or


[01/16/06 - 12:00 AM]
Ellen Degeneres Brings Her Comedic Gifts to the WB Network

[via press release from The WB]

ELLEN DEGENERES BRINGS HER COMEDIC GIFTS TO THE WB NETWORK

Burbank, CA January 16, 2006

MULTI-EMMY-WINNING COMEDIENNE/ACTRESS/AUTHOR WILL TEAM WITH HER BROTHER, VANCE DEGENERES, TO CREATE A HALF-HOUR COMEDY PILOT SCRIPT BASED ON A FAMILY AND ITS PETS

Ellen DeGeneres, the multiple Award-Winning Comedienne/Actress/Author/Talk Show Host, will bring her comedic vision to The WB Network with a pilot script for a new half-hour, live-action comedy, it was announced today at the Television Critics� Association Press Tour by The WB's President, Entertainment, David Janollari.

Ms. DeGeneres will team with her brother, writer Vance DeGeneres, to write the currently untitled script, which will depict family life from two different perspectives: both the people and the pets will have a voice in the series. Ms. DeGeneres will also voice the family dog.

�Joining forces with my brother has long been a dream of ours. Of course, that dream used to involve world domination. But a show on The WB works, too,� said Ms. DeGeneres. �I'm really looking forward to working with Vance on a project that doesn't involve a late Mother's Day gift for our mom.�

Vance DeGeneres is equally excited about the project. �I think it's great that Ellen and I are finally getting a chance to create a show together,� he said. �Over the years we've talked about creating something together, but it didn't work out until now with The WB. The good thing about working together is that, although she's a big star, Ellen is also my younger sister, and I think you know what that means � our mom settles any creative arguments. Mom is tough, but fair. And she makes us soup.�

Aside from hosting the third season of �The Ellen DeGeneres Show,� which has been awarded a total of nine Daytime Emmy awards for its first and second seasons, the multi-talented DeGeneres also won the hearts of movie audiences when she lent her voice to the character of Dory, the short-term-memory-challenged fish, in the hit 2004 film �Finding Nemo.� Her most recent comedy tour, entitled the Here and Now Tour, featured a performance in New York which was taped for an HBO special. This show was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Her most recent book, �The Funny Thing Is...� hit the New York Times bestseller list upon release. DeGeneres was nominated for a Grammy Award for the audio version of the book. DeGeneres� first sitcom, the groundbreaking �Ellen,� ran from 1994-1998. She received Emmy Award nominations for Best Actress every year the show was on the air. In addition, DeGeneres was awarded the prestigious Peabody Award and an Emmy Award for writing the critically acclaimed Puppy Episode, in which her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers. In addition to an award winning career as a standup comic, Ms. DeGeneres has hosted the Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, The VH1 Honors and �The Saturday Night Live Christmas Special.�

Mr. DeGeneres was a correspondent for �The Daily Show with Jon Stewart� for over two years and more recently on �The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.� Behind the camera, he has produced many shows, and was most recently supervising producer on �Pat Croce: Moving In,� as well as co-executive producer on a comedy pilot presentation starring Vitamin C, and co-executive producer on a recent NBC comedy/reality pilot. He also created, with Alex Herschlag, former executive producer of �Will & Grace,� a parody talk show that aired on E!, �The Fourth Floor Show.� He was a staff writer on �Ellen,� as well as a writer on the Emmy Award shows in 1994 and 2005. He was also a writer on the 1996 and 1997 Grammy Award shows.





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· PAT CROCE: MOVING IN (SYNDICATION)
· UNTITLED DEGENERESES PROJECT (CW)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





[06/21/21 - 03:00 PM]
Video: Glamour and Drama Reign in Trailer for Amazon Original Series "Luxe Listings Sydney"
The six-part series which follows elite agents Gavin Rubinstein, D'Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen as they negotiate multi-million-dollar deals in one of the most luxury real estate markets in the world: Sydney, Australia.

[06/21/21 - 01:00 PM]
Love Is a Weapon in Oxygen's Chilling New Series "Charmed to Death" Premiering Sunday, July 18 at 7PM ET/PT
The series will follow the true stories of manipulative and deceptively dangerous criminals who use their charm to cheat, steal and lure unsuspecting victims into romantic relationships, ultimately leaving a wake of devastation and death.

[06/21/21 - 11:30 AM]
Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Rory Kinnear, Con O'Neill and Vico Ortiz Star in the Max Original Comedy Series "Our Flag Means Death"
The series is loosely based on the true adventures of Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), a pampered aristocrat who abandoned his life of privilege to become a pirate.

[06/21/21 - 11:30 AM]
Paramount+ Announces New Feature Film "Jerry and Marge Go Large" Starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening
The film will be directed by Academy Award(R) winner David Frankel and principal production starts this July in Georgia.

[06/21/21 - 11:00 AM]
discovery+ Orders Three-Part Expose of the Hillsong Church Controversy, "Breaking Hillsong"
The project will chronicle the headline-making world of global star-studded megachurch Hillsong and the downfall of its ultra-hip, celebrity senior pastor, Carl Lentz.

[06/21/21 - 10:37 AM]
"Space Jam: A New Legacy," "Gossip Girl," "No Sudden Move," "The White Lotus," and "Judas and the Black Messiah" Arrive on HBO Max This July
July brings a spectacular line-up of programming, kicking off with the Warner Bros. Pictures crime drama "No Sudden Move" from director Steven Soderbergh.

[06/21/21 - 10:02 AM]
Video: HBO Releases Official Teaser for Documentary Series "100 Foot Wave," Premiering July 18
The six-part series is directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winner Joe Lewis.

[06/21/21 - 10:00 AM]
All-New One-Hour TMZ Special "TMZ Investigates: UFOs: The Pentagon Proof" to Air Tuesday, June 29, on FOX
TMZ will walk viewers through UFO footage, including a never-before-seen video of UFOs from the deck of a USS naval ship, and speak with some of the people who experienced it firsthand.

[06/21/21 - 09:55 AM]
Video: "Agua Donkeys" - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
The former Quibi series makes its Roku debut this Friday, June 25.

[06/21/21 - 09:50 AM]
Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners Forms Netflix Film Partnership
The partnership will cover multiple new feature films per year.

[06/21/21 - 09:03 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winner Guy Pearce Returns in Third and Final Season of Acorn TV's Hit Australian Noir Thriller, "Jack Irish," on Monday, July 12
New episodes will premiere weekly every Monday through August 2.

[06/21/21 - 08:21 AM]
Peacock Original Docuseries "Golden: The Journey of USA's Elite Gymnasts" to Premiere on June 27th
Following the USA Gymnastic Trials competition, the first three episodes of the series premiere on June 27, with new episodes dropping weekly on July 7, July 14, and July 21.

[06/21/21 - 08:02 AM]
Twinning! "The Mysterious Benedict Society" Debuts on Disney+ with a Super Sized Two Episode Premiere on Friday, June 25
"The Mysterious Benedict Society" stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Gia Sandhu, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler.

[06/21/21 - 07:10 AM]
"Too Hot to Handle Brazil" Arrives in July 21 Only on Netflix
The Brazilian version of one of the most successful reality shows on Netflix, produced by Fremantle, premieres on July 21.

[06/21/21 - 07:07 AM]
Video: Apple's Award-Winning Global Hit Comedy "Ted Lasso" Debuts Season Two Trailer
The 12-episode second season will premiere with two episodes on July 23, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.