[03/01/13 - 02:56 PM]
"Drop Dead Diva" Alive Once Again at Lifetime By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Lifetime is bringing back its recently axed drama "Drop Dead Diva" for a fifth season,
The Brooke Elliott-led hour got the boot in January however producer Sony Pictures Television went back to the cable channel with "a new financial model" that proved to be good enough for a new 13-episode season.
Sony is no stranger to post-cancellation revivals: the studio's "Unforgettable," "Damages" and "Breaking In" all received second lives despite initially getting the axe.
"Diva" averaged 2.297 million viewers and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 last season, putting it behind Lifetime's two other scripted originals "Army Wives" (3.084 million viewers, 1.0 adults 18-49 rating) and "The Client List" (2.515 million viewers, 0.9 adults 18-49 rating).
[07/30/15 - 03:22 PM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" to Return for Fourth and Final Season in Jan. 2016, Exclusively on Cinemax "The show's exceptional blend of action and drama earned a vocal and passionate fan base that will not be disappointed in 'Banshee's' final season," said Michael Lombardo.
[07/30/15 - 03:21 PM]
First Season of Emmy(R)-Nominated Cinemax Series "The Knick," Directed by Steven Soderbergh and Starring Clive Owen, To Have a Ten-Week Special Presentation on HBO Digital Platforms, Including HBO NOW, Starting Aug. 14 In addition, HBO2 will present a marathon of the entire ten-episode first season on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at noon (ET/PT).
[07/30/15 - 03:20 PM]
"Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo," The Comedy Star's First HBO Stand-Up Special, Debuts Oct. 17 Directed by Chris Rock and taped May 29 before a live audience at New York's iconic Apollo Theater, the one-hour special features Schumer talking about her life.
[07/30/15 - 03:19 PM]
HBO Drama Series "The Leftovers" Returns for Its Second Season Oct. 4 The 10-episode second season is currently in production in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas.
[07/30/15 - 03:18 PM]
Comedy Series "Doll & Em," Starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, Returns for Its Second Season Sept. 13 on HBO Guest stars this season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
[07/30/15 - 03:03 PM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Talent Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" In it, the cast and creators give an inside look at what's coming up, the dynamics of the upcoming season, and introduce you to the compelling new characters viewers will meet.
[07/30/15 - 03:02 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Sits Down with Visionary Filmmaker George Miller in the Next Installment of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM ET Join director Robert Rodriguez as he sits down with fellow filmmaker George Miller for an hour-long conversation about Miller's stunning career.
[07/30/15 - 03:01 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Is Joined by Acclaimed Director, Writer and Producer Michael Mann in the Next Installment of "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" Sunday, August 9 Following the sit down conversation will be a special network showing of Mann's classic Manhunter at 10:00/9:00c.
[07/30/15 - 02:10 PM]
WNBA All-Star Game Delivers Strong Viewership over 2014 ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.
[07/30/15 - 02:08 PM]
Blair Underwood Returns to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." He'll return as Agent May's ex-husband Andrew Garner.
[07/30/15 - 02:00 PM]
HBO Confirms Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2015 The films include an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the world's most famous ballet company, an intimate portrait of foreign-policy legend Richard Holbrooke and the racially charged story of a fight for justice.
[07/30/15 - 01:56 PM]
Investigation Discovery Honors True Crime Author and Pioneer Ann Rule Rule acted as a consultant and contributor on a number of Investigation Discovery series, providing unparalleled expertise and insight into criminal psychology.
[07/30/15 - 01:06 PM]
HBO and Russell Simmons Enter Into Overall Production and Development Deal Simmons has five active projects with the world's leading premium television service, three of which are being developed through his media company, All Def Digital (ADD).
[07/30/15 - 12:37 PM]
TV One Posts Strongest July in Network History Reporting 10th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Gains in Primetime TV One spins the numbers for the month to date.
[07/30/15 - 12:26 PM]
UP Acquires Full Seven-Season Run of Award-Winning, Fan-Favorite Series "Gilmore Girls" Family Network to Begin Airing Episodes in the Fall UP acquired "Gilmore Girls" from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and will begin airing the 153 one-hour episodes of the series in the fall.