New J.J. Abrams Drama Series In the Works

J.J. Abrams is developing a new drama series via his Warner Bros. TV-based Bad Robot Productions banner, Deadline has learned.
Written by Abrams, the untitled project is said to center around a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Abrams is executive producing with Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson. The project is currently being shopped with interest from multiple bidders.
Next up for the Fringe creator is psychological-horror drama series Castle Rock at Hulu…

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Voice Reigned at CES 2018, but Diversity Was Still Elusive

Every year, the Consumer Electronic Show sets the agenda for the biggest trends and gadgets. Thousands of marketers descend into the desert to discuss the tech that consumers will soon get their hands on–and what it means for brands. As technology weaves more intricately into our daily lives and consumer adoption continues to grow, CES’s…

Voice Reigned at CES 2018, but Diversity Was Still Elusive

Every year, the Consumer Electronic Show sets the agenda for the biggest trends and gadgets. Thousands of marketers descend into the desert to discuss the tech that consumers will soon get their hands on–and what it means for brands. As technology weaves more intricately into our daily lives and consumer adoption continues to grow, CES’s…

Jane Fonda, Common & Gloria Allred To Speak At Sundance Respect Rally

EXCLUSIVE: Jane Fonda, Common and Gloria Allred rarely do things by half and this weekend the frequently outspoken trio will be among the speakers at the Respect Rally set to happen at the Sundance Film Festival.
All with films at the Robert Redford founded fest this year, the two Oscar winners and the relentless attorney the heart of the Seeing Allred documentary will be joined by the likes of Daveed Diggs, Nick Offerman, Sage Trudell, Rafael Casal and Bart Powaikee…

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J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO

J.J. Abrams has written a new sci-fi drama television series that is currently the subject of a bidding war between Apple and HBO, Variety has confirmed with sources. Details of the project are being kept under tight wraps, but it would reportedly deal with a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Should the project move forward, it […]

Hugh Wilson, ‘Police Academy’ Director and ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ Creator, Dies at 74

Hugh Wilson, creator of the CBS comedies “WKRP in Cincinnati” and “Frank’s Place” and writer-director of the first “Police Academy” movie, died Jan. 14 in Charlottesville, Va. He was 74. Wilson was a writer for the “Bob Newhart Show” and “The Tony Randall Show” and won an Emmy for best comedy writing in 1988 for “Frank’s […]

State Attorneys General File Suit Over FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

WASHINGTON — State attorneys general filed lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the FCC’s repeal of most of its net neutrality rules. Other litigation was also filed by Mozilla and several public interest groups, including Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation, and Free Press, also sued. Attorneys general from 21 states and the District of Columbia, including […]

Hugh Wilson Dies: ‘WKRP In Cincinnati’ Creator Who Helmed ‘Police Academy’ & ‘First Wives Club’ Was 74

Hugh Wilson, an Emmy-winning writer-producer and WKRP in Cincinnati series creator who also directed several features including The First Wives Club and the original Police Academy, has died. He was 74. WCAV-TV Charlottesville, VA, reported that he died over the weekend in Albemarle County.
Wilson started his TV writing career on The Bob Newhart Show and The Tony Randall Show in the mid-1970s. He then created the influential sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, which aired for four…

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