Fox TV Studios Topper David Madden Reups

By | Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ 4:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

davidmaddenFox TV Studios president David Madden has signed a new long-term contract with 20th Century Fox Television to remain at the helm of the boutique cable production company for at least four more years. Madden, a respected veteran … Read More »

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The Wolf Pups Of Wall Street: FtvS Adapting Book ‘Young Money’ As Drama Series

By | Monday March 10, 2014 @ 11:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

youngmoneyEXCLUSIVE: Following the success of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, a series project at Fox TV Studios is taking an inside look into the Wall Street culture of greed and excess — this time from the vantage point of its newest recruits. FtvS has optioned journalist Kevin Roose‘s bestselling nonfiction book Young Money: Inside The Hidden World Of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits, an exposé that chronicles the lives and exploits of young Wall Street bankers after the crash of 2008. Burn Notice‘s Alfredo Barrios will write the adaptation, which will be shopped shortly. He is executive producing alongside Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and Peter Jaysen of Veritas Entertainment, who brought the book to FtvS. Read More »

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How Will It End? USA’s ‘White Collar’ Faces Uncertain Future As Renewal Talks Stall

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 5:13pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

White Collar USA Network ProblemsBy this time, USA Network series White Collar would normally be deeply in preproduction, getting ready to start filming in March. But not this year. It’s already mid-February, and there is still no decision on … Read More »

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Gangster Drama Heats Up For Potential Pilot Order At Cinemax

By | Thursday August 29, 2013 @ 3:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of its first homegrown drama series Banshee, Cinemax is high on another drama project about a protagonist straddling the worlds of crime and law enforcement. Titled Blanco, the project is … Read More »

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RNC Won’t Boycott Fox For Producing NBC’s Hillary Clinton Miniseries Says Party Chair: Video

By | Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT

It’s “totally ridiculous and stupid” to suggest Fox News Channel will lose access to Republican primary debates in 2016 if Fox TV Studios produces NBC’s proposed Hillary Clinton miniseries, said the GOP’s Reince Priebus today. “The … Read More »

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Adult Swim Crashes Fox’s ‘Animation Domination High-Def’ Premiere

By | Sunday July 28, 2013 @ 1:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Last night Fox entered the late-night animated comedy space with the launch of Animation Domination High-Def, and incumbent Adult Swim had something to say about it. In a stealth move through local buys as it was done without Fox’s knowledge, the Turner network aired two ads: one at 11:30 PM after the two ADHD premieres of High School USA and Axe Cop, and one at midnight, following the encores of the two animated debuts. The stripped-down ads featured words on black screen, with elevator music in the background. “The preceding content has been a work of fiction,” the first ad, which followed the ADHD premieres. (Video below.) “Any resemblance to networks, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Pay close attention to the label. Many suitcases look alike. You may find yourself at a beautiful network with a beautiful suitcase. You may ask yourself: How did I get here? [adult swim]” The second: “Congratulations to the crew at ADHD on the launch of their new shows. We wish you all the best…. Nice place you got here… How are the kids?… Great, Great stuff. We’re going to go home now [adult swim].”
ADHD responded to the stunt via Twitter last night: “@adultswim THANK YOU FOR YOUR MONEY” Said ADHD head and Adult Swim alum Nick Weidenfeld today, “We love Adult Swim and we’re happy to receive both their attention and their ad dollars!” Read More »

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Billy Crystal To Topline Comedy Series From Matt Nix, Larry Charles & Fox TV Studios

By | Friday May 3, 2013 @ 4:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: A hot comedy project is expected to hit the cable marketplace next week. I hear the untitled comedy has Billy Crystal attached to star, co-write and executive produce, Burn Notice creator Matt Nix co-writing/executive producing and Curb Your Enthusiasm and Borat‘s Larry Charles directing/co-writing and executive producing. Fox TV Studios, where Nix is under an overall deal, is producing. Details about the premise are sketchy but I hear the project is based on an European format and is described as an edgy comedy. Charles and Crystal are co-writing with comedy writer-producer Ben Wexler, who previously worked with Nix on Nix’s Fox dramedy The Good Guys. The four executive produce with Nix’s manager, producer Mikkel Bondesen and Henrik Bastin, both of Fabrik Entertainment (formerly Fuse), which also is under a deal at FtvS. Fabrik’s Kristen Campo co-exec produces. Bondesen and Fabrik have experience adapting European formats for the U.S., most notably with the AMC drama The Killing, which is coming back for Season 3 next month. USA’s Burn Notice will kick off its seventh season also in June. Read More »

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Glen Mazzara Signs Overall Deal With Fox TV Studios

By | Thursday March 14, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Three months after his highly publicized exit from AMC’s The Walking Dead, former Walking Dead executive producer/showrunner Glen Mazzara has launched his own production company, 44 Strong Prods, and has signed an overall deal with Fox TV Studios. Under the pact, Mazzara will develop cable series through 44 Strong — named after his address in Brooklyn, 44 Strong Place — and will shepherd other writers on their own shows. It reunites the writer-producer with FtvS, the studio behind FX’s The Shield, where Mazzara spent six seasons. “The Shield was the show that really put FtvS on the map, and Glen was a huge part of that show’s success,” FtvS president David Madden said. “Years later, Glen has become a lauded and expert showrunner, and after his extraordinary stint on The Walking Dead, we are proud to bring Glen back home.” Added Mazzara, “I’ve had a long history with Fox Television Studios… This is where I want to be, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner as I take the next step in my career.” Read More »

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Robert Zemeckis Signs Overall Deal With Fox TV Studios

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Robert Zemeckis is making a major move into television, inking a deal with Fox TV Studios. Under the overall pact, the Back To The Future writer/director Zemeckis and his producing partner Jack Rapke will develop and produce original … Read More »

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IATSE Ends Strike Vs. TNT’s ‘Great Escape’, Producers To Negotiate Contract

By | Saturday June 9, 2012 @ 5:47pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 5:47 PM Saturday: Producers of the TNT competition reality series The Great Escape have reached an agreement with IATSE. The union called a strike this morning after declaring Profiles Television Productions unfair for interfering with IATSE organizing efforts. The crew is back at work after walking a … Read More »

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CAA & Fox Opt To Settle ‘White Collar’ Creator Lawsuit

The case of who created White Collar has ended in a private settlement. “The litigation has been resolved and is in the process of being dismissed,” is all plaintiff Travis Romero’s lawyer Rhett Francisco would tell Deadline … Read More »

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Aaron Tveit To Star In USA’s Jeff Eastin Pilot, 2 Join Showtime’s ‘Masters & Johnson’

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EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Tveit is set to star in USA Network’s untitled hourlong pilot from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. The project, from Fox TV Studios, follows agents from various federal and local agencies (DEA, FBI, LAPD) who all live at … Read More »

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Laurence Fishburne Signs First-Look Cable Development Deal With Fox TV Studios

By | Thursday November 10, 2011 @ 4:48pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fishburne, who headlined CBS’ CSI for two-and-a-half seasons, is returning to TV series, this time as a producer. Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Prods. has signed a two-year first-look development deal with Fox Television Studios for cable projects. … Read More »

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Paul And Chris Weitz Sign First-Look Deal With Fox TV Studios

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 2:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Paul and Chris Weitz have signed a first-look deal for cable series with Fox TV Studios. Given the fact that the duo’s biggest feature success has come with the R-rated American Pie franchise, cable would seem like a good … Read More »

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Lifetime Orders Drama Pilot; Melanie Griffith To Star And Produce With Antonio Banderas

By | Monday October 24, 2011 @ 12:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime has greenlighted to pilot American Housewife, a drama that has Melanie Griffith is negotiations to star as well as executive produce with husband/producing partner Antonio Banderas. The pilot, which David Slade (Eclipse) is in negotiations to direct, was … Read More »

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A&E Renews ‘The Glades’ For Third Season

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A&E has renewed its flagship drama series The Glades for a third season, which will launch next summer. The news comes a month after the cop series starring Matt Passmore ended its second season, which averaged 3.9 million viewers, 1.55 million … Read More »

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ProSieben’s Red Arrow Acquires 51% Of Mikkel Bondesen’s Production Company

By | Tuesday September 27, 2011 @ 7:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ProSiebenSat.1´s production and distribution company Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in manager/producer Mikkel Bondesen’s U.S. production company Fuse. The Denmark-born Bondesen launched his U.S. production company in 2005. Its credits include USA’s Burn Notice and … Read More »

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Lifetime Developing Vegas Casino Drama From Stephen Kronish And Kathryn Morris

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime has put in development Princess of Whales, a drama project from 24 and The Kennedys writer-producer Stephen Kronish and Cold Case star-turned-producer Kathryn Morris. The project is based on the true story of Marcia Hartman and follows the exploits of one of Las Vegas’ most successful casino hostesses, whose job is to bring in the super-high rollers and make them spend as much as possible. But her lavish lifestyle and life-of-the-party personality reveal a dark side that threatens to destroy her. Morris and her development executive at Revival House Josh Gold saw an article about Hartman, tracked her down and secured the rights to her story. “She is the most fascinating, complex female character we had seen,” said Morris, who has no plans to act on the potential series. She took the idea to seasoned showrunner Kronish, who came on board to help develop the project and to write the script. Kronish, Morris and Gold are executive producing with Prospect Park’s Paul Frank, Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank. Fox TV Studios is producing. Read More »

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Writer Chris Levinson Signs Two-Script Deal, Joins ‘Touch’ As Consultant

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Law & Order alumna Chris Levinson has signed a two-script deal with Chernin Entertainment — one for broadcast through 20th Century Fox TV, where Peter Chernin’s company is based, and one for cable through Fox TV Studios, which she will … Read More »

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