According to Russ Krasnoff, president, programming and production, CTTD
, "As a series that's successfully pushed the envelope creatively in the television arena since its debut and served as centerpiece for a variety of novel licensing and merchandise, 'V.
In addition to overseeing syndie and cable series development and production, Krasnoff's integral to the company's licensing and merchandising activities as they relate to CTTD
programming as well as international co-productions and joint efforts between CTTD
and Col TriStar TV's domestic network and international divisions.
TBS Superstation has ordered 22 episodes of the one-hour series, to be titled WORST-CASE SCENARIO, from CTTD
which, with Craig Piligian, acquired the highly sought-after rights to the property from Chronicle Books.
This fall, CTTD
is also exploring the possibility of selling repeats of the show as a future strip in syndication and/or cable, a move "Baywatch" made several years ago.
Mosko also spearheaded the renewals of such syndicated firstrun CTTD
series as "Ricki Lake," "Donny & Marie" and "V.
Russ Krasnoff, executive vice president of programming for CTTD
added, "We're especially proud to team with TBS Superstation as our domestic partner on THE NEW RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT and look forward to working with this powerful cable network as we grow the Ripley's brand.
The agreement with CTTD
brings TNT The Mask of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, and the black comedy The Big Hit, Mark Wahlberg's follow-up to Boogie Nights, co-starring Antonio Sabato, Jr.
Harris has removed the layer of Columbia TriStar TV Group management that included former CTTD
prexy Jon Feltheimer and Kaplan's position.
Faced with reduced demand for the 2001-02 season, CTTD
may well delay "Just Shoot Me" to September 2002.
had hundreds of program presentations to try to screen for busy TV executives.
Judges included Russ Krasnoff of CTTD
, Mark Lieber of Film Roman, Paul Mitchell of Microsoft, Chris deFaria of Warner Bros.
The other CTTD
titles going to Turner are the forthcoming "Suburbans," with Amy Brenneman, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ben Stiller; "Dick," with Kirsten Dunst; "Universal Soldier: The Return," with Jan Claude Van Damme; "Limbo," directed by John Sayles and starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; and "Simon Sez," with Dennis Rodman.