Television authorities in the southern African state of Zimbabwe have banned a weekly talkshow critical of President Robert Mugabe’s policies and actions.
“Talk to the Nation,” sponsored by pro-government civic org the National Development Assembly, aired just three times before Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp. pulled it. ZBC chairman Gideon Gono denied the program had been scrapped for political reasons, citing ZBC policy as the reason in a letter to the NDA.
Holly Hunter has been cast in the upcoming Tina Fey-produced LA mayor comedy series at NBC. The veteran actor will star opposite Ted Danson in the untitled series which is being written and executive produced by Fey and Robert Carlock. The series is about a wealthy businessman (Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles [...]
“This Is Us” received a much needed boost in the TV ratings on Tuesday night, climbing to a four-week high. The NBC drama closed out its fall run with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.3 million total viewers, its highest viewership tally for seven weeks. NBC comfortably won the night overall, also thanks [...]
“Vernon Subutex” producer Tetra Media Studio has acquired the rights to adapt Matthieu Suc’s “Les espions de la terreur” (“The Spies of Terror”) as a high-profile spy thriller miniseries set against the backdrop of the deadly 2015 Paris terror attacks. Franck Philippon, the creator-writer and executive producer of the anticipated show “Mirage,” will be showrunner [...]
The “Lizzie McGuire” revival series at Disney Plus is bringing back another familiar face. Original series star Adam Lamberg will return as David “Gordo” Gordon in a recurring role on the new show. He joins previously announced returning cast members Hilary Duff, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas. Production on the series began earlier [...]
We TV has renewed its viral hit “Love After Lockup” for a third season and spinoff “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” for a second season, Variety has learned exclusively. “Love After Lockup” — a reality show about couples who’ve met through prison dating websites trying to make it after the prisoner has been released [...]
Anna Kendrick’s newest role puts her through what may be some of the most delicious torture of her career. Kendrick, known for films like “Up In The Air” and “Pitch Perfect,” recently found herself on the set of a three-day shoot surrounded by bowls, bowls and bowls of chips, popcorn and other salty snacks that [...]
During a presidency in which ICE raids are the largest they have been in a decade (one from August resulted in almost 700 arrests), television writers are fighting back by telling more specific immigration stories in their series. During the Television Academy’s “Immigration on Television: Stories From America” panel held Tuesday in Los Angeles, Calif., “Bob [...]