• Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS
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    Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS

    Queen Latifah is set to star in and executive produce an “Equalizer” reboot currently in development at CBS.Described as a reimagining of the 1985 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, the reboot centers on Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”“Castle” and “Take Two” duo Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers and showrunners on the reboot, which has a pilot production commitment at the network.Also Read: Jim Lanzone to Exit CBS Interactive; Marc DeBevoise to Become President and CEOExecutive producers also include the project John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Debra Martin Chase of Martin Chase Productions; Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series; and Shakim Compere of Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.The reboot is produced by Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.The original “Equalizer” ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and centered on a retired U.S. intelligence agent who sought to atone for his past by putting his skills to work as a vigilante acting on behalf of the innocent. A film adaptation of the series starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua was released in 2014, followed by a sequel in 2018.Read original story Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS At TheWrap

  • Drew Barrymore Gets Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From CBS Television Distribution
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    Drew Barrymore Gets Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From CBS Television Distribution

    CBS Television Distribution is planning to launch Drew Barrymore’s new syndicated daytime talk show in Fall 2020.As we previously reported in August, Barrymore was shooting a pilot for the talk show. Now, CBS Television Distribution has sold it to CBS stations, including in New York City and in Los Angeles, among other major markets.CBS owned-and-operated stations represent 38% of the U.S. The talk show still has to be cleared in the rest of the country, but it’s off to a very good start.“It is beyond my wildest dreams to have this opportunity for a daily talk show,” Barrymore said. “I’m truly thrilled and honored to be creating this show with CBS.”Also Read: Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall's New Talk Shows Debut Strong in Ratings“We are very excited to be in business with Drew Barrymore and have our stations serve as the launch group for a show that is the brightest prospect I have seen in many years,” Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations, said on Thursday. “We look forward to giving Drew and our colleagues at CBS Television Distribution our full support to help this show strike gold with our audience and advertisers.”“Drew is a huge star and a breath of fresh air – her show will energize any station’s lineup,” Steve LoCascio, COO and CFO of CBS Global Distribution Group, added. “We’re looking forward to working with Peter Dunn and the CBS Television Stations group to launch this premium show in fall 2020.”The still-untitled show will be produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Barrymore, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers.Read original story Drew Barrymore Gets Syndicated Daytime Talk Show From CBS Television Distribution At TheWrap

  • 'Harry Potter' star Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new drama series
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    'Harry Potter' star Brendan Gleeson to play Donald Trump in new drama series

    Irish actor Brendan Gleeson has been cast as Donald Trump in a new drama series for US network CBS.

  • Survivor host Jeff Probst blasts CBS over spoiler-filled promo
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    Survivor host Jeff Probst blasts CBS over spoiler-filled promo

    Survivor host Jeff Probst blasts CBS over spoiler-filled promo

  • Whoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All Access
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    Whoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All Access

    The 'View' co-host boards the upcoming limited series led by James Marsden and Amber Heard.

  • James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022
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    James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022

    James Corden will stick around on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” for three more years. The late-night host and frequent Tony Awards host signed a new contract through August 2022.Corden first took over “The Late Late Show” in 2015 from Craig Ferguson who hosted the program from 2005 to 2014. Corden’s tenure has been well received and gained fame for his segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” and “Drop the Mic,” some of which have been turned into their own TV series.“James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late-night space,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS. “He is a host and performer whose considerable talents shine on every stage, and he has created a cutting-edge comedy factory with shows that have resonated across multiple platforms. James and his shows are a great source of pride to CBS, and it’s exciting to extend our relationship well into the future.”Also Read: Here's Why James Corden Is King of the Emmys This YearCorden has been nominated for 22 Emmys, winning seven. He has also hosted The Tony Awards, which air on CBS, two times including the most recent edition in June. He also hosted the Grammy Awards for CBS in 2017 and 2018.Corden is also set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of “Cats.”Read original story James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022 At TheWrap

  • Jeremy Piven's TV drama cancelled by CBS
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    Jeremy Piven's TV drama cancelled by CBS

    Jeremy Piven's latest TV drama, Wisdom of the Crowd, will be cancelled by CBS after 13 episodes, sources have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.