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Warner Bros Shifts ‘Max’ To June; RLJ Entertainment Ups One Exec, Hires Another

Call it the dog days of summer. Warner Bros has moved the release of its Boaz Yakin-directed pic Max up by two months to June 26. The film about a wayward teen who befriends the military dog that was partnered to his older brother, a Marine killed in action in Afghanistan, was set to bow August 21. Show More Summary

How Warner Bros And Andrew Lazar Won War Photog Book Scrum

RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence, Steven Spielberg & Warner Bros Land War Photog Memoir ‘It’s What I Do’ How did Warner Bros win the most hotly contested book auction in a long time, closing a deal last night for It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s...Show More Summary

Honey Lina Esco Hellbent For ‘Lucifer'; Elliot Knight Joins ‘The Advocate’

Honey Lina Esco (Cane) has booked a role in Fox’s drama pilot Lucifer, from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment's Vertigo, the show centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored andShow More Summary

‘He Never Died’ Clip: Henry Rollins Even More Badass In SXSW Midnight Pic

Henry Rollins is an actor, musician, author, journalist, radio host, world traveler, publisher and a whole lot more — but Los Angeles folks of a certain age might remember him best at the ’80s frontman for punk legends Black Flag. Regardless, it’s unlikely anyone has seen him like this: with a hunger for human flesh. Show More Summary

Luis Guzman To Star In CBS’ ‘Code Black’, Cody Horn In ABC’s ‘Broad Squad’

Veteran Luis Guzman is set as a lead opposite Maggie Grace in CBS pilot Code Black, a medical drama written by Michael Seitzman and directed by David Semel for ABC Studios. Based on Ryan McGarry's feature documentary of the same name,...Show More Summary

‘CSI: Cyber’ Review: Patricia Arquette Plugs In Franchise, Says Dominic Patten

Debuting Wednesday on CBS, the newest installment in the CSI franchise features Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette. Yet, despite being the fourth series in the franchise the show is, as I say in my video review above, surprisingly...Show More Summary

Jon Cassar To Executive Produce Brazil-Set Comedy Series ‘Rio Heat'; Victor Webster To Star

Action comedy series Rio Heat, produced under a co-production treaty between Brazil and Canada, is described as a cross between Hawaii 5-0, Miami Vice, Magnum PI and Moonlighting. Emmy-winning 24 producer/director Jon Cassar will executive produce and direct multiple episodes of the 13-episode series, which will be filmed entirely in Brazil. Show More Summary

Steve Martin To Take ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ With Ang Lee

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Martin is joining the cast of the Ang Lee-directed Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk for TriStar. Martin will join newcomer Joe Alwyn, with Garrett Hedlund in line for another key role. The adaptation of the Ben Fountain...Show More Summary

Peter Riegert Joins Fox’s Dana Klein Pilot, Dana Davis Added To ‘Unveiled’

Peter Riegert is rounding out the cast of Fox's untitled Dana Klein comedy pilot, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kapital Entertainment. Written/exec produced by Klein and directed by Pam Fryman, it is told from the point of view of Ellen...Show More Summary

Ben Aldridge To Play The Lead In Fox Pilot ‘Detour’ Inspired By Rivers Cuomo Story

In his first U.S. pilot gig, British actor Ben Aldridge has landed the lead in Fox's single-camera comedy pilot Detour, from 20th Century Fox TV. Also cast in the pilot, written by Psych creator Steve Franks and directed by The Wedding...Show More Summary

‘Conan In Cuba’ Trailer: First Look At TBS Late-Night Special

Conan O’Brien’s much ballyhooed trip to Cuba over President’s Day weekend, will debut tomorrow night at 11 PM ET/PT as a special edition of his TBS late night show, coincidentally called Conan In Cuba. Shot over four days in Havana,Show More Summary

Spike Unveils New Logo & Tagline

Spike’s logo and tagline have gotten a makeover. The network unveiled the new network identifiers today at its upfront in NYC. The network says its new tagline "Spike: The Ones to Watch”, reflects Spike’s strategic shift to a general...Show More Summary

Carrie Preston To Star In Suzanne Martin Empty-Nester NBC Comedy Pilot

The Good Wife scene-stealer Carrie Preston has been cast as the female lead opposite Patrick Warburton in NBC's untitled multi-camera Suzanne Martin pilot, from Hazy Mills and Universal TV. It chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters Mike Gunn (Warburton) and Martina Gunn (Preston) when their children and their parents move back home. Show More Summary

Charter Is Ready To Go After Time Warner Cable If Comcast Deal Falls

“There’d be a ton of reasons” why Charter Communications “would likely pursue” the No. 2 cable operator if federal officials nix Comcast’s $45 billion stock deal, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei told investors today at Morgan Stanley's Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. Show More Summary

Holt McCallany To Star In NBC Pilot ‘Warrior’

Lights Out star Holt McCallany is set as a lead opposite Natalie Martinez in Warrior, NBC's magical martial arts drama pilot written/executive produced by David DiGilio, directed by Phillip Noyce and executive produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Show More Summary

`Hamilton’ Fever: Hit-Maker Lin-Manuel Miranda Channels Tony Manero

A star is born: With the run at the Public Theater sold out and arrival on Broadway this summer assured, the producers of Hamilton unveiled their striking new logo for the show. Striking because Miranda, the unofficial mayor of Washington...Show More Summary

WGA Report: Far Fewer Jobs For Women, Minorities, Older TV Writers

The number of jobs for women, minority and older TV writers took a nose dive last year, according to a new study by the Writers Guild of America, West. "Women and minorities have actually lost ground as compared to their white male counterparts,"...Show More Summary

NBC Smiles At Plan To Create Subscription Web Service For Comedy

Funny is money: NBC plans to launch a Web-based subscription comedy service this year, the network confirms. But much else about the initiative, disclosed by the Wall Street Journal, remains unclear — in part because it’s still in the...Show More Summary

Jon Foo To Play Detective Lee In ‘Rush Hour’ CBS Pilot

The 1998 Rush Hour movie helped make Hong Kong film star and martial arts wiz Jackie Chan a household name in America, jumpstarting a successful Hollywood career. Now CBS’ TV adaptation of the hit movie franchise is looking to do the...Show More Summary

Mike Epps To Topline ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Uncle Buck’

Mike Epps has been tapped for the title role in Uncle Buck, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot based on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy. Also cast in the project, from Universal TV and Will Packer Prods., is Nia Long. Like...Show More Summary

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