‘The League’ Creators And Cast Reminisce About Meghan Markle Appearing On FX Comedy, Talk Possibility Of Reboot – ATX   Other

On Friday night, The League creators Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer were joined by cast members Paul Scheer (Andre), Nick Kroll (Ruxin), Jason Mantzoukas (Rafi), Stephen Rannazzisi (Kevin) and Katie Aselton (Jenny) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the FX cult comedy and reminisce about the show and hilariously throw each other under the bus — specifically
SAG-AFTRA Presidential Candidate Matthew Modine Defends Bette Midler In Her Twitter Feud With Trump   Other

SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate Matthew Modine has come to the defense of Bette Midler, who Donald Trump this week called a “washed up psycho.” “I’m told the leader of the free world squeaked that the Divine Ms. M is a ‘washed up psycho,’” Modine told Deadline. “I wish we all had half the chutzpah, temerity, humanity, love of nature and cheek as Bette
WGA Data Shows Median And Maximum Pay for TV Pilot Scripts   Other

As agent-less writers try to negotiate their own TV pilot deals with the help of their managers and attorneys, the WGA has put out a guide to the compensation they might expect for writing and producing those pilots. The guide is based on a 2018 survey the guild conducted of nearly 1,000 members who provided details about their pilot deals. The WGA and the Association
‘Happy!’ & ‘Deadly Class’ Canceled By Syfy   Other

Syfy has opted not to renew Happy! for a third season and Deadly Class for a second. Both shows are based on graphic novels and both are being shopped. Happy! comes from Syfy sibling UCP, while Deadly Class is from Sony Pictures TV, which co-produced with UCP. Primetime-Panic Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders After a breakout first season for
Stephen Colbert & Trevor Noah Have A Jolly Ol’ Time With Donald Trump’s England Visit   Other

Stephen Colbert and CBS’ The Late Show returned from having Memorial Day week off, and the host was unhappy that President Donald Trump “has fled the country knowing we were back on the air.” But the famous “never Trumper” — as in never miss a chance to poke the POTUS — made a game of it. Proceeding to play “Why in the World Is Donald Trump?” Colbert
‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ ’$130M Overseas Bow Is #1, But Not Royal; ‘Aladdin’ Still A Prince & ‘Rocketman’ A Madman Across The Water – International Box Office   Other

SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters has come in with a $130M opening weekend launch at the international box office. As we noted yesterday, this is far lower than what the industry was seeing ahead of the debut. The continuation of Legendary’s modern monster series is the No. 1 movie overseas, but the King’s bow is not
WME At 10: John Ferriter Recounts Behind-the-Scenes Drama At William Morris That Led To Endeavor Merger   Other

June 1, 2019 marks the official 10-year anniversary of the William Morris Agency-Endeavor merger. As part of Deadline’s coverage of the milestone, we reached out to John Ferriter, former WMA EVP/Worldwide Head of Non-Scripted TV, who was the only board member in either company who voted against the merger. He was let go from WME, triggering a $25 million lawsuit against
‘Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune’ Broadway Review: Audra McDonald, Michael Shannon And New Hope   Other

When Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny In The Clair de Lune premiered Off Broadway in 1987, critics saw a sidelong glance at the AIDS crisis and the toll it took on intimacy. Nothing in the text has been changed for the affecting new production opening tonight on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre starring a powerful, ideally matched duo in Audra McDonald and Michael
‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’: Jim Margolis Departs As Showrunner Of Netflix Series; Steve Bodow To Replace Him   Other

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Margolis is stepping down as executive producer and showrunner of Netflix’s weekly talk series Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Margolis will depart his post this summer after production wraps on the show’s  current third cycle of episodes. He will be succeeded by former The Daily Show executive producer Steve Bodow, reuniting with Daily Show alum Minhaj. Verve Margolis,
Bill Buckner Dies: Ex-MLB Star Who Rectified Infamous World Series Error On ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Was 69   Other

Bill Buckner, a longtime baseball star who spoofed his crucial late-career World Series error on Curb Your Enthusiasm, died today. He was 69. Sportswriter Jeremy Schaap tweeted that Buckner’s widow Jody said had been suffering from Lewy body dementia. Buckner played for five teams, during his 22-year career, amassing 2,715 hits, but sadly is best remembered for his