Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer
Imagine for a moment that it's Thursday at 8pm. You innocently turn on your TV and flip to NBC, thinking maybe you'll catch an episode of Parks and Recreation. Instead, you encounter what is surely destined to be one of the most curious, ambitious and generally nutso undertakings in recent media history: A live (!), three-hour (!!) production of The Sound of Music, featuring country superstar Carrie Underwood (!!!) as Maria von Trapp.
Rest assured, you haven't been smoking edelweiss. This reimagining of the beloved classic about a plucky nun-turned-governess, her irresistible charges and their widower father in Nazi-occupied Austria is actually happening on network television...
The von Trapp family is adding seven new faces!
NBC's live Sound of Music remake has cast Maria (Carrie Underwood) and Capt. Georg von Trapp's (Stephen Moyer) children, the network announced Friday.
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger
The Bonnie & Clyde miniseries starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Graingerin the title roles will air Sunday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 9 at 9/8c. The TV event will air simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History.
NBC's upcoming Sound of Music remake is adding some big names — and big voices! — to the mix.
Private Practice vet Audra McDonald, Go On alum Laura Benanti and...
Ellen DeGeneres will host the Oscars for a second time next year, the Academy announcedFriday.
"We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars," producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. "As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen's gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity...
The search for the next Oscars host starts ... now!
Seth MacFarlane, who hosted this year's ceremony, tweeted on Monday that he will not be returning for a second shot next year.
Craig Zadan, Neil Meron
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have once again been tapped to produce the Academy Awards, Academy President Hawk Koch announced Tuesday.
"Craig and Neil have...
She's certainly adorable...but can she be trusted? Nikki Blonksy of Hairspray fame joins NBC's Smash on Tuesday in the recurring role of Margo, assistant to Jerry Rand (Michael Cristofer), the creep producer who now has control of the Broadway-bound musical Bombshell. How will young Margo figure into this cutthroat world? TV Guide Magazine chatted with the effervescent Blonsky to get the dish.
The Oscars will honor movie musicals of the last decade with a celebration that includes Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe and Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway and others.
"We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration of musicals of the last decade that we envisioned," Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said on Wednesday. "We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life."
Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee
All eyes are on Smash as the NBC musical drama prepares to unveil its second season on Tuesday (9/8c on NBC). But it's not because fans are dying to know whether Ivy (Megan Hilty) survived her possible pill overdose or if Karen (Katharine McPhee) ditched her cheating boyfriend — it's because fans are waiting to see just how much the Smash they loved, and more famously loved to hate, has changed its tune.
Premiering on NBC a year ago with impressive critical acclaim and almost inescapable advertising, Smash follows the creation of Bombshell, a new Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and the characters involved behind the scenes. Over the first season, ingénues Karen and Ivy tried to out-diva each other for the main role while juggling messy love lives, lyricist Julia (Debra Messing) cheated on...