Ducks and sharks made waves on cable, Hillary Clinton was at the center of a different kind of partisan battle, and there were ramifications as the game of chicken between Time Warner Cable and CBS continued with football season looming. Those were some of the top TV stories that Deadline ran during the past week. Take a read here:
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: The beards of the stars from A&E‘s mega hit Duck Dynasty probably grew a few inches while their lengthy salary renegotiations were going on, but I’ve learned that the talks have successfully concluded with new deals, just in time for the series’ fourth season premiere.
By Nellie Andreeva – On Friday, ABC Studios closed a put pilot commitment deal at CBS for Gorgeous Morons, a multi-camera comedy from Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Danny Chun, which the studio only shopped to outside networks.
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: While NBC is grappling with controversy triggered by its planned miniseries about Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton, CBS is putting in development a drama series about a fictional female Secretary of State.
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: 30 Rock creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock are back in business together and with NBC, backing another female-centered workplace project by a young female comedy writer.
By David Lieberman – 21st Century Fox execs had better pray that CBS crushes Time Warner Cable in their now week-long program carriage contract dispute.
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Andre Holland (42), Juliet Rylance (Sinister), Eve Hewson (Enough Said) and Michael Angarano (Empire State) are set to co-star opposite Clive Owen in Cinemax‘s 10-part series The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Feature and TV director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is set to direct the opening episode of the upcoming NBC pirate drama Crossbones starring John Malkovich.