Monday, November 25, 2013

NEWS: Katie Couric May Move From ABC to Yahoo; Alicia Minshew Shooting 'The Funeral Guest'

Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit
Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show and a role at ABC News, Katie Couric is set to exit her role as ABC News special correspondent early as she nears a deal for an interview show on Yahoo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Couric's daytime talk show is in its second and almost certainly final season on ABC. She will complete the season and sources at Disney-ABC insist that a decision about the future of KATIE will not be made until sometime in December after executives get a look at the November sweeps ratings.

USA's COMPLICATIONS adds Jessica Szohr and Beth Riesgraf to its cast
The GOSSIP GIRL and LEVERAGE alums will join GREY'S ANATOMY's Lauren Stamile on the medical drama starring Jason O'Mara.

Alicia Minshew lands role in romantic comedy, The Funeral Guest
Minshew (ex-Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN) is hard at work in Lansing, MI filming the upcoming movie, a romantic comedy that follows Emily (Julianna Robinson), a socially isolated woman, who spends her time attending stranger's funerals. Minshew plays Robin, a recently divorced lawyer who fights to win back her ex before Emily takes his heart.

Google's Greatest Doodle Yet: an Epic 8-bit DOCTOR WHO Game
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Timelord, this epic multi-level Doodle has been in the works for four months. At the Googleplex in Mountain View, it became known as the "Whodle." The company says it's the largest interactive Doodle yet created. It's an 8-bit platform game in which you play the Doctor through all his 11 incarnations.

NCIS Heads for Guinness World Records with Japan Marathon
How much do the Japanese love to watch the adventures of Team Gibbs? The Fox Japan channel is about to find out with its plan for a 10-day marathon of 234 episodes of “NCIS.”

The stunt should qualify the show for a slot in the Guinness World Records book as the longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series, according to CBS. The marathon of segs from the show’s first 10 seasons will lead into the launch of the show’s current 11th season on Fox Japan in February.

The marathon is set to begin at 11 p.m. local time on Dec. 29 and conclude at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8.

FX's THE STRAIN Casts 'Harry Potter's' David Bradley to Replace John Hurt
He will play Professor Abraham Setrakian in the upcoming series from Guillermo del Toro.

WGN & Weinstein Company Team For Ten Commandments Event Series Produced By Bruce Cohen
Deadline reports the current plan is for each of the 10 episodes to be helmed by a different A-list director, focusing on one commandment and its evolving significance.

Where Were They When JFK Was Killed? A Movie and TV Timeline of the Kennedy Assassination
With the stipulation that there is no possible way to chronicle every TV and movie character's experience of the JFK assassination, The Wire has created a representative timeline of the events of November 22, 1963 as experienced by the fictional (or fictionalized) characters who experienced it.

Marley Shelton To Topline Lifetime Pilot THE LOTTERY
The Warner Horizon-produced conspiracy thriller is set in a world where women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.

1 comment:

  1. ABC could have produced 2 new soaps for $80 million. Now they have egg on their faces and have flushed over $80 million down the toilet.