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BTWF: Susan Kelechi Watson on Private Practice
March 12th, 2019 under Before They Were Famous, Shonda Rhimes, This Is Us. [ Comments: none ]

Before Susan Kelechi Watson was married to the perfect guy on This Is Us, she was married to someone on Private Practice. She looks the same now as she did when she was 26 in that 2007 episode.


Ellen Pompeo needs to get over herself
December 11th, 2018 under Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

To me,
acts like she is holier than thou and what she says is divine. She also thinks what she does is for a noble cause and does not care whose careers are ruined so she can be the highest paid actress in television. Again, that is how I see her.

The other day she sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Talk Table and talked about being in an interracial marriage and having biracial children. After 20 minutes talking about that topic, they asked her if she still talks to her former TV husband Patrick Dempsey. She told them, “We haven’t spoken since he’s left the show.” Then she explained, “I have no hard feelings toward him. He’s a wonderful actor, and we made the best TV you can make together. That’s a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years. Typically, when people leave the show, they need to sort of re-find themselves, who they are without the show because the show takes up so much of your life. You need that time to like figure out who you are without the show. So, we have not spoken, but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick.”

She has done one show that she never left, how does she know how actors feel when they leave a show? Is that the excuse all the former actors told as to why they have not spoken to her since they left Grey’s Anatomy?

Anyways, that is not the only reason why I posted this story. It was her tweets about other sites only reporting on the Dempsey reveal and not talking about why she did the Facebook show. She wrote to Kathie Lee & Hoda, “Hey here’s a suggestion!! Maybe all of you over there lay off the booze and pay attention to the real conversation that took place ? 🍷🍷🍷😜😜😜.”

Pompeo, you have been in the business long enough to know, you cannot and do not control the narrative. You can do a 30-minute interview with someone and they might take just one quote that fits their narrative. Even if you told them how to cure cancer. It is just how it goes.

I hope she is smart with her residuals because I doubt she will be getting much work when Grey’s ends next season. At least that is what she hinted in an interview.


A lot of shows got full season pickups today!
October 19th, 2018 under CBS, Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Today several shows found out that they are joining NBC’s Manafest and New Amsterdam, CBS’s FBI and ABC’s Single Parents.

Over at Fox, The Cool Kids and Last Man Standing will be around until May. Meanwhile, Rel awaits its fate, but I doubt it will go past 13 episodes. Why Fox keeps scheduling live action shows on an animated night is beyond me.

ABC did not pick up any new shows today, but they did give Station 19 a full season. When it comes to the rest, I think A Million Little Things will get a 3 episode pick up. The Rookie will be around for a full season. But I am not sure what they will do with The Kids Are Alright because it is benefitting by The Conners. Can it do well without its lead-in? I highly doubt it.

CBS told The Neighborhood, Magnum PI and Gd Friended Me that they want to be friends with them all season long. Something I never would have called. I thought Magnum was going to stop at 13. Something I fear will happen to Happy Together, which I think is their best new show. Murphy Brown was only picked up for 13 and I think that will be all it will get.

It is too early for The CW to announce what they will do with Charmed and All American. I do not think All American will go all the way, but I do think Charmed will. That leaves NBC’s I Feel Bad and I feel bad that this show will most likely be 13 and done.

Finally, since it is rare that networks pull a show before it airs all of its episodes. I think if Alec Baldwin’s talk show does another really poor outing this Sunday, that it will be its last one.


Will Grey’s Anatomy’s sweet 16 be its swan song?
September 23rd, 2018 under Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Last year, Ellen Pompeo became TV’s highest paid actress, and now she is hinting she is ready to call it quits with the show when her contract expires at the end of next season.

Meredith Grey told Entertainment Weekly, “I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any kind of formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories we can tell,” Then she added, “It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change.”

Without her, they say the show cannot go on. But didn’t they say that about ER when George Clooney left? Whatever, she decides to do as her next step, I doubt acting will be it. I think she is too typecast as the doctor to do anything else.

Would you be upset if she leaves the show and ABC pulls the plug on the medical soap opera?


Shonda Rhimes has 8 shows in the works at Netflix
July 21st, 2018 under Netflix, Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Eleven months ago, Netflix and Shonda Rhimes announced they were in bed together and now they releasing details about their first eight shows together.

Untitled Shonda Rhimes Project
Based on the New York Magazine article How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People by Jessica Pressler. Manhattan makes a new friend like no other. But is she the stuff American dreams are made of or is she New York’s biggest con woman? Is it a con if you enjoy being taken?
* Shonda Rhimes (EP) will create the series.

Untitled Bridgerton Project
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
* Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen (EP) will adapt and showrun the series.

The Warmth of Other Suns
Based on Pulitzer-Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning book of the same name, this powerful groundbreaking series tracks the decades-long migration of African-Americans fleeing the Jim Crow South in search of a better life in the North and the West between 1916 and 1970.
*National Humanities Medal recipient, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and 2-time Drama Desk winning playwright Anna Deavere Smith (EP) is set to adapt.

Pick & Sepulveda
Set in the 1840s against the surreal and sensual backdrop of the then-Mexican state of California, the series tracks the end of an idyllic era there as American forces threaten brutality and war at the border to claim this breathtaking land for its own.
*Emmy-award writer Janet Leahy (EP) will create the series.

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Ellen Pao’s groundbreaking memoir detailing her life and career, including the lawsuit she brought against her former employer that sparked intense media scrutiny, shook Silicon Valley to its boys’ club core and pre-saged the Time’s Up movement.

The Residence
Netflix and Shondaland have acquired the rights to Kate Andersen Brower’s brilliant nonfiction book The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, which offers a vividly accurate insider’s account of White House residence staffers and the upstairs downstairs lives they share with the First Families at one of the most famous homes in history.

Sunshine Scouts
In this darkly comedic half-hour series, an apocalyptic disaster spares a rag-tag group of teenage girls at sleepaway camp who must then summon their moxie and survival skills to weather the fallout and ensure all that remains of humanity abides by the Sunshine Scout Law.
*Writer/actress Jill Alexander (Co-EP) will create the series.

Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s award-winning reimagining of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This staged contemporization – with its inclusive cast of all ages and its blend of dance traditions – has further cemented Debbie Allen’s legacy as one of the greatest forces for good in dance.
*Oliver Bokelberg (DP/Director Scandal) will serve as director, cinematographer and producer.

No word when they will debut, but when they do, people will be binging them like crazy.

Which ones sound like the best one for you?


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