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Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 5:17PM EDT
Wilmer Valderrama signs deals to return to NCIS and to produce diverse programming for CBS TV Studios
Valderrama will continue playing Special Agent Nick Torres on the CBS drama, while also producing scripted and unscripted projects focused on diversity for CBS Television Studios. “As someone who immigrated to the United States at 14 years old, I am immensely passionate about this opportunity to create engaging and culturally relevant projects with CBS Television Studios,” says Valderrama.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez is using her Emmy campaign money to send an undocumented immigrant to Princeton
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Jane the Virgin star has decided to use the CBS TV Studios money she was given to campaign for Emmy consideration to fund a college scholarship for an undocumented high school student. Instead of using the money to pay for swag and glamorous dresses to impress Emmy voters, Rodriguez partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to find the perfect recipient: a young woman headed to Princeton University. "FYC is a bizarre dance," Rodriguez says of the increasingly expensive For Your Consideration Emmy campaigns. "Whatever you do requires an insane amount of money." She adds: "Our show has always jumped at any opportunity to help me do something for the Latinx community. So I asked my showrunner, Jennie (Snyder Urman), if we could do something different with the money this year."
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are working on a new show "based loosely" on Beverly Hills, 90210
People reports that "the show is in development with CBS and will feature Spelling and Garth, 45, playing exaggerated version of themselves. Although the series does not yet have a name, both women attended development meetings about the dramedy on Friday at the CBS Studio Center Lot near Los Angeles." TV Line further reports that the project is set at CBS Television Studios, which owns the rights to the 90210 franchise. Spelling hinted at the project on Instagram over the weekend, using hashtags: “#back2work great creative day yesterday with my #partnerincrime @jenniegarth #90210vibes #donnaandkellyforver #besties.” Garth and Spelling last appeared together in Mystery Girls, an ABC Family comedy that ran 10 episodes in summer 2014.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
A Muhammad Ali limited series is in the works
8 Fights from CBS TV Studios will chronicle eight distinct moments from Ali’s legendary life, with each episode focused on one of his fights. The project is based on Jonathan Eig’s recent biography Ali: A Life.