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Media Group Predicts Hits & Misses Of The New TV Season

September 13th, 2007 1:34pm EDT
Gossip Girl
Independent media agency TargetCast tcm has picked five new network shows they think will be hits, along with the five they think will fall to the bottom of the heap as the primetime season begins in a week.

NBC has two new shows that should do well, says Steve Farella, CEO of TargetCast tcm, a media planning and buying agency. "Chuck" (Mondays at 8 Eastern), a comedy about a computer geek who becomes the government's most valuable secret agent, looks promising, the agency says. Also on NBC, "Bionic Woman" (Weds, 9 p.m.) should prove popular, borrowing from the 70s hit "Six Million Dol...
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Check Out 'Cane' This Fall On CBS

September 10th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Cane
Cane is an epic drama about the external rivalries and internal power struggles of a large Cuban-American family running an immensely successful rum and sugar business in South Florida.

When the family patriarch, Pancho (Hector Elizondo), is offered a lucrative but questionable deal by his bitter adversaries, the Samuels, to purchase thousands of acres of sugar fields, he's faced with a tough choice: Should he cash out of the sugar business and focus solely on rum, which would please his impulsive natural son, Frank (Nestor Carbonell), or protect the family legacy that he built from ...
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Lime Mojito Ad Gives Audiences First Taste Of New CBS Drama 'Cane'

September 5th, 2007 3:48pm EDT
Cane
CBS has created a first-of-its-kind print advertisement for a television series that tastes like a non-alcoholic lime Mojito.

The inventive ad, which promotes the fictional Duque Rum brand featured in the highly touted new series "Cane," starring Jimmy Smits, Hector Elizondo, Nestor Carbonell and Rita Moreno, will appear in the fall entertainment preview edition of Rolling Stone, hitting newsstands Sept. 7.

Setting a new standard for innovative marketing and brand differentiation, the multi-sensory campaign will directly reach Rolling Stone readers and offer them a unique opport...
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Amy Brenneman And Jimmy Smits Star In 'The Jane Austen Book Club' Out September 21 In Limited Released

July 14th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Jane Austen Book Club
As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels.

Sylvia (Amy Brenneman), is shocked when her husband Daniel (Jimmy Smits), leaves her after 20 plus years and three children. Jocelyn (Maria Bello), her unmarried best friend, distracts herself from her unacknowledged loneliness by breeding dogs. Prudie (Emily Blunt) is a young French teacher, in possession of a worthy husband yet distracted by persistent fantasies about sex with another man. The many times married Bernadette ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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CBS Picks Up 3 Dramas, 1 Comedy For 2007-08; Drops 'Jericho', 'The Class'

May 16th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Jimmy Smits stars in Cane
CBS announced today its 2007-2008 fall primetime lineup, featuring five new series - one comedy, three dramas and one reality program. These freshman series will join 17 returning programs on the current CBS lineup.

The five new series feature bold and creative concepts, including "Viva Laughlin," where drama is accented by iconic music; "Cane," starring Jimmy Smits as the head of a powerful South Florida Cuban-American family; "Moonlight," a romantic thriller with a new twist on the vampire legend; "The Big Bang Theory," a comedy about genius geeks from "Two and A Half Men" co-creator...
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Andy Garcia, Antonio Banderas & Others Take Home Imagen Awards

August 21st, 2006 8:43am EDT
Andy Garcia
Actor-turned-director Andy Garcia has been awarded two Imagen Awards at a Los Angeles ceremony to honor the best in Hispanic cinema and television. The star won Best Director and Best film for The Lost City, his directorial debut about a wealthy Cuban family during Fidel Castro's rise to power.

Other awards included Antonio Banderas' Best Actor honor for ballroom movie Take The Lead, and America Ferrera as Best Actress for her part in movie The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.

Elsewhere, Jimmy Smits' role as a Latino presidential hopeful helped The West Wing scoop the Best Pri...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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Stars Turn Out For Nantucket Film Festival

June 16th, 2006 10:24am EDT
Heather Graham
Heather Graham is teaming up with Jimmy Smits and Big Love actresses Mary Kay Place and Tina Majorino to perform at the Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts this weekend. Graham will read New England writers Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse's screenplay "Coup De Tat" at the annual festival, which takes place on Nantucket Island.

The four-day festival opened on Wednesday night with a screening of Al Franken's "God Spoke," despite the failure of the director to attend.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Shakira Wins at the American Latino Media Arts Awards

May 8th, 2006 10:46am EDT
Shakira
Colombian singer Shakira saw her successful music career recognized on Sunday when she scooped two prizes at this year's ALMA Awards.

Shakira was named Outstanding Musical Performer alongside reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee, and also picked up a gong for Best Spanish Album.

The ceremony, which honors artistic achievement by Hispanics in music, television and film, saw Marc Anthony and actor Andy Garcia awarded with special tributes. Anthony received the Celia Cruz Award for Excellence in Music while Garcia took home the Anthony Quinn Award for Excellence in Motion Pictures for a car...
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'The West Wing' Series Finale To Air in May

January 23rd, 2006 11:51am EST
The West Wing
NBC just announced that The West Wing will conclude its run on Sunday, May 14, after seven seasons with an hour-long retrospective (7-8 p.m. ET) followed by a special series finale (8-9 p.m. ET). "We are proud to have had the opportunity to bring television viewers one of the most acclaimed series in television history," said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment. "From the venerable, moving performances by the first-rate cast to the sterling creative team behind the camera, this series has left an indelible imprint on the landscape of television drama."

“The West Wing” has offer...
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'Alias' Spy is America's Favorite Government Character

November 11th, 2005 2:11pm EST
Alias
CIA agent Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner) of Alias is America's “Favorite TV Fed,” according to a new poll by the Council for Excellence in Government. Agent Bristow earned 29.6 percent of the vote, squeaking out White House Chief-of-Staff C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) of The West Wing by less than one percentage point (28.7 percent). Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) on 24 came in third with 16.2 percent of the votes.

The West Wing's President Josiah “Jeb” Bartlet dominated his competition in a hypothetical presidential election. Bartlet—play...
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