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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron In Development Deal With Broadway’s Shubert Organization

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Sound of Music and upcoming Peter Pan producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed a three-year development and production deal with Broadway powerhouse The Shubert Organization, they all announced today. Here's the release: BROADWAY'S SHUBERT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES A DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION AGREEMENT WITH PRODUCERS CRAIG ZADAN & NEIL MERON NEW YORK (October 23, 2014) — The Shubert Organization has signed a three-year development/production deal with producers Craig… Read

James Corden Debuts March 9 On CBS Late Night; ‘X Factor’/One Direction Producer Ben Winston To Exec Produce


Ben Winston, currently exec producer of the UK version of The X Factor will executive produce James Corden's late night show, debuting on CBS on March 9, the network announced this morning. The show will be shot in Los Angeles at CBS Television City, the network said, ending speculation Corden, well known in Broadway circles, might do the show from New York. Winston met and became close friends with Corden when they were 17, and they have collaborated on many projects… Read


World Series Game 2 Ratings Fall From 2013, ‘The 100′ Craters In Return, ‘Arrow’ Up, ‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Steady

2014 World Series: Game 2 San Francisco Giants v. Kansas City Royals

Things certainly turned around in Game 2 of the 2014 World Series last night - at least for the Kanas City Royals. Not only did the Royals come back from a shattering loss in Game 1 to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2. For Fox, the ratings were a lot like the less than winning results of Game 1. Last night's game was down double digits from 2013 and matched with the comparable game of the low 2012 series. In fast nationals, the 8 PM – 11 PM game at Ewing M. Kauffman… Read


‘CSI’ Order Trimmed: Is This The End?

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The current 15th season of CSI will consist of 18 episodes, the first time the long-running crime drama has produced fewer than a full-season 22 episodes outside of the writers strike-impacted 2007-08 season. The order trim, first reported by TVLine, was part of a flex plan put in place in May, with the network nowtriggering the option to go down to 18 episodes. The rational is understandable — none of CBS' new fall dramas failed, and the network has three 13-episode… Read


Lauren Zalaznick Joins Penguin Random House Board: Publishing

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The publishing giant today announced that the former NBCUniversal exec and film producer Zalaznick has been named to its board of directors. Here's the release:  NEW YORK, NY, October 23, 2014 — Media and entertainment industry executive Lauren Zalaznick has been appointed as the first independent Board member of Penguin Random House, the world's largest international trade book publisher. Ms. Zalaznick has devoted her 30-year career to transforming the cultural landscape… Read


Kelly McCreary Upped To Regular On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’


It's been a fast rise for Kelly McCreary on veteran ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. After making her debut in the last two episodes of last season and appearing in virtually episode so far this season, McCreary has been promoted to regular on the series, now in its 11th season. She will continue  as Dr. Maggie Pierce, the new head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and half-sister to Meredith Grey (Ellen Pomeo). McCreary, who co-starred on another medical drama, the CW' Emily Owe… Read


‘Real Housewives’ Teresa Giudice Must Serve Sentence At ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Prison

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Turns out ignorance has proved no excuse for Teresa Giudice once again in her conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud case. The same judge who sentenced The Real Housewives Of New Jersey cast member to 15-months behind bars on October 2 has now refused Giudice's attempt to serve some of her time in a halfway house. In fact Judge Esther Salas reveled on Wednesday that she's sending Giudice to the minimum-security camp that served as the basis for the prison in Netflix's Orange Is T… Read


Martin Scorsese & Amir Bar-Lev Truckin’ On Grateful Dead Documentary Film

Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead will celebrate the band's 50th anniversary with an authorized feature documentary that will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, helmer of the superb films The Tillman Story and most recently the Penn State football scandal Happy Valley. Martin Scorsese, whose own rock docus have provided the template for how to make these kinds of movies, will be executive producer along with Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Andrew Heller, Sanford Heller, and Rick Yorn. Longtime… Read


Keira Knightley Sets Broadway Debut As Thérèse Raquin At Roundabout Theatre Co.

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Score a huge one for Todd Haimes, longtime artistic director of the nonprofit Roundabout empire. The company, which operates three Broadway venues, will launch its 50th anniversary season next October with Keira Knightley as Emile Zola's adulterous heroine, in Thérèse Raquin, perennial catnip for playwrights and screenwriters. Haimes commissioned the latest adaptation, by Helen Edmundsen. It was first presented in summer 2014 at the UK's Bath Theatre Royal (Knightley was… Read


TWC Acquires April Prosser Script ‘Plus One’

The Weinstein Company acquired rights to Plus One, the April Prosser scripted comedy that is being produced by Gloria Sanchez Productions, the division of Gary Sanchez Productions dedicated to female-driven film and TV projects. Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are lead producers. Prosser's script The One That Got Away made the 2012 Black List and got bought by Amazon Studios. Julie Rapaport and Melissa Wells will oversee Plus One for TWC. The script is about a… Read


Kyle Killen Inks First-Look Deal With Paramount TV


Paramount Television, in tandem with Anonymous Content, has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Kyle Killen, creator of Lone Star, Awake and Mind Games, and his recently launched company Chapter Eleven. The pact stems from a three-year first-look deal Paramount TV inked in May with True Detective producer Anonymous Content, which manages Killen. Under the pact, Paramount TV will have first crack at producing and distributing scripted series developed by Chapter… Read


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