CBS Puts Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller in Charge of the New Star Trek

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

CBS puts Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller in charge of the new Star Trek

Fuller, a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine vet known for shows like Pushing Daisies and Hannibal, will serve as co-creator and showrunner for the Star Trek reboot.


Lorne Michaels recalls getting a call from Larry David’s agent, requesting he play Bernie Sanders on SNL

“My phone rang, and it was Ari  (Emanuel) and he said, ‘Larry David would like to play Bernie Sanders,’” Michaels recalled at the afterparty for last week’s David-hosted SNL. “The audience cast him. It was the same with Tina. So I said to Larry, ‘Can you be here Thursday?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’” Asked by Maureen Dowd if SNL is helping boost Sanders’ candidacy, Michaels responded: "I don’t go along with the idea that the American people can’t make up their own minds and that if you expose them to these things, they will just be swept along."


Jessica Williams slams Beyoncé Super Bowl halftime haters

“Race was brought in because Beyoncé was brought in,” The Daily Show correspondent says of the halftime controversy. PLUS: Leave Chris Martin alone!


Owner of Britain’s “The Glee Club” wins lawsuit against Fox’s Glee

Will Fox have to stop using the name Glee even though the show is no longer on the air?


Another Making a Murderer prosecutor is writing a tell-all book

Indefensible is from Michael Griesbach, who was involved in both of Steven Avery’s convictions.


Netflix unveils House of Cards Season 4 poster

Claire and Frank are together, but not necessarily "back together."


Fuller House releases its fullest trailer yet

Unveiled on Ellen, the trailer a “‘90s nostalgia bonanza.”


Conan O’Brien spoofs Cam Newton

Watch Conan in hoodie at his “post joke press conference."


ABC denies paying for Teresa Giudice's exclusive interview

An ABC News rep insists the network did not pay to license the Real Housewives star’s photos for this morning's GMA interview.


With Full Frontal, Samantha Bee proved to be Jon Stewart’s natural heir

The first episode was “such a welcome jolt of energy” that you might wish Full Frontal was airing every day, says David Sims. “Full Frontal’s format is less cozy than many a talk show—Bee stands for the entire ride—and it makes her Daily Show-style segments feel all the more blistering,” he adds. PLUS: Bee’s “late-night” show actually airs in primetime, Bee left viewers wanting more, the best part of Full Frontal is that it’s truly her own show, Full Frontal feels fresh even though it’s using clip packages the way other shows use them, it was one of the most confident premieres, Bee uses her gender to great comedic effect, and Bee made the case that she could provide the distinct comedy voice for the 2016 election.


Amazon renews Mozart in the Jungle

The Gael García Bernal series will return for a third season.


How last night’s X-Files came about

Writer Glen Morgan calls the episode “the third in a trilogy."


Stephen Colbert recreates ABC’s awkward GOP debate intro

Last night’s Late Show cold open also did not go smoothly.


Selena Gomez films an Inside Amy Schumer cameo

Gomez on Monday posted an Instagram photo of “today’s office."


Jeremy Sisto boards ABC’s The Jury

He’ll play a widely liked juror on the ABC anthology series.