TNT is killing Murder in the First after three seasons. The September 4 finale of the crime drama drew a season high 1.6 million viewers in Live+SD.
ION Television is launching a new graphics package including a new logo to accompany its established “Positively Entertaining” tagline. The launch coincides with ION’s fall programming debut, which kicks off this week with new seasons of Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods and Law & Order: SVU and the season 4 premiere of original series Saving Hope.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is building the team behind his Rock the Troops holiday event special. Johnson and his Seven Buck Productions is partnering with Spike TV, Casey Patterson Entertainment and Don Mischer Productions to create a music and entertainment experience created to honor, inspire and captivate the men and women of America’s Armed Services. […]
Billy Bush, suspended from Today after the 2005 Access Hollywood video surfaced that included a crude conversation between Bush and Donald Trump, may be gone for good. After the morning show’s exec producer, Noah Oppenheimer, noted in a memo on Sunday that “there is simply no excuse for Billy’s language and behavior on that tape,” […]
John Noble, whose Sleepy Hollow character was killed off at the end of season 2, will return for season 4. Fox drama resumes in 2017.
Comedy Central renewed @midnight with Chris Hardwick, with a season four 40-week order for 2017. “I defy anyone to find a show with a higher joke-per-minute ratio,” said net president Kent Alterman. The late-nighter moved to the 11:30p slot after the cancellation of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.
Marvel-ous news: Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) has been added to the cast of Netflix’s Marvel’s Iron Fist, debuting March 17. The announcement was made at New York Comic-Con. Also shared at the event was the news that Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil) nabbed a role on the streaming service’s The Punisher, arriving in 2018. And Sigourney Weaver […]
Dr. Phil McGraw is TV’s top-paid host, according to Forbes Magazine, raking in $88 million in pre-tax earnings between June 2015-2016. And that was before Bull, the CBS drama based on McGraw’s early career as a trial consultant, for which he holds creator and executive producer credits, got off to a strong start. Ellen DeGeneres […]
Linda Ong, CEO and founder of cultural insights agency TruthCo., is moving to Civic Entertainment Group, a Seacrest Global Group company, as Chief Culture Officer. “It’s been a rewarding experience to work with some of the best names in the TV industry for the past 16 years. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and will […]
MGM Television and Digital chief Mark Burnett is back as executive producer of the People’s Choice Awards 2017, which will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in LA Wednesday, January 18 at 9p on CBS. Voting to determine nominees begins Tuesday, October 25 at www.PeoplesChoice.com.