Mary Mary (2012– )
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
Under the new pact, the duo will develop and produce original unscripted programming via their Keller/Noll banner with eOne.
“Cleve and Dave have generated a legacy of successful, game-changing series which brilliantly translate around the world, and we are delighted to forge this relationship with them. It’s very exciting to foster more and more innovative content through close collaboration with inspiring creative partners,” said eOne Television’s executive vice president of U.S. alternative programming, Tara Long.
Keller and Noll commented, “We create shows that are universal, format-able and global. eOne is recognized for its excellence both in the U.S. and internationally, and we are thrilled to unite with their amazing team.”
Aside from Food Network’s hit competition series “Chopped,” Keller and Noll have designed many unscripted formats
Contemporary Hollywood would fumble with all that gorgeous flesh. That body is too powerful, too full: female but invulnerable. Perhaps only Sofia Vergara,
Lee Majors and Ted Raimi are joining the fight against the Evil Dead in the second season of the Starz horror-comedy.
Majors will play Brock Williams, the father of Bruce Campbell’s Ash, while Raimi plays Ash’s childhood best friend Chet Kaminski.
Although Majors is new to the series, Raimi previously appeared in all three of the original “Evil Dead” movies, directed and written by his brother, Sam Raimi. The 10-episode second season will pick up the threads left off in season one, with Ruby (Lucy Lawless) possessing the Necronomicon, Pablo (Ray Santiago) still dealing with trauma from the cabin and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) plotting revenge against the Evil Dead after the death of her parents.
Alex Baskin, 35 (second from left)
Partner, Exec VP, Evolution Media
Since joining Evolution in 2006, Baskin has executive-produced over 20 series, specials and pilots, including ABC Family’s “Beverly Hills Nannies,” We’s “High School Confidential” and Disney’s hidden-camera comedy “Code: 9.” He oversees a development team of six. With his eye for spinoff potential, he’s produced nine seasons of “Real Housewives of Orange County,” six seasons of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” four seasons of “Vanderpump Rules” (all for Bravo) and three seasons of “Botched” for E! The secret of his success: “I’m also a huge fan of these kinds of shows.”
Nick Bernstein, 38 (far left)
VP, late night programming, West Coast, CBS
Landing in late night was a lifelong dream for Bernstein,
Long’s promotion comes as the division has prospered with series across five cable networks and a slew of projects in development for next season.
During its upfront, Bet announced its fourth show with eOne, “About the Business,” which follows a group of friends in the elite world of urban Hollywood. EOne also has “Nellyville,” currently in its freshman season, “It’s A Manns World,” going into its second round later this season, and “The Sheards,” which has also been renewed. Long is as an exec producer on all four shows.
Long, previously senior VP of alternative programming, launched eOne’s alternative division in 2012, and has been with the company for five years. During her tenure, seven projects have gone straight to series. The list includes Science Channel’s upcoming gameshow “Race to Escape,
“Cutting It: In the Atl” will chronicle the hair salon scene in Atlanta, following four salon owners who vie for customers, top stylists and prestige. The new show will bow in May; 10 hourlong episodes have been ordered,
Lauren Gellert, We TV’s exec VP of development and original programming, expressed excitement over the new show. “With the addition of ‘Cutting It’ to our slate, we are strengthening an already incredible lineup of unscripted series that are attracting a diverse audience and stirring chatter across the social-sphere,” Gellert said.
“Cutting It” is produced by Leftfield Pictures, with exec producers Gellert, Brent Montgomery, David George, Jordana Hochman, Robyn Schnieders, David Stefanou and Kate Farrell.
Both “Mary Mary” and “L.A. Hair” will return for fourth seasons.
We TV’s “Mary Mary,” A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” Gsn’s “American Bible Challenge” and Lifetime’s “Preachers’ Daughters” are just a few of the programs spotlighting religion on TV and serving what execs recognize as an underrepresented aud.
“Up until the last couple of years, I think religion was scary to most people,” says Amy Introcaso-Davis, exec VP of programming and development at Gsn. But networks are now pushing past previous apprehensions to propel faith-based programming to eager auds.
Purpose: Variety‘s Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit
Eli Lehrer, Lifetime’s senior VP of nonfiction programming, says the new wave of religion on TV is reminiscent of the increase in programming geared toward other demos, namely the African-American community.
“The African-American audience was underserved and underrepresented on TV,
Since 2001, when then-owner Cablevision Systems launched “We: Women’s Entertainment” out of its Romance Classics cable network, We has been a female-focused media channel that vies with such competitors as Lifetime or Oxygen. Starting in October, its current owner, AMC, intends to operate it as a place for programming that can engage a wider audience from both genders – the kind who like eyebrow-raising series and talk about them on social media.
The new channel will retain its two-letter moniker, but jettison the overt references to women. “It will still remain a network primarily for women, but we don’t want to alienate men,” said Marc Juris, the network’s president and general manager and one of
All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.
Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Album of the Year"El Camino" by The Black Keys"Some Nights" by Fun."Babel" by Mumford & Sons"Channel Orange" by Frank Ocean"Blunderbuss" by Jack White
Song of the Year
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