Friday, December 15, 2017

CHERNIN GROUP BECOMES BIG PLAYER WITH $200 MIL INFUSION

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Chernin, the former president/COO of News Corp who oversaw the Fox television and film division, has reportedly received an infusion of $200 million into his three-year-old The Chernin Group from an investment group led by Providence Equity Partners. The Chernin Group is the corporate parent of Chernin Entertainment, which turned out the movie the […]

SPIELBERG’S TV DRAMA DROPPED

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s not often that a project connected with Steven Spielberg comes crashing to earth, but such is the case with his expensive effects-laden Terra Nova, which was canceled on Monday by Fox TV. The time-travel series, which debuted with 9.2 million viewers, wound up the season with 7.2 million — a number not regarded as […]

ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN REMAINS NO. 1

October 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for CBS’s Two and a Half Men dipped slightly on Monday, but with 17.3 million viewers, it remained the top-rated show of the night, beating ABC’s two-hour Dancing With the Stars, which averaged 16.5 million viewers. Fox’s new dinosaur drama Terra Nova, meanwhile, held steady in its second week with 8.3 million viewers, but […]

FOX ADDS X FACTOR AND SPIELBERG’S DINOSAURS

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox was the second network to unveil its fall schedule, featuring what appeared to be a strong lineup that not only includes Simon Cowell’s X Factor but also Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park-type drama, Terra Nova, J.J. Abrams prison/sci-fi fantasy Alcatraz, and Touch, a new drama featuring Kiefer Sutherland and an unnamed child star who plays […]

ABC TO OFFER TEN NEW SHOWS NEXT SEASON

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Like NBC, ABC is planning a major overhaul of its schedule next fall, introducing ten new series, it said today (Tuesday). Since all but one, the Wednesday-night sitcom Better Together, will be one-hour long, the new shows represent 42 percent of ABC’s schedule. By contrast, Fox said that it plans to launch four new half-hour […]