Way back in 2012, Steven Spielberg brought the musical series Smash to NBC. The series followed the production of a hopeful Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe and all the drama that comes from putting a show together. On top of that, there’s also the melodrama from the lives of everyone working on it, from the actors and actresses vying for parts, to the producers behind the scenes, and the writers who created it . Now the show is about to get a little meta, because Spielberg is turning the series into a Broadway musical. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- CBS has renewed – and canceled – several shows.
- Kevin Smith gives an update on his Masters of the Universe series.
- Ricky Gervais’ After Life gets a third season at Netflix.
- Watch a trailer for Yellowstone season 3.
- Peacock signs a deal with Apple.
- History has canceled Project Blue Book and Knightfall.
- Hey, remember Quibi? They’re still around, and still picking up new shows!
- Fuller House is ending. Let us all bow our heads.
- Room 104 is ending with season 4.
- The Smash cast is reuniting to stream Bombshell In Concert.
- Get a first look at the One Day at a Time animated special.
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In the next couple years, Steven Spielberg is hoping to get a remake of the classic musical West Wide Story off the ground. But let’s not forget that the filmmaker already dabbled in the Broadway world as an executive producer on the musical drama series Smash, a series that far too many people slept on, resulting in the show only getting only two seasons. Thankfully, it looks like Smash might have a new lease on life, albeit in a different medium.
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt recently discussed the short-lived musical series, and he talked about how he keeps hearing how much people love Smash, even more than he did when the series was still airing between 2012 and 2013. In fact, it might be the impetus for a Smash revival, not on TV, but on stage. Read More »
Casting, spoilers and some first looks abound in this edition of TV Bits. After the jump check out the following:
- Is Jimmy Fallon the lead contender to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
- Some potential spoilers for Homeland season 3 have been teased.
- Star of The OC Adam Brody joins the cast of House of Lies.
- History is developing a Hatfields and McCoys reality show.
- When do your favorite Fox shows like Glee, The Mindy Project and New Girl return?
- NBC orders new episodes of Whitney.
- The classic tale of Zorro is getting a modern reimagining on USA called Z.
- The stars of Dexter tease some possibly season 8 scenarios.
- A first look at the second season stars of Smash.
- Bernard from Lost, Sam Anderson, joins the next season of Justified.
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This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.
But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of the big surprises.
The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
Norman and Norma Bates’ twisted relationship is the stuff of cinematic legend, but apparently things weren’t always so weird between them. In fact, the first photo from Bates Motel has them looking downright relaxed together. Also after the jump:
- Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky will be an FBI trainee on Hannibal
- The Wire‘s Chad Coleman is The Walking Dead‘s Tyreese
- ABC’s The Mindy Project makes a few casting changes
- Hugh Laurie will be the pirate Blackbeard on Crossbones
- Mark Wahlberg and Fox are developing a pot comedy
- The poster for Revolution‘s fall finale teases a big battle
- Hate-watch the first trailer for Season 2 of NBC’s Smash
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Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
Hit the jump for a mixed bag of small screen odds and ends, including:
- See more pics of Mad Mikkelsen in Hannibal
- NBC announces some other midseason premieres
- Sandy has not delayed Louis CK‘s SNL appearance
- Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Renner will host SNL
- The Gallaghers are Shameless as ever in the new teaser
- Did you know Ben Affleck almost directed Homeland?
- Now Nicholas Sparks is getting into the TV game
- FX’s Wilfred gets renewed, switches showrunners
- FNL‘s Peter Berg is developing a Greek god drama
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Controversy, casting and consensual exits are all in this edition of TV Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- See a photo of how the George W. Bush head from Game of Thrones was fixed.
- Rocker Marilyn Manson joins Showtime’s Californification.
- Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will have an arc on the Broadway drama Smash.
- Fanboys director Kyle Newman will join wife Jaime King to voice a character on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Steve Carell told the Los Angeles Times why Michael Scott won’t return to The Office.
- Elizabeth Moss suggests a possible spoiler about her Mad Men character.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
If you’re still scratching your head over that ambiguous Lost finale two years later… well, this new interview with Damon Lindelof probably won’t change that. But if you’re one of the many fans who wondered just what in the hell Lindelof and Carlton Cuse thought they were doing, you’ll want to watch the video after the jump. Also after the break:
- A new preview for Season 3 of The Walking Dead
- Cast members leaving Smash and Fringe
- Former Luck star Jason Gedrick boards Dexter
- American Horror Story Season 2 setting revealed
- HBO unveils a new poster for Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom
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Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
In today’s TV Bits, Uma Thurman puts on her dancing shoes and Charlie Sheen comes back from the dead. After the jump:
- AMC picks up another Robert Kirkman comic, Thief of Thieves
- Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management gets a new teaser
- Uma Thurman does her best Marilyn impression for Smash
- Fox revisits the first episode of its first show, Married… With Children
- NBC unveils some concept art for its Munsters reboot
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