or


[04/10/03 - 12:00 AM]
Telefilm Roundup: April 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest telefilm news, culled from recent wire reports:

HITLER: THE RISE OF EVIL (CBS) - Ed Gernon, the longtime head of Alliance Atlantis' longform division, reportedly has been fired from the company because of remarks he made in a TV Guide interview regarding the company's upcoming mini-series chronicling the early years of Adolf Hitler. Neither Gernon nor Alliance Atlantis have commented on the news which was broke by The New York Post.

HOMELESS TO HARVARD: THE LIZ MURRAY STORY (Lifetime) - The Thora Birch led telefilm became the network's highest rated movie in more than a year, posting a 5.0 household rating (4,281,000 homes) with 5.7 million viewers during its premiere on April 7. It was also the highest rated original movie in 2003 among adults 18-49 (2.4) and adults 18-34 (2.0) and the second highest rated among households. And being on Lifetime, it was also not surprisingly the highest rated telefilm among all major women demographics including women 18-34, women 18-49, women 25-54 for the year. Its encore airing that night at 11:00/10:00c also fared exceptionally well, garnering a 1.9 household rating (1,657,000 Homes) and was seen by 2.1 million viewers.

MARTHA INC. (NBC) - The Peacock's biopic of Martha Stewart, featuring Cybill Shephard as the mogul, will air Monday, May 19 at 9:00/8:00c, the last Monday of sweeps.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: THE JOAN BROCK STORY (Lifetime, New!) - Carey Lowell ("Law & Order") is set to star in the biopic of Brock, "a woman who uses humor to cope with the onset of blindness and becomes a successful motivational speaker" according to the channel's press release. Mike Robe ("Scared Silent," "The Junction Boys") will direct from a teleplay by Susan Nanus ("A Will of Their Own," "A Child's Wish"). Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner ("We Were the Mulvaneys," "Scared Silent") are the executive producers along with Michael Bremer and Paul Goff.

THE JESSICA LYNCH STORY (NBC, New!) - The Peacock is trying to secure the official rights to the Army supply clerk's daring rescue from an Iraqi hospital. Even if they aren't successful NBC is prepared to go forward with a movie using news articles and other public information as the basis for a script. A production team is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

WILDER DAYS (TNT, New!) - Peter Falk will topline the third "Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation" for the channel. Craig Anderson will executive produce the project, about a cantankerous and ailing grandfather (Falk) set on straightening out some tall tales for his grandson about his past work on a circus boat. Jeff Stockwell ("The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys") wrote the script however no director has been set. TNT previously teamed with J&J for the telefilms "Door to Door" and "Miss Lettie and Me."

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DOOR TO DOOR (TNT)
· HITLER: THE RISE OF EVIL (CBS)
· HOMELESS TO HARVARD: THE LIZ MURRAY STORY (LIFETIME)
· JUNCTION BOYS, THE (ESPN)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· MARTHA, INC.: THE STORY OF MARTHA STEWART (NBC)
· MISS LETTIE & ME (TNT)
· MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: THE JOAN BROCK STORY (LIFETIME)
· SAVING JESSICA LYNCH (NBC)
· SCARED SILENT (LIFETIME)
· WE WERE THE MULVANEYS (LIFETIME)
· WILDER DAYS (TNT)





[10/07/22 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Buying Beverly Hills" - Official Trailer - Netflix
When the boss's daughter joins the family business, she struggles to be taken seriously by The Agency's more seasoned agents.

[10/07/22 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Max Announces Adult Animated Special "Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special"
Coming in February 2023, the special will feature Harley and Ivy celebrating their very first Valentine's Day together, while also revealing how the rest of the ragtag crew spends the gushiest, mushiest, most romantic day of the year.

[10/07/22 - 07:31 AM]
Video: "Is That Black Enough For You?!?" - Official Trailer - Netflix
How did one decade change American cinema - and culture - forever? Elvis Mitchell explores the history of Black representation and the cultural impact of witnessing unapologetic Blackness.

[10/07/22 - 07:01 AM]
Season Three of "His Dark Materials" Debuts December 5
Two new episodes will debut each week leading up to the series finale on December 26.

[10/07/22 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "Falling for Christmas" - Lindsay Lohan - Official Trailer - Netflix
After losing her memory in a skiing accident, a spoiled heiress lands in the cozy care of a down-on-his-luck widower and his daughter at Christmastime.

[10/07/22 - 05:03 AM]
Video: FOX Sports Unveils Star-Studded FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Commercial Featuring Jon Hamm, Tom Brady, Mariah Carey and Ellie Kemper
"Superfan Santa," the newest commercial in the network's festive 'Tis the FIFA World Cup creative campaign, promotes the anticipated tournament airing Sunday, November 20 through Sunday, December 18 across FOX Sports' platforms.

[10/06/22 - 05:29 PM]
Prime Video Announces Season Three of "The Legend of Vox Machina"
News of the upcoming seasons were revealed during the series' New York Comic Con panel featuring stars and executive producers.

[10/06/22 - 04:31 PM]
Video: "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches" Trailer & Premiere Date from NYCC
The series will stream exclusively on AMC+ on Thursday, January 5, with the first two episodes available that same night.

[10/06/22 - 04:24 PM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Three-Part Reunion Begins Wednesday, October 12 at 8PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen joins Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Diana Jenkins, and friend Kathy Hilton as they revisit an emotionally charged season 12.

[10/06/22 - 03:37 PM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art - Hulu's "The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!"
In this special, Leroy, Reggie, and Cheruce Paloni have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to be the hosts of an unforgettable Halloween Special full of "spooky" shorts from a group of up-and-coming animators.

[10/06/22 - 02:01 PM]
Video: "Velma" - Official Teaser - HBO Max
This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America's most beloved mystery solvers.

[10/06/22 - 01:25 PM]
MTV's Hottest Show Debuts New Name - "Siesta Key: Miami Moves" Premieres Thursday, October 27 at 8PM ET/PT
The series will also air on MTV internationally in more than 165 countries beginning November 10.

[10/06/22 - 01:00 PM]
Video: Paramount+ Releases Official Trailer for the Fifth Season of Hit Sketch Comedy Series "Inside Amy Schumer"
In addition to Schumer, season five features Amber Tamblyn, Bridget Everett, Cara Delevinge, Chris Parnell, Ellie Kemper, Jesse Williams, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Olivia Munn and Tim Meadows.

[10/06/22 - 12:56 PM]
Rob Wade Named Chief Executive Officer of FOX Entertainment
Wade most recently served as President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials of FOX Entertainment.

[10/06/22 - 12:49 PM]
2022 ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" Viewership Up Year Over Year
This season's 25 telecasts averaged 1,486,000 viewers, an increase of one percent from 1,473,000 viewers last year.