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RDF Media USA CEO to exit post

10 December 2009 8:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

  RDF Media USA CEO Chris Coelen is leaving the company after four years.

The news was announced internally Thursday morning.

Coelen's exit comes as a surprise since he helped build Rdf's U.S. outpost into a formidable supplier for the past four years.

He had significantly expanded operations with a string of hires of senior executives over the past year, most recently leading ITV entertainment executive Natalka Znak, the co-creator and executive producer of ITV1 reality hits "Hell's Kitchen" and "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" whose appointment as executive vp at RDF USA was announced Thursday morning, hours before Coelen's resignation.

Under Coelen, RDF Media USA, the company behind ABC's veteran "Wife Swap," has produced such reality series as "Secret Millionaire" and "Don't Forget the Lyrics" for Fox, "Find My Family" for ABC, as well as cable shows "Addicted to Beauty," "How to Look Good Naked" and »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 - 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

27 May 2009 1:06 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Those not returning for the 2009-10 TV season include 4Real, According To Jim, America's Toughest Jobs, American Gladiators, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, Celebrity Circus, Celebrity Exposé, Celebrity Family Feud, Charlie Jade, Chocolate News, Cristina's Court, Crusoe, Cupid, D.L. Hughley Breaks The News, Deal Or No Deal, Dirty Sexy Money, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Easy Money, Eleventh Hour, Eli Stone, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Fear Itself, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Frank TV, Harper's Island, Hole In The Wall, Homeland Security USA, Howie Do It, In Harm's Way, In The Motherhood, Kath & Kim (Us), King Of The Hill, Kings, Knight Rider (2008), Kyle Xy, Last Comic Standing, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Life, Life On Mars (Us), Lipstick Jungle, MADtv, Momma's Boys, Most Outrageous Moments, My Own Worst Enemy, Nashville Star, Opportunity Knocks, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Privileged, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Samantha Who? »


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2008 - 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 10 Fox Series That Won't Be Back for 2009 - 2010

21 May 2009 7:34 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox announced its new schedule for the 2009 - 2010 season earlier this week and, other than the renewal of Dollhouse, there weren't many surprises.

Shows that will be back next season include 24, American Dad, American Idol, America's Most Wanted, Bones, Cops, Dollhouse, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, House, Kitchen Nightmares, Lie To Me, The Simpsons, So You Think You Can Dance, and 'Til Death.

So You Think You Can Dance is also airing over the Summer. It'll be joined by Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Hell's Kitchen, and The Moment of Truth. Joining them will be Mental and More to Love.

Shows not returning next season include Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Hole In The Wall, MADtv, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Secret Millionaire, Sit Down Shut Up, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Duncan Gray joins Sky One

21 May 2009 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

London -- In his first major hire since taking the reigns as controller of Sky One on May 5, Stuart Murphy has hired former ITV and ABC executive Duncan Gray as temporary commissioner of entertainment, beginning June 1.

Gray will cover the maternity leave period for Sky exec Andrea Hamilton.

Sky will be looking for a roster of new entertainment programs after Murphy cancelled two of his predecessor Richard Woolfe's biggest entertainment shows.

Murphy said he had opted to axe the Shine-produced "Gladiators" and Rdf Media's "Don't Forget The Lyrics" because he was looking to make newer fare and new genres such as comedy part of the Sky One mix. »

- By Mimi Turner

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Sky1 axes 'Gladiators', 'Lyrics'

21 May 2009 2:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sky1's new director of programmes has axed Gladiators and Don't Forget The Lyrics from its schedule, according to Broadcast Now. The two shows are reportedly the first in Stuart Murphy's planned shake-up as he seeks out more big entertainment formats and comedy. "Gladiators has done a great job for Sky1 over two seasons, resonating with our young audience and showcasing (more) »

- By Dan French

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