NBC is planning to reboot the classic television series, Murder She Wrote.
The revival will have a different direction thanks to writer Alexandra Cunningham and producer David Janollari. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is said to be attached as the show’s star; in the role of an astute amateur detective.
So far, the hour-long project, which has received a put pilot commitment, is a revamped version of the original series starring Angela Lansbury. Sources have described it as a light, contemporary procedural in the vein of Bones or Fargo, it follows a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth (Spencer) who self-publishes her first mystery novel.
The Golden Globes have locked in its hosts for the next two-years.
Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have inked deals to host the next two Golden Globe Awards, beginning with the January 12, 2014 show.
The ladies were first asked to return over the summer, following the pair’s first successful stint as hosts for the show this year. With Poehler and Fey hosting, it was one of the most watched Golden Globes ever.
“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said NBC’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
Kerry Washington is heading to SNL.
The actress is set to host the sketch-comedy show on November 2. Eminem will serve as the musical guest on the same show.
Washington, 36, is currently starring on the hit ABC show, Scandal. This will be her first time hosting.
Eminem will take the stage to perform tracks from his upcoming album, The Marshal Mathers LP 2, which is due out on November 5. This will be Eminem’s sixth appearance on the show.
The Sound of Music comes to NBC this holiday season. But don’t expect to see Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews dancing and singing. This re-creation will star Carrie Underwood as ‘Maria’ and Stephen Moyer as ‘Captain Von Trapp.’ In addition to re-creating the hit musical, this version will be three hours long and live!
So who else will be star in this live production? Tony award-winning actress Audra McDonald will play ‘The Mother Abbess,’ Laura Benanti as ‘Elsa Schraeder’ and Christian Borle will play ‘Max Detweiler,’
The Sound of Music LIVE! will air on NBC on December 5!
SNL is starting its 39 season off with a bang!
The premiere will mark Fey’s fourth time hosting since leaving the show in 2006. She will be joined by musical guest Arcade Fire.
No word on who executive producer Lorne Michaels has hired to replace recently departed cast members Fred Armisen, Jason Sudekis and Bill Hader.
Betty White can add a new accomplishment to her ever-growing list.
White, 91, is now Guinness World Record holder. She holds the title for “Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female),” which spans 74 years of work in the biz.
White first hit the small screen in 1939. Since then, she has gone on to star in such shows as, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mama’s Family, The Carol Burnett Show and The Golden Girls. She currently stars in TV Land‘s Hot in Cleveland.
“I was astounded when [Guinness World Records] called to tell me. Who? Me!?! It’s such as honor. The book has always been fascinating to me. I can’t believe I’m now associated with it,” White said of her appearance in the 2014 edition of the book.
The 2014 Guinness World Records edition will be available in stores September 12.
Christina Milian has found true love!
The former NBC Voice correspondent is engaged to longtime boyfriend Jas Prince.
The pair have been engaged since before May, a source close to Milian confirms to PEOPLE, according to the source, “He’s a great match for her.”
Milian was spotted wearing a diamond ring back in April. When asked about the sparkler, she said, “Well, there are rumors, but we’ll stick to it being a rumor.”
Jas Prince and Christina Milian have been dating since 2010. Milian has a daughter, Violet, from her previous marriage to producer The Dream.