or


[07/30/12 - 02:29 PM]
Showtime at TCA: Nevins Orders Final Season of "The Big C," Renews "Inside Comedy"
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Showtime kicked off its portion of the TCA Summer Press Tour with a slew of announcements, including a swan song for "The Big C" billed as "a special limited run series consisting of four one-hour installments." David Nevins, President of Entertainment, touted that the show "has always required a delicate touch and I can't think of three more talented and skillful people than Darlene Hunt, Jenny Bicks and the brilliant Laura Linney to handle this tricky subject matter."

Other notes from Nevins's executive session:

-- "Close Up," a new series of documentary films, will roll out next year. First up is "The World According to Dick Cheney" from R.J. Cutler, followed by efforts on Marion "Suge" Knight, Richard Pryor (by Marina Zenovich) and Tommy Mottola (by Brett Ratner).

-- Oliver Stone's long-in-the-works 10-part series "Untold History of the United States," narrated by Stone himself, will premiere November 12.

-- "Inside Comedy" will return for a second season of 10 episodes this fall. Among the new participants: Ben Stiller, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, Carol Burnett, Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Albert Brooks and "a couple of more very big names that we're hoping to lock in in the next couple of weeks."

-- "Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion & Sex," a backdoor pilot comedy special, will premiere August 25. Said effort will be shot in Salt Lake City "in front of a live local audience with taped comedy bits."

-- New dramas "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan" will debut in 2013.

More to come...





  [july 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BIG C, THE (SHOWTIME)
· INSIDE COMEDY (SHOWTIME)
· MASTERS OF SEX (SHOWTIME)
· OLIVER STONE'S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (SHOWTIME)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)





[12/09/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Trailer for Sand Storm, Written and Directed by Elite Zexner
Israel's official submission for the 2017 Foreign Language Film Academy Award(R) will launch on Netflix Friday, December 15.

[12/09/16 - 09:54 AM]
American Heroes Channel to Pay Tribute to Late Senator John Glenn with Special Programming Stack
Starting Monday, December 12, AHC will encore episodes of "When We Left Earth: The NASA Mission," which showcase our nation's quest to conquer the last frontier - outer space.

[12/09/16 - 09:50 AM]
"Mariah's World" Series Premiere Event Delivers 2.2MM A18-49 and Nearly 4MM Total Viewers Across E! and Bravo on Sunday Night
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, December 4.

[12/09/16 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock cruises to victory among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/09/16 - 07:38 AM]
Video: BBC America's "Doctor Who" Christmas Special Trailer Released Today
The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

[12/09/16 - 07:17 AM]
Comedy Central Unveils Winter Programming Schedule
Newcomers include "The Comedy Jam," "Detroiters," "Jeff & Some Aliens" and "The High Court."

[12/08/16 - 05:43 PM]
Discovery to Pay Tribute to Space Pioneer John Glenn - Special Broadcast Airing Sunday
Look for an encore presentation of "When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions" this Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT.

[12/08/16 - 04:36 PM]
President Barack Obama to Appear on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday, December 12 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
President Obama's first appearance on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" will be simulcast across Comedy Central, MTV and BET.

[12/08/16 - 02:32 PM]
Merry Mythmas from Science Channel
Science Channel will marathon every episode ever of "MythBusters" beginning Friday, December 23.

[12/08/16 - 02:09 PM]
Make Your January Must-Watch List with Lifetime's Movies and Series
Newly announced season premieres include "Little Women: Atlanta" on Wednesday, January 4 and "Bring It!" on Wednesday, January 13.

[12/08/16 - 01:46 PM]
"Late Night with Seth Meyers New Years Eve Special" Goes Primetime on Saturday, Dec. 31 with A-List Lineup
Jennifer Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leslie Jones and Kelly Clarkson will all appear in the 10:00/9:00c telecast.

[12/08/16 - 12:15 PM]
NBC's New Comedies Earn Key Timeslots with Strong Support While Powerful Sunday Lineup Launches March 5 as #1 Network Sets Midseason Slate
The Peacock locks in dates for newcomers "Powerless," "Trial & Error," "Great News" and "The Blacklist: Redemption," among others.

[12/08/16 - 12:03 PM]
"Caraoke Showdown" Hosted by Craig Robinson Premieres January 12 on Spike TV
"Caraoke Showdown" takes groups of passengers on a musical journey to win money by competing in a variety of karaoke-style challenges.

[12/08/16 - 12:03 PM]
"The Defiant Ones," Four-Part Documentary Event Telling the True Story of Music Legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, to Debut on HBO Next Year
Director Allen Hughes has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but ultimately unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.

[12/08/16 - 11:55 AM]
Tuesday's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tops Late Night with Its Largest Tuesday Audience Since Oct. 2015
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Tuesday, December 6.