Topic: Ridley Scott

Discovery Gets Ready for Another Record Upfront

First-ever scripted projects

On the eve of the upfront strategy sessions that he likes to characterize as “actuary meetings,” Joe Abruzzese is in a particularly expansive mood. He’s just returned from Chicago, where…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Jan. 4-11

Coke refreshes its polar bears, Target makes groceries fashionable, and Burberry finds its Romeo

This week, DirecTV posits that cable is worse than lots of other terrible things, Blake Griffin wants you to "Be amazing," and McDonald's chicken is literally out of this world. Many…

Discovery Goes Scripted With Klondike

Network mines a rich seam with series about gold diggers

Discovery made a surprising announcement today: the nonfiction network has green-lit its first scripted series, Klondike (working title), based on Charlotte Gray's true-life account of the 1896 Gold Rush, Gold…