History hit Vikings will end after its upcoming sixth season, but the saga could continue. Deadline reports series creator Michael Hirst and MGM Television are in talks with History to extend the franchise with a new series. Season five is slated to end on January 30, with season six launching later this year.
Fox competition The Masked Singer scored the second-best debut among A18-49 of any series (excluding sports) this season. The premiere delivered a hefty 2.9 rating – just below 3.0 for NBC’s This Is Us. Masked Singer, featuring costumed celebs, also drew 9.21 million viewers, the season’s fifth-best among broadcast nets.
Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie, starring Idris Elba (Luther) as struggling DJ-turned-“manny,” premieres Friday, March 15. Also on the streamer, season two of Marvel’s The Punisher launches Friday, January 18.
Netflix pulled an episode of Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia following a legal threat from the government over a segment in which Minhaj criticized U.S. ties to the regime and mocked Saudi attempts to explain the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission charged that the content […]
Believe it. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Is making another comeback, 100 years after Robert L. Ripley launched the brand. Travel Channel ordered a reboot of the series with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) as host and EP. Look for the revival to showcase “the most astonishing, real and one-of-a-kind stories.” The series, currently […]
Comcast and Verizon Fios have dropped multicultural-focused network Fuse. Fuse President and CEO Michael Schwimmer called the Comcast decision “both surprising and troubling considering that Fuse met Comcast’s financial demands and no other requirements were ever communicated to us.” Comcast said in a statement that much of the content carried by Fuse is similar to […]
Abby Lee Miller will return to Lifetime’s Dance Moms for season eight, the reality star shared on Instagram. Miller, who served time last year for bankruptcy fraud and is recovering from spinal surgery, said the season will start filming at the end of the month.
USA Network continues to dominate cable TV as the most-watched ad-supported network (non-news/non-sports), according to Nielsen. The network has been No. 1 for 13 years and is second among 18-49-year-olds for the second straight year, though at 1.48M viewers it saw a 9% drop from last year. Next in line is HGTV (1.45M/-5% drop); TBS […]
The Producers Guild of America will give the 2019 Stanley Kramer Award to Grace & Frankie actress Jane Fonda at its 30th annual PGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 19. The award is designed to honor a production, producer or individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates or raises public awareness of social issues. […]
The fourth season of Showtime’s drama Billions, one of the network’s most-watched series, will drop Sunday, March 17, at 9p.