All posts by Daniel Holloway

WarnerMedia in Talks With Bob Greenblatt for Possible Roll Overseeing HBO, Turner

WarnerMedia is in talks with veteran television executive Bob Greenblatt for a possible roll overseeing the company’s television-programming operations, including HBO and Turner. Word of Greenblatt’s possible new role comes just days after the Justice Department’s last challenge to the acquisition of the former Time Warner by AT&T was rejected by a federal appeals court. […]

‘Empire’ Producers Consider Suspending Jussie Smollett (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox is considering removing Jussie Smollett from production on “Empire.” Sources close to the production told Variety that producers are weighing whether to suspend the actor after he was charged Wednesday in Chicago with filing a false police report. A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television, which produces the series, declined to comment. On Jan. 29, […]

Roadside Attractions Acquires Drama Pilot ‘The Golden Cage’

Roadside Attractions Television has acquired one-hour drama pilot “The Golden Cage.” Described as a female-driven Wall Street thriller, the project hails from writer Oskar Nordmark. Darryl Taja (pictured) will serve as executive producer through his Epidemic Pictures. Adam Rodin will also exec produce. Nordmark created the series and will serve as co-executive producer. Roadside Attractions’ […]

HBO Stands Behind Michael Jackson Doc ‘Leaving Neverland’: ‘It Will Air as Planned’

HBO is sticking with its decision to release a controversial documentary about Michael Jackson in the face of criticism from the late pop singer’s estate. “It doesn’t change our plans,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys told Variety Friday. “We announced the air date. It will air as planned.” Earlier Friday, the Jackson estate sent a […]

Jussie Smollett’s Family Condemns Assault: ‘This Was a Hate Crime’

Jussie Smollett’s family issued a statement Thursday calling the alleged attack that the actor suffered early Tuesday morning “a racial and homophobic hate crime.” Read the full statement from a representative of the family below. (More to come.) “In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie, was the victim of […]

NBC Orders Drama Pilots ‘Emergence,’ ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

NBC has ordered pilots for dramas “Emergence” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” ABC Studios’ “Emergence hails from writers and executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. The project is described as a character-driven genre thriller that centers around a sheriff who takes in a young child that she finds near the site of a mysterious accident […]