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Seth Meyers & Mike Shoemaker’s ‘The Awesomes’ Nabs Third Season On Hulu

Seth Meyers' The Awesomes Renewed Third Season Hulu

Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's superhero animated team The Awesomes can start putting their tights on again.  Hulu has reupped The Awesomes for a third season, debuting in 2015.  Similar to D.C. Comics' Watchmen, but on laughing gas, The Awesomes follows the story of a legendary superhero team after its members have left.  Meyers voices the team's leader Prock. During the course of the animated series run, Meyers and Shoemaker (who produces on Late Night With Seth Meyers… Read


ABC Buys Medical Drama From Amy Holden Jones, 20th Century Fox TV


Black Box creator Amy Holden Jones is back at ABC with a new medical drama project. The project, titled 10 Beacon Hill, hails from 20th Century Fox TV. In a competitive situation with another network also pursuing, the drama landed at ABC with a script commitment plus penalty. Written by Jones, 10 Beacon Hill is described as a medical procedural/workplace ensemble about a brilliant team of doctors who take on the most difficult cases, led by a deeply compassionate medical… Read


Paul Schrader’s ‘Dying Of The Light’ Acquired By Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has acquired the Over Under Media/Tin Res Entertainment/Grindstone Entertainment pic Dying of The Light, starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin, announced today by producers Scott Clayton, Todd Williams and Gary Hirsch. The film will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Paul Schrader wrote and directed it. Cage plays a veteran CIA operative, Evan Lake, who goes on a global manhunt when his old nemesis resurfaces. It's a race against… Read


TruTV Orders More ‘Hardcore Pawn’ Amid Network Revamp


TruTV has quietly given a 13-episode back order to one of its top series, Hardcore Pawn. The pickup comes four months after the network announced a complete programming overhaul at its upfront presentation in April. In conjunction with the upfront, TruTV ran a very provocative newspaper ad (on left) featuring quotes from critics' reviews panning its programming for being too derivative and fake. One appeared to reference Hardcore Pawn: “I want to hardcore punch whoever… Read


Veteran Ad Exec Doug Scott Joins WME IMG As EVP Marketing


WME IMG has tapped former Ogilvy Entertainment founder and president Doug Scott as EVP Marking and Brand Solutions. In his new role, Scott will be responsible for helping activate WME IMG's branded content partnerships and expanding its owned and operated properties. He'll be based in NYC. The move comes three months after WME acquired IMG in a $2.2 billion deal. Scott founded Ogilvy Entertainment, the branded and original entertainment division of ad agency Ogilvy… Read


Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Premiere Date Set

Star Wars Rebels

The multi-platform rollout begins September 29 when the animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion will be available on and the Watch Disney XD app. Its global TV debut is set for Friday, October 3 at 9 PM (U.S.) on Disney Channels ahead of the Star Wars Rebels series debut Monday, October 13 at 9 PM on Disney XD. The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households, Disney says. The cartoon series is… Read


Update: Ofcom To Open Probe Into Sky News Over Report At Malaysian Airlines Crash Site Involving Victim’s Luggage

Sky News reporter MH17 luggage

UPDATE, AUG 19 AM: British media regulator Ofcom has decided to investigate a Sky News dispatch from last month that showed one of its on-air reporters rummaging through luggage of one of the victims of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash. Ofcom received over 200 complaints following the broadcast. Having assessed them, the org said in an e-mailed statement today, “There are grounds to investigate under our rule on potentially offensive material.” The watchdog will… Read


Hot Trailer: Marion Cotillard Has ‘Two Days, One Night’

cotillard dardenne two days one night

The UK's Artificial Eye is bowing Marion Cotillard-starrer Two Days, One Night in a crowded field of more mainstream fare on Friday that includes Warner Bros' Into The Storm. It's also a week that's got a lot of ladies in the mix. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is releasing with a cast that includes Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Eva Green, as is Luc Besson's Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. But packing a plea, rather than a pistol, in Two Days, Cotillard plays a woman… Read


R.I.P. ‘Saturday Night Live’ Announcer Don Pardo


The NBC announcer who introduced Saturday Night Live died today. Don Pardo's daughter Paula confirmed his death to CBS Radio News. He was 96. Pardo was NBC's staff announcer for more than 60 years. His exuberant, booming voice was familiar to generations of Americans on radio and TV, commercials and game shows, news and sports: His was the voice that announced, in November, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On the original version of Jeopardy!, host… Read


SundanceTV Renews ‘Rectify’ For Third Season


Like Mad Men for AMC, the first home-grown drama series for sibling SundanceTV is proving to be a keeper. The cable network has renewed its first wholly owned original scripted series Rectify for a third season to air in 2015. I hear the order likely will be for 6 episodes, matching the size of the series' first season. Rectify's second season wraps its 10-episode run on Thursday. "Rectify has evolved into a show much loved by critics and fans,” SundanceTV President Sarah… Read


Director Niels Arden Oplev To Program USA Network’s Drama Pilot ‘Mr. Robot’

"Dead Man Down" World Premiere

The helmer behind the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been tapped to go behind the camera for USA's pilot Mr. Robot. The hacking drama from exec producers Sam Esmail, Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton centers on Elliot, a young programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Oplev, who directed the pilot for CBS' Under The Dome and episodes of Unforgettable, most… Read


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