BY CYNTHIA LITTLETON After a ratings turnaround in its third season, AMC has given a fourth season pickup to Western drama “Hell on Wheels” from Endemol and Entertainment One. AMC is so encouraged by “Wheels’ ” growth in season three, when it moved to a Saturday berth from Sunday, that it is expanding the order […]
By Carmel Dagan Shirley Mitchell, who had a recurring role on “I Love Lucy” as Lucy Ricardo’s friend Marion Strong as part of a seven-decade career that ended just last year, died Nov. 11 of heart failure in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. She was 94. Mitchell was the widow of three-time Oscar-winning composer […]
After a recent move from FX to newbie cabler FXX, “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” has been cancelled, according to reports.
Episode tops in TV across kid demos.
By AJ Marechal The CW’s crop of freshman dramas have all received back-nine orders, the network announced today, taking the episode counts for “The Originals,” “Tomorrow People” and “Reign” to 22. “We’re excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series, and now our fans will have the […]
By AJ Marechal The hills aren’t quite alive yet, but they’re beginning to perk up, as NBC doles out a first look at its “Sound of Music” special. The promo clip for “The Sound of Music Live!” aired during tonight’s episode of “The Voice.” Carrie Underwood is set to star as Maria, and Stephen Moyer […]
By Variety Staff An on-screen gaffe is forcing producers to scrap the voting results from Wednesday night’s “X Factor” and the contestants will sing again during Thursday night’s live episode. As explained by Fox, “As a result of a graphics error (incorrect voting numbers were displayed on screen) during the performance recap at the end […]
By Carmel Dagan Kim Hamilton, an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes” — at a time when mixed marriages were uncommon even in Hollywood, died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, […]
By Marc Graser WWE Studios and Film Roman have tag teamed to co-finance and co-produce the web series “Camp WWE,” a comedy series aimed at adults that will revolve around what WWE’s wrestlers were like as kids. The companies will produce up to 13 three-minute installments of the online show that will be distributed across […]
By Variety Staff “Mad Men” was in the process of filming an episode at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning when a deadly shooting incident occurred at the travel hub, according to tweets from a production staffer. Plenty of other bizzers were caught up in the shooting drama and the traffic snarl that ensued around […]