The “Scrubs” and “The Exes” alum will appear in two episodes of the upcoming season of the comedy, playing a character fittingly named Donald. Described as a big-money earning entrepreneur, Donald shows up to egg on his old friend, management consultant Marty Khan (star Don Cheadle), to up his business game to global status.
MTV and Sean “Diddy” Combs are reuniting to reboot the reality competition series “Making the Band.” The show is slated to premiere in 2020. Its return was prompted by a tweet Diddy recently posted suggesting it was time for a comeback. Originally featuring the creation of early 2000s boy band O-Town (the show was conceived [...]
Longtime HBO communications head Quentin Schaffer is stepping down from his post next month after 39 years as a key architect of HBO’s premium TV brand. Schaffer will exit as HBO’s executive VP of corporate communications next month, after steering HBO through one last Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. He is the [...]
ABC is getting in the mood for Christmas pretty early this year. The studio has picked up a holiday movie “Same Time, Next Christmas,” and has installed “Glee” alumna Lea Michele in the lead role. Michele will play Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to [...]
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Big Little Lies” season 2 comes to a close, and a new season [...]
Thomas Lennon is headed to Quibi. The actor, screenwriter, and comedian has set up the comedy project “Winos” at the upcoming short-form content platform. In the series, after failing spectacularly in Silicon Valley, a misguided entrepreneur (Lennon) moves one valley over into wine country and tries to turn a run-down vineyard into a success. “Winos” [...]
MADRID — 15 months after “La Casa de Papel” (“Money Heist”) Part 2 hit Netflix in April 2018, “La Casa de Papel” is back. Part 3., Ep. 1 world premiered on July 11 in Madrid to an audience packed with cast and crew and Netflix execs, led by Ted Sarandos. Part 3 hits the ground [...]
Tahar Rahim will play French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in the BBC drama “The Serpent,” which Netflix is boarding as a co-producer. The streaming giant will play it in the U.S. and around the world. Rahim (“The Looming Tower”) will star as conman and mass murderer Sobhraj, who was discovered and trailed by a young [...]