Joss Whedon’s The Avengers became the fastest movie to hit $250M in domestic box office yesterday, adding another $13.613M to bring its 6-day domestic cume to an incredible $257.628M. The previous record-holder for the fastest to $250M was 2008’s “The Dark Knight” which reached that mark in 8 days. The Avengers also holds records […]
The critically-acclaimed but low-rated ABC comedy series Cougar Town has been renewed for a fourth season, but it won’t be returning to ABC. The comedy will instead premiere its fourth season on TBS:
Cougar Town, the acclaimed sitcom starring Golden Globe® nominee Courteney Cox, is moving to TBS. The top-rated network has ordered a fourth season of Cougar Town, to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has garnered the encore rights to Cougar Town’s first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC.
“Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”
The complete press release after the jump.
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DIRECTV announced today that it has ordered ten episodes of an original suspense-drama, ROGUE, starring award-winning actress Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, Crash) from leading independent studio Entertainment One Television (eOne) and Greenroom Entertainment. ROGUE marks DIRECTV’s first foray into commissioning an original drama series exclusively for its customers. Production is slated to begin in August 2012 and the series will premiere next summer 2013 on DIRECTV’s Audience Network.
The complete press release is included after the jump.
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Deadline reports that ABC has closed new two-year contracts with the stars of the hit drama Grey’s Anatomy including Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson. The new contracts would keep the actors on the show through 10 seasons–should ABC decide to renew the show past next season’s […]
Fox has picked up Tim Kring’s midseason drama Touch for a second season. The series stars Kiefer Sutherland and has been performing better in the ratings lately, after experiencing a downturn. Meanwhile, Fox has opted to cancel both The Finder as well as Alcatraz.