I haven’t done entertainment news blog since September so a lot of my so-called “news” is old hat. It’s also been tough to wade through my usual sources because about a third of the news articles are about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and other sexual-harassment stories. Rather than do a giant blog trying to catch up all at once, I’m going to do it month by month. So here are the old news stories that I should’ve covered in October 2016.
Before doing this post I also did a brief recap of some of the TV reviews I did in September and October. You can find it here.
In the links below read:
Spoilers from Inside Line dated October 12
New cast members for next season of Doctor Who
Video of old TARDIS set being dismantled
Spoilers from Inside Line dated October 26
Not in the links below but still of interest:
George Clooney will receive the AFI lifetime achievement award in 2018
Speculation remains that Game of Thrones will not return until 2019
Westworld is scheduled to return in the summer of 2018
RIP comedian Ralphie May was a finalist on Last Comic Standing age 45 complications of pneumonia
American Horror Story producers edited the October 10 episode to tone down violence in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. The unedited version is available on demand.
Megan McCain daughter of Sen. John McCain is the newest cohost on “The View”
Cinemax announced a new season of military action drama “Strike Back” will premiere February 2 with a totally new cast.
Matt Ryan will guest star on two episodes of Legends of Tomorrow as Constantine
Victor Garber will be leaving Legends of Tomorrow sometime this season. He is going to Broadway to replace David Hyde Pierce in Hello Dolly. His first performance is set for January 20
CBS military drama SEAL Team has been given a full season order of 22 episodes
NBC has canceled its summer medical drama “The Night Shift” after 4 seasons. I never watched it.
RIP actor Roy Dotrice who played “father” on the 90s series Beauty and the Beast. Aged 94.
RIP actor John Dunsworth who played newspaperman Dave Teagues on Syfy Channel series Haven. Age 71
The new Han Solo movie will be titled “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and will premiere May 25, 2018. Ron Howard took over as director after the sudden departure of previous directors. No reason given.
Chelsea Handler talkshow has been canceled on Netflix
CBS has renewed summer series “Salvation” about an asteroid about to hit earth for season 2. Although the first season ended before the asteroid hit, I’m surprised the show got renewed. I watched it because it wasn’t much on during the summer. But I would classify it as just barely watchable.
Actress comedian Julia Louis Dreyfus is battling breast cancer
Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season on CBS All Access
The Orville has been renewed for a second season at Fox
René Zellweger will play Judy Garland in an upcoming biopic film
Showtime has renewed Ray Donovan for season 6. The setting of the show will shift from LA to New York
CBS has canceled summer sci-fi series Zoo after 3 seasons. I kind of like it.
Sara Ramirez a.k.a. Dr. Calliope Torres from Grey’s Anatomy has joined the cast of Madam Secretary but you might not recognize her with a short haircut.
RIP actor Robert Guillaume who played Benson on that show as well as Soap. He was 89
It has been confirmed that Vincent D’Onofrio will return as Wilson Fisk and daredevil season three on Netflix
RIP blues legend Fats Domino age 89
AMC as renewed Preacher for season 3 and we are well pleased
SNL alumni Fred Armisen is joining the cast of “The Last Man on Earth”