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‘Fargo’ Season 4: Chris Rock Names Character; FX Boss Talks Production Start, Premiere

During Tuesday’s Walt Disney Company Upfront Presentation (covering ABC, ESPN, Freeform, FX Networks, and National Geographic), fans of FX‘s Fargo received two interesting updates on the upcoming fourth season. ● First up, season star comedian/actor/author Chris Rock (Top Five) appeared during the presentation via video to reveal that his character is called Loy Cannon – […]

‘Whiskey Cavalier’: ABC Entertainment Pres on “Tough Decision” to Cancel Lauren Cohan/Scott Foley Series

Though little surprise to anyone who’s been following the show’s overall ratings trajectory during its first season (and probably music to the ears of more than a few fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead), ABC cancelled Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) and Scott Foley‘s (Scandal) action-spy dramedy Whiskey Cavalier. During Disney’s Upfront press conference on Tuesday morning, […]


‘This Is Us’ Receives 3-Season Order from NBC [VIDEO]

If you want a sense of just how important This Is Us to both NBC‘s short-term and long-term programming future, look no further than the three-season renewal the network announced on Sunday, which will take the hit series through a sixth season. While the show’s future was never in any way in doubt from a […]

‘Stumptown’: Recast Mark Webber Trashes “Degrading” Process, Claims He Was “Not Handsome Enough” for Role

ABC gave an official series order for Untitled Cobie Smulders (aka Stumptown), a drama series from writer Jason Richman, Ruben Fleischer, and ABC Studios that’s based on the Oni Press graphic novel series from writer Greg Rucka and illustrators Matthew Southworth and Justin Greenwood. The series centers on strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran (Cobie Smulders, Avengers: Endgame) who works as a private investigator in Portland, […]


‘NYPD Blue’: ABC Orders Reshoots for Midseason Consideration

While reports are that network executives are still very high on its long-term series prospects, ABC will not be moving forward with NYPD Blue for the fall – but reshoots have been ordered and the pilot is up for midseason consideration. The proposed revival centers on Theo Sipowicz (Fabien Frankel, Last Christmas) – son of […]

‘The Rookie’: ABC Promotes Nathan Fillion Police Drama to Season 2

After weeks of waiting and hours of announcements regarding other shows, ABC Studios finally confirmed that freshman show The Rookie has been renewed for a sophomore season. Starring Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, LAPD’s oldest rookie, the show produced a solid first season and respectable ratings – as well as fantastic streaming numbers. However, when no renewal announcement […]



ABC Passes on ‘New York Undercover;’ Dick Wolf, Universal TV Shopping Pilot Elsewhere

ABC has passed on drama pilot New York Undercover, a contemporary sequel-spinoff from original show creator Dick Wolf, Ben Watkins (Hand of God), and director Anthony Hemingway (Underground, American Crime Story). Wolf and Universal TV are expected to shop the project to other networks/streaming services. Written by Watkins based on a story co-created with Wolf, New York Undercover picks up 20 […]

truTV Orders More Sedaris, Laff Tracks, Carbonaro, Adam; New Animated, Sports Series

Not willing to be left out of May’s “Upfronts-a-palooza,” the fine folks at TruTV had some announcements of their own to make ahead of next week’s WarnerMedia presentation. First up, 2020 will see the cable network’s first animated series with This Functional Family as well as a sports-themed studio show from comics Clayton English and […]