LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - NBC has debuted the first promo for its production of "Peter Pan Live!" which will air Dec. 4.
Since the musical won't be pre-recorded when it hits our screens, the trailer features stars Allison Williams and Christopher Walken behind the scenes at the promotional photo shoot, where there was evidently a ready supply of wind and whimsy.
Other cast members include Christian Borle as Mr. Darling and Smee, Kelli O'Hara portraying Mrs. Darling, Taylor Louderman playing Wendy, Alanna Saunders appearing as Tiger Lily, Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling and Caitlin Houlahan as Jane.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Syfy has released a new trailer for its upcoming drama "12 Monkeys," based on Terry Gilliam's trippy 1995 film of the same name.
Like the movie it's based on, the show features Cole, played in the series by Aaron Stanford, being sent back from the future to the present day in order prevent a disastrous plague that will spell the end of mankind. The trailer stays true to the mind-bending, time-warping nature of the film as well, flashing back and forth between future and past, never leaving the audience quite certain who is from where or when.
In addition to Stanford, the show's cast includes Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Barbara Sukowa, Noah Bean, Tom Noonan and Emily Hampshire. The series will premiere at 9 p.m. on Jan. 16 on SyFy.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Talk-show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres -- who runs one of biggest TV-oriented YouTube channels -- has formed a new digital venture and is launching Ellentube, a site and app that will host exclusive video from her daytime program.
Ellentube (ellentube.com) was created by DeGeneres with her show's executive producers, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner. Fans visiting Ellentube will be able to upload their own videos, with user-generated submissions to be reviewed by before being posted to the site, and the best user videos will be considered for possible showcase on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
On YouTube, TheEllenShow channel averages more than 100 million views per month, has generated nearly 3 billion video views to date. The channel currently has just over 10 million subscribers. DeGeneres has 33.7 million Twitter followers for @TheEllenShow -- and famously tweeted a group-selfie that broke records when she hosted this year's Oscars -- making her the most-followed TV personality on the social service.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Putting a spin on the "newly divorced woman" storyline, HBO has inked a script development deal with exec producers Kyra Sedgwick and Kari Lizer for a comedy about a former nun trying to find herself after walking out on her church and, well, her marriage.
Lizer, who created "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and is therefore no stranger to the subject of women starting over, will write the script. Sedgwick is tapped to star in the still-untitled half-hour, single-camera laffer from Lizer's Kari's Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Sedgwick is repped by CAA, Impression Entertainment and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams. Lizer, who also has a put pilot commitment at NBC for her comedy "Wing Mom," is repped by Vision Art Management.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Will the real Gordon Ramsay please stand up?
Then again, he doesn't have much time to sit still.
There's the Gordon Ramsay who's the host of four network TV shows, watched by millions of viewers every week.
Molly Eichel, Daily News Staff Writer
As rumored, former CBS3 Bob Kelly made his debut on "Good Day Philadelphia" this morning as the new traffic reporter for the morning show. He replaces Kacie McDonnell who decamped to Kansas City in August to be with now-fiancee Aaron Murray. Sue Serio had stepped in to do traffic in the interim.
To make the announcement, co-host Mike Jerrick pretended to pick any person on the street. Kelly, clad in a blue hoodie and sunglasses, just so happened to be standing at the correct bus stop (adorned with a "Good Day" ad, of course). Kelly's energy and general enthusiasm certainly fits with the "Good Day" brand, leading this gossip columnist to assume that Kelly will be more than happy to help out Jerrick, Serio and Alex Holley in their various shenanigans.
Kelly left CBS3 in September after 13 years with CBS3. "I truly expected to finish out my career at CBS, and the incredible outpouring of countless messages and phone calls has reminded me how much I really love doing what I get to do, and in the city I grew up in," Kelly told me in an email upon his depature from CBS3. "I'm not sure of the next step in the journey yet. But for now, I'm very much looking forward to sleeping in past 2:30 a.m. and waking up with my family. TV is in my blood and I love it with a passion. I look forward to the moment I can help the viewers navigate the roads once again."
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - After Neil Patrick Harris voiced his desire to become part of "American Horror Story," he's officially joined the "Freak Show."
The host of the upcoming Oscars and his husband David Burtka will have a guest starring role in the current installment of the FX anthology, Variety confirmed Wednesday.
Harris will appear as a salesman in the last two episodes of the season, while Burtka will be involved in a storyline with Jessica Lange's character, Elsa Mars. In July, Harris admitted that he would love to join the horror hit, saying that he reached out to creator Ryan Murphy.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox has given a script order plus penalty for a comedy penned by "30 Rock" alum Colleen McGuinness.
McGuinness has partnered with Pearl Street's Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd to exec produce the untitled single-cam comedy set around the life of a 25-year-old frozen yogurt shop employee whose life is going nowhere -- until she discovers that she is telekinetic.
McGuinness previously worked as a writer and producer on "30 Rock," and was a supervising producer on NBC's "About A Boy."