Friday, March 6, 2015

Television

Critics pricked up their ears two years ago when screenwriter John Ridley, riding high on the critical acclaim of 12 Years a Slave, announced he was developing a TV drama. It would be a different kind of crime drama, he said.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - While some latenight hosts are gone but not forgotten, at times it seems as if Conan O'Brien is forgotten, but not gone - having settled into a comfortable but relatively low-profile niche on TBS.
VARIETY-ENTERTAINMENT-TV/NEWS:Samantha Bee of 'Daily Show' To Host New TBS Series
Wednesday night’s episode of "Broad City" had star Abbi Jacobson desperate for money, hawking “celebrity-inspired” food illustrations for $40 a pop to replace a mirror she broke at her gym job. But, as it turns out, the illustrations are a “legit art project” of the Wayne native’s own design.
New Tina Fey sitcom for Netflix stars “The Office’s” Ellie Kemper as a plucky survivor.
The Bill O'Reilly truthism scandal is dead. It's well and truly over despite an ever-growing list of allegations that the Fox News commentator misrepresented events during his career as a TV journalist while covering the aftermath of the Falkland Wars, the troubles in Northern Ireland, and the Nicaraguan Contras, not to mention the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix CFO David Wells, in comments at an industry conference, said the company's preference was that broadband Internet service should not be regulated by the U.S. government as a telecommunications utility -- appearing to backtrack on Netflix's previous stance on the issue, although the company later said that its position remained unchanged.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you've seen "The Americans" season 3, episode 6, titled "Born Again."
Show from “12 Years a Slave” writer takes a more intimate approach to the TV murder mystery.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Premium cable nets HBO and Showtime are coming to more Internet-connected devices and services -- but for now, you'll still need to subscribe to cable or satellite TV to get them.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus weighed in on the possibility of his character, Daryl Dixon, being gay in a "Conan" interview on Tuesday.