Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fox Acquires 'Guys And Dolls' Rights, Second Chances: Retooled Pilots, TV Casting Report, NBCU's "Digital.Amplified"

Fox Acquires 'Guys And Dolls' Rights, Second Chances: Retooled Pilots, TV Casting Report, NBCU's "Digital.Amplified"

Fox Seals ‘Guys And Dolls’ Rights

Fox has closed movie rights to the 1955 hit musical and wants Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to fill the roles created onscreen by Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra; no writer or director is yet attached. (DH)

Betting on That Second Chance: Networks Roll the Dice the Second Time Around on Retooled Pilots

SSN’s look at the 2013 pilot season’s second chance candidates. (SSN)

TV Castings For 4/24/13: Giovanni Ribisi, Robin Givens, Brad Paisley & More

A look at recent casting moves. (SSN)

NBC Universal Adds 24/7 Game Show and More Digital-Enhanced Programming

A preview of NBCU’s digital initiatives via its planned "Digital.Amplified" presentation this evening, separate from next week’s NewFronts. (AA)

J.J. Abrams Explains Why 'Star Trek' Has To Be Sexy

EW’s take on Abrams’ recent Playboy interview where the director is mum on Star Wars but forthcoming on Star Trek Into Darkness. (EW)

Tribune Taps NBCU Exec Dana Zimmer as President of Distribution

The former Comcast executive starts May 13 and will report to Peter Liguori. (VAR)

Jaguar's 12-Minute Film Starring 'Homeland' Actor Damian Lewis

Jaguar goes the extra mile for its latest branded content push with the 12-minute short film Desire arriving as Jaguar launches its first new sports car since 1963. (AA)

The Sundance Kid Grows Up

The 17 year old Sundance Channel, now owned by AMC Networks, expands its programming niche with hits Top of the Lake and Rectify. (GRANT)

'Idol' Panic: Secret Plot to Replace Mariah Carey With Jennifer Lopez Fails

Idol execs deny insider allegations that a plan to replace Carey with Lopez, in the face of dwindling 18-49 demo ratings and total viewers, was felled by threat of legal action by Carey. (THR)

Golf Channel Tees Up Live Streaming TV Everywhere App

Comcast, Cablevision, Dish Network, Mediacom, Verizon, Suddenlink, and FiOS TV subscribers will be able to watch live programming and video via iPhone, iPad and Android devices. (FC)


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