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Re: HOBGOBLIN

Postby TheButcher on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:21 am

From Variety:
Michael Chabon casts spell on HBO - 'Hobgoblin' about magicians, conmen who battle Hitler
Cynthia Littleton wrote:Scribe Michael Chabon and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman, have set up an offbeat drama project at HBO that revolves around a motley group of conmen and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his forces during WWII.

John Lesher and Adam Kassan are exec producing through their Le Grisbi Prods. banner. Project, dubbed "Hobgoblin," is in the very early stages of development.

Chabon and Waldman will co-write the script, marking the first time they've collaborated professionally, and they will also exec produce.

Chabon is a sought-after script doctor and the author of novelsincluding "Wonder Boys," which was adapted as a feature starring Michael Douglas in 2000 and "The Yiddish Policemen's Union," with an adaptation of that novel now in development at Sony with Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen. He and director Andrew Stanton adapted Edgar Rice Burroughs novel "John Carter of Mars" for Disney, with that pic set for release in March of next year.

Waldman has penned fiction and nonfiction tomes, including "Bad Mother" and "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits," the latter of which was adapted into the 2009 Natalie Portman starrer "The Other Woman." She is also a contributing editor to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Chabon and Le Grisbi are repped by UTA. Waldman is with RWSG Agency. Chabon and Waldman are also represented by Mary Evans Inc. and attorney David Colden.
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Re: Outnumbered

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DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE December 6, 2010:
Cheech Marin To Co-Star In 'Outnumbered'
Nellie Andreeva wrote:In what would be be his first comedy series gig in almost 20 years, Cheech Marin is set to co-star on Fox's half-hour pilot Outnumbered. Meanwhile, Harry Hamlin has been tapped as a recurring on Lifetime's Army Wives.

Inspired by the BBC sitcom, Outnumbered, which is being directed by Larry Charles, revolves around one set of parents Sue (Ana Ortiz) and Pete (Cliff Chamberlain) who are often overwhelmed by their three children. Marin will play Sue's dad, who is taking a pharmacopoeia of prescription pills and believes that sometimes the kids could use a good swat. Marin's only major previous comedy series gig was his role on the Golden Girls spinoff The Golden Palace. The Nash Bridges alum recently did an arc on ABC's Lost and co-starred in Robert Rodriguez's Machete.
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Re: Cocaine Cowboys

Postby TheButcher on Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:33 pm

From THR.com: Bruckheimer, Bay in for TV 'Cowboys'

Nellie Andreeva wrote:"Cocaine Cowboys" is saddling up at HBO.

Feature heavyweights Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay are exec producing the drama project, which Meredith Stiehm, creator/exec producer of Bruckheimer's CBS drama "Cold Case," has come on board to write.

Inspired by Billy Corben's 2006 documentary, "Cowboys" chronicles the early days of cocaine trafficking in Miami. It is being produced by Warner Bros. TV, where Jerry Bruckheimer TV is based.

WBTV also is on board to run physical production on "Cowboys" if it gets greenlighted. That is believed to be a first for the studio and its corporate sibling network and marks an evolution in the companies' relationship as Warners expands its cable presence.

Speaking of expansion to cable, "Cowboys" marks Bruckheimer's first pay cable series project. The producer recently landed his first basic cable pilot with TNT's "The Line."

Bay, who brought the idea to his friend Bruckheimer, is executive producing "Cowboys" with him, Stiehm and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed serves as consulting producer on the project, whose producers are working with the team behind the 2006 documentary.



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Mid-strike, filmmaker Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg signed on for Cocaine Cowboys, a feature adaptation of that cocaine trafficking documentary that came out back in 2006. Mr. Wahlberg was set to play Jon Roberts, a Miami drug dealer who distributed billions of dollars worth of cocaine. Now Page Six says that he'll be joined by Departed co-star Leonardo DiCaprio for all of the retro drug shenanigans.

A movie insider told the site that this film "will blow Blow out of the water," and that Leo "is excited about the opportunity to play the airplane pilot who travels with Mark's character to obtain kilos of cocaine from Pablo Escobar." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume that means Leo will be Mickey Munday? (Get more info on the story through the above doc link, or in an old interview here.)



From THR.com: Evan Wright takes on 'Cocaine Cowboys'
Gonzo journalist-screenwriter Evan Wright has moved from American cowboys on the Iraqi frontier to the cocaine cowboys of 1970s Miami.

Wright, who wrote the nonfiction book on which the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill" is based, has closed a deal to write the feature "Cocaine Cowboys" for Paramount. The deal grew out of his work on a parallel book that Crown will publish next year.

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have been attached to star in and direct, respectively, the story of Jon Roberts, an injured Vietnam vet by age 20 who ended up involved in gangland takeovers of New York City nightclubs in the early '70s (his uncle was the consigliere to Carlo Gambino). By the end of the decade, Roberts landed in Miami, dealt billions of dollars worth of coke for the Medellin drug cartel and ultimately spent 10 years in prison.

Billy Corben's popular documentary of the same name, released by Magnolia in 2006, covered a slice of Roberts' history.
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Re: Cocaine Cowboys

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Ribbons on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:39 am

Oh God... keep Jerry Bruckheimer far, far away from HBO, please.
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Re: Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN

Postby TheButcher on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:48 pm

From Collider:
TV Series Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN News [UPDATED]
Update: DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has tweeted a status update on the project. Johns tweets that Gaiman is on board and that development on the series continues. It’s possible that the development simply now continues without Kripke’s participation. Here’s Johns’ tweet:
Correction to world: The Sandman is AWAKE! :) Psyched to be working with @neilhimself on developing one of the greatest series ever!

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Re: True Lies

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From Hit Fix:
The Morning Read: 'The Hobbit' gets underway while 'Avatar 2' hits a snag


MOVIEWEB EXCLUSIVE:
True Lies 2 Aiming to Be Arnold Schwarzenegger's Next Movie?

From MTV:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Heads To Television With A Secret New TV Project

From THR:
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Return to TV in International Series

LONDON -- Arnold Schwarzenegger will announce the first details of his new TV series at this year's MIPTV. Details of the project, which is being kept under wraps, will be revealed April 4 at a press conference at the Riviera-side Majestic Hotel.

Reps for the former California Governor -- who recently announced he planned a return to movies -- said only that Schwarzenegger was involved in an "international TV series."

Other stars in Cannes for the TV sales market that runs April 4 through 8 will include Eva Green, Joseph Fiennes and Jamie Campbell Bower, who are promoting Camelot, John Barrowman, promoting Torchwood and director Oliver Hirschbiegel, John Doman and Assumpta Serna, fronting Borgia.
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Re: True Lies

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Re: Chew

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Re: American Chopper

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Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid.
From Screen Rant:
‘American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior’ Season 2: Featured Bikes & OCC’s Foreclosure Plans
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Re: Random Coaxial

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Ribbons on Tue May 03, 2011 1:54 pm

According to this article on Deadline Hollywood, new shows Alcatraz by JJ Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff, 17th Precinct by Ronald Moore, and Persons of Interest by Jonathan Nolan, seem unlikely to make it past the pilot phase due to budgetary constraints and mixed buzz. However, updated versions of Charlie's Angels, Prime Suspect and Wonder Woman are all systems go. So I guess Television has caught up with its big brother Movies and officially entered the era of the gritty reboot as well. Hope you guys liked Dynasty!

http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/primetime-pilot-panic-2nd-hot-list/#more-127168
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Re: Random Coaxial

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Fri May 20, 2011 12:53 pm




I saw what it looked like when it was called Buffy and was about Vampires.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby The Vicar on Fri May 20, 2011 2:12 pm

The new Ron Moore project gets shit canned, but they go with this total rip off instead?
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Re: Random Coaxial

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby The Vicar on Wed May 25, 2011 10:04 am

Interesting week for two long running shows - Lisa Edlestein (?), aka Cuddy, leaves House and Chris Meloni bails on Law & Order, SVU.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Fievel on Wed May 25, 2011 11:35 am

The Vicar wrote:Interesting week for two long running shows - Lisa Edlestein (?), aka Cuddy, leaves House and Chris Meloni bails on Law & Order, SVU.


Both are integral parts of their shows. I don't see either series lasting much more than a season without them.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Bloo on Wed May 25, 2011 1:29 pm

Fievel wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Interesting week for two long running shows - Lisa Edlestein (?), aka Cuddy, leaves House and Chris Meloni bails on Law & Order, SVU.


Both are integral parts of their shows. I don't see either series lasting much more than a season without them.


SVU probably could, they could totally shift the focus over to Hargity and team her with Belzer or make Belzer and Ice T (the better dynamic anyways) the main focus
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Fievel on Wed May 25, 2011 2:08 pm

Bloo wrote:
Fievel wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Interesting week for two long running shows - Lisa Edlestein (?), aka Cuddy, leaves House and Chris Meloni bails on Law & Order, SVU.


Both are integral parts of their shows. I don't see either series lasting much more than a season without them.


SVU probably could, they could totally shift the focus over to Hargity and team her with Belzer or make Belzer and Ice T (the better dynamic anyways) the main focus


Or in an ironic twist they bring in Lee Tergesen, who played Meloni's jailhouse boyfriend on HBO's OZ.
Not saying I want Tergesen on the show. He's pretty good, but not for this show. Would be funny, though.

Regarding Belzer, they need to, at long last, launch the final spinoff for him called "Munch." It would be all about his wacky conspiracies.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Bloo on Wed May 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Fievel wrote:
Bloo wrote:
Fievel wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Interesting week for two long running shows - Lisa Edlestein (?), aka Cuddy, leaves House and Chris Meloni bails on Law & Order, SVU.


Both are integral parts of their shows. I don't see either series lasting much more than a season without them.


SVU probably could, they could totally shift the focus over to Hargity and team her with Belzer or make Belzer and Ice T (the better dynamic anyways) the main focus


Or in an ironic twist they bring in Lee Tergesen, who played Meloni's jailhouse boyfriend on HBO's OZ.
Not saying I want Tergesen on the show. He's pretty good, but not for this show. Would be funny, though.

Regarding Belzer, they need to, at long last, launch the final spinoff for him called "Munch." It would be all about his wacky conspiracies.


I would watch the shit out of "Munch" what network hasn't Munch appeared on yet?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Wed May 25, 2011 2:25 pm

Bloo wrote:I would watch the shit out of "Munch" what network hasn't Munch appeared on yet?


if i'm going to watch a show called "Munch" then i hope it's on Showtime.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Wed May 25, 2011 2:49 pm

SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Bloo on Wed May 25, 2011 3:01 pm

so sorry wrote:SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!


who?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby The Vicar on Wed May 25, 2011 3:13 pm

Bloo wrote:
so sorry wrote:SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!


who?


why?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Fievel on Wed May 25, 2011 4:22 pm

so sorry wrote:SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!


Tomorrow, at various times around the country, millions of suburbanite women will been seen wandering the streets without any sense of purpose.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby The Vicar on Wed May 25, 2011 4:53 pm

Fievel wrote:
so sorry wrote:SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!


Tomorrow, at various times around the country, millions of suburbanite women will been seen wandering the streets without any sense of purpose.


Malls closed?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Wed May 25, 2011 5:16 pm

so sorry wrote:SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!


it ain't over til the studly lady sings.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Fievel on Wed May 25, 2011 10:13 pm

The Vicar wrote:
Fievel wrote:
so sorry wrote:SO, uh , today is Oprah's last telecast.

Discuss!


Tomorrow, at various times around the country, millions of suburbanite women will been seen wandering the streets without any sense of purpose.


Malls closed?


I expanded my original thought for Facebook:

Tomorrow, at various times around the country, millions of suburbanite women will been seen wandering the streets without any sense of purpose. Do not approach them! These are feral creatures that need to be domesticated and brought back into society slowly. They are not so-called "zombies," so don't shoot them! The millions of women psychologically enslaved by The Power of Oprah are people, too.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Thu May 26, 2011 9:02 am

there is a danger that these women will slip into a deep depression from which they may never emerge, spiraling downward and downward into drugs, drinking, addiction, self-mutilation, and other acts of self-destruction.


or even worse, they might start watching The View.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby so sorry on Thu May 26, 2011 2:03 pm

Sarah Michele Gellar's return to Network TV: "Ringer"


Sarah Michele Gellar's departure from Network TV soon to follow....
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Fri May 27, 2011 2:11 am

Roseanne Barr to Take a Shot at Vodka As Chelsea Handler's Aunt
I don't expect much from the show but it stars Laura Prepon so, well, you know.
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Re: Sesame Street

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby The Vicar on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:31 pm

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:Roseanne Barr to Take a Shot at Vodka As Chelsea Handler's Aunt
I don't expect much from the show but it stars Laura Prepon so, well, you know.


Yup. I prefer her with red hair, though. Any chance.......naw. So it goes.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:13 pm

so i watched that new MTV teen wolf tv show this past weekend. i feel like i've pretty much seen a sneak preview of the new spiderman movie now.

"nerdy" teenager who also happens to be cut like a calvin klein model and wears hip nerdy clothing? check (though he didn't have glasses at least)
bitten by werewolf/radioactive spider, and suddenly develops extra-keen senses, ability to do gymnastics, and super strength? check
cute girl who has crush on him, but his new powers cause him problems with her? check

as for similarites/differences with the movie... well, styles is still around, though less goofy/annoying than the film styles. and they seem to have combined his character with the studly guy from the basketball team, at least in terms of appearance. there's no boof, instead there's a new girl in town he wants to bang, but like the movie there is a jock who has it out for him and the jock's girlfriend who suddenly wants to get with him. instead of inheriting the werewolf gene from his father, he gets bitten and starts turning into a wolf, so it's more like american werewolf in london/paris or whatever. that means you also lose the whole "mean principal whose got a history with the dad" subplot, replaced by the new girl in school that starts dating teen wolf, only for teen wolf to discover that her father is a werewolf hunter. that also means there's no father-son werewolf bonding talks, instead it appears that some older kid came back to town, and bit him and turned him into a werewolf, and is now his "mentor"... and there's some mysterious reason for why he chose teen wolf to be his new wolf apprentice or whatever. it's got some funny bits, but definitely leans more to drama/suspense than comedy. instead of basektball, they play lacrosse. umm, i guess that's one way to be "different". most importantly, there's far less homosexual "coming out of the closet" subtext than in the movie, but it's early yet, so they still have plenty of time to work that stuff in. teen wolf spends most of the first episode shirtless, especially after turning into a wolf, so i guess the twilight girls will be happy. fortunately for the rest of us, teen wolf buys his underpants from the same store that hulk buys his shorts, so we don't have to see any teen wolf genitalia bouncing around.
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Re: Knuckle

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Re: Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova

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Re: Mike Tyson

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HBO in ring with 'Brick' - Boxing drama project shepherded by Ridley, Ellin, Lee
Cynthia Littleton wrote:HBO is about to give a pilot order to a drama series from Doug Ellin, John Ridley and Spike Lee that is loosely inspired by Mike Tyson's early years in boxing.

Project, dubbed "Da Brick," was penned by Ridley, who will serve as showrunner. Lee is onboard to direct the pilot and exec produce, along with Ellin, the steward of HBO's "Entourage," as well as Tyson and Ellin's producing partner, Jim Lefkowitz. Tyson's wife, Lakiha Tyson, will co-exec produce along with Azim Spicer.

"Da Brick" will be produced through Ellin's overall deal with HBO. As "Entourage" winds down its eight-season run on HBO this year, Ellin has been looking to branch out as a producer. "Da Brick" marks the first project from Ellin's Fly the Coop Entertainment banner that he did not write.

The connection with Tyson came about after the boxer did a guest shot last season on "Entourage."

"He said to me, 'Why don't you do with my life what you did with Mark (Wahlberg's) life" with "Entourage," Ellin told Variety.

Ellin and Lefkowitz met with numerous writers before settling on film and TV vet Ridley as the one to translate Tyson's story. The series will not be a straight bio vehicle but will follow the rise of a young boxer in present-day Newark, N.J.

Ridley and Ellin spent a lot of time with Tyson during the past year gathering material. Ridley in turn helped recruited Lee to the project.

"John wrote an amazingly intricate script," Ellin said. "There's lots of places it can go. It won't just focus on boxing."

HBO has a casting director searching for a thesp with some boxing chops.

Ellin is set to begin lensing in October the pilot for the half-hour HBO dramedy "40," which he penned about a group of male friends in Gotham. Ed Burns is set to star (Daily Variety, March 2).

Ellin and Lefkowitz are repped by WME. CAA reps Ridley and Lee.
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Re: Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:52 pm

'Fight Club' Writer to Pen Trent Reznor's HBO Miniseries 'Year Zero' (Exclusive)
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Fear Factor Reboot

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'Fear Factor': Joe Rogan Officially Returning as Host
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:37 am

Happy 70th Birthday, TV - Commercial broadcasts bow on July 1, 1941; Variety calls it 'corney'
Cynthia Littleton wrote:July 1, 1941, was a seminal day in showbiz history, marking the launch of commercial television in the U.S. on New York's WNBT-TV (better known today as WNBC) and WCBW-TV (aka WCBS).

But it was an inauspicious start. In Variety's estimation, "it was all pretty corney" (sic).

Television programming had been airing sporadically on an experimental basis in numerous markets for years, but that Tuesday marked the first time stations were licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to include commercials in their broadcasts. In other words, it was the first time they could monetize their content, such as it was, for a Gotham aud of about 2,000 homes, at most.

The July 1 date has hardly lived on in infamy (unlike that other event five months later) but the Paley Center for Media and is making a push to recognize it as the birth date of television in the United States. The org's website has an elaborate section devoted to commemorating TV's 70th anniversary, complete with a compendium of oddities, firsts and trivia from Day One through the present day. Paley Center is also looking to hear from anyone who remembers tuning in on that fateful day.

On July 1, it all started with the now-famous Bulova Watch blurb that WNBT aired at around 1:30 p.m. leading into its 2 p.m. telecast of a Philadelphia Phillies-Brooklyn Dodgers game from Ebbets Field. At 6:45 p.m. there was a 15-minute newscast anchored by Lowell Thomas, followed by a hodgepodge of clips including a USO drive and a snippet of the gameshow "Truth or Consequences" hosted by Ralph Edwards. WCBW wasn't ready and didn't jump into the commercial fray that day.Ron Simon, curator of TV and radio for the Paley Center, notes that some things about TV never change. Newscaster Thomas cracked a joke at the end of his broadcast, and the critics were rough on "Truth or Consequences."

Television sets had been available in Gotham department stores such as Macy's since the 1939 World's Fair broadcast got early adopters excited about the potential of television. But most of the sets in use in 1941 were set up to receive 441 lines of picture while the FCC had set the commercial telecasting standard at 525. That made for some muddy visuals early on.

Variety was unimpressed by the overall presentation, the hucksterism and production value.

"It was all pretty corney," Daily Variety reported on July 2, 1941. "Especially a crowd of announcers and radio hangerson eating chocolate layer cake made with Spry and yumyumming. Practically all the sets in the New York area were picking up 525 line images on old sets adjusted to 441 lines. This cut down definition, but it was not engineering definition that was hard to bear. It was the low grade showmanship."

WNBT and WCBW broadcast about 15 hours a week in those first few months. But the flagship stations for the Peacock and the Eye didn't get much time to refine their product before the U.S. entry into WWII put the kibosh on virtually all commercial telecasts. The technology and resources that David Sarnoff and William Paley were plowing into TV were immediately diverted to the war effort.

The growth of TV would be stymied for the better part of the 1940s, until a manic vaudevillian named Milton Berle hit it big with "Texaco Star Theater" in 1948 and TV sets starting flying off the shelves.
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Re: No Reservations

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:53 am

From The L.A. Times:
Happy birthday, Anthony Bourdain!
Anthony Bourdain may now be best known as a TV personality. He seems equally comfortable on camera waxing intelligently about a failed attempt at a complicated French dish on "Top Chef" as he does taking that one last ill-advised drink as the dancing heats up around him after eating who-knows-what in Iceland. He's somehow simultaneously an enthusiast an a skeptic, and as such he makes for a very good television foodie avatar.

But he became that TV personality first by writing. Technically, first he was a chef, then he wrote a couple of pulpy novels, then he became a chef-memoirist. It was that book, 2000's "Kitchen Confidential," that made Bourdain a household name.

In 2009, food editor Russ Parsons put Bourdain's literary role in perspective:
In the old days, chef stories followed a pretty staid outline: childhood in sunny France, first job, first great chef, own restaurant, and after many struggles, stardom. Like Horatio Alger stories they were at once almost ritualistic in their progress and thoroughly sanitized, yet oddly comforting in their predictability.

Bourdain changed all that with his "Kitchen Confidential."

The story of a wayward chef and his exceedingly merry ways, "Kitchen Confidential" turned food publishing on its head. Not only did it bear little or no resemblance to its chef-ography predecessors, it joyously trampled on their pieties. It was full of sex and drugs, and it described a cooking career that could most charitably be described as underachieving.

Restaurant kitchens, it turned out, were hotbeds of bad behavior, more akin to high school locker rooms than the artist's ateliers we'd been led to believe they resembled. And "Kitchen Confidential" cheerfully laid it all out with an attitude that was like a food version of "Seinfeld": "No hugging, no learning."

And like the television show, it was both utterly enjoyable and outrageously successful. Professionals and amateurs alike thrilled to the inside story of what life in a professional kitchen is really like. Published in 2000, "Kitchen Confidential" has sold well over 1 million copies.

While the success of "Kitchen Confidential" led him to television, where he had success with food travel shows first on the Food Network -- for which he now has few kind words -- and now for the Travel Channel, where the new season of "No Reservations" begins July 11.

And he keeps writing -- his style is straightforward but clever, just self-deprecating enough so it feels honest, insider but sharing, more frank, sometimes, than seems wise. People can read his blog, follow him on Twitter, or get his books. His latest, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook" was a bestseller.

Happy birthday, Anthony Bourdain. Fifty-five is the new 30.

-- Carolyn Kellogg
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Re: DALLAS

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:12 pm

TNT gives 'Dallas' revival a 10-episode order
Jon Weisman wrote:TNT has greenlit the revival of former CBS hit “Dallas” to series with a 10-episode order, set to premiere in summer 2012.

Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong star in the new “Dallas,” which will also feature appearances from original cast members Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman.

The cabler will air a sneak peek of the new skein Monday during the season premieres of returning hits “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Cynthia Cidre (“The Mambo Kings,” “Cane”) wrote the pilot and is exec producing the series (created by David Jacobs) for Warner Horizon TV. Michael M. Robin (“The Closer”) directed and was also exec producer on the pilot.

“TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of ‘Dallas’ for several years, but it wasn’t until we read Cynthia Cidre’s outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series,” said TNT, TBS and TCM programming EVP Michael Wright. “It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast under the guidance of the enormously talented Cidre and Mike Robin.”

“Dallas” originally aired on CBS from 1978-91. In the new version, Henderson plays the son of Hagman’s J.R. Ewing and Gray’s Sue Ellen, while Metcalf plays his cousin, the son of Duffy’s Bobby. Strong plays Bobby’s wife.

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Nice Marmot on Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:39 pm

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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby tfactor on Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:39 pm

Hey Zoner homies,

I really need some help figuring out a TV Show I think that I watched back in the day, but I tried looking through tons of old Twilight Zone & the Outer Limit episodes but I am not sure it was one of these.

Anyway the plot was these military scientists find a force field / Dome which they can look into but the occupants can't see out of. Whats inside looks like a 1800s human family with a younger daughter included. so one of the scientists falls in love with the girl and eventually finds a hole in the protective barrier and is able to Get In. However once he is inside - the creatures that looked like humans turned out to be complete Monsters that pray on humans. So the guy gets killed and I think it ended with one of the Monsters banging on the inside of their shield trying to figure out where he (the scientist) got through / got in, so that they could come to our world & start eating people.

Does that sound at all familiar to anyone???? Its been driving me crazy all day and I just want to know that this was an actual TV show and not a dream that I should be writing up to create into a short story :)

Anyway if you have any idea what I am talking about - please let me know. It was from a while back but how far I can't be sure. Though I seem to remember that it was in Color! So likely somewhere close to 1995 maybe... give or take 10 years :?

PLEASE HELP?!?!?
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby John-Locke on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:08 pm

I don't know what it was T but it sounds pretty good.
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:30 pm

tfactor wrote:Hey Zoner homies,

I really need some help figuring out a TV Show I think that I watched back in the day, but I tried looking through tons of old Twilight Zone & the Outer Limit episodes but I am not sure it was one of these.

Anyway the plot was these military scientists find a force field / Dome which they can look into but the occupants can't see out of. Whats inside looks like a 1800s human family with a younger daughter included. so one of the scientists falls in love with the girl and eventually finds a hole in the protective barrier and is able to Get In. However once he is inside - the creatures that looked like humans turned out to be complete Monsters that pray on humans. So the guy gets killed and I think it ended with one of the Monsters banging on the inside of their shield trying to figure out where he (the scientist) got through / got in, so that they could come to our world & start eating people.

Does that sound at all familiar to anyone???? Its been driving me crazy all day and I just want to know that this was an actual TV show and not a dream that I should be writing up to create into a short story :)

Anyway if you have any idea what I am talking about - please let me know. It was from a while back but how far I can't be sure. Though I seem to remember that it was in Color! So likely somewhere close to 1995 maybe... give or take 10 years :?

PLEASE HELP?!?!?
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FIGURED IT OUT! God, I knew that I'd seen it somewhere too.

it's from a Twilight Zone-esque show from the early 2000s called Night Visions. The episode is called A View Through the Window
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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby tfactor on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:56 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
tfactor wrote:Hey Zoner homies,

I really need some help figuring out a TV Show I think that I watched back in the day, but I tried looking through tons of old Twilight Zone & the Outer Limit episodes but I am not sure it was one of these.

Anyway the plot was these military scientists find a force field / Dome which they can look into but the occupants can't see out of. Whats inside looks like a 1800s human family with a younger daughter included. so one of the scientists falls in love with the girl and eventually finds a hole in the protective barrier and is able to Get In. However once he is inside - the creatures that looked like humans turned out to be complete Monsters that pray on humans. So the guy gets killed and I think it ended with one of the Monsters banging on the inside of their shield trying to figure out where he (the scientist) got through / got in, so that they could come to our world & start eating people.

Does that sound at all familiar to anyone???? Its been driving me crazy all day and I just want to know that this was an actual TV show and not a dream that I should be writing up to create into a short story :)

Anyway if you have any idea what I am talking about - please let me know. It was from a while back but how far I can't be sure. Though I seem to remember that it was in Color! So likely somewhere close to 1995 maybe... give or take 10 years :?

PLEASE HELP?!?!?
Love
T


FIGURED IT OUT! God, I knew that I'd seen it somewhere too.

it's from a Twilight Zone-esque show from the early 2000s called Night Visions. The episode is called A View Through the Window


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Re: Random Coaxial

Postby papalazeru on Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:00 pm

tfactor wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
tfactor wrote:Hey Zoner homies,

I really need some help figuring out a TV Show I think that I watched back in the day, but I tried looking through tons of old Twilight Zone & the Outer Limit episodes but I am not sure it was one of these.

Anyway the plot was these military scientists find a force field / Dome which they can look into but the occupants can't see out of. Whats inside looks like a 1800s human family with a younger daughter included. so one of the scientists falls in love with the girl and eventually finds a hole in the protective barrier and is able to Get In. However once he is inside - the creatures that looked like humans turned out to be complete Monsters that pray on humans. So the guy gets killed and I think it ended with one of the Monsters banging on the inside of their shield trying to figure out where he (the scientist) got through / got in, so that they could come to our world & start eating people.

Does that sound at all familiar to anyone???? Its been driving me crazy all day and I just want to know that this was an actual TV show and not a dream that I should be writing up to create into a short story :)

Anyway if you have any idea what I am talking about - please let me know. It was from a while back but how far I can't be sure. Though I seem to remember that it was in Color! So likely somewhere close to 1995 maybe... give or take 10 years :?

PLEASE HELP?!?!?
Love
T


FIGURED IT OUT! God, I knew that I'd seen it somewhere too.

it's from a Twilight Zone-esque show from the early 2000s called Night Visions. The episode is called A View Through the Window


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you kind sir are awesome-est-ever!



Your story and Volde's find made me convinced I needed to watch this.

And here it is.

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