Condé Nast Entertainment Names Oren Katzeff New President
Condé Nast has named Oren Katzeff president of Condé Nast Entertainment, filling the spot left vacant last summer when Dawn Ostroff took a job at Spotify as chief content officer.
Katzeff, who most recently was global head of programming for Tastemade, will oversee Condé Nast Entertainment, the studio and distribution network that produces Condé Nast’s entertainment content, as it moves into what Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg calls a next phase of “digital video… Read
Showtime Offering Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury Fight Via Streaming App
EXCLUSIVE: Showtime is breaking new ground by offering pay-per-view access to the December 1 heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury directly through the Showtime app.
The app, which is available via Apple mobile and AppleTV devices as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android and via MVPD providers, has never before offered boxing matches directly. It’s a lucrative category for the premium network, with the Wilder-Fury fight going for $74.99 per stream regardless… Read
‘Breckman Rodeo’: David Meunier Cast As Series Regular In Freeform Drama Pilot
Justified alum David Meunier is set as a series regular opposite leads Jess Gabor and Noah Le Gros in Freeform's drama pilot Breckman Rodeo (working title) from writer Steve Lerner, The Americans executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, and FX Productions.
Created and written by Lerner, Breckman Rodeo (working title) is an ensemble drama about a group of young rodeo riders in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The show centers on Ashley (Gabor), a rodeo-as-hell spark plug who… Read
Donald Trump “Little Adam Schitt” Joke Still Fouling Up President’s Twitter Page
Say this for Donald Trump: He can make a joke as well as he can take one.
Days after calling for decorum in the White House – and with his repeated duckings of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner prompting a no-comedian affair next year – the President of the United States tweeted an insult about Rep. Adam Schiff, calling the Democratic congressman from California “little Adam Schitt.”
Trump’s Sunday morning tweet, in full: “So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA)… Read
‘High Maintenance’ & ‘Crashing’ Get Season 3 Premiere Dates On HBO; ‘High Maintenance’ Moves To Sunday
HBO’s pot-themed comedy High Maintenance is joining Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s Crashing on Sunday nights when both return for their third seasons in January. The premium cabler has set Sunday, January 20 for the premiere of both comedy series. Crashing moves to 10 PM for its eight-episode third season, a timeslot previously held by comedy Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, while nine-episode High Maintenance will follow at 10:30 PM, taking Crashing‘s previous… Read
‘Mr. Mercedes’ Renewed For Season 3 By AT&T Audience Network
On the heels of the Season 2 finale, AT&T Audience Network has ordered a 10-episode third season of its critically praised drama series Mr. Mercedes, from Sonar Entertainment. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina, on the Stephen King adaptation, with the premiere launching later in the year.
David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) will return for Season 3 to oversee the writer’s room and Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) to… Read
‘Fosse/Verdon’ FX Limited Series Rounds Out Cast; Norbert Leo Butz & Margaret Qualley Set As Series Regulars
FX has rounded out the cast as production begins on Fosse/Verdon (new official title), its high-profile eight-episode limited drama series starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in the title roles, from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Joel Fields, FX Television Studios and FX Productions. Production on the series is currently underway in New York City ahead of its spring 2019 premiere on… Read
Fox Developing Comedy ‘Last Stop Bay Bridge’ From Andy Roth & Doug Robinson
Fox has put in development Last Stop Bay Bridge, a semi-autobiographical multi-camera comedy from Andy Roth (One Day At A Time), The Goldbergs executive producer Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures TV, where Robinson and his Doug Robinson Productions are based.
Written by Roth, Last Stop Bay Bridge is about eight people of different ages and ethnicities who form friendships, and rivalries, as they commute by the subway from their gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn to their… Read
‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down As Bears Win; ‘Shark Tank’ Repeat Tops ‘Alec Baldwin’ By 100%
The crashing defeat handed to current Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles by the New Orleans Saints on Fox may have grabbed a big chunk of the NFL spotlight yesterday, but NBC's suffered its own stumble too.
While the Chicago Bears' 25-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings topped the night on a full primetime slate on broadcast and cable, the Comcast-owned net's flagship pro-football show was down from both last week and last year.
In metered… Read
John Oliver Warns Rise Of Authoritarianism On ‘Last Week Tonight’: “America Needs To Be Careful”
John Oliver took a serious turn on his HBO show Last Week Tonight Sunday night, warning about the global trend toward authoritarianism.
Oliver began by ticking off a list of leaders worldwide who have risen to power while exhibiting authoritarian traits, including in Venezuala, the Philippines, Turkey, Turkmenistan, China, Russia and Brazil. Oliver posits the question, who would want a leader with those traits? A lot of people, according to Oliver, including perhaps… Read
‘Charmed’: ‘Jane The Virgin’s Jaime Camil To Guest Star On the CW Dramedy; Gina Rodriguez Directs
There will be plenty of CW synergy on the set of an upcoming episode of the network’s Charmed reboot. Fellow CW series Jane the Virgin‘s Jaime Camil is set to guest star on the dramedy in an upcoming episode directed by Jane star Gina Rodriguez. (Both series hail from Jennie Snyder Urman).
Camil will play Mr. Morales, the brash and eccentric new Music Director of Hillowne University’s a cappella group, The Hilltones. As an acolyte of a cappella, Morales is never seen… Read
‘Deadly Class’: David Zayas & Kelcey Mawema To Recur In Syfy Drama Series
David Zayas (Dexter) and Kelcey Mawema (To All The Boys I've Loved Before) are set to recur on Deadly Class, Syfy’s upcoming series based on the Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. It premieres January 16.
Zayas will play El Alma Del Diablo. Leader of the Mexican cartel, El Alma del Diablo is Chico's father. He runs his family just like his cartel – with an iron fist.
Mawema will portray Gabrielle, who hits it off with Willie while he’s on his shift… Read