The Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) orders pilot for a First Wives Club TV show

According to Deadline, the newly rebranded Paramount Network—formerly Spike TV—has ordered its very first pilot, and it’s something that definitely would not have fit in with the channel’s old “man shows for men” ethos: A TV adaptation of The First Wives Club. Based on the 1996 Hugh Wilson comedy movie of the same…

I Am Heath Ledger director making a Paul Walker documentary for Paramount Network

According to Deadline, the team behind Health Ledger documentary I Am Heath Ledger is re-teaming for I Am Paul Walker, a “comprehensive documentary” about the Fast And Furious star. Like the Ledger documentary, this project is being made for the Paramount Network, née Spike TV, and additional information will be…

Waco dramatizes a colossal and deadly series of real-life mistakes

There’s a certain morbid satisfaction—uncomfortable to admit, but that’s probably the right word for it—in watching the events of a tragic fuckup play out more or less exactly as you expect. Like watching a car crash in slow motion, there’s nothing to be done save for rubbernecking as the grim reality unfolds, replete…

The former Spike TV network picks up Jay Z’s Trayvon Martin documentary series

In March, we reported that Jay Z was developing both a documentary series and a narrative film about the life of murdered Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, and now Deadline says that the docu-series has been picked up by Spike TV. The six-part series doesn’t have a concrete premiere date yet, but it will be Spike’s…

Spike TV to rebrand itself as the Paramount Network

Like an 18-year-old high school kid named Dougie, who’s suddenly insisting he’s “Douglas” now that college time has rolled around, Spike TV has announced that it’ll soon be rebranding itself as the Paramount Network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new name will kick in some time next year, presumably giving…