November 18, 2013 |
The proposed spinoff of the long-running CBS hit "How I Met Your Mother" has taken another step closer to appearing on TV screens next fall. The network has ordered up a pilot for the series, titled "How I Met Your Dad. " According to Deadline, CBS has green-lighted the pilot from "How I Met Your Mother" creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, as well as "Up All Night" creator Emily Spivey. The series wouldn't follow any of the characters from "How I Met Your Mother," instead following a new group of characters.
November 15, 2013 |
Miami police are investigating how a man fell out of a plane 2,000 feet above the ocean Thursday. About 1:30 p.m., a pilot reported that the door of his Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft was open and that somebody had fallen out, Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Spc. Mark Barney told the Los Angeles Times. Police were interviewing the pilot, Miami Police Department spokesman Det. Javier Baez told The Times. Baez said he did not know whether it was a suicide, but the original report that he received said it was either a fall or a jump. The incident happened about 8 miles southeast of the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, Barney said.
November 13, 2013 |
NBC can't shake its Maya Rudolph infatuation. The peacock network has ordered a pilot for a new prime-time variety series that will feature the "Saturday Night Live" graduate as its topliner, the network confirmed. It's a project Rudolph had been pushing for months after the cancellation of vexed comedy "Up All Night," in which she was a key cast member. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The variety show pairs Rudolph with an old boss once more. She will serve as executive producer along with "SNL" mastermind and "Up All Night" producer Lorne Michaels -- as well as Erin David ("Up All Night")
November 6, 2013 |
Fox has officially ordered the pilot for "Fatrick," which is backed by a hefty comedy lineup. The show is written by "Dont Trust the B---- in Apt 23" creator Nahnatchka Khan and Corey Nickerson (co-executive producer of "Apt 23", "The Crazy Ones") and directed by Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash ("The Descendants," "The Way Way Back"). The four will also executive-produce the series. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers The network had made a pilot production commitment in August to the project.
November 4, 2013 |
It was Mike Robinson's 937th skydive and his very first "freak" accident. One moment, the 64-year-old skydiving instructor was clinging to a plane over Wisconsin on Saturday at sunset, ready to jump with eight others. All nine were on two Cessnas cruising in close formation, with all but two jumpers already outside the fuselage, preparing to leap. The next moment, the planes collided in midair. A wing on Robinson's plane was severed, his Cessna caught fire, and everyone plummeted toward the earth from 12,000 feet.
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October 30, 2013 |
The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes so tightly that his right arm was torn from its socket. When he passed out from pain, the ropes were briefly loosened until the ordeal could start yet again. Now, with his jailers ordering him to do a propaganda broadcast, J. Robinson Risner, in the solitude of his cell, tried to destroy his voice.
October 23, 2013 |
Sarah Silverman, the comic and comedienne, has posted her 2012 unsold NBC pilot, "Susan: 313," online for the world to see. (Warning: Some expletives are used in a postscript to Silverman's intro to the show.) It's up on the YouTube channel Jash , self-described as "a comedy network made up of the world's top comedians: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts. " "Failed pilot" is the phrase typically used to refer to these castoffs, raised with some care only to be made a footnote in a welter of intersecting careers.
October 19, 2013 |
BEIRUT - Nine Lebanese hostages freed after being held by Syrian rebels for more than a year arrived to a tumultuous welcome in Beirut late Saturday, capping a complex deal that also resulted in the release of two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon and the reported freeing of scores of prisoners from Syrian jails. About an hour after the nine ex-hostages were mobbed by relatives and other well-wishers at a VIP lounge at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport, images on Turkish television showed an aircraft carrying the two Turkish Airlines pilots arriving at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
October 15, 2013 |
In a step to help attract more television production, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure to waive fees for producers who shoot television pilots in the city. The council Tuesday unanimously supported the resolution, which has been backed by industry trade groups and by Mayor Eric Garcetti, who has declared so-called fighting runaway production one of his top priorities. Garcetti, who must approve the measure before it takes effect, co-authored the original resolution last June, along with Councilmember Paul Krekorian.
October 11, 2013 |
Attention Harry Potter fans: CBS is giving you a rare chance to check out Rupert Grint's American TV debut in the unaired pilot of the comedy "Super Clyde. " It's not often that a TV show pilot not picked up by the network gets a chance to be seen by the public at large. Especially a half-hour comedy that has no chance of being repurposed as a TV movie. But series creator Greg Garcia, whose "The Millers" also airs on CBS, pushed to get people to see his other comedy show, which will never have a chance to compete for ratings.