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What’s cooler than building a tiny house in a tree? Getting a TV show about it.

A custom treehouse in Fayette County will be featured in a television show on Animal Planet Friday. Treehouse builder Django Kroner and his team at The Canopy Crew, are the focus of a new television pilot, “Canopy Kings,” which airs at 10 p.m. Sept. 22. Kroner said he couldn’t divulge details about the treehouse featured […]

Talking Heads Are the Salt and Fat Diet of Television News

Guess you’ve noticed: There are no politicians on the politics-obsessed cable news channels. Instead, there are journalists talking about politicians and politics; rafts of journalists organized into “panels” to comment, in seconds, on events. Twenty years ago, it was different. So much so that I started a television program with the avowed intention of letting […]

Rams open this week’s revised NFL television schedule in St. Louis

Games scheduled to be televised in the St. Louis market for Week 3 of the NFL season: THURSDAY 7:30 p.m. • Rams at 49ers, NFL Network SUNDAY Noon • Steelers at Bears, KMOV (4) Noon • Falcons at Lions, KTVI (2) (replaces Bucs-Vikings) 3:25 • Chiefs at Chargers, KMOV (4) 7:30 • Raiders at Redskins, KSDK (5) […]

‘Search Party,’ ‘The Deuce,’ ‘SWAT,’ Shawn Ryan Set for New York Television Festival

The Season 2 premiere of “Search Party,” a panel on the production of “The Deuce,” and keynotes with showrunner Shawn Ryan, Jordan Klepper and TBS programming chief Brett Weitz are among the events set for the 13th annual New York Television Festival next month. The sophomore year of TBS’ quirky mystery-comedy “Search Party” and the […]

Jordan Peele Producing Nazi Hunters Drama Series For Sonar Entertainment

Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner are behind The Hunt, a hot drama series spec being shopped by Sonar Entertainment, garnering interest from cable and streaming networks. Written by David Weil (Moonfall) and inspired by true events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on […]

Sean Penn launches into television with Hulu’s space drama ‘The First’

Two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn is the latest movie star to take his acting chops to the small screen. The “Milk” and “Mystic River” Oscar winner will star in Hulu’s upcoming space drama “The First” from “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon, the streaming service announced Wednesday. Penn has guested on several TV shows throughout his celebrated career (“Ellen,” “Friends,” […]

Megyn Kelly says she’d have Trump on her new daytime television show

Megyn Kelly said Wednesday she would have President Trump as a guest on her new daytime television show. “Definitely. I would not say ‘no’ to the sitting president of the United States,” Kelly told Ellen Degeneres of her new program, “Megyn Kelly Today,” ahead of its debut on NBC on Sept. 25. Degeneres, a public […]

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost partner with Sony Pictures Television

This s–t just got real! It was announced Wednesday that Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a minority stake in U.K.-based Stolen Picture and signed an exclusive television distribution deal. Stolen Picture, the new production banner founded by Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, will produce television, film, and digital projects geared toward a global audience […]

How Gossip Girl changed the way we talk about television

<![CDATA[ */ ]]> If you watched Gossip Girl from 2007-2012, then you’ll know it was The Greatest Show of Our Time. Silly, ridiculous, insider-y, and deeply New York, Gossip Girl was a show that lived and died on its in jokes. For so many of the show’s viewers, talking about this ridiculous Rich Kids of […]

Electus Promotes John Pollak to Prez of Worldwide TV, International …

Electus has promoted veteran executive John Pollak to the role of president of world television and international. Pollak, who has served as president of Electus International since 2012, will now oversee the global rollout of Electus’ scripted and unscripted content, including development, production and current programming, as well as international co-productions and deficit-financing of scripted […]