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2006-08-14 02:56:20

By John Gaudiosi SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) - Games based on movies are common, but only recently have interactive entertainment companies turned to TV shows for their inspiration. Mobile game publisher Gameloft, one of the leaders in this genre, is set to confirm Monday (August 14) an exclusive multiyear agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on ABC's hit series "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives." The first games from the...

2006-08-04 07:29:58

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Judy Davis, Sam Waterston and Anne Heche are among the long list of actors who have signed on to star in episodes of ABC's upcoming anthology series "Masters of Science Fiction." Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, John Hurt, Sean Astin and Brian Dennehy also have signed on to star in installments of the six-episode series, which is based on short stories by some of the sci-fi genre's top writers. The hour-long show is set to air...

2006-07-19 17:55:52

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of serialized hits like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," the major U.S. TV networks are launching a new wave of shows this fall designed to lure viewers with week-to-week cliff-hangers. Some critics, however, are questioning the networks' strategy, given that millions of TV fans who got hooked on such shows last season were left hanging when several of those programs were canceled or failed to win renewal. A spirited...

2006-07-19 15:14:17

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of serialized hits like "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," the major U.S. TV networks are launching a new wave of shows this fall designed to lure viewers with week-to-week cliff-hangers. Some critics, however, are questioning the networks' strategy, given that millions of TV fans who got hooked on such shows last season were left hanging when several of those programs got canceled or failed to win renewal. A spirited...

2006-07-06 15:34:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC's hot new medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" joined veteran Fox thriller "24" among the top Emmy Award nominees unveiled on Thursday under new rules designed to welcome fresh faces and underdogs to the race for U.S. television's highest honors. "Grey's Anatomy" earned 11 nominations overall, and "24" landed in 12 categories to become the most-nominated single series among the shows vying for Emmys. Both will compete for best drama where two...

2006-07-03 19:00:24

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tony Soprano and his thugs will be back, looking to grab a piece of the action, and "The West Wing" politicians will make one last bid for re-election when the Emmy Award nominations are handed out on Thursday. Both are likely to share the spotlight with a fresh crop of TV doctors, firefighters, a kid named Chris and an ex-con named Earl, thanks to Emmy rule changes aimed at giving newcomers and underdogs a better shot at U.S. television's...

2006-06-16 14:58:29

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC and Fox are finally reaping the rewards of mega-hits "Desperate Housewives" and "American Idol," pulling in higher prices for prime-time commercials after weeks of halting talks with advertisers. Broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox typically start their annual bargaining sessions with advertisers soon after unveiling their upcoming prime-time schedules in May, booking 70 percent to 80 percent of the new season's commercial time. At this...

2006-06-02 02:07:53

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a red-hot second season, the "Grey's Anatomy" cast is getting a little extra green from the show's producer. Sources said Touchstone Television recently handed out $200,000 bonuses to each of the show's principal cast members, including Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, James Pickens Jr., T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Chandra Wilson, Isaiah Washington, Justin Chambers and Kate Walsh. But sources close to key cast...

2006-05-18 04:43:45

By Alex Woodson NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - As the major networks unveil their fall schedules this week, television writers and producers took advantage of the high-profile events Wednesday to express concern about product placement deals, an increasingly popular way for broadcasters to boost revenues. "These deals do not take writers into consideration, and we believe this is unacceptable," Writers Guild of America West president Patric Verrone said at a news conference attended...

2006-05-08 14:26:46

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the battle for Sunday's top primetime show, "Grey's Anatomy" beat out fellow ABC drama "Desperate Housewives." "Grey's" averaged 21.7 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/23 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary ratings estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Its Big Three competition didn't offer much of a fight at 10 p.m., with a repeat of "CSI: NY" (10.4 million, 3.3/8) and a new "Crossing Jordan" (10.5...


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