FishbowlDC reports that the network will be pruning more political contributors from its lineup, naming Roland Martin and Donna Brazile as likely candidates:
Should the calls come down, Brazile likely wouldn’t be too shell-shocked. She’s already got a sweet gig with ABC. Martin, on the other hand, has his “Washington Watch” program on TV One and is a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner radio show.
Deadline reports that CNN has acquired a new weekend series from Ridley Scott called “Crimes of the Century.” The series will examine major news events using cinematic style:
With a visual style that includes CGI and animation, the series places the viewer at the scene of the crime employing never-before-scene footage and interviews with witnesses, victims, and investigators of crimes that became part of the Zeitgeist.
Variety‘s Andrew Wallenstein suggests five former NBC colleagues that Jeff Zucker should hire at CNN. They are: Keith Olbermann, Andy Cohen, Conan O’Brien, Lorne Michaels and Aaron Sorkin. Suffice it to say Zucker does not have the best relationship with a few people on that list.