Mark Corwin, who directed more than 2,000 episodes of "Wheel of Fortune," died of cancer Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 65. Corwin won a Daytime Emmy in 2011 for his work on the syndicated game show…
It's been said that at the root of all great comedy lies anger and resentment, and judging from the first meeting of longtime Improv partners Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow, perhaps that maxim applies…
Reality shingle Good Clean Fun has hired Matthew Wrablik as veep of development. Wrablik’s background in unscripted includes posts at Mark Burnett Prods., Merv Griffin Entertainment and ITV Studios…
Magician Louis William "Bill" Chaudet, a protege of Harry Blackstone Sr. and a technical adviser for film and television during the 1950s and 1960s, died in Folsom, Calif., on Jan. 5 after a long…
Reelin' in the Years Prods. has acquired the rights to license all footage from "The Merv Griffin Show," which ran from October 1962 to September 1986. The deal includes footage of more than 1,500…
Shine Intl. is going global with ABC's upcoming gameshow "Million Dollar Mind Game."
Chris Noth will star with Renee Zellweger in "My One and Only," the Richard Loncraine-directed comedy based on a childhood adventure of actor George Hamilton.
Merv Griffin Entertainment is moving forward following the death of its founder, tapping former Mark Burnett Prods. exec Roy Bank to fill the newly created post of president of television.
It’s hard to not feel a little melancholy when you’re working on a year-end obit package. Assembling a list of notables who died during a 12-month time span is like taking stock of how much the world…
(Here’s the link to part one if you’re just joining us.) AUGUST Hal Fishman, 75, news anchor who was a fixture of L.A.’s airwaves for 40 years, primarily on KTLA-TV. Fishman was known for his…
What a career. Band singer, actor, talkshow mogul, gameshow creator, hotel owner and general man about town. Merv Griffin, who died Sunday at 82, was sui generis, and will be missed. (For all the…
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