or


[02/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Picks Up "Masters of Science Fiction"

[via press release from ABC]

ABC PICKS UP �MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION�

ABC Television has picked up IDT Entertainment�s drama series �Masters of Science Fiction,� featuring works from some of the most well known authors of science fiction, the network announced today. Negotiations are underway to include works from Isaac Asimov (author of �I Robot� and �Nightfall�), Ray Bradbury (�The Martian Chronicles,� �Fahrenheit 451�), Harlan Ellison (�A Boy and His Dog,� �Jeffty is Five�) and Robert Heinlein (�The Puppet Masters,� �Stranger in a Strange Land�). IDT Entertainment, in association with Industry Entertainment, will produce a minimum of four one-hour episodes.

�With IDT Entertainment and Industry bringing such high-end talent, we�re very excited about this anthology,� said Quinn Taylor, senior vice president of Motion Pictures for Television and Miniseries, ABC Entertainment. �We�ve been trying to put together this kind of series because it has great potential to become appointment television.�

Writer Michael Tolkin (�The Rapture,� �The Player�) will adapt and direct one episode. Discussions are underway to feature such works as �The Discarded� by Harlan Ellison, �The Last Question� by Isaac Asimov, as well as for Ray Bradbury to adapt his own �Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed.�

�We�re delighted that �Masters of Science Fiction� has found a broadcast home on ABC�s primetime lineup,� said John Hyde, COO of IDT Entertainment. �ABC is the perfect venue for these interpretations of science fiction�s seminal literary voices.�

�We are excited by the response we�re getting from the creative community,� says Industry Entertainment partner Keith Addis. �We are in advanced discussions with distinguished screenwriters and directors to bring the works of these science fiction icons to a broad audience in the most compelling and entertaining way.�

Production on the series will begin this May in Vancouver. Morris Berger, Steve Brown and John Hyde are executive producers for IDT Entertainment. Industry Entertainment�s Keith Addis, Brad Mendelsohn and Andrew Deane are executive producers, and Ben Browning and Adam Goldworm are co-producers.





  [february 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION (ABC)





[08/31/16 - 11:34 AM]
Video: Watch an All-New First Look at Season Two of "Scream Queens"
Season Two graduates from the college campus and into a hospital with a haunted past, as a new and terrifyingly funny mystery begins.

[08/31/16 - 11:03 AM]
Bravo Media's "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" Is Back on the Market with a Supersized Premiere Thursday, October 6 at 9PM ET/PT
Powerhouse agents Josh Altman, Josh Flagg and Brits James Harris and David Parnes return for season nine along with familiar face, Madison Hildebrand.

[08/31/16 - 11:01 AM]
Alex Kalymnios on Board to Direct Starz' "The White Princess"
In casting news, Amy Manson boards the production in the role of Lady Catherine Gordon, cousin to King James IV of Scotland.

[08/31/16 - 10:24 AM]
Video: #LoweRoast Preview Clip - Jeff Ross Channels Prince, Shreds Ann Coulter
Armed with an electric guitar and a Prince outfit, Roastmaster General Jeff Ross shreds Ann Coulter.

[08/31/16 - 10:11 AM]
Get Ready for Halloween with Crafty Chefs and Spine-Chilling Sabotages in "Cutthroat Kitchen: Tournament of Terror"
From a spider web-themed spider roll challenge to a liver and fava beans battle, the competitors must scare up their best dishes while braving witches, mummies, ghosts and zombies.

[08/31/16 - 10:04 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Culinary Competition Series "Man vs Master" - Chef Richard Blais to Host
In "Man vs Master," unknown chefs working in the trenches of the food industry will compete for the opportunity of a lifetime - a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef - but in order to win, they will have to beat the master in a face-off first.

[08/31/16 - 09:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late" Rise in Latest Victory
The Peacock wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/31/16 - 09:19 AM]
"CBS All Access" Rolls Out Commercial-Free Option for Subscribers
In addition to the existing subscription offering of $5.99/month, subscribers now have the option to watch CBS All Access's on-demand content commercial-free for $9.99/month.

[08/31/16 - 08:32 AM]
Netflix Announces New Talk Show with Bill Nye
Set to launch Spring 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.

[08/31/16 - 07:28 AM]
New Smithsonian Channel(TM) Limited Series Features Africa's Most Iconic Predators and Their Tales of Survival
"Africa's Wild Havens" premieres tonight, Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/31/16 - 06:34 AM]
Cartoon Network Expands the World of "Mighty Magiswords" with Linear Series Debut Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Building on the original 15-second series that launched last year on the CN Anything app, the new TV series continues the adventures of Prohyas and Vambre, a sibling team of "warriors for hire."

[08/31/16 - 06:32 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases First Part of Social Video Series for "Marvel's Luke Cage"
These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it's street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.

[08/31/16 - 05:33 AM]
Netflix Announces "Stranger Things 2"
Nine new episodes are confirmed for the second season.

[08/31/16 - 03:03 AM]
ABC Signs Expansive New Agreement to Broadcast the Oscars(R), Hollywood's Biggest Entertainment Ceremony, Through 2028
The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards(R) adds eight years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2020.

[08/30/16 - 07:06 PM]
ABC's "The Bachelor" Returns in January 2017 for Its 21st Season
The Alphabet also reveals the next man to give out the roses and, hopefully, this time find his happy ending.