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THE CLEVELAND SHOW, the highest-rated new scripted half-hour this season among Adults 18-34 and Teens, has been picked up for a third season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.
For the first time, Disney has merged media and images with water to create a visual show that will transform the guest experience, evoking a range of emotion from laughter, drama, insanity and beauty similar to an onscreen performance.
GHOST WHISPERER is officially no more. VARIETY reports that ABC has decided not to take the canceled CBS series, which ran for five seasons.
Rick DeMott chats with Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward about creating the series, its quick cult success and other stupid stuff.
HBO has renewed the animated comedy series The Ricky Gervais Show for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO.
Beyond South Park and Dr. Katz, not much has stuck to Comedy Central’s cartoon wall. Drawn Together came close with three seasons. Lil’ Bush vanished with Bush II’s presidency, TV Funhouse came and went awfully fast back in Y2K – and anybody even remember Shorties Watching Shorties or Kid Notorious? Well, next month Comedy Central tries one more time with Ugly Americans, a higher-than high concept show that just might stick around for a bit.
Big Cartoon Database reports that Emmy-winning Hanna-Barbera writer Barry Blitzer has passed away on January 27 in Santa Monica, California due to complications from abdominal surgery.
Full Mental Jacket (FMJ), a creative design and realtime graphics production studio, is producing the debut in the United States of realtime graphics for television, as seen on the just launched television series “That Morning Show.”
"The Garfield Show," an all-new animated TV show in CGI and high definition, has started Monday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. and repeat at 3:00 p.m. EST on the Cartoon Network.
This year’s Mip Junior at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes was as busy as ever, attracting more than 600 companies from 59 countries around the world.
FlickerLab, LLC, the international content and technology company, will introduce the entertainment content market at MIPCOM to their newest animated series, a marquee property called The Wild Life.
Comedian Patton Oswalt is set to join Syfy's upcoming drama series, CAPRICA, as a recurring cast member reports The HollywoodReporter.
On the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA prequel, Oswalt will play Baxter Sarno, a popular “Caprican” talk show host. CAPRICA stars Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone) and Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone) will guest appear on the show within a show.
CAPRICA is currently shooting in Vancouver, B.C.
All-new episodes of the offbeat comedy about a dentist and his family hitting the road in their RV air Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The series then moves to its regular time slot next Monday (also at 8:00 p.m.).
Press Release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television
BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AT THE MOVIES announced today that film critics A.O. (Tony) Scott of THE NEW YORK TIMES and Michael Phillips of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE will co-host the long-running series when its new season premieres the weekend of September 5, 2009. Both of these seasoned and influential film critics, who have appeared on the series repeatedly as guest co-hosts, will bring their extensive credentials and respected personas to the program.
This week in AWN's Forums, a member wants to know if the industry still using gouache paint or is it all done digitally?
Broadway show THE LITTLE MERMAID will close August 30, per VARIETY, after a run of less than two years.
Disney Theatrical Productions will closet the show to avoid the box office slowdown that occurs every year in August, and to concentrate resources on the future touring show, set for a fall 2010 tour.
"For us, it feels disappointing," David Schrader, exec VP of Disney Theatrical said.
This week in AWN's Forums, suggestions are rolling in to a potential animator who needs to learn to draw first. Is it best to dive into classes, or spend some time with a book? Which book is best? Is moving up the production pipeline food chain from Flash a good idea? Be sure to watch (or listen) for a new NPR show coming on the "mad" art of comic Harvey Kurtzman.
As well as, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand-new stuff to check out in show and tell!
MTV is bringing unfiltered comedy with a twist all summer long as the network premieres a new daily lineup combining three unique genres like they've never been done before. The weekday comedy block kicked off this pas Monday, inviting fans to sit back, relax and be entertained by some pretty hilarious, balls out comedy. The new block includes the animated strip, DJ & THE FRO, a funny look at questionable couplings in IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM? and not really a game show game show with SILENT LIBRARY.
Japanese manga publisher Futabasha is suing Korean film production house Show East over the rights to turn OLD BOY into a feature film in the U.S., reports ANIME NEWS NETWORK.
Show East produced a popular 2003 Korean version directed by Chan-wook Park. The suit was filed on Monday.
Futabasha is suing to confirm the lack of a binding contract between the two parties, due to an alleged breach. They allege that Show East violated the agreement, nullifying it, when Show East got Universal Pictures to sign on for a remake.
USA Network will air a series of customized vignettes from Universal Pictures' upcoming LAND OF THE LOST, per COMINGSOON.net.
The spots will use footage from the film, and debut as part of the network's "Character Uncovered" branding initiative.
The series of 30 to 40 second vignettes will show star Will Ferrell as he takes viewers through Q&As and anecdotes about his LAND OF THE LOST character, discredited scientist Rick Marshall. The spots will show three of the film's themes: dinosaurs, the slow-moving reptiles known as Sleestak and paleontology.