A new photo gallery highlights several shows and performers that Emmy voters should not forget. They include “Breaking Bad” (Bob Odenkirk), Broad City (Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer), “Girls” (Alex Karpovsky), “Hannibal” (Mads Mikkelsen), “Justified” (Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter), Orange is the New Black” (Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba), Portlandia (Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein), Rectify (Abigail Spencer), and “Shameless (Emmy Rossum). The Wrap.
Pete Hammond believes this year’s Cannes Film Festival may “have more impact than ever” on the 2014 Oscar race. It could be similar to 2011 when “The Artist,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “The Tree of Life” had great runs. Sony Classics has “Foxcatcher” (with Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo) and “Mr. Turner” (with Timothy Spall) heavily in the mix. The overall winner “Winter Sleep” could be a major player as Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Weinstein has “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” (with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy). Deadline.
Many of this year’s Tony Awards nominees will be on stage for the CBS ceremony hosted by Hugh Jackman on June 8. Performers include Sutton Foster (“Violet“), Neil Patrick Harris (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch“), Idina Menzel (“If/Then“), Alan Cumming (“Cabaret“), and the casts of “Aladdin,” “Beautiful,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Les Miserables,” and “Rocky.” Legendary artists Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight will perform with the cast of “After Midnight.” Sting will also preview his new musical “The Last Ship.” Playbill.
Kevin Reilly is stepping down as FOX Chairman of Entertainment. He will depart his post at the end of June after a disappointing TV season. Only three of the nine new series premiering in this past year have survived: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “MasterChef Junior.” TV Line.
How does executive producer Chuck Lorre handle all the hours it takes to run four different yet popular shows for CBS? He says that newcomer “Mom” with Anna Faris and Allison Janney takes the most time because it is still so “fragile.” One of “the greatest joys” of his life is “The Big Bang Theory,” so he tries to never miss tapings or table reads. “Two and a Half Men” has been mostly on its own the past two years. “Mike and Molly” needed “a bit of a re-engineering this past year.” L.A. Times.
The rumors are true that Chelsea Handler is leaving the E! Network and her variety series “Chelsea Lately.” Her last episode of the seven-year run is set for August 26. E! President Suzanne Kolb says the network will give her “a memorable send-off” even though she has described the cabler as “a sad, sad place to live.” Huffington Post.
Will online streaming company Hulu be reviving the cancelled “Community“? Their motto of #sixseasonsandamovie could be in effect since the most recent season on NBC was its fifth. Hulu already has a digital syndication deal for the cult comedy series. Negotiations are in the preliminary stages with Sony TV for the program. No word on whether showrunner Dan Harmon or cast members like Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, and Danny Pudi would return. TV Guide.