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Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 5:21PM EDT
William Shatner is poised to return for a Rescue 911 reboot
The CBS series that Shatner hosted and narrated from 1989 to 1996 featuring reenactments (and real footage) of emergency calls is being rebooted by CBS Television Studios. No network is yet attached. Variety reports the new Rescue 911 will adapt a weekly two-hour live format, offering a live look at first responders taking real emergency calls -- kind of like A&E's Live PD. Variety says "Shatner would return to host the new series, with the veteran actor joining a panel made up of actual fire fighters, EMTs, and police personnel discussing the emergency calls in real time." Shatner will serve as executive producer along with Survivor vet Craig Piligian, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker and former Wonder Years star-turned-producer Jason Hervey.
Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 1:44PM EDT
American Vandal canceled at Netflix after two seasons, will be shopped elsewhere
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"American Vandal will not return for a third season," Netflix said in a statement announcing the cancelation of the critically acclaimed true-crime mockumentary series. "We're very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix, and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor." According to The Hollywood Reporter, "producers CBS TV Studios have received multiple incoming calls to revive the series for a third season elsewhere as producers had already been plotting what season three of the anthology would be."
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 5:51PM EDT
Showtime's David Nevins promoted to chief creative officer of CBS Corp.
In another sign that the Les Moonves era is over, Showtime president and CEO Nevins will oversee CBS Entertainment, CBS All Access, CBS Television Studios, The CW while continuing to helm Showtime. Nevins will remain as president and CEO of Showtime while adding the title of chairman of Showtime Networks.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 3:13PM EDT
Former FBI director James Comey's bestselling memoir is set to become a TV miniseries
Comey, who was appointed by former President Obama in 2013 and who was fired last year by President Trump, is nearing a deal with CBS Television Studios to turn his memoir A Higher Loyalty into a miniseries from producer Alex Kurtzman. Captain Phillips Oscar-nominated writer Billy Ray is expected to write the adaptation.
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 Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Pauley Perrette thanks CBS for NCIS statement
"I want to thank my studio and network CBS. They have always been so good to me and always had my back," she tweeted in response to CBS Television Studios' official response to her tweets implying "multiple physical assaults" on set. CBS TV Studios said in its statement, "Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
NCIS' studio responds to Pauley Perrette's tweets about "multiple physical assaults" on set
Two days after Perrette released a series of tweets that raised concerns about her exit, CBS Television Studios issued the following statement: "Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her. Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
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.