Jerrod Carmichael: NBC ‘Took a chance and a risk’ with Our Bill Cosby-Themed Episode
“We get away with murder!” The Carmichael Show star says of the special episode on the Cosby rape controversy, adding that The Cosby Show network did indeed set boundaries. “They did it with caution, wanting to protect the network but also knowing this could be good television and trusting me enough to get it the right way,” he said. Meanwhile, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said of delving into the controversy, “you can’t be afraid of talking about things like that, as long as they’re handled correctly.” PLUS: Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the yanked Cosby Show reruns are “literally taking money out of my pocket.”
Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Once Upon a Time and Quantico will all be back next season. PLUS: The Bachelor will return for Season 21, according to creator Mike Fleiss. UPDATE: ABC has renewed 15 shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Black-ish, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Quantico.
In a Vine clip sent out by EW, The Revenant director was shown not clapping when costume designer Jenny Beavan won an Oscar for Mad Max: Fury Road, which set off a viral firestorm. In another clip, though, Iñárritu can be seen clapping while Beavan goes up on stage.
The ESPN college football personality, and Andrews’ former colleague, says Andrews was more reserved after the Peep Hole tape went viral.
“There is no new Colonel Sanders,” KFC’s chief marketing officer says.
The Fast and the Furious star will play a brand-new character on the Fox reboot, an LAPD hostage negotiator/in-house therapist.
Still the King and Million Dollar Quartet are among new CMT program, in addition to a Concert of the Summer series.
The Complications star will play a “good cop” with questionable views of race on The Infamous. PLUS: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alum Bashir Salahuddin joins Hulu’s Crushed, and Fringe’s Georgina Haig joins CW Mars pilot.
A TV series based on the 1996 movie and a drama inspired by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s real-life upbringing are in the works at TV Land.
Rod Roddenberry, currently president of Roddenberry Entertainment, will join his COO Trevor Roth as executive producers on the new Trek series for CBS All Access.
Pinot By Tituss will be available starting March 14.