ABC Is Poised to Remake Dirty Dancing, Starring Abigail Breslin
ABC is close to greenlighting a three-hour TV movie based on the 1987 classic Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey film. Scream Queens vet Breslin is set to play Baby, but the project is contingent on the casting of the male lead.
After last night’s lengthy return to The Daily Show, “it’s hard to imagine Stewart pursuing a project where he’s not able to use his platform and power to effect change,” says Joanna Robinson. “There’s no indication whether those HBO segments will be bookended by Stewart sitting back behind a desk like his former colleague John Oliver does. But after watching him scream ‘he’s not nice!’ in reference to (Mitch) McConnell, it’s clear that Stewart in disgruntled, bearded anchorman mode would be pure magic for HBO.”
Longoria tweeted that Ricardo Chavira will appear on her NBC comedy. “He’s amazing and still my first love!” she added. PLUS: Telenovela debuts soft in Monday preview.
A group of fans dressed in costume Monday as The Guilty Remnant to petition for a third season.
The Walking Dead creator is accusing the “squatters” of trying to use his show and graphic novel to sell everything from carpets to cigarillos to health food.
Colbert, who was off since before Thanksgiving, said on his show Monday: “Why is it so easy to buy bullets when I have to show three forms of ID to buy Sudafed?”
Noah Hawley says of last night’s opening: “I always had conceptual idea that there was a big book of true crime, and each of these Fargo stories was a chapter. I can’t say everything I do is 100 percent successful, but it felt like the book was a fun framing device, the idea that a show, even in the ninth hour, is trying to tell a story in the most interesting way, and get the audience to ask these questions.” PLUS: This was Fargo’s most ambitious hour yet, and how Patrick Wilson watches each week.
The Nip/Tuck alum joins a cast that will feature Vincent D’Onofrio as the all-powerful Wizard.
In the outstanding drama category, Empire is facing Power, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Being Mary Jane.
Eve Plumb will play the T-Birds shop teacher on the Fox live musical.
A Settl app was pitched in September as part of L.A. Comedy Hack Day.
The space series, based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s novels, will be due in January 2017.
Cameras will follow seven kids as they compete in the annual Bible trivia competition.
“When it was good,” she tells James Corden, “it was fed cream in a frying pan with a really long handle. And when it came out of its trailer, you had to give it a round of applause.”
Supergirl: Digital First Vol. 1 will focus on the events of the first season. PLUS: Why last night’s Supergirl twist was so smart.
Ricky Gervais tweeted a first look at his David Brent film, Life on the Road.
Issues with Irwin being a minor had prevented her from receiving her check.