Next week will deliver the majority of the news from the major networks Upfront presentations, but as we've been seeing for weeks, many renewal and cancellation decisions have already been made. NBC's troubled year could see some major upsets in its lineup, but now we're hearing that notifications have gone out to pilots the network intends to pass on, among them the Virginia Madsen-fronted modern 'Hatfields & McCoys,' and 'The Office' star Ellie Kemper's follow-up vehicle 'Brenda Forever.' Get the latest on NBC's pilot passes inside!
Hatfields and McCoys
It may not prove as successful or award-winning as History's Emmy and Golden Globe-winning miniseries, but NBC's modern 'Hatfields & McCoys' update from producer Charlize Theron is rolling full steam ahead. Updating the classic rivalry to a modernized Pittsburgh setting, the tentatively titled 'Hatfields & McCoys' remake with a pilot order has officially cast actress Virginia Madsen in the role of the McCoy matriarch, but how tied to the original story will the modern update be?
The Hatfields and McCoys may have lived and died over 100 years ago, as well History's Emmy and Golden Globe-winning mini-series have come and gone, but that won't be the last we've heard from the feuding families. NBC has officially given a pilot order to a modern-day update of the classic rivalry, to be executive produced by actress Charlize Theron, but how will a modern day 'Hatfields & McCoys' unfold? Find out how the rivalry gets updated for the 21st century inside!
The 2013 Golden Globes presented some incredibly stiff competition for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV, but 'Hatfields & McCoys' has blown away the competition. Series star Kevin Costner has officially been awarded the 2013 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV for his role as William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield! Find out who he bested for the award inside!
These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be the most surprising example to date. Based on the runaway award-winning success of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' the cable channel is going back to the well to develop a reality TV series around the descendants of the famous family. Will it be just as buzz-worthy?
'Hatfields & McCoys,' The History Channel's three-part, six-hour mini-series dramatizing one of the most famous blood feuds in American history, may not have taken home the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, but it can boast having the best lead actor in that category.
Kevin Costner, who portrayed Anse "Devil" Hatfield, took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries. And if you didn't see his performance... well, as he said during his acceptance speech, "Thank god for TV reruns."
Those Hatfields and McCoys look to be on the verge of their own private Civil War. With bounty hunters after the Hatfields and jurisdiction disputes growing worse, things aren't looking so good for either side. The conclusion of The History Channel's 'Hatfields & McCoys' sees the families squaring off and holding onto their grudges until the bitter end.
Over a century after their infamous family feud ended, the Hatfields and McCoys have made history once again, this time on TV. History's three-part miniseries, which concluded last night, is now the highest rated non-sports broadcast in basic cable history. That's something any Hatfield or McCoy would be proud of.