The producers of Fox’s “Family Guy” say a Web site set up to issue a “special announcement from Brian” — the dog character that was killed off on the show last weekend — is a hoax.
By NELLIE ANDREEVA In early September, NBC News announced that Carson Daly, host of NBC‘s late-night show “Last Call” and the network’s primetime singing competition “The Voice,” would be joining “Today” as a daily contributor. At the same time, “Last Call,” renewed in April for a 13th season, was slated to begin production but it […]
By NELLIE ANDREEVA Jack Black and Tim Robbins are set as two of the three leads in “The Brink,” HBO‘s comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach from a script by former “Weeds” executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother, Kim Benabib. “The Brink” is described as an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis […]
By NELLIE ANDREEVA This marks the first project to come out of Paramount‘s re-launched television division and signals its plans to mine the studio’s movie library and team with experienced film and TV writers for series adaptations. Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman and veteran showrunner Jeff Pinkner will co-write a pilot script based on the hit […]
By THE DEADLINE TEAM Travel Channel has unveiled two hosted series, “Eat Secrets” (working title) with foodie Adam Richman, who takes viewers on a hunt for the most unique dishes across the country, and “Resort Recon,” hosted by hospitality consultant Shane Green. With the help of hidden cameras, Green exposes problems at various resorts and […]
Actor Tom McKay is suing for lost earnings due to injuries he says he suffered when he was thrown from a horse during the filming of History’s “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries two years ago.
By NELLIE ANDREEVA NBC has given a Back 5 order to “Sean Saves The World,” bringing the first season of the multi-camera comedy starring Sean Hayes to 18 episodes. The move comes as “Sean Saves The World” posted a 28% ratings gain last night to match a series high (1.4 in adults 18-49) with an […]
A “Conan” promo spot that simulated the sounds of the Emergency Alert System looks like it will cost TBS $25,000.
By NELLIE ANDREEVA The Coach is staying on. Original “New Girl” co-star Damon Wayans, Jr., who returned to the show for an arc this fall, will continue on the Fox comedy for the rest of the season. He is expected to be in every episode but is billed as a special guest star, leaving him […]
By THE DEADLINE TEAM FX has confirmed January premiere dates for drama “Justified,” animated comedy “Archer” and new animated comedy “Chozen.” “Chozen” had been scheduled to run on FXX but now will be paired with “Archer” for a Monday night animation block. With that move, FXX will launch Season 2 of “Legit with Ali G: […]