Here are the top stories in TV News for today:
AMC is developing multiple “Walking Dead” movies through its AMC Studios Original Films division, and has signed actor Andrew Lincoln to star as the iconic character he has been playing in the TV series, Rick Grimes. The films will be written by Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple. In the films, they plan to continue the story of Rick Grimes. The first film is expected to start production in 2019.
Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson is receiving criticism for a joke he delivered during an episode of Saturday Night Live over the weekend that took aim at a disabled veteran. Davidson joked about former Navy SEAL, Dan Crenshaw, who is running for the congressional seat in Texas. Crenshaw lost an eye during deployment in Afghanistan after being struck by an IED and now wears an eyepatch.
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate in Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie,” Davidson said. “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.
On Sunday, Crenshaw replied that he was not offended, but urged comedians to be more considerate in the future, writing on Twitter: “Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
At the MTV EMAs in Bilbao, Spain, Camila Cabello was the big winner, walking away with a quartet of awards. Cabello won best artist, as well as, both best song and best video for “Havana” featuring Young Thug. She also one best US/worldwide act.
The list of winners included: