NBC sets November return for 'This Is Us,' 'Chicago' dramas
LOS ANGELES An optimistic NBC said Thursday it will bring This Is Us and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only beginning to ease. Broadcast TV's usual robust September start to the new season has already bowed to the pandemic, with NBC and other networks relying heavily on reality and acquired series that month. This Is Us, the family drama starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, will kick off its fifth season on Nov. 10, the network said. That will be followed by the Nov. 11 return of the Chicago drama franchise: Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.The Mariska Hargitay-led Law & Order: SVU will start its record-building 22nd season on Nov. 12, followed by The Blacklist," starring James Spader and Megan Boone, on Nov. 13. Connecting, a new comedy about friends using video chats to remain bonded despite pandemic isolation, will debut Oct. 1.
Mandy Moore Gushes Over Milo Ventimiglia's 'This Is Us' Directing Debut (Exclusive)
While Mandy Moore has been Milo Ventimiglia's scene partner for the last four years on This Is Us, she recently got the chance to work with him in his role as a director, and she was wildly impressed. Ventimiglia stepped behind the camera to help the recent episode "Storybook Love," which aired on Oct. 22, and Moore gushed over his work and the episode itself. "My goal was to serve the actors, serve the story, serve the crew," Ventimiglia said with a humble shrug. However, when scenes get particularly heavy, Moore and Ventimiglia agreed that they had one serious go-to solution to help get into a better headspace. "There's the work, and then there's time with your friends, and your time with the crew," Ventimiglia shared.
Milo Ventimiglia Hints at Details of Upcoming Evel Knievel Role (Exclusive)
"But still, I'm excited to dive [into] that character. Early in September, USA Network announced that they'd be creating a series centered on the world-famous stuntman, his career and his private life. said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at USA Network and Syfy, in a statement. "I'm very happy for Billy Porter, I'm very happy for everyone that won tonight," he shared. RELATED CONTENT:Emmys 2019: Billy Porter on How This Year Has Exceeded His Dreams (Exclusive)Milo Ventimiglia to Play Evel Knievel in USA Network SeriesMilo Ventimiglia Addresses Studio Telling Him Hes Too Old to Play Batman (Exclusive)
Inside 2019 Emmys After-Parties: Gwendoline Christies Epic Outfit Change and More!
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesAfter walking the Emmys red carpet together, former exes Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor posed with Schitts Creek star Eugene Levy and his wife, Deborah Divine. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBOPeter Dinklage was over the whole red carpet attire. Leon Bennett/WireImageVentimiligias This Is Us co-star and on-screen wife, Mandy Moore, also opened up to ET about her outfit change for the after-parties. My favorite thing was seeing my dear sister, Susan Kelechi Watson, on the red carpet and we were literally in the same dress. I just knew she was wearing pink and red.For more Emmys fun, watch the clip below:Reporting by Liz Mortham, Brendon Geoffrion.
Milo Ventimiglia's Parents Are His Emmys Dates After Watching 'This Is Us' Weekly
It was funny, they didn't really give me a choice," he told ET's Leanne Aguilera on the red carpet. Milo's parents were basking in the experience -- and happily joined their son for his ET interview. Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesMilo kept ET's interview a spoiler-free zone for This Is Us, but he was happy to discuss his upcoming role as Evel Knievel on USA Network's limited series, Evel. For now, he's enjoying Emmys night with his parents -- win or lose. Over 20 years," Carol told ET's Kevin Frazier and our guest co-host Sharon Osbourne.
Milo Ventimiglia to Play Evel Knievel in USA Network Series
Milo Ventimiglia is channeling his inner daredevil. The This Is Us star will say goodbye (temporarily) to Jack Pearson and take on the legendary daredevil, Evel Knievel, in a new USA Network limited series, the network announced Thursday. In Evel, Ventimiglia will take on the 1970s icon as he prepares for his greatest death-defying feat, the historic Snake River Canyon jump. USA Network is known for big event series that celebrate heroes, rebels and icons, and what could be bigger than the story of one of the greatest thrill seekers of all time?, said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at USA Network and Syfy. The 42-year-old actor currently plays the patriarch of the Pearson family on NBC's Emmy-nominated family drama, This Is Us.
Milo Ventimiglia says he was told he's too old to play 'Batman'
Forget to Botox and you're playing someone's grandmother. Milo Ventimiglia says he got a taste of ageism himself when he admitted that he wanted to play Batman, but producers thought he was too old. According to Ventimiglia, he asked his agents to seriously look into the possibility of playing the role, saying, "I've always wanted to be Batman." For the record, Michael Keaton was 38 when he played Batman in 1989. Ben Affleck was the oldest of all, playing Batman at 44.
Milo Ventimiglia Addresses Studio Telling Him Hes Too Old to Play Batman (Exclusive)
They said, 'Ventimiglia, you're too old.'" While on hand Saturday, Seyfried admitted that she's regularly asked Ventimiglia about somehow appearing on his hit show, This Is Us. "I just want to be in your scenes," she told Ventimiglia. "Yeah, like, 'Oh, yeah, no, it's just right there on Parker, or Butler or Greg [the dogs who play Enzo].'" The Art of Racing in the Rain arrives in theaters on Friday.