‘France’s Got Talent’ Season Suspended After Judge Accused Of Sexual Harassment
French television station M6 is suspending La France a un incroyable talent — the country’s version of America’s Got Talent — for the remainder of its season after one of the show’s judges was accused of sexual harassment.
The judge, Gilbert Rozon, is also the president of Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival, and announced his resignation from that and other posts yesterday. (Watch a clip of Rozon on the talent show above).
In a statement written in French, Rozon… Read
WGA East Blasts ITV America For Refusing To Negotiate “Union Security”
The WGA East is accusing ITV America of employing the tactics of right-wing union-busters in the union’s ongoing attempts to get the company to negotiate a fair contract for writers/producers employed on reality TV shows such as Pawn Stars, Counting Cars and Tiny House Nation. The guild says that the main roadblock to a deal is the company’s refusal to negotiate a contract that includes a “union security” clause that requires every member of the bargaining union to become… Read
Talpa Preps ‘Lost In Translation’ Global Reality Format & ‘The Voice Senior’ – Mipcom
Big Brother creator John de Mol is tackling a new type of social experiment. At Mipcom today, Talpa unveiled details of Lost In Translation, billed as a first-ever global reality format.
The ambitious show drops 12 contestants on a remote island where they must work together to build a boat, get to the mainland and find a big treasure within 30 days. The catch? For each contestant there is only one other person on the island who speaks their language. The other… Read
Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin, Joins Anderson Cooper On CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special
Andy Cohen will co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration with Anderson Cooper. Cohen, best known as host and EP of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, will join Cooper in Times Square in New York City. "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen" on Sunday, December 31st.
"Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve? It is going to be a blast!" said Cooper in today’s announcement, while Cohen said, “I’ve… Read
‘American Idol’: First Look At Judges & Host: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie & Ryan Seacrest Smile For Camera
ABC has released a first-look photo of the American Idol judges panel as the new gang kicks off the show’s New York City auditions this week. Take a look at the photo below.
Of course, you’ve seen these folks before: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are certainly Idol’s most recognizable faces for a panel of new judges in the show’s history – remember, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson weren’t exactly household names when Idol started its long run on Fox in 2002.
‘The Curse Of Oak Island’ Gets Season 5 Premiere Date On History
History has slotted Tuesday, November 7, 9 PM for the Season 5 premiere of its top nonfiction series The Curse Of Oak Island.
The series, which features brothers Rick and Marty Lagina on an historic quest to solve the 222-year-old Oak Island mystery, averaged 5.4 million viewers per episode and is the network’s No. 1 series in key demos. It’s also a top five nonfiction series this year on cable and averaged 4.4 million total viewers last season in Live+7. The series… Read
AXS TV Bets On Rocker Eddie Money For New Reality Series
AXS TV has given a greenlight to a 10-episode reality series about rocker Eddie Money and his family. Real Money (working title) begins production today and will follow the Moneys: Eddie, his wife Laurie, five kids and eight pets.
Money, whose string of 1970s and ’80s hits include “Two Tickets to Paradise,” "Baby Hold On," "Shakin'," “Take Me Home Tonight" and "Think I'm In Love," will be an exec producer of the series.
“We may not be the typical cookie-cutter family,”… Read
More Bedlam at Bellum Entertainment: Labor Commission Investigating Numerous Unpaid-Wage Claims
Some 50 employees of Bellum Entertainment have filed wage claims against the company with the California Labor Commissioner. The company even stiffed former FBI agents and ex-cops who appeared as experts on its true-crime shows, and Bellum's former vice president – the nephew of its owner – says he's owed money too.
"The claims mostly allege non-payment of wages and have been filed by actors, producers, crew members and others," said Paola Laverde, a spokeswoman for the… Read
Gordon Ramsay ‘24 Hours To Hell & Back’ Restaurant Series Gets Fox Order
Gordon Ramsay is expanding his Fox portfolio with a new unscripted series. The network has ordered eight episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back, a restaurant makeover show from the Emmy-nominated host, chef, producer and hospitality expert.
Produced by Studio Ramsay, the series will feature Ramsay going through hell in order to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all within 24 hours.
It’s in the vein of Ramsay’s Hotel Hell, in which he… Read
Mariah Carey’s ‘Mariah’s World’ Not Returning For Second Season On E!
There will be no second season for Mariah Carey’s E! docuseries Mariah’s World.
The decision is not a surprise. E! had indicated the docuseries would run only for the eight-episode order.
“E!’s Mariah’s World was an eight-part event that chronicled her 2016 world tour,” a network spokesperson said in a statement. “It was exciting to bring our viewers inside the private world of one of today’s most iconic stars as she returned to the stage last year. ”
The series followed… Read
Reality Series About Couples Making & Sharing Sex Tapes In Works At eOne & Armoza Formats
Entertainment One has partnered with Israel-based Armoza Formats to co-produce Sex Tape, a provocative new hour-long social experiment reality series for the U.S. market. As the title suggest, it will feature couples making sex tapes.
Per the producers, Sex Tape showcases real couples confronting their issues head on by filming their most intimate moments. Each episode features three couples who self-shoot their lives for an entire week — the ups, the downs, and yes, the… Read
‘Trading Spaces’ Sets Cast For TLC Revival With Series Veterans & Rookies
The new Trading Spaces will have some familiar faces — and some folks in new places. TLC said today that the upcoming revival of its signature 2000s reality competition show will bring back veterans Genevieve Gorder, Carter Oosterhouse, Laurie Smith, Ty Pennington, Hildi Santo-Thomas, Doug Wilson, Vern Yip and previously announced host Paige Davis. Check out a “we’re getting the band back together” promo below.
Newcomers to the home-makeover competition series, which is… Read