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Jones puts '24' on his '07 calendar

29 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jamison Jones has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of the Emmy-winning Fox drama 24.

On the real-time thriller, from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, Jones will play the head of the president's Secret Service.

Jones (Hollywood Homicide) will next be seen in the feature He Was a Quiet Man. He is repped by Joel Kleinman at Baier-Kleinman International. »

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Writers Guild Reveal TV Nominations

15 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

There were few surprises when nominations for the Writers Guild TV Awards were revealed on Wednesday with castaway show Lost, mob hit The Sopranos, and Kiefer Sutherland-starring 24 all battling it out for Best Drama. The shows' writers were joined on the list by scribes from Grey's Anatomy and Deadwood, while Best Comedy nominations went to Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, The Office and Arrested Development. Meanwhile, television network NBC dominated the New Series category, with nods for writers on 30 Rock again, as well as Friday Night Lights, Heroes and Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. They'll be battling it out alongside ABC's Ugly Betty, executive produced by Frida star Salma Hayek. It's based on the groundbreaking Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea and features America Ferrera as a struggling assistant at a fashion magazine. Nominations in film categories of the Writers Guild Awards are scheduled to be released next month with the prize-giving set for February 11 in Los Angeles. »

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Producers Guild announces TV noms

14 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Producers on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Lost were among five drama nominees, and those for NBC's My Name Is Earl and The Office numbered among five comedy nominees as the Producers Guild of America released TV-category noms Monday.

Fox also drew two nominations for producers of the year in drama, for House and 24.

Other programs getting producer noms in the comedy category were Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Arrested Development (Fox) and Weeds (Showtime).

In non-fiction television, nominees included The Amazing Race and 60 Minutes (CBS), American Idol (Fox), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), and Project Runway (Bravo).

And in variety TV, producers were nominated for The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros. Television), Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The XX Olympic Games: Opening Ceremony (NBC), The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) and Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO).

The PGA will holds its 2007 awards gala on Jan. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Nominations in theatrical motion picture categories will be announced Jan. 4.

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HBO, NBC dominate WGA noms

14 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The writers and execs at HBO should be happy.

The premium cabler was the only television network with writers nominated from two shows apiece both in the dramatic and comedy series categories of the Writers Guild Awards, which announced TV and radio nominations Wednesday.

Writers on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Lost also were among those nominated in the dramatic series category, joined by scribes from HBO's Deadwood and The Sopranos, and Fox's 24. Writers on HBO's Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm figured in comedy noms, along with those from NBC's 30 Rock and The Office, and Fox's Arrested Development.

NBC dominated the new series category, with noms for writers on its 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Heroes and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, along with ABC's Ugly Betty.

Nominations in film categories of the Writers Guild Awards are scheduled to be released Jan. 11.

The 2007 Writers Guild Awards are set for Feb. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, with a simultaneous gala set for the Hudson Theater of the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York.

A complete list can be found at www.hollywoodreporter.com.

DRAMATIC SERIES

24 (Fox), written by Robert Cochran, Manny Coto, Athan A. Demetrius, David Ehrman, David Fury, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Stephen Kronish, Michael Loceff, Matt Michnovetz, Steve Mitchell, Sam Montgomery, Nicole Ranadive, Joel Surnow, Craig W. Van Sickle; Deadwood (HBO), written by W. Earl Brown, Regina Corrado, Alix Lambert, Ted Mann, Bernadette McNamara, David Milch, Kem Nunn, Nick Towne, Zack Whedon: Grey's Anatomy (ABC), written by Debora Cahn, Zoanne A. Clack, Allan Heinberg, Elizabeth Klaviter, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, Carolina Paiz, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Blythe Robe, Mimi Schmir, Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman, Mark Wilding; Lost (ABC), written by J.J. Abrams, Monica Owusu-Breen, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxauch, Adam Horowitz, Dawn Lambersten Kelly, Christina Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Steven Maeda, Jeff Pinkner, Matt Ragghianti, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Alison Schapker; The Sopranos (HBO), written by Mitchell Burgess, David Chase, Diane Frolov, Robin Green, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter

COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock (NBC), written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi; Arrested Development (Fox), written by Barbie Feldman Adler, John Amadeo, Brad E. Copeland, Richard Day, Karey Dornetto, Jake Farrow, Abraham Higginbotham, Mitchell Hurwitz, Sam Laybourne, John S. Levenstein, Courtney Lilly, Dean Lorey, Chuck Martin, Lisa Parsons, Richard A. Rosenstock, Tom Saunders, Maria Semple, Chuck Tatham, Jim Vallely, Ron Weiner; Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), written by Larry David; Entourage (HBO), written by Marc Abrams, Lisa Alden, Michael Benson, Brian Burns, Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss; The Office (NBC), written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Caroline Williams

NEW SERIES

30 Rock (NBC), written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi; Friday Night Lights (NBC), written by Peter Berg, Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; Heroes (NBC), written by Jesse Alexander, Adam Armus, Natalie Chaidez, Aron Eli Coleite, Kay Foster, Bryan Fuller, Michael J. Green, Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb, Joe Pokaski; Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC), written by Eli Attie, Christina Kiang Booth, Jessica Brickman, Dana Calvo, Mark Goffman, David Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Mark McKinney, Melissa Myers, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Turner; Ugly Betty (ABC), written by Veronica Becker, Oliver Goldstick, Silvio Horta, Sarah Kucserka, Sheila Lawrence, Cameron Litvack, Myra Jo Martino, Jim Parriott, Marco Pennette, Dailyn Rodriguez, Don Todd

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HBO, NBC dominate WGA noms

13 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The writers and execs at HBO should be happy.

The premium cabler was the only television network with writers nominated from two shows apiece both in the dramatic and comedy series categories of the Writers Guild Awards, which announced TV and radio nominations Wednesday.

Writers on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Lost also were among those nominated in the dramatic series category, joined by scribes from HBO's Deadwood and The Sopranos, and Fox's 24. Writers on HBO's Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm figured in comedy noms, along with those from NBC's 30 Rock and The Office, and Fox's Arrested Development.

NBC dominated the new series category, with noms for writers on its 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Heroes and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, along with ABC's Ugly Betty.

Nominations in film categories of the Writers Guild Awards are scheduled to be released Jan. 11.

The 2007 Writers Guild Awards are set for Feb. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, with a simultaneous gala set for the Hudson Theater of the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York.

A complete list can be found at www.hollywoodreporter.com.

DRAMATIC SERIES

24 (Fox), written by Robert Cochran, Manny Coto, Athan A. Demetrius, David Ehrman, David Fury, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Stephen Kronish, Michael Loceff, Matt Michnovetz, Steve Mitchell, Sam Montgomery, Nicole Ranadive, Joel Surnow, Craig W. Van Sickle; Deadwood (HBO), written by W. Earl Brown, Regina Corrado, Alix Lambert, Ted Mann, Bernadette McNamara, David Milch, Kem Nunn, Nick Towne, Zack Whedon: Grey's Anatomy (ABC), written by Debora Cahn, Zoanne A. Clack, Allan Heinberg, Elizabeth Klaviter, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, Carolina Paiz, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Blythe Robe, Mimi Schmir, Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman, Mark Wilding; Lost (ABC), written by J.J. Abrams, Monica Owusu-Breen, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxauch, Adam Horowitz, Dawn Lambersten Kelly, Christina Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Steven Maeda, Jeff Pinkner, Matt Ragghianti, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Alison Schapker; The Sopranos (HBO), written by Mitchell Burgess, David Chase, Diane Frolov, Robin Green, Andrew Schneider, Matthew Weiner, Terence Winter

COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock (NBC), written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi; Arrested Development (Fox), written by Barbie Feldman Adler, John Amadeo, Brad E. Copeland, Richard Day, Karey Dornetto, Jake Farrow, Abraham Higginbotham, Mitchell Hurwitz, Sam Laybourne, John S. Levenstein, Courtney Lilly, Dean Lorey, Chuck Martin, Lisa Parsons, Richard A. Rosenstock, Tom Saunders, Maria Semple, Chuck Tatham, Jim Vallely, Ron Weiner; Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), written by Larry David; Entourage (HBO), written by Marc Abrams, Lisa Alden, Michael Benson, Brian Burns, Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss; The Office (NBC), written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Caroline Williams

NEW SERIES

30 Rock (NBC), written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi; Friday Night Lights (NBC), written by Peter Berg, Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; Heroes (NBC), written by Jesse Alexander, Adam Armus, Natalie Chaidez, Aron Eli Coleite, Kay Foster, Bryan Fuller, Michael J. Green, Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb, Joe Pokaski; Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC), written by Eli Attie, Christina Kiang Booth, Jessica Brickman, Dana Calvo, Mark Goffman, David Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Mark McKinney, Melissa Myers, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Turner; Ugly Betty (ABC), written by Veronica Becker, Oliver Goldstick, Silvio Horta, Sarah Kucserka, Sheila Lawrence, Cameron Litvack, Myra Jo Martino, Jim Parriott, Marco Pennette, Dailyn Rodriguez, Don Todd

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AFI features choices for top 10 films

12 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Selecting an eclectic list of films -- ranging from the confrontational comedy of Borat to the animated dance moves of Happy Feet to more serious fare like Babel and Letters From Iwo Jima -- the American Film Institute announced its choices for its AFI Awards 2006 on Sunday.

The 10 films selected as the most outstanding American motion pictures of the year include three comedies, Borat, The Devil Wears Prada and Little Miss Sunshine; one live-action musical, Dreamgirls; one animated musical, Happy Feet; one thriller, Inside Man; one docudrama, United 93; and three dramas, Babel, Half Nelson and Letters from Iwo Jima.

On the TV side, the 10 outstanding TV programs of the year are Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Elizabeth I, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, The Office, South Park, 24, The West Wing and The Wire.

The AFI Awards, in their seventh year, recognize the creative ensembles, both in front of and behind the camera, for the film and TV titles chosen. They will be honored at a luncheon sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on Jan.12 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. HP has also created 20 scholarships to the AFI Conservatory, one for each of the AFI honorees. »

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AFI features choices for top 10 films

10 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Selecting an eclectic list of films -- ranging from the confrontaional comedy of Borat to the animated dance moves of Happy Feet to more serious fare like Babel and Letters From Iwo Jima -- the American Film Institute announced its choices for its AFI Awards 2006 on Sunday.

The 10 films selected as the most outstanding American motion pictures of the year include three comedies, Borat, The Devil Wears Prada and Little Miss Sunshine; one live-action musical, Dreamgirls; one animated musical, Happy Feet; one thriller, Inside Man; one docudrama, United 93; and three dramas, Babel, Half Nelson and Letters from Iwo Jima.

On the TV side, the 10 outstanding TV programs of the year are Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Elizabeth I, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, The Office, South Park, 24, The West Wing and The Wire.

The AFI Awards, in their seventh year, recognize the creative ensembles, both in front of and behind the camera, for the film and TV titles chosen. They will be honored at a luncheon sponsored by Hewlett-Packard on Jan.12 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. HP has also created 20 scholarships to the AFI Conservatory, one for each of the AFI honorees. »

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Producers Guild announces TV noms

5 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Producers on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Lost were among five drama nominees, and those for NBC's My Name Is Earl and The Office numbered among five comedy nominees as the Producers Guild of America released TV-category noms Monday.

Fox also drew two nominations for producers of the year in drama, for House and 24.

Other programs getting producer noms in the comedy category were Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Arrested Development (Fox) and Weeds (Showtime).

In non-fiction television, nominees included The Amazing Race and 60 Minutes (CBS), American Idol (Fox), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), and Project Runway (Bravo).

And in variety TV, producers were nominated for The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros. Television), Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The XX Olympic Games: Opening Ceremony (NBC), The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) and Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO).

The PGA will holds its 2007 awards gala on Jan. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Nominations in theatrical motion picture categories will be announced Jan. 4. »

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Fox News Channel preps right-leaning satire

20 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox News Channel might air two episodes of a Daily Show-like program with a decidedly nonliberal bent on Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel.

The half-hour show is executive produced by 24's Joel Surnow and Manny Cota and creator Ned Rice, who previously wrote for Politically Incorrect and "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" through This Just In Prods. It would take aim at what Surnow calls "the sacred cows of the left" that don't get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.

"It's a satirical news format that would play more to the Fox News audience than the Michael Moore channel," Surnow said. "It would tip more right as 'The Daily Show' tips left."

The show was pitched as This Just In when it first got life as a 20-minute pilot presentation for Fox Broadcasting Co.'s late-night division. But when that network passed, Surnow said it attracted the attention of Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes. »

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1.4 mil viewers find 'Lost' on Sky One

20 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

LONDON -- Series 3 of the island drama Lost debuted with 1.4 million viewers on Sky One, garnering the network's second-highest audience this year, after the 2 million viewers who watched the Ricky Gervaise episode of The Simpsons and beating launch audiences for Nip/Tuck and 24 on the digital channel.

Airing episodes one and two from 10 p.m. to midnight, the audience held through the break, with the second episode winning 1.2 million viewers.

The move would appear to vindicate Sky's decision to poach the show from Channel 4, playing over £1 million ($1.9 million) per episode for the show in a deal for series three and four that was valued in excess of $80 million ($151.7 million). Sky One has run a heavy marketing campaign to promote its ownership of the show, which Channel 4 had said was losing audiences. »

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Fox News prepping right-leaning satire

19 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox News Channel might air two episodes of a Daily Show-like program with a decidedly nonliberal bent on Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel.

The half-hour show is executive produced by 24's Joel Surnow and Manny Cota and creator Ned Rice, who previously wrote for Politically Incorrect and "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" through This Just In Prods. It would take aim at what Surnow calls "the sacred cows of the left" that don't get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.

"It's a satirical news format that would play more to the Fox News audience than the Michael Moore channel," Surnow said. "It would tip more right as 'The Daily Show' tips left."

The show was pitched as This Just In when it first got life as a 20-minute pilot presentation for Fox Broadcasting Co.'s late-night division. But when that network passed, Surnow said it attracted the attention of Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes. »

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ABC heeds 'Call' from Real Time

13 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC has answered The Call, giving a series commitment to a real-time comedy project from 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran and writer Dave Hemingson.

Call, from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Real Time Prods., centers on two best friends, unorthodox paramedics, who save people's lives while screwing up each other's.

Call will be in the vein of M*A*S*H, alternating between intense moments and character-based comic relief.

"We will be toggling between tones and will hopefully create something that is compelling and humorous," Hemingson said.

Unlike 24, which is heavily serialized, the episodes of Call will be self-contained, each dealing with a different emergency the characters respond to.

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More '24' for Itzin, Smart

9 November 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The dysfunctional presidential couple from 24's Emmy-winning fifth season is coming back.

Emmy-nominated Gregory Itzin and Jean Smart are set to return to the real-time thriller as recurring. In the show's upcoming sixth season, they will reprise their roles as scheming (now former) President Charles Logan and his emotionally unhinged wife, Martha Logan, respectively.

As previously announced, Wayne Palmer (D.B. Woodside), the manipulative chief of staff and brother to former President David Palmer, will be the new president on the 20th Century Fox TV/Imagine TV show this coming season.

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Izzard Quits '24' After One Day of Filming

1 November 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Emmy award winner Eddie Izzard is no longer part of the hit TV drama 24 - after completing only one day of filming. The cross-dressing comedian quietly parted with the show and is currently working on his upcoming TV series The Riches with fellow Brit Minnie Driver, which was picked up by the FX network in September. Izzard has been replaced by British actor David Hunt, husband of former Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton. Hunt will take over the role and play a villainous accomplice on the show named McCarthy. »

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Boothe second in command on '24'

26 October 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Powers Boothe has been tapped to play the new vice president on Fox's 24.

In other castings news, Mark Deklin has joined ABC's Desperate Housewives, and Kip Pardue has come on board NBC's ER.

All roles are recurring.

On 24, from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, Boothe will play Noah Daniels, the vice president under new U.S. President Wayne Palmer (D.B. Woodside).

Powers, who co-starred on HBO's drama series Deadwood, next appears in the two upcoming Deadwood movies on the cable network.

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Harris on hold with deal at ABC, Touchstone

20 October 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Laura Harris has inked a talent holding deal with ABC and Touchstone TV. The pact calls for Harris to be cast in a one-hour pilot targeted for fall 2007 or to join an existing ABC/Touchstone series. The talent deal stems from Harris' starring role on the ABC/Touchstone TV drama pilot Hollis and Rae this past development season. In the pilot, from Steven Bochco and Callie Khouri, she played one of the title characters. Harris, whose series credits include Fox's 24 and Showtime's Dead Like Me, most recently did a multiepisode arc on USA Network's The Dead Zone. She is repped by Endeavor and manager John Carrabino. »

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'24' team clocking in again at Fox

18 October 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 24 team is developing another thriller for Fox. The network has given a seven-figure put pilot commitment to a spy drama that 24 co-creator/executive producer Bob Cochran is penning with David Ehrman. Cochran's producing partners -- 24 co-creator/executive producer Joel Surnow and the show's executive producer/showrunner Howard Gordon -- are executive producing with Cochran and Ehrman. The project, tentatively titled NSA Innocent, hails from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Real Time Prods. It centers on an everyman who finds himself caught up against his will in the world of espionage. »

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Haysbert Refused To Be Assassinated

4 October 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Dennis Haysbert was furious when he found out that his character on 24, President David Palmer, was being assassinated and told producers he would refuse to tape the scene. The star argued over the storyline for months because he felt killing the president would send out a dangerous message to viewers. Haysbert appeared on US chat show The View yesterday where he explained how he left the show saying, "They did it as a stunt to get ratings and it worked. It started at the end of season four when I did the last six episodes. Then I thought I was done. I was right in the middle of the fourth episode I was doing when they called me up at lunch time to talk to me and said, 'Dennis, on the first show of next season, we're going to shoot you.' I said, 'Good luck with that. What's it going to be a CNN (news) report? Because I won't shoot it.' So we went back and forth and back and forth and the season ended and all during the summer the fellows kept calling and then they sent their mercenary, one of my best friends on the show, the show runner Howard Gordon, whom I love, and I have to tell you before I go any further that I love the guys on 24, both in front of the camera and behind it. We have a legacy of killing our leaders in this country and I said, 'Guys, don't do it.' Howard basically said, 'Dennis, look I understand how you feel. I believe you, I believe in what you're saying, but we need it to start the show, because without it, we don't have a season.'" Haysbert eventually gave in and went on to star in the TV series The Unit about a top secret United States Special Operations Force. »

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Sofer works part time on '24,' 'Heroes'

27 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rena Sofer has landed recurring roles on Fox's Emmy-winning action drama 24 and on NBC's new sci-fi drama Heroes. On 24, from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine TV, Sofer will play Graham's (Paul McCrane) wife. On Heroes, from NBC Universal TV Studio, Sofer will play the wife of aspiring politician Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar). »

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Cablevision offers VOD of key NBC series

27 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cablevision has entered the broadcast VOD business, striking a deal with NBC to put primetime series like The Office on-demand the day after each episode airs. The cable operator will charge 95 cents per episode, making it the second cable operator since Comcast Corp. to get regular primetime broadcast fare on VOD. NBC and CBS already have deals with Comcast, and NBC also has a deal with satellite service DirecTV. Cablevision has experimented with VOD fees before, offering Fox's 24 and FX's The Shield in several different business models during 2003-04. »

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