• Emmy Predictions: Directing (Drama Series) – Hwang Dong-hyuk and Ben Stiller Become Challengers to the ‘Succession’ Nominated Trio
    by Clayton Davis on August 11, 2022 at 8:25 pm in Awards, Directors, Awards Circuit, Emmys, Squid Game, TV Predictions

    Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis; Awards Circuit Column, a weekly analysis dissecting the trends and contenders by television editor Michael Schneider

  • Endeavor Posts Q2 Profit as Sports, Live Events, Talent Representation Units See Gains
    by Cynthia Littleton on August 11, 2022 at 8:05 pm in News, Endeavor, Ufc

    Endeavor delivered strong second quarter earnings on Thursday with wind at the back of its sports, live events and talent representation operations. The company that is home to UFC, WME and IMG saw year-over year revenue gains at its key units for the quarter as sports and entertainment activity continues to adjust to the post-pandemic

  • ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Renewed for Season 3 at Starz
    by Selome Hailu on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm in News, Black Mafia Family, Power Book 3: Raising Kanan, Starz, TCA

    “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” has been renewed for its third season at Starz. Announced at the Television Critics Association 2022 summer press tour, the news comes ahead of the Aug. 14 debut of Season 2. “Raising Kanan,” the third series in the “Power” universe, it set in the early ‘90s and tells the origin

  • ‘Physical’ Renewed for Season 3 at Apple
    by bbell96 on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm in News, Apple, Physical

    Apple has ordered Season 3 of the dramedy “Physical,” Variety has learned. Season 2 of the series follows Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne) who, after launching her first fitness video, has uncovered a new set obstacles in her way to building her fitness empire.  She is torn between loyalty to her husband (Rory Scovel) and the

  • Lucy Liu Joins Jeff Daniels in Netflix Limited Series ‘A Man in Full’ (EXCLUSIVE)
    by Joseph Otterson on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm in News, Lucy Liu, Netflix

    Lucy Liu is the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming Netflix limited series “A Man in Full,” Variety has learned exclusively. Liu will star in the series alongside previously announced leads Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane as well as cast members William Jackson Harper, Aml Ameen, Tom Pelphrey, Sarah Jones, Jon Michael Hill, and

  • Music Industry Moves: Range Media Partners Hires Lisa Wolfe as Senior VP Operations, Sam Drake as Director of A&R and Publishing
    by Thania Garcia on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm in News, Columbia Records, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Range Media Partners, Sony Music Publishing

    Range Media Partners has hired Lisa Wolfe as senior vice president of operations and Sam Drake joins as director of A&R and publishing. With more than 30 years of experience in the music industry, Wolfe begins her new role following stints at Columbia Records and Modest! Management. At Columbia, where she was VP of promotion

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Calls Out ‘Illegal, Unauthorized’ Production of ‘Hamilton’ by Texas Church
    by Rebecca Rubin on August 11, 2022 at 7:45 pm in News, Hamilton, Lin-manuel Miranda

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is praising lawyers who get the job done after a Texas church staged an “illegal, unauthorized” production of “Hamilton.” Producers of the hit Broadway musical have taken issue with The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries in McAllen, Texas, which staged the show on Aug. 5 and 6 without a license, as well as changed

  • ‘Rust’ Investigation Nears Completion as FBI Completes Analysis
    by gmaddaus on August 11, 2022 at 7:43 pm in News, Alec Baldwin, Rust

    The FBI has completed its ballistics analysis of evidence in the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust” last year, moving the investigation one step closer to completion. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the Oct. 21 shooting that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Detectives have been waiting for the

  • Hulu’s ‘This Fool’ Brings New Perspectives to Age-Old Sitcom Tropes: TV Review
    by Caroline Framke on August 11, 2022 at 7:34 pm in Reviews, Chris Estrada, Hulu, Michael Imperioli, This Fool, Trending TV

    The basics of “This Fool” are straightforward and familiar enough. Hulu’s new comedy stars stand-up comedian Chris Estrada as Julio, a 30 year-old who lives with his strict mother (Laura Patalano) and not-so-secretly badass grandmother (Julia Vera). He’s restless in a job he likes just enough to keep; he pines for his wild card ex-girlfriend,

  • Lisa Kudrow: ‘Friends’ Creators Had ‘No Business Writing Stories’ About People of Color
    by Zack Sharf on August 11, 2022 at 7:28 pm in News, Friends, Lisa Kudrow, Marta Kauffman

    Lisa Kudrow made headlines in May 2020 when she acknowledged that “Friends” had a serious lack of diversity during its 10-season run on NBC. The actor said that if the show ever returned to TV then “it would not be an all-white cast.” In a new interview with The Daily Beast, however, Kudrow somewhat stood