Ovation acquired US broadcast and digital rights for four seasons of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations from Discovery. The deal includes seasons 5-8 of the travel and food show, which include such Bourdain journeys as Beirut and Cuba, and the series finale set in Brooklyn. Series will begin airing on Ovation on June 6; episodes also […]
FX partnered with the Peabody Awards for TV special Stories of the Year, slated to air this summer, in which Peabody-winning writers and producers will explore social issues ranging from race to rape culture to multicultural representation in media in a roundtable moderated by comedian Hasan Minhaj. Peabody exec director Jeffrey Jones announced the docu-style […]
Kevin Reilly extended his contract with WarnerMedia through 2022 in a deal that adds truTV to his purview. Reilly is now President of TBS, TNT and truTV, in addition to Chief Creative Officer, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer. “Kevin has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader and his accomplishments throughout his career – and particularly at this […]
Amazon canceled The Tick after two seasons, announced creator Ben Edlund on Twitter. But it may not be curtains for the superhero comedy. “Destiny demands that my compatriots and I now seek a new home for this series,” said Edlund.
CBS revealed that its recently ordered sixth season of Madam Secretary will be its last. Network President Kelly Kahl promised that the 10-episode season would tie up storylines and send the show off “with a great deal of respect and celebration.” The network also unveiled its new slate of programming, touting an improvement in diversity. […]
For the first time in American Idol history, a live coast-to-coast vote during the show will determine the winner of the singing competition, when the series finale airs live Sunday, May 19 at 8p on ABC. The crowning moment will be preceded by special performances from music legends, Idol superstar judges, and more.
The Walt Disney Company is taking full control of Hulu effective immediately, in return for Disney and Comcast entering into a “put/call” agreement for NBCUniversal’s 33% stake in the service. Disney has the right to buy out NBCU’s share of Hulu as early as January 2024. NBCU can end its licensing agreements with Hulu in […]
Comedian Tim Conway died May 14. He was 85. The beloved actor was best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show. “He was one in a million,” said Burnett, “not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being.”
“Today we’re celebrating advertising and the extraordinary content that makes this industry the best it has ever been,” said NBCUniversal’s Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of Advertising and Client Partnerships, from the stage of Radio City Music Hall. In between appearances by the likes of Ted Danson, Tina Fey and Amy Pohler, Oscar winner Rami Malek, Olympic […]
Kerry Washington has joined Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’, the live sitcom special from Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear airing Wednesday, May 22 on ABC. The event will recreate an original episode from each of the two iconic series; Washington will play Helen Willis.