NBC is in the early stages of developing a Beatlesevent series, Deadline reports.
The eight-part series will be written by Michael Hirst, the creator of The Tudors and Vikings, who will executive produce with Ben Silverman and Teri Weinberg.
Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl
The heart of rock & roll really is still beating.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame staged its 29th annual induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in April, and HBO will air excerpts of the event on Saturday. This year's inductees spanned six decades of music, including Nirvana, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, the E Street Band and, for the first time ever, two managers: The Beatles' Brian Epstein and The Rolling Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham.
Here are 10 highlights from the ceremony that will be shown on Saturday's special — as well as five backstage moments that viewers won't get to see:
American Idol XIII
This week the Top 9 sang with the band on stage with them (as opposed to just near them?) in hopes that the energy will help their (thus far) tepid performances.
Certain performances from American Idol are so memorable that the songs should probably be sealed away in the Idol vault — like Haley Reinhart's Season 10 rendition of "Bennie and the Jets." So when Season 13 contestant Ben Briley dusted off the Elton John classic ...
Minnie Driver, Ellen DeGeneres
This week, kids got together to film their own versions of the Best Picture Oscar nominees, with hilariously adorable results. Also adorable in a non-hilarious way: a paralyzed French bulldog learned to walk with the help of some prosthetic feet. In celebrity news, Ellen DeGeneres and Minnie Driver auditioned for Downton Abbey, Josh Groban saluted Jimmy Kimmel's 2,000th episode, and Fred Armisen and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to The Beatles. And Netflix got in a few jabs at its competitor Amazon with a parody advertisement of its new "Drone to Home" DVD delivery service. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Phil Everly, Don Everly
Phil Everly, one half of the popular music duo the Everly Brothers, died Friday of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 74.
"We are absolutely heartbroken," his wife, Patti, told the newspaper, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking. "He fought long and hard."
Allan McKeown, Tracey Ullman
Allan McKeown, the husband of Tracey Ullman who also served as a producer and co-creator of her comedy shows, died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer, Variety reports. He was 67.
Lea Michele, Chris Colfer
Glee is approaching its milestone 100th episode, and as part of the celebration, fans will be able vote on which songs the cast should perform during the hour.
Check out Glee's best and worst performances
Starting today, viewers can choose from a pool of 30 songs that have been performed throughout the past five seasons. The top 10 vote-getters will be remixed and performed by the current members of thye show's New Directions.The episode will feature the seniors reminiscing about their favorite high school moments as graduation approaches.
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss
Despite the show's title, it's a little tough to feel happy and excited about Glee this season. Following the sudden death of Cory Monteith this past July, many of the headlines about the series have been about the death of his character, beloved quarterback and New Directions member-turned-substitute director Finn Hudson, and how the series will move forward without one of its most important characters. For Gleeks across the country and around the world, the thought of watching Glee without Finn is a sad one. However, like any good musical, the show must go on, especially when that show is known for delivering heart, humor and those feel-good moments. Glee returns for its fifth season Thursday (9/8c, Fox), and although there's something missing from the new season, there are plenty of other reasons to tune in for Season 5...
Let it Glee!
Glee is devoting the first two episodes of its fifth season to covering Beatles songs — and a newly released teaser video shows how Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) gets the New Directions gang on board to tackle the music of the Fab Four.