Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with “All Rise” and “David Makes Man” Executive Producer





Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with “All Rise” and “David Makes Man” Executive Producer and Writer Dee Harris-Lawrence
This is WBTVG’s first overall pact with Harris-Lawrence and her first with any studio.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal With “All Rise” And “David Makes Man” Executive Producer and Writer Dee Harris-Lawrence

(Burbank, CA) Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive multiyear overall deal with “All Rise” and “David Makes Man” executive producer and writer Dee Harris-Lawrence. This is WBTVG’s first overall pact with Harris-Lawrence and her first with any studio. Per Studio practice, terms were not disclosed.

The newly signed agreement continues WBTVG’s relationship with Harris-Lawrence, who serves as executive producer and showrunner of the Studio’s acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning lyrical drama “David Makes Man” for OWN, as well as executive producer/co-showrunner of the CBS drama “All Rise.”

Under terms of the deal, Harris-Lawrence will continue on “All Rise” and “David Makes Man,” both of which are in production on their second seasons, and will also develop, create and produce new scripted programming for the Studio. This includes dramas, comedies and potential longform projects for streaming services (including WarnerMedia’s HBO Max) and cable, as well as the broadcast networks.

Dee Harris Lawrence said: “I am thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Warner Bros. They’ve been collaborative and supportive on both “David Makes Man” and “All Rise,” and I am looking forward to the next chapter of creating new content and amplifying visionary storytelling.”

For her work on the critically acclaimed first season of “David Makes Man,” Harris-Lawrence and the show’s creative team won the prestigious Peabody Award and were nominated for both a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Drama and an IFP Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Long Format. “David Makes Man” was also named to several critics’ year-end “best of television” lists for 2019, including Time Magazine. Season one of “David Makes Man” can currently be streamed on HBO Max, and “All Rise” season two airs Mondays at 9/8c on CBS.

Prior to joining “All Rise” and “David Makes Man,” Harris-Lawrence was co-executive producer and writer on “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,” “Shots Fired” and “Star.” Before that, she served in the same capacity on series such as “Zoo,” “Detroit 1-8-7” and “Saving Grace,” starring Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter. Her other writing credits include “Any Day Now,” for which she won a PRISM Award; “Kevin Hill,” starring Taye Diggs; “New York Undercover” and more.

She is represented by Rain Management Group and Gordon M. Bobb at Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.



Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with Emmy Award Winner Cord Jefferson





Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with Emmy Award Winner Cord Jefferson
Under terms of the deal, Jefferson will create, develop and produce original programming to be produced by the Studio, including drama series, comedies, longform, and unscripted projects for all platforms.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal With Emmy Award Winner Cord Jefferson (“Watchmen”)

Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with acclaimed Emmy-winning writer/producer Cord Jefferson (“Watchmen”). The agreement with WBTVG marks Jefferson’s first studio overall pact. Per Studio practice, terms were not disclosed.

The agreement continues Jefferson’s relationship with WBTVG and WarnerMedia, as he most recently was an executive story editor and writer for the landmark Emmy-winning HBO limited series “Watchmen,” produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Under terms of the deal, Jefferson will create, develop and produce original programming to be produced by the Studio, including drama series, comedies, longform, and unscripted projects for all platforms. This includes projects for HBO Max, HBO and other WarnerMedia-affiliated outlets, as well as external streaming services, premium and basic cable channels, and the five broadcast networks.

Under this pact, Jefferson plans to create thoughtful character dramas and comedies, as well as affecting unscripted projects, a callback to his roots as a journalist.

Jefferson co-wrote (with Damon Lindelof) the critically beloved “This Extraordinary Being” episode of “Watchmen” and went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. Jefferson was also nominated for the USC Scripter Award for Television and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the episode. And as part of the “Watchmen” series writing team, he won the Writers Guild Award for Best New Series and was nominated for Best Drama Series.

In addition to “Watchmen,” Jefferson’s writing credits include HBO’s “Succession,” NBC’s “The Good Place” and Netflix’s “Master of None.” He won the Writers Guild Award in 2020 for Best Drama Series as part of the “Succession” writing team, and was previously nominated for the Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy Series as part of the team for “The Good Place” in 2019 and “Master of None” in 2018. For his “Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy” episode of “The Good Place,” he won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

Jefferson is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham



Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with Patrisse Cullors





Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with Artist, Author, Political Strategist and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder & Executive Director Patrisse Cullors
Under terms of the wide-ranging content partnership, Cullors will develop and produce original programming for all platforms: streaming services, cable, and the five broadcast networks.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal With Artist, Author, Political Strategist and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder & Executive Director Patrisse Cullors

Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive, multi-year overall deal with artist, author, political strategist, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder & Executive Director Patrisse Cullors. This marks Cullors’ first pact with Warner Bros. and her first studio overall agreement. Per Studio practice, terms were not disclosed.

Under terms of the wide-ranging content partnership, Cullors will develop and produce original programming for all platforms: streaming services, cable, and the five broadcast networks. This includes but is not limited to live-action scripted drama and comedy series; longform/event series; unscripted docuseries; animated programming for co-viewing among kids, young adults and families; and original digital content.

For the last 20 years, Cullors has been on the frontlines of criminal justice reform and advocating for Black lives. Since co-founding the global Black Lives Matter social movement seven years ago in 2013, she has become one of the most influential thought leaders in American public life, focusing long-overdue attention on racial inequity throughout society and leading a global campaign against anti-Black racism. Through this agreement, WBTVG and Cullors will collaborate on programming that will amplify the work of the Black Lives Matter movement and will create further opportunities for prominent Black storytelling.

Quote from Patrisse Cullors: “Black voices, especially Black voices who have been historically marginalized, are important and integral to today’s storytelling. Our perspective and amplification is necessary and vital to helping shape a new narrative for our families and communities. I am committed to uplifting these stories in my new creative role with the Warner Bros. family. As a long time community organizer and social justice activist, I believe that my work behind the camera will be an extension of the work I’ve been doing for the last twenty years. I look forward to amplifying the talent and voices of other Black creatives through my work.”

The agreement continues WBTVG’s long-standing commitment to collaborate with singular creators and distinctive voices, and to support their storytelling vision by taking advantage of the artistic freedoms that the Studio can provide – producing series for HBO Max, HBO and other WarnerMedia-affiliated channels, as well as external platforms not affiliated with the company.

Artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker Patrisse Cullors is a Los Angeles native, co-founder and executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and founder of the Los Angeles-based grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now. Cullors’ work for Black Lives Matter recently received recognition in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 list and TIME Magazine’s 2020 list of the 100 Women of the Year. Cullors is a New York Times Best Selling author of “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” (2018). She is also the faculty director of a new Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA program that she developed at Arizona’s Prescott College. Cullors is a former staff writer at Freeform’s “Good Trouble” television series, as well as an actress on the show. For the last 20 years, Cullors has been on the frontlines of criminal justice reform and led Reform LA Jails’ “Yes on R” campaign, a ballot initiative that passed by a 73% landslide victory in March 2020.

Cullors is repped by CAA, 3 Arts, Sarah Weichel, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman



Warner Bros. Animation Announce Preschool Action-Adventure Comedy Series “Batwheels”





Warner Bros. Animation Announce Preschool Action-Adventure Comedy Series “Batwheels” in Production for Cartoon Network and HBO Max
The upcoming series will air on Cartoon Network and HBO Max, as well as globally across all Cartoon Network platforms.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
KYAC/Warner Bros. Animation Announce Preschool Action-Adventure Comedy Series “Batwheels” in Production for Cartoon Network and HBO Max

(Burbank, CA) – Buckle up and put on your capes! Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is beginning production on “Batwheels,” a preschool animated action-adventure comedy series starring the most heroic and iconic vehicles from the DC universe. The upcoming series will air on Cartoon Network and HBO Max, as well as globally across all Cartoon Network platforms.

“‘Batwheels’ is the perfect show to headline our new foray into preschool,” said Tom Ascheim, President, Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC). “I can’t wait for all the aspiring super heroes out there to meet this whole new batch of crime-fighters.”

They are a team of incredible crimefighters who have banded together to oppose evil, combat crime and clean up the streets of Gotham City. They are… okay, they’re NOT Batman and Robin. They’re the Batwheels – an awesome group of sentient super-powered crime-fighting vehicles defending Gotham City alongside Batman, Robin, Batgirl and a host of DC Super Heroes.

Having just been created by the Batcomputer, our heroes are essentially kids with little to no life experience. Led by Bam (The Batmobile), the Batwheels – Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Red (The Redbird), Jett (The Batwing) and Buff (The Bat Truck) – must navigate the growing pains of being a newly formed super team as well as the growing pains that come with just being a kid. This relatable and aspirational series will follow the journey of this dynamic team as they thrill and entertain with their heroic adventures as well as demonstrate to kids the value of self-confidence, friendship and teamwork.

Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios said: “From ‘Batman: The Animated Series to Teen Titans Go!,’ superhero storytelling has definitely been one of our superpowers here at Warner Bros. Animation. We are so excited to bring that expertise over to the preschool space and take something that all kids love, cool vehicles, and give it a turbo boost with Batman!”

“Batwheels” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) serves as executive producer. Michael G. Stern (“Doc McStuffins”) serves as co-executive producer, Simon J. Smith (“Baymax Dreams”) is supervising producer and Steven Fink of Bang Zoom Ltd. is producer.

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include “Animaniacs” for Hulu, “Green Eggs and Ham” for Netflix, “Aquaman: King of Atlantis,” “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” “Harley Quinn,” “Jellystone!,” “Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons” and “Young Justice” for HBO Max, “DC Super Hero Girls”, “Teen Titans Go!,” “ThunderCats Roar” for Cartoon Network, “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?,” “The Tom and Jerry Show” and “Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs!” for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films – including the DC Universe Movies – for DVD, Blu-ray(R) and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards(R), 35 Emmy(R) Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

About DC

DC is one of the largest publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.



Video: “Supergirl” Stunt Team’s Fitness Routine





Video: “Supergirl” Stunt Team’s Fitness Routine
Join the show’s stunt team as they provide some fun superhero moves to stay fit for fighting, flying, or even perfecting that cool superhero landing.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
SUPERGIRL Stunt Team’s Fitness Routine

Ever wonder how DC Super Heroes stay in shape? Join the SUPERGIRL stunt team, including stunt coordinator Simon Burnett and his crew – fight choreographer James Michalopoulos, Brainiac’s stunt double Adrian Persad, and Supergirl’s stunt double Jennifer Clarke – as they provide some fun superhero moves to stay fit for fighting, flying, or even perfecting that cool superhero landing! #DCFanDome #Supergirl #SupergirlCW (© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)




Video: “Lucifer” Season 4 Blooper Reel





Video: “Lucifer” Season 4 Blooper Reel
Director Sherwin Shilati and executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich unveiled this never-before-seen blooper reel from season four.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
LUCIFER Season 4 Blooper Reel

Lucifer is back from Hell, and during the LUCIFER panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, 2020, director Sherwin Shilati and executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich unveiled this never-before-seen blooper reel from season four. #DCFanDome #Lucifer (© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)



Season Four of “Young Justice” Gets a Title… and It’s Phantastic!





Season Four of “Young Justice” Gets a Title… and It’s Phantastic!
During the panel, executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti exclusively confirmed the official title for the highly anticipated fourth season as “Young Justice: Phantoms.”
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
SEASON FOUR OF “YOUNG JUSTICE” GETS A TITLE… AND IT’S PHANTASTIC!

Exclusive News from the Series Panel Session at DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse

BURBANK, Calif. (September 12, 2020) – Young Justice fans who couldn’t wait for season four were more than just “whelmed” at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, by not only the show’s panel with the cast and producers, but also a special table read of a brand-new Young Justice episode performed by the series voice cast – and the reveal of the title to the new season.

During the Young Justice panel, executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti exclusively confirmed the official title for the highly anticipated fourth season as Young Justice: Phantoms. Prior to this announcement, select members of the voice cast – including Jason Spisak, Khary Payton, Stephanie Lemelin, Nolan North, Denise Boutte, Danica McKellar and Crispin Freeman – teamed up for a virtual table read of a special original episode titled Young Justice: FanDome. Season 3.9. Episode 1. “The Prize.” Written by Weisman, the script provided an early glimpse into the new season by setting up events that eventually play out further in Young Justice: Phantoms.

Based on characters from DC, Young Justice: Phantoms is executive produced by Weisman and Vietti along with Sam Register (Teen Titans GO!). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the first three seasons of Young Justice are available on DC UNIVERSE.



“Pennyworth” Season Two Brings a Surprise for Martha Kane





“Pennyworth” Season Two Brings a Surprise for Martha Kane
Season two features the return of stars Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson and Polly Walker, with Paloma Faith and Jason Flemyng.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
“PENNYWORTH” SEASON TWO BRINGS A SURPRISE FOR MARTHA KANE

News from DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse

BURBANK, Calif. (September 12, 2020) – In the upcoming second season of Pennyworth, the DC drama series that follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) in 1960s London where he works with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), it will be discovered that Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) is… pregnant!

During the Pennyworth panel at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on Saturday, September 12, executive producer Bruno Heller shared the happy unexpected news with the parents-to-be-by-acting-proxy Emma Paetz and Ben Aldridge. (It was previously revealed during the DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes event on August 22 that DC character Lucius Fox would be joining the series in season two.)

In addition to Bannon, Aldridge, and Paetz, Pennyworth season two features the return of stars Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson and Polly Walker, with multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith and Jason Flemyng. Earlier this year, it was announced that James Purefoy (The Following, Sex Education, Altered Carbon), Edward Hogg (Taboo, Harlots, White Lightning), Jessye Romeo (Curfew, In the Long Run), Ramon Tikaram (Brassic, The Victim) and Harriet Slater (Faunutland and the Lost Magic) would be joining the cast as series regulars.

Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth was developed by Bruno Heller, who executive produces with Danny Cannon and Matthew Patnick. The series airs on EPIX in the U.S.



“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Returns for Season 18 Monday, September 21st





“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Returns for Season 18 Monday, September 21st
“I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” said host Ellen DeGeneres.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Returns for Season 18 Monday, September 21st

(Burbank, CA) – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” returns for Season 18 with host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday, September 21st. The daytime talk show will resume filming from the ELLEN stage on the Warner Bros. lot without an in-studio audience.

“I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” said host Ellen DeGeneres.

Award-winning actress, comedian, and activist Tiffany Haddish will join DeGeneres in-studio and help kick off the new season. Premiere week will continue with appearances by Emmy Award-nominee Kerry Washington, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, and the always entertaining Chrissy Teigen. Throughout the month, DeGeneres will sit down with iconic comedian Chris Rock, the hilarious Amy Schumer, comic legend Adam Sandler and UNICEF ambassador and actor Orlando Bloom. Plus, Stephen “tWitch” Boss will guest host upcoming episodes of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this Fall.

With unparalleled celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, extraordinary human-interest guests, and sought-after viral sensations worldwide, DeGeneres will continue to deliver uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious experiences to viewers.

Check your local listings to find out where and when you can watch “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” or visit www.ellentube.com. A list of stations and time periods is also available HERE.



Telepictures Announces “Extra” Season 27 Launches September 8





Telepictures Announces “Extra” Season 27 Launches September 8
Former “Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay will join the Daytime Emmy Award-winning entertainment news show when it premieres its 27th season.
[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]
Telepictures Announces “Extra” Season 27 Launches September 8

(Burbank, CA) – “Extra” has announced that former “Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay will join the Daytime Emmy Award-winning entertainment news show when it premieres its 27th season on September 8th.

Lindsay, who co-hosts the wildly popular “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast, has been serving as a special correspondent for “Extra” since 2019, covering the Super Bowl and interviewing celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Hart, Kiefer Sutherland and Tiffany Haddish. Lindsay, who holds a law degree from Marquette University, made history as the first African American “Bachelorette.” She will be based in Los Angeles alongside host Billy Bush and correspondent Jennifer Lahmers.

The announcement was made by “Extra’s” Senior Executive Producer Lisa Gregorisch Dempsey. “Rachel is dynamic and whip-smart. Being a lawyer, a reporter and a celebrity in her own right, she comes with a connection with the audience that is the ideal fit for “Extra.” I always love watching her interviews and seeing celebrity Bachelor fans get starstruck.”

Rachel said, “I am thrilled to be working with ‘Extra.’ They have an established, respected reputation and are a staple in the entertainment world. I have always admired the engaging, informed, and entertaining stories they bring to life. I am looking forward to joining this Emmy Award-winning team. I am excited to bring my voice, experience and perspective to one of the best in the industry.”

Lindsay is coincidentally one of two attorneys on the “Extra” roster. Cheslie Kryst, the reigning Miss USA, is also a lawyer and will continue as an “Extra'” New York correspondent alongside Nate Burleson, who is also an NFL Network host and CBS Sports commentator.

Charissa Thompson continues as Las Vegas correspondent. Renee Bargh will cover stories in Australia. Longtime special correspondents Terri Seymour, Michael Corbett and Adam Glassman will also return.

“Extra” covers the world of entertainment, pop culture, breaking headlines and politics through the lens of celebrities and with a unique format that brings the viewer inside the fascinating process of newsgathering. Cameras follow Billy Bush and the entire “Extra” team as the day unfolds and the stories develop, to provide a rare peek behind the curtain. In season 27, “Extra” will unveil a fresh upgraded version of the format as the team works both in studio and remotely around the country.

“Extra” was the only entertainment newsmagazine in the genre to remain in-studio and in production throughout the pandemic. “Extra” responded swiftly to the crisis by revising its entertainment focused content to cover COVID-19 and its impacts on pop culture and its viewers, with the help of a team of renowned “INSTAMD” physicians and experts. “Extra’s” coverage of COVID-19 will also continue as news breaks in season 27.

“Extra” is helmed by senior executive producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey and executive producers Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel. The show is produced by Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Extra” can be seen in more than 98% of the country including major market affiliates and key FOX Television owned-and-operated stations such as New York, LA, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, and Orlando.

“Extra” Airs on the Following Fox Television Stations:
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Dallas: KDFW FOX 4 at 6:30 p.m.
San Francisco: KTVU FOX 2 at 2:30 p.m. & KTVU Plus 13 at 5 p.m.
Washington, DC: WTTG FOX 5 DC at 12 a.m. & WDCA FOX 5 PLUS 2 p.m.
Houston: KRIV FOX 26 at 12:30 p.m.
Atlanta: WAGA FOX 5 at 12 a.m.
Detroit: WJBK FOX 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Orlando: WOFL FOX 35 at 7 p.m.
Milwaukee: WITI FOX 6 at 11:35 p.m.
Gainesville: WOGX FOX 51 at 2:30 p.m.

The complete line-up of stations and times can be found at www.extratv.com

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