NBCUniversal’s Lifestyle Group is undergoing a significant restructure. Key operations of E! are being combined with Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids, with about 5% of the group’s workforce trimmed. The reorg includes the integration of E! and Bravo’s development teams under Rachel Smith, who’s currently SVP, Bravo Development. Jen Neal, previously EVP E! Marketing & […]
Sheldon and Amy are reuniting. The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik have joined forces on Carla, a new comedy from Warner Bros. TV, based on Miranda Hart’s BBC series Miranda. While all broadcast networks were reportedly bidding on the project, starring and executive produced by Bialik and executive produced by Parsons, Fox […]
Ready…set…rebrand! Katz Networks will rebrand Escape as Court TV Mystery on Monday, September 30. Court TV Mystery will continue to target women 25-54, with programming anchored in true-crime with a line-up of series including Forensic Files, American Greed, FBI Files and more, but bolstered by the name recognition of Katz sib Court TV. “Court TV […]
Disney Junior ordered a third season of Fancy Nancy, cable’s #1 series among Girls 2-5 and Girls 208 during its first year. The order comes ahead of the start of the show’s sophomore run on Friday, October 4 at 11:30a.
NBCUniversal named its upcoming streaming service Peacock, a reference to NBC’s iconic logo. The service is scheduled to launch in April and will be anchored by over 15,000 hours of content from the conglomerate’s TV and movie catalogue. NBCU is taking The Office from Netflix in 2021 and also plans to make Peacock the sole […]
Keifer Sutherland is going on the run for Quibi. The 24 and Designated Survivor actor was tapped to star in the streamer’s new take on the 1993 Harrison Ford film, The Fugitive, which was based on the 1960s TV series. Sutherland will play detective Clay Bryce, who’s trying to apprehend Mike Ferro (Boyd Holbrook). Project […]
Netflix may soon have no more Friends and get kicked out of The Office, but the streamer landed global exclusive SVOD rights to Seinfeld. “Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show,” said Mike Hopkins, Chairman, Sony Pictures Television. “Now, 30 years after its premiere, Seinfeld remains center stage.” The comedy classic will become available in […]
After suffering an injury during rehearsals that required surgery, Christie Brinkley has been replaced on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars by her daughter, 21-year-old Sports Illustrated model Sailor. “Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on Dancing with the Stars this season,” said Brinkley. “Sailor joined the cast […]
Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie and Becki Newton reteam to star as brother and sister in Fun, which landed a pilot production commitment from CBS. Funeral home comedy comes from Michael Patrick King (2 Broke Girls), former Ugly Betty EPs Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally and Warner Bros. TV.
Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? premieres Friday, October 11 at 7p. Three-parter based on the ‘90s kids cult classic has been reimagined for a new generation.