or


[11/07/12 - 10:01 AM]
Sundance Channel Unveils Scripted Development Slate for 2013/2014 Season
Robert Redford, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Wren Arthur, Dan Futterman, Anya Epstein and Ira Glass are among the featured auspices.

[via press release from Sundance Channel]

SUNDANCE CHANNEL UNVEILS SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT SLATE FOR 2013/2014 SEASON

Five New Original Scripted Series Include Projects from Robert Redford, Steve Buscemi & Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur, Dan Futterman & Anya Epstein and Ira Glass

Network Gears Up For Scripted Premieres of Highly Anticipated "Restless" in 2012, "Rectify" and "Top of the Lake" in 2013

New York, November 7, 2012 - Sundance Channel unveiled its 2013/2014 original scripted development slate today, revealing five provocative new dramas that put an emphasis on non formulaic characters and a daring approach to storytelling.

A high caliber of award winning talent, many with roots in filmmaking, are behind these projects, which include: "Valentines" from producer Robert Redford and writer Olaf Olafsson, "Behind the Sun" from producers Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci and writer Dylan Gary, "The Descendants" from producer Sarah Condon and writer Aaron Guzikowski, "T" from producer Ira Glass and writers Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein, and "Death in the Modern Age" from producers Bob Cooper, JJ Jamieson and Michael Fuchs and writers Josh Shaffer & Eli Kooris. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel General Manager and EVP.

Barnett commented, "These projects tell dynamic and visceral emotional stories that draw on the best characteristics of our independent film roots, namely new kinds of narratives that surprise you and unapologetically raw characters who feel unlike anything you've ever seen before." She continued, "We try to put creativity first and are delighted to tap into the impressive pool of filmmakers who are turning to scripted television, as well as partnering with quite brilliant and accomplished TV talent."

Since debuting its first scripted project "Carlos," in 2010, the network has had significant success with its original scripted strategy. "Carlos" which went on to win the Golden Globe for Outstanding Mini-Series, was followed by the riveting "Appropriate Adult," which starred Emily Watson and Dominic West and was showered with critical praise and multiple award nominations. Original mini-series "Restless," starring Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling and Hayley Atwell, will premiere on December 7th (with the second part airing December 14th at 9PM ET/PT). In 2013, Sundance Channel will debut Rectify, its first wholly owned scripted drama series from Gran Via, the producers of "Breaking Bad." The network will also premiere the highly anticipated original mini-series "Top of the Lake," written and directed by Academy Award winning Jane Campion and starring Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.

2013-2014 Scripted Development Slate

Valentines

Based on the novel by Olaf Olafsson, Valentines is a white-knuckled emotional journey, capturing the most candid of moments between lovers when unspoken truths and long buried secrets surge to the surface and everything changes in an instant. The story follows Herman Peterson - a high-powered New York attorney, and his three attractive daughters - Cathryn, Margaret, and Soley - as we delve into their upscale homes, cosmopolitan social circles, and volatile personal relationships to discover that not all is what it seems.

Writer: Olaf Olafsson (novels including, "The Journey Home" and "Absolution")

Producers: Sundance Productions (Robert Redford & Laura Michalchyshyn), Fred Berner

Behind the Sun

A wildly distinct coming-of-age tale set in the surfer paradise of Malibu, Calif., during the mid-1980s that follows the growing pains of the Georges - a determined, single child family whose lives begin to unravel after teenage son Farron learns he has an incredibly rare allergy to the sun. The series explores the shifting notions of parenting, and how the delayed adolescence and personal ambitions of the adults within this world are throwing their children into psychological and physical jeopardy.

Writer: Dylan Gary (Tell Me You Love Me)

Producers: Olive Productions (Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Wren Arthur)

The Descendants

A hard-hitting drama that revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff's wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.

Writer: Aaron Guzikowksi (Contraband, Prisoners)

Producer: Sarah Condon (Bored to Death)

T

A deeply personal look at Terrence, a transgender male who has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery and is beginning to live life as a man. Series cuts between Terrence's emotional struggle in the present and his past as Thora - a lesbian, student activist at Mt. Holyoke College circa 2005 struggling to find her true self.

Writer: Anya Epstein (In Treatment) and Dan Futterman (In Treatment, Capote)

Producers: Ira Glass & Alissa Shipp (This American Life)

Death in the Modern Age

After his personal and professional lives implode in spectacular fashion, a down-on-his-luck suburbanite who has always played by the rules decides to radically reinvent himself by plotting to fake his own death in order to start life anew. In today's age of DNA testing, digital footprints, and lack of individual anonymity, his escape and ultimate transformation prove to be much easier said than done.

Writers: Josh Shaffer & Eli Kooris

Producers: Landscape Entertainment (Bob Cooper, JJ Jamieson), Michel Fuchs

# # #

About Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity.

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.





  [november 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BEHIND THE SUN (SUNDANCE)
· DEATH IN THE MODERN AGE (SUNDANCE)
· RECTIFY (SUNDANCE)
· RED ROAD, THE (SUNDANCE)
· RESTLESS (SUNDANCE)
· T (SUNDANCE)
· TOP OF THE LAKE (SUNDANCE)
· VALENTINES (SUNDANCE)





[04/28/17 - 02:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes First Look at FOX's New Dating Show, "Love Connection," Hosted by Andy Cohen
The unscripted series will now premiere at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, May 25 following "Beat Shazam."

[04/28/17 - 12:39 PM]
"The President Show" Inaugural Episode Draws Huge Crowd Topping Trump's Actual Inauguration
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 11:25 AM]
WE tv's New Series "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" Premieres Thursday, May 25 at 10pm ET/CT
"Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" features a tight-knit crew of friends who reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty.

[04/28/17 - 10:43 AM]
Netflix Unveils "FYSee" - A Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series
For the first time, Netflix's FYSee will feature a full month of programming designed to connect industry with the shows, creators and talent they love in wholly new and unusual ways.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to Anne Rice's Best-Selling Series, "The Vampire Chronicles"
Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling(R) author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Steve Golin.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Adds to Its Ranks
Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan are among the latest additions.

[04/28/17 - 09:55 AM]
British Comedic Legend Tommy Maitland Has Been Announced to Host ABC's Irreverent Talent Competition Show "The Gong Show"
A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.

[04/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Hit Series "Ray Donovan" and "Episodes"
Look for the new seasons on August 6 and August 20, respectively, with "Twin Peaks" moving to the 8:00/7:00c slot on August 6.

[04/28/17 - 09:40 AM]
Her Story Continues - "Z: The Beginning of Everything" Is Returning for a Second Season
The streaming service formally announced said renewal this morning.

[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Inches Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet wins the night in demos while the Eye is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/28/17 - 07:56 AM]
ESPN's Round 1 NFL Draft Telecast Delivers 4.8 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 07:32 AM]
Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" Franchise to Receive Generation Award at the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
"We are thrilled to celebrate the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and its global contribution to pop culture," said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo.

[04/28/17 - 06:00 AM]
"Ellen"'s Coming-Out Episode, "The Puppy Episode: Parts 1 and 2," Streaming Now on the ABC App
This Sunday, April 30, is the 20th anniversary of the historic coming-out episode of the "Ellen" sitcom on ABC.

[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
VH1 imports "Hit the Floor" and "The Breaks" will join fellow returning drama "The Quad."

[04/27/17 - 02:03 PM]
SundanceTV Renews Original Non-Fiction Series "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter"
The upcoming season will be divided into two parts: the first featuring candid roundtable discussions with notables from the television community, and the second, focusing on some of the most talented actors, actresses, directors, writers and producers from the film industry.