

In a new interview with Variety, Tony-winning star Sutton Foster says she did not feel comfortable continuing with her role in the Broadway musical “The Music Man,” if disgraced producer…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:20PM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Scott Rudin Accuser Believes He Was Targeted After Coming Forward: ‘There Is a Cost to Speaking the Truth’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Last month, producer Andrew Coles spoke out against Scott Rudin, bringing to light disturbing allegations of workplace abuse. Once a development executive for Scott Rudin Productions, Coles,…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:08AM
Monday, April 26, 2021

Chandra Wilson on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Nursing Home COVID-19 Storyline, Patrick Dempsey’s Return and Meredith’s Future  by Elizabeth Wagmeister

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Dec. 10 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” As one of the last remaining original cast members on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Chandra W…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:38PM

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Showrunner Confirms Patrick Dempsey Will Be Back — Again! — and Teases Show’s Future by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Grey’s Anatomy” has been tackling coronavirus for the entirety of Season 17, and although the pandemic has inspired intense storytelling that mirrors the real state of the world, the …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:38PM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

‘Younger’ Team Teases the Most ‘Mature’ and ‘Unexpected’ Season Yet by Elizabeth Wagmeister

When “Younger” debuted in 2015, the show was built on a lie. The female protagonist, Liza Miller, played by the Tony Award-winning Sutton Foster, is a 40-year-old divorcee who poses as a…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:09PM
Friday, April 9, 2021

‘Younger’ Spinoff Starring Hilary Duff Would Be Like the Female ‘Entourage,’ Creator Says by Elizabeth Wagmeister

The final season of “Younger” premieres April 15, but it’s not necessarily the absolute end for one of its beloved characters. As Variety previously reported, ahead of the seventh and …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:17PM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Harvey Weinstein Appeal Slammed by Survivors’ Attorneys: ‘The Jury Has Spoken’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

More than a full year after Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault, lawyers for the disgraced former Hollywood honcho — who is currently serving 23 years in New York pri…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:16PM
Friday, April 2, 2021

Armie Hammer Departs Broadway Play ‘The Minutes’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

While Broadway remains closed, so does the door on Armie Hammer’s career. In light of an LAPD investigation and sexual assault allegations — which Hammer strongly denies — the actor ha…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:06PM
Monday, February 1, 2021

The Creative Collective NYC Announces Second Annual Creative Class, Celebrating Black Culture-Shifters by Elizabeth Wagmeister

The Creative Collective NYC — the community behind the CultureCon conference — has announced their second annual Creative Class of 2021, which honors Black leaders across various industr…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:05PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Disney Renews ‘That’s So Raven’ Spinoff for Season 2 by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Raven is coming back home to Disney Channel for a second season of “Raven’s Home,” the spinoff of “That’s So Raven,” Variety has learned. Disney has rene…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Friday, August 4, 2017

Disney Channel Reviving ’90s Camp Series ‘Bug Juice’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Disney Channel is bringing back the ’90s camp series “Bug Juice,” Variety has learned. “Bug Juice,” which aired for three seasons from 1998 through 2001, follo…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:02PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017

NBC Renews John Lithgow’s Comedy ‘Trail & Error’ for Season 2 by Elizabeth Wagmeister

NBC has renewed freshman comedy “Trial & Error” for a 10-episode second season, Variety has learned. Though the show, which stars John Lithgow, has not been a ratings hit, …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:00PM
Friday, May 12, 2017

‘Rent’ Selected as Fox’s Next Live Musical by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Rent” is heading to television. The award-winning musical is being adapted as Fox’s next live production, Variety has learned. Fox’s show comes as the musical celeb…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:31PM

Is ‘Will & Grace’ Revival a Musical Series? (Watch) by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Will & Grace” is back — but will the revival be a musical?   NBC released the first footage from the upcoming revival series on Friday, and in the blink-and-you&#…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:21PM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical by Elizabeth Wagmeister

NBC has selected “Jesus Christ Superstar” as the next live musical to head to the network, Variety has learned. The show follows in the footsteps of NBC’s successful run o…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:46PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants 2’ Gets Mega-Premiere Across Five Networks by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Descendants 2” — the sequel to the hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants” — is getting a massive boost for its summer premiere with a simultaneo…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:00AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Developing Musical Event Series at Fox About Harlem’s Cotton Club by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Fox is developing an event series about the Cotton Club, the hottest club in Harlem in the roaring ‘20s, Variety has learned. Titled “Cotton Club,” the sexy, soapy music serie…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:33PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NBC Orders High School Drama Pilot From Jason Katims, ‘Hamilton’ Producer by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Jason Katims is back in business with NBC. The “Parenthood” creator has landed a pilot order for “Drama High,” an hourlong series about the drama department at a work…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:30PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ABC Picks Up Two Comedy Pilots From Zach Braff, ‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs by Elizabeth Wagmeister

ABC is continuing its pilot season momentum, picking up another two pilots, Variety has learned. The network that has already picked up eight pilots has now ordered projects from Zach Braff …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:31PM
Sunday, January 22, 2017

John Legend Responds to Paparazzi ‘Monkey’ Attack: ‘Dehumanization Has Always Been a Method of Racism’ (Watch) by Elizabeth Wagmeister

John Legend has never been one to stand down. Earlier this week, the Grammy and Oscar-winning musician experienced racially charged harassment by a paparazzi when he was with his wife, Chri…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:53PM
Friday, January 13, 2017

‘Hidden Figures’ Screenwriter & Scooter Braun Teaming Up For Scripted E! Musical Series (EXCLUSIVE) by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder is working on her next project, following the release of her Golden Globe-nominated film. Schroeder has sold a scripted drama to …

SOURCE: Variety at 02:00PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

‘Girl Meets World’ Canceled: Disney Channel’s ‘Boy Meets World’ Spinoff Won’t Return for Season 4 by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Girl Meets World” has been cancelled after three seasons. The Disney Channel series, which is a spinoff of the hugely popular ’90s sitcom “Boy Meets World,” st…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:47PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Disney Channel Renews ‘Bizaardvark’ for Season 2 by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Disney Channel has renewed “Bizaardvark” for a second season, Variety has learned. The comedy series about teen vloggers follows the everyday lives of best friends Paige and Fr…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:00PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Disney Channel Casts Social Media Influencers as TV Embraces Digitally Native Stars by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Life is imitating art on the Disney Channel. “Bizaardvark,” which premiered on the kids’ cabler earlier this year, is a tween sitcom about two young girls who make videos f…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:23PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Zendaya’s Disney Channel Show ‘K.C. Undercover’ Renewed for Season 3 (EXCLUSIVE) by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Disney Channel has renewed Zendaya’s “K.C. Undercover” for a third season, Variety has learned exclusively. The spy comedy stars Zendaya as K.C. Cooper, a high school math…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Raven-Symoné to Exit ‘The View’ for Disney Channel’s ‘That’s So Raven’ Spinoff by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Another host is set to depart “The View.” Raven-Symoné is leaving the ABC daytime talkshow by year’s end to develop a spinoff of her comedy series “That’s So …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lady Gaga Headlining 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show by Elizabeth Wagmeister

It’s official: Lady Gaga will headline the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. The superstar tweeted the news Thursday evening. Giving a nod to her latest single “Perfect Illusion,…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:18PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Musical Mystery Series ‘The Lodge’ to Be Distributed Globally by Disney Channel by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Disney Channel has commissioned “The Lodge,” a serialized music-filled mystery drama that is based on Disney Channel Israel’s series “North Star,” Variety has …

SOURCE: Variety at 11:30AM
Friday, August 19, 2016

Watch: NBC Releases First Trailer for ‘Hairspray Live!’ by Elizabeth Wagmeister

“Hairspray Live!” doesn’t debut until this December, but the first footage is already here. “Hairspray Live!” features newcomer Maddie Baillio in the star-makin…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:59PM
Monday, August 15, 2016

Jill Soloway Developing Musical Comedy Series at Amazon with ‘Transparent’ Writer by Elizabeth Wagmeister

Amazon is furthering the relationship with one of their most proven hit-makers, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway. Soloway, along with former “Transparent” scribe E…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:08PM

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