TV Land cancels Lopez and Throwing Shade

TV Land cancels Lopez.

TV Land has cut ties with two more original series, canceling Lopez after two seasons and late-night comedy Throwing Shade after one. In addition, the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced comedy, Nobodies, is moving to flagship Viacom scripted brand Paramount Network.

Julianne Hough lands pilot at Fox

Julianne Hough lands pilot at FOX.

FOX issued a put pilot order for comedy One Hit Wendy. Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) stars as a singer who peaked at 18 and is now trying to guide her talented niece through the music biz.

Roberto Ruiz upped to head Univision’s new Research, Insights & Analytics group

Roberto Ruiz upped to head Univision’s new Research, Insights & Analytics group

Univision Communications Inc. combined its corporate research and strategy & insights teams to launch its Research, Insights & Analytics group, which unites audience data with behavioral insights to unveil unique opportunities and help corporations better engage the US Hispanic consumer as a source of growth. Leading the new team is Roberto Ruiz, who’s been promoted […]

You’re the Worst to end with season 5

You're the Worst to end with season 5

FXX comedy You’re the Worst, which wrapped its fourth season last night, will end with a fifth and final season next year. FXX said the decision was mutual between the network and creator/showrunner Stephen Falk.

ABC ups order for Roseanne

ABC ups order for Roseanne

ABC upped its order for its Roseanne reboot to 9 episodes. The midseason comedy, complete with the original cast (including nuBecky Sarah Chalke in a different role), will debut in 2018.

Comedy Central fakes it

Comedy Central Fakes it

Comedy Central satire special The Fake News with Ted Nelms, with sounds-like-it-could-be-real-but-its-not “news” delivered by a newscaster who looks suspiciously like Ed Helms, debuts Wednesday, December 13 at 10p. “Obviously there are lot of news organizations out there just making up a bunch of crap and calling it news,” said Helms. “But unlike those others, […]

Kevin Bacon joins Showtime crime drama pilot

Kevin Bacon joins Showtime crime drama pilot

Kevin Bacon (The Following) and Aldis Hodge (Underground) will lead the cast of Showtime pilot City on a Hill, set in early 90s, crime-ridden Boston. The project will be exec produced by beantowners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and Jennifer Todd for Pearl Street Films, written and executive produced by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), and […]

Cannes Lions tamed

Cannes Lions tamed

Cannes Lions owner Ascnetial has responded to ad industry pressure with a streamlining of the festival that significantly cuts costs – including shortening it from 8 to 5 days (Monday-Friday, June 18-22), and the removal of 120 award subcategories. The moves got a thumbs up from Publicis Groupe, which is sitting out the 2018 festival […]

TLC severs ties with Counting On star

TLC severs ties with Counting On star

TLC responded to transphobic comments from Derick Dillard by cutting ties with the Counting On star. Last week Dillard posted a tweet saying transgender I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings was being taken advantage of to promote an agenda, adding it’s “just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.” One person who won’t be on TV […]

Plus 10 for Chris Gethard

Plus 10 for Chris Gethard

truTV ordered an additional 10 episodes of live late night series The Chris Gethard Show, which will premiere in spring 2018. The series, which launched on a public access channel in 2011, then spent 2 seasons on Fusion, made its truTV debut in August.

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