Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz
Having served as executive producers on Lost, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are experts in alternate worlds, shocking twists and the battle between good and evil. As the creators of ABC's fairy tale-themed new hit Once Upon a Time, they found another way to spin those kinds of yarns. It's working: When seven days of DVR usage are included, Once averages 13.8 million viewers and a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49. In case you haven't checked it out yet (the show returns January 8), Horowitz and Kitsis answered our showrunner questionnaire in the hopes that you'll soon book a trip to Storybrooke...
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The CW has handed its first pilot order of the season to Cult, an hour-long project about a TV show that inspires copycat crimes.
The drama centers on a young female production assistant who grows suspicious after a rash of disappearances and possible murder seem tied to the show she works on, called Cult. She teams up with a journalist blogger to begin looking into the show's rabid fans, who may be behind the actual crimes.
Rockne O'Bannon (Defiance) is behind the show, which has been developed several times over the years at the networks — including ABC last year, the CW in 2009 and at the...
Around this time every year, Fox executives and the American Idol producers start to panic, wondering if the show's huge audience will return en masse for the start of a new season. But this winter is different. Idol defied the odds last January, engineering a successful reboot with the addition of new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. And more importantly, the show's talent made a comeback as well, thanks in part to the countrified sounds of finalists Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.
Now, as American Idol enters its 11th season, no one's predicting the show's demise. Even with The X Factor and The Voice on the scene, rivals concede that Idol, the granddaddy of them all, remains a ratings monster. For the first time in four seasons, there are...
It's Round 2 for the networks as they head into mid-season. As CBS and Fox dominate, ABC is hoping to continue its momentum and NBC's looking for a break. Here are hot topics to consider this winter.
Will new drama Smash and the return of The Voice finally hit some high notes for NBC?
The Peacock's execs and its competitors all agree this is the key question for winter. "NBC is going to have a very sleepless night the evening both shows premiere," says one rival. "That night is going to...
Billy on the Street
Billy Eichner has a camera, a microphone and an astounding passion for pop culture. Let him loose on the streets of New York, and you have the basis for Fuse's new game show Funny or Die's Billy on the Street.
Produced by the folks behind Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy's Funny or Die website, Billy on the Street features a hyper Eichner as he prowls ...
Two and a Half Men
When all hell broke loose this year on Two and a Half Men, and it was clear that his relationship with star Charlie Sheen had turned toxic, executive producer Chuck Lorre came up with a way to end the madness.
"I offered to quit the show last winter," Lorre, 59, reveals for the first time.
The Tonight Show
Remember the late night wars? Now that there are so many choices on TV — even in the bedtime hours — the idea of Jay vs. Dave seems quaint.
That was all the more apparent this November, as the battle between the two late night titans came to a draw. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (3.6 million) still held a slight edge over Late Show With David Letterman (3.4 million) in viewers. But for the first time since 1994, Letterman (with a 0.9 rating) managed to beat ...
George Lopez is plotting his return to TV, but this time behind the camera. Fox confirms that it's developing a comedy project from Lopez based on the life of comedian Mark Viera.
The untitled half-hour is the first project to be...
David Nadelberg, Mo'Nique
David Nadelberg is mortified. When he launched his critically acclaimed stage show Mortified a decade ago, he couldn't have imagined that he would eventually host a TV spinoff for the Sundance Channel.
"Certainly me being on camera was never part of the vision starting out," Nadelberg says. "I feel very exposed about the whole thing. It's not something I'm used to in life. That's been an interesting ...