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Television: Still Whiter Than a Polar Bear in a Snowstorm [BC TV MELTDOWN-OPINION]

The number one problem with television today is a lack of diversity. What?!?! But what about hit shows like Black-ish, Atlanta, Fresh Off the Boat, Scandal, Empire, Superstore, The Good Place? First, most of those are critical successes, but not necessarily ratings successes. Indeed, the top rated scripted and reality shows are still over-whelmingly white, […]

"Lovecraft Country": Tony Goldwyn Joins J.J. Abrams/Jordan Peele HBO Series

“Lovecraft Country”: Tony Goldwyn Joins J.J. Abrams/Jordan Peele HBO Series

HBO‘s upcoming thriller-drama Lovecraft Country is about to get a little more Scandal-ous, with Tony Goldwyn set to join the upcoming series. The trio are part of an ensemble cast that includes Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Elizabeth Debicki, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Michael K. Williams, Jamie Harris, Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung, Jordan Patrick Smith, […]




Hallmark Channel Parts Ways with Lori Loughlin Over College Admissions Scandal

Wonder if Hallmark makes a card for these occasions… Earlier this week, Fuller House‘s Lori Loughlin flew from the Vancouver set of her Garage Sale Mysteries movie series for the Hallmark Channel to face charges of being part of an elaborate college admissions scam. Released on a $1 million bail bond, television’s Aunt Becky was […]

Locke & Key: Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield Cast as Nina Locke in Netflix Series

Netflix‘s 10-episode series adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s comic book series Locke & Key has found the matriarch of the Locke family. ABC Scandal veteran Darby Stanchfield is set to star as Nina Locke in the upcoming project from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment. Netflix’s adaptation of the horror/fantasy comic book series […]

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Leaving ABC Studios; Eyeing Netflix Exclusive Deal

In a move considered to be a long time coming by those familar with the behind the scenes situation, black-ish creator and showrunner Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) is reportedly severing his relationship with ABC Studios and set to become the next producer to sign a major nine-figure overall deal with Netflix. Barris’ deal with ABC Studios would […]

Joshua Malina

‘Scandal’ Crew Asks Jimmy Kimmel to Prank Actor Joshua Malina

Actor Joshua Malina is known for being a practical joker on set. The actor you may know from Sports Night, The West Wing, or In Plain Sight has been a regular on the ABC series Scandal that just had its series finale. The cast and creator were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and being this was the last […]

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO “Not So Big” on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

With 117 million subscribers and its ability to both buy existing projects as well as develop original content from ground up, Netflix has proven itself to be a growing influential force throughout every corner of the multimedia landscape — which is why the streaming service’s policy towards adding “inclusion riders” is catching a number of […]

King Ezekiel Actor Defends Lauren Cohan in ‘Walking Dead’ Contract Dispute

I still stand behind my initial thoughts on Lauren Cohan‘s ongoing contractual back-and-forth with AMC‘s The Walking Dead for Maggie to return to the long-running hit series for Season 9. Now, having said that? Yeah, I’m starting to get a wee bit concerned — especially when cast members start voicing their support over social media. […]

What Lauren Cohan’s New ABC Pilot Means for The Walking Dead

Nothing…but I’ll get to that in a minute. First? Cue the pointless speculation in 5…4…3… While the actress continues negotiating with AMC to return for The Walking Dead‘s ninth season, Lauren Cohan is trading walkers for wiretaps with her lead role in the ABC dramedy pilot Whiskey Cavalier. Written and executive produced by Dave Hemingson, Cohan will […]

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Deal with Netflix

In what many are calling one of the largest creative contracts in television ever, Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer/director/writer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Pose) has signed an overall agreement with Netflix that could end up being valued as high as $300 million. With a five-year deal set to begin July 1st, Ryan […]

Scandal/HTGAWM Crossover: Olivia Welcomes Annalise to “The Show”

Shonda Rhimes’s “universe” is set to get a little smaller in a very big way on Thursday, March 1st at 10 p.m. ET as TGIT series Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are finally set to cross over. The two-episode event will serve as the first meeting between Kerry Washington’s Scandal fixer Olivia […]

ABC’s Scandal, How To Get Away with Murder Crossover Confirmed

Looks like the Shonda Rhimes’ “universe” is about to get a little smaller in a very big way, with the Scandal creator and How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk confirming to Deadline: Hollywood that the two series would be part of a major crossover event on ABC later this season. Both Rhimes and […]

Hulu’s January 2018 Includes The Path Season 3, X-Files Season 11

A new year means a new influx of viewing options from your friendly neighborhood streaming service, as Hulu readies members for films and programs that range from culinary (Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen) and karate (The Karate Kid) to bad men (Reservoir Dogs) and “bad” jokes (Spaceballs). Here’a Hulu’s programming line-up for January 2018: January […]

The Weekly Static Interviews: Patrick Fischler of Happy! and Twin Peaks

While I was getting myself acquainted with Patrick Fischler‘s filmography, one thing came to mind pretty quickly: he’s clearly an actor who refuses to be typecast, with a versatility to his craft that’s made that possible. Fischler is definitely not a stranger to genre films and television, with 2017 being a particularly strong year for […]

ABC Sets Scandal, ‘Grey’s’ And ‘Murder’ Mid-Season Premiere Date

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her team from Scandal are entering the ring for one final round on January 18, and they’re bringing their “TGIT” neighbors Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder with them. ABC made the mid-season premiere announcement on Thursday, which will mark the beginning of the political scandal drama’s final eleven […]

Shonda Rhimes, ‘SNL’ Cast Among TV Academy’s Hall Of Fame Inductees

In recognition of those who made outstanding contributions in the arts, sciences, or management of television through their life’s work and achievements, the Television Academy announced the inductees for its 24th Hall of Fame class. With a ceremony set for November 15th at their Saban Media Center, the Television Academy will welcome honorees John Wells (ER, The […]

Shonda Rhimes Signs With Netflix, Leaving ABC Studios

Television producer, screenwriter and author Shonda Rhimes has signed a multi-year production deal (rumored to be for four years) with streaming service giant Netflix, according to The Wall Street Journal and several other media outlets.  Rhimes’ deal essentially ends her 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To […]