|[09/15/11 - 03:43 PM]
Paul Telegdy Named to Newly Created Position of President, Unscripted and Late Night Programming, NBC
Telegdy is the chief program executive who ushered in NBC's recent hit series "The Voice," as well as reinvigorated "America's Got Talent" and "Sing-Off," to name a few.
|[02/27/09 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: David Morse moves to "Empire State" on ABC; Steven R. McQueen joins The CW's "Vampire Diaries"; and Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair to run "90210."
|[12/08/08 - 01:01 PM]
NBC Restructures Network and Studio Programming Divisions by Joining Together NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, and Appointing Two Executives to Oversee Worldwide New Premium Content Company
Angela Bromstad will head scripted programming for both NBC and Universal Media Studios with Paul Telegdy doing the same for unscripted.
|[06/20/08 - 05:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 20
Updates include: HBO renews "In Treatment" for second season; TBS taps new "Match Game" host and panelists; plus Brooke Elliott and Lloyd Owen land lead roles in pilots.
|[06/18/08 - 04:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 18
Updates include: Madchen Amick lands "Gossip Girl" arc; "Smallville" casts new villains; and more behind-the-scenes changes on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money."
|[10/23/07 - 12:03 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football,' 'Heroes' and 'Law & Order: Svu' Rank in the Week's Top 10 in Primetime's Key Demo of Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 15-21.
|[10/23/07 - 11:55 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 15, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 15-21.
|[10/22/07 - 01:46 PM]
Five-Time Emmy Award-Winning "The Amazing Race" Returns for Its 12th Edition on Sunday, NoV. 4, 8:00-9:00 PM
The Eye confirms our previous report and gives additional details about the new season.
|[10/22/07 - 12:11 PM]
CBS Pulls the Trigger: 'Amazing Race' In, 'Viva' Out
The 12th season of the Emmy-award winning reality series is set to roll out on Sunday, November 4 at 8:00/7:00c.
|[10/22/07 - 11:04 AM]
Fast Facts for Sunday, October 21, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 21.
|[10/19/07 - 11:46 AM]
CBS and "Csi" Continue to Rule Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.
|[09/19/07 - 02:47 PM]
The CBS Mobile Network Unveils Its 2007-2008 Season Program Lineup on V Cast Mobile TV from Verizon Wireless
This season's programming lineup will feature the additions of new CBS series THE BIG BANG THEORY, KID NATION, VIVA LAUGHLIN and MOONLIGHT, as well as returning series HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, SHARK, THE UNIT and THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
|[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.
|[08/17/07 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 13-17
Updates include: Fates come down on three HBO originals and Sci Fi's "Painkiller Jane," Lifetime shuffles its Sunday lineup and NBC preps a syndicated version of "Deal or No Deal."
||[08/03/07 - 10:58 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Viva Laughlin" (CBS)
|[07/18/07 - 10:56 AM]
CBS Announces 2007-2008 Premiere Dates
"Kid Nation" and "Survivor" will get the jump on the network's traditional "premiere week" while "Viva Laughlin" will get a special post-"C.S.I." bow on Thursday, October 18.
|[07/18/07 - 10:53 AM]
CBS Announces Its "New" Drama Development Team
Christina Davis and Robert Zotnowski have been promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment, jointly overseeing the Network's drama department, and Yelena Chak joins as Director, Drama Development.
|[06/07/07 - 02:40 PM]
CBS to Use "The American Theatre Wing's 61st Annual Tony Awards" to Showcase Multiple Promos for "Viva Laughlin," a New Drama Premiering in the Fall, Executive Produced by Tony Award and Emmy Award Winner Hugh Jackman
Ten promos for the series, totaling more than six minutes, will be shown throughout the live three-hour broadcast.
|[05/16/07 - 07:05 AM]
CBS Announces 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule
CBS announced today its 2007-2008 Fall Primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup, which will win the 2006-2007 season in viewers and adults 25-54, continuing the Network's multi-year winning streak.
|[05/14/07 - 02:24 PM]
CBS Picks Up 'Bang,' 'Power' Plus Four Dramas
Four dramas ("Cane A.K.A. Los Duques," "Moonlight A.K.A. Twilight," "Swingtown," "Viva Laughlin"), a comedy ("The Big Bang Theory") and a game show ("The Power of 10") were among CBS' first wave of series pick-ups at the start of upfront week on Monday.
|[03/13/07 - 12:31 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 13
Updates include: Jamey Sheridan, Christina Applegate, Jean Smart, Diedrich Bader and Amy Brenneman among those called for pilot duty, while Marti Noxon earns EP stripes on "Grey's" Anatomy."
|[03/09/07 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 9
Updates include: New deals for "Grey's" co-stars, Bernero to stick with "Criminal Minds" and the usual pilot casting round-up.
|[03/07/07 - 12:49 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 7
Updates include: Loads of casting news, including pilots for Holly Robinson Peete, Tawny Cypress, Nikki Reed, Marisa Tomei and Tim Daly.
|[02/27/07 - 12:54 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 27
Updates include: MTV adds six new series while Fred Willard, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott and Carrie-Anne Moss all land pilot gigs.
|[02/16/07 - 12:42 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 16
Updates include: Ryan Murphy gets new overall deal/season of "Nip/Tuck," the CW lines up pilot directors and TBS adds Frank Caliendo's sketch comedy series.
|[02/09/07 - 12:52 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 9
Updates include: FOX lands "Action News" plus Peter Krause, Ron Eldard, Kim Raver and Lloyd Owen all snag lead roles in pilots.
|[01/26/07 - 12:17 AM]
Development Update: Friday, January 26
Updates include: Directors line up on nearly a dozen pilots, plus Michael Vartan and Gabrielle Union score lead roles on separate ABC projects.
|[01/09/07 - 12:02 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 9
Updates include: ABC, CBS, NBC and the CW all order pilots plus Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez are set to star in an ABC Family holiday movie.
|[10/20/06 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: October 16-20 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!
|[08/11/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 7-11 (Weekly Round-Up)
|VIVA LAUGHLIN (CBS)
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
not on the schedule
1 (8 episodes, 6 of which have yet to air)
|VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
confirmed as canceled on 10/22/07
(from CBS's press release) VIVA LAUGHLIN is a mystery drama with music about eternal optimist and freewheeling businessman Ripley Holden, whose sole ambition is to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev. Occasionally using upbeat contemporary songs to accentuate the drama and humor and advance the story, the series is based on the hit BBC show "Viva Blackpool." Ripley is the ultimate gambler with an infectious personality who is on the brink of making a killing... just as soon as he opens his casino that's nowhere near completion. When his financing suddenly falls through, the fearless and tenacious Ripley approaches his enemy - dashing, sarcastic, wealthy casino owner Nicky Fontana, and his lieutenant Marcus, for help. Though the odds are stacked against him, Ripley doesn't miss a beat, even when he becomes embroiled in a murder investigation headed by Detective Carlyle after the body of his ex-business partner is found at his club. At home, Ripley uses his dry wit to adjust to the demands of his family: his gorgeous wife Natalie wants more attention; his teenage daughter Cheyenne wants his approval; and his son Jack wants to help him at work. All of this adversity would defeat a lesser man, but for the outgoing and passionate Ripley there's no such thing as bad news, only deals to be struck and wagers to be won in the intoxicating neon glow of Laughlin, where the cards are on the table, romance is in the air and music is on the stage.
|PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carter Jenkins as Jack Holden
· D.B. Woodside as Marcus
· Ellen Woglom as Cheyenne Holden
· Eric Winter as Peter Carlyle
· Lloyd Owen as Ripley Holden
· Mädchen Amick as Natalie Holden
· P.J. Byrne as Jonesy
· Bob Lowry as EP
· Bob Lowry as WRTR (Pilot)
· Davey Holmes as CO-PROD
· Debora Lee Furness as EP
· Don Kurt as PROD
· Gabriele Muccino as DIR (Pilot)
· Hugh Jackman as EP
· Joe De Oliveira as CO-PROD
· John Palermo as EP
· Michael Gans as SP
· Paul Telegdy as EP
· Peter Bowker as EP
· Richard Register as SP
· Sara Fischer as CO-PROD
· Steve DeKnight as EP
· Tyler Bensinger as EP
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Bob Lowry Productions
· CBS Television Studios
· Seed Productions
· Sony Pictures Television