Discovery Communications held an Upfront event in NYC on Tuesday, and it was good news all around. “As a company, we’re showing some tremendous growth and momentum,” said president and CEO David Zaslav. “Our channels have grown in a meaningful way, our channels are on brand, and we’re doing a great job monetizing our content […]
Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions are delving into unscripted TV with The Handmade Project. The competition reality show, which has received a six-episode straight-to-series order by NBC, reunites Poehler with her former Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman. Poehler and Offerman will host the series, which celebrates artisanship and the makers who can […]
Science Channel wooed Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) to appear in and exec produce SciJinks (working title), scheduled to premiere in Q4 2017. Half-hour series will use cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, carried out by a Galecki-orchestrated team of inventive scientists drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more. […]
A+E Networks-owned net FYI has more than 100 hours of unscripted programming, including nine new series and five returning series on tap for 2017. Content focuses on three lifestyle genres: food, relationships and home. The net has seen triple-digit growth across all platforms since January 2015, according to the network, driven by shortform series including […]
Cher pulled out of Lifetime movie Flint, scheduled to begin production next month. “This has been a project so near and dear to my heart, and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story,” said Cher of the film about the Michigan water contamination crisis. “Unfortunately, I will be unable to leave Los […]
Controversial musician Chris Brown will guest on black-ish on Wednesday, March 29. Brown will play a rapper working on a campaign with Dre (Anthony Anderson) in the ABC comedy.
Cinemax cancelled The Knick. Clive Owen had previously said he was done with the series. “After a critically acclaimed two-season run of The Knick on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series,” said In a Kary Antholis, president, HBO miniseries and Cinemax programming. “Despite our pride in and affection […]
Mario Lopez is joining the game show circuit as host of CBS’s Candy Crush, based on the mobile game franchise. “Mario Lopez is a perfect fit to host Candy Crush. As a big fan of the game and a competitor by nature, his larger-than-life enthusiasm matches the size and scope of our show,” said EP […]
The Young & the Restless and its home network CBS garnered the most nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. CBS took a total of 70 nominations, with its beloved soap grabbing 25 noms. ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ Bold and the Beautiful came in just behind Y&R, with 23 noms each. For daytime […]
Wilshire Studios, the unscripted production arm of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, entered an overall development deal with Danny Salles, the exec producer behind docu-series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which earned him an Emmy nomination. Salles most recently executive-produced Todrick (VH1), a docu-series following the YouTube star as he forges his Hollywood career.