Comic-Con attendees forbidden from asking “Big Bang Theory” writers about cast negotiations
When a Deadline reporter at this morning”s “Big Bang” panel tried to ask about the negotiations, a Comic-Con monitor exclaimed, “We can”t let you ask about that – it”s a legal question.” Still, the writers seemed to be conveying the message that everything is proceeding as normal.
AMC orders Afghanistan-set “White City” pilot
AMC calls “White City” “a gripping geopolitical drama focused on Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan.”
Cartoon Network renews 5 shows, including “Adventure Time”
“Uncle Grandpa,” “Clarence,” “Regular Show” and “Steven Universe” also got picked up for another season.
“Bates Motel”s” Olivia Cooke shaves her head at Comic-Con
Norman Bates” pal Emma is bald for a new movie role.
Blame Jack Bauer for the rise of “Bonkers TV”
Bonkers TV is when a show goes from one gasp-inducing plot point to the next, from “Scandal” to “Salem,” according to Tara Ariano. Bonkers TV, says Ariano, “operates on the outskirts of our television renaissance. This is programming designed to stun its audience at any cost (even coherence and plausibility) in an effort to restore some kind of order to a chaotic media landscape.”
Brooks Wheelan: I never expected to be on “SNL”
“I had a good time on it,” he says. “Looking back, it was a cool year. I never expected to be on Saturday Night Live, so the fact that I got to do it for a year is like, What?! It”s an added bonus.” PLUS: 1982-85 vet Gary Kroeger on being fired from “SNL.”
Watch Jordan Peele play Stan Lee on “Key & Peele”
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele revealed the upcoming sketch at Comic-Con.
“Airline Repo” gets a Season 2 premiere date, adds a female pilot
The Discovery Channel reality show returns Aug. 22.