News: Stephen King UNDER THE DOME TV series to air in summer

UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King

The 2009 Stephen King novel UNDER THE DOME is getting the TV treatment as a scripted series on CBS which is set to air this summer. Thirteen episodes will be produced and it’s part of CBS’s strategy to have high-profile scripted fare on in the summer as well. At today’s CBS Winter 2013 TCA session, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the series and what their intentions are for it moving forward. “The script was developed at Showtime [and the option lapsed],” explains Tassler who says she got a call from Amblin and DreamWorks who wanted her to look […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC very happy with summer performance of ROOKIE BLUE

Missy Peregrym in ROOKIE BLUE - Season 2 - "In Plain View" | ©2011 ABC/Annabel Reyes

It’s rare for a network to come up with a successful scripted series in the summer, but ABC has managed to groom the series ROOKIE BLUE into a solid hit now that it’s in its third season. ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee, while speaking at today’s 2012 Summer Press Tour, sees the series as an important show, but hasn’t made a decision if it should be programmed during the regular Broadcast season. “ROOKIE BLUE is such a great player for us, and it came out in the summer,” says Lee. “It wasn’t one that was trumpeted. It wasn’t put […]Read On »

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Breaking News: FRINGE Season 5 finale will have closure says executive producer – TCA 2012

Blair Brown, Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season 4 - "Brave New World - Part 2" - Season Finale | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Two weeks ago, the FRINGE actors and executive producer J.H. Wyman descended upon Comic-Con to give the scoop on FRINGE Season 5. While they were tight-lipped about giving away any major spoilers, today at the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour, executive producer spoke about how he wanted to end FRINGE Season 5 – and it won’t be open-ended. “I’m not interested in anything open ended,” Wyman admits. “It would cause me frustration. I wouldn’t be satisfied. Here’s what’s really cool about FRINGE, and one of the things we did do right — the way we chose to tell the story, […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: Fox talks about the decision to renew FRINGE for a final season

Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble in FRINGE - Season 4 | ©2011 Fox/Andrew Matusik

While Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly admits that the network has history of cancelling low-rated genre shows despite huge fan bases, he admitted today at the Fox Summer TCA Press Tour that he was pleased he was able to give FRINGE a final 13-episode Season 5 send-off. “I don’t like to pull the plug on any show, and many of our failed shows have millions of fans,” says Reilly. “We have a checkered history with genre at best, because we’re one of the only networks who have consistently tried genre. FRINGE has a particular fan base and the FRINGE producers […]Read On »

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TCA News: NBC not worried about Howard Stern as an AMERICA’S GOT TALENT judge

Howard Stern on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON | ©2011 NBC/Lloyd Bishop

With Howard Stern set to take over for Piers Morgan on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT this summer, NBC has been taken to task by the Parents Television Council (PTC) for this decision, worried that Stern will tarnish the show’s family-friendly image. However, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt at today’s NBC TCA press tour says he’s not worried by Stern and his previous Shock Jock antics at all and thinks he will make a great addition to the hit summer franchise. “I’m not worried a bit,” says Greenblatt. “Aside from his radio personality, he’s a very thoughtful and intelligent person. He’s a […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Why NBC’s LOVE IN THE WILD reality dating show is different than other dating shows

LOVE IN THE WILD host Darren McMullen | ©2011 NBC/Trae Patton

What happens when you combine SURVIVOR with THE BACHELOR? You end up with the new NBC dating reality show LOVE IN THE WILD which debuts this summer. Set in Costa Rica, is places a bunch of unlucky in love single people and puts them through adventure challenges to potentially bring certain couples together (and hopefully finding lasting love). At today’s NBC Summer Press Day 2011 in Pasadena, CA, executive producer Tom Shelly explained why these contestants were so different than those other dating shows. “We went after people who were unlucky in love and looking for relationships and wanted to […]Read On »

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