Actress Holliday Grainger Signs With WME

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 9:59am PST
Mike Fleming

HollidayGraingerEXCLUSIVE: Holliday Grainger has signed with WME for representation. The deal comes as the England native wraps Disney’s Cinderella, in which she plays mean stepsister Anastasia for Kenneth Branagh. Her credits include period pics like Mike Newell’s Great Read More »

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‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Bags 7.4 Million Viewers On Night 2

By | Tuesday December 10, 2013 @ 11:03am PST

The miniseries’ second night viewership across A+E NetworksHistory, A&E and Lifetime, was down 24% from Night One. Of the 7.4 million viewers, 3.1 million fell into the 25-54 age bracketfirst-photos-of-bonnie-and-clyde-miniseries-01. On History, the miniseries, … Read More »

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‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Miniseries Draws 9.8 Million Viewers Across Three Networks

By | Monday December 9, 2013 @ 10:45am PST
Nellie Andreeva

bonnieandclydeThe opening part of four-hour miniseries Bonnie & Clyde last night delivered 9.8 million total viewers and 4.2 million adults 25-54 viewers in simulcast on Lifetime, A&E and History. That is a respectable showing though it fell short of … Read More »

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Hot TV Teaser: A&E’s ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Friday December 6, 2013 @ 11:11am PST

EXCLUSIVE: A&E Network’s upcoming drama Those Who Kill doesn’t debut until March, but this weekend there’ll be sneak peek shown during the network’s two-part Bonnie & Clyde miniseries. Why wait until then to see Chloë Sevigny as police detective Catherine Jensen in the series from Imagine TV and Fox 21. … Read More »

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Q&A: Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron On “Historic” ‘Sound Of Music’ Special And ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Mini, ‘Smash’, Miley Cyrus

By | Wednesday December 4, 2013 @ 2:20pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Sound of Music Live! - Season 2013It is a big week for producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. They have the live staging of The Sound Of Music starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer on NBC tomorrow night, and four-hour miniseries Bonnie & Clyde starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger airing Sunday and Monday on History, A&E and Lifetime. While most producers abandoned the longform genre when it went out of fashion over the last five years, Zadan and Meron stuck with it through their longform deal at Sony TV, producing mostly movies for Lifetime, including the highly rated Steel Magnolias reboot with an all-black cast. Their loyalty has paid off and the two now are at the forefront of longform’s resurgence. (Zadan and Meron just sold a high-profile Eliot Ness miniseries to NBC.) Coming up for the duo next year is the launch of their new MTV comedy series Happyland, the return of Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva and the filming of E! pilot Songbyrd. Oh, and they also are returning as producers of the Oscars in March. I caught up with Zadan and Meron to talk about Bonnie & Clyde and The Sound Of Music — find out why they call them “historic”, how Underwood traveled to Austria to prepare for playing Maria in SOM and how close Miley Cyrus came to playing Bonnie in B&C — as well as the Oscars, Smash and a possible Steel Magnolia sequel.

DEADLINE: Were you surprised by the longform genre’s resurgence?
ZADAN: We did expect it would come back. Everything is cyclical and we thought that event television had become so scarce between all the reality shows and all the other things that were going on (and also the fact that there were still great movies on HBO and a few other places), that eventually everybody would catch on to bring it back if there was a big hit that warranted it. I think Hatfields & McCoys was so enormous that no one could ignore it anymore; they had to bring it back at that point. Read More »

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A&E Networks Snags Six Premium Sponsors For ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Triple-Cast

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 9:55am PST

A&E Networks, revving up for its first ever triple-cast, of new four-hour two-night miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, announced today it had lined up six “premium sponsors” on the project — including the 20th Century Fox release of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, as well as, ironically, Match.com, plus Jeep Cherokee which will use the time to position itself as the “ultimate escape vehicle.”

Lifetime, A&E and History channels will simulcast the miniseries starting Sunday, December 8 at 9 PM ET. Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) star in the title roles of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the infamous Depression-era outlaw couple; the cast also includes Holly Hunter (The Piano) and William Hurt (Too Big to Fail).

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Hot TV Clip: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 12:58pm PDT

Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger star as outlaw couple Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the upcoming four-hour two-part Bonnie & Clyde miniseries. It’s set to air Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th at 9 PM simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and History. Check out this first-look … Read More »

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‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Miniseries Set For Dec. 8 And 9 On A&E, Lifetime & History

By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT

The four-hour two-part Bonnie & Clyde mini is set to air Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th at 9 PM simultaneously on A&E,  Lifetime and History. Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) and Holliday Grainger … Read More »

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Torrance Coombs To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘Reign’, Thomas McDonell Joins ‘The 100′, Lane Garrison Cast In ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Mini

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 8:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Torrance Coombs (The Tudors) has landing a lead role in the CW’s drama pilot Reign, from CBS TV Studios. It chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), and with her best friends as ladies-in-waiting. Coombs, repped by D2 Management and King Talent on Vancouver, will play Sebastian, Francis’ resourceful illegitimate half brother, a favorite son of King Henry II and his most favored mistress, Diane de Poitiers. He offers Mary some sage advice. Read More »

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Holly Hunter & William Hurt To Co-Star In Lifetime/History’s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Mini

By | Wednesday February 6, 2013 @ 1:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

William HurtHolly HunterLifetime and History are surrounding the leads of their four-hour Bonnie & Clyde miniseries with top-caliber talent. Oscar winners Holly Read More »

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Modern-Day Bonnie & Clyde Drama Series In Development At Fox

By | Thursday October 11, 2012 @ 2:18pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is taking a modern-day spin on the story of infamous Depression-era bank-robbing couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The network has put in development a contemporary drama project inspired by the tale of Bonnie & Clyde, from Sony Pictures TV and Maria Grasso and Deborah Spera’s studio-based One-Two Punch Prods.

Written/executive produced by Ryan Tavlin (Without A Trace), the untitled project is described as a serialized drama about two sexy, young lovers from struggling families in East Texas, who use their respective skill sets to pair up and fight back, one crime at at time. As they capture the hearts of a nation facing similar hardships, they become worldwide celebrities, inciting one of the biggest domestic manhunts in U.S. history and inspiring copycats at every turn. Their families, the Parkers and the Barrows, are swept up in the duo’s crime spree and ultimately become divided as whether to join the rebellion or have them stop.  Read More »

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Miley Cyrus In Talks To Play Bonnie In Lifetime/History ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Miniseries

By | Friday September 28, 2012 @ 1:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Miley Cyrus Bonnie and ClydeIn what will be her first TV starring role since the end of her hugely popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus is in negotiations to play the female lead in a new Read More »

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