12 items from 2009
Barry Otto will return to the big screen in the new Australian feature film South Solitary, which has him co-starring with his internationally successful daughter Miranda Otto, after previously working together on 1998's Dead Letter Office. While Miranda has done the country proud dabbling in big budget features such as Lord Of The Rings and War Of The Worlds and Us TV shows such as The Starter Wife and Cashmere Mafia, in between local features such as the recent Blessed, Barry has delighted Australian audiences with his dedication to quality local theatre and cinema, with memorable turns in films such as Ray Lawrence's Bliss and Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom and Australia, a brief turn in Matthew Newton's Three Blind Mice (alongside his younger daughter Gracie, who was going out with Newton at the time), and most recently lending his voice to $9. »
In the new position, Fitzgerald will oversee the day-to-day operations of the network's current original scripted programming as well as the development of new projects. She'll report to Joel Stillerman, AMC's senior vp original programming, production and digital content.
Fitzgerald also spent 10 years at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, where she rose to co-head of Brad Grey TV. There she supervised the development and production of "The Sopranos" and was instrumental in the casting »
- By Nellie Andreeva
AMC is getting a new development maven.
Her title is believed to be senior vp scripted series, though it still is being worked out.
It is understood that Fitzgerald will spearhead series development but won't be a direct replacement for senior vp scripted series and miniseries Christina Wayne, who abruptly resigned from AMC in February after more than three years there.
Joel Stillerman, senior vp original programming, production and digital content, has been hands-on in the development process and will continue to do so, sources said.
AMC declined comment.
Expectations are extremely high for AMC's series development following the critical acclaim of its first two shows, "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad," both of which landed multiple Emmy nominations last week, including for best drama series. The network recently greenlighted its third series, »
- By Nellie Andreeva
After struggling for a few years to get away from the typecasting and child star stigma associated with Doogie Howser, M.D., Neil Patrick Harris has now firmly re-established himself as a talented comedic actor thanks to roles in the Harold & Kumar movies, CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Joss Whedon's web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Now it looks like he's ready to breach the big screen once again with a couple of new roles in upcoming films. Most people seem to be talking about the fact that he has a supporting role in Beastly, a modern retelling of The Beauty and the Beast that also stars Mary-Kate Olsen, Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer. However, the more interesting project in my opinion is The Best and the Brightest, a comedy about a couple who move to New York's posh Upper East Side and find themselves jumping »
In his continuing bid to become the white, gay, and considerably more lithe Oprah, increasingly ubiquitous out star Neil Patrick Harris today announced two upcoming film roles that he will shoot while on hiatus from filming How I Met Your Mother, hosting awards shows and appearing in the audience of televised dancing and singing competitions.
Here's the dirt on Nph's new projects, both of which sound pretty interesting...
First, Harris will play the lead role in The Best and the Brightest, an indie comedy about an unassuming couple from Delaware who moves to NYC and gets caught up in the Manhattan kindergarten enrollment gridiron (think Little Miss Sunshine ... please!). The film co-stars Bonnie Somerville (Cashmere Mafia), Amy Sedaris, the brilliant John Hodgman (the "PC" in the Mac ads), Kate Mulgrew and Christopher McDonald.
Harris will also appear in Beastly, a teen-targeted modern-day retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story, »
On Monday, May 5th 2009, The Jay Leno network NBC announced a slate of new shows at their In-Fronts for the 2009 / 2010 television season. No the above screen shot is not from their in-fronts. It’s a behind the scenes shot from NBC’s new show, Day One.
Keeping in mind that we here at Screen Rant are all about action / adventure and sci-fi / fantasy (with a dribble of comedy). I’ve left out some details on the new NBC comedy shows but only because we do like our action-adventure shows. Rather than babble about what I am going to say, I might as well get right to it:
Day One is a new futuristic drama that will premiere out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the premise sounds awful familiar.
In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world’s infrastructures, a small band of survivors strives »
- Bruce Simmons
Chicago – NBC held a special “in-front” announcement yesterday, two weeks in front of the standard upfront presentations and revealed six news series for the fall while leaving some beloved programs up in the air. On the bubble shows “Southland” and “Heroes” were renewed, but the jury is still out on “Chuck,” “Medium,” “Law & Order,” and “My Name is Earl”.
Of course, the focus of the peacock network in yesterday’s presentation was on “The Jay Leno Show,” which will air five nights a week in primetime, reducing time slots for new and returning programming. Consequently, if your favorite show doesn’t make it to the fall, blame Jay.
The NBC event did not unveil the actual complete schedule, just making a few announcements about new programming, so there are still a few question marks about some of its bubble shows but struggling “Southland,” “Heroes,” and “Parks and Recreation” did get the reprieve for the fall. »
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In addition to cancelling Life earlier today (not that I'm bitter), NBC revealed the six new series it has picked up for the 2009-2010 season.
First, the bad news: I've read through the descriptions and casting sides for all of the shows except Trauma, and despite the fact that they are all ensembles with more characters than you can keep track of, all the leads are straight, as far as I can tell (with the possibility that Guillermo Diaz's character on Mercy). If anyone in the industry knows otherwise, please send me a tip!
The only one of the series created by a woman is Mercy (the one about female nurses, naturally).
So basically, it's business as usual on primetime broadcast TV.
NBC unveiled today a strong lineup of broad and diverse quality programming for the 2009-2010 television season announcing the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas including Trauma, Parenthood, Mercy and the event series Day One, as well as two new comedies including Community and 100 Questions. Four returning series pickups were also announced including Heroes, Southland, Parks and Recreation and the addition of six new episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday skewering today's top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.
The new and returning series will launch next season and the epic event series Day One is slated to premiere out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Jay Leno Show will be broadcast Monday-Fridays, 10-11 p.m. Et beginning in the fall. Previously announced series pickups include The Office, 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Friday Night Lights and new alternative series The Marriage Ref, »
We have it directly from NBC that “Day One”, an excellent sounding post apocalyptic series from Jesse Alexander (Lost, Alias, Heroes) has been picked up for next falls NBC schedule. The official synopsis: In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world’s infrastructures, a small band of survivors strives to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took place and what the future has in store. Told from the point of view of an eclectic group of neighbors in a Van Nuys, California apartment building, this journey of survival will show us that hope is found in the smallest of victories and heroes are born every day. The series stars Adam Campbell (”Date Movie”), Catherine Dent (”The Shield”), Julie Gonzalo (”Eli Stone”), David Lyons (”ER”), Derek Mio (”Greek”), Carly Pope (”24″), Thekla Reuten (”Sleeper Cell”) and Addison Timlin (”Cashmere Mafia”) Has potential I think. Something »
Today, NBC released new info about the shows which can be expected during the course of 2009 and 2010. Below we've included a link to a summary of each show as well as preview clips per each one. Enjoy! New Dramas: Parenthood: A contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster film, depicting the Braverman family -- four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and joy of being parents. Starring Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Sarah Ramos. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer executive produce. Video: http://www.nbc.com/upcoming-shows/video/clips/preview/1094629/ Web site: http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/ Trauma: Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) executive produces "Trauma", a medical drama series that follows first-responder paramedics in the San Francisco Bay area. Stars Derek Luke ("Notorious"), Cliff Curtis ("10,000 B.C"), Anastasia Griffith ("Damages"), Aimee Garcia ("George Lopez"), Kevin Rankin ("Friday Night Lights »
NBC has been struggling of late to find its identity as an entertainment programming network. With so many of television's best shows now appearing on cable channels (some of which are admittedly owned by parent NBC/Universal), the major networks have faced an increasing challenge to develop intriguing dramatic television, also facing as they do increased competition from video games, Internet downloads and other forms of entertainment.
But it's been hardest on NBC, which went through a serious staffing shakeup last December, searching for new blood and fresh ideas.
Has it worked? It's still too early to tell. Perhaps the most intriguing new offering from NBC is Day One, a futuristic drama from Heroes writer-producer Jesse Alexander. The story chronicles the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world's infrastructures when a small band of survivors strive to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took »
12 items from 2009
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