TODAY: Audra McDonald will be feted at the Drama League's 29th annual Musical Celebration of Broadway fundraiser. Hotel Pierre. DramaLeague.org
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There's increasing chatter about FX being poised to undergo the network version of cell division, as News Corp. is said to be taking steps toward the long-discussed launch of a spinoff channel.
FX will start the new year with a slew of original series preems, led by the Jan. 8 bow of "Justified's" fourth season.
FX has given additional 13-episode orders to both of its latenight entries: "Brand X With Russell Brand" and "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell."
FX laffers have found their stride thanks to not only to the strong creative talent on each series, but also due to the trio of execs guiding each show.
FX is ordering a second cycle of weekly latenight talker "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell."
FX, whose new Charlie Sheen comedy is bowing later this month, is adding to its laffer slate with "Legit," starring comedian Jim Jeffries.
FX is ordering a latenight series from exec producer Chris Rock.
Cinematographer Irv Goodnoff, who shot more than 50 films and TV shows, died of a heart attack May 3 at his home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was 60.
Playboy TV Latin America & Iberia has launched Lifestyle TV, its first non-erotic channel, in the region. The basic cable net, to be available in September to all carriers, will feature original…