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  • 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 “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.
     

  • 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 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.
     

  • 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 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.”
     

  • 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.

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

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

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

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