or


[08/13/14 - 09:29 AM]
WGN America Expands Original Programming Slate
The network announced its next straight-to-series order for the scripted drama "Titans," and the start of pre-production and a writers' room, with an eye toward a series order, for the scripted series "Underground."

[via press release from WGN America]

WGN AMERICA EXPANDS ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING SLATE

Network Orders Scripted Drama "Titans," from Creator/Executive Producer Peter Mattei, Executive Producer/Emmy Award(R)-Winner Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me")

Begins Writers' Room for "Underground," from Creators/Executive Producers Misha Green ("Sons of Anarchy") and Joe Pokaski ("Heroes"), Executive Producer/Academy Award(R)-Winner Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind")

LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) - Expanding its slate of original programming, WGN America today announced its next straight-to-series order for the scripted drama "Titans," and the start of pre-production and a writers' room, with an eye toward a series order, for the scripted series "Underground." Both series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Tribune Studios for an expected 2015 premiere.

"These projects, each exploring a world we find to be unique and fascinating, continue our aggressive expansion into original scripted programming," said Matt Cherniss, president and general manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. "Everyone at WGN America is pleased to enter this next phase of our growth with Sony Pictures Television as an important partner on these projects, along with such talented creators and producers."

"WGN America has made a commitment to quality programming and we are happy that working together is a significant part of their growth strategy," said Zack Van Amburg, president of programming and production for SPT. "High-quality original series have consistently helped establish channel brands with the audience, and WGN appreciates and takes that value proposition seriously," added Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and production for SPT.

A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, "Titans" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the grid and above the law on their mountaintop homestead, they'll protect their world and defend their way of life using any means necessary. "Titans" is created and written by award-winning playwright Peter Mattei who also serves as Executive Producer with Emmy Award(R)-winning Peter Tolan ("Rescue Me," "Analyze This") from Fedora Entertainment, Emmy Award(R)-winning actor Paul Giamatti ("John Adams," "Sideways") and Dan Carey ("All Is Bright") from Touchy Feely Films and Fedora Entertainment's Michael Wimer ("2012," "Rake"). WGN America has ordered 13 episodes of the one-hour drama.

For a slave living in the pre-Civil War South, the only road to freedom was a dangerous journey where failure often meant death. "Underground" follows the slaves who set foot on the fabled Underground Railroad, the secret network of men and women who risked their lives aiding them, and the mercenaries tasked with hunting them down at any cost. "Underground" is created and written by Misha Green ("Sons of Anarchy," "Heroes") and Joe Pokaski ("Heroes," "CSI") who also serve as Executive Producers with Academy Award(R)-winning writer Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind," "I Am Legend") from Weed Road Pictures, along with Tory Tunnell ("King Arthur," "Holy Rollers") and Joby Harold ("King Arthur," "Edge of Tomorrow") from Safehouse Pictures.

# # #

WGN America and Tribune Studios

WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media (TRBAA:OTC), is nationally distributed in 71.4 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with entertainment programming including the original, scripted series "Salem," "Manhattan" and "Ten Commandments," along with first-run syndicated series, blockbuster movies and live sports. Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Company, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide. Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.





  [august 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· HEROES (NBC)
· OUTSIDERS (WGN)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· UNDERGROUND (WGN)





[04/29/16 - 12:32 PM]
Season Eight Winner Sawyer Fredericks and Hot Band DNCE to Appear on "The Voice" Tuesday, May 3
Fredericks not only won season eight but also set a record for the first artist to have 14 songs in the iTunes Top 200 singles chart in one week.

[04/29/16 - 11:16 AM]
Velocity Keeps Foot on the Gas in April with High Single and Double-Digit Ratings Increases
Velocity spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 10:44 AM]
New Premiere Time Alert - "NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed" Three Night Special Events Premieres May 8, 15 and 22 tt 9PM ET/PT
The three-part event will now air at 9:00/8:00c instead of 10:00/9:00c as previously announced.

[04/29/16 - 09:51 AM]
NBC Olympics and Snapchat Partner to Present Unique Perspectives of the 2016 Rio Olympics & U.S. Olympic Team Trials
NBC Olympics will co-produce the NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel with Buzzfeed, a regular contributor to both the Snapchat Discover platform and NBC's content projects.

[04/29/16 - 09:11 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows to Season High Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 09:01 AM]
AMC Releases New Photos and Promo from "Preacher" - Highly Anticipated Series Launches May 22
Check out the latest images of Sheriff Root (W. Earl Brown), DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Derek Wilson).

[04/29/16 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye's mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/29/16 - 08:37 AM]
"Scandal" Gains Adults 18-49 and Draws a 6-Week High in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 08:25 AM]
"The Blacklist" Tops "Scandal" in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 06:39 AM]
Netflix Orders "Marvel's The Punisher" to Series
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series "Marvel's Daredevil."

[04/28/16 - 03:55 PM]
"Undercover Boss" Returns with Five New Episodes, Sunday, May 15 on CBS
Look for the show's 100th installment on Sunday, May 22.

[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Channel Goes Straight to Series with Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.

[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
The Canadian import previously aired on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
"Twinsters" is a two-hour documentary about two young women who were both adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents.

[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" Returns for an All-New-Season
Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.