Fusion Exposes Global Food Truths In Lightbox-Produced Doc Series
Univision-backed cable network Fusion has ordered a social media-infused food documentary series from Lightbox, the U.S./UK production company run by Man On Wire producer Simon Chinn and LA 92 producer Jonathan Chinn.
The broadcaster has commissioned eight-part series Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat that uncovers the contrasting reality behind the Instagram posts and plated perfection preferred by the global food industry.
The show examines the back stories of the… Read
Mam Tor, Bad Wolf & Ecosse Thrillers Top Inaugural Brit List: TV
Two projects from Tally Garner's drama indie Mam Tor Productions, a thriller from HBO and Sky-backed Bad Wolf and a crime drama from Fleming producer Ecosse Films lead the Brit List 2018, the UK television equivalent of The Black List.
The Brit List has published its first television rankings of unproduced drama scripts from British writers with 20 making the final list.
Mam Tor has Autumn, a post-prison drama written by Holby City and Eastenders writer Emily Marcuson and… Read
‘Abby’s’: Natalie Morales To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot
Former The Grinder star Natalie Morales has landed the lead role in NBC comedy pilot Abby’s from Josh Malmuth, Mike Schur's Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal TV.
Written by Malmuth, Abby's, which echoes the tradition of one of NBC's best comedy series of all time, Cheers, is set at an unlicensed bar in San Diego where the regulars enthusiastically enforce a unique set of rules that give them a sense of community and allow them to avoid the frustrating behavior found at other… Read
‘Nashville’ Gets Midseason Return & Series Finale Dates On CMT; New Characters Added – Watch Promo
It won’t be long before the song is over. CMT today set a June 7 midseason return date for Nashville, which is in its final season. And the final curtain will fall on the countrified soap with a series finale set for July 26. Watch a promo for the beginning of the end below.
CMT cued up the sixth and last season of Nashville on January 4 and drew the series' best L+3 numbers since its S5 midseason premiere in early June 2017. Now in its second season on CMT, which picked… Read
Stephen Colbert Lampoons Marco Rubio’s Remarks At CNN Gun Violence Town Hall
Stephen Colbert wasn’t so impressed as other TV talent that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio showed up for CNN’s town hall on school gun violence Wednesday night.
“Just showing up isn’t that impressive; he works for those people,” Colbert said of the event, attended by about 7K people, including survivors and parents of victims of last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
Colbert said Rubio – aka “man who just received his cash from the NRA” – was the… Read
‘In Between Lives’: Harriet Dyer To Topline NBC Clairvoyance Crime Drama Pilot
In her American television debut, young Australian actress Harriet Dyer (Love Child) has landed the female lead in In Between Lives, NBC’s drama pilot from writer Moira Kirland, Heyday Television — the joint venture of Harry Potter and Paddington producer David Heyman and NBCUniversal International Studios — and Universal TV.
Written by Kirland, In Between Lives centers on Cassie (Dyer), a mysterious young woman who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a… Read
Hollywood Activists Join In Pressuring Amazon To Drop NRA TV From Streaming Service
Alyssa Milano is among a group of Hollywood activists calling on Amazon to drop the National Rifle Association’s online video channel from its streaming service.
The hashtag #StopNRAmazon began trending on Twitter today, as Milano joined with Law & Order: SUV executive producer Warren Leight and actors Amy Hargreaves, Ally Walker, Evan Handler, Tara Strong and Misha Collins in putting NRATV in the social media cross-hairs.
“The only way to really begin to chip away at the… Read
Television Academy Revises Its Code of Conduct For #MeToo Era
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced its new Code of Conduct. Read the letter below and the revised code here.
The Television Academy's governance previously voted to expel Harvey Weinstein from the Academy for life.
Here is the message from chairman/CEO Hayma Washington announcing the revised Code of Conduct:
Dear Academy Member:
As we recently announced, the Television Academy has taken the last year to review and revise several of its governing… Read
Lea Thompson To Co-Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Our People’ From Lee Daniels
In her return to comedy series two decades after her starring turn on NBC’s Caroline In the City, Lea Thompson has been tapped for a meaty series regular role in Our People, Fox’s culture clash single-camera comedy pilot from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran.
The project, from Lee Daniels Entertainment, Endemol Shine and 20th Century Fox TV, is based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multicultural Couple.
Written by Chandrasekaran… Read
‘Fam’ CBS Comedy Pilot Casts Odessa Adlon; Dennis Andres Joins ABC’s ‘Greatest American Hero’
Odessa Adlon (Nashville) is set for a series regular role in CBS comedy pilot Fam, from writer Corinne Kingsbury (The Newsroom), Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios. Written by Kingsbury and directed by Andy Ackerman, Fam is about a woman's younger half-sister who comes to live with her and her fiancé to escape their train wreck of a father. Adlon will play Shannon, Clem's younger half-sister who shows up on her doorstep unannounced. Shannon is a wild child who has… Read
Olympics Draws 16.4M Total Viewers, Lowest Weeknight Result Of 2018 – Update
UPDATED, 4:30 PM: The late-night battle between an ultimately victorious Team USA against Team Canada for the gold medal in Women's Hockey might be the most-watched midnight-hour program in NBC Sports Network's history, but Wednesday's primetime Olympics coverage was not a winner for NBC.
The 11 PM-2:15 AM ET redemption on ice for the U.S. women scored 2.9 million viewers on NBCSN, but the primetime total audience delivery for the second Wednesday of the XXIII Winter… Read
‘Pandas In New York’: Nishi Munshi Joins CBS Comedy Pilot
The Originals alumna Nishi Munshi has booked a series regular role in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot Pandas In New York from writer Ajay Sahgal (The Carmichael Show) and CBS TV Studios.
Pandas In New York is about a family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City who embark on a project to arrange their youngest son's life, unaware he's made plans of his own.
Munshi will play Gita Panda, tough and like a second parent to her siblings, she’s also… Read