Saturday, January 5, 2013

CTAM TCA Talk: Sundance Announces 'The Writer's Room'; Jenny McCarthy Previews New Talk Show...

Sundance Channel has picked up a series that LA TV Insider Examiner personally has wanted to pitch for years. The Writer's Room, partnering with Entertainment Weekly, will be a six-episode half-hour talk show that takes viewers inside the writers' rooms of the television shows that are defining pop culture today... [MORE]

"VH1 TCA Talk: Jenny McCarthy aims for Playboy After Dark tone with talk show"

Jenny McCarthy spent fifteen years with a studio behind her, in one hold deal or another, trying to develop a vehicle for herself, she reminded television critics, LA TV Insider Examiner included, during the TCA tour in Los Angeles earlier today. She ended up in development on a daytime talk show that never really came to fruition, which she spun into a positive thing, noting she would feel "pigeonholed" or "handcuffed" in daytime. Though McCarthy has authored a number of books on motherhood and health and the like, which is perfect daytime fodder, she is eager to have the opportunity to embrace her inner "dirty girl" in late night now, on VH1. Her The Jenny McCarthy Project talk show, then, should be considered more akin to "Jen-X: Jenny McCarthy's Open Book"... [MORE]

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