Warner Horizon Topper Craig Erwich To Depart

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 12:48pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

erwichEXCLUSIVE: I have learned that Warner Horizon EVP Craig Erwich will be leaving his post atop Warner Bros TV’s cable/alternative division. I hear Erwich opted not to renew his contract and will stay on until his current deal is up in March. Erwich was the No. 2 programming executive at Fox when WBTV president Peter Roth — for whom Erwich had previously worked at Stephen J. Cannell Prods. — brought him over to build a cable and reality unit. At the time, WBTV had a cable hit in The Closer WarnerHorizonand an unscripted one with ABC’s The Bachelor but no one to spearhead that part of the business for the studio. Over the past six years, Erwich oversaw Warner Horizon’s transformation into a major cable player claiming the top-rated series on two networks – Rizzoli & Isles on TNT and Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, where the studio also has spinoff series Ravenswood. Additionally, Warner Horizon is behind Lomgmire, A&E’s most watched original scripted series ever; Dallas on TNT; Sullivan & Son and Ground Floor on TBS; and it produced Greg Berlanti’s Political Animals for USA Network. On the unscripted side, during Erwich’s tenure Warner Horizon landed its biggest hit with NBC’s The Voice and launched such series as the long-running Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV, Oh Sit! on the CW and has the upcoming Famous In 12 on the CW and Copycat on MTV. Read More »

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Bravo Develops Drama Script Inspired by Charles Dickens ‘Bleak House’

Is Bravo — once upon a time the network of Romeo and Juliet but now the home of Real Housewives of Fill In The Blank — taking a page from its past with one of its new scripted series projects? Fortune, a one-hour drama series script in development, … Read More »

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UPDATE: TNT Renews ‘Dallas’ And ‘Rizzoli & Isles’

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 11:31am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has started its renewals with a fourth season order to its new flagship series, Rizzoli & Isles, and a second season pickup of freshman Dallas. Both have received 15-episode orders to air in 2013.

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Author Nicholas Sparks Starts Production Company, Signs Deal With Warner Horizon

By | Tuesday April 10, 2012 @ 3:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In his first TV pact, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Horizon Television, the cable division of Warner Bros TV. Under the rich agreement, Sparks and his longtime publishing agent and creative collaborator … Read More »

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Warner Bros TV Revamps Biz Affairs Team

By | Monday January 23, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST

Warner Bros Television has revamped its business affairs team that services the production units of WBTV and sibling Warner Horizon Television. Adam Glick has been promoted and tapped for the newly created role of EVP Business Affairs at Warner Horizon Television, while Dan Limerick has been promoted to serve as sole head of business affairs at WBTV. Read More »

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ABC Family Renews ‘Pretty Little Liars’ For Third Season

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 2:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC Family has picked up one of its top series, Pretty Little Liars, for a third season, which is slated to launch next summer. The size of the order is a whopping 24 episodes, which rivals those for broadcast drama … Read More »

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Four Join TNT’s Western Pilot ‘Gateway’

By | Friday October 7, 2011 @ 1:18pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Keir O’Donnell, David Denman, Shannon Lucio and Eric Lange have been cast in the TNT Western drama pilot Gateway aka Tin Star. The action/adventure project, executive … Read More »

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CW To Pick Up New Reality Series ‘H8R’ That Pairs Celebrities With Their Haters

By | Monday May 16, 2011 @ 7:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I hear the CW is picking up to series H8R, an one-hour reality project from Warner Horizon, which pairs people with celebrities they absolutely detest. Additionally, I hear that the series pickup deal for the Sarah Michelle … Read More »

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UPDATE: ‘The Lying Game’ Nears Series Order At ABC Family, Could ‘Jane’ Be Next?

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UPDATE: I hear ABC Family’s series order to drama pilot The Lying Game is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, with Game joining recently greenlighed comedy series The Great State of Georgia and dramas The Nine Lives of Chloe KingRead More »

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Molly Parker Set As Lead Of Lifetime Pilot

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EXCLUSIVE: Meet Lifetime’s Jane: Deadwood alumna Molly Parker has landed the lead in the cable network’s drama pilot Meet Jane. The project, from Warner Horizon, centers on Jane Bilinski (Parker) whose stale life as an unhappily married mother of two … Read More »

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TNT Picks Up ‘Bird Dog’ Cop Pilot

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TNT has greenlighted another drama pilot, Mike Robe’s Bird Dog, which has received a cast-contingent order. The project, from Warner Horizon, is a mystery fashioned around an unlikely partnership of two cops who happen to be father and daughter. It … Read More »

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