SPIKE LEE TO RECEIVE HONORARY OSCAR: Spike Lee will be receiving an honorary Oscar at this year's Governors Awards on November 14th. Members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted this week to honor Spike along with Gena Rowlands. They will also be giving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. Spike has been nominated for Oscars twice before -- once for 1989's Do the Right Thing and for the 1997 documentary 4 Little Girls.
TBS RENEWS 'AMERICAN DAD': Fans of American Dad will get to enjoy the animated comedy for at least two more years. TBS has renewed it for a 12th and 13th season. Each season will consist of 22 episodes. Season 11 is set to air in early 2016.
AMAZON NABS 'GALAXY QUEST' SERIES: A series based on the 1999 film Galaxy Quest is in development at Amazon. The show will be written by the Robert Gordon who also worked on the movie. There are no actors currently attached to the project and it is unclear if any of the stars of the original will return. The cast included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long.
BIG RATINGS FOR NBC'S 'CARMICHAEL SHOW': NBC's new sitcom, Carmichael Show, premiered on Wednesday night (August 26th) to the highest viewership the network has seen for a new summer comedy in eight years. 4.8 million viewers tuned in but only 4.1 million stuck around for a second episode that also aired. Carmichael Show stars comedian Jerrod Carmichael along with Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier.
'HANNIBAL' ACTOR IN THE RUNNING FOR 'DOCTOR STRANGE': Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to take on the villain role in Marvel's Doctor Strange. He would be joining the previously cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The movie is slated for release on November 4th, 2016.