Bell Media has decided that a third season of The L.A. Complex will not be getting the go-ahead.
This may well signal the end for the Canadian drama, which has always struggled to pull viewers on both Much and The CW in the US.
The CW is yet to decide whether or not to do away with the series and will hold talks with Canadian producer Epitome Pictures.
Executive producer of Epitome Pictures Stephen Sohn confirmed that they are “still exploring its options for the series,” which means the show could possibly turn up on another network. Continue reading »
Howard Stern has been confirmed to return to America’s Got Talent as a judge next season.
He will join host Nick Cannon is returning, with Howie Mandel also expected to continue next season.
“Howard Stern’s towering presence and opinions on last season’s show as a new judge made a dramatic impact and added a sharper edge to the fascinating developments on stage,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late night programming. Continue reading »
CTV has confirmed they will be producing a Canadian version of The Amazing Race.
In a special on-air message from Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, it was confirmed that a local version of the show will anchor the summer 2013 schedule on CTV.
CTV has licensed the Canadian rights from Disney-ABC Television and have enlisted the help of Insight Productions to produce the series with support from Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri’s Profiles Television.
“The Amazing Race Canada is a big show for a big network,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “Canadians deserve their own summer version, distinct from what is seen in fall and winter. With the incredible diversity, scope, beauty, and sheer land mass that Canada has to offer, The Amazing Race Canada will explore the world within Canada. It’s a perfect extension to an incredible brand, and a huge opportunity for racers, viewers, and advertisers.” Continue reading »
Former American Idol judge Steven Tyler has offered his opinion on the current crop of judges and caused a bit of controversy at the same time.
The Aerosmith frontman gave his thoughts on the supposed Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey beef, telling MTV: “They should have something going on, which is calledcamaraderie.”
He continued: “They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The fuck is that all about?” Continue reading »