‘Salvation’ Ratings Down, ‘Carmichael’ Even & CBS Wins Night
There was not a lot of what anyone would call big change on the dial last night among the Big Four's Wednesday primetime from last week. Like on July 19, CBS won the night and Big Brother (1.7.9) was the highest rated and, with 6.29 million tuning in, the most watched show of Wednesday.
However, down 18% overall from last week to a 0.9/4, the House of Moonves did see a bit of a demo shutter for the veteran reality show with a decline of a tenth from July 19's fast… Read
AMC Developing 1990s Chicago Drama Series From Ben Watkins With Ed Burns Set To Exec Produce & Co-Star
AMC has put in development Gang Leader for a Day, a drama series from Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, Ed Burns and Radar.
Written by Watkins based on Sudhir Venkatesh's best-selling book, with Burns set to executive produce and act in a supporting role, Gang Leader for a Day centers on Sudhir, a wide-eyed, ambitious young grad student who enters the nation's largest public housing project to conduct a survey on what it means to be "black and poor in America.” He's taken… Read
Showtime Orders Boston 1990s Crime Drama Pilot From Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, Gavin O’Connor To Direct
Showtime has given an official pilot order to City On A Hill, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and directed and executive produced by Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Warrior).
Written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler) based on an original idea by Affleck and MacLean, City On A Hill is set in Boston in the early ’90s when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, in which corruption and racism was the norm… Read
‘Absentia’ Trailer: First Look At Stana Katic Crime Thriller On AXN
“Conrad Harlow is found guilty of the murder of Special Agent Emily Byrne.” Except, Emily is alive. And so begins the first trailer for Absentia, a 10-episode straight-to-series crime thriller for Sony Pictures Television Networks' AXN.
Written/executive produced by Matt Cirulnick, based on a pilot script originally written by Gaia Violo, Absentia centers on an FBI agent (Stana Katic) who, while hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, disappears without a… Read
It’s Official: Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’ Will Close New York Film Festival
UPDATE Thursday AM: Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel will have its world premiere as the Closing Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 14. Amazon Studios will release Wonder Wheel on December 1, 2017, the first film the studio will distribute independently.
"I'm not quite sure what I expected when I sat down to watch Wonder Wheel, but when the lights came up I was speechless,” said NYFF Director and Selection Committee Chair… Read
‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ Gets Fall Premiere Date On truTV
TruTV has set a fall premiere date for At Home with Amy Sedaris. The 10-episode comedy series co-created by Sedaris and Paul Dinello will debut at 10:30 PM Tuesday, October 24. The date was announced today during Turner's TCA session.
Each episode will center on a traditional theme in which the Stranger Than Candy co-creator shows off her diverse – but necessary — homemaking skills, such as entertaining the grieving, the craft of lovemaking and cooking without pots and… Read
Van Jones & Charles D. King’s Macro To Produce Political TV Drama Series ‘Indivisible’
Van Jones (The Messy Truth With Van Jones) and Charles D. King's Macro are teaming to produce Indivisible (working title), an hourlong political drama set to begin production in 2018.
Written by Hank Chilton (Nip/Tuck, Covert Affairs), Indivisible is described as a smart, sexy one-hour drama that takes a fresh approach to the dynamics in Washington by following an unlikely young couple who come to occupy the White House, as well as the enterprising go-getters and… Read
‘The Tiger Hunter’ Trailer & Release Date: Lena Khan Comedy From Shout! Factory – Update
UPDATED, 8:48 AM: Shout! Factory has set a September 22 release date for The Tiger Hunter and released a poster and trailer (watch it above). Lena Khan's comedy will open in New York, Los Angeles and select major markets.
PREVIOUSLY, April 25: Lena Khan's comedy feature, The Tiger Hunter has been acquired by the Shout! Factory for all distribution avenues in North America, including theatrical. Written by Sameer Gardezi and directed by Khan (who co-wrote), the film is a… Read
‘Animal Kingdom’ Renewed For Season Three At TNT — TCA
TNT has renewed their original drama series Animal Kingdom for a third season. The series stars Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon, and Carolina Guerra. The finale of the second season will air on August 29 with the third season eyeing a 2018 launch date.
“The Cody family’s drama keeps bringing more and more viewers back for more,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of… Read
TNT & TBS Unveil Fall 2017 Premiere Dates For ‘Good Behavior,’ ‘Search Party’, New Tracy Morgan Comedy ‘The Last O.G.’
TNT has announced the season two premiere date for the drama Good Behavior while TBS has dropped premiere dates for their expansive slate of comedies.
The TNT drama starring award-winning actress Michelle Dockery will return on Sunday October 15 at 9 p.m. The series thief and con artist Letty Raines, whose life is always one wrong turn or one bad decision away from implosion. Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney, Lusia Strus and Joey Kern also star in the seductive drama, which… Read
‘Angie Tribeca’ Renewed For Season 4 On TBS – TCA
“Tribeca, Geils — get the hell in here!” Prepare to hear that oft-shouted line from Captain Atkins at least a few more times because TBS has greenlighted a 10-episode fourth season of Angie Tribeca for 2018. The cable network also said at TCA that Bobby Cannavale is joining the cop spoof “in a shameless attempt to grab some much-deserved awards attention.” No word on his character.
The series created by EPs Nancy and Steve Carell subscribes to the deadpan… Read
Patty Jenkins To Direct & Chris Pine To Star In TNT Series ‘One Day She’ll Darken’
The Wonder Woman duo of director Patty Jenkins and male lead Chris Pine are reuniting for One Day She’ll Darken, a six-episode limited drama, which has received a straight-to-series order at TNT, the network announced at TCA.
Jenkins is set to direct the pilot and potentially additional episodes, and Pine is attached to star in all six hours. Jenkins’ husband, writer Sam Sheridan, author of A Fighter’s Heart and The Disaster Diaries, has written the series, which was… Read