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Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Could Friends’ Central Perk become a coffee chain and board game?
Warner Bros. has secured documents to copyright the name Central Perk for “coffee shop and café services,” using the logo from the NBC comedy. Warner Bros. also intends to use the copyright on “toys, board games and slot machines.” Central Perk was last used as an authorized pop-up coffee shop in downtown Manhattan as part of the Friends' 20th anniversary in 2014.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:29PM EST
Robert Knepper will remain on iZombie after a sexual misconduct inquiry found “no evidence of wrongdoing”
Warner Bros. TV conducted an investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct from five women. “We were deeply concerned about recent allegations regarding Robert Knepper. As a result, we conducted an internal inquiry with some of the cast and crew of iZombie,” the studio said in a statement. “We found no evidence of wrongdoing on the set of the show. We have taken and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved, which is our top priority.”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Why Sabrina ended up on Netflix instead of The CW
On Netflix, Warner Brothers will be able to maintain 100% ownership of the Riverdale offshoot. If the new Sabrina ended up on The CW, WB would have to share ownership and profits with CBS.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
Arrowverse executive producer Andrew Kreisberg fired following a “thorough” sexual harassment investigation
Kreisberg, executive producer of the DC Comics dramas Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow, has been terminated following his suspension weeks ago over sexual harassment allegations. "After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately," Warner Bros. TV said in a statement. "Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. We remain committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Producer who co-created Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow has been suspended amid sexual harassment investigation
Andrew Kreisberg, who serves as an executive producer on all four shows, was suspended by Warner Bros. after what executive producer Greg Berlanti called “some deeply disturbing allegations” surfaced against him. According to Variety, which spoke to 19 sources, men and women “describe similar incidents of inappropriate touching and endemic sexual harassment; they often told the same stories and corroborated each other’s accounts.” The allegations include “asking for massages from uncomfortable female staff members, and kissing women without asking.” For his part, Kreisberg denies acting inappropriately, telling Variety: “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 10:34PM EDT
Lord of the Rings is poised to become a TV series
Amazon has emerged as a potential buyer, but a TV series based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novels is “far from official,” says The Hollywood Reporter, which adds: “Talks are said to be focusing on rights issues with the Tolkien estate; the project has yet to even go out to search for a potential writer.” Warner Bros. TV is in talks for the potential series four months after Warner Bros. and the Tolkien estate settled an $80 million lawsuit after a five-year battle over profits from the Lord of the Rings film franchise.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 9:37PM EDT
Warner Bros. responds to ex-Bachelor producer’s lawsuit: We found no wrongdoing after investigating her allegations
"We take all allegations of workplace harassment very seriously," Warner Bros. said in response to Bachelor and Bachelorette segment producer Becky Steenhoek’s sexual harassment lawsuit. "These allegations were brought to our attention and were thoroughly investigated earlier this year. Our findings did not support the plaintiff’s characterization of the events claimed to have taken place, which is why we are disappointed by the filing of this lawsuit."
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
Kaley Cuoco to star in The Flight Attendant limited series after inking a TV production deal with Warner Bros. TV
The Big Bang Theory star is launching her own production company as part of a new deal with Warner Bros. TV, the company behind her CBS sitcom. As part of her deal, she is producing and starring in The Flight Attendant, playing a flight attendant who wakes up next to a dead man in Dubai.