Fans of the real-time action series 24 have reason to be excited. Variety is reporting that Fox has officially placed an order for 24: Legacy, a spin-off of the national security series. Though the new series will play out in the same style as the original, it won’t feature long-time star, Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. Instead, the new show will center on a character played by Corey Hawkins (Heath in The Walking Dead, Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton), as a war hero who returns home to fight terrorism. The 12-episode season will air next year. Discuss
Thanks to Ellie Kemper’s recently-announced pregnancy (congrats!), Tina Fey is going to have some time to work on that Mean Girls musical we’ve all been waiting for. Fey is the creator of Kemper’s hit Netflix sitcom, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as a producer and writer on the show, which was just picked up for a third season. But, because the series won’t start filming again until the fall, Fey now has a window of time to get working on a musical adaptation of her hit 2004 film, Mean Girls.
She explained at the Tribeca Film Festival, “We’re working on the musical adaptation, and thanks to Ellie Kemper’s pregnancy, we have this whole summer to work on it.”
Saturday night, comedian Tracy Morgan performed a special show in New Brunswick’s State Theatre. This show was special because the theater is just two miles away from the hospital where the former SNL and 30 Rock star received treatment after his nearly fatal accident almost two years ago. The audience, according to PEOPLE, was full of the doctors and nurses who took care of Morgan at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In large part, the show was for them. And, in addition, Morgan donated all of the show's proceeds back to the hospital. He told PEOPLE:
Last night was one of the most special nights of my life. To be standing on stage with the people that saved my life in the audience was an overwhelming experience. I will never fully be able to thank the doctors, nurses, first responders and everyone else that got me back on that stage enough.
These people are heroes and I love them all from the bottom of my heart. The only good thing that happened on that horrible night was that I was close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital when the accident happened. God Bless them all.
Sookie is back. Actress Melissa McCarthy, who has become a box office superstar since first appearing on the series Gilmore Girls in the early 2000s, recently told Ellen DeGeneres that she will return for the next season of the fan-favorite show when it airs to Netflix. Despite some early questions about her potential role in the new season (she previously tweeted, “Sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!”), McCarthy and the producers now appeared to have come together.
In the episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show schedule to air today, she said, “Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it, and I am so excited. And they are gonna be amazing.”
So far, the official release date hasn’t been confirmed. Discuss