The 2019 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner will not be emceed by a comedian, as it has been since the early 1980s. Instead, the WHCA announced esteemed historian and author Ron Chernow will be the speaker. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back […]
Universal Television Alternative Studio head Meredith Ahr has been promoted to President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. Ahr will oversee all aspects of unscripted at the network, Universal Television Alternative Studio and first-run syndication.
Channing Dungey is stepping down as President of ABC Entertainment. She’ll be replaced in the role by Karey Burke, head of Freeform original programming. Burke will report to Dana Walden, Chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment, upon the completion of the 21st Century Fox acquisition. Said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney […]
Season two of Showtime’s SMILF premieres Sunday, January 20, at 10:30p. Among the comedy’s guest stars for its sophomore run are Melanie Griffith (Working Girl), Ally Sheedy (Psych) and Trump accuser Stormy Daniels.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace is set to interview President Donald Trump on Fox News Sunday on November 18 at 2p. Topics will include questions about CNN’s lawsuit against the White House after Trump pulled the credentials of reporter Jim Acosta.
Robert Rodriguez, founder and chairman of El Rey Network, sits down with Barbra Streisand for a rare in-person interview on The Director’s Chair. Special airs Monday, November 26, at 8p on El Rey Network.
MTV is going wild again, bringing “MTV Spring Break” back to Cancun in 2019 with performers, surprise celebrity guests, and thousands of (maybe-not-on-their-best-behavior) young people. In a nod to the current cultural climate, the net will also concurrently host alternative Spring Break events for young activists who use their free time to give back. The […]
Breakthrough With Dr. Steve Perry landed a limited run on Fox Television Stations. The syndicated talker from CBS Television Distribution, starring educator and advocate Perry, will get a two-week try-out beginning January 7 in eight markets. “We think Breakthrough has potential,” said Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming for Fox TV Stations. “And being able to […]
Jimmy Kimmel and entrepreneur/producer Brent Montgomery, with Wheelhouse Entertainment, are launching media shingle Kimmelot to develop and produce unscripted and scripted projects for linear TV and digital, an app/mobile-based content. Kimmel also will become a partner in Wheelhouse Entertainment, the company Montgomery started in January 2018 after he departed his post as CEO of ITV […]
The final season is coming. HBO yesterday announced the eighth and final chapter of Game of Thrones will launch in April. The network released a promotional video that didn’t include a specific date but affirmed April is debut month.