Broadcast Series Order Volume Plummets More Than 50% in Coronavirus-Ravaged Pilot Season

Broadcast Series Order Volume Plummets More Than 50% in Coronavirus-Ravaged Pilot Season Like virtually all aspects of the entertainment industry, the volume of broadcast series orders took a massive hit this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic shut down the ...

Canada Finds a Way Forward Without U.S. Shows to Rely On

Canada Finds a Way Forward Without U.S. Shows to Rely On As Hollywood gets into gear with decreased pilots and staggered production, Canadian broadcasters that typically rely on U.S. programming acquisitions to anchor their fall schedules have also faced a ...

Here’s the Complete Fall 2020 TV Schedule for All 5 Broadcast Networks

Here’s the Complete Fall 2020 TV Schedule for All 5 Broadcast Networks Updated Thursday at 12:07 pm Pt with changes made to ABC’s Wednesday schedule. Due to continuing questions about when and how production will ramp again amid the pandemic, broadcast networks started ...

Broadcast Bets on Co-Productions in Age of Coronavirus

Broadcast Bets on Co-Productions in Age of Coronavirus Co-productions and outside studio purchases in broadcast television have become rarer in recent years, but they are likely to increase for the 2020-’21 television season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Small Batch of New Broadcast Series for 2020-21 Boasts Increased Inclusion

Small Batch of New Broadcast Series for 2020-21 Boasts Increased Inclusion The 2020-21 television season is shaping up to be unprecedented. Normally at this time of year, approximately three dozen new scripted shows have been announced across the Big Five broadcast ...

Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua Team on Runaway Slave Thriller ‘Emancipation’

Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua Team on Runaway Slave Thriller ‘Emancipation’ Will Smith will star in the thriller “Emancipation,” which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, sources tell Variety. William N. Collage penned the script, based on the true story of Peter, a runaway ...

Pilot Season 2020: CBS TV Studios Is Latest To Pay Casts & Extend Options On Pilots Suspended Due To Covid-19

Pilot Season 2020: CBS TV Studios Is Latest To Pay Casts & Extend Options On Pilots Suspended Due To Covid-19 A month ago, several TV studios, including Disney TV Studios, Warner Bros. TV and Universal TV, started to pay actors on broadcast pilots, which could not be produced because of the coronavirus ...

10 Action-Thrillers To Watch If You Love The Equalizer Movies

10 Action-Thrillers To Watch If You Love The Equalizer Movies Adapted from the 1980s TV show of the same name, The Equalizer from 2014 and its sequel from 2018 provided star Denzel Washington with a unique opportunity to show his action movie skills off in a ...

‘Clarice’: Elizabeth Klaviter Named Showrunner, Partners With Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet On New CBS Series

‘Clarice’: Elizabeth Klaviter Named Showrunner, Partners With Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet On New CBS Series Exclusive: The Resident executive producer Elizabeth Klaviter has joined the newly picked-up CBS drama series Clarice, from Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, as executive producer/showrunner. Klaviter ...

Broadcast Nets Bet On IP, Proven Showrunners & Big Stars In New Series Orders Amid Derailed Pilot Season

Broadcast Nets Bet On IP, Proven Showrunners & Big Stars In New Series Orders Amid Derailed Pilot Season The 2020 pilot season has remained unfinished business, with pilots ordered but not filmed. And yet, under most extraordinary circumstances, amid a global pandemic that has upended the lives of ...

Marc Guggenheim Scripting Spider-Man Universe Heroine ‘Jackpot’ Movie For Sony Pictures

Marc Guggenheim Scripting Spider-Man Universe Heroine ‘Jackpot’ Movie For Sony Pictures Exclusive: Sony Pictures is determined to expand its Marvel Spider-Man universe headlined by a female superhero. The studio has Marc Guggenheim writing the script for Jackpot, a feature about a crime ...

How Coronavirus Has Broadcast TV Networks Stretching Their Horizons for Fall Schedules

How Coronavirus Has Broadcast TV Networks Stretching Their Horizons for Fall Schedules With the forced production shutdown creeping into summer, the fall broadcast television schedule is being significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For the major broadcast networks, one ...

All-Star Athletes Filming Documentary About Coronavirus Sports Shutdown From Chris Paul, Brian Grazer, Antoine Fuqua (Exclusive)

All-Star Athletes Filming Documentary About Coronavirus Sports Shutdown From Chris Paul, Brian Grazer, Antoine Fuqua (Exclusive) Superstar athletes from every discipline are currently filming a documentary about the devastating impact that coronavirus has had on sports, Variety can report exclusively. The project was conceived ...

B Positive, The Equalizer, Clarice: CBS Releases New 2020-21 Series Teaser Videos

B Positive, The Equalizer, Clarice: CBS Releases New 2020-21 Series Teaser Videos What's fresh at CBS? The network just released teasers for their upcoming new TV shows for the 2020-21 season: B Positive, The Equalizer, and Clarice. From Chuck Lorre, B Positive stars Thomas ...

CBS Plans Business as Usual Fall Schedule, With NCIS Among 20 Returning Series

CBS Plans Business as Usual Fall Schedule, With NCIS Among 20 Returning Series While Fox and The CW have already announced the bulk of their returning scripted series have been pushed to 2021, CBS is taking a different approach. The network on Tuesday unveiled its Fall 2020 ...

CBS Plans New and Returning TV Shows for Fall 2020 Premieres Despite Coronavirus

CBS Plans New and Returning TV Shows for Fall 2020 Premieres Despite Coronavirus CBS is placing its bets on getting production back up and running for the fall 2020 TV season. The network announced two new shows will debut in the fall, The Equalizer with Queen Latifah and B ...

CBS Fall Schedule: Chuck Lorre’s ‘B Positive’ to Air After ‘Young Sheldon’

CBS Fall Schedule: Chuck Lorre’s ‘B Positive’ to Air After ‘Young Sheldon’ Despite the ongoing impact from the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered production across the entire TV industry, CBS is tentatively going ahead with a normal-looking fall schedule. The network ...

CBS Boss On Fate Of Remaining Pilots, Decision Not To Go Forward With ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ & ‘Fun’

CBS Boss On Fate Of Remaining Pilots, Decision Not To Go Forward With ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ & ‘Fun’ CBS has been the most proactive among the Big 3 networks in making decisions on pilots coming off a 2020 pilot season decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. It has made calls on five projects, picking ...

CBS “Fall” 2020 Schedule: Minimal Changes As Network Hopes For Summer Production Restart, ‘S.W.A.T.’ Held

CBS “Fall” 2020 Schedule: Minimal Changes As Network Hopes For Summer Production Restart, ‘S.W.A.T.’ Held Any other year, CBS’ 2020-21 schedule would be considered very conservative, with three nights left intact and the other three undergoing only minor changes, including adding two new series, drama The ...

CBS Fall Schedule Banks on 20 Returning Favorites; Clarice and S.W.A.T. on Hold for Midseason

CBS Fall Schedule Banks on 20 Returning Favorites; Clarice and S.W.A.T. on Hold for Midseason CBS is the latest broadcast network (following Fox and The CW) to unveil its coronavirus-delayed game plan for the 2020-21 TV season, and it appears the Eye network is taking a business-as-usual ...

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