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Machinima.com, flush with cash after recently raising $3.85 million in capital, has announced the Machinima Comedy Lab, where the site is bringing on fifteen traditional TV writers, each to develop a comedy web series pilots. The series will be greenlit for up to four episodes each before they decide whether to further produce the series. Amongst the list veteran writers selected are Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone, Family Guy scribe Mike Rowe and a number of former staffers on The Simpsons. The full list: * Chris Cluess: Mad TV, The Simpsons, Cheers * Bill Freiberger: Drawn Together, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Simpsons * Eric Horsted: Boondocks, Knights of Prosperity, Futurama * Ken Keeler: Futurama, The Simpsons, Wings * Stacie Lipp: King of Queens, Roseanne, Married With Children * Christina Lynch: Wildfire, The Dead Zone, Unhappily Ever After * Peggy Nicoll: WordGirl, Daria * Bill Oakley: Mission Hill, »
- Marc Hustvedt
21 November 2008 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Daytime talker "The Tyra Banks Show" is moving to the CW's afternoon block in September.
The hourlong show, from Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution and Telepictures Prods., has been airing in syndication for four seasons. The switch to the CW will see "Tyra" double-run from 3-5 p.m. weekdays.
As a result of "Tyra" moving to the CW, Wbdtd will begin offering the freshman court program "Judge Jeanine Pirro" in first-run syndication for fall 2009. The show is now airing from 3-4 p.m. weekdays on the CW, followed by the sitcoms "The Wayans Bros." and "The Jamie Foxx Show" from 4-5 p.m.
"Tyra" will continue to air new episodes in syndication, where it's cleared in 97% of the country, »
- By Kimberly Nordyke
Have the networks run out of new episodes of your favorite shows? The writers strike has brought the current TV season to a standstill but thankfully you can still find performers from cancelled shows. Check out what some of them are doing!
Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) are the latest to join the cast of the upcoming G.I. Joe live-action movie. Wayans will play Ripcord, a leader of the military unit, while Gordon-Levitt's role is currently unknown. Filming will begin in February and the movie hits theaters on August 7, 2009.
Antoni Corone (Oz) has signed on to Paul Greengrass' Imperial Life in the Emerald City movie. He'll be acting alongside Matt Damon (Project Greenlight) and Amy Ryan (The Wire, Kidnapped), and will play a colonel in Baghdad's Green Zone. Production is currently underway in Spain.
3 items from 2008
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