‘ICIYM’ – THE FREE OF ‘FEAR THE WALKING DEAD’ NEWS WE’VE COVERED IT ALREADY EDITION.
OPRAH WINFREY & EDDIE MURPHY TO PLAY RICHARD PRYOR’S GRANDMOTHER & DAD? – COULD HAPPEN!
Richard Pryor Biopic finally looks like it’s gonna happen and they’ve got some big names lined up. Oprah Winfrey will play his brothel-owner grandma (WHAT?), Eddie Murphy will take on the role of Pryor’s father, Mike Epps (Survivor’s Remorse) is to play Pryor, Kate Hudson his wife Jennifer.
Now it gets even better, Lee Daniels & Danny Strong creators of ‘Empire’ will produce the movie which will start production once Empire wraps up filming S2 in the spring.
COMPLICATIONS CANCELLED BY USA NETWORK AFTER ONE SEASON
This decision was more to do with network politics than ratings whilst being not being mega weren’t disastrous. Networks are leaning to programming made by sibling studios in this case it might be Universal Cable Productions. ‘Complications’ was made by FOX 21 studio which means less profit for the network and therefore when it comes down to choosing between a USA Network/Universal owned show that might be later sold into syndication and one licensed from a 3rd party with no long term endgame, you know which way the networks will lean.
SUITS RENEWED BY USA NETWORK FOR SIXTH SEASON
HINDSIGHT CANCELLED BY VH1 AFTER ONE SEASON
Thing is it was initially renewed by VH1 for S2. They changed their mind & subsequently yanked the order.
Hadn’t heard of ‘Hindsight’? I checked out the trailer, you haven’t missed anything. Check the trailer out for yourself.
“Hindsight” starring Laura Ramsey as Becca, who on the day of her 2nd wedding in 2014, wakes up in 1995 with the opportunity to change the course of her life!
AMERICAN DAD RENEWED BY TBS FOR SEASONS 12 & 13 BEFORE SEASON 11 HAS EVEN PREMIERED
TBS & Adult Swim have been the biggest supporters of Seth MacFarlane animated series after they showed reruns of ‘Family Guy’ cancelled by FOX way back in the early 2000’s. The strong fan base for the show on cable made FOX re-evaluate and uncancel it. They cancelled it for a second time, however massive DVD sales made FOX uncancel it, again.
‘American Dad’ launched in 05 and was a solid performer on Sunday nights for FOX & in syndication for TBS/Adult Swim. Once FOX decided to break up their Animation block of shows on Sunday evenings.
American Dad was cut & TBS picked it up for S10 renewing it for a 11th season due to prem Jan 2016 S12 & 13 will both run for 22 eps.
I should point out the president of TNT/TBS/Adult Swim is Kevin Reilly, who was previously president of FOX so he already knows Seth MacFarlane’s shows are valuable properties.
STARZ Saturday night comedy pairing ‘Blunt Talk’ & ‘Survivors Remorse’ began their first & second seasons respectively both got off to solid starts. ‘Blunt Talk’ has been renewed for a 10 ep S2. ‘Survivors’ should get an S3 re-up if it’s performance continues.
ITV’s three-part drama ‘The Trials Of Jimmy Rose’ starring Ray Winstone & Amanda Redman will premiere Sunday August 30th at 9pm GMT.
The Trials of Jimmy Rose tells the story of the eponymous character, a career criminal who has made crime pay, with his profits taking the form of a beautiful detached home on a small executive estate. But it has come at a cost – he has spent more time in prison than with his family. Distant hazy memories of Jimmy have been shattered by years of abandonment. Jimmy’s family have moved on with their lives. Can Jimmy put his criminal life behind him and regain their respect and love by being a grandfather, a father and a husband, not a gangster?
The Trials of Jimmy Rose – Clip
You’ll have noticed this post was ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ free – I tried hard, couldn’t resist it. Here’s a bonus clip.
Fear the Walking Dead Bonus Content