HBO plans to turn Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer-prize winning book A Visit From the Goon Squad into a television series.
Ms. Egan joins Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Sloane Crosley and Malcolm Gladwell as an author with a series in the works, but since the book is essentially comprised of interlocking short stories, it’s a somewhat unconventional Read More
Katie Couric is stopping by Today–her old “clickety stiletto heel” stomping ground!–for an interview with Matt Lauer promoting her upcoming book, a collection of essays from luminaries on good advice they’d received. Our advice to Mr. Lauer amid the stream of weird and unexpected TV-news-and-talk reshufflings that form the real reason Read More
We hadn’t heard of former Good Morning America executive producer Shelley Ross until yesterday, and she would probably prefer we never did.
Bill Moyers has received preliminary approval for a new PBS series tentatively called “Something Different with Bill Moyers,” reports Decoder.
In the year since Mr. Moyers announced his retirement, the House voted to defund National Public Radio, leading some to believe PBS was one sting video away from the chopping block. But there Read More
The decline of NBC over the past seven years has been spectacular to behold. Friends ended its glorious run, and The Biggest Loser was born. Its young producer, Ben Silverman, was named co-chairman. He threw extravagant parties as ratings dropped. CEO Jeff Zucker moved The Tonight Show into tomorrow. It was the most embarrassing management Read More
The Awl used all three of its proprietary sites today to promote the story of Teddy Wayne, a novelist and freelance writer who claims the producers of CSI: NY stole the idea for an episode from a satirical article he wrote for Radar Online. (This transpired in Radar‘s earlier iteration as Maer Roshan’s Read More
More news out of Bravo today, as Lisa Hsia has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Bravo Digital Media. Bravo’s release detailed Hsia’s responsibilities–overseeing Bravo’s flagship site and their recap mecca, Television Without Pity, as well as working on various multiplatform initiatives. Hsia’s most notable credit–at least to late Read More
The New York Television Festival is a September gathering not for established artists, like the Cannes Film Festival, but for young renegades, like Sundance (another difference: it’s about TV). The festival announced today its annual search for new television writers with the Fox-sponsored contest to submit a pilot script. This contest, in its Read More
Mildly disgraced New Zealand television “presenter” Paul Henry, who resigned from his seven-year gig hosting the morning news show Breakfast last year after a racially insensitive—albeit amusing—riff about the surname of an Indian government minister, is getting a second chance in America.
A few days ago, production company Ish Entertainment quietly posted a “sizzle reel” Read More