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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Bryan Fuller exited Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles in February
Fuller was announced in January as an executive producer of the TV series based on the Anne Rice book series, which he would make with her son Christopher Rice. Vampire Chronicles is the latest TV show Fuller has stepped away from, following his leaving American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, former ABC exec who championed Grey's Anatomy, dies at 50
As the ABC executive in charge of scripted programming, Patmore Gibbs championed and/or shepherded Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Ugly Betty and Lost. Shonda Rhimes posted on Instagram that she was "the first exec to say 'maybe Shonda could write a TV show.' Then she fought like hell to get us the chance to make the Grey's Anatomy pilot." Bryan Fuller praised her for helping him out with Pushing Daisies: "She gave thoughtful notes over wine, a true class act and genuine, lovely human," he tweeted.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Apple’s Amazing Stories loses Bryan Fuller and Bones creator Hart Hanson over creative differences
Fuller, who has been attached to The Amazing Stories revival since October 2015 when it was on NBC, wanted to do a darker, Black Mirror-style version of the Steven Spielberg 1980s series. Apple didn’t like that idea, so Fuller and Hanson, partners on the project, have decided to part amicably. This marks yet another TV series exit for Fuller, who was dumped from Star Trek: Discovery and American Gods. Fuller will now turn his attention on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Starz has named a new American Gods showrunner after an extensive search
New executive producer Jesse Alexander has previously worked with former co-showrunner Bryan Fuller on Star Trek: Discovery and Hannibal. Alexander succeeds Fuller and Michael Green, who exited the Starz series despite having already written the first six episodes of Season 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, author Neil Gaiman was unhappy with Fuller and Green's plans to take the show in their own direction. Under new showrunner Alexander, American Gods will scrap the six scripts and be more of a straight adaptation of Gaiman's novel.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Starz boss on American Gods: “We're having some trouble getting the second season underway”
Former showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who left amid a reported budget dispute, have yet to be officially replaced. But Starz CEO Chris Albrecht says that they will still be "involved as much as they can be" in the next season, adding that they were neither fired nor did they quit. Albrecht suggested that author Neil Gaiman will take over showrunner duties -- which Gaiman disputes. Albrecht added that American Gods “has faced many of the challenges that terrific, complex premium shows face when trying to get successive seasons, especially when art comes before commerce."
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
Bryan Fuller boards Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles TV series
After leaving American Gods, Fuller will help bring Rice’s best-selling The Vampire Chronicles to television. “It’s our great pleasure to officially announce that Bryan has become a member of the creative family working to bring the story of the vampire Lestat to television,” read a Facebook post featuring Anne Rice, her son and author Christopher Rice and Fuller. Paramount Television earlier had said that Fuller was helping write the pilot and that the goal was to have him serve as showrunner.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Gillian Anderson gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
The X-Files star was joined by Joel McHale and producer Bryan Fuller — but not co-star David Duchovny — at Monday’s ceremony.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Kristin Chenoweth isn’t sure she’ll return to American Gods following showrunner change
Chenoweth says she was “devastated” to learn about Michael Green and Bryan Fuller's exit. “When Bryan was the showrunner, I was coming back for several episodes, but I don’t know now,” says Chenoweth. “It depends on who it is and if they think I add value or not.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 9:21PM EST
American Gods showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green exit
Fuller and Green, who created the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel for Starz, may have departed the Starz series over the show’s budget. According to Deadline, “there had been talk that the budget for first season of the ambitious production had ballooned to Game of Thrones levels. We hear series producer FremantleMedia North America, under new scripted chief Dante di Loreto, tried to impose big budget cuts for the 10-episode second season, which led to the showrunner change.”
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 5:55PM EDT
Apple is rebooting Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories
Bryan Fuller will lead the reboot of Spielberg’s Emmy-winning sci-fi series that ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987. Fuller originally developed the reboot in 2015 for NBC.
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Pushing Daisies turns 10: Bryan Fuller still wants to revive his ABC series — as a Broadway musical
“I ask Warner Brothers every year to see if they’d be open to it,” Fuller said this week of his fantasy mystery series, which premiered on Oct. 3, 2007 and lasted two seasons. “There are some obstacles there as far as revitalizing it as a television show, but like I said, I’d love to see it as a Broadway musical. I can just imagine Tim Minchin’s lyrics, can’t you? If you’re reading this article, Tim, call me!”