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Ben Affleck & Glenn Gordon Caron Crime Drama Gets Fox Pilot Order, Affleck To Helm
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: One of the hottest filmmakers, Oscar winner Ben Affleck, and one of the best-regarded series creators, Glenn Gordon Caron, have teamed for The Middle Man, a crime drama series.
‘SOA’ Creator Kurt Sutter Reacts To PTC Outrage Over Season Debut
By Lisa De Moraes – Kurt Sutter responded this afternoon to those who have savaged his Sons of Anarchy season debut over its school shooting scene.
‘Breaking Bad’ Saul Goodman Spinoff A Go At AMC, Will Serve As Prequel To Original
By Nellie Andreeva – Breaking Bad‘s Saul Goodman will live on at AMC. After lengthy negotiations, the cable network and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV have reached a licensing agreement…
Angry ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan Sues “Deceptive” Apple Over iTunes Season Pass
By Dominic Patten – In a clumsy cash grab, Apple has rubbed one Walter White fan the wrong way and it could come back to haunt the tech company to the tune of big bucks.
USA’s Jeff Wachtel Named President & Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment; Chris McCumber Becomes USA President
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: USA Network veteran Jeff Wachtel is getting a bigger role in the recently merged NBCUniversal entertainment cable operations under chairman Bonnie Hammer.
Les Moonves: CBS Felt No Financial Harm From Time Warner Cable Fight
By David Lieberman – “You will see at our third quarter earnings that there was no harm done to CBS Corporation,” the company chief told investors at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference about the 32-day blackout on Time Warner Cable systems.
Ryan Seacrest Crosses His Fingers As ‘Million Second Quiz’ Returns After Epic App Crash
By Lisa De Moraes – “Last night so many of you were playing along on your MSQ apps that you actually crashed the system,” Ryan Seacrest raved at the top of tonight’s Million Second Quiz – the new game show that was supposed to showcase NBC’s social TV cutting-edge-ness but instead embarrassed the network in its premiere one night earlier.
CW Developing Drama About Transgender Teenager From Producer Michael London
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: The CW is taking on a controversial subject with ZE, a drama project centering on a transgender teenager.
Fox Seeks A Single Partner To Buy ‘The Simpsons’ Cable Syndication Rights
By David Lieberman – The animated series is “the greatest television asset of all time, and certainly of the generation,” 20th Century Fox Television chairman Gary Newman told investors today at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference.
Up To 100 Style Employees Face Potential Exit In Esquire Rebranding
By Nellie Andreeva – As the top brass of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment kept its plan for switching the Esquire rebrand from G4 to Style very close to the vest, Monday’s announcement of the switcheroo caught most of the employees of the fashion/pop culture cable network by surprise with no contingency plans.
Fox News’ ‘The Five’ On Scott Pelley’s Mistake & How Hollywood Gets It Wrong
By Dominic Patten – Just over two years on the air, Fox News Channel’s The Five airs its 555th show tonight. It debuted July 11, 2011 as a replacement for Glenn Beck and was made a permanent part of the Fox News lineup in October 2011.
Endemol Studios Acquires Rights To French Crime Drama ‘Engrenages’ To Adapt For U.S.
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Endemol Studios has closed a deal to develop and produce an English-language adaptation of the hit French crime thriller series Engrenages.
Streaming Service FilmOn X Denied Halt To Broadcasters’ Injunction
By Dominic Patten – That’s three legal losses in a row for FilmOn X in a week. Today the D.C. District Court denied emergency stay motions by the company and its CEO Alki David against an almost nationwide injunction from a case launched by Fox Television Stations, ABC and NBC.
‘The Killing’ Cancelled By AMC: No Season 4
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: It’s déjà vu all over again. A year after AMC cancelled The Killing after two seasons, the network has done it again following the mystery drama’s third season.