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TNT and TBS have ramped up their development by taking a chance on four new projects from producers and writers like Dean Devlin (Leverage); Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Voyager), and Allan Loeb (The Switch, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). TNT ordered three pilots: An update of TV’s long-running Dallas, which will focus on rivals J.R. and Bobby Ewing, from Cynthia Cidre (The Mambo Kings); Perception, a drama from Biller and Sussman that’s about an eccentric neuroscientist who help the Feds solve complex cases, and the untitled Loeb project, a drama based on The Rabbit Factory by novelist Marshall Karp. »
- Lynette Rice
A leak from a collapsed rig off the Gulf Coast hit headlines in April, and despite desperate efforts to stem the flow of oil, it has washed ashore in states including Louisiana and Florida.
Principal has become the latest star to lend her support, offering the sum in a bid to encourage non-profit groups Oceana and the Natural Resources Defense Council to work together to overcome the environmental disaster.
Other stars involved in the clean-up efforts include actor Kevin Costner, who has been testing out a water-oil separation device designed by his brother, and filmmaker James Cameron, who held talks with officials on Tuesday in a bid to help solve the crisis.
Stephen Baldwin is also filming a documentary detailing the disaster. »
5 April 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Friday, like Saturday, was once a haven for some of the best programming on television, featuring some of the most beloved shows of all time.
Baby boomers will recall ABC's classic early-1970s lineup anchored by "The Brady Bunch" and capped off with "Love, American Style." Soap lovers were glued to CBS' combination of "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest" in the 1980s, a tandem that topped the ratings for most of the decade. ABC branded the night "TGIF" and populated it with entries like "Full House" and "Family Matters" for years. NBC introduced ultra-cool "Miami Vice." And the masses were introduced to Fox's "The X-Files" and CBS' "CSI" on this evening.
All is certainly not as it used to be. The "X-Files" morphed into a long-running Sunday staple, while "CSI," of course, still airs on Thursday -- two nights that are considerably more profitable from an ad revenue standpoint. "CSI," in fact, »
- By Marc Berman, Mediaweek
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