• Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:17:53 +0000
    USA Network and Oxygen have cut a deal for the rerun rights to NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” The drama series hails from producer Dick Wolf’s prolific Wolf Entertainment banner based at Universal Television. The series is heading into its fifth season its NBC. “Chicago P.D.” is one of three Chicago-based procedurals that have become pillars of... Read more »
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:05:59 +0000
    Veteran music producer and “American Idol” alum Randy Jackson is launching a new full-service production facility called Starwest Studios. Jackson is partnered with Richard G. Stewart Jr., who serves as CEO, and TV and live event producer Sammy Oriti on the Burbank complex, which will hold a launch event on Wednesday (Sept. 27) featuring performers Willdabeast Adams & Janelle Ginestra.... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:11:24 +0000
    The very title of “The Long-Awaited Album,” Steve Martin's new album, tells you that the actor/banjoist has gotten a lot more comfortable with making comedy a crucial part of his bluegrass persona.
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:21 +0000
    CBS is developing a drama series based on real-life attorney Carrie Goldberg, Variety has learned exclusively. The untitled project would follow a young lawyer in Brooklyn who, after enduring vicious online and offline attacks herself, opens her own firm to place herself and her team on the front lines of defending victims of crimes in the... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:13 +0000
    Disney and the cable company once known as Cablevision are at it again. The two companies, whose fractious carriage negotiations in 2010 resulted in viewers in New York and Connecticut missing 13 minutes of ABC’s broadcast of the Oscars awards ceremonies, are heading for an impasse in current discussions, according to Disney. Altice NV purchased... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:36:39 +0000
    A judge on Friday denied director Farhad Safinia’s request to seize and destroy a producer’s cut of “The Professor and the Madman,” the Mel Gibson film about the Oxford English Dictionary. Safinia says he was thrown off the film after Voltage Pictures refused his request to shoot five additional days at Oxford University. He filed... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30:58 +0000
    Greg Berlanti has signed on to executive produce two new drama projects in development at The CW, Variety has learned. The first project is titled “Hold Fast.” It is described as an epic love story told in two timelines, following an injured Union soldier in the Reconstruction-era South who awakens reincarnated in present-day Charleston. With rapidly... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:27:02 +0000
    David Lyle, a TV veteran who championed unscripted TV and headed National Geographic Channels and Fox Reality Channel, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He was 67. After working in TV in Australia and in London, Lyle came to Los Angeles in 2001 as head of FremantleMedia... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:51:17 +0000
    At the end of the sixth season of “Scandal,” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was in the power seat as the chief of staff to the first female president (Bellamy Young’s Mellie) and the new head of B613. And when the seventh and final season starts, Olivia is enjoying wielding her power, even though it may... Read more »
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:30:31 +0000
    Fox has ordered a script for a drama series based on the book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” Variety has learned exclusively. The book by Lawrence Otis Graham was a non-fiction piece in which Graham interviewed members of some of the most prominent black families in America. The series is described as... Read more »
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