or


[07/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
A&E Reveals Its Latest Original Series and Movies
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Three new original movies and four new reality series are just some of the projects in the works at A&E for the 2006-07 season.

The news comes as the network is experiencing a whopping 22% growth among adults 18-49 (0.45 rating) and 10% growth among adults 25-54 (0.53 rating) in year-to-year comparisons so far this year. Here's a breakdown of all of A&E's announcements made by Bob DeBitetto, the network's executive vice president and general manager, at the TCA's Summer Press Tour on Thursday:

BACK IN ACTION (original movie) - The life of Iraq war veteran Captain David Rozelle is set to be the focus of an original movie from Jaffe-Braunstein Films. Rozelle, in spite of losing his right foot in combat, has since gone on to snowboard, walk the New York City marathon and compete in a triathlon. William Bingham ("Faith of My Fathers") is adapting Rozelle's book of the same name for the small screen with Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein executive producing.

GOD OR THE GIRL (five-part limited series) - The Wolper Organization ("Penn & Teller: Bullshit") is behind this limited series, about five men - all with girlfriends - deciding whether to enroll in a seminary. Bitetto described the series as "eye-opening and provocative" and that it should "raise dialogue about the way young people view religion today."

HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO (original movie) - The true-story behind the famed Alfred Hitchcock classic will be the focus of this telefilm, from Traveler's Rest Films in association with Alan Barnette Productions. The project, to be written by John McLaughlin, will weave in the narrative of Ed Gein, the real-life serial killer who served as the inspiration for Norman Bates, and a chronicle of Alfred Hitchcock's production. Tom Thayer and Alan Barnette will executive produce.

JACKPOT DIARIES (six one-hour episodes) - Gay Rosenthal Productions has scored a six-episode order for this reality series, about big-jackpot lottery winners and how their lives are transformed when they suddenly become millionaires. No other details were given.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK (original movie) - JB Rogers ("See Arnold Run") is directing and executive producing a docudrama about the creation of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He'll direct from a script by James A. Miller, using the book he co-authored with Tom Shales as the basis. Michael Goldstein and Gerry Abrams will also executive produce for Cypress Point Productions. No other specifics were mentioned.

RELEASED (pilot in development) - The first 24 hours after a prison inmate is released - sometimes one who was wrongfully imprisoned - is the basis of this project, from Scott Sternberg Productions.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (pilot in development) - New Line Television is behind this project, which features victims and their families confronting the convict who brought tragedy to their lives. It's understood the series will be told from the victim's point of view as he or she prepares to come face to face with those responsible.

The network's previously announced commitments include: "Dallas S.W.A.T." (six one-hour episodes from Granada America), "Random 1" (10 one-hour episodes from Random 1 Productions), "Roller Girls" (13 one-hour episodes from Go Go Luckey Productions) and "Spying on Myself" (six one-hour episodes from Scott Sternberg Productions) as well as new seasons of "Growing Up Gotti" and "The First 48."

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BACK IN ACTION (A AND E)
· DALLAS SWAT (A AND E)
· FIRST 48, THE (A AND E)
· GOD OR THE GIRL (A AND E)
· GROWING UP GOTTI (A AND E)
· HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO (A AND E)
· JACKPOT DIARIES (A AND E)
· LIVE FROM NEW YORK (A AND E)
· PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT (SHOWTIME)
· RANDOM 1 (A AND E)
· RELEASED (A AND E)
· RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (A AND E)
· ROLLERGIRLS (A AND E)
· SEE ARNOLD RUN (A AND E)
· SPYING ON MYSELF (A AND E)





[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.

[05/26/16 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Olympics to Provide 4K Ultra HD Coverage of Rio Olympics to Distribution Partners
The coverage will be made available on one-day delay and will include 4K UHD footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, track and field, basketball, the men's soccer final, and judo, as well as Rio scenics.

[05/26/16 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Confirms Fall Debuts for "Westworld," "Divorce," "Insecure," "High Maintenance"
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, "Westworld" explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

[05/26/16 - 11:15 AM]
Three-Time Emmy(R) Award Nominee Terrence "J" Jenkins to Co-Host "2016 Miss USA(R)" Airing Live from the New T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, June 5, on FOX
Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the competition.

[05/26/16 - 10:35 AM]
Jamie Lynn Spears Steps Back Into the Spotlight in New TLC Special "When the Lights Go Out"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/26/16 - 10:24 AM]
Logo Unveils Summer Slate with New Specials, Returning Series and Groundbreaking Documentaries
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos launch the all-new summer block on Monday, May 30 as the executive producers of "Secret Guide To Fabulous: Summer," hosted by curators of taste John Gidding, Ronnie Woo, Theodore Leaf and Rob Younkers.

[05/26/16 - 10:02 AM]
Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks Join Comedy Icons Maya Rudolph and Martin Short for Premiere Episode of "Maya & Marty"
The summer series debuts this Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.

[05/26/16 - 10:00 AM]
Esquire Network Gets Revved Up with New Series "Wrench Against the Machine" Debuting Fall 2016
Each hour-long episode will feature new teams and new motorcycle build challenges as contestants will be tasked with building everything from café racers to choppers, bobbers and beyond.

[05/26/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Star vs. The Forces of Evil," the Annie Award-Nominated Series Starring Eden Sher, Launches Its Second Season Monday, July 11 on Disney XD
Guest stars for season two include Al Yankovic, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Zosia Mamet, Nick Lachey, Patrick Stump and Carl Weathers.