Jun 27, 2005  •  Post A Comment


Ryan Devlin has been tapped as host for “ET on MTV” and “ET on VH1.” Mr. Devlin will report on music, television, film and fashion for the newsmagazine show. Mr. Devlin previously had a recurring role on The WB’s “Grounded for Life” in 2004. … Alan Cumming will appear in six episodes of Showtime’s “The L Word.” Mr. Cumming portrays Billie Blaikie, a promiscuous, business-savvy party promoter who is hired by Kit Porter (Pam Grier) to manage her restaurant/nightclub. New episodes are scheduled to premiere in 2006. … Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Michael Rodgers, Bruce Davison and Sam Neill will star in Sci Fi’s “The Triangle.” Dean Devlin and Bryan Singer will serve as executive producers. Production on the six-hour miniseries is under way in Cape Town, South Africa. “The Triangle” is produced by Mr. Devlin’s Electric Entertainment and will premiere in December. … Matthew Perry will host the 2005 ESPY Awards. The 13th annual award show will air July 17 at 9 p.m. (ET) from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. … Former Mexican soccer star and sports columnist Félix “El Gato” Fernández was named host of Univision’s “República Deportiva.” Mr. Fernández joins the anchor team of Fernando Fiore and Rosana Franco on the weekend sports program. “República Deportiva” airs Sundays on the Univision Network at 11 a.m. (ET).


Former “Without a Trace” showrunner Ed Redlich has inked a two-year overall deal with Paramount Network Television. Mr. Redlich will develop and produce series projects. Previously, Mr. Redlich served as an executive producer for The WB’s “Felicity” and ABC’s “The Practice.” … Paul Jackson (“Nanny 911”) and Curt Northrup (“Celebrity Fit Club”) are executive producing “I’m a Celebrity but I Want to Be a Pop Star” for NBC. The unscripted talent competition series will feature stars from feature films, television and sports living out their dreams of becoming a pop star and performing in front of a voting audience. Granada America will produce the series.


Lou Wallach has been promoted to senior VP of original programming and development for Comedy Central. Mr. Wallach will report to Lauren Corrao, executive VP of original programming and development. Mr. Wallach will be responsible for the development and supervision of original programming on the East Coast. … Amy Baker was promoted to senior VP of Discovery Solutions, a division dedicated to large-scale, cross-platform advertising sales partnerships. Ms. Baker will report to Scott McGraw, executive VP of advertising sales for Discovery Networks, U.S. Ms. Baker will be responsible for providing clients with comprehensive solutions to reach their business objectives.