The TV MegaSite, Inc.  TV Is Our Life!

Merry Christmas from The TV MegaSite!



Click here to help fight hunger!
Fight hunger and malnutrition.
Donate to Action Against Hunger today!



Pagerank of tvmegasite.net

eXTReMe Tracker




MainInterviews & ArticlesReviewsOur ShowsLinksCommunityStarsPolls
AutographsPhotosWallpapersPuzzles & GamesEpisode GuidesVideosOtherBuy!


WELCOME to The TVMEGASITE.NET
Primetime News Page

We Love TV!

This is just an unofficial fan page, we have no connection to any shows or networks.

Please click here to vote for our site!
Click Here to Visit!

News Page Two

Find a lot of TV news posted every day on our Primetime TV forum!

More Current Posted News!!

  • What would you like to see about TV News that's not on here? Let us know!

Every week, we have all the upcoming guests for the daytime and night time talk shows like "The Talk", "The View", Letterman, Leno, and the rest! Also, tons of Video clips for NBC, FX, CW, Syfy, HBO shows and more! See them at  our Primetime Forum!

Later this year

2014
  • 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.
     

  • ABC FAMILY PICKS UP NETWORK’S FIRST PROCEDURAL DRAMA “STITCHERS” AND GOES BACK FOR A SECOND HELPING OF NEW COMEDY “YOUNG & HUNGRY”
    Burbank, CA – ABC Family today announced the network has picked up its first procedural drama “Stitchers” to series and has ordered a second season of new comedy series “Young & Hungry.”
    “’Stitchers’ is new ground for us and I’m excited to bring procedurals to the network,” said Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family. “We think our fans will love the intricate mysteries that ‘Stitchers’ will solve week to week as much as they love our relationship-driven dramas. We are also going back for seconds of our new comedy, ‘Young & Hungry.’ Good food, good laughs – of course we want more.”
    “Stitchers” is a procedural drama series written by Jeffrey A. Schechter (“Overruled!”). “Stitchers” follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. The pilot was written by Jeffrey A. Schechter, who will executive produce alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.
    “Young & Hungry” is an original comedy series where two worlds collide when Josh, a wealthy young entrepreneur, hires feisty Gabi to be his personal chef. “Young & Hungry” is produced by David Holden, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades, Caryn Lucas and Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum in association with CBS Television Studios. Gabi Moskowitz, a San Francisco based food blogger, of BrokeAssGourmet.com, contributed to the development of this project. The show stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee.
     

  • 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 INSPIRED BY THE SUCCESS OF "SHARK TANK" ABC ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF "BEYOND THE TANK"
    Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group to Produce Shark Tank Companion Series to Air on ABC
    From the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank,” comes the launch of a new companion series for ABC, “Beyond the Tank.” The ten one-hour episodes from Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group will explore the opportunities and challenges that come after striking a deal on “Shark Tank.” The series will air on ABC.
    Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on “Shark Tank.” What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin? After closer inspection of the business, did the Sharks or the entrepreneur back out of the deal?
    “Beyond the Tank” will feature a look back at past “Shark Tank” pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank. The series will revisit entrepreneurs whose businesses were groundbreaking in terms of their technology, business model or branding who have taken their business to new heights with the help of the Sharks, entrepreneurs and their Shark investors who gambled on their businesses and lost, businesses that multiple sharks fought hard against each other to secure and even those entrepreneurs who did not get deals from the Sharks, but continued on in pursuit of their dream.
     

  • ABC ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR “GALAVANT” AND “MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER”
    Return dates for hit Thursday night dramas (#TGIT), “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Once Upon A Time”
    ABC announces premiere dates for two of its highly anticipated new midseason shows – “Galavant,” a comedy extravaganza and “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” the second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel, inspired by the feature films “Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.” “Galavant” will premiere on SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and will run two episodes in the one-hour block each week, and “Marvel’s Agent Carter” premieres on TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET).
    “Once Upon a Time” will return on Sunday, March 1 and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will return on Tuesday, March 3 in their regular time periods with all-new episodes.
    The hit TGIT Thursday night dramas, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” return Thursday, January 29.
    “Galavant” – Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Tangled,” “Cars”) unites with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team—composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and lyricist Glenn Slater (“The Little Mermaid,” “Tangled”). Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his “happily ever after.” But it won’t be without a few twists and turns along the way.
    “Galavant” stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
    “Galavant” was written by Dan Fogelman, who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers are Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. The pilot of “Galavant” was directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produces “Galavant” for ABC Studios.
    “Marvel’s Agent Carter” - It's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, “Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy -- the only person he can trust -- to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.
    “Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “A Cinderella Story”) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (“American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Chief Roger Dooley.
    Tara Butters (“Resurrection”), Michele Fazekas (“Resurrection), Christopher Markus (“Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Stephen McFeely (“Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Chris Dingess (“Men in Trees”), Kevin Feige (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”), Louis D'Esposito (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Iron Man 3”), Alan Fine (“Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s Thor”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Stan Lee (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) are executive producers. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
     

  • ABC ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR “AMERICAN CRIME” AND “SECRETS AND LIES”
    Explosive two hour season finale of “How to Get Away with Murder” airs February 26
    ABC announced premiere dates today for Oscar winner John Ridley’s groundbreaking new drama “American Crime,” and gripping murder mystery “Secrets and Lies,” starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis.
    In addition, the season finale of the hit ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder” will air on Thursday, February 26 (9:00-11:00 PM).
    The 10 episode drama series “Secrets and Lies” premieres Sunday, March 1 (special time 9:00-11:00 PM; regular time slot 9:00-10:00 PM), and 11 episode “American Crime” premieres Thursday, March 5 (10:00-11:00 PM).
    AMERICAN CRIME -- A young couple in Modesto, California were brutally attacked in their home leaving Matt Skokie, a war vet, murdered, and his wife, Gwen, unconscious, barely hanging on. The crime sends shock waves throughout the community stirring up tensions across socioeconomic and racial lines in this gritty new drama - from the points of view of all those involved.
    “American Crime” stars Felicity Huffman as Barb Hanlon, Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie, W. Earl Brown as Tom Carlin, Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz, Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor, Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez, Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin, Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix and Johnny Ortiz as Tony Gutiérrez.
    “American Crime” was written, directed and produced by Oscar winning screenwriter John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”). Executive producers are John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald. “American Crime” is produced by ABC Studios.
    SECRETS AND LIES – Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect after he discovers the body of his neighbor's young son, Tom Murphy, in the woods. Even as Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) digs for the truth in her investigation and pegs Ben as a “person of interest,” the case unfolds from Ben’s perspective -- whether he is guilty or not. In trying to clear his name, it is Ben who peels back the layers of these suburbanites’ lives in their quiet cul de sac, revealing their dirty little deceptions and all-too-crowded closets overflowing with skeletons. No one is above suspicion. Ben’s family’s life, already privately in disarray, is turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence.
    “Secrets and Lies” stars Ryan Phillippe (“Damages,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Flags of Our Fathers”) as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis (“August Osage County”) as Detective Cornell, KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) as Christy Crawford, Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome,” “CSI: NY”) as Jess Murphy, Dan Fogler (“The Goldberg’s,” “Hannibal”) as Dave Lindsey, Indiana Evans (“Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”) as Natalie Crawford and Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford.
    Barbie Kligman (“Private Practice”) developed the mystery thriller, which is based on the original Australian series “Secrets & Lies,” created by Stephen Irwin. The teleplay for “Secrets and Lies’” series pilot, entitled “The Trail” is by Kligman, who also executive produced along with Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “The Neighbors,” “Mysteries of Laura”), Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield and Charles McDougall (“Resurrection”), who also directed the pilot. Executive producers of “Secrets and Lies” include Kligman for Avenue K Productions, Kaplan for Kapital Entertainment, Robertson and Mayfield for Hoodlum Entertainment and Timothy Busfield. “Secrets and Lies” is a production of ABC Studios.
     

  • 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.
     

  • ABC Family ROSIE O’DONNELL (“THE VIEW”) TO GUEST STAR IN ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF ABC FAMILY’S AWARD-WINNING DRAMA SERIES “THE FOSTERS”
    Burbank, CA (November 3, 2014) – Emmy Award-winning comedian, host, and actor Rosie O’Donnell will return to guest star in more episodes of ABC Family’s hit drama series “The Fosters.” O’Donnell’s character, Rita Henricks, a tough yet compassionate foster care group home caregiver, was introduced in the first season of the critically-acclaimed series. She will appear in two episodes to air in early 2015.
     

  • BRAVO MEDIA VENTURES TO MANHATTAN’S UPPER EAST SIDE WITH NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES “ODD MOM OUT”
    Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, Sean Kleier, KK Glick and Joanna Cassidy Join Creator and Star Jill Kargman
    NEW YORK – September 5, 2014 – Bravo Media announces casting on its second original scripted series “Odd Mom Out,” created by and starring acclaimed author and celebrated fashionista Jill Kargman. Forget about keeping up with the Joneses, in Jill’s world, life is about keeping up with the Rockefellers. This half-hour comedy, based not-so-loosely on Jill’s own life, captures the fantastically outrageous domain of the uber-wealthy momzillas inhabiting New York’s Upper East Side. Playing a version of herself, Jill is living in an ecosystem that has become so elite, so hip, and so trendy, that she now finds herself the “odd mom out.” The 10 episode series begins production later this month shooting at various locations in New York City.
     

  • 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.
     

  • CBS “THE DOVEKEEPERS,” A FOUR-HOUR LIMITED EVENT SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ROMA DOWNEY AND MARK BURNETT, HAS STARTED PRODUCTION IN MALTA FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK IN 2015
    Cote de Pablo (“NCIS,” “The 33”), Rachel Brosnahan (“Manhattan,” “House of Cards”), Kathryn Prescott (“Finding Carter,” “Skins”) Portray the Dovekeepers
    Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages,” “Pele”) Also Stars
    The Project, Based on Alice Hoffman’s Acclaimed Historical Novel, Features a Group of Extraordinary Women Whose Lives Intersect In a Fight for Survival at the Siege of Masada in 70 C.E.
    Click Here For Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyJcjcGMDZA&feature=youtu.be
    THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, commenced production today in Malta for broadcast on the CBS Television Network in 2015. The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles. The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Diego Boneta also stars.
    “Mark and I are absolutely thrilled to finally see Alice Hoffman's beautiful story come to life,” said executive producer Roma Downey. “This is a remarkable opportunity to see these wonderful actors bring their unique gifts to these significant rolls. We look forward to sharing this epic television event with the CBS audience.”
    Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.
    SAM NEILL HAS BEEN CAST IN CBS’S “THE DOVEKEEPERS,” TO BE BROADCAST IN 2015
    From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, This Limited Event Series Is Based on Acclaimed Author Alice Hoffman’s
    Bestselling Historical Novel about the Siege of Masada “The Dovekeepers” Is Currently in Production in Malta
    LOS ANGELES – Sam Neill has been cast in THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour CBS limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, to be broadcast in 2015. The project is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
    Neill joins Cote de Pablo (NCIS, “The 33”), Rachel Brosnahan (“Manhattan,” “House of Cards”) and Kathryn Prescott (“Finding Carter,” “Skins”), who star as the dovekeepers, as well as Diego Boneta (“Rock of Ages,” “Pele”). THE DOVEKEEPERS is currently in production in Malta.
    Neill will portray Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In this project, he is seen interviewing the few adult survivors of the Siege of Masada in order to record the events that took place prior to and during the siege. These interviews are the first-hand accounts included among the vast annals of history of the Jewish-Roman War.
     

  • Comedy Central COMEDY CENTRAL® TEAMS UP AGAIN WITH JON STEWART’S BUSBOY PRODUCTIONS AND NEW YORK COLLABORATES FOR AUTISM FOR ON-AIR CHARITY SPECIAL "NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS"
    Hosted By Jon Stewart, “Night of Too Many Stars” to Tape at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday, February 28
    VIP Benefit Tickets Which Include the After-Party with Talent Can Be Purchased Now by Emailing nightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com ; Show Tickets Will Go on Sale Later This Year
    “Night of Too Many Stars” to Air on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 with Live Wrap-Arounds from Jon Stewart and Other Comedic All-Stars
    NEW YORK, October 13, 2014 – Comedy Central has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions and New York Collaborates for Autism for its sixth biennial special event, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs.” Taping on Saturday, February 28 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. “Night of Too Many Stars” will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8.
    Tickets for the “Night of Too Many Stars” will go on sale later this year. VIP Benefit tickets can be purchased now by emailing nightoftoomanystars@eventassociatesinc.com. All VIP Benefit tickets, which begin at $1,500 per person, include access to the after-party with talent.
    This year’s event will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, March 8 with additional live wrap-arounds featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking with additional comedic and celebrity heavyweights.
     

  • THE CW ORDERS NEW SEASONS OF "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL," "PENN & TELLER: FOOL US" AND "MASTERS OF ILLUSION" FOR 2015
    November 17, 2014 (Burbank, CA) — The CW has ordered new seasons of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and MASTERS OF ILLUSION to air during 2015. Each series will roll out throughout the year with specific premiere dates to be announced at a later time.
    After acquiring the original British series from DCD Rights to air this past summer, The CW has ordered 13 brand new one-hour episodes of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, which will go back into production next year. As in the previous series, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US is a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller. On each episode of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once, and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. PENN & TELLER: FOOL US is created and produced by 117 PRODUCTIONS and September Films (part of DCD Media) for ITV, with executive producers Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder.
    Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), these 13 all new half-hour episodes of MASTERS OF ILLUSION feature great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand, and large scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience. The series features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode display skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines.
     

  • The CW SOUTHERN-CHARMER “HART OF DIXIE” AND MAGICAL “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” RETURN FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
    November 4, 2014 (Burbank, California) — The CW announced today that the new season of HART OF DIXIE will return with 10 episodes beginning Friday, January 9 (9:00-10:00pm ET). Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big city attitudes and complicated love triangles set in quirky BlueBell, Alabama.
    Also on January 9 (8:00-8:30pm ET), MASTERS OF ILLUSION will return with four original episodes, leading into encore episodes of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (8:30-9:00pm ET). Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), MASTERS OF ILLUSION showcases great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand and large scale illusions – each episode more spectacular than the one before – and all in front of a studio audience.
     

  • E! CHAOS IN THE KING’S COURT: E!’S FIRST SCRIPTED DRAMA SERIES “THE ROYALS” TO MAKE ITS DEBUT MARCH 2015
    Newly Released Photos Highlight the Decadent Debaucheries That Take Place Behind The Royal Gilded Gates
    LOS ANGELES – October 2, 2014 – Sex, drugs, power and the crown jewels. E! gives viewers an all access pass behind the velvet rope of the original celebrity family when “The Royals” premieres in March 2015. The ten-episode season of E!’s inaugural venture into the world of scripted television will follow the upstairs and downstairs lives of a fictional Royal family set in modern day London. The series, shot entirely in the UK, will feature myriad multidimensional characters that are as devious and calculating as they are cunning and dangerous. The internationally respected cast includes Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Merritt Patterson, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach, Tom Austen, Sophie Colquhoun, and Oliver Milburn. “The Royals” is produced by Lionsgate, executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn (“One Tree Hill”), and executive produced by Brian Robbins and Joe Davola (“One Tree Hill,” “Smallville”).
    The price of power has never been higher especially when your family is under a perpetual media microscope. Welcome to the life of a Royal – a family the world adores but a lifestyle that is forced upon few. From the outside, the pristine and regal family has it all, but behind the grand castle walls lie scandalous secrets, dangerous liaisons and tainted politics, with deadly games playing throughout the grandiose hallways. For a family in the public eye, the best kept secrets are just a paparazzi flash, a corrupt bodyguard or a jealous ex-lover away from bringing anarchy to the monarchy.
    The Royal family is helmed by the noble and ethical King Simon (Regan) who struggles to keep peace amongst his family while having the weight of the world on his shoulders. Standing statuesque and elegantly by his side is Queen Helena (Hurley) who has her own motives and intentions when it comes to the power she has married into. Simon and Helena have three children including the beloved Prince Robert, the free-spirited Prince Liam (Moseley), and the controversial and rebellious Princess Eleanor (Park). The cynical and mischievous Cyrus (Maskall), brother of King Simon, lurks throughout the illustrious palace awaiting a chance to take a seat on the throne.
     

  • E! GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL DOCU SERIES ‘CHRISTINA MILIAN TURNED UP” (WT) FOLLOWING THE ACTRESS/SINGER AS SHE NAVIGATES MUSIC, RELATIONSHIPS AND MOTHERHOOD PREMIERING ON E! IN Q1 2015
    LOS ANGELES – September 9, 2014 – E! announced the greenlight of “Christina Milian Turned Up” (WT) which will begin airing on E! in Q1. The docu soap follows singer and actress Christina Milian’s career, love life, and her relationship with her Cuban-American family: her overprotective mother/manager Carmen, her two feisty and outspoken sisters Danielle and Liz, and her adorable daughter Violet. Cameras will follow her extremely hectic personal and professional life when the series premieres on E! in early 2015.
    It’s always been non-stop for Christina who has been working as an entertainer since she was a kid, but with some recent events like a newly broken off engagement, her life has become even more complicated. She is an artist under Lil Wayne’s Young Money Label and working on another studio album with Wayne, who is currently touring with Drake. With these new professional commitments and as a mom, Christina constantly strives to find the balance she so desperately wants between family and career especially when her days are split between New York, LA and Miami.
    Whether this multi-talented artist is lending her musical expertise as the social correspondent on the hit series “The Voice” or a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” this powerhouse is really making a push to re-brand herself as edgy and modern and turning up her career to the next level.
     

  • 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!”
     

  • FOX CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION WHEN “ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?” RETURNS TO FOX
    Acclaimed Comedian Jeff Foxworthy Returns As Host
    FOX is bringing back the popular and critically praised quiz show ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? for another season on FOX. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett, the show features comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who returns as host.
    “ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? shares so much DNA with the FOX brand that it feels only natural to return it to the schedule – it’s smart, witty, irreverent and it turns the adult/child power dynamic upside-down,” said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company. “All of the core components of the classic format will be there, but we are also adding new twists that make it fresher and more fun for viewers.”
    “I have loved this competition from our first show and the timing couldn't be better for 5th GRADER to return to FOX, as there is nothing like it on television,” added Burnett. “Kids today are smarter than ever and the adults who try to take them on will have an even harder task ahead of them.”
    Unlike the typical game show that measures intelligence, ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? tests adults’ lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since their grammar school days, proving that older doesn’t always mean wiser. Grown-ups will again find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they’ve already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies.
     

  • FOX IN A STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER, FOX GREENLIGHTS FIRST COMEDY-HORROR ANTHOLOGY, “SCREAM QUEENS”
    Series Hails From GLEE Creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan
    15-Episode First Installment to Premiere Fall 2015
    FOX has ordered SCREAM QUEENS, a new genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, is from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of GLEE and “American Horror Story.”
    The first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.
    FOX has ordered 15 one-hour episodes, which are scheduled to begin production in the spring and premiere in Fall 2015 on FOX. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series.
     

  • FOX “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” RETURNS FOR 12th SEASON IN SUMMER 2015 NEW “STAGE VS. STREET” FORMAT INTENSIFIES COMPETITION
    FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 12th season. From 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return in the summer of 2015 with a dramatic new twist.
    Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the STAGE dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the STREET dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking. As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes “live,” the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win…a dancer from the stage or the street? Find out when SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns in summer 2015.
    “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is a rare jewel. It combines high art with mass entertainment in a seamless, sophisticated and hugely satisfying way,” said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “It’s produced and consumed with tremendous passion and it’s developed one of the most deservedly loyal followings in all of unscripted television. We are immensely proud to be returning it to the schedule with a thrilling new twist that will bring it up to date and introduce a whole new set of rooting opportunities.”
    “The competition is going to be much more exciting for viewers and even more demanding for the dancers,” said co-creator and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. “Dancers from different genres have always been competitive with each other and we’ve found a great way to harness that to bring out the absolute best performances in the best dancers across the country.”
     

  • NBC The 63rd ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT TO BE HELD JAN. 25 IN MIAMI-DORAL, FLORIDA
    Three-Hour Telecast to Air Live With Spanish Simulcast on Telemundo
    NEW YORK — October 2, 2014 — NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 63rdannual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant will take place in Miami-Doral, Florida and air live from Florida International University on NBC, Sunday, Jan. 25. (8-11 p.m. ET) and simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.
    Since 1960, the Miss Universe Organization and Miami have had a longstanding relationship, with the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant being held in the Greater Miami area 15 times, more than any other host city in the world. The MISS UNIVERSE beauty pageant is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories. Contestants from around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview, as they vie to become the next Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler from Venezuela will crown her successor at the conclusion of the live telecast.
     

  • NBC RENEWS ‘HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT’ FOR 10-EPISODE THIRD SEASON
    Jane Lynch Also Set to Return Fresh Off Her Emmy Award for Best Reality Show Host
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — October 3, 2014 — NBC has renewed its popular alternative series “Hollywood Game Night” for a 10-episode third season with Emmy Award-winning host Jane Lynch, it was announced by Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
    In August, Lynch won the Emmy for outstanding host for a reality or reality-series competition. It is Lynch’s second Emmy after having won in 2010 for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Sue Sylvester in “Glee.” She is also a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild winner for “Glee.”
    Lynch said, “I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!”
    “We’re thrilled to be making more ‘Hollywood Game Night,’” said Telegdy. “Jane is an amazing host and ringmaster. Let the games begin!”
    In “Hollywood Game Night,” two contestants are transported from their everyday lives into a once-in-a-lifetime night of fun and celebration as they step beyond the velvet rope and rub shoulders with some of their favorite celebrities and compete for the chance to win up to $25,000.
    Guests who appeared in season two include Oscar nominee Don Cheadle, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Rosie O’Donnell, Olivia Wilde, Christina Applegate, John Legend, Lauren Graham, Henry Winkler, Adam Scott, Jason Sudeikis, Martha Stewart, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Joe Manganiello, Rita Wilson, Cobie Smulders and Ray Romano.
     

  • NBC NEIL PATRICK HARRIS TO HOST THE 2015 OSCARS®
    Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony. The show will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015.
    “We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”
    “It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Harris. “To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”
    “We share Craig and Neil’s excitement in welcoming the incredibly talented Neil Patrick Harris,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President. “He is the consummate entertainer. Neil’s distinctive charm and showmanship make him the ideal host to honor the Oscar legacy and insure we all enjoy another unforgettable celebration.”
     

  • NBS NEIL PATRICK HARRIS TO HOST NEW NBC VARIETY SERIES FROM ITV STUDIOS AMERICA
    Based on the Popular U.K. Series ‘Takeaway,’ the Hourlong Show Features Comedy Sketches, Game Show Elements, Hidden Camera Pranks and A-List Stars
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — October 27, 2014 — Bringing five-time Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris to the network, NBC has ordered a new primetime variety series based on the hugely popular U.K. format “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” which was created by ITV Studios, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. The series is an institution in the U.K., winning multiple awards, including two prestigious BAFTA’s in 2014.
    Harris, who has served as an Emmy and Tony Award host and was recently announced as host of the 2015 Academy Awards, will bring his multi-dimensional skills to the forefront of this new hourlong series.
    NBC’s new variety series will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars, based on ITV’s U.K. format, “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.”
    NBC has ordered 10 episodes from ITV Studios America, all of which will be filmed in front of a live audience. Neither an official title nor air date has been set.
     

  • 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.
     

  • NBC COACHES ADAM LEVINE, BLAKE SHELTON, CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS RETURN TO ‘THE VOICE’
    Cycle 8 of NBC’s Emmy Award-Winning Competition Show to Begin in Early 2015
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — October 14, 2014 — Pharrell Williams, who is receiving sensational reviews in his inaugural season of “The Voice,” will be returning to the eighth cycle of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series with fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera, as previously announced. The eighth cycle will begin in early 2015.
    Shelton and Levine have been with “The Voice” since the show began in 2011. Aguilera, who is also one of the original coaches, most recently appeared in cycle five.
    "We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam, Blake and Pharrell, in what will be an incredibly competitive competition" said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "These four talented artists are at the top of their game as musicians and as coaches. The mentoring is sure to be intense and the stakes will be high."
     

  • OXYGEN MEDIA PAINTS THE TOWN WITH NEW COMPETITION SERIES “STREET ART THROWDOWN” PREMIERING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 9 PM ET/PT
    NEW YORK – October 2, 2014 – Oxygen Media dares to be different as it brings art to life with its groundbreaking, adrenaline-charged competition series “Street Art Throwdown,” premiering Tuesday, February 3 at 9 PM ET/PT. World-renowned street artist Justin BUA serves as host, co-judge and executive producer on the show, which pits 10 of the country’s most promising artists against one another. The series tests not only their physical stamina, but also pushes their artistic skills to the limit in hopes of jumpstarting their career with a $100,000 grand prize. “Street Art Throwdown” is shot at some of the most iconic Los Angeles locations as young, passionate hopefuls strive to bring their vision to life and showcase their work to the world. Furiously scaling walls, climbing fences and navigating underground tunnels, these artists must have the talent, style and hustle to battle it out to the end. “Street Art Throwdown” is part of Oxygen’s rebrand, launching on Tuesday, October 7th with the network’s new look and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women.
    "Street Art is the most accessible art form there is— it takes art out of the galleries and into our everyday surroundings with themes reflecting our social and political climate as well as fun, vibrant, and bold forms of self-expression from those who create it," said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “The artists on ‘Street Art Throwdown’ are competing in a physical, emotional and creative journey to not only discover themselves as artists, but also catapult their careers with a life-changing grand prize.”
    The contestants are given opportunities to create vibrant art in never-before-seen ways, with challenges ranging from murals to installations and 3D paintings to guerilla art. Real-life brands participating in the series include Polaroid and D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). Each episode will feature two challenges testing the artists’ abilities and drive, beginning with a mini art-stunt dubbed “The Hustle,” where the contestants must create a quick piece while confronted by environmental obstacles. The winner is given an advantage in the next challenge, “The Throwdown.” In this elimination round, the competing artists will be tested on their stamina, strength and efficiency as they create a large-form piece or mural in hard to reach locations and under harsh conditions. Joining BUA on the judges’ panel is the Director of Pop International Galleries, Lauren Wagner, who brings a fresh perspective to the competition and demonstrates that there is an ability to merge the gallery and street art worlds together.
     

  • OXYGEN MEDIA EXPANDS DEVELOPMENT SLATE WITH FOUR NEW PROJECTS TARGETING YOUNG WOMEN
    NEW YORK – November 18, 2014 – Fueled by the network’s commitment to increase original programming under the recent rebrand, Oxygen Media expands its aggressive development slate with four new projects targeting young, multicultural women. The youngest skewing women’s network in primetime by over eight years, the new Oxygen reflects how real women see the world – vibrant, optimistic and bold. The culturally relevant and authentic character-driven projects include “The Misty Copeland Project,” “Teaching English,” “Survival of The Clickiest,” and “Straight up with a Twist.” The announcement was made today by Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President of Development & International for Oxygen Media.
    “From the unbelievably inspirational and talented Misty Copeland, to the bold young women experiencing life abroad, the new development slate appeals to a multitude of female viewers,” said Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President of Development & International for Oxygen Media. “These projects embrace the new Oxygen programming filter, which focuses on real characters who are on a journey to seek out new experiences and follow their true passions in life.”
    Oxygen Development Projects:
    “The Misty Copeland Project” (working title)
    Produced by Sirens Media with Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton and Misty Copeland serving as executive producers.
    As talented hopefuls from diverse backgrounds descend upon New York City to take on the next major step in their ballet careers, who better to train and mentor them, than Misty Copeland, the renowned ballerina who herself has defied all odds and shattered boundaries by overcoming the cultural pressures of professional ballet. Copeland, who began taking ballet lessons on the basketball court of a Boys & Girls Club at age 13 and was considered a prodigy, made history by becoming the second African American female soloist in the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With the opportunity of a lifetime and chance to catapult to the top of the ballet world, these aspiring dancer’s passion, commitment and hard work will be center stage in Misty’s Master Class.
    “Teaching English” (working title)
    Produced by Relativity Television with Tom Forman and Brad Bishop serving as executive producers.
    Most Americans have never left the country, but for these millennials, this is where life truly begins. Whether it is the spontaneous decision to teach English to children in Singapore or to work at an International school in Russia, this adventurous project will follow a group of young Americans living abroad in countries where English is rarely heard. Fortunately, there are other fellow expats to rely on when the idea of “taking off” proves to be more difficult than expected. Whether it's overcoming language barriers or potentially meeting "Mr. Right Where You'd Least Expect Him," these are the truly epic stories of young people chasing their dreams.
    “Survival of The Clickiest” (working title)
    Produced by Trium Entertainment,LLC and Lentos Brand with Mark Koops, Eric Day, Ronak Kordestani and Stephen Lentini serving as executive producers.
    With all the freedom, money, and influence, it's easy to see why being an online star is one of the most desired and competitive professions among millennials today. Some of the most powerful people in this million dollar industry are fashion and beauty vloggers, who function like modern day Carrie Bradshaw's - using their platforms to gain inside access and influence their eager followers all with a click of a button. Produced in partnership with StyleHaul, the largest fashion and beauty multichannel network on YouTube with over 165 million subscribers, this project will follow a group of young budding online style stars each forging a path in the ultra-competitive world of vlogging. With no rules, no backup plans, and plenty of haters, life outside the online bubble is never as glamorous as it seems as these emerging entrepreneurs juggle the demands of their followers, friends and family.
    “Straight Up with a Twist” (working title)
    Produced by All3Media America with Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Stephen Lambert and James Flint serving as executive producers.
     

  • SYFY ACQUIRES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DARK MATTER FROM THE PRODUCERS OF LOST GIRL AND THE WRITERS OF STARGATE
    ENDEMOL TO DISTRIBUTE INTERNATIONALLY
    NEW YORK – October 15, 2014 – Syfy today announced it has acquired the new original series Dark Matter, which will be produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl, XIII) and created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (Stargate franchise).
    The 13 one-hour episodes will be based on the graphic novel Dark Matter by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics, and will air on Syfy in 2015.
    Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Vanessa Piazza. The series will be distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
    In Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
     

  • SYFY TO ADAPT 3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY AS A MINISERIES
    RIDLEY SCOTT, SCOTT FREE TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE; STUART BEATTIE TO WRITE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE
    NEW YORK — Syfy announced today that it is working with Scott Free Productions and Warner Horizon Television to adapt the Arthur C. Clarke novel 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries. Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, Collateral) will write the adaptation and serve as executive producer along with Scott Free’s Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker. Clayton Krueger will serve as co-executive producer.
    An epic story of a man lost in time, Arthur C. Clarke's final "Odyssey" book resolves the tale that was begun in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Beginning with the discovery of Frank Poole's frozen body, floating in space, 3001: The Final Odyssey offers an extraordinary range of complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals, and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all Humankind.
    Arthur C. Clarke’s “Odyssey” series spanned over 30 years, with the initial publication of “2001” in 1968, and the final “3001” 1997. The original film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is an Academy Award winning classic, and “2010” was the only other of the novels to be filmed. The estates of both Kubrick and Clarke have offered their full support for “3001: The Final Odyssey.”
     

  • SYFY AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EMMY NOMINEE CHARLES DANCE WILL STAR IN UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENT CHILDHOOD’S END
    SIX-HOUR MINISERIES WILL AIR ON SYFY IN 2015
    NEW YORK – October 27, 2014 – Syfy and Universal Cable Productions today announced that Emmy nominee Charles Dance, whose numerous credits include Game of Thrones, Phantom of the Opera, Jewel in the Crown and Bleak House, will play the lead role of the alien Overlord “Karellen” in the upcoming six-hour miniseries Childhood’s End.
    Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel, Childhood’s End will premiere on Syfy in 2015. Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Karellen (Dance), the ambassador for the Overlords, makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren. Karellen’s comforting words and amazing technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor, beginning decades of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. However, his refusal to reveal his physical appearance and insistence on dealing only through Ricky have some people questioning whether his intentions are truly benevolent.
    In making the announcement, Bill McGoldrick, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy, said: “We are thrilled that Charles has picked Childhood’s End following his amazing work in Game of Thrones.”
    Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) and Mike DeLuca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) will serve as executive producers. Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, Mob City) is co-executive producer. Childhood’s End will be adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes). Universal Cable Productions will be the studio.
    The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran, who received an Emmy Award nomination for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.
     

  • Syfy AND UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE KEY ROLES FOR THE MAGICIANS
    PILOT FOR SERIES BASED ON LEV GROSSMAN’S INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING NOVELS TO BEGIN FILMING THIS DECEMBER IN NEW ORLEANS
    NEW YORK – November 6, 2014 – Syfy and Universal Cable Productions have cast Stella Maeve (Chicago PD), Hale Appleman (Teeth) and Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) in key roles for the upcoming pilot The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s beloved #1 New York Times best-selling book series, which begins production in New Orleans this December. Acclaimed independent film producer Mike Cahill (I Origins, Another Earth) is signed on to direct.
    Stella Maeve will play the beautiful and confident Julia, a wealthy and brilliant Ivy-Leaguer who seems destined for success. But Julia’s future plans are forever altered after she is denied admittance to the mysterious Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Unaccustomed to failure, Julia finds life meaningless now that the possibilities of a previously unseen magical world have been denied to her. But she may get another chance to pursue a career in magic when she’s recruited by a secret society. Maeve can currently be seen in a recurring role on the NBC series Chicago PD. She most recently starred in the independent features Dark Summer opposite Keir Gilchrist, All Together Now, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Independent Spirit Award-winner Starlet. Previously, Maeve co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in The Runaways. Maeve is repped by Paradigm Agency and Principato-Young Entertainment.
    Hale Appleman will portray Eliot, a student at the Brakebills who is an odd combination of a preppy with intrinsic coolness. Effortlessly hip, with his air of self-possession, Eliot is accustomed to commanding any clique, and he’s a natural leader of his fellow magical students. He will prove a sometimes frustrating ally in Quentin’s fortunes -- and may soon factor into a series of perilous adventures. Appleman played Tobey Cobb in the 2007 film Teeth. He made his film debut in Chad Lowe’s feature Beautiful Ohio, and portrayed cartoonist Judd Winick in Pedro, Nick Oceano’s 2008 film dramatizing the life of AIDS educator Pedro Zamora. He also recurred on NBC's Smash. His theater credits include Alex Timbers’ The Last Goodbye, which was at the Old Globe in San Diego, and Streamers on Broadway. He is represented by Innovative Artists and D2 Management.
    Arjun Gupta will portray Penny, a young man with an edgy look and attitude. He’s deliberately intimidating to Quentin, his new roommate and fellow magic student at Brakebills. A reluctant telepath, he is bedeviled by voices that hint at pathways to other worlds. Gupta played Sam in the first three seasons of Nurse Jackie opposite Edie Falco, and currently recurs on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder. Gupta is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.
    The Magicians, produced by Universal Cable Productions, follows 20-somethings who, while studying magic in New York, discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real and poses grave danger to humanity. John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural) will write the script, with Michael London (Milk) as producer. Production on the pilot is set to start this December in New Orleans.
     

  • USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES PILOT PICK-UP FOR ‘EVIL MEN’
    Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Clifton Collins Jr. (“Pacific Rim”) Are Set to Star in the Drama From CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions
    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – USA Network announced the pilot pick-up of the CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions drama EVIL MEN, starring Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Clifton Collins Jr. (“Pacific Rim”). The pilot is from writer and executive producer Daniel Taplitz (“Breakin’ All the Rules”). Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”) and Mary Beth Basile (“October Road”) also serve as executive producers. Fleder is set to direct.
    “This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,” said Jackie de Crinis, Executive Vice President Original Programming, USA Network, "It is a highly relatable story that begs the question of just how far we would go to protect our families."
    EVIL MEN follows an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family – along with his city – utterly destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho who is meant to be his first target, instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny.
    Roberts takes on the role of Harry Killas, the good husband and loving father who is tasked with an unthinkable mandate by the mysterious and vengeful supernatural force. Collins will play Lazlo Kirk, the profoundly evil former war criminal with magnetic charm and a deep, unpredictable violent streak, who forces himself into Harry's life on a twisted mission of personal redemption.
    EVIL MEN is the fifth drama pilot to be picked up by USA this season, joining Carlton Cuse’s (“Bates Motel”) COLONY, starring Josh Holloway (“Lost”) and Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”); MR. ROBOT from Anonymous Content (“True Detective”), starring Christian Slater (“The Adderall Diaries”) and Rami Malek (“24”); Universal Cable Production’s STANISTAN, starring Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”); and QUEEN OF THE SOUTH based on the international best seller “La Reina del Sur” starring Alice Braga (“City of God”).
     

  • CHRISTIAN SLATER JOINS USA NETWORK’S CYBER-CRIME PILOT ‘MR. ROBOT’ IN TITLE ROLE
    Series, from Universal Cable Productions, Also Stars Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström
    UNIVERSAL CITY – Christian Slater (“Nymphomaniac,” “Adderall Diaries”) has been cast in the title role of USA Network’s cyber-crime pilot MR. ROBOT. Mr. Robot is a mysterious anarchist who recruits Elliot (Rami Malek) into an underground hacker organization intent on bringing down corporate America.
    The series also stars Rami Malek (“24”), Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”). MR. ROBOT is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Sam Esmail (“Comet”), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”), and Niels Arden Oplev (Sweden’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Under The Dome”). Slater is repped by United Talent Agency.
    MR. ROBOT is a culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.
    In addition to MR. ROBOT, USA recently announced three pilots, including COLONY from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) and starring Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) and Josh Holloway (“Lost”), STANISTAN starring Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”) and QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, based on the international best seller “La Reina Del Sur” by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
     

  • 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

We need more episode guide recap writers, article writers, MS FrontPage and Web Expression users, graphics designers, and more, so please email us if you can help out!  More volunteers always needed!  Thanks!

Page updated 12/15/14

older primetime news

Back to the Main Primetime TV Page

Other primetime news pages on our site: 24, 30 Rock, Alias, Almost Human, American Idol, American Gothic, Angel, Arrow, Battlestar Galactica, Beauty & The Beast, Being Human, Big Bang Theory, Bones, Boston Legal, Brothers & Sisters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Burn Notice, Castle, Charmed, Covert Affairs, C.S.I., Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dallas, Dawson's Creek, Dexter, Doctor Who, Dollhouse, Drew Carey Show, Elementary, Eureka, Family Guy, The Flash, Fringe, Ghost Whisperer, Glee, Gotham, Grey's Anatomy, Haven, Heroes, Hollywood Heights, Howard Stern, House, Jericho, Justified, Law & Order, Leverage, Lois & Clark, Lost, Mad About You, Mad Men, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Mentalist, Nashville, NCIS, The O.C., Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, Queer As Folk, Remington Steele, Revenge, Sleepy Hollow, South Park, Smallville, Star Trek, Stargate Universe, Supernatural, True Blood, TV Nation, V, Vampire Diaries and Veronica Mars.

Current Primetime TV show Spoiler Pages: Arrow, Beauty & The Beast, The Big Bang Theory, Bones, C.S.I., Castle, Doctor Who, Elementary, Family Guy, The Flash, Glee, Gotham, Grey's Anatomy, Haven, Heroes, Justified, Law & Order, Mad Men, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Mentalist, Nashville, NCIS, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural, and Vampire Diaries.

ComedyDramaSci fi and FantasySoap OperasCompetition


Google
 
Web SEARCH THE TV MEGASITE
Bookmark this page!
 
HomeDaytimePrimetimeTradingSite MapBuy!What's New!
Join UsAbout UsContactContestsBlogHelpCommunity