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Penn Alumni You Should Know About: Vol. 17

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David S. Rosenthal (C’89) is currently working with CBS Television Studios on his new multi-cam titled “Sober Companion”. If the show is picked up next week, Rosenthal will act as writer and executive producer. The comedy focuses on a powerful attorney whose life gets turned upside down when he is given a court-ordered sober companion. Previously, Rosenthal has worked on such hits as “Gilmore Girls” and “The Middle”.

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Alan Sepinwall (C’96, The DP) has made a name for himself as a TV and film journalist. Recently, Alan spoke with Chicago Sun-Times Publisher and Editor in Chief Jim Kirk talking about pop culture and political themes in television. Check out his segment, below!  And be sure to read (and subscribe to) his super-insightful TV reviews on Hitfix here.

 

Greg Goldman (C’96) has a new docuseries out that is bound to be dramatic and raw. Goldman is producing “True Tori”, which will follow actress Tori Spelling and her marital problems with husband Dean McDermott. Viewers will see events almost immediately after they occur, keeping them on their toes as Tori decides how to handle her very public relationship with her longtime husband.

 

Joe Port (C’97) just inked a new deal with CBS!  He and writing partner Joe Wiseman will leave their longstanding deal with 20th Century Fox Television to start a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. The pair will develop and supervise new shows for the studio. Most recently, they were writers on CBS’ “The Crazy Ones”.

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Real life ER doctor and TV medical consultant Zach Lutsky (C’97, AEPi) has a new series! “Night Shift” will premiere on NBC at 10pm on May 27th. Want to know more? Watch the preview, below!

 

Kim Rittberg (C’02, Kappa Alpha Theta) is all over the place lately. She has two major projects that are hitting the small screen. First up is Vh1’s “The Fabulous Life of Justin Bieber” (is it really that fabulous?). She also produced a new show for Discovery ID called “The Secret Lives of Stepford Wives”. Can’t wait to get addicted to that one. See trailers for each, below!

 

Rebecca Creskoff is hitting the small screen as Christine Heldens on “Bates Motel”. The Hitchcock spinoff based on mega-hit Psycho is one of A&E’s newest series. Rebecca’s character Christine is a sophisticated New Yorker who takes Norma Bates under her wings and tries to turn her into a functional member of society. See a little clip, below!


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