It’s Official: CBS’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’ To Return For Ninth & Final Season

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 11:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

How I Met Your Mother Returns Final SeasonAfter a month of last-minute haggling between CBS and 20th Century Fox TV over deal points, the network and studio have sealed an agreement for a ninth season of How I Met Your Mother. It will be the veteran comedy’s last season, and the show will finally reveal the identity of the mother. I hear it will be for 24 episodes. All series regulars — Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan — are back, as are creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. To show the cast their commitment to the show, Bays and Thomas were first to close a one-year show deal. Then came the dramatic actor negotiations as chronicled in Nikki Finke’s story that broke the news about HIMYM‘s pending renewal. The prospects of a ninth season appeared all but dead after Segel had held firmly to his decision to leave until an eleventh-hour turnaround. I hear Segel finally changed his mind after reviewing detailed records of the relatively light workload the hybrid series requires for a fat paycheck while also allowing busy actors like him to also pursue a feature career. Read More »

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SOURCES: WME To Suffer 8-Figure Loss After Setbacks In BH Building Arbitration

We all know that Ari Emanuel is an asshole, but we also thought he was at least a smart asshole. Because he decided to back out of the William Morris Agency’s commitment to lease that big blue Beverly Hills office building after Endeavor took over the venerable tenpercentery. Well, now … Read More »

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WME’s Julie Weitz To Run Carol Mendelsohn’s Production Company

By | Tuesday August 24, 2010 @ 9:43pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

WME literary agent Julie Weitz is joining Carol Mendelsohn’s CBS TV Studios-based production company as president.
For the past 6 years, she was an agent at Endeavor and then WME. She joined Endeavor in 2004 when the agency launched a movies-for-television … Read More »

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Endeavor Agency Signs Barbra Streisand

Endeavor talent agency will represent both Barbra Streisand as an actress, director and producer as well as her Barwood Films. The Hollywood legend’s longtime manager Marty Erlichman will continue to principally help guide her career. Streisand had been with ICM but it’s been … Read More »

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UTA Defectors Took Key Clients With Them To Endeavor: Whither Apatow?

juddapatow1.jpgI’m told these are the clients who immediately followed those three UTA talent agents – UTA co-owner Nick Stevens and his partners Sharon Sheinwold and Lisa Hallerman who together left a week ago – to Endeavor. Listed in no particular order: Ben Stiller which I … Read More »

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Ashton Kutcher Exits From Endeavor…

By | Monday April 7, 2008 @ 1:25pm PDT

ashton_kutcher.jpgThe actor/TV producer left that agency’s representation in all areas today. It’s been a bad couple of days for Adam Venit, first Chris Rock on Thursday, now Kutcher. Interestingly, Kutcher’s name surfaced just last week when an SEC … Read More »

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Ben Stiller On Nick Stevens…

By | Sunday April 6, 2008 @ 3:04pm PDT

stevens-stars-100.jpgAs I reported yesterday, Ben Stiller is following his agent Nick Stevens from United Talent Agency to Endeavor. This was expected. Today, the actor/writer/director/producer issued this statement through his publicist: “I think Nick Stevens is a unique entity in … Read More »

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Shocker! UTA’s Nick Stevens To Endeavor; His Two Talent Dept Partners Follow…

2ND UPDATE: United Talent has been holding urgent strategy meetings all day.

UPDATE: Ben Stiller will be following Nick Stevens to Endeavor, according to his publicist.

united-talent.JPGEXCLUSIVE: I’m told that, at 10 pm last night, United Talent Agency was … Read More »

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Chris Rock Leaves Endeavor For ICM

By | Thursday April 3, 2008 @ 3:17pm PDT

UPDATE: He was repped there for movies and TV. But ICM does his tours and personal appearances, and Chris Rock is headed there signing in all areas to consolidate all his business. (For motion picture stuff, his agent is Eddy … Read More »

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William Morris Suffers Some Client Losses

By | Friday March 28, 2008 @ 1:21pm PDT

wma.jpgDavid E. Kelley left WMA this week for Endeavor. Topher Grace exited Morris also for Endeavor recently. Comedy feature writer Ed Solomon recently departed Morris to go to CAA (as did WMA’s director Jim Mangold three months ago…).

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UTA Partner Defects To Endeavor

By | Wednesday March 19, 2008 @ 9:11pm PDT

korman_marc.jpgMarc Korman was United Talent’s most junior partner, one of 20, and one of six TV lit agents at the tenpercentery. Now he’s jumping to Endeavor talent agency where I’m told he’s joining several good friends. Korman had been part of the UTA … Read More »

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