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Deadline Hollywood’s Pete Hammond Wins 50th Annual Publicists Award: Hooray!

22 February 2013 2:02 PM, PST

Both Deadline Film Editor Mike Fleming and Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond were nominated for the 50th Annual Publicists Award this year. At the gala luncheon held today, the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (Iatse Local 600) announced that Hammond won. (Like it would have killed you flacks to give it to both our guys?) Pete now becomes only the second journalist to win this award twice. Deadline TV Editor Nellie Andreeva was nominated last year. And, believe it or not, I was nominated in 2008. (Everybody immediately thought it was a hoax.) What an incredible showing for our small staff! Deadline is very proud of all our nominees and this year’s winner. Other winners were announced in four categories: the Les Mason Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor they can bestow on one of their members, went to Heidi Schaeffer, vice president Pmkbnc Public Relations; the International Media Award »

- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

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Oscars: The Money, The Ads & Kimmel

22 February 2013 1:38 PM, PST

The Academy Awards are about movies but they are also about money, too. And this year the moolah looks good for ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At around $1.7 million to $1.8 million for a 30-second spot, the Walt Disney Company-owned network has sold out its ad inventory for this Sunday’s show. The price for those spots are the highest the network has charged since 2008 when the economy started to tank. Advertisers Diet Coke, Neutrogena, J.C. Penny, Hyundai, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Chobani Yogurt, and Grey Poupon are all hoping that host Seth MacFarlane will meet or beat those numbers for the new commercial campaigns they are launching. Other advertisers include Amex, Samsung, McDonald’s, Sprint, the University of Phoenix, Royal Caribbean, Anheuser-Busch and Ameriprise. In terms of the studios, Paramount, Weinstein Company and Universal won’t have movie ads. Disney, who gets discounted rate advertising from ABC, »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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Jane Lynch To Host NBC’s Game Show Series ‘Hollywood Game Night’

22 February 2013 1:30 PM, PST

Glee co-star Jane Lynch has been named as host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, a new game show series executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner that features A-list celebrities hanging out and playing games with fun-loving non-celebrity contestants in a cocktail party atmosphere. “With Jane Lynch on board as our host, we now have a key component in place that will further enliven the sheer fun of a raucous Hollywood party that will include real everyday people,” said NBC’s president of alternative Paul Telegdy. The hour-long game show series is based on Hayes’ real-life “game nights,” showcasing popular celebrities enjoying themselves in a cocktail party environment. Hollywood Game Night — which has an eight-episode order — brings both players and viewers into the exclusive world of Hollywood royalty as celebrities gather for a fun, pop-culture based game night. The series is produced by Hazy Mills Prods., Mission Control Media and Universal TV. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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‘Big Miracle’, ‘Darling Companion’ Among 2013 Genesis Award Nominees

22 February 2013 1:00 PM, PST

Universal’s Big Miracle, Sony’s Darling Companion, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and FX’s Sons Of Anarchy are among the film and television programs nominated for the 2013 Genesis Awards. The annual honors from the Humane Society of the United States recognize news and entertainment media in 15 categories for helping raise awareness of animal issues and animal protection. This year’s awards gala will be held March 23 at the Beverly Hilton, where the Hsus Wyler Award will go to pop star Ke$ha. Feature Film Big Miracle Universal Pictures Darling Companion Kasdan Films / Sony Delhi Safari Fantastic Films International, LLC To The Arctic Imax /Warner Bros. Dramatic Series Grey’S Anatomy “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” ABC Harry’S Law “Gorilla My Dreams” NBC Sons Of Anarchy “J’ai Obtenu Cette” FX Sid Caesar Comedy Award The Colbert Report Representative Steve King on dogfighting Comedy Central Futurama “31st Century »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Mark Pellegrino Cast In CW Pilot ‘The Tomorrow People’

22 February 2013 12:16 PM, PST

Lost alum Mark Pellegrino will co-star in the CW drama pilot The Tomorrow People. Written/exec produced by Phil Klemmer based on the cult British series, exec produced by Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti and directed/exec produced by Danny Cannon, Tomorrow People is about several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution and work together to defeat the forces of evil. Pellegrino, repped by Domain and Framework, will play Dr. Jedikiah Price, an evolutionary biologist committed to containing the threat posed by the “Tomorrow People,” whom he believes to be a grave danger to the human race. He recurs on the CW veteran series Supernatural and on Syfy’s Being Human. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Henry Ian Cusick To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘The Hundred’, Rhys Coiro Joins CBS’ ‘Hostages’

22 February 2013 11:30 AM, PST

Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined another drama project with sci-fi underlining, the CW pilot The Hundred. Based on Alloy books by Kass Morgan, the Warner Bros. TV-produced The Hundred is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization when the space station housing human survivors called the Ark sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Cusick, repped by Management 360, Innovative and attorney Jamie Feldman, will play Kane, an ambitious officer aboard the Ark who has his sights set on the Chancellor’s job. He co-starred on the first season of ABC’s Scandal and recurs in Body Of Proof and The Mentalist. Entourage alum Rhys Coiro has been cast in Hostages, CBS‘ drama pilot from writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on an Israeli format, the project centers on Ellen (Toni Collette), a successful »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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James Van Der Beek To Star In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Friends With Better Lives’

22 February 2013 11:00 AM, PST

Don’t Trust The B— In Apt. 23 co-star James Van Der Beek has been tapped as a lead in Dana Klein’s CBS comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, which is directed by James Burrows. The multi-camera project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kaplan Entertainment, revolves around six 30-something friends who each think the other has it better. Van Der Beek, repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment, will play one of them, Will, a sarcastic gynecologist who expects the absolute worst from everyone after his (soon-to-be) ex-wife’s infidelity. Apt. 23 was Van Der Beek’s first major comedy series gig that followed his viral FunnyOrDie videos. He liked the experience and liked working with Apt. 23 producer 20th TV, which led to him signing on for another half-hour project with the studio. The Dawson’s Creek alum currently stars in the Geffen Playhouse’s production of The Gift and will »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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TV Land Slots Ashton Kutcher’s Reality Series ‘Forever Young’

22 February 2013 10:59 AM, PST

In one of the longest journeys to the schedule, TV Land today announced that Forever Young, its half-hour unscripted series from Ashton Kutcher‘s production company, will premiere on April 3 with back-to-back episodes. That is almost three years after the network picked up the series with a six-episode order in 2010. Produced by Kutcher and Jason Goldberg’s Katalyst and Eyeworks USA, headed by Jd Roth and Todd A. Nelson, Forever Young chronicles what happens when five “juniors” under the age of 30 and five “seniors” over age 70 live together in the same house. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Cameraman Seriously Injured On The Set Of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

22 February 2013 10:41 AM, PST

Exclusive: There has been an accident on the set of the CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles during the filming of a key episode, which serves as a backdoor pilot for a planted spinoff series. I’ve learned that a steadicam operator was pinned against something last night, suffering serious injuries. He is currently in the hospital. Production was shut down immediately following the accident. It is resuming today. Written by Shane Brennan, the spinoff episode of NCIS: La is toplined by Kim Raver and John Corbett. This is the third major accident on a set of a TV show since the beginning of the year. In January, a stuntman suffered serious head injuries during filming of ABC’s series Castle, with a guest actress also hurt. And two weeks ago, a helicopter pilot, a cameraman and a cast member died in a helicopter crash while filming a new reality TV series for Discovery Channel. »


- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Bridget Regan To Star In ABC’s ‘Murder In Manhattan’, Angelique Cabral Gets ‘Enlisted’

22 February 2013 10:15 AM, PST

Former Legend Of The Seeker star Bridget Regan has been tapped as a lead in ABC’s hourlong pilot Murder In Manhattan, executive produced by Ryan Reynolds. Written by Maria Maggenti and directed by Cherie Nowlan, Murder In Manhattan is a dramedy set in New York centering on mother Blythe and daughter Lex (Regan) who team up as amateur sleuths. The sassy Lex works in the Mayor’s office by day, and works as sleuth with Blythe by night. Reynolds and Allan Loeb’s DarkFire TV co-produces the pilot, which will film in New York, with ABC Studios. Murder In Manhattan reunites Regan with ABC Studios, which also produced the cult syndicated fantasy series Legend Of The Seeker. Regan, repped by Tmt Entertainment and Gersh, recently recurred on the CW’s Beauty And The Beast. Angelique Cabral has been cast as the female lead in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Enlisted. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Zero Hour’ Falls, ‘Vampire Diaries’ Up, ‘Idol’ Rises, ‘Parks & Recreation’ And ‘Community’ Hit Lows

22 February 2013 9:22 AM, PST

The second week of ABC’s Zero Hour (1.1/3) saw nightmares of Nazis, more secrets revealed and the Book of Revelation consulted. The new conspiracy drama also the ratings spiral downward. Coming off the lowest-rated in-season debut ever for a scripted show on ABC, the Anthony Edwards show fell 21% from last week. With a 1.3/4, the CW’s 8 Pm The Vampire Diaries actually beat both Zero Hour and NBC’s Community (1.1/3) and the 8:30 Pm Parks And Recreation (1.3/4) among the key 18-49 demographic for the hour. The CW show was up a strong 30% from last week while the NBC comedies were down 8% and 13% from last week respectively. Thursday also saw series’ lows for both NBC comedies. Beauty And The Beast (0.6/1) was also up on the CW. The show rose 20% from last week’s 0.5/1 fast nationals. Related: NBC To Finish 5th In Sweeps For First Time The most watched show of the night with 17.35 million viewers, »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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Hill Harper Leaves ‘CSI:ny’, Joins USA’s ‘Covert Affairs’ As New Series Regular

22 February 2013 9:00 AM, PST

CSI: NY‘s Hill Harper is joining the upcoming fourth season of of USA’s drama series Covert Affairs as a new series regular alongside Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett and Peter Gallagher. CSI:ny’s ninth season finale airs tonight on CBS, and by most accounts it will be a series finale as the CSI spinoff appears unlikely to return. CBS has not made a final decision, but I hear Harper’s deal was up at the end of this season, and he is moving on. He looked at a number of options, including pilots, but I hear he wanted to join a cable series that is on the air. Harper is a fan of Covert Affairs, and shares a bond with its creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord as all three went to Brown University. The 16-episode Season 4 of Covert Affairs, which is currently filming in Toronto, picks »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Peter Riegert To Star In Fox Series ‘Dads’, Michael Weston Joins CW Pilot ‘Blink’

22 February 2013 9:00 AM, PST

Peter Riegert (The Good Wife) has been cast as a lead opposite Tommy Dewey in Dads, Fox‘s six-episode multi-camera comedy series from Ted‘s Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and Seth MacFarlane. Written by Sulkin and Wild, Dads centers on two successful guys in their 30s, Eli and Warner (Dewey), who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them. Riegert, repped by Buchwald/Fortitude, will play Eli’s Jewish father, described as a quiet monster of negativity. Having spent his life being impossible to please, David finds that no one can tolerate his company. 20th TV is producing. Michael Weston (House) is set to co-star in Blink, the CW’s drama pilot executive produced by David Marshall Grant (Smash). Written by Vera Herbert, Blink is a quirky, humorous family drama narrated by the father, Greg, who is in a coma-like state following a »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Margo Martindale Cast In Greg Garcia’s CBS Comedy Pilot

22 February 2013 8:00 AM, PST

Emmy winner Margo Martindale (Justified) is set to co-star opposite Will Arnett in CBS‘ untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot. The project, written and executive produced by Raising Hope and My Name Is Earl creator Garcia, centers on Jack (Arnett), a recently divorced guy whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own. Martindale plays the mother, Carol, a vibrant but meddlesome and slightly controlling character who has to have her finger in every pie. CBS Studios is producing. Last season Gersh-repped Martindale also was cast in a comedy pilot, ABC’s Counter Culture, which was not completed after co-star Delta Burke sustained an injury on set. In another CBS comedy pilot casting, Christian Barillas has joined the untitled Jim Gaffigan project, about Jim (Gaffigan), a guy who lives with his wife Jeannie (Mira Sorvino) and five kids in a 2-bedroom New York apartment. Barillas plays Arlen, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Charter Communications Q4 Loss Exceeds Estimates As Costs Rise

22 February 2013 5:33 AM, PST

I suspect investors will be more interested today in hearing about Charter’s plans for the Rocky Mountain cable systems it’s buying from Cablevision. And that may suit management just fine: Charter reports that it had a $40M loss at year end, a 40% improvement from its loss in 2011, on revenues of $1.9B, +4.3%. Revenues were right on target with analysts’ expectations. But the loss per share, at 41 cents, was worse than the 28 cents the Street anticipated. Charter says that it had to shell out $26M more for programming than it did at the end of 2011, contributing to a 5.8% increase in costs and expenses. Outlays for property, plant and equipment also increased 37% to $449M as part of CEO Tom Rutledge’s campaign to upgrade the broadband network and customers’ set top boxes. Still, the company lost 36,000 video customers from the previous quarter, lowering the total to 3.99M. The highly lucrative Internet »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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BBC Releases 3,000 Documents From Inquiry Into Jimmy Savile/’Newsnight’ Scandal

22 February 2013 5:24 AM, PST

The BBC this morning published 3,000 pages of interviews and correspondence related to the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal and the 2011 shelving of a Newsnight program that would have revealed the late host’s alleged crimes. The documents include few earthshattering revelations, but are laced with internal criticisms and email chains that provide a window onto the workings of the venerable broadcaster whose armor has been severely dinged in the past several months as a result of the combined crises. (Read the full report here.) The documents, provided by the Pollard Inquiry into the handling of the Newsnight affair, include testimony from key witnesses like Newsnight anchor Jeremy Paxman, whose evidence has been the focus of much scrutiny given its criticisms of management. He told interviewers that the Pollard Inquiry was being conducted in a “ridiculous fashion” and called the BBC’s behavior regarding the Newsnight report “contemptible.” He further said »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Espn Close To Deal For Big East Games Through 2020: Reports

22 February 2013 1:35 AM, PST

Espn is said to have matched NBC’s offer for a media rights package to the Big East conference’s games through the 2019-2020 academic year in a deal worth $130M, according to various sports media reports. NBC Sports Network made an official offer last week and Espn, as the current primary rights holder, had one week to meet the bid. Sources said Espn matched the financial offer, but further details are to be considered. Presidents from the Big East could vote as early as this weekend on accepting the deal for seven years of men’s basketball and six years of football, Espn reported. Big East’s current basketball deal with Espn and CBS expires after the 2012-13 school year. Its deal with Espn for football expires after the 2013-14 term. Espn’s league sources said CBS would also extend its basketball rights deal for an extra $2M per year. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Pistorius-Steenkamp, ‘Reclaim’, Savile Fallout, David Haslingden

21 February 2013 8:31 PM, PST

BBC Three Orders Reeva Steenkamp Special Fast-turnaround specialiast Mentorn Media is at it again. The producer has been commissioned by BBC Three for a quickie doc about the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp’s shooting death has been making headlines since she was killed on Valentine’s Day with star athlete Oscar Pistorius accused of murder. He has pleaded not guilty. Nick London is producing and directing for BBC Three. Rick Edwards, who presented Paralympics coverage for Channel 4, will host. Mentorn’s credits include Ricky GervaisAn Idiot Abroad for Sky and HBO documentary For Neda. It also recently made fast-turnaround docs about Hurricane Sandy and the Aurora, Colorado massacre. Mentorn’s sister company Passion Distribution is handling sales. Luketic, Former MGM Exec Sutherland Team On Oz Thriller Los Angeles-based Australian director Alan White is set to direct Reclaim, a psychological thriller about an American couple who come to »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Jesse Lee Soffer Toplines NBC’s ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, French Stewart Joins CBS’ ‘Mom’

21 February 2013 7:01 PM, PST

Exclusive: Jesse Lee Soffer (Fox’s The Mob Doctor) has landed the lead in NBC’s drama pilot Hatfields & McCoys, a modern-day take on the infamous feud executive produced by Charlize Theron. Written by John Glenn and directed by Michael Mayer, the project is set in present day Pittsburgh. A startling death re-ignites the feud between these two legendary families, unleashing decades of resentment. Soffer, repped by Innovative and The Collective, plays Patrick McCoy, the steady, fair-minded prodigal son of the McCoy family who returns home after years away. When his father is gunned down shortly thereafter and all evidence points to the Hatfields, Patrick finds himself at the breaking point, and he vows to destroy the Hatfields. 3rd Rock From The Sun alum French Stewart is returning to multi-camera comedy with a regular role in Chuck Lorre’s CBS comedy pilot Mom. The project, which Lorre co-wrote with Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Charlie Cox To Play The Lead In CBS Pilot ‘The Ordained’

21 February 2013 6:30 PM, PST

Charlie Cox (Stardust) has been cast as the lead of CBS’ drama pilot The Ordained, executive produced by Frank Marshall. Directed by Rj Cutler from a script by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, The Ordained centers on Tom Reilly (Cox), the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. Cullen and Robert Zotnowski co-executive produce, while Marshall, Larry Shuman and A.B. Fischer exec produce for CBS TV Studios. Brit Cox recently co-starred on HBO’s mob drama Boardwalk Empire and had a small part on Downton Abbey. On The Ordained, he joins Nestor Serrano. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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