OSCARS TEAM SCRAMBLING TO REUNITE AVENGERS CREW: After Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the Oscars, the Academy started asking superheroes to help save them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers plan to rely on a rotating cast of stars to introduce segments at the February 24thshow. Word is, the Acacemy is hoping it can tap Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and the rest of the crew to appear together. It would certainly be a handy promo for Avengers: Endgame, which opens April 26.
KEVIN HART URGES STEPHEN COLBERT TO HOST OSCARS: Kevin Hart appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday nominally to promote The Upside. Of course he faced questions from Colbert about not hosting the Oscars. After continuing to stand his ground and say his apology tour is “over,” he gave the audience a taste of what they will be missing. “I was going to be good; I had some heat!” Hart claimed, saying his monologue “actually goes hand in hand with what’s going on now.” At the Oscars, “everybody is uptight. Nobody can breathe or move. Their clothes are fitted to perfection, everybody’s neck is as straight as it can be, and the only thing they know to do is this when the camera comes,” he continued, making a pained smile. He also suggested that Colbert take on hosting duties, a suggestion he swatted away, claiming he had too many skeletons in his closet. “You’ve got nothing on me!” he told Hart.
NETFLIX PICKS OF CATHERINE REITMAN’S WORKING MOMS: Mommy comedy Working Moms, currently in its third season, has been picked up by Netflix in the U.S. It was created and stars Black-ish’s Catherine Reitman. Moms previously appeared in Canada on the CBC network. The series follows four women as they juggle work, babies, relationships and PPD.
TBS TO REMAKE ARTHUR’S LAW: TBS is importing German comedy Arthur’s Law, the first original comedy from Turner’s German network, TNT Comedy. The comedy follows unemployed Arthur who plots to improve his life by killing his obnoxious wife and living off her life insurance proceeds … with his mistress.