Adam Shankman is venturing into cable. The director/producer/choreographer and his sister, producer Jennifer Gibgot, have closed a two-year first look deal with Warner Horizon Television for their Offspring Entertainment banner. Under the pact, the duo will develop and executive produce scripted cable projects for the studio, a division of Warner Bros TV. Shankman also has the option to direct. In development, Shankman and Gibgot will be assisted by Offspring’s Matt Smith.
Shankman and Gibgot, repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott, most recently worked on the feature Rock Of Ages, with Gibgot producing and Shankman directing and producing. Their joint credits also include the Step Up franchise and 17 Again. Shankman’s first TV directing gig was in cable — helming an episode of USA’s Monk. He has since directed and produced a number of broadcast projects, including directing multiple episodes of Fox’s Glee.
TBS is expanding its relationship with late-night host Conan O’Brien to primetime. The cable network has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot from O’Brien’s Warner Bros TV-based production company Conaco. WBTV’s cable division Warner Horizon Television will produce. The multi-camera sitcom, … Read More »
Mike Fleiss, the creator and executive producer of The Bachelor franchise, is joining the CW’s new series H8R. He will team with creators Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey and Jeremy Spiegel, along with host Mario Lopez, as executive producers on the one-hour reality … Read More »
TNT gave viewers their first glimpse of its newly greenlighted series Dallas on Monday night during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles. The Warner Horizon Television-produced project — which got the go-ahead late last week with a 10-episode order for a summer 2012 premiere — is from … Read More »
So I hear that NBC’s heavily hyped upcoming warble show The Voice from John de Mol, Mark Burnett, and Warner Horizon Television is costing a whopping $1.4 million per episode. Given that this is a U.S. adaptation of … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s late-night host Carson Daly is in negotiations to host NBC’s ambitious new singing competition series (and American Idol rival) The Voice, from top reality producers John de Mol (Big Brother) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) and … Read More »
The writing had been on the wall for the low-rated cop drama but TNT made it official today – Dark Blue will not be returning for a third season. The series starring Dylan McDermott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon TV never found its footing and its renewal after … Read More »