Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko made several announcements today about the company’s participation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Confirming that the studio will shoot ten Tournament of Champions episodes of Jeopardy! from a set adjacent to the Sony booth on the CES floor, Mosko also revealed that an additional episode will be taped, an installment of Celebrity Jeopardy! featuring Elizabeth Perkins and Tom Bergeron.
The shows, shot in high definition, will air in March 2009.
Staged readings of James R. Winker’s adaptation of The Canterbury Tales, which premiered in 1984 at the Mark Taper Forum, will be presented Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at the Rudolph Steiner Community Center Theatre in Pasadena, CA.
Presented by the Highland Hall Waldorf School Community Players, the evenings will benefit the new Highland Hall Waldorf School Performing Arts Theatre and Science Complex.
The 8:15 PM performances will boast the talents of Bruce Davison, Amy Brenneman, Brooke Smith, Elizabeth Perkins, Saul Rubinek, Bruce Weitz, Fred Goss, Jim Ortlieb and Wendie Malick.
In a statement Davison, who was part of the 1984 Canterbury Tales cast, said, “This is one of the funniest, most well-written adaptations for stage I have ever had the pleasure of performing and I am honored to do it again for this pioneering, innovative school.”
The evenings will begin at 7:30 PM with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
The Rudolph Steiner Community Center Theatre is located at 110 Martin Alley in Pasadena, CA. For tickets, priced $75 and $125, call (818) 349-1394, ext. 223 or email email@example.com. For more information go to www.highlandhall.org/Canterbury.
Source: Playbill News
Hey Elizabeth lovers, today I’ve been working so hard adding a lot of Weeds promotional and episode stills I had on my computer and finally I could add all them to the gallery. I’ll put below my favorite photos and be sure to take a look at them.
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Just one month after shattering Showtime records for original program ratings, Weeds has been renewed for two additional seasons.
Showtime revealed the renewal as part of a slew of announcements made during its Television Critics Association press tour session on Friday (July 18).
The fourth season of “Weeds” premiered in June to a first-airing audience of 1.35 million, up 64 percent from the show’s third season premiere and Showtime’s most viewed original show since at least 2004. “Weeds” has also sold well on iTunes and picked up myriad Emmy nominations, making the fifth and sixth season renewal something of a no-brainer.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences who bring us the Emmys every year have pre-released Top 10 lists of comedy and drama series in contention for the awards. The full nominees list will be out in a few weeks.
Weeds scored a spot on the comedy Top 10, along with HBO shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, both of which feel pretty irrelevant these days, and network series including Ugly Betty, The Office and Family Guy.
Five finalists from each category are expected to make the official list when the noms announced July 17. The Academy decided to do the pre-release because last year some of the info leaked ahead of time.
Top 10 Comedy Series Finalists
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Flight of the Conchords
Two and a Half Men
Elizabeth has blasted the myth the cast of drug comedy Weeds smoke real marijuana on-set – insisting producers supply them with a harmless “stunt herb”.
The star plays a suburban housewife with an illegal habit in the hit U.S. TV show.
She reveals the secret behind the substance that doubles for the drug: “It’s a combination of herbs that don’t get you stoned. If we smoked real weed, we wouldn’t get anything done over here.”
But Perkins insists the real drug is harmless and should be decriminalised: “I think it is crazy that it is illegal, and I think it is crazy that people are in jail once they get busted with small amounts of marijuana. I just don’t see it as that dangerous of a narcotic.”