Thursday, March 31, 2011

NEWS: Betty White, THE Talk More Profitable Than ATWT, Goddard

Betty White to Host OFF THEIR ROCKERS for NBC
NBC has put in an order for 12 half-hour episodes of OFF THEIR ROCKERS, picking up the format from German sales group SevenOne International. The show, a golden ager version of TRIGGER HAPPY TV, features senior citizens playing pranks on unsuspecting youngsters.

“People have been telling me that I’m ‘Off My Rocker’ for years – now I can prove it,” quipped White.

THE TALK Executive Producer Brad Bessey To Exit
Because THE TALK is owned by CBS, it is already more profitable for the network than the soap it replaced, AS THE WORLD TURNS. It has also started to sell internationally.

GOOD WIFE, DEGRASSI win Peabody Awards
The shows were among 39 recipients of the 2010 Peabody Awards, the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced Thursday. Selected by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media, the winners were named in a ceremony on the University of Georgia campus.

Teen Nick's DEGRASSI was honored for its two-part episode "My Body Is a Cage," which focused on a transgender teenager.

CBS' GOOD WIFE was honored for the dutiful wife of a disgraced politician that resumes her legal career and finds satisfaction, self-worth and moral quandaries of her own.

Survey: BLUE BLOODS Most Commercial Of This Season's New Series
The show has sold around the world, and not just to tiny channels but to big ones like Sky Atlantic in the UK, Australia’s Network Ten and Discovery Latin America. Armando Nunez, president CBS Studios International, has told TV trade Television Business International, "It’s perhaps not as sexy to talk about, but it has proven a success both on the network and in terms of global distribution."

Daniel Goddard remains on contract with Y&R
Goddard is definitely not leaving the show, and will continue to appear beyond just figments of Lily's imagination! A spokesperson for Y&R states that Goddard remains a contract player on the show.

MTV orders another edgy UK teen remake and 4 other new shows
Following the SKINS debacle, MTV has greenlighted THE INBETWEENERS, the hilariously profane teen comedy that's currently being filmed as a big-screen movie.

GREY'S boss wants to do another musical, though this one took 6 months
"I really want to see Ellen (Pompeo) sing ('Portions For Foxes') by Rilo Kiley, which was the very first song we ever had in the pilot," says Shonda Rhimes. "I've already been saying I want to do it again. It was really tough on everybody though. We’ve been working on the episode since September. Everything from rehearsals to recording, it was a really difficult episode. I don't know if we’ll ever do it again, but I already want to."

Why MAD MEN needs to embrace more ads
Ad Age is in favor of more advertising, pointing out that the AMC series has received a "paltry" amount of advertising revenue.

Parker Posey heading to THE BIG C
Posey will have an "unlikely relationship with Laura Linney's son.

James Franco explains to Letterman why Oscar viewers thought he was high
"Anne Hathaway is so energetic that the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to her," he joked. But Letterman insisted he was a worse Oscar host.

Is GLEE giving a short shrift to its Asian-American characters?
An Asian-American sketch comedy troupe thinks so, with a send-up of the Fox series, featuring "William Hung."

Showtime Soap Opera THE BORGIAS Features History's Bad-Boy Pope
Billed as the “sordid saga” of the “original crime family,” the eight-week drama series premieres Sunday (April 3) on the Showtime network with an episode about the 1492 election of Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander VI.

1 comment:

  1. Grey's musical was pretty bad. The singing was good but it was more like an episode where people suddenly sang than an organic musical. It just didn't feel right.