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Ryan Murphy’s ‘Feud’ Find UK Home on UK TV & Other UK TV Tidbits

Ryan Murphy’s Joan Crawford and Bette Davis biopic has finally found a home on UK TV at the BBC.

From the BBC:

“BBC Two has acquired Feud: Bette and Joan, Ryan Murphy’s eight-part series about the legendary rivalry between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The series was acquired from 20th Century Fox Television Distribution and will air on BBC Two later in 2017.

Starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan’s stellar cast also features Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland and Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell. The four Academy Award winners are joined by Judy Davis as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Alfred Molina as director and producer Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as Warner Bros. studio head Jack L. Warner, Jackie Hoffman as Mamacita, Crawford’s housekeeper, and Alison Wright as Pauline, Aldrich’s assistant. The series also stars Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, and Kiernan Shipka as Bette Davis’ daughter, B.D…

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “BBC Two viewers will relish this critically-acclaimed portrayal of Old Hollywood and a famously combustible yet poignant relationship – it is a zesty cocktail of glamour, wit and grit.”

Also in UK TV News:

  • US dramedy ‘Jane the Virgin’ has been dropped from E4 after 2 seasons due to low ratings. The show will now have to find a new home for viewers without Netflix, which also airs the show (currently has two seasons).
  • US hybrid comedy ‘Son of Zorn’ has began it’s UK airing on Viceland UK on June 12th in it’s regular home of Monday nights at 10pm. The offbeat comedy was popular with UK viewers (looking on social media) after it’s first airing and is a definite “stoner” comedy.
  • BBC have confirmed that ‘Luther’ will return for a fifth season. The BBC said: “Multi-award-winning crime drama series Luther will be returning to BBC One. The new four-part series written by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba, who has received a Golden Globe and Sag Award for his performance in the role of John Luther, will start filming early next year.”
  • John Simm’s return to Doctor Who as the Master has confirmed that his first appearance will be in the current series penultimate episode airing on June 24th and will focus a lot on him and his future regeneration, Missy.

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