The Insider cancelled after 13 years

Debbie Matenopoulos and Louis Aguirre

After 13 seasons, The Insider, is ending its run in September. CBS TV Distribution’s newsmagazine, hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos and Louis Aguirre, has long aired as a companion to Entertainment Tonight. The show’s staff was told of the cancellation during a meeting on Tuesday morning.

Lady Gaga heading to RuPaul’s Drag Race

Lady Gaga

Fresh off her Super Bowl halftime show performance, Lady Gaga is heading to primetime, on the season premiere of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. The kickoff episode features a surprise opening and unveils a court of cut-throat queens competing for a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Bravo gets a brand refresh

Bravo gets a refresh

Bravo is unveiling a brand refresh today, tied to the debut of its new scripted drama, Imposters. In addition to a new, cleaner logo, changes include a “bright and fun” gender neutral color palette, and the end of the “By Bravo” tagline. Seven years after the net last changed its look, the goal is to […]

Annette Bening joins FX drama

Annette Bening joins FX drama

Annette Bening will play the governor of Louisiana in FX’s Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of the limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

Edie Falco cast in Dick Wolf series

Edie Falco cast in Dick Wolf series

Emmy winner Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) will play defense attorney Leslie Abramson on NBC’s upcoming Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders. “I’ve known Edie for more than two decades,” said executive producer Dick Wolf. “Our working relationship started when she was among an elite group of actors who made multiple appearances as […]

ABC orders Carol Burnett pilot

Burnett's back, and ABC's got her

ABC ordered a pilot for Household Name, a comedy starring Carol Burnett as a larger-than-life eccentric actress, written and exec produced by Michael Saltzman and exec produced by Amy Poehler via her Paper Kite. Universal Television is the studio. Pilots for Losing It, from DJ Nash (Truth Be Told) and Kapital Entertainment, and an untitled […]

Schwarzenegger not smiling over Trump’s ratings prayer

Schwarzenegger not smiling over Trump ratings prayer

As seen on TV: Donald Trump took the first moments of the National Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday to praise his success as a television show host and blast the ratings for Celebrity Apprentice and its current host Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can. For those ratings. OK?” Trump told […]

WGN America aiming high for season 2 debut of Underground

And the winners of the inaugural Cynopsis TV Awards, handed out Tuesday in NYC’s Edison Ballroom are:

WGN America released key art for the second season of its series Underground ahead of the season premiere on Wednesday, March 8 at 10p. The release of images coincides with the series’ participation at aTVfest, which honored Underground with its annual Cast Award for outstanding contributions to the art of television. Season 2 follows an […]

Oxygen turns to crime

Oxygen turns to crime

Apparently, crime pays – Oxygen Media is refocusing its programming, expanding to a crime destination for women. New series include Three Days to Live (harrowing abductions), launching Sunday, March 5, along with a revival of Cold Justice (small town murder cases), from Dick Wolf, and The Jury Speaks (controversial courtroom cases), both premiering in 3Q17. […]

Tamron Hall exits NBC

Tamron Hall exits NBC

On the heels of word that Fox News transplant Megyn Kelly will take a slice of NBC’s Today show, comes the news that Tamron Hall is leaving the network when her contract expires this month. Hall, who served as anchor on NBC and MSNBC and co-hosted the 9a hour of Today with Al Roker, was […]