The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 5, 2018
Helen Hunt is all-in for a Mad About You reboot, on one condition. “In the tradition of not wanting it to suck, we would like to do it, although we felt very proud of what we did, we just don’t want to wreck it and make it sucky” Hunt said on The Late Late Show With James Corden Tuesday night. “That’s the goal, really.” If a Mad About You reboot happens, it would follow Roseanne, Will & Grace and (soon) Murphy Brown.
15.2 million people watched Roseanne on Tuesday night. That’s down three million from the week before. Not a large drop at all. Looks like ABC really does have a hit on their hands.
The producers for FX’s American Crime Story have opted to nix a planned season centering on the Monica Lewinsky–Bill Clinton saga. Ryan Murphy tells The Hollywood Reporter that he had second thoughts after optioning Jeffrey Toobin’s 2000 best-seller, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President. The timing was good, considering he ran into Lewinsky at a party soon after. “I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,'” Murphy tells THR. ” ‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'” So what’s next? He is currently working on an installment on Hurricane Katrina.
Hollywood legend Joan Collins will appear in American Horror Story Season 8, set to premiere later this year. Series regulars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will also be returning to the hit show, as will Kathy Bates – who sat out for American Horror Story: Cult. Creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the news of Collins’ addition, simply saying that he’s “throwing in Joan Collins” for the next installment. A final date for the Season 8 premiere has yet to be confirmed but Murphy has spoken about wanting to wrap up series before the holiday season, so an air date in September 2018 or before seems likely.
New movies opening tonight. What will YOU be seeing? Check out IMDB for trailers & additional info for this week’s new offerings.
Is MGM using 007 as a bargaining tool? CEO Gary Barber was ousted unexpectedly on March 19th, and as the studio recovers from that, observers are looking to the possibility of a future sale. Industry sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that MGM is using rights to the James Bond franchise as a leveraging tool for any potential suitors. MGM has not commented on whether it is searching for a new CEO and / or if it is looking for a buyer. Currently, a nine-member management team (including Mark Burnett and Chris Brearton) is running the show.
Marvel’s Spider-Man will officially launch on Friday, September 7, 2018 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Click here to read the official release details.