Doc McStuffins, Geena Davis (inset)
Once upon a time, Oscar winner and feminist supreme Geena Davis was unhappy with the gender inequality in preschool programming — so unhappy that she established the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization that works within the entertainment industry to improve gender balance and reduce female stereotyping. So how come she's playing a Disney princess? Because this one kicks butt! On July 11, Davis will voice the role of Peri, an adventurous princess doll, on the Disney Channel hit Doc McStuffins (9:30 a.m./8:30c).
Where are all the black women in film? That's a question USA Today has asked several actresses after only one black woman was nominated for her a Golden Globe in any film category. The solution, perhaps, is a principle long ago adopted by Scandal and Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes.
Someone must have said the name Beetlejuice three times...
Director Tim Burton is in talks to conjure up a sequel to 1988's hit fantasy comedy Beetlejuice, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Star Trek: Enterprise
Season 1 of Enterprise, the fifth (and so far final) Star Trek TV series finally arrives on Blu-ray Tuesday. Besides all 25 episodes, the six-disc set is chock full of special features including an eight-part documentary including new cast and crew interviews about the launching of the space exploration prequel series and behind—the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, cast commentary, and a frank conversation with shows creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, who admits his true feelings about Diane Warren's theme song. Scott Bakula, aka Captain Jonathan Archer, commander of the Enterprise NX-01, shares some memories and what else is in the stars for him.
Geena Davis could be returning to TV. The veteran actress will star in an upcoming pilot from Leverage showrunner Dean Devlin for TNT.
The untitled bounty hunter drama will star Davis as a bail bondswoman and bounty hunter with an unconventional way of doing things. The project is inspired by real-life bounty hunter Mackenzie Green.
Piper Perabo and Richard Coyle
What summer vacation? It's not like TV took much of a break during what used to be the off-season. But with Labor Day behind us, and a handful of major fall premieres just a week away, here's a quick look at today's playlist.
In daytime (check local schedules), Kelly Ripa officially unveils her new permanent co-host on Live! With Kelly. Who could it possibly be? (Kidding; the news leaked a while back. But just in case you managed to stay out of the loop, why spoil it now?)
There's one good thing about paranoia: It never gets old. A&E's four-hour miniseries Coma, based on the 1977 best-selling novel by Robin Cook and the hit 1978 movie, stars Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as a medical intern who joins a legendary Atlanta hospital and discovers something very sinister going on. It seems an...
Archie Panjabi, Alex O’Loughlin, Emily Van Camp
Who died? Who lived? This season's TV finales left fans with a host of the normal cliff-hangers, but the biggest burning question on many viewers' mind was who is going to play that role? A number of big shows left the door open to introduce pivotal characters in the fall, including one mysterious husband, and not one, not two, but three long-lost or believed-to-be-dead moms. Before production returns for the fall and casting kicks into high gear, we thought we'd take a closer look at these exciting series cast additions and make our own suggestions. Let the casting games begin...
As one of the seven strangers trapped in a teched-out ghost town, Jason Wiles is as clueless as we are about his Persons Unknown (Monday, 8/7c, NBC) character, Joe Tucker. "He's an enigma...we're starting to learn a little about him, but this guy is a mess...
Geena Davis by Tony Barson/ WireImage.com
Geena Davis, who on TV last occupied no less than the White House, is eyeing a return to the tube, as the star of Exit 19, a pilot presentation for CBS. In the drama, Davis will play "a quirky murder detective balancing her job... with her role as a single suburban mom raising two kids on Long Island."CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler, says Variety, has long been trying to lock down Davis for a series, since both women graduated from Boston University. It's a good thing Tassler didn't go to Syracuse; Exit 19 might have ended up starring that crazy chick who used to drive me home at winter recess.