Ellen Pompeo strikes a rich new deal with ABC Studios

A big deal for Ellen Pompeo

Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) signed a new 2-year deal with ABC Studios, paving the way for a renewal of the medical drama for seasons 15 and 16. As part of the agreement, reportedly worth $20 million per year, Pompeo becomes a producer for Grey’s and a co-exec producer on its upcoming untitled spin-off.

Fire & Fury headed to TV

Fire & Fury headed to TV

Endeavor Content snatched the rights to Michael Wolff tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, with the aim of turning it into a TV series. Wolff will exec produce and Two Cities Television head Michael Jackson will produce.

Real Housewives take the prize at NATPE Real Housewives

Real Housewives take the prize at NATPE

NATPE’s fourth annual Reality Breakthrough Awards announced its winners. HBO’s The Defiant Ones won for Best Documentary and Last Week Tonight for Best Factual Entertainment. Bravo’s 13-year-old Real Housewives franchise won Best Docusoap. Other victors included RuPaul’s Drag Race for Best Competition, The Wall for Best Game Show and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath […]

Fox calls for more 9-1-1

FOX calls for more 9-1-1

After a mere two episodes, FOX renewed 9-1-1 for a second season. The show’s debut episode drew over 15 million viewers in seven-day multi-platform viewing, making it the net’s largest series premiere since Empire in 2015.

Nat Geo and Fox go out of this world (again)

Nat Geo and Fox explore the Cosmos again

Fox and National Geographic announced the return of Cosmos, with Neil deGrasse Tyson back as host. Cosmos: Possible Worlds, once again from executive producer, writer, director and creator Ann Druyan with exec producers Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga and Jason Clark, is set to premiere globally in spring 2019.

IFC renews Stan Against Evil

IFC renews Stan Against Evil

IFC picked up horror-comedy series Stan Against Evil for a third season, slated to begin in fall 2018. The net’s Brockmire is back for season 2 on Wednesday, April 25 at 10p.

Patty Hearst denounces TV projects based on her life

Patty Hearst denounces TV projects based on her story

Patricia Hearst denounced two projects about her 1974 kidnapping, a Fox movie based on an unauthorized biography by Jeffrey Toobin, and a CNN documentary on which Toobin is an executive producer. Hearst said in a statement that Toobin’s book “romanticizes my rape and torture and calls my abduction a ‘rollicking adventure,’” adding that she as […]

TBS orders more Full Frontal

TBS orders more Full Frontal

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the only female-hosted late-night program, is forging on – TBS ordered two more seasons of the show, which returns Wednesday, February 7 at 10:30p.

Michael J. Fox headed to Designated Survivor

Michael J. Fox headed to Designated Survivor

Michael J. Fox is guesting on ABC’s Designated Survivor for a 5-episode arc later this year, as a bulldog of a lawyer hired by the White House. Drama returns from winter break Wednesday, February 28 at 10p.

Jayson Dinsmore lands at FMNA

Jayson Dinsmore lands at FMNA

FremantleMedia North America hired Jayson Dinsmore as President of Alternative Programming and Development. Dinsmore who was previously EVP of Production and Development at CMT, will be charged with driving the company’s domestic and global development strategy within unscripted. At CMT, Dinsmore was behind the launches of Party Down South, Sun Records and Nashville’s move from […]

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