This week in TV news, Kimmy Schmidt is renewed, Steve Harvey is forgiven, Marilyn Manson moves to Salem, and more!
STEVE HARVEY TELLS MISS COLOMBIA, “I THANK YOU FOR FORGIVENESS, I REALLY, REALLY NEEDED THAT”
While TV personality Steve Harvey has been invited back to host the Miss Universe pageant again next year after mistakenly crowning Miss Colombia as the winner, the error has had him feeling guilty, knowing it may follow him through the rest of his career. But Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez – now probably the most famous Miss Universe runner up — visited him on his talk show on Tuesday of this week to offer forgiveness, and of course a hard time. One clip from the show sees Harvey telling her, “I cast you into a spotlight, a place that I never intended to.” Gutierrez explained, “It was like a nightmare — watching the videos — I couldn’t believe that happened to me.” But then acknowledged, “I already moved on, this is our destiny, that’s why we are here.” She joked that she had been telling others of her affection for the host, but had second thoughts after the big mistake. Harvey thanked her for her forgiveness and they went on to discuss their favorite viral memes regarding the incident.
HBO ORDERS NEW SERIES FROM THE WIRE CREATORS, STARRING JAMES FRANCO
Bom chicka wow wow. David Simon and the revered team behind The Wire
are reuniting for Simon’s new series The Deuce
. HBO has ordered the series
, which will star James Franco and is entrenched in the legal issues surrounding the porn industry and prostitution, the ferocity of the sweeping cocaine endemic, the rise of HIV, and the real estate market making its way to the turbulent scene in 1970s/1980s New York. The series is inspired in part by the real life twin brothers, Vincent and Frankie Martino, who were major players in the explosive and lucrative sex industry at the time. Mr. Franco will play the twins, and is accompanied by an all-star cast, including Maggie Gyllenhaal who plays “Candy,” a Times Square hooker.
NETFLIX RENEWS THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT FOR A THIRD SEASON
Netflix’s Emmy-nominated comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
has been renewed for a third season
long before it’s second season even premieres on April 15th
. Co-Creator Tina Fey says that she loves the creative freedom that Netflix provides, but assures Kimmy
‘s loyal viewers that the show will remain family friendly in the upcoming seasons. Kimmy Schmidt isn’t the only lucky lady returning to Netflix in 2016
. Grace and Frankie
‘s second season will premiere May 6th
and Marvel’s Jessica Jones
will also be returning for a second season.
MARILYN MANSON TO JOIN THE CAST OF SALEM IN SEASON THREE
WGN America announced today that legendary music icon Marilyn Manson will join the cast of their hit supernatural thriller, Salem, in a special guest starring role. Manson will portray “Thomas Dinley,” a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem, for everything from a shave and a haircut, to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up. The four-time Grammy nominee is no stranger to the show, having previously collaborated with Salem‘s composer Tyler Bates on the show’s opening title sequence, “Cupid Carries a Gun.” Manson’s other TV acting credits include Sons of Anarchy, Californication, Eastbound & Down, and the voice of The Shadow in season three of Once Upon a Time.
ROBERT ENGLUND TO HOST VALENTINE’S DAY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET MARATHON
El Rey Network will be broadcasting their third annual Rip Your Heart Out marathon this Valentine’s Day weekend. The 45-hour marathon will begin Saturday, February 13th at 6AM
with “Black Tickets,” an episode of the cult horror anthology series Freddy’s Nightmares
. The marathon will include more episodes of Freddy’s Nightmares
, which originally aired in syndication from 1988 through 1990, as well as all five films in the original Nightmare on Elm Street franchise
. The marathon will be hosted by Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund
, who shared with us his Five Favorite Films
last October. You can see the entire schedule here at Bloody Disgusting