or


[03/18/03 - 12:00 AM]
WB Shelves 'Live,' Sets 'Shore' Start Date
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The WB has placed its ad-free summer project "Live From Tomorrow" on hold due to lack of advertising support. The hour-long talk/variety show from Diplomatic Prods was designed to incorporate products into all of its segments in lieu of 30-second spots.

Pepsi, Sony PlayStation and Reebok had all signed on as premiere sponsors for the series but Diplomatic wasn't able to find a fourth major advertiser to underwrite the show in time for a summer start date. The news will bump the project to next season or possibly even next summer. "WB is committed to the concept, but we have decided to postpone it," Diplomatic exec VP Matti Leshem told Daily Variety. "I want to get this thing right. Rushing it would be the worst thing to do."

The series is designed as an experiment to combat the growing fears of ad-skipping features provided by such products as TiVo and Replay TV. With ads as part of the programming itself, there would no way to skip them.

The Frog network still remains on track with Pepsi however for its two-hour "Play for a Billion" contest special, set to air in September. Various industry insiders are reporting Pepsi is already shooting ad spots that will run this summer, touting the special and its $1 billion prize.

Lastly, the WB has announced it will premiere its summer reality series "Boarding House: North Shore" on Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00/7:00c. The six-week series revolves around seven pro surfers living in an Oahu beach house.





  [march 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BOARDING HOUSE: NORTH SHORE (WB)
· LIVE FROM TOMORROW (WB)





[04/23/21 - 09:59 AM]
Bob Costas Returns to HBO with the Launch of "Back on the Record with Bob Costas"
The series, which will air four episodes each year, will be driven by in-depth interviews with the biggest names in sports, entertainment and popular culture, and discussions led by Costas that will address today's most topical sports issues.

[04/23/21 - 09:00 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of "Secrets of Sulphur Springs," The Riveting Mystery-Adventure Series
Since its January 15 premiere, the series has reached 8.4 million total viewers, ranked as the #1 series across all television with Girls 6-11, and the #1 live-action series on DisneyNow.

[04/23/21 - 08:59 AM]
HBO Max Renews Selena Gomez's Cooking Show "Selena + Chef" for a Third Season
In season three, Selena will continue her cooking adventures at home with a new roster of all-star chefs that will help her whip up delicious dishes.

[04/23/21 - 08:59 AM]
WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group Unites Adult Swim and HBO Max Adult Animation and Comedy Development Teams
The company has united the Adult Swim and HBO Max adult animation development teams under the leadership of Suzanna Makkos in her newly expanded role as executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation for both brands.

[04/23/21 - 08:28 AM]
Free-Diving Natural History Filmmaker, Patrick Dykstra Comes Face to Face with the Largest and Most Mysterious Creatures in the Ocean in New discovery+ Series "Chasing Ocean Giants"
Stream all eight episodes on Thursday, April 29 as a part of Discovery's month-long celebration of the Earth and all of the wildlife that call it home.

[04/23/21 - 08:02 AM]
Apple TV+ Announces New Music Docuseries "1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything"
Executive produced by Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award winners Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, the eight-part docuseries will premiere May 21 on Apple TV+.

[04/23/21 - 07:16 AM]
Two-Part Special of YouTube Originals "Super Sema," Africa's First Kid Superhero Animated Series, Premieres Today on World Book Day
YouTube Originals delivers a two-part special with Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of Mama Dunia in the new animated series featuring a young superhero African girl named Sema.

[04/23/21 - 07:07 AM]
Ewan McGregor Plays "Halston" in a New Limited Series Premiering May 14
The Netflix project also features Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli, Rory Culkin as Joel Schumacher, Rebecca Dayan as Elsa Peretti, David Pittu as Joe Eula, and Gian Franco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo.

[04/22/21 - 03:30 PM]
Riz Ahmed and Viola Davis to Join 93rd Oscars(R) Cast
Ahmed and Davis round out the previously announced lineup that includes Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

[04/22/21 - 03:01 PM]
Video: Faith, Family, and Scandal - "Favorite Son" on BET+
Twin brothers in a gospel group struggle to find balance of life, love, faith, and religion while under the strict rule of their father, a megachurch Reverend.

[04/22/21 - 01:52 PM]
Sofia Alvarez to Adapt and Direct "Along for the Ride;" Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli to Star in Lead Roles
The Netfilx film is based on the YA novel of the same name from New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen.

[04/22/21 - 01:08 PM]
Spectrum Originals to Debut Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Nominated Team Robert and Michelle King's Series "The Bite" on May 21
The six-episode series follows the lives of two neighbors Rachel (Audra McDonald) and Lily (Taylor Schilling) as they embark on unprecedented times when a deadly new strain of a virus arrives.

[04/22/21 - 11:35 AM]
Video: "Stuck with You" - Season 2 - Official Trailer - An ALLBLK Original Series
The series returns to the streaming service on Thursday, May 6.

[04/22/21 - 11:02 AM]
Netflix Teams Up with Bubba Wallace for Documentary Series
The series follows NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace as he competes for the newly formed 23XI Racing team.

[04/22/21 - 11:01 AM]
Angelina Jolie in "Those Who Wish Me Dead," "Tenet," "In Treatment," New Dark Comedy Series "Hacks" and "Adventure Time: Distant Lands - Together Again" Arrive on HBO Max This May
Also on tap are a new season of "Gomorrah" and the Andrew Scott/Ruth Wilson-led film "Oslo."