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The Wonder Years is getting a reboot at ABC (Image: Disney).

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

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' – 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[...]

Simon Kinberg: 'Dark Phoenix' Story "Required an Intensity to tell Properly"

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 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

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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

Film Based On The Life Of Richard Pryor Announced

Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company is set to greenlight a film based on the life of comedian Richard Pryor, currently titled Richard Pyror: Is It Something I Said? Lee Daniels will direct from a script by his Empire collaborator Danny Strong and will star Mike Epps as Pryor Oprah Winfrey has been cast as the[...]

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[...]

This Trailer For The Paperboy Beggars Belief

The reputation that The Paperboy picked up after premiering at Cannes pretty much amounts to it being called trampy and slutty. It certainly looks like campy, messy nonsense in this trailer. Just when Matthew McConnaughey was on a bit of a roll. I hated Lee Daniel's Precious for all of its ludicrous indulgences and Look! Flashing […]

First Look At The Cannes Line-Up: The Films In Competition

Lee Daniels "Killing Them Softly" - dir Andrew Dominik "Reality" - dir Matteo Garrone "Love" - dir Michael Haneke "Lawless" - dir John Hillcoat "In Another Country" - dir Hong Sang So "The Taste of Money" - dir Im Sang So "Like Someone In Love" - dir Abbas Kiarostami "The Angels' Share" - dir Ken Loach "In The Fog" - dir[...]