Eric Heisserer-Backed TV Series ‘The Scrawl’ Among First Projects For Newbie Penchant Entertainment
Film and TV production and finance veterans Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter have launched Penchant Entertainment. The plan is to produce 2-3 feature films per year for multiple platforms, and 2-4 scripted TV projects for network and non-traditional outlets.
The first TV project on the slate is The Scrawl, a one-hour drama series being executive produced by Oscar-nominated Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer. Penned by Heroes Reborn writer Zach Crawly, the… Read
J.J. Abrams & Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Gets 10-Episode Series Order From Hulu
It’s official — Hulu has given a 10-episode order to Castle Rock, a psychological-horror drama series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. The streaming service also has released more details about the show, whose production is set to begin this year.
As previously announced, the series, which hails from Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV where the company is under a deal, is based on world created by King in his works. It is named after Castle Rock, the fictional town in… Read
Kaitlin Olson Comedy ‘The Mick’ Renewed For Season 2 By Fox
Fox is giving another vote of confidence to new comedy series The Mick, handing the midseason entry an early Season 2 renewal, the first freshman Fox series to get a pickup for next season.
Fox had been firmly behind The Mick from the get-go, launching the series starring Kaitlin Olson behind an NFL double-header on Sunday and then giving it another special Sunday airing behind The Simpsons' first-ever one-hour episode. Three episodes into The Mick‘s 13-episode freshman… Read
‘Life Sentence’: Dylan Walsh Cast In The CW Dramedy Pilot
Former Nip/Tuck and Unforgettable star Dylan Walsh is set to co-star opposite Lucy Hale in Life Sentence, the CW’s dramedy pilot from WBTV and Bill Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods.
Written by Significant Mother creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, Life Sentence centers on Stella (Hale), a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to "live like… Read
Harvey Levin’s ‘OBJECTified’ Picked Up To Series By Fox News Channel Following Donald Trump Special
EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: Following the ratings success of the Harvey Levin‘s OBJECTified: Donald Trump special on Fox News Channel in November, the cable news network is turning it into a series hosted and executive produced by TMZ‘s Levin and produced by Telepictures. In it, he will tour the homes of newsmakers and celebrities who will be telling their life stories through the objects they’ve chose to keep over the years. I’ve learned that FNC has given a 10-episode order to OB… Read
Milo Yiannopoulos Press Conference To Follow Blast By Breitbart Editor-In-Chief
In advance of an expected news conference by Breitbart’s under-the-gun senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos, the web site’s editor-in-chief took to its radio show this morning to blast his staffer’s remarks in old videos that re-surfaced this week.
The radio remarks further fueled speculation Yiannopoulos will be removed from his post there, though EiC Alex Marlow said in Yiannopoulos’ defense he “seemed to be speaking from personal experience as a gay man; he also revealed… Read
Showtime’s 1970s LA Stand-Up Scene Series ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Will Make World Premiere At SXSW
Showtime’s new drama series I’m Dying Up Here, set during the heyday of Hollywood’s 1970s stand-up scene will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival on Wednesday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. before the series airs on Sunday, June 4.
A Q&A will follow after the screening at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas with the series' cast and producers, including Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin , Al Madrigal and executive… Read
Tim Robbins To Star In Alan Ball’s Family Drama Series For HBO
Oscar winner Tim Robbins has closed a deal to play the male lead opposite Holly Hunter in Six Feet Under and True Blood creator Alan Ball's new drama series for HBO.
Written by Ball, the yet-untitled 10-episode series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: philosophy professor Greg Bishop (Robbins), his lawyer wife Audrey (Hunter), their three adopted children from Somalia (Jerrika Hinton), Vietnam (Raymond Lee) and Colombia (Daniel Zovatto), and their sole… Read
‘Timeless’ Ratings Rise In Finale, ‘Bachelor’ Hits Season Highs, ‘Supergirl’ Down
Still awaiting the renewal verdict from NBC, Timeless (0.9/2) nonetheless hit the finale button hard last night with a visit to Joe McCarthy's America and a cliffhanger ending that revealed betrayal in high places. As execs in high places at the Comcast-owned net should note, the push worked with the time- travel series rising a strong 29% among adults 18-49 and 12% in total viewers (3.3 million) over its February 13 show.
That bump from its American Ninja Warrior: All-Sta… Read
Michael Paull Leaves Amazon To Become CEO Of MLB & Disney’s BAMTech
Major League Baseball’s tech arm, BAMTech, just picked up an important free agent as it lured Michael Paull to become its CEO — leaving Amazon where he was VP of Digital Video.
In March he’ll move to New York to take charge of the operation that’s co-owned by Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Disney, and the National Hockey League. He replaces founding executive Bob Bowman, who remains at MLB as President, Business and Media — a job that oversees the league's… Read
Donald Trump Addresses Anti-Semitism After Criticism, During Museum Visit
President Donald Trump this morning addressed the wave of anti-Semitic violence that has been occurring across the country, including a spike in bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S.
Speaking after a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Trump said, “This tour is a meaningful reminder of why have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms. The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish… Read
Stephen Colbert Details Massacres That Have Not Occurred Since Donald Trump Took Office
“Donald Trump spoke over the weekend about the sobering news about a recent attack on one of our allies, Sweden,” Stephen Colbert said as he opened Late Show on Presidents Day.
“Tragically, Sweden is the third not-a-terrorist attack that has not shocked the world last month,” Colbert said somberly. “First, there wasn't the Bowling Green Massacre. Then, no one was lost in Atlanta. And now, It's not Sweden's turn. When will it begin!”
Trump’s weekend campaign speech remark… Read