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NETFLIX ACQUIRES SERIALIZED DRAMAS FROM WARNER BROS. TV

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Continuing to focus on television, rather than “flix” for its principal Internet streaming content, Netflix announced today that it had licensed several full seasons of serialized dramas produced by Warner Bros. TV. They include NBC’s new hit drama Revolution; the USA Network miniseries Political Animals with Sigourney Weaver; A&E’s Longmire; and ABC’s 666 Park Avenue. […]

PRODUCERS WON’T PUT TWO AND A HALF MEN UP FOR EMMY NOD

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In what probably amounts to little more than another move to put the Charlie Sheen mess behind it, CBS and Warner Bros. TV have decided not to submit Two and a Half Men for consideration for an Emmy in the best comedy series category, Dateline.com reported on Monday. Although it has consistently pulled the top […]

FLINTSTONES TO RETURN — AND FOX HAS THEM

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Flintstones have undoubtedly been caught up in more media consolidation deals over the past half century than any other animated family — and they’re about to see more. Originally created in 1960 by the then-fledgling Hanna Barbera company, the Bedrock family moved to Taft Broadcasting in 1967 when that company acquired Hanna Barbera, then […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: KUTCHER TO REPLACE SHEEN

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after it was disclosed that Hugh Grant would not be replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher revealed that he would be. Taking to Twitter, Kutcher simultaneously demonstrated both his prowess at math — sortta — and his ability to keep his tweets short and sweet when he posted […]

REPORT: HUGH GRANT TURNED DOWN MILLIONS TO REPLACE SHEEN

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If Hugh Grant should show up on the Tonight show any time soon, Jay Leno may very put to him the same questions that he did after Grant made an appearance on his show following his lewd conduct arrest in 1995: “What the hell were you thinking?” Only this time the question would be connected […]

WARNER BROS. REVAMPING TWO AND A HALF MEN

April 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. Television is working on a “reconstruction” of Two and a Half Men that would allow it to continue without Charlie Sheen next fall, the New York Times reported today (Friday), citing an unnamed senior Warner Bros. executive. The executive insisted that despite recent signals by Sheen that he has been in talks about […]

SHEEN RANTS; MEN SHUTS DOWN

February 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days before production of Two and a Half Men was scheduled to resume, Warner Bros. TV and CBS announced that they had decided to close down the series for the rest of the season, citing “the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements” on a radio talk show and the gossip website TMZ on Thursday. In […]

REPORT: TWO AND A HALF MEN TO RESUME SHOOTING FEB. 28

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Production of CBS’s Two and a Half Men will resume on Feb. 28, published reports said on Wednesday. However, there was no official word from CBS or Warner Bros. TV that addiction specialists treating Charlie Sheen had okayed his return to the show. Sheen himself phoned in to the Dan Patrick talk radio show again […]

SHEEN READY TO RETURN TO WORK, “BUT I UNRAVEL PRETTY QUICKLY”

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Charlie Sheen did little to alleviate concerns among CBS and Warner Bros. TV executives when he called into a radio talk show on Monday to complain about his treatment. When host Dan Patrick asked whether he had a morality clause in his contract, a provision that would bar him from engaging in scandalous conduct, he […]

SHEEN ENTERS REHAB; 2 1/2 MEN GOES ON HIATUS

January 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Warner Bros. Television and CBS announced late today (Friday) that it is putting their top-rated sitcom Two and a Half Men on production hiatus, after learning that its co-star, Charlie Sheen had entered a rehabilitation facility. In a joint statement they said, “We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being and support his decision.” […]

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