Donald Trump Book ‘Fire And Fury’ In Works As TV Series
Those who consider the Donald Trump administration a reality show might get themselves a companion program. Endeavor Content has acquired rights to Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House with an eye on turning it into a TV series. No network is attached.
Wolff, who made the news and talk shows rounds to plug the presidential tell-all, is set as executive producer, and Michael Jackson, the UK TV veteran who now runs London-based Two Cities Television… Read
Katie Couric Says NBC Won’t “Shy Away” From Covering Unplanned Protests During Olympics
NBC will not “shy away” from covering unplanned protests that might pop up during the upcoming XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, said Katie Couric, whose appointment as co-host of the Opening Ceremony was announced by the network today.
“It's hard to predict in advance,” said Couric during a conference call with reporters today. “We never shy away from something that's newsworthy.” She said coverage of protests during the Opening Ceremony or any… Read
CBS Hires Cesar Rocha As Casting Executive
Broadway casting director Cesar A. Rocha has joined CBS Entertainment as Director, Casting. He will be a new addition to the network’s casting department, reporting to Peter Golden, EVP, Talent and Casting and head of the department.
Rocha, who comes from New York-based Telsey & Company, will work on CBS' current series, as well as upcoming comedy and drama pilots and alternative projects.
CBS' top executives faced tough questions about casting diversity on the network’s… Read
‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ & ‘RightThisMinute’ Renewed On ABC Stations Through 2019
Game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and viral video showcase series RightThisMinute have been renewed through the 2018-2019 season on ABC owned stations.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, Millionaire is in its 16th season in national syndication. RightThisMinute, a compilation of viral videos and the stories behind clips being widely shared online, will mark its eighth season on the air and the sixth of national syndication.
Season to date, both shows are among a handful of… Read
‘I’m Dying Up Here’: Nicole Ari Parker & Stefania LaVie Owen Set To Recur On Showtime Series
Time After Time alumna Nicole Ari Parker and Stefania LaVie Owen (Chance) are set for recurring roles on the second season of Showtime drama series I'm Dying Up Here.
Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey and Michael Aguilar, the fictional I'm Dying Up Here, based on the book by William Knoedelseder, explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene. It delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of a fictional… Read
Freeform Taps ABC’s Lynn Barrie As SVP Original Programming & Development
ABC comedy executive Lynn Barrie is moving to corporate sibling Freeform as SVP of Original Programming and Development.
Barrie will oversee the development of scripted drama and comedy series for Freeform, reporting to Karey Burke, EVP, Programming and Development. She will fill the void left by the August departure of Simran Sethi, SVP of Scripted Development, who went to Netflix.
In her most recent position with ABC as VP of comedy development, Barrie oversaw the… Read
‘Saturday Night Live’ Hits Season-High Viewership With Sam Rockwell Episode – Update
UPDATED, 10:40 AM: NBC said today that its Sam Rockwell-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live this past weekend hit a season high in total viewers. An average of 7.23 million people tuned in, many of them probably interested to see what the Studio 8H team would do with the sh*thole story.
The previous viewership high was set by the Season 43 premiere on September, hosted by Ryan Gosling with Jay-Z supplying the music.
Also featuring musical guest Halsey, Saturday’s… Read
Gina Rodriguez Outfitted To Host Costume Designers Guild Awards; Career Honorees Set
The Costume Designers Guild said today that Gina Rodriguez will host its 20th CDGAs next month. The group also named the recipients of its 2018 career honors.
The Jane the Virgin star will emcee the trophy show on February 20 at the Beverly Hilton. The nominees were announced last week.
"I am thrilled the Costume Designers Guild asked me to host the platinum anniversary of the CDGA ceremony,” Rodriguez said. “Working with my Jane the Virgin costume designer, the marvelous… Read
‘Strange Angel’: Rupert Friend Cast In CBS All Access Drama Series
Homeland alum Rupert Friend has been cast opposite Jack Reynor in CBS All Access' drama series Strange Angel from Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions.
Created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) and based on George Pendle's book, Strange Angel is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.
Friend will play Ernest Donovan, the enigmatic neighbor of Parsons… Read
‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp’s End Of Episode Adds Ex-UCP Exec As Development Head
EXCLUSIVE: With a Outstanding Drama Series win and more, Power was fully charged at the NAACP Image Awards on Monday and now creator Courtney Kemp is adding more juice to her End of Episode production company.
As her Get Christie Love reboots gets in gear at ABC, Kemp has brought ex-Universal Cable Productions Director of Current Programming Danielle De Jesus onboard to be the Head of Development at the shingle. “Danielle’s intelligence, tenacity, and honesty fall right… Read
Katie Couric To Co-Host Olympics Opening Ceremony In PyeongChang
Katie Couric will return to NBC to co-host the Opening Ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, it was announced today by Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming.
Couric will join host Mike Tirico in the booth at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony, which will air in primetime, Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
"It's beyond exciting to welcome Katie back to our Olympic booth. Katie has… Read
Jeff Flake Torches Trump’s Promised “Fake News” Awards As Red-Carpet Address On Senate Floor
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has insisted President Donald Trump’s promised Wednesday unveiling of his first annual Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year is a “potential event” only. But Trump’s other official information-disseminator Fox & Friends, foamed over Wednesday morning with excitement about “tonight’s” awards announcements.
Meanwhile, the so-called Fakies already have provided something totally new in red-carpet walk-ups: Sen. J… Read