As predicted, the cash machine triumphed in the end as Fox and WB reached a settlement for the Watchmen case.
Fox won’t co-own the money nor co-distribute it, but it will have a nifty “sizable cash payment” with a percentage on the film’s B.O. revenue.
As Nikki Finke loves to say over and over and over again: TOLDJA!
Now that that is settled, let’s move on.
NBC unveiled various announcements such as the premiere date of Amy Poheler’s show: April 9.
But still no name in sight.
I wonder how it’s gonna down in the TV Guide. “Tune in tonight for the thrilling premiere of NBC’s new hit show, The Untitled Daniels/Schur/Poehler Series.”
Also, no surprise, both The Office and 30 Rock have been renewed for another season.
In other news, TNT has ordered six additional scripts for Leverage.
New faces are joining SGU (which will actually premiere in the fall): Justin Louis, David Blue, Brian J. Smith and Jamil Walker Smith.
CBS has ordered the pilot for another comedy, Tick Tock, and FOX has greenlit two new dramas, Maggie Hill (a female heart surgeon suffering from schizophrenia) and Human Target (a security expert going undercover to protect targeted clients).
Oh, and a Jericho movie could be on its way.