or


[04/25/03 - 12:00 AM]
Telefilm Roundup: April 25
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

BROOKLYN (HBO, New!) - HBO has given a greenlight to a new telefilm about the interactions among the diverse group of visitors and workers at a struggling Brooklyn diner during a single day. Jim McKay ("Our Song") will write and direct the project, which was inspired by personal experiences submitted by viewers via e-mail. Cast in the ensemble drama are Reg E. Cathey ("Oz"), Iris Little-Thomas ("Boycott"), Bridget Barkan, Ron Butler, Jordan Gelber ("Riding in Cars With Boys"), Billoah Greene ("Levity"), Stephen Henderson, muMs ("Oz") and Sydnee Stewart. The telefilm, which has begun production for a 2004 air date, is executive produced by Nelson George, Sean Daniel and Caldecot Chubb with Effie T. Brown producing.

THE GOODBYE GIRL (TNT) - Richard Benjamin ("Laughter on the 23rd Floor") is set to direct Neil Simon's remake of his 1977 Oscar winning film. Patricia Heaton and Jeff Daniels will take over for the Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfuss roles in the new version which will still concern a woebegone divorcee (Heaton) sharing her New York apartment with a would-be actor (Daniels). Production is set to start on June 2 for an early 2004 air date.

HELEN OF TROY (USA) - The cable channel's epic mini-series averaged 4.1 million viewers for its four-hour run (4.3 million on April 20 and 3.9 million on April 21). That's on par with the network's recent telefilm "Rudy!" (4.3 million on March 30) but a far cry from its last mini-series: 2001's "Attila," which nabbed 7 million viewers on average for its two parts. Among adults 18-49, "Troy" averaged 2.1 million viewers.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS (MTV) - Erika Christensen ("Traffic"), Mike Vogel and Katherine Heigl ("Roswell") are in final negotiations to star in MTV's musical adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel. Written by Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung ("Prince William"), the telefilm centers on the saucy and selfish Catherine Earnshaw (Christensen), who falls in love with Heathcliff (Vogel), an orphan adopted by the Earnshaws, but marries her neighbor Edgar Linton instead. Meanwhile, Linton's sister Isabella (Heigl) marries Heathcliff but escapes after his ill temper makes her life miserable. Suri Krishnamma ("New Year's Day") will direct the project with Jim Steinman and Paul Mason producing.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ATTILA (USA)
· BOYCOTT (HBO)
· EVERYDAY PEOPLE (HBO)
· GOODBYE GIRL, THE (TNT)
· HELEN OF TROY (USA)
· NEIL SIMON'S LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR (HBO)
· OZ (HBO)
· PRINCE WILLIAM (ABC)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· RUDY! (USA)
· WUTHERING HEIGHTS (MTV)











[10/01/14 - 04:44 PM]
TV Land Orders Two New Comedies, "Impastor" and "Teachers," To Series
Both series will premiere on the cable channel in 2015.

[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 03:15 PM]
"MasterChef Junior" Moves to Tuesdays
Newcomer "Utopia" will now only air once a week: Fridays at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/01/14 - 02:41 PM]
E! Reunites the Most Outrageous Patients When "Botched Reunion: Show & Tell" Airs Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT
Maria Menounos hosts the two-part special, in which Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow reunite to look back at the nationwide success of the first season and welcome some of their most outrageous patients.

[10/01/14 - 01:53 PM]
NFL and DIRECTV Extend NFL SUNDAY TICKET in New Multi-Year Deal
The new agreement also expands DIRECTV's rights to stream NFL SUNDAY TICKET live on mobile devices and via broadband, known as NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV, as previously announced.

[10/01/14 - 01:01 PM]
AMC Revolutionary War Drama "Turn: Washington's Spies" Begins Production on Second Season
The show will film in and around Richmond, Virginia, including at two historic locations in Williamsburg; Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

[10/01/14 - 12:12 PM]
ESPN Extends Dick Vitale's Contract Through 2016-17
Vitale will call some of the season's top games across ESPN networks, including regular-season action primarily on ESPN and ESPN2 and the Men's Final Four for ESPN International.

[10/01/14 - 11:05 AM]
Celebrate the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas" Hosted by Jennifer Nettles
The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

[10/01/14 - 11:04 AM]
ABC to Encore "Once Upon a Time" Premiere This Sunday, Push "AFHV" Return by One Week
Look for season 25 of "America's Funniest Home Videos" to now launch on Sunday, October 12 at 7:00/6:00c.

[10/01/14 - 11:00 AM]
FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot "Pariah"
Comedian Bill Burr stars in the project, about a volatile TV personality who is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

[10/01/14 - 10:49 AM]
Holidays at Food Network Get Even Sweeter with New Series "Holiday Baking Championship"
Hosted by Bobby Deen, the series premieres Sunday, November 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
National League Division Series Presented by Budweiser Coverage Begins Friday, Oct. 3 on FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes
This week, MLB postseason coverage comes to FOX Sports 1 for the first time as America's new sports network is scheduled to televise up to eight games of the National League Division Series.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
"Tosh.0" to Debut Family-Friendly Episode Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central
"Comedy isn't about being clean or dirty, it's about appealing to as wide an audience as possible so I can sell more tickets to my stand-up shows," said Tosh.

[10/01/14 - 10:07 AM]
AMC to Debut "Better Call Saul" Music Video This Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm ET/PT During the Final Night of The "Breaking Bad" Binge
The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.