A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
Sir Patrick Stewart is writing memoir, publisher announces
NEW YORK Nearing his 80th birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart is finally ready for the project he once feared taking on his memoir. Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation has a deal with Gallery Books for a revealing and heartwarming look into his life and times, the publisher announced Tuesday. The idea of writing a memoir based on my life and career has been in my mind for several years, but always the demands of work have pushed it into the background. Today there are no demands, nor is there a prediction when there might be," Stewart, who turns 80 on July 13, said in a statement. "I am caught in the middle of shooting a new series, Star Trek: Picard, and I passionately want to see it through, but in the meantime ... what?
New 'Star Trek: Picard' trailer, release date revealed at Comic Con
Cast and crew of Star Trek Discovery and Picard embrace during New York Comic Con 2019. NEW YORK (CNN) - Live long and prosper, Trekkies: The second trailer for the CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Picard" was revealed at New York Comic Con on Saturday. Stewart portrayed Picard on "Star Trek: Next Generation," which aired for seven seasons from 1987 to 1994. In the new series, Picard is older, brooding, and grounded on land. "Star Trek: Picard" will premiere on CBS All Access in the U.S. and Canada on January 23, 2020.
Patrick Stewart returns to Starfleet in new 'Star Trek: Picard' trailer
Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesIn the trailer for the upcoming CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Picard," the titular captain is facing a new final frontierretirement. Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard is older, brooding and grounded on land in the clip unveiled Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. "These past few years, I really tried to belong here," Picard says in the trailer, 20 years removed from the events of the series "Star Trek: The Next Generation." At least two stars from previous "Star Trek" series make cameos in the trailer: Jeri Ryan's Borg drone Seven of Nine from "Star Trek: Voyager" and Brent Spiner's Commander Data, whose death capped the film "Star Trek: Nemesis." There's even a quick glimpse of a Borg cube, the vessel for the evil collective that opposed Picard and the crew of the Enterprise.
LeVar Burton expects he'll beam into 'Star Trek: Picard'
LOS ANGELES - With Patrick Stewart now warping back to the "Star Trek" universe in CBS All Access' upcoming streaming series "Picard," can a reunion with some of Jean-Luc Picard's old crewmates from the U.S.S. laughed a word-playing LeVar Burton, who co-starred with Stewart on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for seven seasons, when CNN posed the question at "The Lion King" premiere. I don't know," said Burton, anticipating a high degree of contract negotiation and budget discussion to get the entire cast back on deck together. He also would love to play a Geordi that's moved forward from the somewhat pathetic romantic life he endured on the series. Forget a wife and kids, said Burton: "I'd settle with him having a date with somebody he didn't invent on the Holodeck.