• CBS ordered The Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon for the 2017-18 broadcast season. Big Little Lies actor Iain Armitage stars. The show will be narrated by Jim Parsons.
  • NBC’s planned Weekend Update spinoff landed a four-episode order to launch Thursday, Aug. 10.
  • MTV expanded its Movie Awards to include TV shows. The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium on May 7.
  • Tyra Banks was announced the new host of America’s Got Talent, replacing Nick Cannon.
  • Susan Sarandon landed a sizable role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. She will play a motion picture studio chief.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch‘s next film project will be How to Stop Time, the forthcoming book from author Matt Haig.
  • CBS moved Training Day to Saturdays after weak ratings on Thursday night.
  • Sony announced The Girl With Golden Dragon Tattoo sequel will hit theaters in October, 2018. The Girl in the Spider’s Web will have a lower budget than Tattoo and an all new cast, without Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig returning.
  • Ridley Scott will direct the Getty kidnapping drama All the Money in the World from a script by David Scarpa. It centers on the the infamous 1973 Mafia kidnapping of John Paul Getty III.
  • Netflix renewed Lemony Snicket, the Neil Patrick Harris-headlined adaptation, for a second season.