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An “American Idol” contestant is suing producers of the hit reality show, alleging that she is a victim of wage theft and that the celebrity judges turned her into a “laughing stock” on national television.

Daniel Dae Kim will star in and executive produce a series adaptation of the graphic novel “Butterfly” currently in development at Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively. The project is described as a character-driven spy thriller. Per the official logline, the series centers on “David Jung (Kim), an enigmatic, highly unpredictable…

Gina Rodriguez stars in “Not Dead Yet,” a new ABC sitcom following the “Jane the Virgin” alum playing a woman scrambling to get her life together. Although it has its charms, it’s decidedly average.

From true-crime docuseries to new series with returning TV vets Joel McHale and “This Is Us” favorite Milo Ventimiglia, there’s a slew of can’t-miss offerings across all genres. 

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages are Davis’ assessment of the current…

Tatiana Maslany and “Scream” star Jasmin Savoy Brown are set to lead Josh Ruben’s sci-fi horror “Green Bank.” Protagonist Pictures is launching international sales on the film, which will be shopped to buyers at this month’s European Film Market at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent…

Former ABC News producer James Gordon Meek was arrested Tuesday night on criminal charges related to his alleged transportation of images of child sexual abuse. According to the Department of Justice, law enforcement “seized multiple devices that allegedly contained evidence of the transportation of images of child sexual abuse” in…

CBS has ordered pilots for a reboot of “Matlock” starring Kathy Bates and a spinoff of “The Good Wife” starring Carrie Preston, Variety has learned. The new version of “Matlock” hails from Jennie Snyder Urman, who will write and executive produce the pilot under her Sutton Street Productions banner. Bates…

A “King of the Hill” revival has been ordered to series at Hulu, I tell you what. The updated version of the beloved adult animated comedy hails from original series creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels as well as Saladin Patterson. All three are also executive producers on the show,…

Oscar-winning filmmaker on his “American Graffiti” co-star: “She was like, ‘Here’s how we got to kiss for the camera. Here’s what we have to do.'”

Williams died in Los Angeles on Jan. 25 after a brief illness,

Williams died in Los Angeles on Jan. 25 after a brief illness.