J.D. Roth



Watch My Show: The Revolution's JD Roth Answers Our Showrunner Survey

The Revolution

Will The Revolution still be televised? The ABC daytime makeover show — hosted by Jennifer Ashton, Tim Gunn, Tiffanie Davis Henry, Harley Pasternak and Ty Pennington — has had a difficult time reinventing ABC's daytime lineup, only pulling about half the viewers that One Life to Live previously attracted in the timeslot. The Revolution may have to make way for Katie Couric's new talk show, which launches on many ABC stations this fall. But... read more

ABC's The Revolution Producer to Soap Fans: I Feel Your Pain

Tim Gunn, Kimberly Locke

Reality producer J.D. Roth had a hunch that ABC was close to picking up his new daytime series The Revolution. But Roth says he had no idea until Thursday morning that his greenlight would come at the expense of two soap opera staples.

Thursday's ABC soapocalypse left daytime fans reeling, as the network pulled the plug on 43-year-old One Life to Live and 41-year-old All My Children. Roth, whose new show will take the place of OLTL in January, says he first brought The Revolution to ABC more than a year ago.

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Reality TV Convention Planned for 2011

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Kate Gosselin

What would happen if you put Snooki and Kate Gosselin in the same room? Would they duke it out over who has the better signature hairstyle? We may find out at next year's inaugural reality television convention.

The three-day Reality Rocks Expo — produced by Billboard and Hollywood Reporter owner e5 Global Media — will take place ... read more

In the Works: "Law & Order: I Sue You" and More

Law & Order auteur Dick Wolf has set up his first project under NBC chair Ben Silverman, teaming with Friday Night Lights scribe David Hudgins on a "medical-legal hybrid" revolving around two brothers who are senior partners in a medical malpractice law firm. Until about five years ago, variety notes, Hudgins was just such a lawyer.... NBC isn't afraid of The Interrogator, a quiz show from Biggest Loser e.p. J.D. Roth. premise: Five contestants campaign for peeks inside one of five safes, one of which holds big money. The title character then grills the players on what they saw.... Bravo has greenlit Step It Up, a reality competition in which dancers from across the country are challenged to master "every conceivable dance style, from ballet and Broadway to ballroom and burlesque." Britney, step away.... read more

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