or


[05/06/04 - 12:00 AM]
WB Gives 'Jack & Bobby' First 2004-05 Drama Order
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The WB is getting a head start on its 2004-05 schedule, as the network announced today it has given a 13-episode order (including the pilot) to the drama "Jack & Bobby."

The news was given via press release this morning:

THE WB'S "JACK & BOBBY" ELECTED FIRST NEW SERIES PICKED UP FOR THE 2004-2005 SEASON

The WB Network became the first network to officially pick up a series for the fall season, ordering 13 episodes of JACK & BOBBY, it was announced today by Jordan Levin, Co-CEO of The WB.

JACK & BOBBY (which is NOT about the Kennedys) follows two high school-aged brothers (newcomer Matt Long and Logan Lerman, "The Butterfly Effect"), one of whom will grow up to become a true visionary and one of the greatest United States Presidents of all time. The show comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Dawson's Creek," "Everwood"), Mickey Liddell ("Everwood," "Go") and Thomas Schlamme ("The West Wing").

"In JACK & BOBBY we have found the ultimate aspirational vehicle, which combines the talents of Greg Berlanti and Thomas Schlamme and a great cast starring Christine Lahti, Matt Long and Logan Lerman," Mr. Levin said. "Greg's incredible ability to create poignant dramatic storytelling within a youthful dynamic and Thomas' incomparable expertise in translating the political arena to television have made this a very special project."

JACK & BOBBY is a powerful new drama directed by the incomparable David Nutter ("Smallville," "Without a Trace"). It follows the high school lives of Jack (Long) and Bobby McCallister (Lerman): two bright young brothers growing up under the watchful eye of their eccentric single-parent mother Grace McCallister (Lahti, "Chicago Hope"). Grace's personality is a force of nature destined to shape both of these young men's lives and secure one a place in the history books - as President of the United States. Set in the present day, the series will detail the relationship between these brothers and the people that help shape their lives, including Jack's best friend Marcus French (Edwin Hodge, "The Alamo"), their beautiful neighbor Courtney Benedict (newcomer Jessica Par´┐Ż) and her father Peter Benedict (John Slattery, "Mona Lisa Smile"). With flash-forward interviews of White House staffers and the First Lady, JACK & BOBBY is a snapshot of a young man being molded to beat the odds and become this mid-century's greatest Presidential leader.

JACK & BOBBY is from Warner Bros. Television Production Inc., Berlanti/Liddell Productions and Shoe Money Productions, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Mickey Liddell and Thomas Schlamme with writer/co-executive producer Vanessa Taylor ("Everwood").





  [may 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· DAWSON'S CREEK (WB)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· JACK & BOBBY (WB)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[04/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
Tony and Emmy Award Winner Tyne Daly Joins the Cast of "Murphy Brown" When It Returns to CBS
Daly will play Phyllis, the sister of the beloved, deceased bar owner Phil from the original series, and it's evident that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

[04/19/18 - 10:32 AM]
Johnny Galecki's "SciJinks" Premiering Wednesday, May 16 on Science Channel
Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads.

[04/19/18 - 10:16 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Series Pickup for "First Wives Club"
A cast announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

[04/19/18 - 10:02 AM]
Sundance Now Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Comedy "Motherland" from Lionsgate
The critically-acclaimed series, written and created by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive U.S. debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service Thursday, May 10.

[04/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Original Series "Strange Angel" to Launch on Thursday, June 14
Based on George Pendle's book of the same name, the series is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.

[04/19/18 - 09:33 AM]
ABC's "The Gong Show" Is Set to Return for Its Second Fabulous Season
Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers stars as the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland.

[04/19/18 - 09:02 AM]
"Rellik" Episode Three Available to Stream Early
Immediately following the debut of episode two tomorrow night, episode three of the six-part limited series will be available to stream on MAX On Demand and MAX GO, as well as through partners' streaming platforms.

[04/19/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Trailer for Netflix Film "Anon" - Starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried
Sal Frieland (Owen) is a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity; where everyone's lives are transparent, traceable, and recorded by the authorities; where crime almost ceases to exist.

[04/19/18 - 08:51 AM]
The Astronomical Hunt for Treasure Continues in an All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Cooper's Treasure"
Darrell Miklos, treasure hunter by trade and by birth, sets out once again to unearth sunken riches in an all-new season this summer.

[04/19/18 - 08:43 AM]
"1968," A Four-Part CNN Original Series Event, Debuts Sunday, May 27, at 9 P.M. ET
Tom Hanks, Gloria Steinem, Dan Rather and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are among those interviewed.

[04/19/18 - 08:34 AM]
Lara Spencer Experiences an Entire City in One Weekend in Travel Channel Special "Eat, Drink, Haggle"
The special follows Spencer as she seeks out a city's best-kept secrets for mouth-watering foods, decadent cocktails and wallet-friendly flea market deals.

[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off NBC's "Voice" Special
A special Wednesday episode of the Peacock's franchise boosts the Peacock last night.

[04/19/18 - 06:06 AM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights "Utopia," Signs Gillian Flynn to Overall Deal
"Utopia" is based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly.

[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.