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tv news roundup: video exclusive for new showtime series ‘smilf’


in today’s roundup, showtime shares an exclusive clip of frankie shaw and rosie o’donnell discussing “smilf” and syfy releases the trailer for season 1 of “happy!” exclusives showtime has shared with variety an exclusive teaser for “smilf” season 1 featuring interviews with the cast. in the clip, frankie shaw and rosie o’donnell discuss working together on the new […]






newswire: the “s” stands for “single” in new showtime comedy smilf


according to deadline, showtime has given a series order to frankie shaw’s smilf, a “raw” and “honest” half-hour comedy show about a single mom living in boston and juggling her hopes for “relationships, sex, and a career.” the series is based on shaw’s own award-winning short film, and she’ll write, direct, produce, and star in the showtime series. smilf will also star rosie o’donnell as shaw’s character’s mother, a woman named tutu who is “completely oblivious to social convention,” making this o’donnell’s first time as a series regular on a tv show. smilf is set to premiere in the fall.






tv news roundup: video exclusive for new showtime series ‘smilf’


in today’s roundup, showtime shares an exclusive clip of frankie shaw and rosie o’donnell discussing “smilf” and syfy releases the trailer for season 1 of “happy!” exclusives showtime has shared with variety an exclusive teaser for “smilf” season 1 featuring interviews with the cast. in the clip, frankie shaw and rosie o’donnell discuss working together on the new […]






showtime picks up new half-hour comedy series smilf


frankie shaw and rosie o’donnell will star in the boston-set show the post showtime picks up new half-hour comedy series smilf appeared first on comingsoon.net.






‘smilf’ comedy from frankie shaw picked up to series by showtime


showtime has ordered new half-hour comedy series smilf, based on frankie shaw’s short that won the 2015 short film jury award at sundance. the 10-episode first season is slated for premiere this fall. shaw is writing, directing, producing and starring in the semi-autobiographical project, which originally was bought by showtime for development in spring 2015. lee eisenberg, janice williams, gene stupnitsky and michael london executive produce. smilf was one of three…






‘smilf’ comedy from frankie shaw picked up to series by showtime


showtime has ordered new half-hour comedy series smilf, based on frankie shaw’s short that won the 2015 short film jury award at sundance. the 10-episode first season is slated for premiere this fall. shaw is writing, directing, producing and starring in the semi-autobiographical project, which originally was bought by showtime for development in spring 2015. lee eisenberg & gene stupnitsky and michael london executive produce. smilf was one of three comedy pilots ordered…






showtime’s ‘smilf’ adds kimberley crossman in recurring role (exclusive)


the upcoming showtime comedy series “smilf” has cast new zealand-born actress kimberley crossman in a recurring role, variety has learned exclusively. crossman will play kit-cat, the roommate of samara weaving’s character nelson. kit-cat is described as unapologetically optimistic despite her troubled past, as well as possessing a strong business sense. crossman is set to appear in... read more »






showtime orders frankie shaw comedy ‘smilf’ to series


showtime has ordered frankie shaw’s half-hour comedy “smilf” to series, variety has learned. the 10-episode first season is set to debut this fall. based on her sundance film festival jury award-winning short film of the same name, the show follows a single, 20-something from south boston whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities... read more »






showtime picks up comedy series ‘smilf’ from frankie shaw


showtime has picked up half-hour comedy “smilf” from creator frankie shaw, based on her short film of the same name. rosie o’donnell is set to co-star in the 10-episode series that will premiere this fall. “smilf” takes place in boston and focuses on bridgette (shaw), a woman in her 20s coming to grips with being a single mom. o’donnell marks her first series tv regular role as bridgette’s mom, tutu. lee eisenberg and gene stupnitsky (“the office”) are executive producers. also read: kellyanne conway accuses anderson cooper of 'sexism' for viral eye roll (video) “it’s thrilling to find an artist with a strong, singular voice that is new to television,” said showtime president of programming gary levine. 






showtime picks up comedy series ‘smilf’ from frankie shaw


showtime has picked up half-hour comedy “smilf” from creator frankie shaw, based on her short film of the same name. rosie o’donnell is set to co-star in the 10-episode series that will premiere this fall. “smilf,” a co-production between abc signature studios and showtime, takes place in boston and focuses on bridgette (shaw), a woman in her 20s coming to grips with being a single mom. o’donnell marks her first series tv regular role as bridgette’s mom, tutu. lee eisenberg and gene stupnitsky (“the office”) are executive producing with michael london and janice williams. also read: kellyanne conway accuses anderson cooper of 'sexism' for viral eye roll (video) “it’s thrilling to find an artist with a strong, sin






showtime picks up comedy series ‘smilf’ from frankie shaw


showtime has picked up half-hour comedy “smilf” from creator frankie shaw, based on her short film of the same name. rosie o’donnell is set to co-star in the 10-episode series that will premiere this fall. “smilf,” a co-production between abc signature studios and showtime, takes place in boston and focuses on bridgette (shaw), a woman in her 20s coming to grips with being a single mom. o’donnell marks her first series tv regular role as bridgette’s mom, tutu. lee eisenberg and gene stupnitsky (“the office”) are executive producing with michael london and janice williams. also read: kellyanne conway accuses anderson cooper of 'sexism' for viral eye roll (video) “it’s thrilling to find an artist with a strong, sin






‘mating’ comedy pilot not going forward at showtime


showtime has made it official, opting not to proceed with half-hour comedy pilot mating starring saturday night live alum taran killam. it was one of three comedy pilots ordered by showtime in its most recent cycle. in january, the network picked up one, white famous, toplined by fellow snl alum jay pharoah. at the time, the network left the other two, mating and smilf, in contention, with smilf considered a hot prospect and mating a long shot. smilf is still in the…






‘mating’ comedy pilot not going forward at showtime


showtime has made it official, opting not to proceed with half-hour comedy pilot mating starring saturday night live alum taran killam. it was one of three comedy pilots ordered by showtime in its most recent cycle. in january, the network picked up one, white famous, toplined by fellow snl alum jay pharoah. at the time, the network left the other two, mating and smilf, in contention, with smilf considered a hot prospect and mating a long shot. written/executive produced…






‘mating’ comedy pilot not going forward at showtime


showtime has made it official, opting not to proceed with half-hour comedy pilot mating starring saturday night live alum taran killam. it was one of three comedy pilots ordered by showtime in its most recent cycle. in january, the network picked up one, white famous, toplined by fellow snl alum jay pharoah. at the time, the network left the other two, mating and smilf, in contention, with smilf considered a hot prospect and mating a long shot. written/executive produced…






tv news roundup: showtime to air mass shooting documentary


in today’s roundup, showtime has announced a documentary about mass shootings in the united states, while netflix has released a trailer for “the magic school bus” reboot. dates showtime announced a new eight-episode documentary series “active shooter: america under fire.” the series will explore mass shootings and their consequences from the first-hand perspective of survivors,... read more »






tv news roundup: showtime releases ‘shameless’ season 8 trailer


in today’s roundup, showtime releases the trailer for season 8 of “shameless” and announces the world television premiere of “black sabbath” the end of the end.” first looks showtime has released the trailer for season 8 of “shameless.” the clip highlights the gallagher family’s typical zaniness with peeks of some wild new moments. watch the […]






tv news roundup: showtime sets summer premiere dates for ‘ray donovan,’ ‘episode


in today’s roundup, showtime sets its summer premiere dates for “ray donovan” and “episodes,” and more.  premiere dates  showtime has set its summer premiere dates for two of its popular series: season 5 of “ray donovan” will debut sunday, aug. 6 at 9 p.m., and “episodes” will return for its fifth and final season sunday, aug. 20... read more »






tv news roundup: lebron james to executive produce nba documentary for showtime


in today’s roundup, showtime announces an nba documentary with executive producer lebron james, and fx sets premiere dates for “you’re the worst” and “better things.” development showtime announced a multi-part nba documentary film with executive producers lebron james, maverick carter, and filmmaker gotham chopra. the untitled three-part series examines the modern history and evolution of... read more »






showtime picks up 'smilf' comedy to series from frankie shaw


based on her short film of the same name, rosie o'donnell co-stars in the series that will launch in the fall. read more






canal plus group gets exclusive rights to showtime series


paris– canal plus group has inked a exclusive deal with cbs corporation to license showtime series, notably david lynch’s “twin peaks” (pictured above) which will screen at cannes film festival. the multi-year pact will give canal plus the licensing rights to a minimum of 10 current or upcoming showtime series across france, french-speaking africa, switzerland... read more »






comment on benicio del toro & patricia arquette to topline ben stiller’s ‘clinto


showtime seems to be going all-in on the limited series trend after no action there in forever. guerilla now, purity next year, now this. are those limited series about teddy roosevelt and patti smith still in development at showtime too?






film news roundup: alec baldwin to play john delorean in untitled documentary (e


in today’s film news roundup, alec baldwin will portray john delorean in an untitled documentary, anthony mackie joins “the hate u give,” and country music star trace adkins comes on board “motocross.” castings alec baldwin has signed on to play john delorean in a series of scripted scenes that will be added to xyz films’... read more »






tv news roundup: ‘twin peaks: fire walk with me’ comes to showtime, ‘shannara ch


in today’s tv news roundup, showtime makes “twin peaks” prequel film “fire walk with me” available on its streaming service, miss america gets an airdate, mtv’s “shannara chronicles” adds to its cast, and more.  dates  to further hype the forthcoming 18 new episodes of “twin peaks,” showtime will be adding david lynch’s prequel film “fire walk with... read more »






“showtime at the apollo” revival goes to series


fox has given a series order to a revival of classic variety series “showtime at the apollo” with comedian steve harvey set to host. the series order follows two ‘apollo’ specials fox aired in december and january that served as test runs for a new series. the new iteration is slated to premiere in the […] the post “showtime at the apollo” revival goes to series appeared first on dark horizons.






tv news roundup: syfy acquires all seasons of ‘futurama’


in today’s roundup, syfy aquired the animated television series “futurama” as part of its new rebrand lineup and abc will launch a new web series “grey’s anatomy: post-op” to celebrate 300 episodes of “grey’s anatomy.” acquisitions syfy announced on tuesday that it has acquired the animated comedy series “futurama” from twentieth television in a multi-year, non-exclusive […]






bbc comedy series ill behaviour comes to showtime


the show stars chris geere, lizzy caplan and tom riley the post bbc comedy series ill behaviour comes to showtime appeared first on comingsoon.net.






it’s showtime for south east asia under fox networks group, cbs licensing deal


in the latest of its offshore licensing and trademark agreements, cbs corp has struck a deal with fox networks group asia to bring showtime to south east asia, taiwan and hong kong. under the pact, fox viewers will have access to hundreds of hours of showtime content, including the new twin peaks; the jim carrey exec produced i’m dying up here; and frankie shaw comedy smilf. current and library titles like ray donovan, californication and dexter will be available on…






tv news roundup: showtime releases ‘shameless’ season 8 trailer


in today’s roundup, showtime releases the trailer for season 8 of “shameless” and announces the world television premiere of “black sabbath” the end of the end.” first looks showtime has released the trailer for season 8 of “shameless.” the clip highlights the gallagher family’s typical zaniness with peeks of some wild new moments. watch the […]






benedict cumberbatch to lead new showtime series melrose


based on the acclaimed "patrick melrose" series of semi-autobiographical novels written by edward st. aubyn the post benedict cumberbatch to lead new showtime series melrose appeared first on comingsoon.net.






del toro, arquette, stiller join showtime series


benicio del toro and patricia arquette are in negotiations to star while ben stiller will direct and executive produce the showtime limited series “escape at clinton correctional”. the story is based on the prison break in upstate new york in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers, richard matt […] the post del toro, arquette, stiller join showtime series appeared first on dark horizons.






comment on tv news roundup: showtime sets summer premiere dates for ‘ray donovan


looking forward to return of ray donovan. will give twin peaks a shot. (don't care about episodes or any wetv)>






showtime planning “the ali summit” series


showtime is developing the civil rights-themed limited series “the ali summit” which will deal with muhammad ali’s objection to the vietnam war draft. twelve of the nation’s top black intellectuals and athletes first vetted and then ultimately supported ali’s conscientious objection to the draft five decades ago. the fbi launched a crusade against ali, jim […] the post showtime planning “the ali summit” series appeared first on dark horizons.






‘twin peaks’ fans streamed to showtime to break signup record


showtime won’t have ratings for sunday’s two-episode premiere of twin peaks until tomorrow, but it’s clear the return of david lynch’s iconic series will move the needle at the premium network. after last night’s airing, showtime offered episodes 3-4 of the 18-episode reboot to subscribers of its streaming service, showtime anytime and showtime on demand. the network said it sparked the single biggest day and weekend of signups ever. the series also popped on social…






tv news roundup: neil degrasse tyson’s ‘startalk’ reupped, sloane morgan siegel


renewals  national geographic series “startalk with neil degrasse tyson” will return this fall with 20 new episodes. the hourlong, weekly science-driven talk show series is derived from tyson’s popular podcast of the same name, and each episode features an intimate interview between tyson and a guest from pop culture, politics or news, discussing how science... read more »






tv news roundup: ‘once upon a time’ adds new cast members for season 7


in today’s roundup, abc’s series “once upon a time” has announced a number of new cast members for season 7 and showtime released a first look at the final season of “episodes.” casting abc’s “once upon a time” has announced a number of new cast members for season 7. daina ramirez (“devious maids”) and gabrielle anwar (“burn... read more »






jim carrey to star in showtime series kidding


to be directed by michel gondry the post jim carrey to star in showtime series kidding appeared first on comingsoon.net.






film news roundup: robert knepper, armin amiri to star in ‘1st born’ (exclusive)


in today’s film news roundup, robert knepper and armin amiri join “1st born,” cynthia erivo will star in “bad times at the el royale,” sxsw announces more speakers, and mark duplass’ “creep 2” gets a release date. castings robert knepper (“prison break”) and armin amiri have joined val kilmer, william baldwin, and jay abdo in the... read more »






glaad media awards nominations show dearth of major films with gay content


but award-worthy and comic-book nominations have doubled.