Jon Favreau News

Review Roundup: Did YOUNG SHELDON Make a Big Bang with the Critics?Review Roundup: Did YOUNG SHELDON Make a Big Bang with the Critics?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Eight-year-old Iain recently starred in HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES and has appeared on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and the Steve Harvey-hosted kids competition show LITTLE BIG SHOTS. Of course theater fans know him best for his adorable reviews of Broadway shows. Parsons most recently appeared on Broadway in 2015's AN ACT OF GOD. His other Broadway credits include HARVEY and THE NORMAL HEART. What did the critics think of the new spin-off? Take a look at what some of them have to say below! And make sure to check out the trailer for the new comedy which premieres this Monday, September 25 at 8:30 on CBS below. (more...)

THE ORVILLE Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since EMPIRE in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million ViewersTHE ORVILLE Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since EMPIRE in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The premiere of THE ORVILLE, FOX's new space adventure series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, earned a 7-day multi-platform audience of 12.2 million viewers. Marking the network's largest drama debut in two and a half years since EMPIRE (15.6 million viewers, 1/7/15*), THE ORVILLE posted a +44% lift in multi-platform viewers from Live +Same Day, according to Nielsen. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Season 2 of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLESPhoto Flash: First Look - Season 2 of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES
by Emily Bruno - Aug 24, 2017

The second season of the hit fantasy series 'The Shannara Chronicles' premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 10pm ET/PT on Spike. The new season consists of 10 one-hour episodes. The first season of the original scripted drama, based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks, debuted on MTV in 2016. Take a look at the images below to see your first look at the new season. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's  2017-18 Season!Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

James Andrew Miller & DGital Media Announce 'Origins' Chapter One: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASMJames Andrew Miller & DGital Media Announce 'Origins' Chapter One: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

James Andrew Miller, award-winning journalist and best-selling author, teams with DGital Media, leading creator of premium, on-demand audio entertainment, to announce 'Origins' Chapter One:Curb Your Enthusiasm, the first installment of an all-new podcast series exploring epochal beginnings whether from the fields of film, television, music, publishing, or even human relationships. (more...)

Alfre Woodard Signs on for THE LION KING RemakeAlfre Woodard Signs on for THE LION KING Remake
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Alfre Woodard has signed on to join Jon Favreau's big screen remake of Disney's The Lion King. Woodard will provide the voice of Sarabi, Simba's mom. (more...)

Tang Media Partners Acquires Open Road FilmsTang Media Partners Acquires Open Road Films
by Movies News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Global entertainment company Tang Media Partners (TMP) today announced its acquisition of leading independent film distributor and producer, Open Road Films, the theatrical motion picture company best known for critically-acclaimed box office hits (more...)

Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor to Voice Scar in Disney's Live-Action THE LION KINGChiwetel Ejiofor to Voice Scar in Disney's Live-Action THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

According to reports, the 12 YEARS A SLAVE star is now in final talks with the studio to take on the character originally voiced by Jeremy Irons in the original animated version. (more...)

The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment will present BIG BAD VOODOO DADDYThe Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment will present BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

???????The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment will present a special, one night only concert by swing revival band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA.  Tickets for the event are $12 each, all seats reserved, and will go on sale August 1, 2017 at the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 or online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org .  The Box Office is open from 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to show. The theatre is located at 159 S. Main Street in Chambersburg, PA. (more...)

Will Beyonce Join THE LION KING Remake with A Starring Role AND a Soundtrack?Will Beyonce Join THE LION KING Remake with A Starring Role AND a Soundtrack?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

It has been reported that Beyonce is currently in final negotiations to star as Nala in Jon Favreau's upcoming big screen remake of Disney's The Lion King.   (more...)

MSNBC to Take Over POLITICON Los Angeles This JulyMSNBC to Take Over POLITICON Los Angeles This July
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th, MSNBC will take over POLITICON in Los Angeles, CA presenting a full slate of interactive, live and in-person programming for political enthusiasts from across the country. (more...)

Despite Reports, Hugh Jackman Will Not Play 'Scar' in LION KING RemakeDespite Reports, Hugh Jackman Will Not Play 'Scar' in LION KING Remake
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Prior to the D23 LION KING panel held on Saturday morning in Anaheim, CA, rumors began to swirl that Tony Award winner and action star Hugh Jackman had signed on to lend his voice to the villainous 'Scar' in Jon Favreau's upcoming remake. (more...)

John Favreau Shares First Look at Live-Action LION KING at D23 ExpoJohn Favreau Shares First Look at Live-Action LION KING at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At Saturday's D23 Expo in Anaheim CA, Disney treated fans to a first look at footage from the highly anticipated live-action remake of THE LION KING. (more...)

THE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGITHE LION KING Remake to Feature Impressive Naturalistic CGI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The D23 expo featured many quietly screened previews, one of which being a peek at The Circle of Life scene of the upcoming The Lion King remake. According to Mashable, the film is moving along the lines of the recent The Jungle Book remake which featured extremely realistic CGI. (more...)

Walter O'Brien's Scorpion Studios Credited in Spider-Man Movie DebutWalter O'Brien's Scorpion Studios Credited in Spider-Man Movie Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

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Review Roundup - Marvel's SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMINGReview Roundup - Marvel's SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Marvel Studio/Columbia Pictures co-produced reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING follows Peter Parker as he tries to balance life as a high schooler and the being the hero Spider-Man as he faces the Vulture. (more...)

FOX Sets Fall Premiere Dates for EMPIRE, Seth MacFarlane's ORVILLE, Marvel's THE GIFTED & More!FOX Sets Fall Premiere Dates for EMPIRE, Seth MacFarlane's ORVILLE, Marvel's THE GIFTED & More!
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

New comedic drama THE ORVILLE, from creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, debuts with a special two-night series premiere on Sunday, Sept. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), immediately following NFL ON FOX doubleheaders. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSony Classical Releases SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sony Music proudly announces the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. (more...)

City Unveils its 2017/18 Prime-Time ScheduleCity Unveils its 2017/18 Prime-Time Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Proven, powerful, and pedigreed. Today Rogers Media unveils City's 2017/18 programming schedule, building on last season's proven hits with bold new additions backed by some of the most creative minds in television today. (more...)

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