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‘American Gigolo’ Review: Jon Bernthal in Showtime’s Painfully Pointless Remake

For no evident reason, Showtime offers a series continuation of Paul Schrader's 1980 film, with Bernthal slipping into Richard Gere's perfectly tailored suits.

Rosie O’Donnell on Pushing to Play Her Character Gay in ‘A League of Their Own,’ Departure of ‘American Gigolo’ Showrunner

Rosie O’Donnell is discussing why she ignored requests to not play her A League of Their Own character as queer and the sudden exit of American Gigolo showrunner David Hollander, which she describes as “weird” and “unnerving.” A new interview with Vanity Fair sees the comedian, talk show host and actor reflecting on the impact […]

Paul Schrader Won’t Watch Showtime’s ‘American Gigolo,’ Says Adapting His Film Is “Terrible Idea”

Paul Schrader is not mincing words when it comes to his feelings about the forthcoming television adaptation of his film American Gigolo. Schrader wrote and directed the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced crime movie from 1980 that featured Richard Gere as sex worker Julian Kay and Lauren Hutton as the wife of a politician. After Showtime released the […]

Ousted ‘American Gigolo’ Showrunner David Hollander Let Go From CBS’ ‘How We Roll’

David Hollander, recently fired as showrunner on Showtime’s American Gigolo update, will also not return for a potential second season of CBS’ How We Roll. Sources say that season one of the bowling comedy has already wrapped production and, should the series earn a renewal, Hollander will no longer be an exec producer on the […]

‘American Gigolo’ Showrunner David Hollander Let Go by Showtime

David Hollander, set to helm Showtime’s reboot of American Gigolo, has been fired by the network, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. “David Hollander is no longer on the drama series American Gigolo and Paramount Television Studios no longer has a producing relationship with him,” a spokesperson, who declined to comment further, told THR in a statement. […]

Why Showtime Isn’t Worried About Losing ‘Halo’

Showtime has been committed to Halo for nearly a decade, but a lot has changed since the adaptation of the best-selling video game franchise was first announced in 2014. For starters, Showtime’s parent company re-merged to form ViacomCBS and, like other media behemoths, prioritized streaming as it rebranded the former CBS All Access as Paramount+ […]

‘American Gigolo’ Update Ordered to Series at Showtime

Following a seven-year development process, American Gigolo is officially coming to Showtime. The ViacomCBS-backed premium cable network has handed out a formal 10-episode series order to the present-day reimagining of the 1980 Jerry Bruckheimer feature film. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) stars in the drama, which hails from Ray Donovan‘s David Hollander, Paramount TV Studios […]