Rose adding 4th TV show to his workload
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — As if Charlie Rose didn’t have enough jobs, he’s adding a fourth one.
The 71-year-old talk show host will oversee “Charlie Rose The Week,” a 30-minute weekly program looking back at events in politics, business, sports, culture and the arts that will air on PBS.
In addition to the new show, Rose hosts his eponymous interview program on PBS, and on CBS he co-anchors “CBS This Morning” five days a week and contributes to “60 Minutes.”
Rose told a Television Critics Association session Wednesday that he sleeps about six hours a night, and takes two daily naps because he believes it makes him more efficient. He rises at 5 a.m.
LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian get VH1 series
NEW YORK — Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes already get a lot of tabloid attention.
Now the 40-year-old actor and his singer-actress wife are parlaying their notoriety into a new VH1 series tentatively titled, “LeAnn & Eddie.”
The six-episode series is scheduled to debut later this year or in early 2014.
A statement said the show will “bring the truth and make fun of all the gossip” about the couple, but doesn’t say specifically whether it will be scripted or a reality series.
In a recent interview, the 30-year-old Rimes said she and Cibrian were interested in doing “a show based in reality. ... A scripted show based around our lives.”
CBS orders ‘Dome’-like series for next summer
NEW YORK — After its success with “Under the Dome” this summer, CBS is ordering another high-concept thriller for next summer.
The network said Wednesday it has ordered a 13-episode series called “Extant.” The serialized drama is about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns from after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that change the course of history.
“Extant” is being made in partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, which made “Under the Dome.” That series has been the most-watched show most weeks this summer and has increased the appetite of broadcast networks to air more limited series and more original fare in the summer.