Friday, March 9, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Kraft Yanks GCB Cheese Ads! Code Name for Edie's DH Death: OJ; TERRA NOVA to Netflix?

Philadelphia Cream Cheese pulls ads from GCB
Kraft Philadelphia revealed to TMZ that the cream cheese company has decided to yank all of its advertisements from the "controversial" show. A rep for the company said, "Philadelphia has decided to pull its advertising from GCB ... We have received a few complaints from consumers and their opinions about our advertising are important to us." [EDITOR'S NOTE: Seriously?]

Nicollette Sheridan's character on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES was set to die, long before Marc Cherry struck her ... and the code name for her demise was OJ
Cherry testified today in the trial -- where Nicollette is suing Cherry and ABC for wrongful termination -- that the writers were playing with scenarios for killing her off months before the now-famous blowup. Cherry produced writers notes, which included the phrase, "Steven drinks OJ."

Netflix Eyes Cancelled Drama TERRA NOVA
Netflix is already bringing back one cancelled 20th Century Fox TV series, the Emmy-winning ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Now the video streaming giant is taking a look at another, drama TERRA NOVA.

Is Amazon getting into original TV?
Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring resources into original content. Now, Amazon may be, too.

UK version of SKINS axed by Channel 4
The seventh and final season will be broadcast in early 2013, with Channel 4 promising "a celebration of this truly iconic series".

ALCATRAZ producers rush to save stroke victim
Several producers behind the show “Alcatraz” rushed to help save a stroke victim’s life today in San Fran -- but sources tell TMZ, the rescue effort wouldn’t have been possible ... if not for a poorly parked car.

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