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  1. Fox orders downsizing reality series

    10:21 pm 4/7/2009

    Fox has ordered a one-hour unscripted series that turns real-life company layoffs into a reality contest. The show's working title is "Someone's Gotta Go."Read more

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  2. Unilever pacts for 'Maneater' sponsorship

    9:19 pm 4/7/2009

    Unilever has secured a presenting sponsorship of Lifetime's upcoming miniseries "Maneater" in a deal that the CPG giant hopes will lead to massive exposure for its Vaseline Aloe Fresh brand.Read more

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  3. Nickelodeon orders two live-action pilots

    9:00 pm 4/7/2009

    Nickelodeon is stepping up its live-action comedy efforts with two pilots. The cable network has greenlighted an untitled surfing show from producer Tommy Lynch and "Telepathic," from Conan O'Brien's Conaco Prods.Read more

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  4. A&E on hunt for 'Fugitive'

    9:00 pm 4/7/2009

    After building a reality brand with series including "Intervention" and "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and venturing into scripted drama with "The Cleaner," A&E is blending the two genres with "The Fugitive Chronicles," a new hybrid docu-drama series.Read more

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  5. NALIP sets 10th anniversary conference

    8:52 pm 4/7/2009

    The National Association of Latino Independent Producers will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a weekend conference about trends in Latino media from April 17-19 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif., presented by HBO and the National Latino Media Council.Read more

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  6. Leah Remini joins ABC's 'Home'

    8:31 pm 4/7/2009

    Leah Remini has been tapped to star on ABC's comedy pilot "Don't Try This at Home," playing a newspaper editor married to Matthew Lillard.Read more

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  7. SAG task force updated on contract talks

    7:13 pm 4/7/2009

    The wheels of progress continue to turn, ever so slowly, on the labor front. But don't expect any breakthroughs before the Screen Actors Guild's next national board meeting set for April 18-19.Read more

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  8. Fox orders downsizing reality series

    6:05 pm 4/7/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f0d812d970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Layoffs" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156f0d812d970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f0d812d970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 257px; height: 235px;" /></a>&quot;You&#39;re fired&quot; -- but for real. </p><p>Fox has ordered a one-hour unscripted series that turns real-life company layoffs into a reality contest. </p><p>The show&#39;s working title is Someone&#39;s Gotta Go. Employees arecalled to a meeting and informed there will be layoffs, but with areality show twist: The staff will be allowed to determine who is fired. </p><p>The employees will have access to the company&#39;sinternal information -- budgets, HR files, salaries, etc. -- to helpmake their decision. </p><p>It&#39;s the anti-Apprentice: Instead of contestants vying for a dream job, they&#39;re fighting to keep the lousy one they already have.</p>Read more

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  9. Comedy Central pacts for stand-up specials

    4:07 pm 4/7/2009

    Comedy Central has inked a multiyear multiplatform deal with Levity Entertainment for a series of stand-up specials.Read more

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  10. Tracey Ullman honored by BAFTA

    2:58 pm 4/7/2009

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will honor Tracey Ullman with its first-ever BAFTA/LA Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy.Read more

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