Bear Grylls and Zac Efron
Zac Efron is jumping feet first into his latest television gig.
On the July 28 premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Efron and Gryllsrappel down a cliff in the Catskills Mountains — shirtless, of course.
NBC has ordered a new series from Bear Grylls, in which the survivalist will take celebrities to remote locations around the world and test their mettle for 48 hours.
James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor who most recently had recurring roles on Homeland and White Collar, died Friday at his home in New Jersey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.
TMZ reports that Rebhorn died of skin cancer.
Will Arnett and Jason Bateman
Two weeks after he locked the final cut of Netflix's Arrested Development revival, show creator Mitch Hurwitz is catching up on TV, traveling to New York and checking social media to gauge the reaction to the fruits of two years of labor. "Right now my hope is that the people who are interested in the Bluth family give the show a try," he says of the new episodes, which each focus on a different character yet are intertwined.
The 15 Arrested episodes were released simultaneously on May 26. Fan reaction has been decent, but critics were mixed, with some of those negative reviews reportedly hurting Netflix's stock price (although anticipation for the show previously helped boost the streaming service's stock).
Hurwitz tweeted on May 28 that critics were "resisting change." But in a lengthy chat last week with TV Guide Magazine, he clarified what he meant, and also discussed his future plans for the show. Hurwitz even addressed Internet chatter about star Portia de Rossi's appearance. An edited transcript follows.
Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Bateman
"Maybe a movie" would have been a better option after all for continuing the gloriously twisted saga of the beloved cult comedy classic Arrested Development. Those famous last words, spoken by executive producer/narrator Ron Howard in a cameo in the 2006 series finale on Fox, continue to haunt the show's sprawling and rarely satisfying 15-episode reboot on Netflix.
There is life after The Office for John Krasinski.
The fan-favorite actor from the departing NBC comedy will appear in the forthcoming Arrested Development 15-episode series, debuting on Netflix next month, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Now this is some really wonder-ful news.
Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as magician Tony Wonder in an upcoming episode of Arrested Development, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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Ben Stiller is getting in the family way at ABC. Stiller's production company has sold the multi-generational half-hour sitcom Between Two Kings to the network, which will develop the script with an eye toward next fall.
Jeff Kahn, whose credits include The Ben Stiller Show and Crackle's digital series The Writers Room, will write the comedy and executive produce with Stiller. Between Two Kings centers on a divorced dad with sole custody of his 11-year-old son who wind up moving in with the man's ailing father. The lead character, torn between a narcissistic father and demanding son, must still find time run a business and re-enter the dating scene.
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke will receive the Life Achievement Award at the 19th Annual SAG Awards.
"Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment," SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said in a statement.
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises drew $64.1 million in its second week, keeping it on top at the weekend box office.
The third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, which stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, dropped 60 percent from its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. It has now grossed...