First released in 1982, the fantasy series follows Roland Deschain, a descendent from a long line of gunslingers who is tasked with finding the mysterious Dark Tower. The books were previously adapted as a 2017 film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.
At the premiere in Beverly Hills, Calif., star Regina King said the heavy emotions she displays in each of the 10 episodes was a challenge. “As an actor, having to carry that much grief every day was a lot,” she said. In the series, King plays the mother of a boy who is killed by a police officer during a hit-and-run accident.
King said she met with a mother whose son had been murdered by police to understand the role. “It’s hard for me still to even wrap my mind around how she could still speak with joy,” King said. “She definitely shared the rollercoaster that your emotions take you through. All I could do is hopefully honor her with my performance.”
While the interaction gave King a starting point for her role, she said it
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Angela Zhou (Hell on Wheels) will appear on an upcoming episode of the CW drama, TVLine has confirmed, playing esteemed National City surgeon Dr. Grace Park. On one hand, having a celebrated doctor in the vicinity could come in handy, given how badly Supergirl’s been getting pummeled as of late — but on the other hand, isn’t there a strong chance that Dr. Park is actually Pestilence, the third sleeping Worldkiller?
Supergirl.tv first reported the news of Zhou’s casting.
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The night of Tuesday, Feb. 13 was the most-watched night of the Olympics last week, featuring Shaun White and Mikaela Shiffrin going for gold. All seven nights of the Olympics were the top-rated programs of the week, among both adults 18-49 and viewers. Viewership is down from the 2014 Sochi Games, although still solid. Here’s a side-by-side comparison so far from NBC:
Winter Olympics Primetime Total Audience Delivery
2018 Viewership 2014 Viewership
Opening Thur. 17.2 million 20.0 million
First Fri. 28.3 million 31.7 million
First Sat. 24.2 million 25.1 million
First Sun. 26.0 million 26.3 million
First Mon. 22.3 million 22.4 million
First Tues. 22.6 million 23.7 million
First Wed. 19.2 million 20.8 million
Mid. Thur. 19.3 million 22.9 million
Mid. Fri. 19.2 million 19.2 million
Mid. Sat. 16.1 million 17.1 million
Mid. Sun. 18.2 million 21.3 million
“I find the arguments set forth in the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and Reply well-founded, appropriate in this matter and will grant the same,” Judge Jeffrey Cramer wrote in a letter to attorneys for both sides. “The Court adopts, with little exception, Defendants’ argument in support of their Motion regarding all issues addressed in the same.”
Murray brought the suit in June of last year after Oliver ran a segment on “Last Week Tonight” criticizing the coal industry and referring to Murray at the “geriatric Dr. Evil,” as well as alleging that a mining accident that killed nine people and that Murray’s company claims was caused by an earthquake was partially the result of improper mining practices. Murray filed the
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Versus the final Friday in Sochi 2014 — which similarly marked a low for those winter games — NBC’s numbers were down 17 and 26 percent. Coverage peaked from 9:15-9:30 pm Et, featuring men’s snowboarding.
The night’s only other fresh fare, CBS’ Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, did 4.6 mil and a 1.1, up a tick week-to-week to mark its best Friday numbers to date.
Next Friday: Blindspot, MacGyver, Once Upon a Time,
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