ABC’s second season of American Idol premiered to a lower rating than last years return, but the show still lead in Sunday ratings.
Idol brought in 7 Million viewers.
The original cast of The Sandlot is working on a new TV reboot of the original film. David Mickey Evans told the podcast, The Rain Delay, that he had sold a television show based on The Sandlot movie.
“I just sold a Sandlot television show. We’re about to get an order for the first two seasons,” he told host Cooperstown Kurt. Evans said he couldn’t tell Kurt who was going to stream it, but “I know who’s going to stream it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out right now.” He added, “I already got all the original
Commentary: We are finally getting S’more of The Sandlot. I am excited to see this show spinoff. I wonder which streaming service this will land on.
Bruce Prichard returned to WWE this last week as a “high level creative team member”. Since his return, there have been rumors and questions about his hit podcast, Something to Wrestle…with Bruce Prichard and if the show would continue.
On this week’s episode of STW, Prichard announced that his role with WWE was still being developed and that all scheduled appearances and podcasts would continue.
I’m sure that Prichard and Conrad Thompson aren’t going to end the program any time soon.
Earlier this week, NBC announced that they are renewing all three of their Chicago based television shows.
“We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today,” Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming at NBC Entertainment, said in announcing the renewals. “The Chicago franchise is a linchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters.”
Slash and Myles Kennedy are working hard on promoting their last album, Living The Dream. Slash announced that they band will be releasing a live DVD.
After the show, Slash tweeted: “London, that was a fucking blast! I’m glad we captured the night on video! Thanks for a truly memorable evening! RnFnR!”
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. The Call Of The Wild
03. Standing In The Sun
05. Back From Cali
06. My Antidote
07. Serve You Right
08. Boulevard Of Broken Hearts
09. Shadow Life
10. We’re All Gonna Die (Todd Kerns on vocals)
11. Doctor Alibi (Todd Kerns on vocals)
12. Lost Inside The Girl
13. Wicked Stone (extended guitar solo)
14. Mind Your Manners
15. Driving Rain
16. By The Sword
19. You’re A Lie
20. World On Fire
Whacha Gonna Do, Brother, When Hulkamania comes to Netflix?
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a new movie surrounding the life of WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan, is in the works. Chris Hemsworth is set to star as Hulk Hogan.
The untitled film is close to signing a deal with Netflix for distribution. Hogan is signed on as a consultant. Former WCW President and host of the insanely popular 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff, will be one of the producers alongside Chris Hemsworth and Bradley Cooper.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will focus on the rise and origin of the Hulk Hogan character and not go into his post wrestling scandals and Gawker lawsuits.
Is the world ready for foldable phones?
At its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event, Samsung showed off its first foldable phone. Starting at $1,980, the phone will be available in the US starting in April.
The Fold is a massive phone. It as a 4 inch display when folded, but when you unfold it, it gets a 7 inch display. This phone seems amazing.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2019 – NBC’s unrivaled and beloved summer sensation “America’s Got Talent” revs up the excitement for season 14 with award-winning actress, author and producer Gabrielle Union and actress, dancer, singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough joining the judging panel. In addition, Terry Crews will serve as host of the hit series, a role he currently fills on the highly rated “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”
Union and Hough will now join executive producer Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel as they return to their roles as judges.
“One of the many secrets to the success and longevity of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is its fearless drive to reinvent itself,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “The next evolution of the format brings in fresh expert eyes to join Simon and Howie on the panel. Gabrielle and Julianne are two of the most aspirational women in the business, on top of being electric entertainers with talent across disciplines. I am excited to see how their knowledge, compassion and sheer joy enhance the experience for acts and viewers alike.”
Ahr added, “As their partner in crime, host Terry Crews will continue to light up the stage with his quick wit and unending charm.”
“Our millions of longtime viewers have already embraced Terry as the host of ‘AGT: The Champions,’ and we are excited to welcome Gabrielle and Julianne to the ‘AGT’ family,” said Trish Kinane, President of Entertainment Programming, Fremantle North America. “They are ready to bring a new level of expertise, energy, entertainment and fun to our judging panel.”
“America’s Got Talent” has remained summer’s No. 1 alternative show for 13 seasons. The series once again dominated the summer television landscape this past summer, averaging 14 million viewers per episode, with magician Shin Lim going on to win the competition. And this winter the “AGT” franchise premiered its first-ever global brand extension, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which launched in January and established itself as the season’s No. 1 most-watched alternative series.
Union, who is set to executive produce and star in the highly anticipated “Bad Boys” TV spinoff “L.A.’s Finest” on Charter’s Spectrum network that is set to premiere on May 13, is well known for her roles in several high-profile films, including “Bring It On,” “Bad Boys II,” “Think Like a Man,” and last summer’s hit movie for Universal “Breaking In.” Union is known for her hit show “Being Mary Jane” which will have its two-hour finale in April on BET. Her bestselling memoir, “We’re Going to Need More Wine,” was released in 2017.
Hough is a two-time professional dance champion and has appeared as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars” and has starred in such films as “Footloose,” “Rock of Ages,” “Safe Haven” and the recent “Bigger.” She earned rave reviews in the Emmy-winning broadcast “Grease: Live” and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix anthology series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings.” She has produced two Miss USA broadcasts and various Disney holiday specials, has been featured in numerous high-profile campaigns and is active in a wide range of philanthropic endeavors, charities and humanitarian efforts.
Crews is an action-movie hero, sitcom star, advertising pitchman, playable video game character, high-end furniture designer and human rights activist. He co-stars in the Golden Globe Award-winning NBC series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” co-starred in the blockbuster hit “Deadpool 2” and the hit indie film “Sorry to Bother You.” Crews is also the face (and muscles) of Old Spice, a playable character in Microsoft’s Xbox One game “Crackdown 3” and a force in the design and art world. Crews was also named one of Time magazine’s Person of the Year as one of the “Silence Breakers,” speaking out against sexual harassment following the #MeToo movement.
The “Got Talent” format has had more than 900 million global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America, and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. “Got Talent” holds the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history, with 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
Auditions for the upcoming season of “America’s Got Talent” are still underway. Interested acts can submit an online audition at AGTauditions.com up until midnight EST on Monday, March 4.
“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.