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Ava DuVernay, Warner Bros. TV End Overall Deal

Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. Television are parting ways. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the prolific multihyphenate has opted to end her overall deal with the studio following the conclusion of her five-year deal. The rich pact, which DuVernay signed in late 2018, officially ends May 31. Insiders say DuVernay is expected to focus […]

Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz’s Push It Productions Inks First-Look Deal at Warner Bros. TV (Exclusive)

Wanda Sykes is getting into business with Warner Bros. TV. Push It Productions, the company founded by Sykes and Page Hurwitz, has signed a first-look deal with the studio. Push It has also hired former WBTV executive Rachel Davis as vp development. Under the two-year deal, the trio will develop both scripted and unscripted projects […]

‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Renewed for Season 2

Jennifer Hudson is staying put. Warner Bros. Discovery announced Wednesday that its freshman entry, The Jennifer Hudson Show, would be back on Fox TV Stations for a season two next fall. Hearst Television, along with other station partners, also renewed the Telepictures-produced series. With the freshly-minted EGOT as host, the syndicated show is said to […]

Greg Berlanti Bets on His Legacy With New Warner Bros. TV Megadeal

Greg Berlanti believes in the traditional studio model so much so that it’s the focal point of his new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The prolific producer, who holds the record for the most scripted originals on the air or in the works at the same time, signed a new, four-year overall deal with […]

Greg Berlanti Inks New Megadeal With Warner Bros. Discovery

It’s official: Greg Berlanti will remain at Warner Bros. Television through 2027. The new pact — it’s not an extension of his previous deal that expires in 2024 — is described as a partnership that will see Berlanti Productions serve as a mini-studio within the larger WBTV Group. Sources say the joint partnership will reward […]

Scarlett Johansson to Lead ‘Just Cause’ Series for Amazon

Scarlett Johansson will take on her first lead role in a TV series — and simultaneously revisit one of the first roles of her career. Johansson will star in and executive produce Just Cause, a limited series at Amazon’s Prime Video based on a 1992 novel by John Katzenbach. The streamer has given a straight to […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Grapples With the Cost of Cutting Pipeline Programs

As Warner Bros. TV Group underwent a round of layoffs in October, the news that garnered the most attention seemed to catch the leadership of the newly merged Warner Bros. Discovery off guard: the shuttering of WBTVG’s long-running writer and director workshops. The employees laid off as a result of the closures — workshop head […]

Warner Bros. TV Workshop Alumni React to Program’s Shutdown: “It Is the Gold Standard”

Screenwriters across the industry are mourning the long-running Warner Bros. Television Workshop, which newly merged studio Warner Bros. Discovery is shutting down after more than 40 years. “I got my first staff writing gig b/c of the WB Writers Workshop. The reason I can celebrate the release of a trailer for my movie today ties […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to Shut Down Pipeline Programs for Writers, Directors

Warner Bros. Discovery will be shutting down its long-running writers’ and directors’ television workshops at the end of the current 2022-23 season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. While they were not specifically diversity programs exclusively for participants from historically excluded backgrounds, the Warner Bros. Television Workshop was regarded as an important pipeline of opportunity for […]

‘Gilmore Girls’ Actor Scott Patterson Recalls Feeling Objectified During Season 3 Scene: “It Is Infuriating”

Scott Patterson, known for playing diner owner Luke Danes on Gilmore Girls, is opening up about a day that he didn’t enjoy while shooting the popular series. During the latest installment of I Am All In, his podcast in which he revisits creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series, Patterson discussed the season three episode entitled “Keg! Max!” […]

Local TV Giant Nexstar Seals Deal to Buy 75 Percent Stake in The CW, Reshaping Broadcast Landscape

The CW is getting new ownership. The broadcast network, currently run as a joint venture between Warner Bros. Discovery’s Warner Bros. TV and Paramount Global’s CBS Studios, is selling a 75 percent stake to the local broadcast giant Nexstar. Paramount and Warner Bros. Discovery will each retain a 12.5 percent stake in the venture. The […]

Emmys: Channing Dungey on ‘Abbott Elementary’ Breakthrough, Future of ‘Ted Lasso’

While the final seasons of ABC’s Black-ish and NBC’s This Is Us were largely snubbed, the TV Academy didn’t entirely forget about broadcast television. ABC’s freshman comedy Abbott Elementary broke through with seven Emmy nominations Tuesday, including a history-making three for creator, star and showrunner Quinta Brunson. Brunson became the first Black woman to score […]