Craig Ferguson Tells Seth Meyers Late-Night Hosting Will Drive Him Crazy: VIDEO
Craig Ferguson visited his NBC late-night competitor Seth Meyers, to plug his new game show Celebrity Name, Game, but the talk naturally turned to his soon-to-end CBS late night program. Ferguson noted everyone on Meyers' show is “young and beautiful.” Meyers noted Ferguson works with a skeleton.
Meyers said he's jealous how relaxed Ferguson is on his late-night TV program, as well he might. Ferguson said modestly it's a jadedness that comes with time. Meyers joined the… Read
Publishing: Joan Rivers Biography Planned For 2016
Little, Brown & Co. announced Tuesday plans to publish a biography of Joan Rivers in 2016 to be written by veteran journalist Leslie Bennetts. Little, Brown editor in chief Judy Clain called Rivers "an icon and a role model to millions." The acid-tongued comedienne, a prolific author and memoirist, died on September 4th at 81.
"Joan Rivers' life story was…characterized by triumphant highs and devastating lows, one that is both wildly entertaining and deeply moving,”… Read
NFL Hangs Tough At Top Of Twitter TV Ratings Despite Miss America, Obama
Miss New York Nina Davuluri won this year's Miss America competition, and the week's TV ratings too, according to Nielsen. The most tweeted-about program of the week, however, was the NFL Thursday night matchup featuring the Baltimore Ravens, only days after its star running back was cut by the team after new video surfaced of his assault on his now-wife in a casino elevator. In fact, despite one of the worst weeks ever for the NFL, the league's slate of games… Read
Nathan Parsons To Topline Amazon Pilot ‘Point Of Honor’, Luke Benward To Co-Star
True Blood alum Nathan Parsons is set as the lead in Point Of Honor, Amazon's Civil War family drama pilot from Carlton Cuse and Randall Wallace. Luke Benward (Ravenswood) co-stars in the project, which centers on best friends and brothers-in-law, John Rodes (Parsons) and Robert Sumner, who find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. Benward, repped by CESD and Fred Tozceck, plays Garland Rhodes, the dashing black sheep brother of the Rhodes family. Australia-born… Read
‘WIGS’ Creators Launch Indigenous Media With WPP, ITV Backing
Indigenous Media, a digital-video company led by film and TV vets Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, has launched with investments by ITV and WPP. Jon Miller, former head of AOL and News Corp.'s digital media unit, is non-executive chairman.
Producer/director/writers Avnet (Fried Green Tomatoes, Justified, Righteous Kill) and Garcia (In Treatment, Carnivale, Six Feet Under) and Avnet's tech-savvy son, Jake Avnet, are the creators behind WIGS, the female-centric… Read
Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya’s Scripted World Inks First-Look Deal With Fox 21
Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya's Scripted World is making a push into cable with a two-year, first-look deal at Fox 21, the cable division of 20th Century Fox TV.
Veteran TV packaging agent Rob Golenberg and writer/producer Alon Aranya began working together in 2011 when Golenberg headed Gersh's TV lit department and Aranya was a client. Since the two launched their production company Scripted World in late 2012, they have sold 22 projects to network and cable, focusing… Read
ABC Developing True Crime Procedural Set Throughout Los Angeles History
ABC is going back in time in search for its next crime drama franchise. The network has put in development The L.A. Crime, a character-driven, "true-crime" procedural that explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in L.A. history. In Season 1, two LA cops track a "Bonnie & Clyde" serial killer team amidst the rock-and-roll, coke-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip. LA's famous Sunset Strip in the 80s has been used a backdrop to movies… Read
Brewers Rip Bruisers As Heat On Home Violence Spreads To NFL Sponsors
Anheuser-Busch — the top spender in the past five Super Bowls — today issued a statement about that NFL sponsorship as reports of domestic abuse charges against league players keep piling up:
“We are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season,” A-B said. “We are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code. We have shared our concerns… Read
UPDATE: ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Rises In Week Two Of NFL Season
UPDATE, 3:12 PM: It wasn't a rout, but a win is a win in the NFL — and that's what ESPN scored with last night's . With the final numbers in, the sports network drew a 9.2 rating among adults 18-49 with 14.89 million viewers watching the Indianapolis Colts fall to the Philadelphia Eagles on a last-second field goal. That's a 9.5% rise from the 8.4 rating from last week's MNF 2014 season kickoff matchup. Viewership-wise, that's an 8% bop upward from… Read
Fox Nabs DC Entertainment ‘Lucifer’ Drama From Tom Kapinos As Put Pilot
As Fox feted the premiere of its new series Gotham last night in New York, the network is betting on another drama based on a DC character from a top series creator. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Lucifer, from Californication creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos and DC Entertainment sibling Warner Bros TV, which is behind all DC-themed TV projects.
Lucifer, whose look was modeled after David Bowie, has appeared as a supporting character in comic book series The… Read
Fox Writers Intensive Accepting Nominations
Fox will be accepting nominations until October 10 for its fourth annual Fox Writers Intensive. The program is designed to nurture the careers of experienced writers with diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences and create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox productions. This summer, writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft were selected as the third annual FWI Fellows. They have inked a script development deal with Fox… Read
GSN Orders ‘Baggage’ Spinoff; Jerry Springer To Return As Host
GSN describes Baggage On The Road as a traveling version of its 2010-11 series Baggage. The network today announced a 20-episode order of Baggage On The Road, a half-hour comedic dating game show, with Baggage host Jerry Springer to return for the iteration. Contestants choose from three potential partners, all of whom come with their own quirky, annoying and sometimes truly shocking physical and emotional "baggage" that could eliminate them from the competition. With… Read