CBS renews all 3 Dick Wolf FBI dramas

CBS has renewed all three hit FBI dramas for two additional seasons, beginning with the 2022-2023 broadcast season. The returning CBS Original series dominate their back-to-back Tuesday time slots: FBI is the #2 broadcast series, FBI: INTERNATIONAL is the #2 new drama and FBI: MOST WANTED is a top 10 broadcast series. CBS is the … Continue reading “CBS renews all 3 Dick Wolf FBI dramas”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spinoff writer

Craig Gore, who is a writer on NBC’s untitled Law & Order spinoff with Chris Meloni, was fired from the show after threatening to “light up” looters in West Hollywood on Monday night. “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Wolf said in … Continue reading “Dick Wolf fires ‘Law & Order’ spinoff writer”

Christopher Meloni reprises role for Dick Wolf drama

Christopher Meloni is resurrecting Law & Order: SVU character Elliott Stabler for a new untitled crime drama from Dick Wolf. This is the first of Wolf’s five-year overall deal  with Universal Television. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Special Victims Unit detective Stabler will run an NYPD organized crime unit in the new drama. The series received … Continue reading “Christopher Meloni reprises role for Dick Wolf drama”

Dick Wolf ‘Chicago’ shows renewed for 3 more seasons

Following lengthy renegotiations, Dick Wolf is staying put at Universal TV.  As part of the five-year overall pact, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD, as well as Law & Order: SVU have been picked up for three more seasons, with other series commitments coming down the road. NBC has been Wolf’s home for 36 … Continue reading “Dick Wolf ‘Chicago’ shows renewed for 3 more seasons”

Swanberg’s “Easy” one of 3 new TV series filming here

If 2016 was considered a great year for the Chicago media and entertainment business, 2017 is starting to shape up as even greater. It could even be the year when the Chicago market eases into $1 billion revenue from film status.

Thanks to Dick Wolf / NBC Universal and to Fox TV, six primetime TV series currently film here at Cinespace Studios, with three new TV series expected to start production in early February.

Chicago Med first look photos of the wedding

Love is in the air on Chicago Med, when Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and nurse practitioner April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) take a walk down the aisle and exchange vows in a memorable midseason finale. With familiar faces on hand to witness the nuptials, the newlyweds set their sights on the future ahead. The midseason … Continue reading “Chicago Med first look photos of the wedding”

Law & Order crew member shot in AM ambush

Shocking news from Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Organized Crime set. Multiple outlets are reporting a crew member was shot and killed, early Tuesday morning, hours before filming was set to begin on the show’s third season. According to Variety, which broke the story, an unnamed 31-year-old crew member was sitting in his car at … Continue reading “Law & Order crew member shot in AM ambush”

Law & Order’s Chris Meloni bares workout routine for Peloton

Happy National Nude Day! Now, we know there is a holiday to celebrate 365 days a year. Not missing a chance to show off his 61-year-old physique, which would shame any 25-year-old, Christopher Meloni of Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Organized Crime, has teamed up with Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds to launch a naked work-out video for … Continue reading “Law & Order’s Chris Meloni bares workout routine for Peloton”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

CW greenlights Winchesters, cancels Naomi

Cancellation Season is upon us and The CW has just announced major changes to their 2022-2023 lineup! With streaming giants jockeying for subscribers, the “free” networks pay the price as the streamers collect up all their content and move them to paid subscription-based services. This year the CW canceled a whopping SEVEN TV shows. See … Continue reading “CW greenlights Winchesters, cancels Naomi”

Actress accuses Chris Noth of inappropriate behavior on Law & Order set

Yesterday, we reported that veteran actor Chris Noth (Sex and the City, And Just Like That…, The Equalizer) had been accused by two different women of sexual assault in 2004 and 2015. While the actor has vehemently claimed the encounters were consensual, another actress, Zoe Lister-Jones has issued a statement about her encounter with the … Continue reading “Actress accuses Chris Noth of inappropriate behavior on Law & Order set”

4 dramas, new Yaya DaCosta series on Fox Fall sked

Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment, unveiled the primetime slate for the 2021-2022 television season to the national advertising community during its virtual Upfront Presentation. Fox, television’s #1 network for the second year in a row, is adding four new dramas, two new comedies, four new unscripted series and one new animated comedy to its lineup, … Continue reading “4 dramas, new Yaya DaCosta series on Fox Fall sked”

Most TV shows don’t resonate with diverse audiences

Network upfronts are happening this week. With this new study, the big five may want to consider what TV series they are programming. A majority of TV series are not relevant to diverse segments of consumers and are, in fact, mostly inclusive and considerate of White, Non-Hispanic viewers, according to a new study by the Cultural Insights … Continue reading “Most TV shows don’t resonate with diverse audiences”

Peers and fans mourn the loss of Andre Harrell

This has been a terrible weekend for losing music royalty. Earlier today, we mourned the loss of the founding father of rock and roll, Little Richard. Now comes word that we have lost the man who shaped modern hip hop and R&B as we know it today. Music executive Andre Harrell has died at the age of … Continue reading “Peers and fans mourn the loss of Andre Harrell”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

Yesterday as Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and studios such as Disney, Paramount and others have delayed the openings of major tentpole films such as Mulan and The New Mutants and a Quiet Place II, the virus has now hit the TV industry as Reel 360 has confirmed that all 35 NBC Universal shows including Dick Wolf’s … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

‘Chicago Med’ celebrates 100th with corpse cake

What do you do when you’re a hit medical drama and you have to do something special to celebrate your 100th episode which is an achievement for any series? If you’re handling corpses all day long on NBC’s hit drama Chicago Med, you might, oh, well party down with an ultra-realistic corpse cake? Mmmmmmmm. On … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ celebrates 100th with corpse cake”

Cinespace Film Studios acquires new Chicago facility

Each of the 31 stages on the 1.5 million sq.-ft. original campus are booked, so the studio had to expand. “It’s a good problem to have,” says President Alex Pissios.   Chicago Cinespace Film Studios expanded its West Side campus by arranging to purchase a former steel factory at 3355 W. 31st St. last month. … Continue reading “Cinespace Film Studios acquires new Chicago facility”