or


[07/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Three-Time Oscar Nominee Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption") Signs Deal with NBC to Create and Produce New Drama Series

[via press release from NBC]

THREE-TIME OSCAR NOMINEE FRANK DARABONT ("THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION") SIGNS DEAL WITH NBC TO CREATE AND PRODUCE NEW DRAMA SERIES

BURBANK, Calif. -- July 24, 2005 -- NBC has signed a deal with Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption," "The Green Mile") -- a three-time Oscar nominated writer-director-producer -- to create one drama series and produce a second drama series, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"We're sky-high over our upcoming association with such a creative force as Frank Darabont," said Reilly. "Frank's storytelling is always riveting, challenging and cutting edge, and his body of work is a good fit with our direction in drama development."

"I have been excited about getting into television for some time and I could not be more thrilled to have found a home with Kevin Reilly and all the wonderful talent at NBC," said Frank Darabont.

Darabont first attracted industry notice in 1994 for his direction and screenplay of the feature film "The Shawshank Redemption," which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay (the film gained six other nominations). He received a second Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Green Mile" (which he also directed). Darabont also was honored with a Writers Guild of America nomination for "The Shawshank Redemption" and a Writers Guild and Directors Guild of America nomination for "The Green Mile."

In 2001, Darabont directed and produced "The Majestic," starring Jim Carrey. He is currently directing his own screenplay in a new version of the classic film "Fahrenhiet 451."

Earlier, Darabont was an executive producer of "Collateral" (starring Tom Cruise and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx) and produced the film "The Salton Sea." His other feature writing credits include the screenplay for 1994's "Frankenstein."





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· UNTITLED FRANK DARABONT PROJECT (NBC)





[09/19/17 - 12:30 PM]
"Younger's" Fourth Season Marks Highest-Rated and Most-Watched in Series History
TV Land further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 12:29 PM]
Syfy Reveals New "Happy!" Photos & Premiere Date
The graphic novel adaptation will shift one week to now premiere on Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/17 - 12:02 PM]
"The Orville" Posts FOX's Largest Drama Premiere Since "Empire" in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million Viewers
FOX further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[09/19/17 - 11:39 AM]
HGTV "Flip or Flop" Franchise to Add "Flip or Flop Paradise"
Plus: "Flip or Flop Fort Worth" will premiere on Thursday, November 2.

[09/19/17 - 11:30 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is Staying Live from Coast to Coast
For the Mountain and Pacific time zones, "SNL" will also be repeated at 11:30 p.m.

[09/19/17 - 11:24 AM]
AMC Releases "The Walking Dead" Season Eight Key Art
The art features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group of survivors preparing for "All Out War."

[09/19/17 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Renews Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, for Second Season
"We are thrilled to continue our creative collaboration with master storytellers David Simon and George Pelecanos," said Casey Bloys.

[09/19/17 - 10:35 AM]
"Carnival Eats" Continues Its Culinary Ride Around Fairs and Festivals on New Season
In each of the 13 half-hour episodes, host Noah Cappe discovers the most unique and unimaginable bites served at midways, festivals and carnivals today.

[09/19/17 - 10:25 AM]
Bravo Media Gives Fans Three More Reasons to Watch with Back-to-Back-to-Back Atlanta Premieres on Sunday, November 5
New seasons of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Married to Medicine" will bookend the premiere of "Xscape: Still Kickin' It."

[09/19/17 - 10:12 AM]
Video: Behind the Scenes of "Star Trek: Discovery" with the Series' Cast and Creators
The newest edition of the "Star Trek" franchise is set to premiere this Sunday, September 24.

[09/19/17 - 09:52 AM]
"Stranger Things" Writer Justin Doble Closes Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Doble will develop genre television projects exclusively for Prime Video.

[09/19/17 - 08:54 AM]
Science Channel Breaks Down Causes of Massive Hurricanes "Super Hurricanes: Inside Monster Storms" Premieres Friday, September 22 at 9PM
"These two back-to-back hurricanes are not just a wake-up call to residents of coastal areas, but to scientists working to understand the origins and patterns of devastating weather events," said Caroline Perez.

[09/19/17 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "DWTS" Return
The Alphabet's reality franchise is back on par with a year ago.

[09/19/17 - 07:58 AM]
Comedy Central's "The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper" Taps Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Kobi Libii and Niccole Thurman as Citizen Journalists
They will be joining Host Jordan Klepper in satirizing the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.

[09/19/17 - 07:05 AM]
Season Seven of E!'s Sizzling Hit Series "Total Divas" Premieres Wednesday, November 1
The season finale, airing January 31, 2018, will mark the show's 100th episode.