In a commercial for a new NBC drama called “This Is U.S.,” which “SNL” said critics were calling “like ‘This Is Us’ but without the parts that feel good,” Brown played Ben Carson, Leslie Jones was his wife, Pete Davidson was Jared Kushner, Aidy Bryant was Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kate McKinnon was Kellyanne Conway.
True to “This Is Us” form, this political version also had tributes to those who were lost — namely those who were ousted from the White House. Bryant as Sanders cried on a couch next to urns with labels including Sean Spicer’s name as well as Hope Hicks’ name.
“Of course, there’s hella crying,” the narrator said of the series.
In his monologue, Brown also mentioned how “This Is Us” is the saddest show on television — “other than the news” — and joked about the show’s success spurring after shows and spinoffs “That Was Them” and “This Us.”
“Everything here feels inspiring,” says costume designer Nancea Ceo, scanning the shelves at Arcana: Books on the Arts. “It is like a museum.” The Culver City, Calif., shop is much beloved by artists and designers, and when Ceo begins a new project, she says, “I always start here.” Lately her career has been thriving, helped [...]
Gaumont has appointed Christian Gabela, the executive producer of “El Chapo,” as vice president of international TV co-productions. Gabela’s role will be to manage and expand the company’s TV distribution and co-production partnerships in key territories internationally with a focus on Latin America. Gaumont is currently developing the series “El Presidente,” its first Latin American [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — Disney’s Leonardo Aranguibel, producer of “Until I Met You” and “Selena’s Secret,” may have another winner on its hands. Produced by the Buena Vista Production Group, “Monzón,” a chronicle of the Argentine’s boxing legend’s arrest and trial, accused of murdering wife Alicia Muniz, opened on Turner Latin America’s Space on Monday June [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — Ecuador’s Sebastián Cordero, director of the Guillermo del Toro-produced “Rage” and acclaimed low budget sci-fi thriller “Europa Report,” is teaming with his longtime producer Arturo Yépez to make “Floresta,” a 10 half-hour dramedy which marks Cordero’s move into TV series. Told in the tone of tragicomedy, and inspired loosely by the back [...]
Viacom’s BET Networks has teamed with Tyler Perry to create a subscription streaming service that combines the prolific auteur’s library of movies and TV shows with BET’s programming vault. The service dubbed BET Plus will bow in the fall with a handful of original series and productions and a deep library offering that will be [...]
Keeley Hawes will star as a detective attempting to bring a group of killers to justice in the wake of a so-called honor-killing in “Honour.” The two-part drama is based on the real-life case of Banaz Mahmod, a young Londoner murdered by her own family for falling in love with the wrong man. It is [...]
Love Nature has greenlit “Stormborn,” a wildlife series about animals living in the wildlands of countries on the edge of the North Atlantic. The three-parter will bow on Love Nature’s 4K linear channel and streaming service and then play on Arte in France and Germany, BBC Scotland and Smithsonian Channel. Love Nature is the natural [...]