The CW celebrated its expansion to Sunday nights during its New York City Center Upfront yesterday morning. Supergirl will anchor the night at 8p, followed by a rebooted version of Charmed at 9p.
The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson was tapped to star as a sex therapist in Netflix’s Sex Education. Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) has also boarded the original series…. Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) landed the lead role in Starz’s The Spanish Princess, the third installment following The White Princess and The White Queen.
Minutes before its Upfront presentation yesterday,CBS Corp. was granted a restraining order against National Amusements’ Shari Redstone, preventing NAI from blocking a board meeting that could have diluted its voting shares in CBS from 80% to 17%. National Amusements, which is the controlling shareholder in CBS and Viacom, is pushing for a merger between the two […]
Turner’s Upfront message to advertisers at The Theater at Madison Square Garden: Think different, and take advantage of the omnichannel experiences driven by fans. The time is now for advertisers for invest in audience targeting, said David Levy, president of Turner; the company is expanding its AudienceNow solution to include cross-targeting across Turner’s digital properties. […]
Univision offered a different kind of Upfront this year, a two-day experiential event, “Culture Unbound,” held at Tribeca’s Spring Studios. “Forget the theater district. We’re upfronting in the hip and fun district, which is like the experience we’re giving you today,” said CRO Tonia O’Connor. “It’s time for some disruption.” The crowds (there were three […]
Designated Survivor may not be over after all, despite its cancellation by ABC. eOneis reportedly in talks to shop the Kiefer Sutherland political thriller to other networks.
NBCUniversal’s Upfront on Monday at Radio City Music Hall launched with Will & Grace star Debra Messing leading the NBC gang in an opening musical number. Among the highlights of the event: Project Runway is coming home. The series, which aired on Bravo from 2004-2008 then moved to Lifetime, will be back on Bravo for […]
AMC Networks named Jennifer Caserta as Chief Transformation Officer of the company. Caserta had been President and GM of IFC. Blake Calloway, IFC’s Executive Vice President of Brand Marketing, has been named EVP and Acting GM of IFC.
Kevin Can Wait was canceled by CBS after a second season that saw a ratings decline from the comedy’s strong debut. “I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world,” tweeted series star Kevin James. “Okay, maybe a season 3.”
iZombie is off the bubble – The CW’s undead drama was renewed for season five.