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  • ABC FAMILY WILL AIR ALL-NEW HOLIDAY-THEMED EPISODES OF THEIR ORIGINAL SERIES FOR HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS
    CELEBRATE YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR FAVORITE ABC FAMILY SERIES
    Episodes Will Air During the Network’s Annual Holiday Programming Events 13 Nights of Halloween and 25 Days of Christmas
    Burbank, CA (July 15, 2014) – ABC Family will air all-new holiday-themed episodes of their original series for Halloween and Christmas.
    All-new episodes of long-running comedy hits “Melissa & Joey” and “Baby Daddy” will deliver some Halloween thrills during the network’s annual programming stunt “13 Nights of Halloween.” New original scary and funny hidden-camera prank show “Freak Out” will also make its debut during “13 Nights.”
    Celebrate the Christmas season with all-new holiday episodes of “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” “Switched at Birth,” “Chasing Life,” as well as “Melissa and Joey” and “Baby Daddy.” The episodes will premiere within the network’s wildly popular “25 Days of Christmas” programming event.
     

  • Amazon Studios Greenlights Original Children's Pilot Maker Shack Agency
    Adding to the company’s recent order of five children’s pilots, Amazon Studios add another to the list of kids shows – Maker Shack Agency, produced by Electus Studios (The Hero, Killer Women, and Get Out Alive).
    Maker Shack Agency will join the recently announced children’s pilots Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Hard-Boiled Eggheads, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, Grid Smasher and Wishenpoof!
    Prime Instant Video Greenlights Original Children’s Pilot Maker Shack Agency
    Live-action children’s show to be produced by Electus for kids ages 6-11
    Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, today announced that it is greenlighting a pilot for the original children’s series Maker Shack Agency, produced by Electus Studios (The Hero, Killer Women, and Get Out Alive).
    Maker Shack Agency follows the exploits of 13-year-old inventor Angus Wolfe, aka “Wolfie,” and his two best friends and fellow “makers,” Jo and Merle, in the hardscrabble town of Akron, Ohio. These three teenage thinkers and tinkerers use all the branches of science and personal ingenuity to solve their client’s problems by making a new invention every episode. Together, they make people’s lives better by coming up with science and technology-inspired inventions for their various problems.
     

  • Prime Instant Video Greenlights Five Additional Kids Pilots
    Amazon Originals expands to include titles for kids ages 6-11
    Viewer response will help determine which pilots go into full-season production to air exclusively on Prime Instant Video
    Pilots join kids shows Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf— Amazon Originals already in full series production
    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Following the positive response to its first set of TV pilots, Amazon Studios today announced it will produce five more original pilots for kids, including the first pilots for ages 6-11. The new pilots come from Emmy Award-winning creators as well as a Hollywood newcomer discovered though Amazon Studios’ open-door submission process. The pilots will stream on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM in the U.K. for customers to watch, provide feedback, and help determine which shows should be produced as series.
    “We're very excited to be able to introduce these five original ideas and their talented creators to Amazon customers. After the success of our first pilots, we look forward to getting lots more fantastic feedback from kids and parents,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “For the first time we are offering live-action and animated programming for older children and continuing with entertaining, educational programming for preschool aged children—it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
    “I’ve been dreaming up funny adventures for Gortimer Gibbon for as long as I can remember and it’s incredibly thrilling to be working with Amazon to bring these tales to life,” said David Anaxagoras, creator of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, one of the new pilots now in production. “With the unique open-door submission process that Amazon Studios offers writers like me, I’ve been given a chance to make my stories come to life. Instead of trying to ‘break through’ and get noticed in the traditional Hollywood process, Amazon has helped bring Hollywood to me and that’s exciting.”
    “Working through the pilot process with Amazon Studios has been a fantastic experience,” said Josh Selig, creator of The Jo B. & G. Raff Show as well as The Wonder Pets and Small Potatoes. “Coming up with shows for kids that will not only entertain them but help them learn and grow is a very rewarding experience. We are so excited to hear what Amazon parents and kids think of our show. We hope Jo B. and G. Raff will be back with a full season of stories very soon.”
     

  • From hollywoodreporter.com 'Walking Dead's' David Morrissey to Star in AMC Pilot
    He'll film "Line of Sight" alongside the zombie drama's fourth season.
    AMC is doubling down on David Morrissey.
    The Walking Dead villain has been tapped to star in the cable network's drama pilot Line of Sight, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
    Line of Sight centers on a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash. Brotherhood's Blake Masters will write and serve as executive producer.
    Morrissey will play Lewis Bernt, the investigator who survives the crash and begins an emotional journey to discover the cause of the accident.
    Morrissey will film Line of Sight alongside the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead.  No word yet on whether this will be picked up.
     

  • BRAVO MEDIA RENEWS ITS VOWS WITH A SEASON TWO PICKUP OF HIT DOCU-SERIES “NEWLYWEDS: THE FIRST YEAR”
    Network to Chronicle Four New Couples Entire First Year of Marriage
    CANNES, France – October 7, 2013 –Bravo Media says I do… again with a series renewal of “Newlyweds: The First Year.” For the second season, Bravo will partner once again with Monkey Kingdom, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production, along with Academy ® award-nominated documentarian Eddie Schmidt ("Twist of Faith"). Season one of “Newlyweds: The First Year” averaged over 1.3 million total viewers as the series followed the lives of four newlywed couples through the trials and tribulations during their first 365 days of marriage.
     

  • Bravo BERNADETTE PETERS TO GUEST STAR IN BRAVO MEDIA’S “GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE”
    NEW YORK – July 21, 2014 – Three time Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will guest star in an upcoming episode of Bravo Media’s first original scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Peters will play Lyla's mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids. “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” premiering Tuesday, December 2 at 10p.m. ET/PT, follows Abby (Lisa Edelstein, “House”), whose career and marriage implode in one very public moment and she finds herself turning to her new divorced friends Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, “Reality Bites”) and Phoebe (Beau Garrett, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”) as she navigates life back on the singles scene.
    One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Bernadette Peters has won numerous accolades including three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Peters is particularly noted for her starring roles in Broadway musicals, including “Follies,” “A Little Night Music,” “Song and Dance,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Into the Woods,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Gypsy,” among many others. She has appeared on the following television series “Smash,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ugly Betty,” “Living Proof” and has lit up the silver screen in films including “Pennies From Heaven,” “The Jerk,” “The Longest Yard,” “Silent Movie Annie,” “Pink Cadillac,” “Slaves of New York,” “Alice,” “Impromptu,” “It Runs in the Family” and “Coming Up Roses.” In addition to numerous Original Broadway Cast recordings, she has recorded six solo albums; including the Grammy nominated “Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein,” “Sondheim, Etc: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall” and “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight.” Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her “pet project” Broadway Barks, co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual, star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area. She has also written two children’s books “Broadway Barks,” a New York Times bestseller and “Stella is a Star,” which feature original songs written and performed by Peters. Her third children’s book, for Blue Apple Books, will be published in Spring 2015. All of her proceeds from the sales of her books benefit Broadway Barks.
    “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” inspired by the “Girlfriends’ Guide” books by Vicki Iovine, follows Abby, a self-help book author and guru of all things family who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has been a lie. After inadvertently publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein, “Private Practice”), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. Abby turns to her new divorced friends including Lyla, a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant ‘War of the Roses’ battle with her ex-husband and Phoebe, a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. Meanwhile, a rival attorney at Lyla’s firm, Delia (Necar Zadegan, “Emily Owens, MD”), is hired as Abby’s divorce attorney. Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”) will also guest star in an upcoming episode as Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer-Prize winning war journalist and LGBT activist who presents an award at a marriage equality gala. Marti Noxon, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro serve as Executive Producers.
     

  • CBS EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR DAVID HYDE PIERCE JOINS “THE GOOD WIFE” IN RECURRING ROLE FOR SEASON SIX
    Role Marks Pierce’s First Appearance in a Television Series Since “Frasier” Concluded in 2004
    NEW YORK – August 28, 2014 – Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will join the critically acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE in a recurring role during the show’s upcoming sixth season. Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change. The role will mark Pierce’s first appearance in a television series since “Frasier” ended its run in 2004.
    A veteran of the stage and screen, Pierce’s television credits include “Frasier,” for which he earned four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane, and Norman Lear’s political satire “The Powers That Be.” His feature credits include “Little Man Tate,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Nixon,” “Full Frontal” and “A Bug’s Life” and “Wet, Hot, American Summer.” On Broadway, he appeared in “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” “Curtains,” for which he won a Tony Award, “Le Bete” and “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike,” earning another Tony nomination for his starring role. He is slated to make his Broadway directorial debut this spring with Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi’s new musical, “It Shoulda Been You.”
    “We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making THE GOOD WIFE his first TV role since ‘Frasier,’” said Executive Producers/Showrunners Robert and Michelle King. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”
    THE GOOD WIFE returns for its sixth season Sunday, Sept. 21 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET, 9:00-10:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network.
     

  • CBS ORDERS 29th AND 30th EDITIONS OF "SURVIVOR" FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON
    Jeff Probst Signs New Agreement to Return as Host/Executive Producer
    After 27 Cycles, the Series Continues to Outlast the Competition, Consistently Winning Its Time Period in All Key Ratings Measures and Ranking as the
    #2 Reality Series in Adults 18-49 on Broadcast Television
    CBS has ordered two more editions of SURVIVOR to be broadcast during the 2014-2015 season. These will mark the 29th and 30th editions of television's longest running hit reality competition series.
    Five-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst has signed a new agreement to return as host and executive producer. Probst has hosted SURVIVOR since its inception in May 2000.
    After 27 seasons, 413 episodes and 406 castaways, SURVIVOR remains a gold standard of quality in television and a consistent ratings winner.
     

  • CBS “THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW” CROSSES THE POND WHEN IT FILMS IN LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME, THIS HOLIDAY SEASON ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
    Click Here to View Video of the Announcement in London
    THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW crosses the pond when it films in London for the first time, airing this holiday season on the CBS Television Network. Announced today at the Victoria’s Secret New Bond Street store by Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel, the show merges fashion, fantasy and entertainment into a runway spectacle. The show, seen in 192 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.
    The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show broadcast was the night’s #1 show in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.
    THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW is being produced by done and dusted, inc. Edward G. Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton are the executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is the director.
     

  • CBS JAMES VAN DER BEEK JOINS THE CAST OF “CSI: CYBER”
    LOS ANGELES, August 6, 2014 – James Van Der Beek has joined the cast of CSI: CYBER as a series regular. The series will premiere during the 2014-2015 season on the CBS Television Network.
    He will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics recruited by Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) for his war efforts in Afghanistan. Mundo is a savant when it comes to weaponry, vehicles and bombs. A self-proclaimed action junkie, Agent Mundo will often put himself at risk to seek permanent justice, while Ryan will level his diehard behavior with her expertise in psychology. Together, they will team up to fight the world’s toughest cyber crimes. Foreign and domestic.
    “We are excited to welcome an actor of James Ver Der Beek’s caliber to CSI: CYBER. Over his career, he has demonstrated a tremendous range of talent that makes him a perfect addition to our gifted cast,” said Executive Producers of CSI: CYBER.
    For six seasons, Van Der Beek starred as Dawson Leery in “Dawson’s Creek.” His additional television credits include starring in “Friends with Better Lives,” and guest starring in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Criminal Minds,” all on the Network. Also, he starred in “Don’t Trust the B--- in Apartment 23” and “Mercy,” among others.
    Van Der Beek’s feature film credits include “Varsity Blues,” “Texas Rangers,” “Scary Movie,” “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back,” “The Rules of Attraction,” “The Plague,” “Standing Still,” “The Big Bang” and “Labor Day.”
    CSI: CYBER is a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken. The show revolves around Special Agent Avery Ryan who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. Patricia Arquette, Peter MacNicol and Charley Koontz star. Carol Mendelsohn Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Pam Veasey, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman serve as executive producers. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
     

  • The CW "iZombie" debuts this Fall. P​acked with fan-favorite news and interviews from the world of DC Entertainment​, make sure to check out Tiffany Smith on the red carpet as she talks to the cast of the brand new CW series "iZombie." Link
     

  • "THE WORLD DOG AWARDS" MAKES ITS TELEVISION DEBUT IN JANUARY, 2015 ON THE CW
    July 29, 2014 (Beverly Hills, CA) - The CW Network celebrates man’s best friend with a brand new two-hour television event, THE WORLD DOG AWARDS, which promises to combine the glitz of the Hollywood award season with America’s affection for our lovable canine companions. THE WORLD DOG AWARDS makes its debut on The CW in January, 2015.
    For the first time, dogs will be celebrated for their work in entertainment, health services and the military, along with everyday dogs who found fame on the internet. Dogs of every size and breed will gather together at the aptly named Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California to be recognized for their achievements in film, television, commercials and animation.
    The event kicks off with Hollywood’s dog-loving stars taking their own pooches down the green carpet. The stars will present and receive awards for fun categories such as “Best Actor in a Supporting Role to a Dog,” and there will be musical performances by some of today’s biggest acts. The category of “Outstanding Achievement in the Field” honors dogs that have risked their lives for their humans, shown amazing compassion for other animals, or dedicated their lives to service for those with health issues. Their heartwarming stories will be recounted and the honorees will be presented with special (and edible) awards during the broadcast. Viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite canines – more information on voting will be announced at a later date. Before and during the award show, the area outside the Barker Hangar will feature a dog-related expo, complete with vendor booths, dog demonstrations and more.
     

  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL IN DEVELOPMENT WITH LIONSGATE ON MINI-SERIES NORTH AND SOUTH
    --Lionsgate to Produce New Original Mini-Series Chronicling Antebellum America and the U.S. Civil War –
    Discovery Channel announces today its order to development of the network's next scripted mini-series, NORTH AND SOUTH, based on the trilogy of North and South novels by John Jakes, the bestselling author who mingles the lives of historical personages and strong characters, and involves them in the great events of the U.S. and world.
    NORTH AND SOUTH will tell the epic story of two families – the Hazard family, northern factory owners from Pennsylvania, and the Main family, southern plantation owners. The story begins when lead characters George Hazard and Orry Main meet as young men at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Hazard and the Main families become close, brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter.
    At a time when great technological advancements were made and social and political groups worked for anti-slavery legislation as well as women’s equality, the economic foundation of the country began to rapidly change. Spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties, NORTH AND SOUTH shows the vastly different ways of life for the Main and Hazard families which threaten to drive them apart, fracture marriages and poison sibling relationships. They are put to the ultimate test as fathers, sons, brothers and friends fight each other on the battlefields of the deadliest war America has ever seen.
    NORTH AND SOUTH is a co-production between Discovery and Lionsgate. John Jakes is represented by Joel Gotler of IPG and Frank Curtis of Rembar & Curtis. Jakes will also serve as an executive producer on the project.
     

  • E! News Exclusive: The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Find Out Which Ladies Are Returning for Season 7
    All six stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are set to return for the upcoming seventh season, E! News has exclusively learned.
    A source confirms to us that despite the ladies' differences, and rumors that at least one cast member would be out, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, and NeNe Leakes all will return to the Bravo reality hit.
    Season six drew to a dramatic close when Kenya and Porsha got into a heated exchange at the RHOA Reunion, with a source at the time telling us it was "highly doubtful" that both would return to the show.
    Now, however, a source tells us that Porsha and Kenya are currently finalizing their contracts, along with their four costars.
    There was also speculation that Nene, who recently competed on Dancing With the Starsand has guest-starred on Glee, might also leave the show, and she recently opened up about the pros and cons of being one of Bravo's peaches.
    "For me, It's like a blessing and a curse. It has definitely opened up so many doors and opportunities for me. I have been able to do some of everything just from being on this platform," she explained. "But at the same time, it can be very negative and very draining and all of things. But also, it can put a lot of money in my pocket. Not just the show, I'm saying, other things come to you."
    Filming for the seventh season will begin soon, with the new season likely premiering in November.
    And with all six ladies back on board, you just know it's gonna be the best kind of TV insanity. Win.
     

  • ESQUIRE NETWORK GREENLIGHTS “CAR MATCHMAKER,” HOSTED BY SPIKE FERESTEN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ELLEN RAKIETEN
    LOS ANGELES – June 11, 2014 – Esquire Network announced today that it has greenlit production on new original series, CAR MATCHMAKER. The 13 episode series is hosted by comedian Spike Feresten and executive produced by Ellen Rakieten of Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, a division of Relativity Television. CAR MATCHMAKER is slated to premiere Fall 2014 on Esquire Network.
    In each half hour episode of CAR MATCHMAKER, Feresten finds a guy in need of a car, gets to know him, and then draws upon his two decades of expertise and instinct to find three different cars perfectly suited to the buyer. At the end of each episode, a car is chosen. Whether it’s someone looking to reconnect with a car from their past, a guy lusting after the muscle car of his dreams, or the father of triplets searching for a manly “dadmobile,” Spike doesn’t pick the expected car - but he always picks the perfect one.
    “Spike has been his friends’ go-to car buying guy for years, and his passion for and knowledge about cars is truly remarkable," said Matt Hanna, Head of Original Programming, Esquire Network. "There’s definitely a lot of fun to be had with the format and the material in this new series, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Spike, Ellen and her outstanding production team at Rakieten Entertainment.”
     

  • FOX UNVEILS FIRST TWO MAJOR EVENT SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT
    M. Night Shyamalan’s WAYWARD PINES and Bruce C. McKenna’s BLOOD BROTHERS Kick Off FOX’s Marquee Event Series Development Slate -Marking its official entry into developing long-form event series, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that it has inked development deals for two large-scale drama projects: WAYWARD PINES, from M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable”) and FX Productions; and BLOOD BROTHERS, from Bruce C. McKenna (“Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific”), Gary Randall (“The Glades,” “Saving Grace”), Timothy Scott Bogart (“Majors & Minors,” “Touched”), Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Fox Television Studios. FOX will order its first event series pilot(s) later this year with plans to debut its first long-form event series in 2014. “With top-notch auspices and feature-quality production plans, WAYWARD PINES and BLOOD BROTHERS represent exactly the kind of high-impact, 10- to 12-part events we set out to develop when we entered the limited series business,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “These two series are the first of many big ideas, big names and big talent that you can anticipate will be on our air in the next 12-24 months.”
     

  • DOUBLE-D’OH! THE GRIFFINS MEET THE SIMPSONS IN AN EPIC “FAMILY GUY” EPISODE AIRING NEXT FALL ON FOX
    Guest Voices from THE SIMPSONS include Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria
    Episode Set to Air Fall 2014
    In a sure-to-be-classic episode of FAMILY GUY, two of the most iconic and revered families on television will come together when the Griffins end up in Springfield and meet the Simpsons. The FAMILY GUY episode will air in Fall 2014 on FOX.
    “FOX hasn’t spent this much money since they took Simon Cowell tight T-shirt shopping,” said FAMILY GUY’s Peter Griffin.
    “Finally I can get my hands on this guy!,” added Homer Simpson.
    In “The Simpsons Guy” episode of FAMILY GUY, Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the Griffins get out of dodge and end up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along famously: Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something – anything – at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town – Pawtucket vs Duff.
     

  • FX NETWORKS ANNOUNCES AMBITOUS SLATE OF LIMITED SERIES
    Partners with Hollywood Heavy Hitters Including Sam Mendes, Paul Giamatti, Alexander Payne and Shawn Ryan
    NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 – Hard on the heels of announcing its first-ever limited series pickup with Fargo, FX Networks has unveiled an ambitious slate of limited run series from some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
    Mayflower
    This series is an unflinching portrait of the Puritan settlers at Plymouth Colony and their uneasy alliance with the local Native Americans. The series will be executive produced by Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side) and marks his first foray into television. Serving alongside Netter as Executive Producers are Dan Carey and Paul Giamatti (Sideways, John Adams). Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) are writing the series and executive producing. Produced by FX Productions in association with Touchy Feely Films.
    Grand Hotel
    In this series, an international luxury hotel in Paris turns into a hellish trap when it becomes the center of a terrorist attack. Written and executive produced by Richard McBrien (Merlin, Wallander), Grand Hotel will also be executive produced by Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Jarhead), Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), and Alain & Vassili Clert (Spiral).
    Mad Dogs
    Based on the British series and written by Cris Cole (Mad Dogs, The Bill), this series follows the reunion of four forty-something guys who head to Belize to visit their old school friend, when things take an unexpected and dark turn. Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers, The Chicago Code) will serve as Executive Producer alongside Cole. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, in association with Left Bank.
    Sutton
    Based on the novel “Sutton” by J.R. Moeringher, this extraordinary journey begins on Christmas Eve 1969, when Willie “The Actor” Sutton – Irishman, lover, folk hero, and the most prolific bank robber in American history – stepped out of Attica Prison and boarded a plane for New York City, where he proceeded to take a reporter and photographer on a five-borough guided tour of his remarkable life and crimes. Written and executive produced by Rob Siegel (The Wrestler, Big Fan), Sutton will be executive produced by Jim Burke (The Descendants, Cedar Rapids), Michael De Luca (Moneyball, The Social Network), Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways),) and Jim Taylor (The Descendants, Sideways). Produced by FX Productions.
    Updated: these have been pushed back.
     

  • GSN RENEWS HIT ORIGINAL SERIES ‘THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE’ FOR THIRD SEASON
    Jeff Foxworthy Returns as Host, Kirk Franklin as Musical Co-Host of GSN’s Number One Original Series of All Time
    Santa Monica, CA – August 8, 2013 – GSN announced today that it has ordered a third season of its highest-rated original series of all time, THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, a one-hour game show hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy in which contestants compete based on their knowledge of the Bible. Grammy® winner Kirk Franklin, who joined the show as musical co-host in season two, also returns for season three. The network has ordered 9 episodes for season three, which is slated to air in 2014.
    “We are proud of the breakthrough success of this atypical series,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP, Programming and Development, GSN. “The American Bible Challenge is GSN’s flagship show that appeals to everyone in the family. This series, along with recent hits ‘Minute to Win It’ and ‘The Chase,’ serves as the foundation from which we will build on and double our programming efforts in the next year.”
     

  • ZENDAYA TO STAR AND PERFORM IN LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE AALIYAH: PRINCESS OF R&B (WT)
    Based on the Bestselling Book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, Film Chronicles the R&B Superstar’s Rise to Fame and Tragic Death
    Los Angeles, CA (June 16, 2014) – Platinum-selling recording artist Zendaya (Shake It Up!, Dancing with the Stars) will portray Aaliyah in a Lifetime Original Movie about the life of the actress and R&B sensation who, at the height of her stardom, tragically died in a plane crash. Zendaya will record four of Aaliyah’s songs for the film, including many of her hit singles. Based on the bestseller Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher Farley, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B (wt), the first movie about the beloved artist, will be filmed this summer and premiere in the Fall.
    Before Beyonce and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. But behind the spotlight, Brooklyn-born, Detroit-raised Aaliyah Dana Haughton struggled to succeed in a tough business while staying grounded in the midst of her growing celebrity. The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.
     

  • NBC PILOT ORDERS Drama Title: “State of Affairs”
    Studio: Universal Television
    Production companies: Bob Simonds Company, Abishag Productions
    Cast: Katherine Heigl
    EP/W/D: Joe Carnahan
    EP: Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl, Alexi Hawley, Bob Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Julia Franz and Rodney Faraon
    Logline: Heigl portrays a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life.
    Comedy Title: Untitled Amy Poehler project (”Old Soul”)
    Studio: Universal Television
    Production companies: Paperkite Productions, 3 Arts
    Cast: Natasha Lyonne
    EP: Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Jon Fener, Josh Bycel
    Logline: Lyonne plays a young woman who’s trying to find herself, but in the meantime she’s working as the aide to a group of elderly people
     

  • NBC AMY POEHLER SIGNS THREE-YEAR PRODUCING DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL TELEVISION
    “Parks and Recreation” Actress Recently Won Golden Globe for Portrayal as Leslie Knope
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2014 – Golden Globe winner and “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler has signed a three-year producing deal with Universal Television.
    Poehler has portrayed mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope for six seasons on NBC’s critically applauded sitcom that centers on the small-town government of Pawnee, Ind.
    Poehler won the Golden Globe last Sunday as lead actress in a comedy for her role in “Parks and Recreation.” She also served as co-host with Tina Fey on the NBC broadcast that brought in 21 million viewers, which was a 10-year high.
    Poehler, who is also a producer on “Parks and Recreation,” has also been Emmy Award-nominated four times for lead actress and once as writer for her work on the series.
     

  • NBC GREENLIGHTS DRAMA SERIES 'EMERALD CITY' AND MINISERIES 'THE SLAP'
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 19, 2014 — NBC has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order for “Emerald City,” a reimagining of the classic Frank L. Baum books that have inspired everything from “The Wizard Of Oz” to “Wicked.”
    Based on the 14-book series that first created the wonderful – and treacherous – Land of Oz, “Emerald City” is a dramatic and modern reimagining of the tales that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A head-strong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz.
    Writer Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman will serve as executive producers. Universal Television is the production company.
    NBC is also ordering eight episodes of the miniseries “The Slap,” based on the critically-acclaimed Australian project of the same name that aired in 2011.
    Written by Jon Robin Baitz (“The West Wing,” “Brothers & Sisters”) and also produced by Universal Television, “The Slap” is a complex family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, begins to expose long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of all who are pulled into it.
     

  • NBC ‘PETER PAN LIVE!’ TAKES MUSICAL FLIGHT DEC. 4 ON NBC
    Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Return to Produce the Live Broadcast of a New TV Version of James M. Barrie’s Revered Musical
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 19, 2014 — On the heels of the very successful airing of “The Sound of Music Live!” in December, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced today that the network will present a new television production of the classic musical “Peter Pan” as a live telecast on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.
    Multi-award-winning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced “The Sound of Music Live!” will again executive produce the production. Casting is currently on a fast track.
    “The Sound of Music Live!” that starred Carrie Underwood averaged a phenomenal 5.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 22 million viewers overall in the live-plus-7 totals from its Dec. 5 telecast.
    “We’re very pleased to be underway on ‘Peter Pan’ as our next live holiday musical for the whole family,” said Greenblatt. “We were all delighted to see how ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ struck such a chord in December and brought nearly 19 million people to the live telecast plus another several million viewers over the weekend. In the hopes that lightning strikes twice, we think we’ve landed on another great Broadway musical — which ironically also starred Mary Martin — that is a timeless classic for all audiences, young and old, who just never want to grow up.”
    "We’re thrilled to be reteaming with NBC and Bob Greenblatt in bringing ‘Peter Pan’ back to its roots as a live television event,” said Zadan and Meron. “We hope to create the joy that has made this musical so beloved. We would like a whole new generation to experience ‘Peter Pan’ and for families across the country to share the magic."
    The original Broadway production of “Peter Pan,” directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and featuring the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” opened on Broadway in 1954. The show had a book by J.M. Barrie and a score by Mark “Moose” Charlap & Carolyn Lee, with additional songs by Jule Styne & Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
    Update: ALLISON WILLIAMS CAST AS ICONIC TITLE CHARACTER IN NBC’S ‘PETER PAN LIVE!’
    “Girls” Star Ready to Fly as She Takes Center Stage for Network’s Highly-Anticipated Dec. 4 Telecast
    NEW YORK “Girls” star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC’s Dec. 4 telecast of “Peter Pan Live!”
    “We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show ‘Girls’ -- where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent -- and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”
    "Allison Williams is a major find," said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "She will reinvent the iconic role of Peter Pan with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying and her wonderful musical abilities. The score will be sung beautifully and introduced to a whole new generation of families."
    “I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” said Williams. "It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides,” added Williams, "what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"
    Williams, who has sung on HBO’s “Girls” and in various other projects, is an accomplished actress and singer. Since graduating from Yale University in 2010, she has starred as Marnie Michaels on the twice Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Girls.”
    Williams recorded several songs (as Marnie) for the “Girls” soundtrack, and videos of her singing online that she made prior to “Girls" have gained millions of views. Williams has also appeared on “The Mindy Project” and “The League."
    NBC recently announced that Oscar winner and Emmy and Tony Award nominee Christopher Walken will star as Captain Hook in the Dec. 4 telecast.
     

  • NBC SET TO AIR THE 66TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS MONDAY, AUG. 25 LIVE FROM THE NOKIA THEATER L.A. LIVE (8-11 P.M. ET / 5-8 P.M. PT)
    Three-Hour Telecast to Showcase Television's Best Live Coast-to-Coast
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 28, 2014 — The 66th Primetime Emmys® are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET / 5-8 p.m. PT) from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
    The announcement was made jointly by the Television Academy and NBC.
    No host or producers have been announced yet.
    Additionally, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
     

  • NBC ORDERS 13-EPISODE SERIES ‘AQUARIUS’ STARRING TWO-TIME GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER DAVID DUCHOVNY
    Duchovny to Portray a Police Sergeant in the Late 1960s Who Discovers He Is Tracking a Young Charles Manson
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — March 31, 2014 — NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order for the drama “Aquarius,” starring two-time Golden Globe Award winner David Duchovny in his return to broadcast television.
    In this gripping drama series set in the late 1960s, Duchovny stars as a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life who starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson. The twists and turns of a complicated undercover operation will lead Duchovny’s character and his young partner to the brink of Manson’s crimes that will eventually lead to the Tate-LaBianca murders in subsequent seasons.
    Writer John McNamara (“In Plain Sight,” “Profit”) will executive produce with Duchovny, Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break,” “Last Man Standing”) and Melanie Greene.
    “Event series are a big priority for us, and the combination of a show that charts the lead-up to the Manson murders, along with a television star of the magnitude of David Duchovny, is the very definition of an event,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be working with these talented producers, including Marty Adelstein and creator John McNamara, to present something truly original.”
    “After being involved in the production of both ‘The X-Files’ and ‘Californication,’ it gives me great pleasure to work with David Duchovny for the third time on this compelling drama,” added Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “I’m especially pleased that he wanted to come to NBC where I know there is a big audience waiting to see him.”
    Added Duchovny: “I’m thrilled to be working with Bob Greenblatt again and coming back to broadcast television. I think ‘Aquarius’ has a chance to be a special show and I can’t wait to get going.”
     

  • NBC SETH MEYERS NAMED HOST OF ‘66TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS’
    Don Mischer Productions to Produce Aug. 25 Live Three-Hour Telecast on NBC
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 24, 2014 — Seth Meyers has been named host of the “66th Primetime Emmy® Awards,” to be telecast live Monday, Aug. 25 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) on NBC. The event takes place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
    Award-winning director and producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer, producing with Mischer will be Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare.
     

  • NBC TO TELEVISE INAUGURAL U.S. RED NOSE DAY LIVE SPECIAL IN MAY 2015
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 13, 2014 — Red Nose Day, the U.K.’s #1 television fundraising event, is finally coming to America in a spectacular star-studded special live on NBC.
    In collaboration with Comic Relief U.K. — the British charity behind Red Nose Day — NBC will televise a three-hour benefit in May 2015 as a celebration for the U.S. inaugural Red Nose Day event.
    "I am incredibly proud that NBCUniversal is broadcasting Red Nose Day,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programing, NBC Entertainment. “Once in a while in our jobs we get to do things that can change lives and entertain at the same time."
    In the U.K., Red Nose Day has been going for 25 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. With superstar presenters and comedians, original sketch comedy, hilarious film parodies, one-off sitcom reunions and amazing musical performances, it’s no wonder that this program has been the one of the BBC’s highest-rated Friday night shows for many years. Best of all, it’s raised more than $1 billion in donations so far, and shows no signs of slowing down.
     

  • The following two programs were also announced today during the PBS session of the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, CA.
    PBS TO AIR KEN BURNS’S “THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY” IN 2014
    – First Documentary to Interlace the Stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt–
    PBS TO AIR KEN BURNS’S “THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY” IN 2014
    – First Documentary to Interlace the Stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt–
    – Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann Voice Eleanor, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt –
    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with their children in Washington, DC, June 12, 1919.
    Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY
    LOS ANGELES, CA; JULY 21, 2012 -- PBS announced today that THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, a new seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns, will air in 2014 on PBS. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
    “The Roosevelts have played significant roles in other stories we’ve told before, from the National Parks to World War II,” said Burns. “It’s impossible, in fact, to visit many parts of the American experience without encountering their presence. But beyond simply sharing a bloodline or political success, they each shared a passionate belief that America is at its strongest when everyone has an equal chance. And on a personal level, they each struggled to overcome their own fears while maintaining a public face of courage.”
    THE ROOSEVELTS follows the family’s story for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th president of the United States, and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd president. Together, they redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, and redefined, as well, the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses all the history the Roosevelts helped to make — the creation of National Parks and the digging of the Panama Canal, the New Deal and the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights around the world in which Eleanor Roosevelt played a central role. But it is also an intimate human story about love and betrayal, family feeling and personal courage and the conquest of fear.
    “In THE ROOSEVELTS, Ken delves into these three larger-than-life figures in a way that’s never been done before, exploring not only the characteristics that made them such tremendously influential and strong leaders, but also their interpersonal relationships and human, vulnerable qualities,” said Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS. “It’s a wonderful story and we’re very excited to present it to our viewers.”
    Legendary actress Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings. Of her performance, Burns said, “As we’ve seen time and time again, Ms. Streep is a magician. Here, she completely transformed herself into Eleanor Roosevelt, simply through her voice. It was remarkable to witness. The entire cast delivers what I consider to be some of the finest voice-over work we’ve ever been fortunate enough to present.”
    Joining Streep are Paul Giamatti as the voice of Theodore Roosevelt and Edward Herrmann, two-time Emmy Award nominee for his performance as Franklin Roosevelt, as the voice of FDR.
    Rounding out the cast are Patricia Clarkson, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Keith Carradine, Kevin Conway, Ed Harris, John Lithgow, Josh Lucas, Carl Lumbly, Amy Madigan, Carolyn McCormick, Pamela Reed, Billy Bob Thornton and Eli Wallach.
    THE ROOSEVELTS is written by longtime Burns collaborator Geoffrey C. Ward, who is an authority on Franklin Roosevelt. The author of two biographical volumes, A First-Class Temperament and Before the Trumpet, he is also the editor of Closest Companion, which revealed for the first time Roosevelt’s close friendship with his distant cousin, Daisy Suckley. Ward’s interest in FDR grew in part from the fact that he, like FDR, is a polio survivor.
    In addition to THE ROOSEVELTS, Burns’s THE DUST BOWL will air on PBS on November 18 and 19, 2012. THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, will air in 2013 or 2014.
     

  • Starz Ron Moore's 'Outlander' Enlists Another 'Game of Thrones' Alum
     

  • Syfy gave the green-light for a scripted space-opera series called The Expanse.
    SYFY DIVES INTO THE EXPANSE WITH STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES GREENLIGHT FOR EPIC SPACE OPERA PRODUCED BY ALCON TELEVISION GROUP
    HOUR-LONG SCI-FI DRAMA WRITTEN BY MARK FERGUS AND HAWK OSTBY IS BASED ON BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES
    NEW YORK – APRIL 11, 2014 – Syfy continues to ramp up its slate of ambitious and high quality scripted series with a straight-to-series greenlight for space-opera project The Expanse, it was announced today by Syfy President, Dave Howe. The 10-episode order is Syfy’s boldest new series commitment to date. The Expanse is produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment, and marks the company’s first series order.
    Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot; they will continue to serve as writers, as well as executive producers.
    A thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
     

  • SYFY GETS CAMERA READY
    NEW YORK – August 21, 2013 – Syfy is expanding its growing slate of reality programming with Camera Ready, an all-new competition reality series from Mission Control Media (Face Off) now in development.
    On Camera Ready, ten visionary costume designers will stretch imagination and artistry by competing in challenges to create works of costume art for film, television and music videos. Each week, the contestants will realize fantastical characters through their dazzling costume creations, incorporating non-traditional materials and technology – such as fiber optics – into some pieces. The contestants will be judged by a panel of industry heavy-weights - from Oscar-winning costume designers, cutting-edge directors and avant-garde fashionistas – with one designer ultimately taking home the $100,000 grand prize.
    Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serve as executive producers.
     

  • SYFY UNVEILS ADDITIONAL CASTING FOR UPCOMING DRAMA PILOT, HIGH MOON
    PETER MACON IS GENERAL GALE LYNN WINEHART, DANA DAVIS IS YAMA WINEHART AND JONATHAN TUCKER IS STANSLAV STAVIN IN THE 90-MINUTE PILOT CO-PRODUCED BY UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS AND LARK PRODUCTIONS
    Charity Wakefield Inked for Guest Starring Role in the Pilot
    Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming drama pilot, High Moon, inking Peter Macon, Dana Davis and Jonathan Tucker for recurring roles in the 90-minute pilot. Charity Wakefield also signs on for a pilot guest starring role. Co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Lark Productions, the pilot is set to commence shooting August 26 in Vancouver BC. The project is based on the novel “The Lotus Caves” by John Christopher.
    High Moon is an imaginative, out-of-this-world adventure series exploring what happens when Earth establishes colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life. Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the colonists of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets.
    High Moon is executive produced by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Adam Kane (Being Human), Cary Granat and Steve Granat for Reel FX, Don Murphy and Susan Montford for Angry Films, and Louise Clark and Andrew Williamson for Lark Productions. Adam Kane will also direct the pilot written by Co-executive Producer Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) from the story adaptation written by Fuller and Gray.
    Peter Macon will portray General Gale Lynn Winehart, a hard-as-nails American Army General able to kick the crap out of just about anybody. Possessing years of battle experience, he is not only savvy but cautious as he knows things are not always what they seem. He is intent on getting to the bottom of the explosion on the moon.
     

  • SYFY GREENLIGHTS 12 MONKEYS TO PILOT
    ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT, PRODUCER OF THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL FILM, WILL PRODUCE THE SERIES WITH UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS
    PRODUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER
    NEW YORK – August 26, 2013 – Syfy is greenlighting 12 Monkeys, a drama series based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, to pilot. The 60-minute cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical.
    Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.
    Production is set to begin in November with Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita), who wrote the pilot script, serving as Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film.
     

  • SYFY From MGM Television and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), Syfy announced that it is developing miniseries based on Larry Niven's award-winning novel Ringworld, as well as Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, from executive producer Michael DeLuca (The Social Network) and UCP. Previously, Syfy announced it is developing Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, writer/executive producer Frank Spotnitz, Headline Pictures and FremantleMedia International; Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon, from UCP and Ostar Productions, and Darkfall, from UCP and Jim Henson Productions, as long form productions.
    Building on Syfy's hit reality programming like Face Off and Ghost Hunters, new unscripted series will range from Fandemonium, a dizzying ride into the fan girl and fan boy cultures, Cosworld, which follows the country's hottest cosworld players, and Joe Rogan Questions Everything, an investigative series hosted by Joe Rogan (Fear Factor).
    Among the unscripted shows in development is a paranormal project with Meat Loaf; The Jim Henson Creature Shop, a creature competition program from Jim Henson Studios; Unbreakable, based on The Death Race, an extreme endurance race held annually in Vermont, along with current reality pilots such as Opposite Worlds, in which twenty people live in two distinctly different worlds - the Past and the Future.
    Syfy further announced that upcoming second screen initiatives will be included in Helix, where viewers can use Syfy Sync to gain real-time access to the research lab depicted in the series through a two screen experience called "Access Granted"; for Unbreakable, viewers will be able to Skype with contestants via a Facebook App to predict who'll win each week's challenges; Google Plus Hangout Chats with the cast of Fandemonium; the Cosworld cast vlogging to share fantasy secrets with fans, and viewers will have the ability to select alternate endings for Jamie Foxx's horror anthology series.
    In delivering valuable viewers to its programming, Syfy's Igniters drive consumer behavior and new products through social media. Compared to viewers of the top 10 cable networks*, Igniters are:
    * 62% more likely to be "Super Influential" video game consumers
    * 40% more likely to have friends ask their advice before buying electronics
    * 32% more likely to keep up with the latest advances in auto technology
    * 32% more likely to have people copy what they do/wear
    * 24% more likely to have family/friends ask for and trust their advice on soft drinks
    * 16% more likely to recommend vacation travel to people
    * 14% more likely to see movies opening weekend
     

  • SYFY ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION ON PILOT OF HIGH MOON FROM TELEVISION ICON BRYAN FULLER (PUSHING DAISIES, HANNIBAL)
    UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS WILL SERVE AS STUDIO
    NEW YORK - April 10, 2013 - Syfy, the destination for high-concept, boundary-pushing genre entertainment, announced today it will begin production on the pilot of High Moon, an adaptation of John Christopher's best-selling novel The Lotus Caves. Along with a creative team featuring Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal), Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio.
    Said Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions: "In the hands of visionary Bryan Fuller and this outstanding production team, High Moon will be an imaginative, groundbreaking story featuring complex characters in a high-stakes drama. This represents our commitment to quality programming that redefines the genre and we're excited to begin production."
     

  • SYFY DEVELOPING TWO CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS TO MINISERIES
    LARRY NIVEN'S RINGWORLD FROM MGM TELEVISION AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS
    ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S CHILDHOOD'S END WITH MICHAEL DELUCA AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS
    NEW YORK - April 10, 2013 - Syfy announced today it is developing miniseries based on two of science fiction's greatest novels: Larry Niven's Ringworld and Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. They join the previously announced Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, writer/executive producer Frank Spotnitz, Headline Pictures and FremantleMedia International, Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon, from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Ostar Productions, and Darkfall, also from UCP and Jim Henson Productions, as long form productions.
    Adapted by writer Michael Perry (The River, Paranormal Activity 2), Ringworld is based on Niven's best-selling book and is being developed as a four-hour mini-series Syfy event. The project is a co-production of MGM Television and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), with MGM as the lead studio. Executive producers are William S. Todman Jr. and Edward Milstein.
    Childhood's End will be executive produced by Michael DeLuca (The Social Network) with Universal Cable Productions serving as the studio.
    In making the announcement, Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions, said: "We're proud to bring to life these science fiction masterpieces, Ringworld and Childhood's End. With their brilliant scope of imagination, the astonishing visions of these two novels created riveting possibilities into the future of humanity which remain timely and provocative."
    In Ringworld, a hastily-assembled team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld - an artificial habitat the size of one million Earths. As they crash land on this enormous structure, they discover the remnants of ancient civilizations, technology beyond their wildest dreams, mysteries that shed light on the very origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth.
    Childhood's End follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near-utopia.
     

  • New Episodes of American Dad! Moving to TBS in Late 2014 After Upcoming Final Broadcast Season on FOX
    TBS to Premiere Season 11 of Twentieth Century Fox Television's Animated Comedy, With Encores Set to Air on Sister Network Adult Swim
    TBS has picked up Twentieth Century Fox Television's animated hit American Dad! as an original series, beginning with the show's 11th season. Created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, American Dad! will join TBS's primetime lineup in late 2014. Sister network Adult Swim is set to present encores of each episode after initial airings on TBS. American Dad!, which will begin its 10th season on the FOX television network this fall, is executive-produced by MacFarlane, Barker and Weitzman. TBS has ordered 15 episodes for season 11.
    "American Dad! is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS."
     

  • TV LAND PICKS UP 10 EPISODES OF "THE GAFFIGAN SHOW" STARRING COMEDIAN JIM GAFFIGAN
    Single-Camera Sitcom Also Stars Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black and Ashley Williams
    New York, NY – July 29, 2014 – TV Land has picked up "The Gaffigan Show," created by Peter Tolan and Jim Gaffigan. The network has ordered 10 episodes, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. Gaffigan is The New York Times best-selling author of "Dad is Fat." The single-camera series is inspired by Gaffigan’s real life, exploring one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite.
    "The Gaffigan Show" will shoot in New York and premiere on TV Land in 2015. Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me," "The Larry Sanders Show") will serve as executive producer alongside Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan. Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Sandy Wernick will also executive produce along with Michael Wimer of Fedora Entertainment. Seth Gordon ("The Goldbergs") directed the pilot episode.
    The series will also air on Comedy Central, a sister Viacom network, within one week after its TV Land premiere. Gaffigan has a large, loyal fan base on Comedy Central with his stand-up specials and on social media with over two million Twitter followers.
    "I am thrilled that TV Land is giving us this opportunity to do this show that Peter, Jeannie and I have been fine-tuning for three years," said Jim Gaffigan. "I'm probably most excited about the craft service. I gained 20 pounds for this role. Ok, fine. It was 40 pounds."
    "We love Jim Gaffigan’s brand of humor. The second we saw this show we knew we wanted it on TV Land," said Jones. "The audience that TV Land is targeting is Gen Xers who are raising families so we love that this show reflects their world. Only funnier."
    Ashley Williams ("How I Met Your Mother") will co-star in "The Gaffigan Show" as Jim’s wife. Cult comedy favorites Adam Goldberg ("Fargo") and Michael Ian Black ("Ed") also star as Jim’s best friend and his wife’s meddling confidante, respectively.
     

  • UPDATE: This is now in production. Cary Elwes to Star in USA's Gale Anne Hurd Drama 'Horizon'
    He'll play a mysterious man with double life in the sci-fi period drama starring Ruth Bradley.
    USA Network's Horizon has cast its male lead.
    The Princess Bride's Cary Elwes has been tapped to star in the cable network's buzzy sci-fi drama pilot Horizon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
    Set during the height of World War II, Horizon centers on a secretary at the FBI (Big Thunder's Ruth Bradley) who discovers that her husband might have been killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Obsessed with learning the truth, she becomes the only person standing between Earth and an alien invasion.
    Elwes will portray Max Hartman, a mysterious man who leads a double life in wartime D.C. The pain of his tragic past prompts him to question whether he should follow orders or do what he knows is right.
    The actor, who returns to USA following a role on Psych, joins a cast that includes Bradley, Meg Steedle (Boardwalk Empire), Mark Famiglietti (Live at the Fox Den) and Taylor Handley (Vegas). The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd will executive produce the drama alongside Burn Notice's Bridget Tyler, who will pen the script for Horizon. The project is part of The Walking Dead executive producer's recent pod deal for her Valhalla Entertainment banner with Universal Cable Productions. Yves Simoneau (V) will direct.
    Elwes, whose credits also include Days of Thunder, Liar, Liar and Behaving Badly, is repped by APA and Kritzer Levine.  From hollywoodreporter.com
     

  • USA NETWORK UNVEILS 'DIG' AT COMIC-CON®
    Fans Treated to Trailer Premiere and Panel Discussion with Series’ Stars Jason Isaacs, David Costabile, Alison Sudol; Creators Tim Kring and Gideon Raff; Writer Carol Barbee; Pilot Director SJ Clarkson
    USA and Snapchat Launch Social Media Scavenger Hunt, Sending Fans on an Adventure to Find the DIG Symbol Throughout the Gaslamp Quarter
    SAN DIEGO – July 24, 2014 – USA Network introduced fans to the upcoming original action adventure event series, DIG from powerhouse auspices Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"), at San Diego’s Comic-Con® today, with a dynamic panel discussion and trailer premiere.
    Embeddable DIG Trailer:
    The panel featured series’ creators and executive producers Kring and Raff, pilot director SJ Clarkson, writer Carol Barbee and stars Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs ("Harry Potter") via Skype, David Costabile (“Breaking Bad”) and Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy). New York Times bestselling author and series consultant, Reza Aslan, moderated. Additionally, attendees in the Indigo Ballroom were treated to a sneak peek of DIG and given a glance at some of the behind-the-scenes action filmed on location in Israel.
    USA Network also announced a first of its kind activation with Snapchat, inviting fans to #DIGDeeper with a social media scavenger hunt for the mysterious DIG symbol -- which will be hidden in over 40 locations in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The hunt launched today and culminates in an exclusive meet-and-greet on Friday, July 25, where up to 40 of the most engaged Snapchat followers will have the opportunity to meet with series co-creator and executive producer Kring. To participate, attendees can follow DigOnUSA on Snapchat to receive a video message and start their adventure, scavenging for and snapping photos of the DIG symbol.
    In addition to the on-the-ground activation, fans around the country can follow the action digitally with social influencer Jerome Jarre (on Snapchat, jeromejarre). One of the top social media influencers of 2014, Jarre will be snapping his way through San Diego, bringing his followers behind-the-scenes and face-to-face with the DIG stars.
    DIG stars Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem, who, while investigating a murder uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in-the-making.
     

  • USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES PILOT PICK-UP FOR CARLTON CUSE AND RYAN CONDAL DRAMA ‘COLONY’
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 28, 2014 – USA Network announced today the pilot pick-up of, COLONY (Working title), from creator and executive producer Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”). COLONY joins USA’s previously announced drama pilot pick-ups of STANISTAN (working title) and MR. ROBOT (working title).
    “COLONY is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.”
    COLONY is a naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Set in the near future, the story takes place in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside intruders. Some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences. A co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions, COLONY was written and is executive produced by Cuse and Condal.
     

  • USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES CAST-CONTINGENT PILOT PICK-UP FOR THE DRAMA SERIES ‘STANISTAN’
    NEW DEVELOPMENT SLATE IS UNVEILED FOR 2014-2015
    Projects Hail From Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster, Jessica Biel, Peter Tolan and Carlton Cuse
    UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – May 8, 2014 – USA Network is set to continue its track record of highly-rated and award-winning original series for the 2014-2015 television season. The network today announced the cast-contingent pilot pick-up for the hour-long original drama series STANISTAN (Universal Cable Productions) and a strong development pipeline of original series.
    STANISTAN follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available. From Universal Cable Productions, STANISTAN is written by Andy Parker, who is also supervising producer. Richard Scarth, Mary Louise Vitelli and Maureen Ryan (“Project Nim”) serve as co-executive producers. Steve Scheffer is executive producing.
    The network’s development slate boasts television and film notables including, Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), Jodie Foster (“Elysium”), Jessica Biel (“Playing for Keeps”), Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me”) and Carlton Cuse (“Bates Motel”), among others.

2015

  • ABC FAN FAVORITE CHRIS SOULES SEARCHES FOR LOVE AGAIN ON ABC’S HIT ROMANCE REALITY SERIES, “THE BACHELOR,” WHEN IT RETURNS TO ABC IN JANUARY 2015
    The Handsome Farmer Has Been Besieged by Women Clamoring to Move to Iowa for Love
    Millions of single women had mixed emotions when Chris Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, was sent home by Andi Dorfman on “The Bachelorette.” One of the final three men, Chris was dismissed after he had emotionally confessed his love to Andi, but that meant the handsome bachelor was back on the market. Now, he is ready to put his heartache behind him to search for the one missing piece in his life – true love – when he stars in the 19th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor,” which returns to ABC in January 2015. The announcement was made this morning on “Good Morning America.”
    The 32-year-old Midwestern bachelor and self-proclaimed romantic has been engaged once before. Heartbroken, Chris ended that seven-year relationship just months before he expected to walk down the aisle. Although his relationship with his fiancée was good, he didn’t want to settle for “good.” He wanted “great.” While the humble but enormously successful farmer from tiny Arlington, Iowa (pop. 427) has found it difficult to date, that hasn’t stopped him from having faith that one day he will find the perfect woman for him. His experience on “The Bachelorette” made him realize that love really is out there, and he is confident that he will find it this time on “The Bachelor.”
    Since his stint on “The Bachelorette,” Chris can’t go anywhere without being swarmed by women vying for his attention, all super fans of the man with a subtle charm and a signature twinkle in his eye. One adoring admirer drove hundreds of miles to knock on his door, while yet another professed her love for him by placing an ad in his local paper.
     

  • ABC MARK BURNETT REUNITES WITH MIKE DARNELL TO PRODUCE A PRIMETIME EVENT GAME SHOW FOR ABC “500 QUESTIONS” (Working Title)
    New Show from One Three Media and Warner Horizon Television Extends the Network’s Relationship with the Emmy®-Winning Producer of “Shark Tank”
    ABC has made a direct-to-series order for a new event game show, “500 Questions” (working title), from Emmy®-winning blockbuster executive producer Mark Burnett and his One Three Media (“Shark Tank,” “Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Warner Horizon Television (“The Voice,” “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise”). The innovative “genius game show” is the brainchild of Burnett and Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television President Mike Darnell. It is scheduled to air in 2015, with the program testing the smarts — and nerve — of contestants in a pressure-packed, incredibly intense environment.
     

  • ABC Family Begins Production on Three Drama Pilots: "Recovery Road," "Stitchers" and "Unstrung"
    Burbank, CA (June 9, 2014) – ABC Family has begun production in Los Angeles on three drama series pilots: “Recovery Road,” “Stitchers” and “Unstrung.”
    Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, “Recovery Road” focuses on a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Maddie has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Trying to save face, Maddie chooses to spend her nights living with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility and her days pretending everything is perfectly normal among her high school classmates and her closest friends. The pilot was written by Bert V. Royal (“Easy A”) and Karen DiConcetto (“Ruby & The Rockits”), who will also serve as executive producers alongside Beth Miller (“12 Dates of Christmas,” “Revenge of the Bridesmaids”) and Craig Piligian (“Survivor,” “American Chopper”) from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle VonZerneck (“Left to Die”).
    “Recovery Road” stars Samantha Logan as Maddie, Sebastian De Souza as Wes, Kyla Pratt as Trish, Sharon Leal as Charlotte, Alexis Carra as Cynthia, Justin Prentice as Dallas, Caroline Sunshine as Emily, and also guest stars Doug Savant as Alan.
     

  • CBS “PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2015” TO AIR LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NEWORK
    Category Voting Launches Today on PeoplesChoice.com
    CBS announced today that PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2015 will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
    Award-winning producer Mark Burnett will return as executive producer of the telecast, which will be the first awards show of 2015. Jane Mun, Fred Nelson and Kimmie H. Kim will join Burnett on the production team. Mun and Nelson will serve alongside Burnett as executive producers, with Kim as co-executive producer of the telecast.
    "What an honor it is to be back producing the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS for the sixth year in a row," said Burnett. "This awards show has grown from 62 million votes five years ago to over 700 million votes for 2014. These awards are from the fans who actually watch TV shows, buy movie tickets and download music. It's the one awards show that truly is all about the fans."
     

  • CBS ANNOUNCES JAMES CORDEN AS HOST OF “THE LATE LATE SHOW”
    Multi-Talented and Respected Star of Broadway, UK Television, Film and Comedy to Take the Reins of CBS’s Late Night Talk Show in 2015
    The CBS Television Network announced today that James Corden will be the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. Corden – a multi-faceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theater, film and comedy – will take the reins of the daily late night show in 2015.
    The 36-year-old Corden comes to American late night television with a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed credits. He is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of a UK television series, a feature film actor with two releases this year, and an acclaimed host, writer and producer in several genres of television.
    Currently, Corden is starring opposite Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in “Begin Again,” which is in theaters now, and will star opposite Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt in the highly anticipated feature film “Into the Woods,” which hits theaters in December. Additionally, Corden hosts the BAFTA Award-winning UK sports-themed comedy game show “A League of Their Own” on Sky 1 and stars in, produces and writes the BAFTA nominated comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans,” which is available on Hulu and airs on the BBC.
    “James Corden is a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “He is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – a writer, creator and performer who is loved and respected in every medium he touches, including theater, comedy, music, film and television. James is already a big star in the UK and he’s wowed American audiences on Broadway; we’re very excited to introduce his considerable and very unique talents to our network television audience on a daily basis.”
     

  • CBS “THE 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
    The 2015 Tony Award Nominations Will Be Announced Live Tuesday, April 28 in New York City
    THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS? will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The TONY Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
    Next year marks the 69th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.
    The nominations for the 2015 TONY Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 28th from New York City.
     

  • FOX GREASE IS THE WORD! FOX ENROLLS AT RYDELL HIGH WITH PARAMOUNT TELEVISION’S “GREASE LIVE,” THE FIRST-EVER LIVE BROADCAST PRODUCTION OF ICONIC MUSICAL “GREASE”
    THREE-HOUR LIVE EVENT TO AIR DURING 2015 ON FOX
    Get ready to do the hand jive as FOX enrolls at Rydell High with GREASE LIVE (working title), a LIVE three-hour production of the massively popular crossover musical “Grease,” it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX); and Paramount Television. Scheduled to air LIVE during 2015 and featuring a young ensemble cast, GREASE LIVE (wt) will reintroduce the great music and timeless story to an entirely new generation.
    Based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name with book, lyrics and music by the legendary team of Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, the 1978 hit film “Grease,” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, grossed nearly $400 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing movie musical ever.
    “From Broadway to film, and across generations, ‘Grease’ is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told – and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event,” said Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for FOX. “Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for FOX, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”
    “It’s incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Kevin, Joe and Shana on this epic television event,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “FOX's passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast.”
     

  • FOX FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE PINEAPPLE!
    FOX AND ENDEMOL TO KICK OFF 2015 WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTAR PITBULL IN AMERICA'S HOTTEST NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECTACULAR “PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION” (Working Title) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, ON FOX
    Forget the cold and grab the confetti because FOX, Endemol, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, and his production company, Honey I’m Home, are ringing in the New Year LIVE from the sandy beaches of America's hottest city – Miami! Pitbull will perform and be joined by some of his favorite A-list musicians, DJs and celebrity friends for this unforgettable live event. PITBULL’S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (working title) will spotlight some of today's most talented artists and will feature hot live performances and a countdown to 2015. On New Year's Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31, the LIVE party kicks off between 8:00-10:00 PM ET live (CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Then, following local news, PITBULL'S NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION (wt) returns from 11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET Live (CT/MT/PT tape-delayed), for the night's hottest celebration. PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION will be produced by Endemol LIVE and Honey I’m Home.
    Endemol LIVE is the new LIVE entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Endemol, which is launching under the leadership of Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin, co-chairmen and co-CEOs, Endemol North America. PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION marks the first live televised special to be announced under the new Endemol LIVE division. In January, Endemol signed an exclusive overall deal with Pitbull to develop and produce original content for television and the digital platform. PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION marks the first collaboration for television between Endemol and Pitbull’s new production company, Honey I’m Home.
    “It's very exciting to bring Endemol, FOX and my new production company, Honey I'm Home, together to create a LIVE New Year's Eve show,” said Perez. “The world needs to get ready to un-mute New Year’s Eve, because we are taking the party from the Big Apple to the Pineapple. New Year's Eve is officially in Miami and hosted by yours truly, Mr. Worldwide. P.S. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but whatever happens in Miami never happened, Daleee!”
     

  • NBC GREENLIGHTS 12-HOUR MINISERIES ‘A.D.’
    Emmy Award Winner Mark Burnett, Roma Downey to Executive Produce Historical Project
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — December 17, 2013 — NBC has greenlit the 12-hour miniseries “A.D.,” a follow-up to the miniseries “The Bible” that aired on History earlier this year from creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
    The project will be produced by LightWorkers Media with Burnett, Downey and Richard Bedser serving as executive producers.
    “A.D.” will most likely air in spring 2015.
     

  • NBC CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON RETURN TO PRODUCE THE 2015 OSCARS®
    Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015.
    “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce the Oscars again in 2015,” said Boone Isaacs. “Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership.”
    "This year’s show reached viewers of all ages and set social media records, proving that Craig and Neil are masters at tapping into the zeitgeist and capturing the hearts of movie fans around the world,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.
    "We are delighted to work with Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy to produce the Oscars for a third time,” said Zadan and Meron. “We’re proud of the show’s success over the last two years and are eager to embark on another entertaining show to honor this year’s motion pictures.”
    The 86th Oscars on March 2, marked the return of host Ellen DeGeneres, and featured memorable musical performances by artists including Pharrell Williams and U2, a tribute to “The Wizard of Oz” by Pink, and a star-studded, record-breaking selfie seen around the world.
     

  • NBC, CLEAR CHANNEL RENEW IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS FOR 2015
    Thursday’s Show-Stopping Three-Hour Live Telecast Brought Top Recording Artists Together for Memorable Inaugural Event
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif — May 6, 2014 — Coming off its highly successful inaugural telecast Thursday night, NBC has announced it will pick up the iHeartRadio Music Awards for 2015.
    The iHeartRadio Music Awards, which was presented by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, was also broadcast on Clear Channel radio stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio digital music platform. The event took place at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles and paid homage to the City of Angels.
    The iHeartRadio Music Awards brought together the top names in music, and included electrifying performances by Shakira, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull and Thirty Seconds to Mars. It also marked the debut of a new Michael Jackson song, “Love Never Felt So Good.”
     

  • HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION AND PRODUCER DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS WILL BRING THE 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS
    LIVE COAST-TO-COAST ON NBC ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Host the Star-Studded Ceremony for the Third Consecutive Year
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - February 5, 2014 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
    “Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72ndAnnual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row,” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA. “There is no doubt they will once again host a memorable Golden Globe Awards celebration!"
    “We are delighted to have Tina and Amy back. They create an environment where anything can happen in a room full of the world’s biggest stars,” said Allen Shapiro, Executive Producer of the Golden Globe Awards and CEO of dick clark productions.
    “Tina and Amy certainly helped us garner the highest rated audience in over a decade and we are excited to have them back next year,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
     

  • Disney’s Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters
    Landmark Deal Brings Marvel’s Flawed Heroes of Hell’s Kitchen, led by “Daredevil,” to the World’s Leading Internet TV Network in 2015
    Burbank, Calif. - Nov 7, 2013—The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event.
    Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
    Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

Sometime in the future

  • NBC Buys ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Drama From Matt Arnold As Frank Baum’s Classic Becomes The Hottest TV Property This Season
    EXCLUSIVE: A century after the release of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard Of Oz series, the books have become the toast of this TV development season. NBC just nabbed Emerald City, an Oz-themed drama from Siberia creator/showrunner Matthew Arnold. Two weeks ago, CBS put in development Dorothy, a medical soap inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz. I hear there is another Oz drama making the rounds from Heroes alums Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster, with Heroes creator Tim Kring supervising. And just last month, Syfy picked up for development a miniseries titled Warriors Of Oz from director Timur Bekmambetov, a fantasy-action reimagining of the classic story. The great interest in Wizard Of Oz is not entirely unexpected as the title has been getting a lot of attention in conjunction with the upcoming 75th anniversary of the classic 1939 feature, which will include a 3D re-release of the Judy Garland starrer. It also comes on the heels of the success of Oz The Great And Powerful earlier this year.
    Emerald City, which Arnold is writing and executive producing through Universal Television, is described as a dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones, drawing upon stories from Baum’s original 14 books. Following the success of the 1900 The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Baum wrote 13 sequel novels. Emerald City reunites Arnold with NBC, which acquired his mystery drama series Siberia that had been financed independently and sold internationally before finding a U.S. home on NBC as a summer series. Arnold wrote and directed the pilot and the season finale. He also co-wrote three additional episodes and directed seven of the first season’s 13 episodes. Arnold, repped by ICM Partners, David Engel at Circle Of Confusion and attorney Jennifer Levy, recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller feature Shadow People.
     

  • Dynasty Set To Return on Big Screen
    TV Series Creators Plan Movie Reboot
    Somewhere in the world there is an episode of Dynasty airing right now.
    More than 30 years after its creation, the iconic nighttime soap opera still resonates with audiences, so show creators Richard and Esther Shapiro are following the trend set by the big screen remakes of series like Sex and the City, The A-Team, Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch and the planned 21 Jump Street film by rebooting Dynasty as a new film franchise.
    “The time is right,” said Esther Shapiro, co-creator of the series with her husband Richard. “Nostalgia has always been big, but we want to take it a step further. We want to go back to the beginning with these characters and use the film to trace their roots. We’re taking Blake Carrington back to his young manhood and when he met Alexis, and setting the movie in the Mad Men era of the 1960s. It will give us the opportunity to start fresh, without the constraints that television placed on our characters in the series.”
     

  • FLINTSTONES! MEET "THE FLINTSTONES" ON FOX
    Modern Stone-Age Family Returns to Television in New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane, 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television
    Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane. In a cross-studio collaboration, THE FLINTSTONES will be produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television. Warner Bros. is home to THE FLINTSTONES via its ownership of the Hanna-Barbera collection of animated titles. Dan Palladino ("Gilmore Girls") and Kara Vallow (FAMILY GUY) will also serve as executive producers. THE FLINTSTONES will begin production in fall 2011 and will be set in stone on the FOX schedule in 2013.
    UPDATE: This idea has been pushed back and may be scrapped. More news

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