Leah Remini working on new religious show for A&E

Leah Remini producing new religious special for A&E.

Backed by the success of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini is working on a new project for A&E that focuses on Jehovah’s Witnesses, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Remini has a first-look production deal with A&E.

Lifetime’s UnREAL moves to Hulu

Lifetime’s UnReal moving to Hulu.

Lifetime’s UnReal is moving to Hulu. The network sold the already-filmed fourth and likely final season of the dark behind-the-scenes-at-a-dating-show drama to the streamer, which already had streaming rights.

Netflix nabs former First Couple

Netflix nabs former First Couple

Barack and Michelle Obama inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. Said the former president, “We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples.” The deal includes scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features, via a new company the Obamas set up called […]

BBC America breaks ratings record

BBC America breaks ratings records

BBC America reached over 11 million viewers for the royal wedding on Saturday, the biggest audience in network history. 1.2 million viewers, and 430,000 among A25-54, watched the live ceremony, making it a top three cable network on all of U.S. television for total viewers and A25-54, and second only to CNN among A18-49.

Royal wedding rules Saturday

Royal wedding rules Saturday

The groundbreaking royal wedding on Saturday included romance, a gospel choir, celebrities, adorable kids, dazzling couture, and an impassioned speech from an American bishop that all made for must-see TV. And almost 30 million U.S. viewers saw it live over 15 networks, despite the early hour, up from the 23 million who watched the televised […]

USA shuts off Falling Water

USA shuts off Falling Water

USA cancelled Falling Water after two seasons. The supernatural drama averaged a soft 461,000 viewers in its first season, but was renewed thanks to a deal with Amazon. There was no saving the show after it dropped to 349,000 during its sophomore run, with 90,000 among A18-49.

Gillian Anderson joins Netflix series

Gillian Anderson joins Netflix series

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.

in the news: Stephen Colbert got real at the Upfronts (John P. Filo)

Stephen Colbert got real at the Upfronts (John P. Filo)

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 […]

Snoop Dogg dropped it like it was hot at Turner

Turner Upfront 2018 Show

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. […]

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