or


[12/11/09 - 03:12 PM]
NBC Universal Renews Development Deal with Bermanbraun for Three More Years
Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are behind the network's "Mercy" as well as the pilots "Alphas" at Syfy and "Rex Is not Your Lawyer" at NBC.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC UNIVERSAL RENEWS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH BERMANBRAUN FOR THREE MORE YEARS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - December 11, 2009 -- NBC Universal has renewed its creative relationship with BermanBraun ("Mercy") for another three years, it was announced today by Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment, and Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

BermanBraun will continue to operate as a separate label within NBC Universal, developing a broad range of scripted and unscripted projects on a first-look basis for all of the company's television divisions.

"Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are one of the best producing teams in the business with a truly impressive track record," said Gaspin. "We are very pleased to continue working with them on developing great content for NBC Universal."

Bromstad added: "It's been a great partnership with Gail and Lloyd. They are a rare team of true producers and executives who understand what it takes to make great programming."

Among other productions, BermanBraun is the producer of "Mercy" (Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m. ET), NBC's freshman drama series, which was recently given a full-season pickup order. BermanBraun is currently shooting the NBC drama pilot "Rex Is not Your Lawyer," starring David Tennant, Jeffrey Tambor and Jane Curtain. The drama pilot "Alphas," written by Zak Penn, also has been green-lit by Syfy and is expected to start shooting after the new year.

Berman previously was President, Paramount Pictures, until she left to co-found BermanBraun with Braun in 2007. At Paramount, Berman shepherded such feature films as "Star Trek, " "Failure to Launch," "Nacho Libre," and "World Trade Center." Prior to joining the studio, she spent five years as Entertainment President at Fox Broadcasting, where she oversaw she development and launch of the hit "American Idol," "House," "24," "The O.C." and other series. In addition, Berman developed the Fox comedy "Malcolm in the Middle" while at Regency Television, and was crucial in the launch of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for Sandollar Productions.

Braun founded the Yahoo! Media Group after joining the company in November 2004. He re-structured the creative and business elements of Yahoo!'s original media properties during his tenure there. Earlier, Braun was Chairman, ABC Entertainment Television Group, where he oversaw the ABC network and Touchstone Television studio. In 2004, Braun was the primary creative force behind the development of "Lost," the hit Emmy Award-winning drama, and also developed "Grey's Anatomy," "Desperate Housewives," "Alias" and "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" during his tenure at ABC. Prior to ABC, Braun was President of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, during which time he oversaw the development of "NewsRadio," "Just Shoot Me" and "The Sopranos."





  [december 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ALPHAS (SYFY)
· MERCY (NBC)
· REX IS NOT YOUR LAWYER (NBC)





[08/29/16 - 02:28 PM]
NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice," "Grimm" and "Emerald City" Receive January Debut Dates
"Grimm" will begin its sixth and final season on Friday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/29/16 - 01:23 PM]
"Indian Summers," Season 2 on "Masterpiece" on PBS
Look for the new season Sunday nights beginning September 11 through November 20.

[08/29/16 - 12:34 PM]
Video: Starz Releases Official Season Two Key Art and Video for Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead"
Season Two kicks off with a double-deadite battle royale interrupting the party, Ash is forced to return back to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan... and as always, Evil follows him.

[08/29/16 - 12:29 PM]
"Flip or Flop" Helps Deliver More Than Seven Million Total Viewers to HGTV
HGTV spins the numbers for Thursday, August 25.

[08/29/16 - 12:26 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Commemorates 9/11 on Fifteenth Anniversary with Special Day of Programming
Smithsonian Channel will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special day of programming on Sunday, September 11.

[08/29/16 - 12:24 PM]
Nickelodeon Takes Skateboarding to New Heights in "Jagger Eaton's Mega Life," New Docu-Series Premiering Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The 20-episode series follows Eaton as he immerses himself in the world of his sports idols - Chris Bosh, Leticia Bufoni, Bubba Wallace, Larry Fitzgerald, Erika Lang, to name a few, who are pushing their limits and inspiring others to do the same.

[08/29/16 - 12:12 PM]
"Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks," An Unprecedented Look at the Jan. 2015 Al-Qaeda and ISIS Attacks in Paris, Debuts Sept. 19 on HBO
Emmy(R) nominee Dan Reed ("Terror at the Mall") spotlights the courage and resilience of Parisian police and citizens.

[08/29/16 - 12:03 PM]
Freeform Announces the Series Finale of "Pretty Little Liars" and Premiere of I. Marlene King's New Series "Famous in Love"
Freeform announced the news today via a Facebook live interview with creator and showrunner I. Marlene King and cast members Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse.

[08/29/16 - 11:59 AM]
Tori Amos Contributes Original Song "Flicker" to Netflix's Upcoming Documentary Audrie & Daisy
"Flicker" will be available on all major digital platforms on Friday, September 9.

[08/29/16 - 11:57 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere of Award-Winning Documentary Film "Weiner"
Directed and produced by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, the critically-acclaimed documentary will premiere Saturday, October 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/29/16 - 11:26 AM]
Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale Lead Twelve Hopeless Bakers in an Intense Boot Camp on Food Network's "Worst Bakers in America"
The two stars of sweets attempt to mold these masters of cake-wrecks and colossal cookie-fails until one vastly-improved wannabe baker rises to the level of pastry perfection.

[08/29/16 - 11:11 AM]
David Boyd Joins as Producer/Director on Spike & TWC-Dimension Television Series "The Mist"
"I'm honored to be working alongside Christian Torpe and all his incisive talent, and all the focused people at Spike and Dimension," said Boyd.

[08/29/16 - 10:37 AM]
Video: #LoweRoast Preview Clips - Peyton Manning on a New Career Opportunity for Rob, Jewel Disses Ann Coulter
Look for the full telecast this Monday, September 5 on Comedy Central.

[08/29/16 - 10:35 AM]
Travel Channel Reveals the Compelling Challenges and Stories Behind Mount Everest Climbs in "Everest Air"
Each hour-long episode provides a rare glimpse into the exhilarating encounters and unrivaled majesty that compel climbers to take on the world's highest peak.

[08/29/16 - 10:16 AM]
The CW Unveils Fall 2016 Key Art
Check out the posters for "Frequency," "No Tomorrow" and "Supergirl."