Mandel is the longest-running judge on the talent show — the upcoming Season 13 will mark his ninth-straight. Spice Girl Mel B. and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum both joined the program in 2013. Cowell effectively replaced Howard Stern 2016, and Banks took over for Nick Cannon just last...
Hornsby has signed on to be the male lead in an untitled legal drama pilot executive-produced by Empire EP/Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Danny Strong, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential Fox series is set in a law firm that reopens investigations that led to wrongful convictions, with the team putting themselves at risk to exonerate the innocent. Hornsby’s character, Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, is described as “a savvy, pragmatic and cool” lawyer employed by the firm.
The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.
“The story of the Culture is so rich and captivating that for years Hollywood has been trying to bring this utopian society to life on the screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series at Amazon Studios. “We are honored that we have been chosen, along with Dennis Kelly and Plan B Entertainment, to make ‘Consider Phlebas’ into a television series we think will be loved by fans for years to come.”
Published in 1987, “Consider Phlebas” revolves around a war that erupts between the Culture, a highly advanced and progressive society, and the Idirans
“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” said an MTV spokesperson. “With six weeks left of production on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”
Multiple outlets, including the BBC, reported Eason’s comments came during an exchange with Twitter users about parenting in the wake of the school shooting in Florida last week.
According to People, Eason referred to gay and transgender...
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Jones and Waller-Bridge will produce under their DryWrite banner. It marks the first time DryWrite has produced a television series, having previously produced multiple theatrical productions.
“Run” is described as a romantic-comedic-thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years ago that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message – “Run” – and disappear together. Jones wrote the series with Waller-Bridge appearing in a recurring role. The pair will executive produce alongside Emily Leo of Wigwam Films. Carolyn Newman and Polly Williams will serve as executives in charge for eOne.
Jones and Waller-Bridge received international acclaim for “Fleabag,” a darkly comic BBC series starring Waller-Bridge that was acquired by Amazon in 2016. The series is based on Waller-Bridge’s play of the same name, which Jones directed. Jones’s other credits include directing the play “Mydidae
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Spt will sell the finished Canadian version and the remake rights, with its London-based production company Electric Ray assigned to working up a U.K. version.
The format sees unsigned, emerging artists audition for the chance to record and perform in each standalone episode. Music industry names mentor the acts and decide which version of the song is released and in Canada several of the singles have gone on to top the charts. Mentors in season one included Shania Twain, Boy George, and Fergie.
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