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'Eighth Grade' Break-Out Elsie Fisher to Star in Musical 'The Shaggs' (Exclusive)

'Eighth Grade' Break-Out Elsie Fisher to Star in Musical 'The Shaggs' (Exclusive) Elsie Fisher has booked her first starring role since breaking out in Bo Burnham's indie Eighth Grade. Fisher will star in The Shaggs, a musical feature that is based on the real-life story of the ...

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album

Luca Guadagnino to Direct Film Inspired by Classic Bob Dylan Album Luca Guadagnino’s next project is inspired by one of Bob Dylan’s most iconic albums. The “Suspiria” director is attached to direct a film based on Dylan’s 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.” “The ...

‘NYPD Blue’ Follow-Up Series Lands Pilot Production Commitment at ABC

‘NYPD Blue’ Follow-Up Series Lands Pilot Production Commitment at ABC A new installment of “NYPD Blue” has scored a pilot production commitment at ABC, Variety has learned. The new series follows Andy Sipowicz’s son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and ...

Joshua Bassett to Lead High School Musical Series

Joshua Bassett to Lead High School Musical Series Joshua Bassett has been cast in the lead role of the highly anticipated 'High School Musical The Musical,' a series for Disney's upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, which is set to launch ...

‘Orange Is the New Black’ to End With Season 7

‘Orange Is the New Black’ to End With Season 7 “Orange Is the New Black” is set to end after its upcoming seventh season on Netflix. The cast of the series broke the news in a video post on Wednesday, which can be viewed below. Netflix had ...

‘Godzilla vs Kong': Demián Bichir in Talks to Star in Monster Movie

‘Godzilla vs Kong': Demián Bichir in Talks to Star in Monster Movie Legendary is in negotiations for Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir to join the upcoming “Godzilla vs Kong” film alongside previously announced cast Julian Dennison and Brian Tyree Henry. “Godzilla ...

‘Property Brothers’ Scripted Comedy Series in Development at Fox

‘Property Brothers’ Scripted Comedy Series in Development at Fox Fox is developing a single-camera comedy series inspired by the “Property Brothers” Jonathan and Drew Scott, Variety has learned. The series is titled “It Takes Two,” based on the Scott brothers’ ...

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 ...

Maisie Williams Filmed Her Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene Solo: ‘Arya’s Always Bloody Alone’

Maisie Williams Filmed Her Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene Solo: ‘Arya’s Always Bloody Alone’ Maisie Williams is done playing the girl with no name, having wrapped her role as the “Game of Thrones” vicious teen assassin, Arya Stark, back in July. Though she teased her final bow with a picture ...

‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles

‘Sesame Street’ Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles Caroll Spinney has been a television mainstay since 1969, but his face has rarely made an appearance. Disguised beneath a frock of bright yellow feathers and an orange bill, the “Sesame Street” ...

‘What They Had’ Review: Tender Family Story Is No Disease-of-the-Week Melodrama

‘What They Had’ Review: Tender Family Story Is No Disease-of-the-Week Melodrama At first glance, you might mistake What They Had for one of those well-meaning family dramas about what to do when your mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But that would discount the exceptional ...

Miranda Lambert at Cmt Artists of the Year: ‘We Have to Be There for Each Other’

The 2018 Cmt Artists of the Year special highlighted the accomplishments of country music’s biggest names while shining a light on the issue of gender equality in the genre. This was the first in the ...

See Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile’s Epic ‘Natural Woman’ at ‘Cmt Artists of the Year’

See Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile’s Epic ‘Natural Woman’ at ‘Cmt Artists of the Year’ With the 2018 Cmt Artists of the Year special Wednesday night dedicated solely to honoring female country artists, a tribute to one of the greatest women in any musical genre was, well, a natural. ...

‘The Guilty’ Review: First-Time Caller, Longtime Cop-vs.-Kidnapper Thriller

In TV, it’s called a “bottle episode”: a half-hour or hour of an ongoing series that corrals a cast into a single, usually closed-off location and forces the show’s creatives/creators to work within ...

New York Times Stands by Profile of Far Right Activist Gavin McInnes

The New York Times responded to critics Thursday by defending a profile of far-right activist Gavin McInnes that ran in the paper earlier this week. “We are always open to criticism, which helps us ...

‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 1: It’s A Whole New Drug World in First Trailer for Spinoff Series (Video)

Netflix just gave you a hit that is sure to bump up your morning: The official trailer for “Narcos: Mexico.” The first full look at season one of the Netflix spinoff series teases a whole new drug ...

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