Wednesday, July 27, 2011

From LA Examiner: 'Franklin & Bash' Renewed; Fran Drescher Talks 'Happily Divorced'; 'On Writing' With Gary Goldstein...

"Court will be in session on TNT; Franklin & Bash renewed for season two"

After weeks of holding a steady rating, and with the final few first season episodes upon them, TNT announced this morning that they have renewed Franklin & Bash for a second season... [MORE]

"Fran Drescher on why TV needs more sitcoms like Happily Divorced"

Last week was a really good week for Fran Drescher and her new TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced. Not only did their ratings rise for the current episode, but they were shooting a very special finale, as well. Drescher’s former co-star Charles Shaughnessy was on set in Studio City CA to tape his guest starring appearance. But more than that, the freshman sitcom received a twelve-episode second season renewal from the network that may be single-handedly trying to revive the traditional sitcom... [MORE]

"'On Writing' Q&A with Hallmark original movie scribe Gary Goldstein"

Gary Goldstein may be a rare breed of writer. By his own admission, the man who penned three recent Hallmark original TV movies, including The Wish List starring Jennifer Esposito and the upcoming The Cabin with Lea Thompson, is not a control freak. He is easily adaptable to formats, mediums, and limitations posed by already existing ideas. And he is able to take a story you may have heard a thousand times before and use his own sweet spin to make it unique and fun. In many ways the writer who got his start on iconic programs like Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210 still embodies that simpler storytelling; he focuses on character moments, rather than salacious twists. And that, too, can be rare in Hollywood these days... [MORE]

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