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Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce The Kingkiller series for Showtime

It appears as if everything is coming up Milhouse for Pulitzer, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda of Broadway's Hamilton fame, as he has been tapped by SHOWTIME to executively produce a new TV series alongside  John Rogers (LEVERAGE, THE PLAYER) as the forthcoming program's showrunner. In addition to his executive producer role, Miranda will also...
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10.26.2017
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Bill Clinton's novel The President is Missing becoming a drama at Showtime!

So, if you haven't heard, former President Bill Clinton is writing a novel - alongside prolific crime-thriller author James Patterson - called THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING. It tells the story of President who goes missing. Go figure. Anyway, I'm not the biggest fan of Patterson's, and I don't know if Clinton has ever written any fiction before (cue hacky political...
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09.22.2017
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Jim Carrey to star in Showtime series Kidding from Michel Gondry

Today, SHOWTIME has unveiled that the rubber-faced actor, Jim Carrey , has joined the cast of a newly-announced half-hour comedy series entitled KIDDING from director Michel Gondry . As his first series regular role in well over two decades, Carrey will serve as the program's star for its 10-episode run. KIDDING, created and written by Dave Holstein (WEEDS) will also...
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09.14.2017
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A Prince concert film entitled Sign O' The Times is set to rock on Showtime

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to through this thing we call life ... Are you ready to rock? It's been announced that Showtime has acquired the rights to distribute Prince's 30-year old concert film SIGN O' THE TIMES, a live and in-your-face display of glamorous rock n' roll power that hasn't aired on U.S. TV is more than a decade. The...
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08.23.2017
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Showtime releases trailer for White Famous starring Jay Pharoah & Jamie Foxx

Jay Pharoah , former SNL cast member, is now starring in his own Showtime original series WHITE FAMOUS. The show will follow Pharoah's up-and-coming stand-up comedian Floyd Mooney as he tries to make it in Hollywood (including finding a starring role in a Jamie Foxx film). I always liked Pharoah's stuff on SNL (especially his weird take on Ben Carson), so I'm curious how...
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08.08.2017
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Showtime orders new animated series centered on Trump from Stephen Colbert

Yuge news, everybody! Much of what I'm about to tell you comes by way of a press release from SHOWTIME. Today, David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. announced that SHOWTIME has given a 10-episode order to a new untitled half-hour animated series executively produced by multiple Emmy winner and late night host Stephen Colbert. The satirical...
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07.27.2017
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OJ Simpsons, Lost, and Scooby Doo pervade the Twin Peaks Comic Con panel

Twin Peaks is not for everyone, but it was apparently a big draw for the crowds at Comic Con who came to the panel to hear Kyle McLachlan , Naomi Watts , Tim Roth , Matthew Lillard , and many more cast members talk about the bizarre series and working with David Lynch . Lynch himself was not in attendance but did film a truly strange video sequence that featured the filmmaker in a...
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07.22.2017
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Paul Dano joins Del Toro & Arquette for Ben Stiller's prison break TV series

Today, it's being reported that THERE WILL BE BLOOD star Paul Dano has signed on to star alongside Benicio Del Toro and Patricia Arquette in the Showtime limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA. Formally known as CLINTON CORRECTIONAL, the prison break-inspired series will be directed and executively produced by comedian/actor/producer Ben Stiller . With all of its lead actors...
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06.02.2017
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Showtime pairs Kevin Hart & rapper T.I. for The Studio music comedy series

If you thought the time of office-related comedies had passed, Showtime is about to prove you wrong, as they've just struck a deal for the rights to distribute THE STUDIO, a music-themed office comedy featuring comedian Kevin Hart and rapper/actor Tip "T.I." In addition to their roles as executive producers, Hart and T.I. are expected to make occasional...
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05.30.2017
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Twin Peaks releases two more featurettes about its origins and legacy

Yesterday we posted Part 1 of a featurette series celebrating David Lynch and Mark Frost 's seminal series TWIN PEAKS. Now part 2 and 3 are out, for your viewing pleasure: Now, there's always some apprehension when a movie or TV show you loved gets a revival years (and especially decades) later. Will it recapture the magic? Will it be a disappointment? Or...
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05.16.2017
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Official Twin Peaks featurette tracks its origins and initial success

I was two years old when TWIN PEAKS first hit the airwaves, so I've never actually really lived in a world without its influence. I mean, you can see it in everything from X-FILES to LOST to STRANGER THINGS. The idea of having such an auteur vision on television was a new thing then, and especially as cinematic and idiosyncratic as it was. But now - with people like Vince Gilligan and...
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05.15.2017
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Both new & old faces pop up in the latest teaser for Twin Peaks

Over the past few years we've seen quite a few revivals of once popular television shows, and unfortunately, not all of them have proven to be worthy of such a resurrection. One of the most anticipated is undoubtedly Twin Peaks, the David Lynch series which followed FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper ( Kyle MacLachlan ) as he investigated the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (...
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05.11.2017
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