Meredith Stiehm is returning to Homeland as executive producer, Deadline reports.
Stiehm, who was one of the original writers on the Showtime drama, left after Season 2 to run The Bridge with Elwood Reid. But she will now depart the FX drama after striking a deal with Homeland producer Fox 21 to return for Homeland's fourth season and its fifth, pending an order from Showtime. Stiehm's deal also includes a development component.
Demian Bichir, Diane Kruger
FX has renewed The Bridge for a second season, the network announcedTuesday.
"We've been blown away by the compelling performances of Demian Bichirand Diane Kruger and the writing of Meredith Stiehm, Elwood Reid and their team, and are thrilled to be able to continue this journey for another season," Eric Schrier, FX president of original programming, said in a statement.
Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir
FX's The Bridge (Wednesdays, 10/9c) reinterprets the hit Danish/Swedish drama Bron as a modern-day dark thriller about a crime that occurs on the border between the U.S. and Mexico and how tensions along the border impact that investigation. Thrust together as unlikely partners on the case are a no-nonsense El Paso investigator (Diane Kruger), whose Asperger's makes her off-putting to many, and her charming but cunning counterpart from Chihuahua State Police (Demian Bichir). Executive producer/writer Meredith Stiehm knows a thing or two about mysterious cases, having created Cold Case, while fellow exec producer Elwood Reid knows a thing or two about characters, having been a carpenter, a cook and a bouncer before writing paid the bills. Stiehm and Reid explain why we should hop on The Bridge before its Oct. 2 season finale
Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir
Fans of The Bridge, have no fear! Unlike AMC's The Killing, the FX drama will provide a resolution for the central mystery before next season.
In fact, The Bridge will "put it away in dramatic fashion before the end of the season," executive producer Elwood Reid promised...
At first glance, FX's new drama The Bridge seems like a tough sell: a brusque female lead on the autism spectrum, yet another serial killer wreaking havoc and a setting in which nearly half the dialogue has to be in Spanish with English subtitles.
Demian Bichir, Diane Kruger
FX's The Bridge looks, sounds and feels like another "Important with a capital I" show (think Breaking Bad, Homeland, The Americans), but like the best of this breed of cable shows, its entertainment value trumps whatever message it's trying to convey. The message is still there, of course — in this case, involving murder, corruption and cultural prejudices along the U.S./Mexican border — but the issues are wrapped up in an easily digestible format that relies on characters rather than lessons to draw viewers in.
Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger
The Bridge, FX's adaptation of the Dutch drama, will premiere...
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At the FX upfront programming presentation Thursday, network chief John Landgraf officially announced plans to launch a new, younger-skewing network called FXX in September.
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The new network joins FX and FXM (formerly the Fox Movie Channel) in Fox Cable Networks' suite of channels and will officially launch on Sept. 2. The channel, which Landgraf says will target adults 18-to-34 who love "outrageous characters" and "big laughs," will be bolstered by existing FX comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and Legit, all of which will now air on the new channel. (In making the announcement, Landgraf officially ordered a second season of Legit, a 10th season of Always Sunny, and a fifth and sixth season of The League).
Also moving to FXX is....
Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger
FX has placed a 13-episode order for The Bridge, the network announced Tuesday. Diane Kruger and Oscar nominee Demián Bichir will the star in the drama, which comes from executive producers Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid.
Question: As I mourn the fact that Gilmore Girls will never be the same again due to Amy Sherman-Palladino's departure, I find myself wondering how many shows left on the air are run by women. The only shows I can think of off the top of my head are Grey's Anatomy, 7th Heaven (which is almost gone) and Everwood. Are there any others? It's a shame that Gilmore Girls is losing one of the few amazingly creative women out there who are given the opportunity to be a creative force in the business. Hopefully, she will be behind another amazing show soon. One thing is for sure, Gilmore Girls won't be the same without her.
Answer: You may be right, but to cut off the Amy-bashers before they chime in again, given the shaky quality of this most recent season, maybe some fresh blood will help get things back on track for what I can only hope will be its final season on CW. As for female creators, the list also includes Cold Case's Meredith Stiehm, New Adventures of Old Christine's Kari Lizer,