WGA STRIKE UPDATE: CBS Adds Three Unscripted Series
Network to Add Secret Talents of the Stars , Game Show in My Head , America’s Top Dog to Its Lineup
By Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/14/2008 7:29:00 AM
Secret Talents of the Stars is a biweekly celebrity talent show structured into a mini-tournament to see who has the best hidden talent. It is executive-produced by Robyn Nash and Don Weiner for Magic Molehill Productions.
Game Show in My Head is a hidden-camera show in which contestants have to complete crazy stunts in public to win money. It is from fox21, produced by Hat Trick Productions and Katalyst Films, with executive producers Jimmy Mulville and Leon Wilde; and Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Karey Burke.
America’s Top Dog has a group of pet-owners and their pets living together in a competition format. It is executive-produced by R.J. Cutler, Stu Schreiberg and Stephen Kroopnick for Magic Molehill Productions.
The network has not announced debuts for any of the new shows.
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K Meadows - 1/20/2008 8:49:00 PM EST
I LOVE scripted television. I can''t stand reality shows and like only a few game shows. I miss my TV but I support the writers. They are very underpaid compared to other vital members of a show. Remember without writers there would be no need for actors, directors, wardrobe, make up, etc. I guess producers could still work on the reality programming but I will be watching DVDs of past series.
Nancy Strothmann - 1/16/2008 3:47:00 PM EST
not another game show!
the writers have to get back to the table stop trying to waste time working out these side deals when all the writers should start back to work not just a few.
lets save Hollywood before everything is shot elsewhere.
Bob wants to work - 1/14/2008 9:39:00 PM EST
In response to the last comment - just so you know, the writers are not preventing this from being settled. The AMPTP issued ultimatums on December 7th and then walked away from the table and have refused to meet with the writers since. It is a terrible thing that people are out of work, but please do not mistake the studios and networks willingness to let that happen with writers' stubbornness. I would urge you to do a little more research into how the strike has unfolded and the amount of money being clung to by the studios before you spread blame. Thank you.
jack clay - 1/14/2008 5:35:00 PM EST
I think that both the writers and TV Production companies should stop being so selfish and put their heads together again to solve this strike. I understand the writers demands, but other companies in the industry and their employees are greatly affected by the strike. If they loose their jobs because of it, it would be disastrous for their families and it is not their fault. The TV viewing audience is affected also, but personally I have cable and can watch movies. If they continue the strike I can find other alternatives for entertainment. How about reading a good book? No strike there. So, get with it people and stop being selfish. Settle it so all can benefit. Thank You!
Carol Emery - 1/14/2008 5:18:00 PM EST
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