CMT's Million Dollar Quartet to Tell the Story of the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

CMT's Million Dollar Quartet to tell the story of the birth of rock ’n’ roll

The eight-episode limited series based on the Tony-winning musical will follow the rise of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis with Sam Phillips' help in 1950s Memphis.


How accurate was The People v. O.J. Simpson premiere?

The American Crime Story debut wasn’t able to delve into why Mark Fuhrman knew where O.J. Simpson lived (in fact, the controversial detective was responsible for Simpson’s arrest for domestic violence in 1989). The premiere also didn’t explain why Kato Kaelin lived with Simpson (he was in the middle of a power struggle between O.J. and Nicole). PLUS: People v. O.J. filmed in the real Robert Kardashian house, Simpson actually did threaten to kill himself in Kim Kardashian’s bedroom, the Kardashian kids did indeed attend Nicole Brown Simpson’s funeral, Marcia Clark calls the event series “extremely painful” — but Sarah Paulson “is a genius,” Courtney B. Vance recalls reacting to the O.J. verdict while filming with Tony Goldwyn, and inside the three-year journey to bring The People v. O.J. to the small screen.


George Clooney had an ER “reunion” with Hugh Laurie on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kimmel couldn’t get any other ER cast member to reprise their roles.


Isabella Rossellini to star in Hulu series Shut Eye

She’ll join Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland, playing the matriarch of an organization that’s part of an underworld of L.A. storefront psychics.


Stephen Colbert and his staff will write jokes for his live post-Super Bowl show during the game

"We practiced doing the Patriots-Broncos [AFC Championship game] because that's something we've never done before,” says Colbert. "We've written jokes live about an election, but how do you write jokes about a Super Bowl? We've got to turn the jokes around in 20 minutes.” PLUS: See Colbert and David Schwimmer together in a college photo.


The late Alan Rickman’s voice will be featured in a Super Bowl ad

Rickman’s iconic voice can be heard in Disney’s commercial for Alice Through the Looking Glass.


David Simon got to hang out at Camp David

The Wire creator was invited recently to hang out at the presidential retreat by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary, but he wouldn’t reveal if he spent time with the president himself.


CBS orders pilots for a MacGyver reboot and a young Dr. Phil drama

A 20-something MacGyver at the beginning of his career will be the focus of the reboot of the '80s classic action adventure series, with Furious 7 director James Wan on board as executive producer and pilot director. The drama pilot Bull, meanwhile, will follow the early career of a young Dr. Phil McGraw.

Lisa Edelstein remembers almost becoming Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw

"It wasn't a rumor. That actually happened,” says the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce star.


Nielsen is struggling to catch up in as streaming wreaks havoc on ratings

What happens to viewers who only watch Netflix? The current system for counting ratings is outdated for users of streaming services.


SNL’s all-white Oscar sketch beat out an all-black Oscar sketch

Here’s how Saturday Night Live ended up tackling the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.


NBC orders a Cruel Intentions pilot

The potential series will pick up 15 years from where the 1999 film left off. PLUS: NBC orders 3 comedy pilots, including one from Undateable’s Bill Lawrence.


Chris Martin pays tribute to David Bowie on Carpool Karaoke

The Coldplay frontman also showed off for James Corden his Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger impressions.


The Muppets reboot looks good so far

The tone of the ABC comedy now feels right, and the characters seem more like themselves.

Potomac may have inspired Beverly Hills, 90210, but it is nothing like The Real Housewives
Locals say the new Bravo reality show bares very little resemblance to their actual community.


This week’s X-Files episode puts Season 1 in a whole new perspective

The conspiracy-focused hours always made for the best episodes, says Jacob Brogan. But with this week’s episode, he says, "I’ve finally faced the error of my ways, recognizing at last that the series’ disconnected installments were its true treasures.”


Reality TV’s real estate shows are getting spoofed with Bajillion Dollar Propertie$

The Seeso web series will make fun of shows like Million Dollar Listing and The Property Brothers with guest stars including Nick Kroll, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Gillian Jacobs.


How Agent Carter escaped the “insanity” of the Marvel Universe

Unlike her Marvel counterparts, Peggy Carter doesn’t seem weighed down by too much baggage.