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A Civilized Guide to Your Pop-Culture Savages

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A Civilized Guide to Your Pop-Culture Savages
Savages opens this weekend. You know, the Oliver Stone drug opera, with Blake Lively in a three-way relationship with Tim Riggins and Aaron Johnson. The movie is just one of many pop-culture Savages, though — there are other Savage movies, TV shows, characters, and even a myth buster. Here's your guide to keeping them straight.The Savages, a 2007 movie starring Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. It's not very savage, though it is very well done and super depressing. The Savages, a family. Fred and Ben are the most nostalgia-inducing of all savages. Complete Savages, a 2004 TV show. This was the last gasp of Tgif. Keith Carradine starred as a single father to five boys. Also, there was a dog. Dan Savage, columnist and activist. In addition to his hugely popular "Savage Love" advice column and podcast, Dan Savage also founded the It Gets Better Project. Basically the opposite
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Universal TV Sells First Projects To Outside Networks: Comedy To ABC & Drama To CBS

A month after Bela Bajaria was given the reins of NBC’s production arm with the mandate to re-establish it as a full-fledged, stand-alone studio, Universal Television has sold two projects to non-nbc networks, comedy End Of The World to ABC and untitled FBI drama to CBS. In addition to Bajaria’s hire, the company’s rapid transformation over the past month also includes the assembling of a top executive team under her with the appointment of heads of comedy, drama and casting, as well as a name change from Universal Media Studios to Universal Television and a new logo (above, animated version below). This marks a return to Ums’ old days, before it was consolidated into NBC 3 years ago, when it developed and produced series for other networks, including Sons And Daughters and Complete Savages for ABC. Here are details on the first 2 non-nbc projects to come out of
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Mike Scully to receive WGA’s Animation Writing Award

HollywoodNews.com: Veteran animation and television writer Mike Scully has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 13th annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing his prolific career and outstanding contributions to the craft of film and television animation writing, as well as his efforts to organize animation writers on behalf of the Writers Guild.

The Awc’s lifetime achievement award will be presented to Scully tonight at the Awc’s annual awards ceremony held at Wgaw headquarters in Los Angeles.

“Whether penning episodes of The Simpsons, one of the most acclaimed, influential, and long-running series in TV history, or playing a key role in organizing the field of animation writing on behalf of the Guild, Mike’s contributions to both the craft and business of animation writing make him more than deserving of this award,” commented Wgaw President John Wells.

Mike Scully, now in
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Mike Scully To Receive Wgaw Honor

Veteran Simpsons writer Mike Scully will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 13th annual Animation Writing Award, a lifetime achievement honor, which will be presented to him tonight at the Awc’s annual awards ceremony. “Whether penning episodes of The Simpsons, one of the most acclaimed, influential, and long-running series in TV history, or playing a key role in organizing the field of animation writing on behalf of the Guild, Mike’s contributions to both the craft and business of animation writing make him more than deserving of this award,” said Wgaw president John Wells. Scully’s television writing credits include Parks and Recreation, Everybody Loves Raymond, Complete Savages and The Pitts. He also co-wrote The Simpsons Movie and is an executive producer of the upcoming Fox animated series Napoleon Dynamite. Previous Awc Writing Award honorees include Al Jean, Brad Bird, Michael Reiss, Linda Woolverton and Stan Berkowitz.
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'Tgif' Stars: Where Are They Now?

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'Tgif' Stars: Where Are They Now?
Filed under: Where Are They Now?

Oscar winners George Clooney and Mel Gibson (in 'Baby Talk' and 'Complete Savages') ... 'Friends' star Matthew Perry (in 'Home Free') .... 'Chuck' leading man Zachary Levi (in 'Less Than Perfect') ... they were all adult members of ABC's "Tgif" lineup of Friday night family sitcoms.

But what we remember most from those Friday nights in front of the tube? The younger cast members -- Urkel, the Tanner kiddies, the Mowry twins. They kept us tuning in season after season (the block ran on ABC from 1988-2000 and 2003-2005), and what has inspired this look at where the real stars, the Tgif kids, are now ...

 

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Seth MacFarlane To Direct His First Feature

Let's take a trip in the Wabac Machine, shall we? It's 2004, and although it received high marks from critics and developed a small legion of fans, the Fox Network, in its infinite wisdom decided to take Family Guy off the air, and with it went show creator Seth MacFarlane. That year MacFarlane's addition to the entertainment world was a guest spot on an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise as an engineer and a role as "TV Announcer" on a show called Complete Savages. Now let's hop back in to the machine and go to April 11th, 2010. Not one, not two, but three shows by MacFarlane, including the resurrected Family Guy, all premiere new episodes that make up an hour and a half of Fox's two-hour Animation Domination block. Oh, and he's the highest paid writer-producer on television after signing a $100 million contract back in 2008. Guess what? Now he's making a
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Milkshakes with the Stars: 'Cory in the House' and 'Good Luck Charlie's' Jason Dolley

If you’re a Disney Channel fan or you remember the 2004 sitcom “Complete Savages,” you probably recognize Jason Dolley.

The kid’s resume already includes a series regular role on “Cory in the House,” several TV movies and a gig on Disney’s next comedy, “Good Luck Charlie,” which premieres Sunday (April 4).

After fighting a swarm of squealing tween girls outside Mel’s Diner on Sunset this week — okay, there were only four or five of ‘em and I had no problem boxing them out — I met up with Jason for a milkshake and some getting-to-know-you time…

Good Luck Charlie” premieres Sunday, April 4 at 8:30 p.m. Est on The Disney Channel

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Updates on The Absinthe Drinkers and Little Ashes

The Absinthe Drinkers, which will feature The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Peter Facinelli, has just added a new cast member to its fabulous and growing list. Keith Carradine, who has starred in such television series as Deadwood, Dexter, and Complete Savages, and who won an Academy Award for his work on the film Nashville, has joined the cast. Facinelli's co-star Alicja Bachleda, whose film with Colin Farrell entitled Ondine is receiving a lot of positive attention, will be the heroine. Says director John Jopson and producer Carlo Dusi .... Meanwhile, Little Ashes with Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltran, Matthew McNulty and ....
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Shaun Sipos joins 'Melrose Place'

Shaun Sipos joins 'Melrose Place'
Shaun Sipos has snagged the last regular role on the CW's "Melrose Place" and the one that links the new project to the original Fox series.

Sipos will play David Patterson, the son of Jake Hansen (Grant Show).

David is a bad boy with smoldering good looks who grew up as a rich kid but has been cut off from his family money.

Sipos, whose series credits include "Maybe It's Me," "Complete Savages" and "Shark," joins previously cast "Melrose" co-stars Michael Rady, Jessica Lucas, Katie Cassidy, Ashlee Simpson-Weitz, Colin Egglesfield and Stephanie Jacobson.
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'Simpsons' writer-producers ink deal with UTA

Emmy-winning "Simpsons" writer-producers Mike Scully and Julie Thacker-Scully have inked with UTA.

Scully has worked on Fox's animated series on and off for the past 15 years, including serving as executive producer/showrunner. He also was a writer-producer on the hit 2007 "The Simpsons Movie." Scully also served as a co-exec producer on CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Scully and wife Thacker-Scully most recently redeveloped their 2003 live-action comedy series "The Pitts" into an animated show for Fox last season. The two also created ABC's "Complete Savages."
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'Golden' shines for Disney

Walt Disney Pictures has bought an untitled adult treasure hunt spec script by Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen. Chris Bender and JC Spink's Benderspink, Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring as well as Mason Novick are attached to produce.

The story follows a group of childhood friends who reunite in their early 30s to seek out a treasure that they tried and failed to find as kids. The script is based on an original idea by Novick.

Offspring's Matthew Mizel brought the treasure hunt project to Kristin Burr at Disney. Mizel will act as a co-producer and oversee for Offspring. Burr is shepherding for Disney.

Langley Perer is overseeing for Benderspink.

Disney-based Offspring is prepping Bedtime Stories, which Shankman will direct with Adam Sandler starring, and Step Up 2.

Benderspink is developing Bob the Musical at Disney. The company has the comedies Mancation at New Line and The Guy Not Taken at DreamWorks.

Pocha and Cohen are relative newcomers to the screenwriting scene. Pocha was on the production staff on ABC's Complete Savages, while Cohen was a story editor on WB Network's High School Reunion.

The duo are repped by Benderspink and attorney Sean Marks.

ABC 'Swap' meet year round

ABC 'Swap' meet year round
ABC has given the green light to a full season of its Wednesday reality series Wife Swap. ABC and other broadcast networks also took a half-step toward picking up a clutch of fledgling freshman series by handing out a number of additional script orders during the past week. But in general, the broadcast nets seem to be treading more cautiously this year than in the recent past when it comes to giving full-season pickups to new series performing in the fair-to-middling range. Additional scripts help network and studio brass evaluate the long-term prospects for shows on the Nielsen fence without having to fully commit to new episodic production. ABC has ordered nine more scripts of its Tuesday 9:30 p.m. sitcom Rodney, which has done respectable, if not impressive, business behind 9 p.m. anchor According to Jim. ABC also asked for six more scripts of Friday newcomer Complete Savages, which has so far been fairly weak behind 8 Simple Rules in the 8 p.m. hour.

Sinclair docu ratings so-so in larger markets

Sinclair docu ratings so-so in larger markets
NEW YORK -- Sinclair Broadcast Group's controversial news special A POW Story: Politics, Pressure and the Media did only so-so Nielsen numbers in some of Sinclair's larger markets Friday despite an avalanche of media attention devoted during the past two weeks to Sinclair's plans to run the politically charged special. In 15 of the larger markets where Sinclair stations carried the special in the opening hour of primetime, A POW Story averaged a 2.9 household rating/5 share, according to local market data provided by Nielsen Media Research. Sinclair aired the special on 40 of the 62 stations it owns in various markets nationwide. Of the markets where ratings data was available Monday, A POW Story scored highest in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville market that straddles North and South Carolina. The 8 p.m. telecast on ABC affiliate WLOS, which serves the nation's 35th-largest TV market, delivered a 5.5 household rating/9 share, a significant increase from the 3.8/7 the station pulled in the time slot the previous week with regular ABC programming, the comedies 8 Simple Rules and Complete Savages.

Leguizamo, Murrieta land in Fox family

Leguizamo, Murrieta land in Fox family
John Leguizamo has teamed with writer Peter Murrieta for a comedy series project for Fox based on Leguizamo's real life as a performer and a family man. The family life of feature and TV stars has successfully translated to a TV series in such projects as the UPN comedy All of Us, based on Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's experiences. ABC is looking for similar success with the upcoming sitcom Complete Savages, inspired by the family life of executive producer Mel Gibson. The Leguizamo/Murrieta project, from 3 Arts Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV, is described as being in the vein of Make Room for Daddy.

Gibson Moves into TV

Mel Gibson's next project differs considerably from his controversial smash hit The Passion Of The Christ - it's a TV program about a single father raising five sons. Savages, currently in development for American television network ABC, is set to star Keith Carradine and is loosely based on Gibson's own life. Gibson - who himself has five sons - will not appear onscreen, but he has directed the first episode of the show in which Carradine plays the father of the boys, aged between 11 and 17.

TV trio gets Family Friendly funding

TV trio gets Family Friendly funding
ABC's sitcom Savages, CBS' coming-of-age drama Clubhouse and NBC's animated comedy Father of the Pride are the new primetime series set to debut in the fall that were funded in part by the Family Friendly Programming Forum, the Association of National Advertisers said Tuesday. Launched in 1999, the Family Friendly initiative is a coalition of 40 big-ticket advertisers, including IBM, General Motors, FedEx Corp., General Mills and Ford Motor Corp., that provide seed money to the major broadcast networks to develop family-oriented programs. Other shows that have benefited from FFPF funding early on in their development include the WB Network's Gilmore Girls, ABC's 8 Simple Rules and NBC's American Dreams.

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