Nicole Kidman and Liane Moriarity are Reunited in New Mini Series
Fans of Liane Moriarity’s Big Little Lies are not, as a whole, as pleased with the author’s more recent novel Nine Perfect Strangers, about a bizarre health retreat. Buy maybe the addition of Melissa McCarthy and Nicole Kidman to the cast will give Hulu’s latest limited series that little extra something the book lacked. It’s a good sign that McCarthy and Kidman are serving as executive producers, and that it’s coming from David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Kidman’s Blossom Films and Endeavor Content.
New Network Comedy Series Built on the Rock
Dwayne Johnson seems to be everywhere these days, having just announced that he’s starring in the new NBC comedy series Young Rock, which is, of course, inspired by his life. He’ll appear in each of the first 11 episodes, and they’ll see how the show goes from there. Crossing our fingers that it’s as good as Young Sheldon. It will be if former Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan has anything to say about it—she’s running the show.
The Surprising Results of the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
Yep, I was there, wearing a black Michael Kors dress with an ostrich feather skirt and black suede booties with sparkly crystal heels, and carrying my signature Kate Spade champagne bucket bag, just in case you were wondering. Jim and I were lucky enough to sit at The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel table. See full results and more photos of the fabulous event here.
What’s More Fun Than a LEGO Movie? A LEGO Reality Show!
Will Arnett is hosting a new, unscripted competition series called LEGO Masters, that will feature stars like Mayim Bailik, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, as well as LEGO Movie writers and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, to comment on LEGO master duals. Watch it Wednesday, February 5 at 9p on Fox.
A Steamy Jane Austin Mini-Series? Yes Please!
You’ll doubtless want to record this, since you’ll be watching the 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards on the CW Sunday, Jan 12. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this new, eight-episode mini series adapted from Sandition, based on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, airing Sunday on PBS. Screenwriter Andrew Davies, who has adapted Pride and Prejudice and other Austen favorites, promises a sexy take on it.
Critics Choice Awards This Sunday! Who Ya Gonna See — in Addition to Me!
The excitement mounts, as The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announces today the star-studded line up of presenters who will take the stage during the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Keegan-Michael Key will be on hand to recognize Eddie Murphy with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award and Ted Danson will present Kristen Bell with the #SeeHer Award.
Additional stars from some of this year’s favorite films and television shows who will present throughout the evening include Kate Beckinsale, Alison Brie, Kelly Clarkson, Brian Cox, Adam Devine, Sara Gilbert, Walton Goggins, Lucy Hale, Chris Hardwick, Anne Hathaway, Sam Heughan, Nick Kroll, Eugene Levy, John Lithgow, Sebastian Maniscalco, Caleb McLaughlin, Kennedy McMann, Seth Meyers, Ashleigh Murray, Niecy Nash, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Lupita Nyong’o, Catherine O’Hara, Edi Patterson, Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, JB Smoove, Bradley Whitford, and Scott Wolf. They all join previously announced host Taye Diggs.
The Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 12th, from 7 – 10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).
Fun, Sustainable Fact about This Year’s Critics Choice Awards
Fear not, Joaquin! The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today that it will serve only plant-based food during the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony. Hoping to shine a light on sustainability and the ever-growing climate crisis our world is facing, the CCA will provide delicious plant-based foods for its guests, including me, and hundreds of the world’s biggest film and television stars.
Everyone in the Barker Hangar will be able to choose from vegetarian tacos and burritos from Baja Fresh® or plant-based burgers from The Counter® served hot and fresh during the show. There will even be vegan desserts from Pinkberry® and Cold Stone Creamery®. Additional support will be provided by FIJI Water and François Borgel.
Decisions decisions! Which shall I choose? Find out by watching on the CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET (delayed PT).
The Latest From the Property Brothers — Casaza Expands
Because I’m all about bringing you everything Property Brothers, the latest says that after signing Drew and Jonathan Scott to a multi-year talent deal extension in December, HGTV and parent company Discovery, Inc. have invested in the duo’s online shopping platform. “We started Casaza to make shopping for premium items for your home a fun, content-driven experience,” said Drew. Now they have serious financial backing behind them.
More Jamie More Jamie! Outlander Permeires in Feb.
Outlander fans brace yourselves: Season Five of the Starz hit premieres Sunday, February 16th at 8PM ET/PT. The forthcoming fifth season will play out over 12 episodes, and finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, Claire must use her modern medical knowledge to prevent them from being ripped apart once again, the American Revolution is about to break out, and bratty Brianna is still hanging around causing drama.
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Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVI will sit and stay on your TV screen Sunday, February 2 at 3pm, with Team Ruff and Team Fluff featuring 96 puppies from 61 shelters. This year includes “Pup Close and Personal” stories feature Jonathan and Drew Scott, Whitney Cummings and Emmylou Harris.