Wednesday October 23, 2013

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are reportedly making $4M each to host the Oscars.  However, their reps deny that this report is accurate.  I hope their reps are correct. 

Adam Scott disputes Vulture 's story from yesterday that Parks & Recreation is going on hiatus.  According to Scott, "Parks&Rec fans don't worry, that Vulture article is misleading--we are not on "hiatus" at all..."

Here's an interview with Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development ) from last night's New York Television Festival.  Jeremy Piven almost starred on Arrested Development .  Who knew?

Speaking of Piven, word is that his paycheck is the reason for the hold up on the making of the Entourage  film.  Per The Hollywood Reporter, "Piven, who won three straight Emmys playing the agent based on Ari Emanuel on the HBO comedy, closed his deal for the Warner Bros. movie in early October. But negotiations with co-stars Adrian GrenierKevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon have become heated in part because they want pay more comparable with Piven's.

"But insiders point out that Piven's Entourage deals have been more lucrative than his co-stars' since the show debuted in 2004. Although his character was not intended to dominate the show as it did, Piven was the only 'name' attached to the project when it was created. (A source says he initially had a two-year deal that paid him nearly $100,000 an episode, while the others members of Vinnie Chase's crew had five-year deals for far less per episode. Several renegotiations took place during the show's eight-season run.)"

Adrien Grenier disputes this story and posted a detailed message on Instagram with all of his thoughts an opinions.

ABC has ordered two extra scripts each of new Wednesday comedy series  Back In The Game and  Super Fun Night.  Why??

Showtime renewed Homeland and Master of Sex.  This makes more sense.

Kudos to Bravo for announcing "Million Dollar Listing Miami, a luxurious, seaside edition of the reality format. Show joins the Los Angeles and New York iterations of the real estate show on Bravo’s lineup, and will hail from World of Wonder Prods., the shingle behind the entire Million Dollar Listing franchise."

Has anyone watched Diddy's new network Revolt?  This sentence from EW  made me laugh: "Despite some technical glitches in its opening Monday, Combs aspires to nothing less than making Revolt the ESPN of music, with well-curated playlists and a strong focus on industry news." 

Has anyone watched much of Esquire?  The New York Times  points out that the programming seems to be very booze-centric.