ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
LOS ANGELES ABCs fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of Big Little Lies." I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October, said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. ABC has backups available if needed, Burke said, including unscripted fare it ordered at the beginning of the shutdown. Jimmy Kimmel, ABCs late-night host, was announced Tuesday as the events emcee and producer. I couldnt be happier with the choice of Matt as The Bachelor. And this is just the beginning," Burke said.
ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
The former "Saturday Night Live" star will host a new version of the game-show "Supermarket Sweep," which originally aired on ABC from 1965-67. I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October, said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. ABC has backups available if needed, Burke said, including unscripted fare it ordered at the beginning of the shutdown. Jimmy Kimmel, ABCs late-night host, was announced Tuesday as the events emcee and producer. I couldnt be happier with the choice of Matt as The Bachelor. And this is just the beginning, Burke said.
Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemics effects on the movie industry. The Oscars ceremony date was the big lingering unknown, however. Now, Oscars nominations will be announced on March 15 and the nominees luncheon will be on April 15. Further, the future eligibility of films for the 94th Oscars and that show date will be announced later. The eligibility window was extended beyond 12 months once before in advance of the 6th Academy Awards in 1934.
'Fresh Off the Boat' to End After 6 Seasons
Fresh Off the Boat has been canceled after six seasons on ABC, bringing an end to TVs longest-running broadcast series about an Asian-American family. Im so proud of the show and what weve accomplished over the past six seasons, series creator Nahnatchka Khan said in a statement. The cast, led by Randall Park and Constance Wu, is one of the finest and funniest on television. Following her breakout success on Fresh Off the Boat, Wu went onto star in the wildly popular 2018 film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians. RELATED CONTENT:Constance Wu Talks 'Fresh Off the Boat' Twitter Fiasco and Diva Claims on 'Hustlers' SetABC President Reveals Possible Bachelor,' Fresh Off the Boat Spin-Offs and 'Happy Endings' RebootConstance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Co-Stars Enthusiastic About Working With Her on Season 6, ABC Says
'Lost' Creator Damon Lindelof Addresses Reboot Rumors and Why 'Watchmen' Is a
So when ET recently sat down with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof at the junket for his highly anticipated HBO series, Watchmen, we asked him to set the record straight on all those reboot rumors once and for all. "I, personally, am not going to be involved with other versions of Lost because we told the most complete version," Lindelof clarified. Lindelof currently has his hands full with his dream project as the creator and executive producer of the new Watchmen TV series, which premieres on HBO this Sunday, Oct. 20. HBOOne of the things Lindelof is most excited for Watchmen fans to discover are all of the special Easter eggs he's hidden throughout the first season. So what's the one thing Lindelof wants audiences to know before tuning in to the first episode of Watchmen?
Ryan Seacrest Officially Returns as 'American Idol' Host
Ryan Seacrest isn't going anywhere. The 44-year-old TV personality, radio host and producer is officially back as host of American Idol, the show's Twitter account confirmed on Friday. After American Idol crowned Laine Hardy its season 17 champion in May, ET spoke with the Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host about his plans for the following season. American Idol will return in spring 2020 on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:ABC 'Hopeful' Ryan Seacrest Will Return to 'American Idol'Ryan Seacrest Addresses Kourtney Kardashian Possibly Leaving 'KUWTK' (Exclusive)'American Idol' Host Ryan Seacrest Takes First Sick Day in 17 Seasons
Adam Pally Reacts to 'Happy Endings' Revival Talks (Exclusive)
Dont get too excited about a happy ending for Happy Endings. For now, Pally is focused on his new NBC sitcom, Indebted. Elliott is also a Happy Endings alum, having guest-starred on the series. Both she and Pally say they would love for the rest of the Happy Endings gang to pop up on Indebted, specifically Casey Wilson, aka Penny. RELATED CONTENT:ABC President Reveals Possible Bachelor,' Fresh Off the Boat Spin-Offs and 'Happy Endings' RebootEXCLUSIVE: Adam Pally Dishes on the Chances of a 'Happy Endings' Revival: 'Anything Is Possible''Happy Endings' Reunited: Dream Guest Stars & Hopes for a Return on Hulu
Mike Fleiss' Restraining Order Is Officially Dropped After His Wife Fails to Appear in Court
The restraining order against Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has officially been dropped. According to court records obtained by ET, neither Mike nor his ex, Laura Kaeppeler Fleiss, appeared at a scheduled restraining order hearing on Tuesday. As a result of their no-show, "the Respondent's Request for Restraining Order is taken off calendar and discharged. The restraining order Laura was granted included the couple's son under its protections. RELATED CONTENT:ABC Addresses Mike Fleiss' Future Involvement in 'Bachelor' Franchise After Scandal'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss and Wife Settle Divorce, Restraining Order Dropped Following Violence ClaimsChris Harrison Speaks Out on Allegations Against 'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss
ABC President Reveals Possible Bachelor,' Fresh Off the Boat Spin-Offs and 'Happy
ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke is getting a lot of fans excited about a number of possible projects that might be in the works. "And theres an extension to the Bachelor franchise coming." "Happy Endings was certainly one of my favorite ABC shows." "One of the things Erin and I bonded over when she came over [from Warner Bros. TV] to take over comedy development was a desire to do a show like Happy Endings, which led to a conversation about Happy Endings," Burke added. (Exclusive)Gabrielle Union Is 'So Excited' to Star With Jessica Alba in 'Bad Boys' Spin-Off (Exclusive)EXCLUSIVE: Adam Pally Dishes on the Chances of a 'Happy Endings' Revival: 'Anything Is Possible'
Constance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Co-Stars Enthusiastic About Working With Her on
ABC is taking Constance Wu at her word. Months after Wu's controversial Twitter outburst over the renewal of Fresh Off the Boat, it appears things are business as usual days before production kicks back up on the comedy series' sixth season. Fresh Off the Boat, which premiered in 2015, recently became the first Asian American comedy to reach syndication. Fresh Off the Boat returns Friday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:Constance Wu Addresses Report Claiming She's a Diva and Insisted on 'Hustlers' Top BillingRandall Park Weighs in on Constance Wu's Controversial 'Fresh Off the Boat' Renewal ReactionConstance Wu's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Controversy Addressed for First Time by ABCConstance Wu Apologizes for Ill-Timed Fresh Off the Boat Tweets, Says She Was Conflicted Over RenewalConstance Wu Says 'Fresh Off the Boat' Renewal Is 'Not' Good News, Backtracks
'Bachelorette': ABC Boss on Jed Wyatt's Girlfriend Scandal and Vetting Future
Jed Wyatt made it all the way to the final rose on The Bachelorette -- and won it -- despite having a girlfriend back home. "I've been quite impressed by the production company and the show's interest in continuing to improve and expand its vetting processes," she said. "Human behavior is... you know, mercurial," Burke said with a laugh, clearly in reference to Wyatt's girlfriend drama. "I think the show does as good a job as it can vetting contestants, and they continue to improve." While speaking with ET's Lauren Zima on The Ringer's Bachelor Party podcast last month, Bachelor host Chris Harrison said Wyatt's girlfriend drama was a "hint of things to come" for the franchise.
ABC 'Hopeful' Ryan Seacrest Will Return to 'American Idol'
American Idol will be bringing back Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie for its third season on ABC, but one name synonymous with the franchise was noticeably missing. So, why isn't longtime host Ryan Seacrest confirmed yet? American Idol will return in spring 2020 on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Not Yet Confirmed to Return to 'American Idol' Next Season'Bachelor's Ashley I. & Jared Haibon Reveal an 'American Idol' Alum Will Sing at Their Wedding (Exclusive)Carrie Underwood Celebrates 'American Idol' Anniversary With Throwback Pic: 'You Can't Cry Pretty'
ABC Boss Addresses 'The Rookie' Star's Racial Discrimination and Sexual Assault
A spokesperson for ABC Studios released a statement to ET on Sunday addressing Williamson's claims and their handling of the situation. Burke was asked whether she is prepared to act swiftly on The Rookie based on the controversy surrounding the show. Throughout the filming of the pilot, I experienced Racial Discrimination/Racially Charged inappropriate comments from the hair department and bullying from Executive Producers. It is still unclear how Williamson's exit will be addressed creatively on the upcoming season two of The Rookie. RELATED CONTENT:'The Rookie' Star Afton Williamson Says She Quit Show Over Alleged Racial Discrimination and Sexual AssaultNathan Fillion Gets Punked on His First Day as 'The Rookie' in Premiere Sneak Peek (Exclusive)
ABC Addresses Mike Fleiss' Future Involvement in 'Bachelor' Franchise After Scandal
ABC is addressing Bachelorcreator Mike Fleiss' future within the franchise following his personal drama. Fleiss' estranged wife, Laura, was granted a restraining order against him last month after she accused him of threatening her and committing multiple acts of violence. By the end of the month, however, Fleiss and his wife had reportedly settled their divorce, with her restraining order against him dropped. Warner Bros. previously revealed to ET that they were "looking into" the allegations against Fleiss. RELATED CONTENT:'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss and Wife Settle Divorce, Restraining Order Dropped Following Violence ClaimsChris Harrison Speaks Out on Allegations Against 'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss'Bachelor' Creator Mike Fleiss Under Investigation by Police Over Allegations of Violence Against His Wife
ABC Boss on Whether It's Finally Time for a Black 'Bachelor'
Could season 24 finally be the one to feature a black Bachelor? Air Force veteran Mike Johnson from Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette is many fans' -- and cast members' -- pick to become the first black Bachelor. During an interview with ET last week, ABC exec Rob Mills said that Johnson was "absolutely in contention" for the job. Mills also noted, however, that the next Bachelor selection depends on how things play out with the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, which premieres on Monday. "We don't start [filming The Bachelor] until September, and don't forget Colton [Underwood] and Nick [Viall] came from Bachelor in Paradise.
'Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor in Paradise' Renewed by ABC
ABC is signing on for more from the Bachelor franchise. The network has renewed both The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise for additional seasons, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday. The Bachelorette, fresh off of Hannah Brown's season, will return for season 16, while Bachelor in Paradise, which debuts its sixth season on Monday, will return next year for season seven. As Chris Harrison told ET on Monday morning, he and the production team are waiting until closer to the end of the current season of Bachelor in Paradise to reveal the next Bachelor. RELATED CONTENT:Chris Harrison on How Tyler Cameron's Gigi Hadid Date Affects His Chances for 'Bachelor' (Exclusive)Tyler Cameron Spotted Out With Gigi Hadid in New York City: PicsHow Hannah Brown's Season Reinvented the 'Bachelorette' Franchise