or


[05/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Signs Oscar and Golden Globe Winner Jamie Foxx to Star in His Own Musical Special for 2005-06

[via press release from NBC]

NBC SIGNS OSCAR AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER JAMIE FOXX TO STAR IN HIS OWN MUSICAL SPECIAL FOR 2005-06

NEW YORK -- May 16, 2005 -- Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Jamie Foxx ("Ray") will headline his own musical special for NBC in the 2005-06 season. The announcement was made today at the network's annual Upfront presentation by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment, and Jeff Gaspin, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment & Cross Platform Strategy.

"Jamie Foxx rocked the entertainment world this year with his two Oscar nominations, his Oscar and Golden Globe wins and his tour-de-force performance in 'Ray,'" said Reilly. "He is truly inspirational and we are excited to have him host his own special that will highlight his passion for music as he delves into his past and reminisces about the people who have inspired him."

"Jamie is a rare person who entertains us on so many different levels - he's an actor, comedian and of course, singer and musician. We are thrilled to showcase him in this unique special that draws on the personal life experiences of this multi- talented man," added Jeff Gaspin, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment & Cross-Network Strategy.

"The Jamie Foxx Special" (tentative title) would be a one-hour showcase of Foxx's multiple skills and would follow the release of his first music CD release this Fall. The special will feature all original music by Foxx and will include major musical guest stars.

In particular, the special will trace Foxx' musical roots back to his home town of Terrell, Texas -- with an accent on his own personal musical story.

Earlier this year, Foxx received an Academy Award as Best Actor for his work as the legendary entertainer Ray Charles in "Ray" (and was also nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Collateral"). He also received a Golden Globe and a Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Actor for "Ray."

Foxx recently completed production on the upcoming feature films "Stealth" and "Jarhead," and is starring as Detective Ricardo Tubbs in the big-screen version of "Miami Vice" (opposite fellow star Colin Farrell). He began his career as a series regular on "In Living Color" and then headed his own comedy series, "The Jamie Foxx Show."

Among Foxx' previous film credits are "Any Given Sunday," "Ali" and "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story."

Foxx will serve as executive producer along with Marcus King, Stu Schreiberg and Marilyn Seabury.





  [may 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· JAMIE FOXX SHOW, THE (WB)
· REDEMPTION (FX)





[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.