Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, Desperate Housewives) is joining the sophomore season of EPIX dark comedy Get Shorty as a recurring guest star…. Cody Fern (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) is boarding the cast of Netflix’s House of Cards as a series regular… Melissa O’Neil (Dark Matter) nabbed a female lead in ABC’s straight-to-series […]
The Cynopsis TV Awards took place Wednesday, February 7 at NYC’s Espace, celebrating excellence in TV programming, with a big shout-out to the industry’s outstanding Media Buyers & Planners, and the presentation of the Champion Award to Rand Harbert, EVP and Chief Agency, Sales & Marketing Officer of State Farm, by DDB CEO Wendy Clark. […]
Robot-fighting series BattleBots will return with new eps set to premiere this spring on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. BattleBots features next-generation robots from around the world as they duke it out for supremacy in the rapidly exploding world of Robot Combat Sports.
SVOD service Brown Sugar, which is operated by TV net Bounce and houses movies aimed at African-American audiences, is adding exclusive original content beginning this month. The service’s first exclusive original will be documentary Am I Black Enough?, available for streaming Monday, February 12, timed to coincide with Black History Month.
NBCUniversal and strategic partner BuzzFeed have teamed for Playfull, a millennial parenting channel (target audience: 20-34). Buzzfeed will create videos for Playfull, launched yesterday on Facebook, while NBCUni oversees ad sales and business partnerships; marketing support will include ads during NBC’s Winter Olympics. NBCUniversal has a $400 million investment in Buzzfeed.
Amazon is developing 2 Conan-related drama series, reports Deadline. One is Outrider, an event series set in late 1800s Oklahoma Indian territory, with Conan the Barbarian star Arnold Schwarzenegger attached to star and exec produce. The other is based on the Conan books by Robert E. Howard, from Ryan Condal (Colony), Miguel Sapochnik (Game of […]
NBC is teaming with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia to produce large-scale physical competition series The Titan Games, emceed by Johnson. Someone’s thinking big: for the 10-episode series from Universal Television Alternative Studio, A. Smith & Co. Productions and Seven Bucks Productions, “We wanted to create a new kind of athletic competition unlike anything ever […]
Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott signed a new exclusive multi-year deal with HGTV. As executive producers at Scott Brothers Entertainment, producer of content for TV, film and digital platforms, the brothers’ production company also will develop exclusive home-related series and digital content in partnership with the network’s programming and creative teams.
ABC snapped up two more pilots. Soapy drama Grand Hotel, from Eva Longoria and writer Brian Tanen (Desperate Housewives) and based on the Spanish format; and comedy Three Rivers, from Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, creators of I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Both hail from ABC Studios.
It’s a wrap on CBS’ pilot orders, with the network picking up four additional titles: military courtroom drama The Code, exec-produced by Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman; L.A. Confidential, based on the noir novel and exec-produced by Arnon Milchan; Main Justice, exec-produced by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Jerry Bruckheimer; and racially charged […]