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The Wonder Years: ABC Lee Daniels Developing Black Family-Led Reboot

The Wonder Years: ABC, Lee Daniels Developing Black Family-Led Reboot

Lee Daniels (Empire), writer Saladin Patterson (Frasier, The Bernie Mac Show, The Big Bang Theory), and original series co-creator Neal Marlens and star Fred Savage are teaming up to bring The Wonder Years back to ABC The reboot of the popular coming-of-age comedy will focus on how a Black middle-class family in late 1960s Montgomery,[...]

Empire Ending Series Run Early Over Coronavirus-Related Shutdown

"Empire" Ending Series Run Early Over Coronavirus-Related Shutdown

Meanwhile, Becky struggles with balancing her personal and professional relationships and Hakeem and Maya find themselves in a less-than-ideal situation after a drunken night in Vegas From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, and created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, Empire stars Terrence DaShon Howard as[...]

Empire &#8211 Lee Daniels: Jussie Smollett Will NOT Be Returning for Season 6

'Empire' – Lee Daniels: Jussie Smollett "Will NOT Be Returning" for Season 6

Approximately a month after FOX renewed Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s music industry drama Empire for a sixth and final season, Daniels is finally putting to rest rumors that controversial cast member Jussie Smollett‘s character Jamal Lyon would join the series' final run Taking to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to a Variety article that reported show[...]

Lisa Kudrow Set to Headline Good People for Amazon

Lisa Kudrow Set to Headline 'Good People' for Amazon

Good People is being developed by Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and Whitney Cummings, who co-created 2 Broke Girls on CBS.[caption id="attachment_1037434" align="aligncenter" width="1541"] Lisa KudrowPhoto by DFree / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Good People is also being produced by Amazon Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.Cummings and Daniels are currently writing the pilot, which revolves around the Ombudsman's office[...]

Empire EPs Remove Jussie Smolletts Character from Final Season 5 Eps

'Empire' EPs Remove Jussie Smollett's Character from Final Season 5 Eps

Less than 24 hours after Empire actor Jussie Smollett was released on $100,000 bond after being arrested Thursday morning on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged assault in late January 2019, the executive producers of the popular FOX series have made the decision to remove his character Jamal from the remainder of the series'[...]

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Victim of Possible Hate Crime Series Creators Others Respond

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Victim of Possible Hate Crime; Series Creators, Others Respond

North Water Street.[caption id="attachment_979284" align="alignnone" width="1224"] FOX[/caption]Smollett was assaulted by the two men, who proceeded to pour “an unknown chemical substance” on him and put a rope around Smollett’s neck before fleeing the scene. Smollett was able to make his way to an area hospital and was described as being in "good condition" at the time of[...]

Fox Orders Comedy Pilots Our People and Rel Musical Drama Mixtape

Fox Orders Comedy Pilots 'Our People' and 'Rel', Musical Drama 'Mixtape'

The three 20th Century Fox TV projects include: Our People, a comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; Rel, a comedy starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and musical drama Mixtape, from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran For Fox Entertainment President Michael Thorn, this will mark the first official[...]

Fox To Crossover Music Dramas Empire And Star In Fall Premieres

Fox To Crossover Music Dramas Empire And Star In Fall Premieres

Everyone wants a connected universe and now Fox is adding one to their line-up as they move their two Lee Daniels' music dramas to airing back-to-back this fall But it's more than just Empire and Star are going to air the same night, the network has announced a special two-episode crossover event this fall The[...]

An Attention Grabbing New Poster For Lee Daniels The Butler

An Attention Grabbing New Poster For Lee Daniels' The Butler

This new poster for Lee Daniels' The Butler, which debuted at Fandango, is certainly striking but it's also just a bit too on-the-nose Well, maybe more than a bit.Lee Daniels is hardly a subtle director - Shadowboxer, Precious and The Paperboy were all directed with everything turned up to eleven - so perhaps this new[...]