Did anyone tell you that the ’90s are back? Well, in the new Tina Fey-produced Peacock comedy Girls5eva, they’re back and they’re here to stay. Girls5eva stars Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, and Renée Elise Goldsberry as members of a ’90s girl group who decide to stage a comeback — when they’re all in their 40s. Watch the Girls5eva trailer below.
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UPDATE: Saturday Night Live veteran and A.P. Bio co-star Paula Pell has also been added to the series. We’ve added details of her role in our original story from October 5 below.
If you haven’t been compelled to sign up for Peacock yet, their line-up of original programming might change your mind. Along with the upcoming revival of Saved by the Bell and the anticipated return of MacGruber, we’re also getting a new series from 30 Rock creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, as well as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt writer and producer Meredith Scardino. The series is called Girls5eva, and the cast of female leads is pretty enticing.
When Girls5eva was announced back in August, it already had Grammy winner, Emmy nominee and Broadway star Sara Bareilles attached, along with Tony-winning Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry. Now the series has added Cougar Town and Vice Principals star Busy Philipps and comedian Paula Pell to the mix. Read More »
J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles may not seem like a likely creative combination, but that’s exactly what’s happened with Little Voice. The upcoming Apple TV+ series hails from Abrams, Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson, and is described as “a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York” featuring original music from Sara Bareilles. The first Little Voice trailer can be seen below.
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Apple continues to cultivate an impressive list of actors and filmmakers for their upcoming streaming service. J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles are the latest names to sign on – the pair will collaborate on a half-hour musical comedy series Little Voice.
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For those who haven’t heard, last weekend saw The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California host an event called The Little Mermaid Live. The event rounded up some impressive singing talent from film and television along with a 71-piece orchestra to perform the Alan Menken‘s iconic music from Disney’s animated classic. Thankfully, since nearly everyone has a camera in their pocket now, we get to see some of the highlights from the show.
Renditions of The Little Mermaid songs from the show featured pop singer Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) as Ursula, Darren Criss (Glee) as Prince Eric, Titus Burgess (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) as Sebastian, and John Stamos as the frighteningly enthusiastic chef Louie. Plus, there was a special guest that fans of the original movie absolutely went crazy for. Find out who it was, and watch some of The Little Mermaid Live videos after the jump. Read More »