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TV Briefs : Pam, Joe vs Carole, Yellowstone, Presumed Innocent & more!

Plus a football drama for Chase Crawford…

A new promo for NBC’s “The Thing About Pam”, starring Renee Zellweger, has been released.

NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, although he insisted he didn’t kill her. He was later exonerated. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp.

A thorough examination of the scheme was featured on several episodes of “Dateline NBC,” becoming one of the most popular topics to ever air on the hit NBC franchise. It also became the subject of a popular 2019 podcast, “The Thing About Pam,” which remains one of the most downloaded podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

The series premieres March 8.


Today Apple TV+ revealed that it has landed “Presumed Innocent,” a new eight-episode limited series based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Scott Turow that will be reimagined for the screen by master storyteller David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies, “Nine Perfect Strangers”), who will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside executive producers Dustin Thomason (“Castle Rock”), J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson.

Inspired by Scott Turow’s beloved courtroom thriller, “Presumed Innocent” is the story of a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys’ office when one of its own is suspected of the crime. Multi-Emmy Award winner Kelley reimagines “Presumed Innocent,” exploring obsession, sex, politics, and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.


A new trailer for Netflix’s “Joe vs Carole”, coming March 3, has been released.

The series is a scripted adaptation of the 2020 Wondery podcast “Joe Exotic: Tiger King,” hosted and reported by Robert Moor. The limited series will center on Carole Baskin (Kate McKinnon), a big cat enthusiast, who learns that fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel (John Cameron Mitchell) is breeding and using his big cats for profit. She sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.


SHOWTIME announced today that BAFTA Award winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually) will star in the highly anticipated upcoming original drama series “The Man Who Fell to Earth“. He will reunite with stars Oscar and Emmy(R) nominee and BAFTA Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Oscar, BAFTA(R) and Screen Actors Guild(R) Award nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight), both of whom he worked with on previous projects. The series will premiere exclusively on SHOWTIME later this year.

Nighy will play the brilliant Thomas Newton, the first alien to arrive on earth over 40 years ago. Alone and desperate, Newton summons Faraday (Ejiofor) to complete his original mission. But Newton’s time marooned among human beings has cost him everything, possibly even his sanity.



The CW has commissioned for pilots Supernatural prequel The Winchesters, a Walker spinoff and DC universe-set Gotham Knights.  [More…]


Showtime is developing a football drama with football star Tony Romo, actor Chace Crawford (“The Boys”) and “Yellowjackets” EP Drew Comins. The series follows a fictitious first family of football and the players, coaches, and power brokers behind the high stakes world of America’s biggest professional sport. [More…]


Paramount Network today announced that Yellowstone – TV’s #1 hit from MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios – will return for a highly anticipated season five.

The acclaimed SAG and PGA nominated series is slated to begin production in May. Additionally, guest stars Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly have been upped to series regulars, alongside the impressive ensemble that includes Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham all of whom are returning.


Ashley Aufderheide, Callie Haverda, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi, and Sam Morelos join Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as series regulars on Netflix’s “That ’70s Show” sequel, “That ’90s Show”.

Hello, Wisconsin! It’s 1995 and Leia Forman (Callie Haverda, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll never dies, it just changes clothes.


Need ideas for your next movie night? Netflix has you covered: whether you’re looking for a laugh, cry, scream or cheer, we’ve got an A-list cast for any mood with new movies every week all year.

Get ready for pulse-pounding action with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in The Gray Man, or an epic sci-fi adventure with Halle Berry in The Mothership. Mystery and sleuthing abound with Daniel Craig back in the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, and Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill return as sibling detectives in Enola Holmes 2. Take in a double feature with Adam Sandler (Hustle and Spaceman), and Jamie Foxx (Day Shift and They Cloned Tyrone), or crack up with comedic duos Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy (You People), Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg (Me Time), and a stop-motion reunion with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key (Wendell & Wild).

For films the whole family can enjoy, feel like a kid again with Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldaña in The Adam Project. Take a fantastical journey with the animated film The Sea Beast, Slumberland starring Jason Momoa, and The School for Good and Evil with Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Sing along with Lashana Lynch and Emma Thompson in Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

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