Monday, April 15, 2024

Golden Globes Announce Emmy Winning Producer-Director Combo But Still No Broadcast Partner or Host


The Golden Globes are coming back. Somewhere.

Today they announced that Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, the best producer-director combo in the biz, will helm the show on January 7th. The pair has 23 Emmy Awards between them.

But how will people see this show? Who will host it? No one knows. The contract between Dick Clark Productions and NBC ended last year with very poor ratings. If NBC doesn’t re-up, Fox would be the best candidate for the Globes.

If broadcast doesn’t work out, there’s always streaming. Netflix, Amazon, You Tube would all be candidates.

And who would host the show? This is interesting because past hosts made fun of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But now, with the Globes taken over by Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, it’s hoped the really embarrassing people involved are gone. Luckily, the Globes have excellent new leaders in Executive Vice President Tim Gray and president Helen Hoehne

Lots of questions but the Weiss-Kirshner hiring is a good sign!

BTW If you don’t know it, Ricky Kirshner’s dad was the late great Don Kirshner, the song publisher and television producer who helped invent pop and rock and roll.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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