ABC gave a script commitment to the Designing Women sequel in the works at Sony Pictures Television. The original’s creator, Linda Bloodworth Thomason and exec producer Harry Thomason are both onboard the project, which will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers. The original ran on CBS from 1986-1993.
Nickelodeoon’s reboot of preschool series Blue’s Clues (1996-2006) has a new host and a new name. Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz (Disney’s Aladdin) will be puppy Blue’s new pal on Blue’s Clues & You; production starts this month in Toronto. Said original Blues Clues host Steve Burns, who helped in the search, “I give Josh […]
Writer/producer Tracey Scott Wilson, a staple on FX’s The Americans for five seasons, signed an overall production deal with FX Productions, the studio behind the series, to develop original content for FX Networks and other outlets.
Kevin Hart will share co-hosting duties on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, September 19. Appearance will mark Hart’s eighth appearance on The Tonight Show, which introduced a series of co-hosts beginning with Cardi B on April 9.
NBC is set to end the 52-week Nielsen season as the most-watched network for the first time since the 2001-2002 season, squeaking by CBS with 7.8 million total viewers in Live+7 data versus 7.7 million. ABC drew 5.6 million viewers, Fox 4.2 million and CW 1.5 million. NBC led the A18-49 demo for the fifth […]
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek started the game show’s 35th season with a full beard – but will he end it that way? “No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation,” said 78-year-old Trebek on the show opener. “Because so many of you people asked about it, I decided to regrow my mustache, but […]
The day after Les Moonves stepped down as CEO of CBS amid allegations of sexual misconduct, acting CEO (and former COO) Joe Ianniello sent a memo to staff saying, “at the at the core of any company is its culture. And never has it been more important for us to make it abundantly clear that […]
FX outlaw biker drama Mayans M.C. premiered to the best ratings of any new cable series this year in every major demo, including A25-54 (2.8 million), A18-49 (2.5 million) and A18-34 (1 million).
CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves is stepping down, effective immediately, and the CBS board is getting six new directors. Facing backlash about Moonves’ potential severance, CBS said it will donate $20 million to organizations supporting workplace equality for women, out of money that would have gone to Moonves. CBS said the amount of Moonves’ payout […]
Rita Ferro’s star continues to rise at Disney/ABC. Ferro, who last year was promoted to oversee sales for the company’s entertainment, news and kids programming including ABC, Freeform, all Disney channels and the Disney Digital Network, has been upped to president of Disney advertising sales and will add ESPN to her portfolio after Ed Erhardt, […]