CBS is looking to its sister cable network Showtime for content to help fill its prime-time schedule as the writers strike continues in the U.S.
Speaking at the UBS Annual Global Media & Communications conference yesterday, Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corporation, cited the hit Dexter as being a likely candidate for repurposing on the broadcast network—albeit, with some edits. Weeds, Brotherhood and The Tudors are also being looked at by CBS programmers, according to reports.
Negotiations between writers and producers resumed yesterday and were scheduled to continue today. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers issued a statement at the end of the day yesterday noting that the fallout from the strike thus far “is just the tip of an iceberg of economic dislocation if an agreement cannot be reached before January.
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Just a reminder! Don’t miss tonight ELizabeth as Celia Hodes on Weeds Season Finale on Showtime at 10 PM ET/PT!! I’ll bring you tomorrow captures from the last episode of Weeds of this season!
Showtime has ordered a fourth season of the Emmy nominated comedy “Weeds.”According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new season of the Mary-Louise Parker series would go into production in April (various strikes pending) and would premiere next summer.
The show’s current third season featured an expanded roster of 15 episodes, but the new run is expected to only be the standard 13. The show’s ratings for this season have been up by 19 percent over last year, though Showtime isn’t comfortable giving out hard numbers. “Weeds” has been part of Showtime’s Monday night comedy hour with the already-renewed “Californication” this fall.
Parker won a Golden Globe in 2006 for her performance as suburban pot-dealing mom Nancy Botwin. The show’s five Emmy nominations this year included nods for Parker and co-star Elizabeth Perkins.
The season finale is scheduled for Nov. 19.
The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund will award $100,000 during its 2007-2008 scholarship program. Applications must be postmarked by February 19, 2008. Since its inception, The HTSF has awarded more than 500 scholarships totaling over one million dollars to students from across the United States. The 2008 scholarships will be awarded at the 17th annual HTSF Gala, which will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis on Saturday, May 10, 2008.
Over the past two decades the HTSF has also honored, with its Humanitarian Award, members of the Greek community who are role models for its students to emulate including Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, News Anchors Ernie Anastos, Thalia Assuras and Alexis Christoforous, Actress Marilu Henner, Actor/Singer Constantine Maroulis, CSI:NY star Melina Kanakaredes, daytime drama star John Aniston, Director Nick Cassavetes, Meteorologist Nick Gregory, Emmy winner Michael Chiklis, NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas, Emmy winning Actress Tina Fey, Jim Gianopulos — Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, CSI:Miami star Sofia Milos, Businessmen Thomas O’Brien and Nicholas Bouras, Humanitarian Tita Scandalis-Monti, The Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins, Star Trek’s Marina Sirtis, Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas, and others.
For further information on the HTSF or to obtain an application, visit: www.htsf.org