[10/23/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 23 Updates include: Eliza Coupe to get "Benched" at USA; Kathryn Prescott to lead MTV's "Finding Carter"; and Keenen Ivory Wayans to pen comedy pilot for ABC.
[06/09/11 - 11:46 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 9 Updates include: MTV cancels "Skins"; Danny Glover joins FOX's "Touch"; and Robin Wright in talks for Kevin Spacey-led "House of Cards."
[05/04/07 - 06:09 PM] Development Update: Week of April 30-May 4 Updates include: The CW orders "Farmer Wants a Wife," HBO eyes a pair of sports-themed mini-series and Twentieth Television extends "Divorce Court" and "Judge Alex."
DESCRIPTION: (from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution's press release, February 2009) Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) has renewed Telepictures Productions'hit entertainment news program "TMZ" for two additional seasons in 97% of the country, it was announced today by WBDTD President Ken Werner. "From the outset, 'TMZ'was targeted toward an audience that the other entertainment news shows were not serving, a younger (1849), more gender-balanced group of people interested in a different visual and editorial point of view," said Werner. "In its first two years, 'TMZ'has wonderfully delivered on that target. The announcement today that we have two-year deals in virtually the entire country is a great endorsement by our station partners and an indication that 'TMZ'is a franchise stations can count on for years to come." WBDTD had previously announced the renewal of "TMZ" for two seasons on the Fox Television Stations last November, and it now has locked up two-year renewals with stations from the following additional groups: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Broadcasting, Barrington Broadcasting, ComCorp, ACME Television, Grant Communications, Gray Television, Raycom, Hoak Media, LIN TV, Lambert Broadcasting, Newport Television, Max Media, Media General, Meredith, New Age Media, New Vision Television, Newport Television, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Northwest Broadcasting, Pappas Telecasting and Smith Media, among others.