CW developing a 'gritty' adaptation of Little Women

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CW developing a “gritty" adaptation of Little Women

NCIS star Michael Weatherly is behind the project, described as "a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott.”


The Wiz Live!
wants Beyoncé

She’s been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch on the live NBC musical, according to E!. But if Beyoncé rejects the part, it may go to Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba.


Bill Clinton to guest on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk

The former president will sit with the famed astrophysicist for the Season 2 premiere in October.


Big Bang's Kunal Nayyar to woo Mindy Kaling on The Mindy Project

The Big Bang Theory star will play a charming hedge fund manager whom Mindy’s parents think is the perfect match for an arranged marriage.


John Legend to serve as music director for WGN America’s Underground

Legend will oversee the score, the soundtrack and all other musical aspects of the Underground Railroad drama.


Josh Elliott is in talks to return to GMA

Nearly a year and a half after jumping from ABC News to NBC Sports, Elliott may return to Good Morning America as a newsreader, according to Variety.


Perez Hilton drops by Girl Meets World

The gossip blogger shot a cameo on Monday, but it’s unclear if he’s playing himself.


Trevor Noah’s Daily Show will pay less attention to Fox News

“News is changing,” Noah told critics today. “The way people are absorbing their news  in soundbites and headlines little click links. … The biggest challenge (is) how do we bring all of that together, looking at through a bigger lens as opposed to just going after one course, which was historically Fox News.” PLUS: Noah on Wyatt Cenac: “You’re supposed to fight about things."


Nat Geo plans to change its Big Game of Thrones title before HBO objects

The African wildlife show about rival animal clans is getting a new name. “HBO can tell its lawyers to stand down, a new title is forthcoming,” says a Nat Geo exec.


Discovery expanding Shark Week with a Shweekend of new programming

Mythbusters vs. Jaws and Air Jaws: Ring of Death are among four new shark-themed programs scheduled for the Aug. 29-30 weekend.


Nat Geo developing a miniseries on the end of the Vietnam War, from Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson

Last Men Out takes place during the last 36 hours of the war, when a single unit of 63 Marines was left in place.


Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman join TNT’s Animal Kingdom

They’ll play mother and son of a family that likes to commit criminal acts in the drama based on the 2010 Australian film.


Mr. Robot
is doing what True Detective fans have been asking for

The insights into masculinity we’re supposed to get from True Detective is actually on full display on Mr. Robot.


Nat Geo to colonize Mars with Red Planet miniseries

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are behind the series set in 2032 that follows the first manned mission to Mars. The miniseries will mix fake footage with interviews with real scientists.


FX unveils the “FX Emoji App"

You can now get emojis based on all your favorite FX and FXX shows.


Singer Janis Ian: Bill Cosby had me banned from TV because he thought I was a lesbian

The At Seventeen singer writes in a lengthy Facebook post that Johnny Carson “broke the barrier Cosby tried to create.” Cosby, she writes, thought she wasn’t “suitable family entertainment."


Why Bill Simmons and HBO are like Mad Men’s Don Draper and Megan Calvet

The former ESPN star isn’t a natural TV host, and HBO may realize that once their honeymoon is over.


Manhattan
will jump 6 months in time for a Season 2 episode

"To play with time is a wonderful thing and we're playing with time all season — flashing ahead, flashing behind,” says director Thomas Schlamme.


E! greenlights Hollywood Teen Medium

The reality show will follow 19-year-old Tyler Henry, who is "celebrities’ go-to medium.”


Raven-Symone: I was fat-shamed on the set of The Cosby Show

"I remember not being able to have the bagel or anything at (craft services) - we call it crafty - where it's just a table of food ready for you to eat whenever you want,” she recalled on The View. "And I remember people were like, 'You can't eat that. You're getting fat.’"


Law & Order
director arrested on child pornography charges

Jace Alexander, who’s directed more than 30 Law & Order episodes, allegedly possessed videos of underage children involved in sexual acts.


American Heroes Channel to air Castro: The World’s Most Watched Man

The one-hour documentary will explore the life of the Cuban leader.


Game of Thrones
’ Jon Snow and Missandei were spotted having a meal together

Kit Harington is still in Belfast.


Did The Game pave the way for Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder?

BET CEO and president Debra Lee thinks so: ““People said, ‘Oh look, there’s success over in those hills, let’s go over there and try some of that.’ I do think we are seeing the reward.”


Idol
alum Constantine Maroulis and Brooke Shields spoof soaps for a La-Z-Boy ad

Check out the campy commercial directed by Fred Savage.


Jane Krakowski really hopes Tracy Morgan guests on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

“We’ve communicated,” she tells Extra. “Tracy’s the one that I really hope we get to see come to our show this season. I know Tina (Fey) and I have both spoken of it… that if he is well enough, there is a place for him, and I really hope that happens.”


5 lessons learned from The Bachelorette

From No. 1 "Always have a sob story handy” to No. 5 "Jealousy is attractive.”


A third SVU star has a baby on the way

Ice-T, Kelli Giddish and Peter Scanavino are all part of Law & Order: SVU’s baby fever.

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