Friday, January 30, 2015

Television

Tune in Friday afternoon to see Deandre Jefferson try to break the bank
Yet another cable station has entered the world of original productions. Pivot, launched in spring 2013, has maintained a low profile, with reality shows, talk shows (one hosted by Meghan McCain), a few dramas imported from Britain and Australia, and syndicated reruns including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, and Friday Night Lights.
"From day one, we were romping around the streets of Philadelphia and just having slumber parties with cartons of ice cream."
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian David Letterman's CBS "Late Show" reportedly has invited his former late-night television arch rival Jay Leno to appear...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming revival of "Wet Hot American Summer," confirming a number of original cast members are back for another stay at Camp Firewood.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Amazon.com, keeping the pressure on Netflix, announced a pact with Starz Digital Media for "The White Queen" making Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-subscription service in the U.S. to carry the cabler's historical drama miniseries.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fox's music business soap "Empire" is moving up the charts.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC has picked up four more pilots for their 2015-16 season, including a new drama from "TGIT" queen Shonda Rhimes. All pilots hail from ABC Studios.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC has put the brakes on a plan to fire Rosie Perez from "The View," after Variety broke the news of the decision on Jan. 14.
Since its premiere earlier this month, "American Sniper" has earned more than $200 million at the box office, making it the biggest January release in movie history. In fact, by some estimations, the film is on track to overtake Passion of the Christ as the most successful R-rated movie of all time.
Comedian Eddie Murphy is set to make a return to Saturday Night Live after more than 30 years.