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Last year, Fox aired nine new shows and ended up dropping six of them. How will the network do in the ratings this time around? How many 2016-17 shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned.How do the execs decide what to cancel or keep? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving.Fox shows this season (so far): 24: Legacy, American Grit, Apb, Beat Shazam, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, The Exorcist, The F Word, Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, Kicking & Screaming, The Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, Love Connection, Lucifer, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mick, My Kitchen Rules, New Girl, Pitch, Prison Break, Rosewood, Scream Queens, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, Son of Zorn, Star and You the Jury.Read More… »
After years of development for the big screen and the small screen, Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic cartoon The Jetsons will be reborn on ABC as a live-actino multi-camera comedy. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke will act as executive producers, and Gary Janetti, whose writing and producing credits include Family Guy and Will and Grace, will also executive […]
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- Monique Jones
It’s a match made in Broadway heaven!
MacFarlane, 43, kicked off the performance, using his clear voice as he drove through the streets. Soon, the 24-year-old joined in and the duo delivered the lyrics with a certain animated — and man-eating — plant in the back seat.
The Family Guy creator briefly slammed on the brakes during the duet, but that didn’t faze the stars.
“We almost died! But the belting was more important! »
- Char Adams
e Back in July, Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarland told fans about his brighter, more hopeful vision in science fiction television, with his new fall show The Orville. Today, news breaks from stars and producers of two other broadcast network, primetime dramas, about a brighter, more hopeful tone. Grey’s Anatomy co-star Giacomo Gianniotti talked to TVLine about a lighter tone this season. Also, co-creator of Agent Carter Tara Butters tells THR her new show “is really about hope.” Is optimism the new trend for fall broadcast television? In July, Seth MacFarland talked about how science-fiction television in general had vacated the
Is Optimism the New Trend for Fall TV?? »
- Chris St Martin
According to a recent report from Soapcentral, we’re about to see a new male arrive on the scene for CBS’s hit soap opera show “The Bold And The Beautiful.” The crew has decided to hire former Happy Days actor Don Most (above) to come on and play a character named Pete. If any of you watch Happy Days, Don played character Ralph Malph on the show. Getting back to the Pete character, Soapcentral says he’ll be a handyman that arrives to help spruce up the Spectra Fashions building after a fire breaks out. Don recently talked to TV Insider and gave them a little more intel about his Pete role saying, “It's an old building and there's something very dicey going on with the electrical wiring. Pete keeps telling them he's no expert, but they don't want to spring for a real electrician. And then they hire him back a second time! »
- Andre Braddox
Vulture WatchHow long will Peter Griffin and the family stay in Quahog, Rhode Island? Has the Family Guy TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 15th season on Fox? The television vulture is on the lookout for all TV series cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of Family Guy season 15. Bookmark it or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?An animated comedy airing on the television network, Family Guy follows stereotypical sitcom dad Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane). Overweight and a bit dim, Peter is close to his kids, despite being a heavy drinker. A piano teacher, wife Lois (Alex Borstein) is a stay-at-home mother and usually the impatient voice of reason. An outcast at school, 18-year-old Meg (Mila Kunis) is the family's preferred dumping »
Blanc has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of marketing, advertiser sales. She joined the company in 2013, and has nearly 20 years of experience within the industry. She has previously held positions at New Line Television, Plum TV, Martha Stewart Living, and NBCUniversal. Goldman has been elevated to the role of senior vice president of international distribution and international production. She came onboard at Sony in 2014, having previously worked at AMC Networks, Yahoo, and NBCUniversal over her 20-plus year career. Both will report to Sheraton Kalouria, President and Chief Marketing Officer, Sony Pictures Television.
The announcement of the promotions comes just a day after the company announced that former Fox executive Jeffrey Glaser has been hired as the executive vice president of U.S. current programming. He spent almost 20 years with, mostly »
- Joe Otterson
Logan Lucky. 2017
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Sebastian Stan, Farrah Mackenzie, Jack Quaid, Brian Gleeson, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Macon Blair, and Hilary Swank.
Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina.
By now most filmgoers are aware that Logan Lucky marks the end of directing retirement for Steven Soderbergh (hallelujah), but an incredibly noteworthy piece of information is that the film’s credited writer Rebecca Blunt is believed to be a fictitious person and pseudonym for another writer, possibly Steven Soderbergh himself. Odd touches such as this are to be expected from one of the all-time greats (including a fantastic riff on the “no one was harmed during the making of this film”ending credits graphic), and are just a few reasons why the director hasn’t lost a step during his time away. »
- Robert Kojder
With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industry news you shouldn’t miss so you can be sure you're firmly in the know! “The Jetsons” will get the live action treatment.In keeping with both the live action and revival trends, ABC is currently at work on a live action adaptation of the hit animated series, “The Jetsons.” The comedy, which follows a family living 100 years in the future, will be a multi-camera sitcom and will be written by “Family Guy” talent Gary Janetti. Connie Britton sets small screen return.After exiting the ABC-turned-cmt drama “Nashville,” television stalwart Britton has lined up her next onscreen gig. The Emmy-nominated actor has booked a recurring gig on “Smilf,” a new comedy debuting on Showtime. »
TBS is taking “Conan” internationally for the seventh time in two years as host Conan O’Brien travels to Israel. “Conan Without Boarders: Israel” will be a primetime special airing Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. O’Brien plans to visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, among other locations yet to be announced. “Conan” airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. on TBS. The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.
“Diana, 7 Days,” a two-hour documentary capturing the week following the 1997 death of Princess Diana, will air on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The film documents the time between Princess Diana’s tragic death and her funeral, and the effect it had on the United Kingdom and the world. This marks the first time her two sons, Prince William »
- Rebecca Rubin
Emma Stone has had a pretty amazing run in her career as of late. She won her first Oscar for her work in La La Land, which wound up being a tremendous box office smash and has made her one of the most in-demand actresses working in Hollywood. It has also made her the highest-paid actress working today. The numbers don't lie; Emma Stone has topped Jennifer Lawrence as the highest-paid actress of 2017.
The news comes from Forbes, who report that Emma Stone made an incredibly impressive $26 million worldwide before taxes over the last year. Last year, it was Jennifer Lawrence who took the top spot for her work in The Hunger Games and X-Men franchises. She slipped to number three this year since her franchise money has dried up a bit, but she is still pulling in more than $20 million a year.
The rest of the top 5 was filled »
Glaser will succeed Kim Rozenfeld as exec VP of U.S. current programming. Glaser’s appointment, effective Sept. 5, marks the first major executive change under the new executive regime at Sony’s TV production arm, now led by president Jeff Frost and co-presidents Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter. Rozenfeld had been with the studio since 2011.
“With over 20 years of experience in this space, Jeffrey is a talented executive and a terrific addition to our new team at Spts,” Frost, Parnell and Clodfelter wrote in a memo to staffers. The trio said Rozenfeld has decided to “start a new chapter” of his career, and they expressed gratitude for “his years of commitment and dedication to Spts, and his immeasurable contributions to some of our greatest successes.”
Glaser spent nearly 20 years on the Fox lot, spending most of that time as a current programming »
- Cynthia Littleton
As Zen Studios prepares to launch Pinball FX3, they've provided a list of previously released tables (from Pinball FX2) that will import over entirely free for gamers who already purchased them. This includes Star Wars, Bethesda's tables, all the Marvel packs, and many more. Come inside to check out the full list!
If you're looking forward to some virtual pinball action with the new Pinball FX3, you'll have plenty of tables to choose from when it launches (on top of the new Universal Studios pack). As previously announced, certain pinball tables that players have purchased from the previous game will be able to import over to the new hotness for free. Today, they've told us exactly which ones will be compatible at launch, which will also give them a graphical boost and new modes of play:
Zen Studios continues to crank away on Pinball FX3, the biggest and most community-driven pinball game ever created. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
“The Jetsons” is zooming to ABC. A live-action TV reboot from Robert Zemeckis of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series has landed a put-pilot order at the network. The new version of “The Jetsons” will be a half-hour multi-camera comedy set 100 years in the future, featuring a modern spin on the storytelling. Also Read: Rip Saturday Morning Cartoons: 7 Animated Classics That Need a Reboot Gary Janetti (“Family Guy”) will write the project, which Warner Bros. Television is producing with Nickleby, Inc. and Compari Entertainment. Janetti is an executive producer, along with “Back to the Future” director Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. Jackie Levine is a. »
- Ryan Gajewski
ABC, meet George Jetson. George Jetson, meet ABC.
The Alphabet network has given a put-pilot order to a live-action sitcom reboot of The Jetsons, TVLine has learned. The remake, first reported here back in June, will update the classic 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a futuristic family, this time as a traditional multi-camera sitcom. Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) will serve as an executive producer, with Family Guy writer Gary Janetti penning the pilot.
Janetti’s presence may be a hint about the tone of these new-look Jetsons, which “looks at America’s favorite future family through a modern filter, »
It’s the future, and The Jetsons are back. A multi-camera, live-action reboot of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series, executive produced by Back To the Future‘s Robert Zemeckis, has landed at ABC with a put pilot commitment. The new version will be written by Gary Janetti, who has background in both multi-camera and animated comedy series, having worked on NBC’s Will & Grace and Fox’s Family Guy. Warner Bros. TV, whose sibling Warner Bros. Animation… »
A “Jetsons” live-action series has scored a put pilot order at ABC, Variety has learned.
Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the series would be a multi-cam sitcom set 100 years in the future that follows the exploits of the Jetson family.
Robert Zemeckis will executive produce along with Jack Rapke via their Compari Entertainment banner. Gary Janetti, who has written for and produced shows like “Family Guy” and “Will & Grace,” will write and executive produce. Compari’s Jackie Levine will serve as a co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television will produce in association with Nickelby Inc. and Compari.
The original “Jetsons” animated series aired for 24 episodes on ABC from 1962-1963 in primetime as a futuristic counterpart to the pre-historic animated sitcom “The Flintstones.” It followed George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with their robot maid Rosie and family dog Astro. The series was later revived by Hanna-Barbera in 1985 in syndication with 41 new episodes being produced. The »
- Joe Otterson
Prepare to meet George Jetson (again).
ABC is teaming with producer Warner Bros. Television to develop a live-action multicamera comedy based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon family from the 1960s.
The project, which has landed at ABC with a sizable put-pilot commitment, will be written by Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace), who is also executive producing alongside Jack Rapke and Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future).
The ABC take is based on the original animated series, set 100 years in the future and revolves around America's favorite future family — told through a modern filter. Warner Bros. »
- Lesley Goldberg
Ready to go back to the future? The rumors of a return to The Jetsons are true! ABC and Warner Bros are officially developing a live-action sitcom version of The Jetsons, the futuristic cartoon series that ran from 1962 to 1963, and then again from 1985 to 1987. The multi-cam reboot will be set in 3018, similarly to how the original series was set 100 years in the future in 2062, and will be run by Gary Janetti, with Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive producing. If the idea of this show doesn't sound fun to you yet, consider the fact that Zemeckis wrote Back to the Future, and that Janetti's credits include Will & Grace, Family Guy, and the Ian »
With just a few weeks to go before the kickoff of football season, advertisers may be questioning whether primetime NFL games can still score as many marketing touchdowns as it has in the past.
A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2017-18 broadcast-network TV season finds that ad buyers believe fewer people than last season will watch commercials during such primetime stalwarts as NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and the “Thursday Night Football” broadcasts on both NBC and CBS. To be sure, the games remain TV’s top draw, with higher ratings expected for football than almost anything else on next season’s grid. But NFL games are proving just as vulnerable to audience erosion as their scripted counterparts. Advertisers’ commercial ratings predictions are culled by using estimates from three top media-buying agencies, which negotiate prices for and placement of billions of dollars in TV commercials each year.
TV’s Biggest Commercial-Ratings Programs Show 2017-18 C »
- Brian Steinberg
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