NBC greenlights ‘A.D.,;’ a sequel to ‘The Bible’

12.17.13 4 years ago

NBC greenlights “A.D.,” a sequel to “The Bible”
The 12-hour miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will follow “The Bible” series, telling the events after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

“NCIS” is the top scripted show, “Dancing with the Stars” beats “Idol” as the No. 1 reality show of 2013
“The Big Bang Theory” was the top comedy show, while “Dancing” edged out “American Idol” for the first time.

“Today”-“GMA” feud to become a Lifetime movie
CNN host Brian Stetler’s book “Top of the Morning,” which documented the morning news show wars, including Ann Curry’s brief stint as co-host of “Today,” is getting the Lifetime movie treatment.

Frank Darabont sues AMC over “Walking Dead” profits
Darabont, who created the AMC TV series, claims he was deprived of millions of dollars thanks to AMC’s deal licensing the show to itself.

Walter White, a meth distributor in Montana, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison
Unlike the “Breaking Bad” character, Walter J. White was caught by the DEA with four ounces of methamphetamine. He later admitted to receiving up to two pounds a week of meth from one supplier.

Did “SNL” lift its “Three Wise Men” sketch from “Studio 60”?
Aaron Sorkin’s NBC drama series featured a “Three Wise Guys” pitch that was rejected.

Jennifer Lawrence: “I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV”

Lawrence says on Walters’ “Fascinating” special: “If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling somebody fat?”

Snapchat CEO’s girlfriend is competing on “The Bachelor”

Lucinda Aragon, 24, has been seeing Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of the $2 billion photo sharing app.

“Grey’s” star Chandra Wilson will guest on “General Hospital”
She’ll play a hospital patient.

TV critics pick “Breaking Bad” as 2013’s No. 1 show

According to Hitfix’s 2nd annual poll of TV critics, “Orange is the New Black” is the 2nd-best show and “Game of Thrones” is No. 3.

Snooki hit with a federal class action lawsuit over weightloss pills

a Long Island woman has filed a class-action suit against the MTV star, accusing her of shilling Zantrex diet pills that are unsafe.

The Hub will show a “My Little Pony” Yule Log on Christmas Day
For four hours on Christmas morning, an animated fireplace from Pinkie Pie’s house will be on display.

“L.A. Law” is finally coming to DVD

Season 1 of the acclaimed 1986-1994 NBC legal drama will be available on Feb. 25.

CNBC apologizes for airing a song with the N-word
“We accidentally aired a piece of music this hour during a tease with inappropriate lyrics,” said CNBC’s Kelly Evans.

“SNL’s” Taran Killam releases his first comic book

Check out “The Illegitimates.”

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is launching her own reality show
She’s searching for the next “Elite Brand Ambassador.”

Here is the worst TV of 2013
From “Dads” to “The Following” to the “Dexter” finale.

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