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Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Craig Zadan dies: Former Oscars producer helped bring live TV musicals to NBC
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Zadan died Tuesday at age 69 of complications following shoulder replacement surgery. Together with longtime producing partner Neil Meron, Zadan brought live musicals back to TV in 2013, starting with NBC's The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood. Zadan and Meron would go on to produce 2014's Peter Pan Live!, 2015's The Wiz Live!, 2016's Hairspray Live! and this year's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. The producing duo previously produced the CBS TV movie musical Gypsy starring Bette Midler, as well as musicals for ABC's Wonderful World of Disney. Zadan and Meron also produced the Oscars for three years in a row, from 2013 through 2015, with hosts Seth MacFarlane, Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris. "I’m stunned and saddened the unexpected passing of Craig Zadan," tweeted Harris. "He’s been a friend my entire adult life, championed me to host the Oscars, brought musical theatre back to TV. A wonderful, kind spirit." John Legend tweeted: "RIP to our friend Craig. He produced Jesus Christ Superstar with us and also produced the Oscars when Common and I sang 'Glory' in front of a replica of the Pettus Bridge. A wonderful producer and a lovely man." NBC Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt, who tapped the producing partners to bring back live musicals to TV, called Zadan "my dear friend," adding: "Craig’s distinguished career as a passionate and consummate producer is eclipsed only by his genuine love for the thousands of actors, directors, writers, musicians, designers, and technicians he worked with over the years. His absence will be felt in our hearts and throughout our business." Others paying tribute include Kevin Bacon, whose breakout role in Footloose was co-produced by Zadan, and Sean Hayes, who tweeted "my life and career were forever changed by the opportunities he and his producing partner, @neilmeron, provided me over the years."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Showtime orders Kevin Bacon-starring drama City on a Hill, from producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Set in the racist and corrupt early 1990s Boston, City on a Hill stars Bacon as an FBI agent who is trying to subvert the city's entire criminal justice system. Bacon was previously attached to Syfy's failed Tremors pilot, the trailer of which has surpassed 2 million views on YouTube.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Syfy's Tremors trailer leaked
"A leaked morsel for you #Tremors fans," tweeted Kevin Bacon in pointing to the trailer for the rejected Syfy pilot based on his 1990 movie of the same name.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Check out images from the Tremors TV reboot set
Actor P.J. Byrne shared a couple of photos from the pilot based on the 1990 movie that Syfy rejected. "Mind blowing experience acting in the TV Version of my favorite childhood movie with the master himself @kevinbacon," Byrne wrote. "Sadly, I’m not sure the world will [ever] see #Tremors . But I’m super honored to have danced with these wonderful peeps... this cast and crew crushed it!"
Posted Sunday 4/29/18 at 1:21AM EDT
Kevin Bacon announces Syfy's Tremors TV reboot is dead
“Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot… the network has decided not to move forward," he announced on Instagram.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 5:50PM EST
Jill Hennessy joins Kevin Bacon on Showtime’s City on a Hill pilot
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Crossing Jordan alum will play the wife of Bacon’s “corrupt yet venerated” FBI agent character, “who has her own agenda.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge sign on for Boston-set City on a Hill drama pilot for Showtime
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing the pilot starring Bacon as a corrupt FBI agent and the Straight Outta Compton star as a district attorney who team up to stop a family of armored car robbers in Boston.