Both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” ended their seasons with huge cliffhangers. Showrunner Shonda Rhimes is responsible for both jawdropping moments. The queen of Thursday night is notoriously anti-spoiler, but she was willing to share a few tidbits about the upcoming seasons of her two hit shows.
“Shameless” is down a conman. Justin Chatwin will not be returning to Showtime’s “Shameless” next season. Series producer John Wells made the announcement at “Shameless’s” TV Academy Emmy Panel Tuesday night in Los Angeles. A Showtime rep has since confirmed that Chatwin will no longer be a series regular, but added that he could make […]
Here’s an assignment for the screenwriters behind “Shameless” and its eye-popping stories: Discuss what the heck you’ve wrought, and how.
“Shameless” has plumbed the depths of suicide, alcoholism, drug addiction, and a slew of other dark topics. Now the Showtime series is going darker with a storyline about euthanasia.
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – The people who brought James M. Cain’s “Mildred Pierce” to the small screen for HBO are preparing to to do the same with another literary work. “Mildred Pierce” producer and director Todd Haynes is reuniting with the miniseries’ executive producers, John Wells and Christine Vachon, to adapt Sara […]
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – “Charlie’s Angels” star Lucy Liu has joined the fourth season of TNT’s police drama “Southland” as a guest star, TNT announced on Monday. Liu will appear throughout the upcoming season — which premieres in January — as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. Liu, who starred […]
LOS ANGELES The long-running British TV drama ‘Shameless‘ is being adapted for Showtime with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum leading the cast. The premium cable channel said Thursday it’s ordered 12 episodes of the series about a Chicago blue-collar family. The executive producers are the drama’s original creator, Paul Abbott, and John Wells, whose […]
Jaime Pressly has lined up what could be her first TV gig since ‘My Name Is Earl‘ went to that great trailer park in the sky. The Emmy winner has joined the cast of the CBS comedy pilot being put together by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. There, she […]
Where Emmy-winning funny man Kelsey Grammer came up ratings-poor, can veteran drama auteur John Wells strike it rich, mining the recession for good TV? Wells, who has brought us such acclaimed fare as ‘ER‘ and ‘The West Wing,’ is now executive-producing a Showtime pilot about a working-class Chicago family waylaid by the recession. In ‘Shameless,’ […]
The realism of the new NBC cop show Southland is so authentic, the actors on the show are ready to make a Citizen’s Arrest if they have to. And so far, America loves it so much, it’s helped to ease the pain of the departure of ER– the show that dominated the Thursday 10 p.m. […]