Sony’s Crackle made a slew of new announcements at its upfront event, held at Sony Square NYC in Manhattan. In programming news, the company announced that it has greenlit a number of new titles. Those include two series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: The Oath, a scripted drama focused on gang subculture, and RPM (still a working title), a drama series about a crime syndicate’s getaway driver. The company also renewed existing shows Snatch, StartUp, and SuperMansion for new seasons. Other new greenlights include comedy series Accident Park, drama shows The Row and Tribes, techno-thriller film In the Cloud, and weekly talk series Crackle Spotlight: This Week On, in which Smosh’s Ian Hecox will highlight Crackle’s new programming. Unmentioned was the fact that Crackle recently lost its most popular show, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to Netflix. (Though oddly enough, Seinfeld did briefly pop up in Crackle’s new sizzle reel.) Crackle also announced deals with Mashable and Fusion Media Group’s A.V. Club to produce video content based on its programming.
Whoopi Goldberg and cast mates will take The Stand on CBS All Access Dec. 17
The Stand, CBS All Access’ television adaptation of the storied 1978 Stephen King novel, will debut December 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo and Amber Heard, the limited series unfolds around King’s apocalyptic struggle between good and evil after a plague destroys most of the country. Ben Cavell serves […]
McKinnon lands unprecedented Exotic deal
Get ready cats and kittens. Joe Exotic (working title), UCP’s limited series starring and exec-produced by Kate McKinnon, scored a straight-to-series order by both the NBCU television and streaming divisions. In an unprecedented move, project will roll out across broadcast net NBC, streamer Peacock, and a basic cable net USA. Series is based on the […]
Cat’s meow: Quaid will star in his own animal rescue story
Dennis Quaid is the cat’s meow. He’s partnering with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures for unscripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid, which he’ll star in and exec produce. Project documents the animal lover’s recent headline-making pet rescue where he and partner Jimmy Jellinek set out on a mission to adopt a 6-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, […]
Turner Sports Shaq’s up
Big news at Turner Sports, as the company lands a multiyear extension of its partnership with Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s expanded role gains the Basketball Hall of Famer more airtime, including on TNT’s Inside the NBA and NBA on TNT, as well as contributions to NBA.com. He also will develop projects throughout the WarnerMedia portfolio including […]
The Tonys go digital
The 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will go on, presented digitally sometime in the fall. Date and platform are TBA. The event had originally been scheduled for June 7, but was replaced by plans for a streaming special on the same date due to COVID-19. That special was postponed amid unrest over the George Floyd […]
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