TMZ broke the story … ABC has been exploring the possibility of rebranding the show and focus on Sara Gilbert‘s character, Darlene. John Goodman is “very interested” … as is the rest of the cast and crew.
There is a possible snag. Although ABC seems to have good cause to fire Roseanne as both the star and Executive Producer, the network may be contractually bound to pay her a fee or back end or both for her participation in creating the show. ABC, of course, could argue it’s now a different show.
“You’ve got to get her phone away from her,” he said.
Last Man Standing is returning to network television. Fox is bringing back the fan-favorite comedy for a seventh season with star Tim Allen.
The bulk of the show’s core cast is back, including Allen, Nancy Travis, Jonathan Adams, Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders and Jordan Masterson. I hear co-star Hector Elizondo also has a deal in place to come back. His casting is currently in second position to his NBC comedy pilot Guess Who Died who is not expected to go forward at the network.
As Deadline previously reported, LMS producer 20th Century Fox TV had been in talks with sibling Fox Broadcasting Co. for a new season of the series, which will be its seventh, with Allen locked in to return.
Created by Jack Burditt, Last Man Standing stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.
DC Comics fans were met with a pleasant surprise today, with the official announcement of the company’s DC Universe video streaming service. But it’s the latest news – that the platform could include a Swamp Thing live-action series – that has fans buzzing.
The project will reportedly have a script-to-series order, and will be executive produced by Aquaman director James Wan and showrun by It‘s Gary Dauberman, and Daredevil‘s Mark Verheiden.
Roseanne’s ratings riches keep climbing, hitting a record haul for Nielsen’s live-plus-3 ratings growth.The new totals for the Mar. 27 premiere have the ABC comedy totaling 25 million viewers and a massive 7.3 rating among adults 18-49. Looking at just the audience, the 6.6 million viewer add-on from the premiere night is a time-shifting record. And that doesn’t even include the additional 4.3 million viewers who tuned into an encore telecast on Sunday night — or the growth it will see from Hulu and ABC streaming.
Steven Bochco, who wrote and produced some of the most memorable shows in television history, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with leukemia.
Though best-known for his cop dramas, Bochco was also behind the more comic “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and the high-profile flop “Cop Rock,” which attempted to marry gritty police work with Broadway show tunes.