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Roseanne Barr Releases Official Statement on Being Killed Off ‘The Conners,’ Slams ABC for ‘Grim and Morbid’ Decision

Roseanne Barr Releases Official Statement on Being Killed Off ‘The Conners,’ Slams ABC for ‘Grim and Morbid’ Decision [Warning: If you can’t tell by the headline above, spoilers follow.] ABC’s “Roseanne” spinoff “The Conners” kicked off its season premiere with confirmation that the character once played by Roseanne ...

TV Ratings: ‘The Conners’ Tops Tuesday, Comes Up Short of ‘Roseanne’

TV Ratings: ‘The Conners’ Tops Tuesday, Comes Up Short of ‘Roseanne’ “The Conners” premiere was the top-rated show of Tuesday night but debuted well below what the premiere of “Roseanne” drew earlier this year. The series debuted sans Roseanne to a 2.3 rating in ...

Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series

Jodie Whittaker’s ‘Doctor Who’ Debut Is Most-Watched Ever in U.K. for the Rebooted Series The opening episode of the new season of “Doctor Who,” starring Jodie Whittaker as the first regular female time lord, scored a new audience high in the U.K. for the modern iteration of the ...

China Release of Fan Bingbing-Bruce Willis Film ‘Unbreakable Spirit’ Is Scrapped

China Release of Fan Bingbing-Bruce Willis Film ‘Unbreakable Spirit’ Is Scrapped The planned theatrical release of big-budget Chinese war movie “Unbreakable Spirit,” has been scrapped following allegations of money laundering. The film had earlier been at the center of the tax ...

‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days

‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days When a major studio’s awards contender shoots past the century mark this early in the fall, it’s something to celebrate, and Warner Bros’ Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical romance drama A Star Is Born ...

‘Alice’ Series Reboot From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot

‘Alice’ Series Reboot From Diablo Cody & Liz Astrof Set At Fox As Put Pilot Another classic sitcom is eying a reboot. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Alice, a multi-camera comedy based on the 1976 CBS TV series starring Linda Lavin. It comes from Diablo Cody (One ...

‘The Simpsons': Next Year’s ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Will Be Episode 666

‘The Simpsons': Next Year’s ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Will Be Episode 666 “The Simpsons” airs its annual “Treehouse of Horror” Sunday night on Fox. Next year’s Halloween special, “Treehouse of Horror XXX,” will appropriately be the 666th overall episode of the long-running ...

Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats. We hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity. The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award ...

‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC

‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC On the heels of Shades of Blue ending its run after three seasons, star/executive producer Jennifer Lopez has teamed with co-star Vincent Laresca for a new cop drama, which has been put in development ...

Peaky Blinders: Season Five; Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series

Peaky Blinders: Season Five; Anya Taylor-Joy Joins Netflix Series Anya Taylor-Joy is headed to Birmingham. BBC One just announced the Miniaturist star has joined season five of Peaky Blinders. The period drama, which airs on the in the U.S., centers on a gang ...

‘The Front Runner’ Crew on Bringing 1988 Campaign to Life

For Sony’s “The Front Runner,” which opens wide Nov. 21, director-co-writer Jason Reitman dealt with a very large main cast. The opening shot sets the tone for the movie as it takes in multiple groups ...

Hollywood’s New Leaders: Television

Hollywood’s New Leaders: Television Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked across disciplines, from television, ...

Hollywood’s New Leaders 2018: Film

Hollywood’s New Leaders 2018: Film Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked across disciplines, from television, ...

Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’

Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley Join Dave Bautista’s Comedy ‘My Spy’ Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Chloe Coleman have joined Dave Bautista’s action-comedy “My Spy” for STXFilms. Peter Segal is directing the script penned by the writing team of brothers Jon and ...

Dave Bautista Action-Comedy ‘My Spy’ Adds Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman to Cast

STXfilms announced on Wednesday that the studio’s upcoming action-comedy “My Spy,” starring Dave Bautista, has added “Crazy Rich Asians”-actor Ken Jeong to the cast along with Parisa Fitz-Henley ...

‘Making a Murderer’ Creators Make the Case for Season 2

Few were as surprised at the eruption that followed the release of the first season of Netflix’s documentary “Making a Murderer” as the filmmakers, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi. They had set out to ...

5 Things We Learned From Paul Butterfield Doc ‘Horn From the Heart’

5 Things We Learned From Paul Butterfield Doc ‘Horn From the Heart’ During the blues revival and rediscovery of the Sixties, few dominated like Paul Butterfield, the hard-puffing, hard-living harmonica player and band leader. Assertive and experimental Butterfield ...

Hollywood’s New Leaders: Law

Hollywood’s New Leaders: Law Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked across disciplines, from television, ...

Hollywood’s New Leaders 2018: Law

Hollywood’s New Leaders 2018: Law Each year Variety’s New Leaders feature profiles the most prominent up-and-comers in the entertainment business. To determine this year’s worthies, Variety looked across disciplines, from television, ...

Look, John Carpenter Just Wants to Make Music, Ok?

Look, John Carpenter Just Wants to Make Music, Ok? John Carpenter can hardly be bothered with an interview today. The Brett Kavanaugh hearing is on TV, and his dog is barking at whoever’s ringing the doorbell. “I may get distracted,” he warns. “But ...

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