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Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 3:59PM EDT
NBA star Steph Curry signs a TV and film deal with Sony
“We’re thrilled to work alongside Steph to bring his positive, affirming brand to create content in the scripted and non-scripted television landscape,” Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television said of the Golden State Warriors star's deal. “He’s tapping into his drive and creative energy on the court to expand to horizons off the court and we’re honored to be a part of it.” Curry's wife, Ayesha Curry, is already a TV star with Food Network's Ayesha's Home Kitchen.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Brewery is accused of infringing on Breaking Bad's trademark with its "Breaking Bud" beer
Sony TV has filed suit against Knee Deep Brewing, claiming the company is using Breaking Bad's name, identity and logo to sell its beer. "Simply put, rather than investing the time, effort and resources necessary to establish their own reputation and identity, Defendants have instead opted to hijack the famous brand identity" of Breaking Bad, Sony says in its lawsuit.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt are officially on board the Mad About You revival
Danny Jacobson, who co-created the hit NBC sitcom with Reiser, will also be part of the revival. Sony Pictures Television signed Hunt, Reiser and Jacobson after months of negotiation. As James Hibberd reports, "the next step is shopping Mad About You to a network. Given the rather spectacular ratings success of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne, as well as the solid performance of NBC’s revived Will & Grace, there are likely to be multiple potential suitors. NBC would be an obvious landing place for the series given its history on the network. But since the comedy wasn’t owned or produced by NBC, it’s not yet clear if it will end up there."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
How shows like Community and One Day at a Time avoided cancelation
Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost, whose studio has had a number of high-profile renewals of shows that seemed marked for death, offers some insight into how he's kept shows alive.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Chuck Norris files a $30 million lawsuit over Walker, Texas Ranger profits
Norris’ breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS and Sony TV claims he wasn’t paid the agreed-upon profits for his hit 1990s series. CBS and Sony have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
Breaking Bad gets an official YouTube channel for its 10th anniversary
The Sony Pictures Television Breaking Bad YouTube channel will feature footage of the acclaimed series, as well as user-generated content and specially created “theme pieces.” Breaking Bad celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:34PM EST
Seinfeld is now available as a digital download
For the first time, Sony has made available all 180 episodes of the NBC sitcom for downloading.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Some Outlander fan sites are changing their names in reaction to Sony’s piracy crackdown
Sony insists it’s not trying to crack down on fan sites, just pirated merchandise. But those fan sites want author Diana Gabaldon to intervene on their behalf.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 8:15PM EST
Sony will again try to find a new home for Good Girls Revolt — will it return to Amazon?
The canceled 1960s feminist Amazon series, which was shopped around after last December’s cancelation, is being shopped around again in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal that has been plaguing Hollywood. Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, who canceled Good Girls Revolt, was taken down by his own sexual harassment scandal. According to Indiewire, “the potential suitors even include Amazon, now under new management.”
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 6:30PM EDT
Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky sign deal to make scripted shows for Sony TV
The longtime friends and producing partners have previously found success with Who Do You Think You Are?, The Comeback and Web Therapy.