Pop announced a 2017-2018 programming slate that includes 7 new and returning series, and 9 projects in development. Season over season, the net added 58 new national advertisers, expanded its distribution on traditional cable and OTT platforms and saw growth in viewership among A18-49 (+21%) and W25-54 (+13%), according to Nielsen Live+7 data. “Knowing our […]
Queen Latifah (Star), Betsy Brandt (Life in Pieces), Grammy winner Jill Scott and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete) will star in Lifetime movie Flint, following the true story of women who sought justice after their drinking water was contaminated. Queen Latifah will also exec produce. Cher, citing family issues, pulled out of the project last month.
MTV is reviving Fear Factor with a new installment to be hosted by Ludacris. The Viacom network ordered 12 hour-long episodes from Endemol Shine North America to debut Tuesday, May 30 at 10p. Look for the revival to feature stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos.
Donald Sutherland will play billionaire oil man J. Paul Getty in the first installment of FX anthology series Trust. Production begins in June in London for a January 2018 premiere.
CBS will present a new The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special, featuring new Carpool Karaoke, Toddlerography and James Corden’s favorite moments from The Late Late Show on Monday, May 22 at 10p. Featured guests will be announced closer to air. It’s the second primetime Karaoke special for Corden and CBS.
USA Network set August 2 at 10p as the premiere date for new Jessica Biel-fronted drama The Sinner. The net will bow Big Star Little Star, which pairs celebrities with their kids as they playfully test their knowledge of one another, on Wednesday, May 31 at 9p.
Kylie Jenner will star in and exec produce E!’s Life of Kylie, focused on the 19-year-old social media sensation’s career and personal life. Bunim/Murray Productions and Ryan Seacrest Productions will produce the 8-episode Keeping Up With the Kardashians spin-off, premiering this summer.
CMT bought another ticket to Nashville. Picked up after it was canceled by ABC, the country music drama ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched series (2.1 million weekly viewers in L+7) ever. Midseason 5 premiere date is Thursday, June 1 at 9p; season 6 will launch early next year.
Steady as she goes: CBS ordered Criminal Minds for a 12th season. It’s the 19th returning series picked up by the network for the 2017-2018 season.
Collier also shared the news that SundanceTV will start airing the first season of Amazon’s Transparent this summer. In addition to season 2 of Hap and Leonard comes the second season of SundanceTV’s Top of the Lake, with Nicole Kidman joining the returning Elisabeth Moss. New drama Liar stars Downton Abbey’s Joan Froggatt.