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!
News Page Two
Find a lot of TV news posted every day on our
Primetime TV forum!
More Current Posted News!!
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
them at our
Later this year
|2012 in General
USA NETWORK PARTNERS WITH DENIS LEARY AND JIM SERPICO TO DEVELOP AND CO-WRITE HALF-HOUR COMEDY PILOT
Project From Apostle, Fox Television Studios and Daybreak Pictures
Represents Network’s Venture Into Comedy
NEW YORK – Denis Leary has signed on to develop and co-write a
half-hour pilot, an adaptation of the highly anticipated British
Channel 4 television series “Sirens,” which follows the humorous
antics and dramatic conflicts of young paramedics, it was announced
today by Bill McGoldrick, senior vice president, original scripted
Leary will co-write with Bob Fisher ("Wedding Crashers," "Traffic
Light"), and both will executive produce the series along with Jim
Serpico (“Rescue Me”), and Hal Vogel and David Aukin ("Hyde Park on
the Hudson,” “End Game," "The Promise") of Daybreak Pictures.
Apostle and Fox Television Studios will produce in conjunction with
“We are still finding our way in the genre but we know for certain
that our half hours will be written and produced by creators with a
specific and unique point of view,” said McGoldrick. “Since they
formed Apostle, Denis and Jim have brought those two qualities to
everything they've done.”
ION Television Acquires Top-Rated "Psych," Monk," and "House"
From NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Television furthers its
programming strategy of providing high-quality content with the
acquisition of three of television's critically-acclaimed and highly
popular series, "Psych" and "Monk" from Universal Cable Productions and
"House" from Universal Media Studios, it was announced today by Brandon
Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks, and Frances Manfredi, Executive Vice
President and General Sales Manager, NBCUniversal Domestic TV
As part of the content package, ION Television attains the right to air
six and future seasons of the detective series "Psych," marking the first
time the series has been syndicated on a broadcast network. Meanwhile, the
Emmy(R) Award winning series "Monk" comes to ION with all eight complete
seasons. Additionally, ION obtains rights to the Emmy(R) Award winning
medical drama "House" starting in fall 2012 airing two times per week for
Cartoon Network Signs With Silver Pictures to Develop BEN 10 Feature
Renowned Action-Adventure Producer Joel Silver to Interpret Animated
and Global Phenomenon as Live-Action Motion Picture
ATLANTA, June 14, 2011 - Cartoon Network has signed an agreement with
acclaimed producer Joel Silver and Silver Pictures to develop a
live-action motion picture for its globally successful animated
action-adventure property, BEN 10, it was announced today by Stuart
Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.'s Animation,
Young Adults and Kids Media division (AYAKM). The movie, which will be
produced by Silver, along with Dark Castle Entertainment co-presidents,
Steve Richards and Andrew Rona, gives Silver and his production company
the exclusive rights to develop and package the property and advance it
towards a theatrical production.
SYFY GOES INTO PRODUCTION ON SATURDAY
ORIGINAL MOVIE THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT
STARS NICHOLAS LEA, MICHAEL PARE, RYAN ROBBINS, GINA HOLDEN, EMILIE
ULLERUP AND MALCOLM MCDOWELL
NEW YORK – August 26, 2011 – Syfy is going into production on the
Saturday Original Movie The Philadelphia Experiment, featuring a
star-studded cast of Nicholas Lea (V, Kyle X-Y), Michael Pare (The
Virgin Suicides, Hope Floats), Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Riese), Gina
Holden (Saw 3D, Final Destination 3), Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary) and
Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Entourage).
The Philadelphia Experiment – about a deadly hole in the fabric of
time -- begins production in Vancouver on August 25 and will
premiere on Syfy in 2012.
In The Philadelphia Experiment, a secret government research project
tries reviving the World War II “Philadelphia Experiment,” which was
an attempt to create a cloaking device to render warships invisible.
When the experiment succeeds, it brings back the original ship (the
Eldridge) that disappeared during the first test in 1943 -- which
brings death and destruction to the 21st century. It’s up to the
sole survivor (Lea) of the first experiment and his granddaughter (Ullerup)
to stop it.
McDowell plays the original genius behind the “Philadelphia
Experiment,” who is now in hiding from the government, while Holden
portrays the corporate bigwig running the project, which is led by
Robbins, an ambitious scientist. Pare plays the villain Hagan, one
of Moore's henchmen.
Lifetime GOLDEN GLOBE® AND GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER AND ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE QUEEN
REUNITES WITH AWARD WINNING PRODUCERS NEIL MERON AND CRAIG ZADAN
TO STAR IN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED LIFETIME MOVIE
ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDES GOLDEN GLOBE AND MULTIPLE
EMMY® WINNER ALFRE WOODARD, TONY® WINNER PHYLICIA RASHAD, GRAMMY WINNER
JILL SCOTT, INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINEE ADEPERO ODUYE AND CONDOLA
Television Adaptation of Beloved Play and Film to be Directed by Tony
Nominee Kenny Leon
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 19, 2012) – Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner
and Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah has signed on to star in and
executive produce the Lifetime Original Movie Event, Steel Magnolias, a
television adaptation of the iconic play and 1989 film of the same name,
reuniting her with her producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, from the
Oscar and Golden Globe winning Chicago and Hairspray. (Zadan and Meron
also produce Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva and Smash.) She will take on the
role of ‘M’Lynn’ and star alongside an all-star cast that includes Golden
Globe and multiple Emmy-winner Alfre Woodard as ‘Ouiser,’ Tony Award
winner Phylicia Rashad as ‘Clairee,’ Grammy winner Jill Scott as ‘Truvy,’
Adepero Oduye as ‘Annelle’ and Condola Rashad as ‘Shelby.’ The
announcement was made today by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager
of Lifetime Networks.
In an updated contemporary version, Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives
and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through
their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to
ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children - and hair
and nails - all the important topics that bring women together.
Production will commence this April in Atlanta, for a debut in 2012 on
AN OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE...
VH1 TRAVELS FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE WINDY CITY
TO ANNOUNCE THE CAST OF "MOB WIVES CHICAGO"
Franchise's First Spin-off to Premiere Spring 2012
Los Angeles, CA (March 7th, 2012) - As the second season of VH1's
ratings hit "Mob Wives" continues to captivate fans with the
never-ending, real-life drama in New York, the network introduces a new
group of "Syndicate Sisters" with the debut of the franchise's first
spin-off, "Mob Wives Chicago," to premiere Spring 2012.
"Mob Wives Chicago" follows the lives of five women allegedly connected
to "The Outfit," Chicago's version of the Mob, as they bear the cross
for the sins of their Mob-associated fathers. With lives that are right
off the pages of a story book, each woman has chosen her own way to live
her life in the city that was once home to Al Capone, sometimes in spite
of and many times because of who her father is. Along the way these
women battle their friends, families and each other as they try to do
what's best for themselves and their children. But ultimately, it is the
ghost of their fathers they battle, living and dead, as they try to
overcome and persevere in the face of these men's notorious legacies.
Sigourney Weaver to star in USA Network's "Political
Two-time Golden Globe winner and multiple Emmy and Oscar nominee
Sigourney Weaver will make her series television debut starring
in USA Network’s six-hour original series “Political Animals,”
from Warner Horizon Television, according to a news release. The
event drama is brought to USA from acclaimed television and film
producers Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters, “Everwood”) and
Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls, “Julie & Julia”) and is scheduled to
debut this summer.
Pulling back the curtain on persuasive public speeches and
stirring campaign ads, the fictional look at a former first
family exposes a dynasty weakened by political ambition, lust
and greed. Weaver stars as Elaine Barrish, the divorced former
First Lady and newly appointed Secretary of State who throws
herself into the job after recovering from the dissolution of
her marriage and losing the presidential nomination. Barrish
relies heavily on her son Doug (James Wolk – “Lonestar,” “Happy
Endings”), an ambitious politico who serves as her chief of
staff, but is tormented by his twin brother’s struggles with
addiction. With a philandering ex-husband who is still as much
in love with her as the office he once held, she attempts to
keep her family together, while simultaneously dealing with
crises of the State Department and a hungry DC journalist bent
on destroying her career. Through it all she knows that the only
way to survive is to do things her own way, even if that means
bending the rules. Brittany Ishibashi (“Parenthood,” “Fairly
Legal”) also stars as Doug’s fiancée.
CIARAN HINDS TO STAR IN USA NETWORK’S “POLITICAL ANIMALS,”
OPPOSITE SIGOURNEY WEAVER, CARLA GUGINO, JAMES WOLK,
SEBASTIAN STAN AND BRITTANY ISHIBASHI
SIX-HOUR EVENT DRAMA SERIES FROM GREG BERLANTI, LAURENCE
MARK AND WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION TO LAUNCH SUMMER 2012
NEW YORK – March 22, 2012 – Acclaimed actor Ciaran Hinds
(“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Debt,” “Munich,” “Rome”)
has been set to star opposite Sigourney Weaver (“Avatar”) in
USA Network’s provocative six-hour original series POLITICAL
ANIMALS, from Warner Horizon Television. Hinds joins the
talented cast including Carla Gugino (“Entourage”), James
Wolk (“Lonestar”), Sebastian Stan (“Gossip Girl”) and
Brittany Ishibashi (“Parenthood”). Slated for the network’s
blockbuster summer lineup, the event drama comes from
acclaimed television and film producers Greg Berlanti
(“Brothers & Sisters,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Everwood”) and
Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls,” “Julie & Julia,” “Jerry
Hinds will star as Bud Hammond, the jovial ex-president of
the United States and ex-husband of Elaine Barrish (Weaver).
A gifted politician who was once loved by the American
public, Bud has struggled since his divorce from Elaine, and
his out-of-office antics have caused a tumble in his
popularity. President Bud Hammond is still as much in love
with his ex-wife as the office he once held and is eager to
take on the role of elder statesman if Elaine calls on him.
Pulling back the curtain on persuasive public speeches and
stirring campaign ads, the fictional look at a former first
family exposes a dynasty fighting political adversaries
while struggling with their own powerful demons. In the wake
of a recent divorce from her philandering ex-husband and the
loss of the presidential nomination, Barrish attempts to
keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with
crises of the State Department and the hungry DC journalist,
Susan Berg (Gugino), who is bent on destroying her career.
Wolk stars as Douglas Hammond, the son of Barrish and the
ex-president, who serves as his mother’s chief of staff.
Stan stars as T.J. Hammond, Douglas’ fraternal twin and a
lost soul who struggles with addiction. And Ishibashi stars
as Douglas’ fiancée, Anne Ogami.
CARLA GUGINO TO STAR OPPOSITE SIGOURNEY WEAVER IN USA
NETWORK’S SIX-HOUR EVENT DRAMA SERIES “POLITICAL ANIMALS,”
FROM GREG BERLANTI, LAURENCE MARK AND WARNER HORIZON
James Wolk and Brittany Ishibashi Also Star in Series Set to
Launch Summer 2012
NEW YORK – March 9, 2012 – Carla Gugino (“Watchmen,”
“American Gangster,” “Entourage”), fresh off her acclaimed
run on Broadway in “Road to Mecca,” is set to star opposite
Sigourney Weaver (“Avatar”) in USA Network’s provocative
six-hour original series POLITICAL ANIMALS, from Warner
Horizon Television. Gugino will star as Pulitzer
Prize–winning newspaper reporter Susan Berg, a hungry DC
journalist bent on destroying the career of former First
Lady and newly appointed Secretary of State Elaine Barrish
(Weaver). Slated for the network’s blockbuster summer
lineup, the event drama comes from acclaimed television and
film producers Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Dirty
Sexy Money,” “Everwood”) and Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls,”
“Julie & Julia,” “Jerry Maguire”) and also stars James Wolk
(“Lonestar,” “Happy Endings”) and Brittany Ishibashi
(“Parenthood,” FAIRLY LEGAL).
SEBASTIAN STAN SET TO STAR IN USA NETWORK’S “POLITICAL
ANIMALS,” OPPOSITE SIGOURNEY WEAVER, CARLA GUGINO, JAMES
WOLK AND BRITTANY ISHIBASHI
SIX-HOUR EVENT DRAMA SERIES FROM GREG BERLANTI, LAURENCE
MARK AND WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION TO LAUNCH SUMMER 2012
NEW YORK – March 15, 2012 – Sebastian Stan (“Captain
America,” “Gossip Girl”) has been tapped to star opposite
Sigourney Weaver (“Avatar”), Carla Gugino (Broadway’s “Road
to Mecca,” “Watchmen,” “American Gangster,” “Entourage”),
James Wolk (“Lonestar,” “Happy Endings”) and Brittany
Ishibashi (“Parenthood,” FAIRLY LEGAL) in USA Network’s
provocative six-hour original series POLITICAL ANIMALS, from
Warner Horizon Television. Slated for the network’s
blockbuster summer lineup, the event drama comes from
acclaimed television and film producers Greg Berlanti
(“Brothers & Sisters,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Everwood”) and
Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls,” “Julie & Julia,” “Jerry
In POLITICAL ANIMALS, Stan will star as Thomas “T.J.”
Hammond, the son of former First Lady/newly appointed
Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (Weaver) and her
ex-husband, the former President Bud Hammond. A lost soul
who struggles with addiction, T.J. is the polar opposite of
his brother, Douglas (Wolk), who serves as their mother’s
chief of staff.
TBS Greenlights Buddy Comedy Series Men at Work TBS has greenlit the new buddy comedy series Men at Work, starring
Danny Masterson (That ‘70s Show, Yes Man), James Lesure (Las Vegas),
Michael Cassidy (The O.C.) and Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire
Slayer). TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the multi-camera comedy from
Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare.
Slated to premiere in summer 2012, Men at Work was created by
Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken, TNT’s Franklin & Bash), who is
executive-producing with Fanfare's Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings,
TNT's Franklin & Bash, TBS’s My Boys) and Julia Franz. Meyer wrote
the pilot, which was directed by Mark Cendrowski (The Big Bang
Men at Work follows the misadventures of four buddies who work
together at a magazine. Masterson plays the recently dumped Milo,
whose friends are determined to help him get back in the game.
Lesure is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Cassidy
plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and
sophistication to the group. And Busch is Neal, a somewhat nebbish
reporter and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend.
Together, the four serve as each other's wingmen as they help each
other navigate work, friendship and women.
"Men at Work is an extremely funny adult comedy that mines humor
from the unique, occasionally wrong ways men behave and interact as
they face the challenges of life in the 21st century," said Michael
Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT
and Turner Classic Movies. "We're thrilled to have these guys in our
TBS Sets Summer Premieres for Men at Work and Sullivan & Son
Thursdays are about to get funnier than ever. TBS has
announced its original buddy comedy Men at Work, starring
Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man), Michael Cassidy
(The O.C.), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and James
Lesure (Las Vegas), will air Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT),
beginning May 24. TBS's new workplace comedy Sullivan & Son,
starring popular comedian Steve Byrne, will take over the
timeslot when it premieres Thursday, July 19, at 10 p.m.
(ET/PT). The announcement comes just as TBS claims an
important victory as basic cable's #1 network with adults
18-34 and adults 18-49 in primetime.
For a sneak peek at Men at Work and Sullivan & Son, click
here: http://on.tbs.com/2FcxHy .
Created by Breckin Meyer (TNT's Franklin & Bash, Robot
Chicken), Men at Work follows the misadventures of four
buddies who work together at a magazine. Masterson plays the
recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help
him get back in the game. Cassidy plays Tyler, a features
writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the
group. Busch is Neal, a somewhat nebbish reporter and the
only one in the group with a steady girlfriend. And Lesure
is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man.
Together, the four serve as each other's wingmen as they
navigate work, friendship and women.
Sullivan & Son, which is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn
(The Break- Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and
show-runner Rob Long (Cheers), takes place in a popular bar
in a working-class Pittsburgh neighborhood. Filled with
locals and regulars, the establishment known as Sullivan &
Son serves as the unofficial "town hall" for the
neighborhood. As the series opens, Steve Sullivan (Byrne) is
a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his
girlfriend, Ashley (guest star Brooke Lyons - 2 Broke Girls)
for a visit just as his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan
(Dan Lauria - The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha
(Jodi Long - Beginners), are preparing to sell the bar and
retire. Upon arrival, Steve reconnects with his best friend,
Owen (Owen Benjamin - The House Bunny); gets accosted by his
long-suffering, under-appreciated younger sister, Susan
(Vivian Bang - Yes Man); endures offensive comments from
gruff barfly Hank (Brian Doyle Murray - Groundhog Day,
Saturday Night Live); and gets hit on by tipsy cougar Carol
(Christine Ebersole - Royal Pains, Amadeus). He even feels a
rekindled romantic spark with his former sweetheart, Melanie
(Valerie Azlynn - Tropic Thunder).
It doesn't take Steve long to realize that what he really
wants out of life is to return to the old neighborhood and
take over Sullivan & Son, even if it means giving up a
lavish Manhattan lifestyle with the gorgeous Ashley. And so
begins Steve's quest for a more meaningful and rewarding
life behind the bar. Sullivan & Son is from Wild West
Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon
OXYGEN MEDIA PARTNERS WITH ACTV8.ME FOR "THE GLEE PROJECT" SEASON TWO
AUSTIN, TX - March 9, 2012 - Oxygen Media announced a partnership with
ACTV8.ME to power its new Social TV platform for "The Glee Project" season
two, premiering this summer 2012. Oxygen will offer fans the opportunity
to experience a talent-powered, relationship-driven social TV platform
that connects them directly to the series contenders over the course of
the entire competition. The spinoff competition series, which awards one
winner a seven episode arc on "Glee," will return with 14 talented and
unique contenders -- two more than season one -- additional themes and all
new music. The announcement was made March 9 from the South by Southwest
(SXSW) Conference in Austin, Texas.
"We had ambitious goals for pushing the boundaries of engagement and
ACTV8.ME proved to be the partner and platform to deliver on them," said
Jennifer Kavanagh, Senior Vice President, Digital, Oxygen Media. "The most
valuable reward we can offer fans is access to the talent they love. The
core of our Social TV platform is about engaging to earn experiences."
Oxygen will utilize ACTV8's technology to power experiences that reward
fans with exclusive access to contenders and the opportunity to receive
on-air recognition. Throughout the season, select super fans will
participate in exclusive live video chats with their favorite contenders,
and one lucky fan will even get to meet their favorite contender
face-to-face. Building upon the social success of "The Glee Project"
season one, Oxygen and ACTV8.ME will also create a second screen
experience that is essential to the series. During each episode, fans will
be able to unlock new content, use their mobile devices to share their
favorite moments from the show in real-time, and to participate in
challenges and homework assignments issued by the contenders. Fans will
also have access to exclusive synchronized content that compliments the
viewing experience during the second season.
TNT Orders Action-Packed Reality Series The Great Escape
TNT has given
the greenlight to the network's
first-ever reality competition series, The Great Escape.
The action-packed series comes
to TNT from Fox Television Studios, Imagine
Entertainment, The Hochberg Ebersol Company
and Profiles Television Productions, with Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), Brian Grazer (24), Francie Calfo (Scoundrels), Elise Doganieri
(The Amazing Race), Bertram van Munster (The
Amazing Race), Justin Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol serving as executive
producers. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of The Great
Escape, which is slated to join the network's
lineup in summer 2012.
Hosted by Rich Eisen (NFL Total Access), The Great Escape drops teams of
ordinary people into the middle of their own epic
action/adventure movie. Each week, three pairs of players will compete for a
cash prize by escaping from such locations as a seven-story castle, a deserted
island, a sinking ship or a maximum security prison. Players must use their
wits, skills and whatever tools they can find to overcome obstacles, evade
pursuers and make their way to freedom.
Escape is a fast-paced series with all
the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting suspense
of a summer popcorn movie,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head
of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
“This is exactly the kind of fun, smart, unscripted
competition show we've been looking for to complement
TNT's entertaining lineup of scripted dramas.”
ION Television Acquires Off-Network Rights to TNT's Top-Rated
Acquisition Marks ION's First Deal With Successful
Independent Producer Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment
NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ION Television continues to
expand its programming line-up with high-quality content with the
acquisition of the popular TNT drama series, "Leverage" from Electric
Entertainment. The announcement was made today by Brandon Burgess, CEO,
ION Media Networks. ION Television, a top-10 rated network, has licensed
the off-network rights to all seasons of "Leverage." The series will begin
airing on ION Television in summer 2012.
"We're pleased to team up with Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment,
which has distinguished itself by providing high caliber theatrical
production standards for TV audiences," says Burgess. "Collaborating
with both Electric and Turner to support the longevity of a popular
original drama, such as 'Leverage,' furthers our strategic goal to be a
viable partner for cable network productions."
"We are thrilled to join forces with ION Television, one of the largest
broadcast television station groups in the country. ION's reach of over 99
million homes in the U.S. will ensure the continuation of the show's
legacy," says Electric Entertainment Founder Dean Devlin. "We're looking
forward to working with such a pioneering and innovative company."
"Leverage" follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, a
retrieval specialist, and their leader, former insurance investigator
Nathan Ford (Academy Award Winner(R) Timothy Hutton), who use their skills
to right corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary
citizens. "Leverage," recently picked-up for its fifth season, is
executive-produced by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT's The Librarian
movie series) and creators John Rogers (Transformers) and Chris Downey
(The King of Queens). The series is produced for TNT by Devlin's Electric
Entertainment. This season, Leverage has averaged more than 4.8 million
viewers, up 10% over season three, with 1.9 million adults 18-49 (+6%) and
2.3 million adults 25-54 (+9%).
The "Leverage" deal comes on the heels of ION's recent acquisition of
cable's other hit series "Psych," "Monk" and "House," signifying ION as a
viable after-market platform for cable net productions. The hit series
also joins ION Television's primetime schedule of the popular off-net
series "Without a Trace," "Criminal Minds," "Ghost Whisperer" and ION's
first original police drama "Flashpoint."
TCM Announces Guest Programmers for
2012, Including Jules Feiffer, Anthony Bourdain, Debra
Winger, Ellen Barkin, Spike Lee, Regis Philbin and Jim
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer,
world-renowned chef and author Anthony Bourdain, three-time
Oscar® nominee Debra Winger, Emmy®-winning actress Ellen
Barkin, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee,
Emmy-winning television icon Regis Philbin and Peabody
Award-winning journalist and news anchor Jim Lehrer are
coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in 2012 to participate
in the network's popular Guest Programmer series.
TCM's Guest Programmer showcase invites notable figures from
such fields as film, television, music and books to program
an entire night of their favorite films and present them on
the air with TCM host Robert Osborne.
"One of the things I enjoy doing most at TCM is sitting down
with people from different backgrounds to talk about movies
they love, and finding out why," said Osborne. "This year's
list of Guest Programmers is an amazing mix of remarkable
people who've chosen an intriguing mix of films for reasons
I think TCM's audience will find, in most cases, surprising
and absolutely fascinating."
TNT Greenlights New Series DALLAS
TNT to Unveil Special Sneak Preview of DALLAS Monday
During Season Premieres of THE CLOSER and RIZZOLI & ISLES
New DALLAS Stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie
Gonzalo and Brenda Strong, Along with the Return of TV Icons Larry Hagman,
Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
TNT has given the greenlight to DALLAS, an all-new series based upon one
of the most popular television dramas of all time, about the bitter
rivalries and family power struggles within a Texas oil and
cattle-ranching dynasty. Famous for its ratings-grabbing cliffhangers, the
original series was known for its wealth, seduction, scandal and
intrigues. Set in the big state of Texas, TNT¹s new DALLAS ‹ from Warner
Horizon Television ‹ also lives life large and in the fast lane and
brings a new generation of stars together with cast members from the
original drama series. The new DALLAS stars Josh Henderson (90210), Jesse
Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Julie
Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), and they
will be joined by iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman
as J.R. Ewing. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of DALLAS, which is slated to
premiere in summer 2012. TNT is unveiling today a website dedicated to the
new DALLAS series, where fans can view an online photo gallery that
features a first look into the show¹s new and returning cast. Fans can
visit the new site, http://www.dallastnt.com , to watch sneak peeks and
behind-the-scenes videos. The website will be periodically updated with
first-look photo featuring the cast of DALLAS
Update: Battle for Energy, Power, Love and Money Rages Again as TNT Starts
Production on New Series Dallas
TNT began production this week on the first season of the eagerly anticipated
new series Dallas, from Warner Horizon Television. J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen
Ewing are all back at Southfork, with plenty of secrets, schemes and betrayals
in mind. This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take
ambition and deception to a new level. The battle for power, love and the
control of Southfork will erupt again when TNT premieres the new Dallas next
To launch the start of production, cast members will provide Twitter updates
using the hashtag #tntbackontheset.
TNT's Pilot of Updated Dallas to Feature Returns of Original Series
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
Cast of Younger Dallas Generation to Include Jordana Brewster and Josh
Three iconic stars who played pivotal roles in the original version of
Dallas have joined two next-generation talents in the cast for TNT's pilot
of an update of the famed series.
The original Dallas ran from 1978 to 1991 and followed the Ewing family of
Southfork. The modern story of Dallas focuses on the Ewing offspring -
J.R. Ewing's son, John Ross, and the adopted son of Bobby and Pam Ewing,
Christopher - as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.
The updated Dallas will include original series stars Larry Hagman,
Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. Hagman gained worldwide fame for his
portrayal of oil baron J.R. Ewing. Gray played J.R.'s wife, Sue Ellen
Ewing, while Duffy portrayed J.R.'s younger brother Bobby. In the pilot
for the new Dallas, Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) will play John
Ross. Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious) will play Elena, who is involved
in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross.
FOX AND GORDON RAMSAY CHECK INTO “HOTEL HELL” (working title)
One Potato Two Potato Inc. to Produce New Unscripted Series
FOX and Chef Gordon Ramsay have checked into HOTEL HELL (working title), a
new unscripted series from Ramsay’s One Potato Two Potato Inc.
After over a decade of running restaurants in some of the top hotels
around the world, traveling the globe and running an award-winning
boutique hotel in London, Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of
surpassing guests’ highest expectations. In the series, Ramsay and a team
of hospitality experts will travel across the country to fix struggling
hotels, mediocre motels and just plain bad bed & breakfasts.
From dirty bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to incompetent staff or
customer service that’s not up to par, Ramsay and his team will work with
the hotel employees to turn these hapless establishments around. As he
tries to turn these “No”-tels into successful hotels, Ramsay – in his own
inimitable style – will go head-to-head with the owners and staff,
raising the tension to maximum capacity. With reputations on the line,
one thing is certain: if they can’t meet Ramsay’s high standards, they
will never check out of HOTEL HELL.
BET EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Gabrielle
Union has been tapped for the lead in Single Black Female,
BET's hourlong pilot from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil,
the husband-and-wife duo behind the cable network¹s hit
comedy series The Game. Written by The Game creator Mara
Brock Akil, Single Black Female chronicles the work, social
and family life of a Black woman (Union) Who is the host of
a popular 24-hour cable news network in the vein of Anderson
Cooper 360. Single Black Female is an opportunity to explore
the life of a statistic often reported but never explored.
This new Hour drama is the first to fall under the mega
production pact Akil Productions signed with BET back in
May. In addition to producing alongside his wife, Salim (The
Game, Jumping The Broom) will direct. The Akils, repped by
ICM and Stephen Barnes, also is the team behind the much
anticipated Sony movie, Sparkle, which is set to debut this
TNT Orders Second Wave of Falling Skies, Cable's #1 New Series
Epic Series from DreamWorks Television and Executive Producer Steven
Starring Noah Wyle, Scores as Major Hit in U.S. and Abroad
TNT has renewed Falling Skies, cable's #1 new series, for a second season.
The epic saga about the aftermath of an all-out invasion by an alien
military force has been a tremendous hit both domestically and
internationally. Falling Skies, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT),
stars Noah Wyle and comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and executive
producer Steven Spielberg. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second
season, which is slated to air in summer 2012.
"Falling Skies is a true standout series, from its ambitious storytelling,
high-profile cast and production team to its phenomenal success when it
comes to international and time-shifted viewing," said Michael Wright,
executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner
Classic Movies (TCM). "We're reaching new audiences with Falling Skies and
look forward to seeing where this fascinating and exciting series takes us
TNT Starts Production on Second Season of Hit
Buddy-Lawyer Drama Franklin & Bash
Season Two Guest Stars include Cybill Shepherd, Eric Mabius and Rick
TNT began production this week on the second season of its hit
buddy-lawyer series Franklin & Bash, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar
and Breckin Meyer as two young street lawyers who cause a seismic
culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. The
second season of Franklin & Bash will premiere as part of TNT’s
summer 2012 lineup. To launch production on the second season, cast
members will provide Twitter updates all week using the hashtag #tntbackontheset.
TNT Summons Hit Series Franklin & Bash for Second Season
TNT has summoned Franklin & Bash back to the stand for a second season of the hit legal drama starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. Currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Franklin & Bash ranks as one of basic cable’s top new series of the summer. Franklin & Bash is produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Jamie Tarses, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais serving as executive producers. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season.
“This summer, Franklin & Bash has broken out as a hugely entertaining series with great characters, sharp writing and a terrific cast,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming, for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “We’re thrilled that the show has drawn such a remarkably strong following and look forward to bringing it back next summer.”
Starts Production on Second Season of Hit Buddy-Lawyer Drama Franklin & Bash
Season Two Guest Stars include Cybill Shepherd, Eric Mabius and Rick Fox
TNT began production this week on the second season of its hit buddy-lawyer
series Franklin & Bash, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer as two
young street lawyers who cause a seismic culture clash when they join a
legendary, button-down law firm. The second season of Franklin & Bash will
premiere as part of TNT’s summer 2012 lineup. To launch production on the second
season, cast members will provide Twitter updates all week using the hashtag #tntbackontheset.
In Franklin & Bash, Meyer plays Jared Franklin, who loves sticking it to
authority every chance he gets. Gosselaar is Peter Bash, who has a knack for
connecting with judge and jury. The series also stars Malcolm McDowell as
Stanton Infeld, a Renaissance man and the patriarch of the law firm. Also
starring are Dana Davis, Kumail Nanjiani, Reed Diamond and Garcelle Beauvais.
Three-time Golden Globe® winner Cybill Shepherd, Eric Mabius and Rick Fox will
guest star in an episode of the upcoming season. In the episode, Peter and Jared
will be assigned to defend one of Infeld’s many ex-wives. To do so, they will
have to face off against Jango & Rossi, the B-list version of themselves.
TNT Acquires Hit Crime Drama Castle
In its latest high-profile acquisition, TNT has secured the exclusive off-network cable rights to the hit series, Castle, from Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Castle, which just completed its third highly rated season on ABC, is a crime drama starring Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Desperate Housewives) and Stana Katic (Quantum of Solace, TNT’s The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice). Castle (seasons 1 & 2) will begin airing on TNT in summer 2012. As part of TNT’s TV Everywhere rollout, Castle will also be available for online viewing through mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices.
“With the addition of Castle, TNT continues to build a collection of hit shows that will perfectly complement our high-profile original series,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
TNT’s deal for Castle follows on the heels of the network’s recent acquisition of Hawaii Five-0, which will join the TNT lineup in 2014. TNT has also landed the popular series The Mentalist, which recently enjoyed a strong opening in its Wednesday 7-9 p.m. timeslot.
Castle centers on the life of Richard Castle (Fillion) – a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother. He was creatively blocked until the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books. Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work.
THE CW ORDERS THREE NEW REALITY SERIES TO JOIN ITS BIGGEST SUMMER SCHEDULE EVER
New Series "The Star Next Door," "Breaking Pointe" and "The Catalina" Join "Oh Sit!" on The CW's Summer Slate
March 5, 2012 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today ordered three new
original reality series for summer 2012: The Star Next Door, a nationwide
music competition series from Queen Latifah; Breaking Pointe, an inside
look at the competitive world of ballet; and THE CATALINA, which follows
the employees and guests at a rocking Miami hotel. These three new shows
will join the previously announced game show OH SIT! on The CW's most
aggressive summer slate ever. Premiere dates and times will be announced
at a later date.
"One of my first goals here at The CW was to increase the number of hours
of original programming, both throughout the season and during the summer.
With these four new reality series, we're launching our biggest summer
schedule yet which will boost our circulation during the summer months and
provide us with a promotional platform for our fall launch," said Mark
Pedowitz, President, The CW.
From executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah and executive
producer Dave Broome ("The Biggest Loser"), THE STAR NEXT DOOR will go on
a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom. In
this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including
pop legend Gloria Estefan and country star John Rich, will travel to where
the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local
performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city
on stage, live, in front of America. THE STAR NEXT DOOR is produced by
CBS' Raquel Productions, 25/7 Productions and Flavor Unit Entertainment.
Additional mentors and host will be announced at a later time.
BREAKING POINTE goes behind the stage curtain for an intense, unfiltered
look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country,
Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beneath the beauty and glamour of
the dance and costumes is a gritty dog-eat-dog world of extreme
athleticism, focus, dedication, passion, pressure and, of course, the hunt
for the unattainable...perfection. Kate Shepherd ("Big Brother: According
to Russell Brand") and Bill Langworthy ("The City") are executive
producers. Izzie Pick Ashcroft and Jane Tranter are executive producers
for BBC Worldwide Productions. BREAKING POINTE is from BBC Worldwide
With a nightlife as hot as the sun-soaked beaches during
the day, THE CATALINA centers on the young, wild staff of The Catalina
hotel in Miami's South Beach. The fun-loving group, who form their own
dysfunctional family unit, run a glamorous destination hotel while
partying even harder than their guests. Eric Bischoff ("iMPACT
Wrestling," "Confessions of a Teen Idol") and Jason Hervey ("iMPACT
Wrestling," "Confessions of a Teen Idol") are executive producers. THE
CATALINA is from Bischoff Hervey Entertainment.
OH SIT! is a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, in
which 20 thrill-seeking daredevils race head-to-head through five
physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each
compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the
hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the
cash prize. OH SIT! is created and executive produced by Phil Gurin ("The
Singing Bee," "Shark Tank," "The Weakest Link"), Richard Joel and Deena
Dill. The series is from The Gurin Company and 405 Productions.
NIGEL LYTHGOE ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY
FIRST SLATE OF DEVELOPMENT DEALS ALREADY IN PLACE
Los Angeles, CA - September 2011 - Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of
"American Idol" and Co-creator, Judge and Executive Producer of "So You
Think You Can Dance," announced today that he has changed the name of his
production company to Nigel Lythgoe Productions (NLP). NLP is the
successor to his previous production entity, Big Red 2 Entertainment,
whose credits include "CMT's Next Superstar" and "Carrie Underwood: An
All-Star Holiday Special."
A joint venture with 19 Entertainment, NLP already has a slate of
unscripted and scripted projects in place, with two presentations at E!,
negotiations ongoing at numerous networks including truTV, and a pilot at
CBS called "Secret Fortune," which is an American version of the popular
U.K. format and features iconic entertainer Donny Osmond as host. NLP has
a family-centered competition show, "We Are Family," at The CW, in
conjunction with Dick Clark Prods. The company is also developing multiple
unscripted projects, including with heavy metal icon Alice Cooper, as well
as Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and executive producer Kim
Kardashian, and leading sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman.
"CMT's Next Superstar," a co-production with Legacy Prods., has been
picked up for a second season, set to air in June 2012.
TNT Begins Production on Perception, New Drama
Series Starring Emmy® Winner Eric McCormack
TNT began production this week on its intriguing new original series
Perception, starring Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner
Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Who Is Clark Rockefeller?). The series
about an eccentric neuroscientist who helps solve complex criminal
cases also stars Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That), Arjay Smith
(The Day After Tomorrow) and Kelly Rowan (The O.C.). TNT has ordered
10 episodes of Perception, which will join the network’s lineup in
In Perception, McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist
and professor recruited to help the federal government crack
difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and
masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary
ability to read people, but his eccentric view of the world and
less-than-stellar social skills can often interfere with his work.
Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student and
the person responsible for recruiting him to work for the
government. Smith plays Max Lewicki, the teaching assistant whose
primary job is to keep Pierce in line and on task. Rowan is Natalie
Vincent, Pierce’s best friend and every bit his intellectual equal.
In addition, award-winning actor LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The
Next Generation) will play a recurring role as Paul Haley, a dean at
Perception, which comes to TNT from ABC Studios, was created by
executive producer Kenneth Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Smallville)
and co-executive producer Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Enterprise), with
McCormack serving as producer. Alan Poul (Six Feet Under) directed
and served as executive producer for the pilot. David Eagleman, a
professor at Baylor School of Medicine and author of the New York
Times Top 10 bestseller Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain,
serves as a technical consultant on the series.
CBS "THE AMAZING RACE" TO MAKE ITS 20TH TREK AROUND THE GLOBE
Season 19 of the Multi-Emmy Winning Series Will Premiere this Fall on CBS;
Season 20 Will Air in Spring 2012
CBS has ordered the 20th installment of the seven-time Emmy Award-winning reality series, THE AMAZING RACE, hosted
by Phil Keoghan, for broadcast during the 2011-2012 season.
THE AMAZING RACE concluded its 18th installment, "Unfinished Business," on May 8, 2011, which featured
former fan favorites returning for a second shot at the one million dollar prize. During the season finale, sisters LaKisha
Hoffman and Jennifer Hoffman narrowly ousted Herb Lang and Nate Lofton (the Harlem Globetrotters) to win the Race.
Starz Commands Second Season for New Original Drama
Series "Boss" Prior to October 21 Series Premiere
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz
Entertainment has ordered a 10-episode second season of the
much-anticipated original drama series, "Boss," prior to the series
premiere on October 21 at 10PM ET/PT on STARZ. Produced by Lionsgate
Television and created by Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto), the drama
stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winner and television icon Kelsey
Grammer headlining his first dramatic series. The premiere episode
also marks the television directorial debut of acclaimed filmmaker
Gus Van Sant. Over the course of its eight-episode first season,
"Boss" follows Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Grammer), who holds sway over
just about everything in his city. When faced with a terrible secret
that threatens to topple his power, his true character is revealed:
it's not power that drives Tom Kane, but his fear of losing it.
Production on the second season of "Boss" is expected to begin early
"The first time we read Farhad's script, we knew we had to make
'Boss,'" said Starz President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris
Albrecht. "With each episode, the story grew richer, and the cast
continued to turn in breakthrough performances. Led by Kelsey and
Farhad, this creative team is giving us dramatic storytelling at its
very best. For our viewers, we felt it important to start working on
the next season as soon as possible."
"This early vote of confidence from our partners at Starz is
extremely gratifying and reflects the tremendous work of all those
involved with 'Boss' on both sides of the camera," said Kevin Beggs,
president of Lionsgate Television Group. "Kelsey's dramatic turn in
this series is a powerful and radical departure from his previous
television roles and we can't wait for viewers to be drawn into his
TBS Puts Fanboys & Physicists to the
Test In New Unscripted Competition Series King of the Nerds
TBS, which has basked in the glory of nerd-dom with the
enormously popular acquired sitcom The Big Bang Theory, is
now ready to take things to the next level. TBS has greenlit
the new unscripted competition series King of the Nerds,
hosted by two of the stars of the movie blockbuster Revenge
of the Nerds, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.
TBS has ordered eight episodes of King of the Nerds, which
is being executive-produced by Ben Silverman (The Biggest
Loser, The Office) and Jimmy Fox (Mob Wives) of Electus,
Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race), Tod Mesirow (MythBusters)
and Craig Armstrong (Survivor) of 5X5 Media, as well as
Carradine and Armstrong. The show is slated to premiere in
early 2013. Electus International, the global distribution
arm of Electus, will distribute the series internationally.
King of the Nerds is primed to become television's ultimate
nerd-off. The show invites competitors spanning the full
nerd spectrum to come together to face challenges that will
test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture
prowess. The nerds will first compete as teams before moving
on to individual challenges, all with the goal of being
named the quintessential master of all things nerdy.
THE POWER BEHIND THE PRESIDENCY, HISTORY IN THEIR OWN WORDS
'THE GATEKEEPERS' BREAK THEIR SILENCE EXCLUSIVELY TO DISCOVERY
A World Premiere Television Special Event Coming 2013
(Silver Spring, Md.) There's the power of the presidency and then there's
the power of the men behind the president. Discovery lifts the curtain
for the extraordinary behind the scenes history of the White House Chiefs
of Staff in THE GATEKEEPERS, a world premiere television special event
coming in 2013.
From the acclaimed filmmaking team of brothers Gedeon and Jules Naudet
(9/11, In God's Name) and Peabody Award-winning news producer Chris
Whipple (60 Minutes, ABC News), comes an unprecedented series looking at
the key moments, the quiet conversations, back room bargains and heated
debates that made history and have never been heard before until now. In
addition, Pulitzer Prize winning White House photographer David Hume
Kennerly serves as producer of THE GATEKEEPERS, lending his extraordinary
body of work to tell this rich, untold history.
"When Discovery does history it's about great storytelling. That's why I
am so excited about THE GATEKEEPERS. We are working with the best
filmmakers in the business, offering the ultimate insider's guide to the
modern presidency," said Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery and
SETH MACFARLANE TO LAUNCH “COSMOS: A SPACE-TIME
ODYSSEY” IN 2013 ON FOX
New 13-Part Docu-Series Pays Homage to Carl Sagan’s Award-Winning
National Geographic Channel to Air Same-Night Encores
More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos,” Carl Sagan’s
stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by
science, FOX sets off on a voyage for the stars with COSMOS: A
SPACE-TIME ODYSSEY. Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD) has
teamed up with Sagan’s original creative collaborators –
writer/producer Ann Druyan and astrophysicist Steven Soter – to
conceive a 13-part “docu-series” that will serve as a successor to
the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series.
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS: A
SPACE-TIME ODYSSEY will blast off on the FOX schedule in 2013.
Sometime in the future--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.”
FASHION WAITS FOR NO ONE!
LIFETIME WORKS IT BY GREENLIGHTING NEW
UNSCRIPTED SERIES 24 HOUR CATWALK
FEATURING FASHION LUMINARIES ALEXA CHUNG,
CYNTHIA ROWLEY, DEREK BLASBERG AND JAMES LaFORCE
10 EPISODES ORDERED FOR NEW FASHION COMPETITION SERIES
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 13, 2011) - On the heels of Lifetime's
success with its Emmy(r) Award nominated Project Runway, the network has
picked up the all-new unscripted competition series 24 Hour Catwalk, it
was announced today by Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of
Hosted by television personality Alexa Chung, each episode of 24 Hour
Catwalk gives four talented designers the chance to compete to create
their own collection...in just one day. After a first cut challenge and
elimination that will test their innovation and aesthetic, the competition
whittles down to two, each tasked with creating a themed collection for
their own star-studded runway show. Contestants will be on pins and
needles when they, along with help of 24 Hour Catwalk's talented and
opinionated sewing team, must prepare to showcase their three-piece
collection to the program's judges, including renowned designer Cynthia
Rowley, New York Times best-selling author and fashion editor Derek
Blasberg and power publicist James LaForce. As the clock ticks down, 24
Hour Catwalk will find out who has the vision, the talent and the
endurance to put it all on the line in hopes of winning a cash prize and
the chance to become the next "it" name in fashion.
Lifetime has ordered ten one-hour episodes of 24 Hour Catwalk, which
will be produced by Jane Street Entertainment with Linda Lea and Donna
Macletchie, and Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Colleen Conway of Lifetime
USA NETWORK EXPANDS ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
WITH TWO NEW COMEDY PILOTS
DOUGLAS McGRATH PROJECT and PAGING DR. FREED
Are Network’s Foray Into Half-Hour Comedy
NEW YORK – September 13, 2011 – As USA closes out its biggest summer ever with a sixth straight win as #1 in cable, the network delivers on its commitment to expand its ambitious programming slate with the cast-contingent green light of two comedy pilots, the UNTITLED DOUGLAS McGRATH PROJECT and PAGING DR. FREED. Announced today by USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, the two pilots, from diverse auspices including Nathan Lane, Douglas McGrath, Michael Feldman and Katy McCaffrey, mark the network’s foray into half-hour comedy.
“The pick up of these half-hour comedy pilots underscores our commitment to broadening the appeal of USA’s entertainment brand,” said McCumber and Wachtel. "We're excited to be collaborating with some of the most distinct voices in the business as we open up to new genres.”
UNTITLED DOUGLAS McGRATH PROJECT (aka ON WE GO) is a half-hour single camera comedy about an unlucky actor whose Broadway aspirations must be put on hold when he returns to his Texas hometown upon his father's health taking a turn for the worse. Two-time Emmy® winning actor Nathan Lane (“The Birdcage,” “The Producers”) will serve as executive producer and is in negotiations to star. Academy Award®-nominee Douglas McGrath (“Bullets Over Broadway,” “Emma,” “I Don’t Know How She Does It”) will write and executive produce the pilot from Universal Cable Productions.
PAGING DR. FREED is a half-hour comedy about two brothers who take over the reins of their father's medical practice after his untimely death. From Fox 21, Michael Feldman (“That’s So Raven,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”) will write and executive produce. Katy McCaffrey and Brad Johnson will serve as producers.
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
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
Page updated 8/12/12
older primetime news
Back to the Main Primetime TV Page
Other primetime news pages on our site:
Brothers & Sisters,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Drew Carey Show,
Law & Order,
Lois & Clark,
Mad About You,
Queer As Folk,
Current Primetime TV show Spoiler Pages:
Brothers & Sisters,
Law & Order,