Daily Archives : Jan 20, 2014

Cable Channel Renews Five Original Series

The Esquire Network has renewed five original series for second seasons, including the cooking competition show “Knife Fight” and the craft brew series “Brew Dogs,” reports TheWrap.com. “Knife Fight” will return for 24 episodes, while “Brew Dogs” will return for…

Amazon Will Turn Sexy 1960s Sci-Fi Film Into a TV Series

Amazon has a project in he works to develop a series based on a sexy 1960s science-fiction movie. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports exclusively: "Gaumont International Television’s ‘Barbarella’ has been set up at Amazon Studios, which has taken in…

Why So Much Instability Behind the Cameras on NBC’s High-Profile Upcoming J.J. Abrams Series? Abrams Offers His Reasons

J.J. Abrams offered an explanation for the high rate of showrunner churn on his upcoming midseason NBC drama “Believe” after hearing accusations that the turnover was a sign of trouble. Lisa de Moraes writes on Deadline.com that Abrams attributed the…

Critics Choice Movie Awards Help Firm Up Handicapping for the Oscars

The quirks of this year’s awards season calendar, with the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards coming just four days after the Golden Globes and on the eve of the Academy Awards nominations announcement, served to cement the favorites and…

Critics Choice Movie Awards Firm Up the Handicapping for the Oscars

A recent awards ceremony — the Critics Choice Movie Awards, held Jan. 16 — helped firm up which movies and actors are the ones to watch in the runup to the Academy Awards. Among the stronger contenders, based on the…

NBC Gives Series Order to Oz-Themed ‘Emerald City,’ Greenlights Katherine Heigl Project

NBC has given a series order to the Oz-themed “Emerald City,” which is said to be a dark and modern take on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” along the lines of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” reports Deadline.com. The drama will…

Reality Television Personality Dead at 49

A TV personality who was one of the most popular cast members on a cable reality series has died. Variety reports that Roy Garber, a regular on the A&E series "Shipping Wars," died Friday after suffering a heart attack. A&E…

Potential Game Changer: CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and Turner Reportedly All Make Bids For NFL’s Thursday Night Football Package

"All four of the NFL’s network partners have bid on the Thursday night television package, a person with knowledge of the bidding process told the Associated Press on Sunday." The AP story adds: "The league has used its NFL Network…

First Guest, First Musical Act Set for Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

Jimmy Fallon, who will take over NBC’s “Tonight Show” next month, has the guest lineup set for his first show. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Fallow will have actor Will Smith on as his first guest, while the…

New ‘Bachelor’ Star Has Harsh Words for Gay People

Juan Pablo Galavis, the new star of ABC’s “Bachelor,” aired his views on gay people during a network party Friday, when The TV Page asked him whether gay people should be featured on the show. His answer: “I don’t think…