or


[01/09/07 - 01:20 PM]
A&E Announces First Scripted Drama Series Development Slate in More Than Five Years
Projects from Joel Silver, Sheldon Turner, Dan Therriault, Bruce McKenna, Steven Bochco and Billy Finkelstein are among those in the works at the cable channel.

[via press release from A&E]

A&E ANNOUNCES FIRST SCRIPTED DRAMA SERIES DEVELOPMENT SLATE IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS

PASADENA, CA � January 9, 2007 � A&E Network is returning to the production of original scripted dramas with an initial development slate consisting of six projects, it was announced today by Bob DeBitetto, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E Network.

�With powerful platforms such as The Sopranos, CSI: Miami and our original real-life franchises, the development of our own signature drama series now becomes a key priority,� said DeBitetto. �This initial slate reflects our commitment to developing original drama that complements these platforms and puts a premium on great character, storytelling and �A� auspices.�

Senior Vice President of Drama Programming, Tana Nugent Jamieson joined A&E in April, 2006 to oversee the network�s first comprehensive drama series development effort in more than five years. Jamieson and her LA-based team, including Vice President of Original Drama Programming Scott Vila, spearheaded development of this slate which will continue to grow, including:

DRY RIVER

DRY RIVER is a crime drama set in a wealthy Texas border community and focusing on the local sheriff and the Federal agent newly assigned to the city who, clashing over vastly different crime-fighting agendas, carry the extra burden of being an estranged father and son. Their personal relationship will play out amidst cases of trafficking in all its forms, inextricably linked to the birth of a child in the no man's land between the United States and Mexico. Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard) is the executive producer. Michael Frost Beckner (Spy Game) will write the script for DRY RIVER from Warner Horizon Television.

UNTITLED STEVEN BOCHCO PROJECT

A happily married couple are partners in a family law practice specializing in divorce clients. The series will focus on the lawyers and their serious and not-so-serious cases. The series will be executive produced by 10-time Emmy Award winner Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, LAPD Blue) and written by Jonathan Abrahams (Wildfire).

THE HUNT

A former LAPD cop who served time in prison for his part in the Rampart Scandal finds himself outside the criminal justice system looking in. Unlike most crime procedurals, THE HUNT will spend ample time with each week's villain. Created by prolific feature scribe Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), and to be produced by Jennifer Klein through her Apartment 3B Productions shingle.

Y3

A thief seeking redemption from a crime gone terribly awry, wears an NYPD cop uniform to help solve crimes, earning the moniker Y3, the police code for impersonating an officer. Y3 temps at a precinct, using his access to solve cases, all the while working right under the noses of the police task force charged with finding him. Dan Therriault (Witness Protection, Cabrini Green, First Time Felon) will write and is also executive producer. Executive producer Gary Randall will produce through Fox Television Studios.

UNTITLED NYPD ANTI-TERRORIST PROJECT

A secretive anti-terrorist unit of the NYPD, born out of the 9/11 attacks, protects the city which terrorists see as the crown jewel of targets, but also travels across the US in its mission to track down terrorists targeting America. Andrew Tennenbaum (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy) and Jason Hoffs (Meet the Parents) are executive producers. Bruce McKenna, also executive producer, (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) will write the script for Fox Television Studios.

JOHNNY THE GREAT

A hedonistic defense attorney wheels and deals in front of the courts while trying to gain control of both his untrustworthy clients and his own self-destructive behaviors. The script was written by Billy Finkelstein (NYPD Blue, Law and Order, LA Law).

Now reaching more than 91 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network�s signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series Dog the Bounty Hunter, Intervention, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, King of Cars and Criss Angel Mindfreak, to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series 24, CSI: Miami and beginning in 2007, The Sopranos. The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Insider is located at www.aetv.com/insider. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DRY RIVER (A AND E)
· HUNT, THE (A AND E)
· JOHNNY THE GREAT (A AND E)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· PACIFIC, THE (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· UNTITLED BRUCE MCKENNA PROJECT (A AND E)
· UNTITLED JONATHAN ABRAHAMS PROJECT (A AND E)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)
· WITNESS PROTECTION (HBO)
· Y3 (A AND E)











[10/23/14 - 11:00 AM]
Courtney Love Joins "Empire" on FOX - Singer-Songwriter/Musician/Actress to Appear as Recurring Guest Star
She'll play a hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment's stable of artists.

[10/23/14 - 10:42 AM]
WE tv's Scripted Supernatural Thriller, "South of Hell," Begins Production in Charleston, SC - Mena Suvari Cast in Lead Role
Zachary Booth, Bill Irwin, Drew Moerlein, Lamman Rucker and Paulina Singer will also star in the eight-episode series, which will premiere in 2015.

[10/23/14 - 10:24 AM]
LMN Presents New Original Documentary "Footsteps in the Snow" Premiering Wednesday, November 12 at 8PM ET
Weaving together the gripping tale dating back to 1957, the two-hour special recounts the chilling story of the coldest case in American history ever to be solved - the murder of Maria Ridulph.

[10/23/14 - 10:17 AM]
"House of Lies" Welcomes Mary McCormack and Alicia Witt
McCormack will play Denna Altshuler, a tough, highly successful white knight investor who Marty (Don Cheadle) recruits to help save Kaan & Associates.

[10/23/14 - 09:48 AM]
Video: Pop Group Sensation Fifth Harmony Performs a Remix of New Kids on the Block "The Right Stuff" on an All-New "Faking It" Airing Tuesday, October 28 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on MTV
In the episode, Shane, Amy and Lauren attend an underground dance party where an all-girl band takes center stage.

[10/23/14 - 09:30 AM]
CBS Announces "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Will Premiere Monday, March 9, 2015
It was also announced that multi-talented producer, director and writer Ben Winston will serve as the show's executive producer.

[10/23/14 - 09:01 AM]
Premiere Date Change - "Living with the Jacksons"
The special was previously slated to air November 18 on ReelzChannel.

[10/23/14 - 08:46 AM]
NBC's Wednesday Dramas Finish Within a Tenth of a Rating Point of Last Week's 18-49 Result Despite World Series Competition
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/14 - 08:32 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Keeps FOX on Top in Viewers, Demos
Plus: The CW's "Arrow" and ABC's "Nashville" are the only series up week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[10/23/14 - 08:14 AM]
ABC Is Wednesday's No. 1 Non-Sports Net with the Night's Top 2 Series Telecasts
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 22.

[10/23/14 - 08:00 AM]
5 Seconds of Summer, Mary. J Blige, and Sam Smith to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
They join previously announced performer and nominated singer/songwriter Charli XCX and second-time host and performer Pitbull on the show.

[10/23/14 - 07:57 AM]
MTV Chronicles the Lives of Four Young American Soliders as They Return from Afghanistan in Special Veteran's Day Documentary "MTV's Got Your 6"
Additionally, MTV will commemorate and cover Veterans Day from a unique Millennial perspective all day, on-air and across its editorial and social platforms in an effort to leverage attention to post-911 servicemen and women.

[10/23/14 - 07:21 AM]
Pivot's Nightly News Program "TakePart Live" and TakePart.com Team Up With Lyft To Get Americans To #JustVote
From October 23 through midnight on Election Day, November 4, new Lyft riders can receive a free ride of up to $25 in value by using the code JustVote in cities where the ridesharing company operates.

[10/23/14 - 06:31 AM]
CBS Studios International and Sky Announce UK Licensing Agreement for New Hit Drama "Madam Secretary"
Sky Living is already the home to CBS drama "Elementary," which has been one of the top-rated shows on SKY Living since its debut in 2012.

[10/23/14 - 06:02 AM]
Video: Netflix Original Series, "Bloodline," Coming in March
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and Enrique Murciano star in the 13-episode series.