or


[02/28/20 - 12:29 PM]
Courteney Cox Cast in Lead Role in Starz's Horror Comedy Pilot "Shining Vale"
"Shining Vale" is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place.

[via press release from Starz]

COURTENEY COX CAST IN LEAD ROLE IN STARZ'S HORROR COMEDY PILOT "SHINING VALE"

Santa Monica, Calif. - February 28, 2020 - Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced Golden Globe(R) nominee Courteney Cox ("Friends," "Cougar Town") is set to star in the horror comedy pilot "Shining Vale," playing the lead role of Patricia "Pat" Phelps. The half-hour comedy from Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate in association with Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment.

"As Starz continues to expand its slate of original comedy series, we are incredibly proud to bring a talented actress such as Courteney Cox to the network to topline 'Shining Vale,'" said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. "Her previous success in the genre combined with her well-honed comedic chops make her the ideal actor to bring Pat to life."

"Shining Vale" is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat (Cox), who's convinced she's either depressed or possessed - turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same. Patricia "Pat" Phelps is a former "wild child" who rose to fame by writing a raunchy, drug-and-alcohol-soaked women's empowerment novel (a.k.a. lady porn). Fast forward 17 years later, Pat is clean and sober but totally unfulfilled. She still hasn't written her second novel, she can't remember the last time she had sex with her husband, and her teenage kids are at that stage where they love their vile friends and want you dead. She was a faithful wife until her one slip-up: a torrid 15-night-stand with a hot, young artist/handyman/musician neighbor. In a last-ditch effort to save her marriage, she and her family move from the "crazy" of the city to a large, old house in the suburbs where evil and humor collide.

Courteney Cox gained overnight fame as she endeared herself to millions as the neurotic yet loveable Monica Geller on the Emmy(R) Award-winning NBC/WBTV comedy "Friends." For six seasons, Cox starred as Jules Cobb in her Golden Globe(R)-nominated role as a recently divorced mom in her forties facing the humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter in the comedy sitcom "Cougar Town." Cox also currently serves as an executive producer and the host on Facebook Watch's documentary series, "Nine Months with Courteney Cox" via her Hopper Productions banner and Ample Entertainment. The widely popular series received a nomination for "Short Form Series" for the first ever Critics' Choice Real TV Awards in 2018 and is currently filming its second season, set to air in 2020.

Cox is repped by WME Entertainment and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

"Shining Vale" is executive produced by Jeff Astrof ("Trial & Error," "Ground Floor,") from Other Shoe Productions, Sharon Horgan ("Divorce," "Catastrophe") and Clelia Mountford ("Motherland," "This Way Up,") from Merman, and Aaron Kaplan ("Life in Pieces," "The Chi") and Dana Honor ("A Million Little Things," "The Neighborhood") from Kapital Entertainment. Astrof wrote the pilot, from a story by Horgan & Astrof. Dearbhla Walsh ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Traitors") directs and executive produces the pilot.

Senior Vice President of Original Programming Susan Lewis is the executive overseeing "Shining Vale" on behalf of Starz.

ABOUT STARZ

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ(R) brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.





  [february 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHINING VALE (STARZ)





[04/02/20 - 10:00 AM]
Season Two of AMC's "NOS4A2," Starring Emmy(R)-Nominated Actor and Producer Zachary Quinto and Rising Star Ashleigh Cummings, Set to Premiere Monday, June 1 at 10PM ET/9C
The full 10-episode season will also simulcast on BBC America.

[04/02/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dominates with "The Masked Singer" Stunt
Back-to-back episodes the series overshadowed the competition last night.

[04/01/20 - 02:30 PM]
New ABC Prime-Time Special Goes Behind the Scenes of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" 20 Years After Show's Debut
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises" features a rare interview with Regis Philbin and past host Meredith Vieira, who both open up about their time at the show.

[04/01/20 - 02:01 PM]
NFL Superstar Sibling Trio JJ, TJ and Derek Watt Host All-New, High-Octane Competition Game Show "Ultimate Tag," Premiering Wednesday, May 20 at 9/8c on FOX
Each week, competitors must vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through several different epic, three-dimensional courses.

[04/01/20 - 12:24 PM]
HGTV Overhauls Home for Police Officer Who Helps the Homeless in New Episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on Sunday, April 5, at 8 PM ET/PT
Host Jesse Tyler Ferguson will oversee the massive, community-led home transformation with special help from Ty Pennington, the highly skilled carpenter, craftsman and designer who starred in the original ABC version of the series.

[04/01/20 - 12:19 PM]
Mike Rowe to Host Discovery's "Before the Catch" and Gets the Inside Scoop Behind Hit Series "Deadliest Catch" and the Upcoming Season 16 Premiere
For the first time ever, fans will get to see Mike interact with the captains via webcam as they look ahead to the unprecedented themes and dramatic events of the upcoming season.

[04/01/20 - 11:28 AM]
New Crop of Celebrity Cooking Disasters Enter Culinary Boot Camp in Return of "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition"
This season's recruits are: Wells Adams, Johnny Bananas, Dave Coulier, Bridget Everett, Robin Givens, Sonja Morgan and Brian Posehn.

[04/01/20 - 11:19 AM]
iHeartRadio Joins Quibi's Daily Music News Show "Pop5"
The daily, fast-paced show is a colorful collage of must-know information about pop music today.

[04/01/20 - 11:01 AM]
Showtime Makes Scheduling Adjustments for Its Series "Black Monday," "Billions" and "The Chi"
Due to their suspension of production operations, both "Black Monday" and "Billions" will now split their current seasons into two parts.

[04/01/20 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime Sports Documentary Films(R) to Present "Basketball County: In the Water" from Executive Producers Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman
The film explores how one county in Maryland, Durant's hometown, has recently produced more elite basketball players than anywhere else in the world.

[04/01/20 - 10:01 AM]
"American Dad!" Returns to TBS for Its 15th Anniversary on April 13
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Seth MacFarlane's award-winning satirical animated comedy, and on Monday, September 14 the series will air its milestone 300th episode.

[04/01/20 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Prodigy" - Official Trailer - Quibi
Born to be the best. "Prodigy" hosted Megan Rapinoe.

[04/01/20 - 09:46 AM]
Drew and Jonathan Scott Star in New Season of HGTV Hit Series "Property Brothers: Forever Home" Premiering Wednesday, April 15, at 9 PM ET/PT
In the fresh episodes, the brothers will work with their clients to achieve the perfect home base where they can put down roots and make lifelong memories.

[04/01/20 - 09:16 AM]
Food Network's "The Kitchen" to Premiere Special At-Home Episode with Co-Hosts
Join co-hosts Sunny Anderson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian from the confines of their homes, as they partake in a kitchen pantry pull, sharing and cooking recipes from their home kitchens.

[04/01/20 - 09:13 AM]
"Dateline" Sold in 90% of the U.S. for Its Fourth Season in National Syndication
The syndicated version of "Dateline" airs each weekday on stations from leading broadcast groups, including FOX, Sinclair, Hearst, Nexstar, Graham Media, Gray, COX Media Group, Tegna, Scripps, Sunbeam, Weigel, Block, Hubbard and more.