‘Supergirl’ lands a series commitment from CBS

09.19.14 5 years ago

“Supergirl” lands a series commitment from CBS
The DC Comics heroine will star in a series from Greg Berlanti, who's produced “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Green Lantern” and “No Ordinary Family.” As Deadline points out, “While CBS may look as a surprising home for a younger-skewing superhero drama, it was the only broadcast network without a comic book series. Additionally, CBS has been making a push in female-lead dramas with 'Extant,' 'Madam Secretary' and 'CSI: Cyber' joining staple 'The Good Wife.'”

Shonda Rhimes blasts New York Times for calling her an “angry black woman”
“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman,”” TV critic Alessandra Stanley wrote in a critique of “How to Get Away with Murder” – which, as Rhimes notes, was created by a white guy named Pete Nowalk. In a series of tweets, Rhimes points out that the article singles her out for her black female characters while ignoring the rantings of her white females (including Meredith and Addison). Rhimes also wasn”t happy that the article labeled her a “romance writer.” She tweeteed: “Wait. I”m” angry' AND a ROMANCE WRITER?!! I'm going to need to put down  the internet and go dance this one out. Because ish is getting real.”

Report: NBC promotes Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir to No. 1 figure skating broadcast team
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“Thursday Night Football” hurt by blowout in Week 2
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright welcomes “Madam Secretary”
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Watch “The Voice” judges perform No Doubt”s “Hella Good”
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Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Joel McHale, Questlove star in a White House PSA against sexual assault
The PSA also features Connie Britton, Mayim Bialik and President Obama.

Kaley Cuoco says her huge “Big Bang” raise has made tipping difficult
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See Lifetime”s Aaliyah
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Kim Kardashian would love to do “Downton Abbey”
“I”m a big fan, I”d love to be on it if they asked,” she says. “I love things like that.”

Dax Shepard got a tattoo of a bell in honor of Kristen Bell
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Watch a clip from “Phineas and Ferb”s” “Lost”-themed episode
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Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from beyond the grave
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