Carol Burnett To Receive First Honorary Golden Globe TV Award Which Will Be Named After Her

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Carol Burnett as the recipient of the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, which was unveiled last week. It honors the highest level of achievement in the medium. Named after it…

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Carol Burnett as the recipient of the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, which was unveiled last week. It honors the highest level of achievement in the medium. Named after its first recipient, The Carol Burnett Award — as it will be known going forward — is the TV equivalent of the Globes' film-focused Cecil B. DeMille Award, which also carries the name of its first recipient, director DeMille…

Warner Bros. Digital Networks President Craig Hunegs To Depart

Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group and President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, will be leaving the Studio at the end of the year, the company announced on Monday. Hunegs, a 20-year WBTV veteran, is the highe…

Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group and President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks, will be leaving the Studio at the end of the year, the company announced on Monday. Hunegs, a 20-year WBTV veteran, is the highest-ranking executive to leave the company since AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner was completed in the summer. He  is in charge of the one of the biggest growth areas AT&T has been targeting for WernerMedia — Warner Bros…

HBO Orders ‘Gorilla And The Bird’ Limited Series From Jean-Marc Vallée, Channing Tatum & Big Beach

HBO has greenlighted Gorilla and the Bird, a new limited series from Jean-Marc Vallée, the director/executive producer behind the network’s Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects. Vallée is set to direct and executive produce the project, based on Zac…

HBO has greenlighted Gorilla and the Birda new limited series from Jean-Marc Vallée, the director/executive producer behind the network’s Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects. Vallée is set to direct and executive produce the project, based on Zack McDermott's book Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love. It hails from Vallée’s crazyrose, Channing Tatum's Free Association and Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf's Big Beach, and will be an HBO-Big Beach…

Jennie Snyder Urman Sets Series Starring Jaime Camil At CBS, All Access Show As She Launches Company With Joanna Klein

Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman has teamed with veteran development executive Joanna Klein to launch Sutton St. Productions. The company will be based at CBS Television Studios under Urman’s overall deal there. Sutt…

Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman has teamed with veteran development executive Joanna Klein to launch Sutton St. Productions. The company will be based at CBS Television Studios under Urman’s overall deal there. Sutton St. already has set several high profile series set for development. That include Riches To Rags, a multi-camera comedy at CBS headlined and executive produced by Jane standout Jaime Camil, and You’re Killing Me, a comedy at CBS…

Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama ‘Conway’ In Works At NBC

NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.
Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective C…

NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal. Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city's most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal…

‘The Orville’ & ‘Good Trouble’ Eye Renewals After Landing Tax Incentives For Future Seasons

Fox’s The Orville and Freeform’s Good Trouble are yet to launch their second and first season, respectively, but the series look well positioned to get a renewal for another season after that.
In the latest round of California TV tax credit…

Fox’s The Orville and Freeform’s Good Trouble are yet to launch their second and first season, respectively, but the series look well positioned to get a renewal for another season after that. In the latest round of California TV tax credits, Seth MacFarlane’s space dramedy was approved to receive $15.8 million for a third season, up from the $14.5 million incentive it got for Season 2. Good Trouble, a sequel to Freeform’s The Fosters, qualified for a $6.6 million Season…

‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise With Host Jason Momoa

NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with host Jason Momoa, musical guest Mumford & Sons and Robert de Niro returning as Robert Mueller, averaged a 4.3 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with lo…

NBC's Saturday Night Live, with host Jason Momoa, musical guest Mumford & Sons and Robert de Niro returning as Robert Mueller, averaged a 4.3 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up from last week’s show, which was hosted by Claire Foy with musical guest Anderson .Paak (4.1, 1.5) to tie the episodes hosted by Jonah Hill and Steve Carell (both at 4.4, 1.7) for SNL's second…

Danny Masterson Urges Fans To Keep Watching ‘The Ranch’ After His Ouster

On Friday, Netflix released Part 6 (Season 3B) of its multi-camera comedy series The Ranch, the first batch of new episodes without original co-lead Danny Masterson who was fired at the end of filming of Part 5 over fallout from multiple previous accus…

On Friday, Netflix released Part 6 (Season 3B) of its multi-camera comedy series The Ranch, the first batch of new episodes without original co-lead Danny Masterson who was fired at the end of filming of Part 5 over fallout from multiple previous accusations of sexual assault against him. Early Saturday, Masterson weighed in on the new episodes, which addressed the fate of his character Rooster who was written off following Masterson’s abrupt firing. The actor gave the…

First Family Gets ‘Empire’ Makeover In ‘SNL’ Skit Asking ‘What If Donald Trump Was Black?’

With Empire on winter hiatus, Saturday Night Live filled the void with Them Trumps, a new drama “from the producers of Empire.”
Answering the question, “What if Donald Trump was black?”, it envisions the Trumps as White House versions of th…

With Empire on winter hiatus, Saturday Night Live filled the void with Them Trumps, a new drama “from the producers of Empire.” Answering the question, "What if Donald Trump was black?", it envisions the Trumps as White House versions of the Lyons: President Darius Trump (Kenan Thompson), First Lady Malika Trump (Leslie Jones in her best Cookie impersonation), their son Darius Trump Jr. (Chris Redd) and First Daughter L'evnka Trump (Ego Nwodim). Watch above to see how…

Comedy Starring Natasha Leggero In Works At CBS With Morgan Murphy

CBS  is developing Rachet, a multi-camera comedy from Another Period co-creator Natasha Leggero, who also is attached to star, and Morgan Murphy (Two Broke Girls).
Written by Leggero and Murphy, Ratchet centers on Jessica Rachet (Leggero), who must sta…

CBS  is developing Rachet, a multi-camera comedy from Another Period co-creator Natasha Leggero, who also is attached to star, and Morgan Murphy (Two Broke Girls). Written by Leggero and Murphy, Ratchet centers on Jessica Rachet (Leggero), who must start a new life and make new friends after her rich fiancé dies suddenly and leaves her to fend for herself. Murphy and Leggero executive produce with 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg for 3 Arts, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners…

‘Reef Break’: Desmond Chiam To Star In ABC/M6 Crime Drama Series

After an international search, Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles) has been tapped as one of the male leads opposite Poppy Montgomery in Reef Break, ABC’s 13-episode summer crime drama. Montgomery also executive produces the series, which is …

After an international search, Desmond Chiam (The Shannara Chronicles) has been tapped as one of the male leads opposite Poppy Montgomery in Reef Break, ABC’s 13-episode summer crime drama. Montgomery also executive produces the series, which is based on her idea, along with Ken Sanzel, who will write as well as serve as showrunner. Reef Break originated at ABC Studios International and was ordered to series by France's M6 in May. ABC picked it up for a summer run in…

‘Hit the Floor’ Canceled By BET After 4 Seasons

BET Networks has opted not to renew its scripted series Hit the Floor for a fifth season.
The show, created and executive produced by James LaRosa, moved to BET after three seasons on its original network, VH1. The decision comes three months after Hit…

BET Networks has opted not to renew its scripted series Hit the Floor for a fifth season. The show, created and executive produced by James LaRosa, moved to BET after three seasons on its original network, VH1. The decision comes three months after Hit the Floor, which follows the Devil Girls, the premier professional dance squad for the Los Angeles Devils basketball team, wrapped its eight-episode Season 4 run on BET. “At this time, BET Networks will not be moving…

ABC Buys Fashion Drama ‘Threads’ From ‘Cruel Intentions’ Lindsey Rosin

ABC has put in development Threads, a drama from writer Lindsey Rosin (NBC’s Cruel Intentions), Random Hill and ABC Studios.
Written by Rosin, Threads centers around aspiring designer Jessica Lee, who finds herself at the center of the biggest ba…

ABC has put in development Threads, a drama from writer Lindsey Rosin (NBC’s Cruel Intentions), Random Hill and ABC Studios. Written by Rosin, Threads centers around aspiring designer Jessica Lee, who finds herself at the center of the biggest battle for power in the fashion world when the legendary founder of the iconic brand — where she currently works as an assistant — is forced to step down, setting off a cutthroat, high-stakes search for his replacement. Caught…

Channing Dungey: Speculation On Move To Netflix Intensifies

Channing Dungey is still at ABC, wrapping things up and working on the transition to her successor as ABC Entertainment president, Karey Burke, but speculation about what she would do next is growing.
As we noted in the story at the time of the announc…

Channing Dungey is still at ABC, wrapping things up and working on the transition to her successor as ABC Entertainment president, Karey Burke, but speculation about what she would do next is growing. As we noted in the story at the time of the announcement of Dungey’s departure, there had been a lot of chatter about her possibly going to Netflix. A couple of weeks later, that chatter has intensified. There is nothing official, and it is unclear whether Dungey has even…

‘Night Gallery’: Reimagening Of Rod Serling’s Anthology Series In Works At Syfy From Jeff Davis & David Janollari

EXCLUSIVE: Another classic Rod Serling anthology series is getting a revival. In a competitive situation, Syfy has landed a re-imagination of Night Gallery, from Teen Wolf creator/executive producer Jeff Davis and Midnight, Texas executive producer Dav…

EXCLUSIVE: Another classic Rod Serling anthology series is getting a revival. In a competitive situation, Syfy has landed a re-imagination of Night Gallery, from Teen Wolf creator/executive producer Jeff Davis and Midnight, Texas executive producer David Janollari. Picked up for development, the project will be co-produced by Universal TV, where David Janollari Entertainment is based, and Universal Cable Prods. Night Gallery, which ran on NBC from 1969-73 on NBC, was…

Apple Nears Order To Series Starring Richard Gere From Howard Gordon & Warren Leight Based On Israel’s ‘Nevelot’

Apple is finalizing an eight-episode order for a drama series starring Richard Gere. The project, from Howard Gordon (24) and Warren Leight (Law & Order: SVU), is based on the Israeli series Nevelot and hails from Fox 21 Television Studios, Gordon&…

Apple is finalizing an eight-episode order for a drama series starring Richard Gere. The project, from Howard Gordon (24) and Warren Leight (Law & Order: SVU), is based on the Israeli series Nevelot and hails from Fox 21 Television Studios, Gordon’s 20th TV-based Teakwood Lane Prods. and Keshet Studios. Written by Gordon and showrun by Gordon and Leight, the untitled series centers on two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends — one of whom is played by Gere — who find…

‘Limetown’: Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin & Kelly Jenrette Cast In Facebook Series

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (A Private War) is set to star opposite lead Jessica Biel in Limetown, Facebook Watch’s 10-episode series based on the popular podcast. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin (Quantico), Emmy nominee Kelly Jenrette (The…

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (A Private War) is set to star opposite lead Jessica Biel in Limetown, Facebook Watch’s 10-episode series based on the popular podcast. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin (Quantico), Emmy nominee Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale), John Beasley (Shots Fired) and Louis Ferreira (Netflix's Travelers) also have been cast in the series which hails from Endeavor Content and Midnight Radio. Principal production began in Vancouver on…

Golden Globes Establishes Honorary Award For Achievement In Television

We live in a golden age of television — or gilded as FX boss John Landgraf recently remarked — with the volume of production exploding and quality scaling new heights. With television now rivaling film in level of on- and off-screen talent …

We live in a golden age of television — or gilded as FX boss John Landgraf recently remarked — with the volume of production exploding and quality scaling new heights. With television now rivaling film in level of on- and off-screen talent and critical acclaim, the medium and its creators are getting acknowledged by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with a special honorary award. At the top of the nominations announcement for the 76th Golden Globe Awards Thursday…

‘New York Undercover’ Reboot Eyed By ABC From Dick Wolf & Ben Watkins

EXCLUSIVE: ABC, which is rebooting its iconic series NYPD Blue, also is looking to bring back another 1990s New York cop drama, Dick Wolf’s New York Undercover. I hear ABC is in talks for a new incarnation of New York Undercover, which will be wr…

EXCLUSIVE: ABC, which is rebooting its iconic series NYPD Blue, also is looking to bring back another 1990s New York cop drama, Dick Wolf’s New York Undercover. I hear ABC is in talks for a new incarnation of New York Undercover, which will be written by Hand of God creator Ben Watkins. The project from Wolf Entertainment is expected to be a co-production between Universal TV, where the company is based, and ABC Studios. Wolf would executive produce with Watkins and Wolf…

Golden Globes: Andy Samberg & Sandra Oh To Co-Host 2019 Awards On NBC

A month before the 2019 Golden Globes and a day before nominations are announced, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh have been named co-hosts for the Jan. 6 ceremony.
This is only the second time the Golden Globes ha…

A month before the 2019 Golden Globes and a day before nominations are announced, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg and Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh have been named co-hosts for the Jan. 6 ceremony. This is only the second time the Golden Globes has been hosted by a duo, following the three-year stint of Samberg’s former Saturday Night Live colleagues Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Samberg was the obvious choice to host the awards. He is a Golden Globe winner for Brooklyn Nine-Ni…

‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Reboot In Works At MTV Studios With Ice Cube Set To Star

MTV Studios is reviving another classic MTV series, Celebrity Deathmatch. The recently launched studio is developing a reimagined version of the claymation cult-favorite stop-motion satire that skewered celebrities, politicians and everyone in between …

MTV Studios is reviving another classic MTV series, Celebrity Deathmatch. The recently launched studio is developing a reimagined version of the claymation cult-favorite stop-motion satire that skewered celebrities, politicians and everyone in between during its famed original run. Ice Cube is attached to star and will executive produce alongside his partner Jeff Kwatinetz through his Cube Vision production company. Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive…