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‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Actress Jess Bush Talks Honor and Joy of Making Iconic Franchise Character Her Own

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds episode “The Serene Squall.”]  Jess Bush knew she had enormous shoes to fill when she was cast as Nurse Christine Chapel in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. After all, the only other actress to embody the iconic role was the legendary Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, whose […]

‘The Mummy’ Reboot Director Calls the Tom Cruise Film “The Biggest Failure of My Life”

Alex Kurtzman is no longer keeping his feelings about making The Mummy under wraps. Kurtzman, who is a writer, director and executive producer on Showtime’s new sci-fi series The Man Who Fell to Earth, opened up to the Bingeworthy podcast on Friday about his “brutal” experience as helmer of the Tom Cruise-starring film that was […]

‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ ‘The Game,’ ‘SEAL Team’ Renewed at Paramount+

Paramount+ executives came armed with news for their first, albeit virtual, presentation to the Television Critics Association on Tuesday. Nicole Clemens and Tanya Giles, meeting the press corps for the first time since respectively taking over as head of scripted originals and programming chief at the streamer, announced renewals for three of the expanded service’s […]

Aaron Baiers Replaces Heather Kadin as Head of Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout

There’s a change at the top of Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout banner. Aaron Baiers has been promoted from senior vp TV to president of television at the CBS Studios-based production company. Baiers, who had been with Kurtzman for a decade, replaces Heather Kadin in the role. Kadin, after a 12-year run with the captain of […]

How ‘Prodigy’ Lays the Foundation for the Next Generation of ‘Star Trek’

Alex Kurtzman hasn’t written a Star Trek feature film since 2013, but his new animated kids- and family-focused series, Prodigy — his fifth show in the Paramount+ version of the beloved franchise — could be the ticket that gets him back to the box office. The captain of the Star Trek franchise — who inked […]

Jenny Lumet, Alex Kurtzman Team to Amplify Voices of Color

Longtime friends and collaborators Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman are extending their relationship to launch a new production company with a purpose. The Star Trek and Clarice duo, who next have The Man Who Fell to Earth, have teamed to launch 25 Stories, a multiplatform company whose goal is to amplify and develop voices of […]

Alex Kurtzman Inks New Nine-Figure Overall Deal With CBS Studios

Following a year-plus of negotiating, Star Trek franchise captain Alex Kurtzman has extended his overall deal with producers CBS Studios. Kurtzman has been with the studio for more than a decade. In 2018, Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout inked a $25 million overall deal extension with CBS Studios. The five-year deal was to have taken […]

‘TV’s Top 5’: Inside the State of ‘Star Trek’ With Franchise Captain Alex Kurtzman

'TV's Top 5': Inside the State of 'Star Trek' With Franchise Captain Alex Kurtzman

‘Star Trek’ Pike and Spock Series Set at CBS All Access

Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn will reprise their 'Discovery' roles for 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' on CBS All Access.

‘Clarice,’ ‘The Equalizer’ and Chuck Lorre’s ‘B Positive’ Nab CBS Series Pickups

CBS on Friday handed out its first series orders, adding the Chuck Lorre comedy 'B Positive' as well as 'Silence of the Lambs' sequel 'Clarice' and a reboot of 'The Equalizer' to its 2020-21 broadcast slate.

How ‘Picard’ Ended Up With Characters Patrick Stewart Rejected (at First)

Alex Kurtzman and the creative team reveal Patrick Stewart did not want Data or The Borg to be in 'Star Trek: Picard.'

‘Silence of the Lambs’ Spinoff ‘Clarice’ a Go at CBS

CBS on Sunday announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that it has handed out a sizable series commitment to a 'Silence of the Lambs' TV spinoff called 'Clarice.'