CBS orders Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts’ Jermaine Fowler not ‘Sorry’ about new series

CBS gave a series order to comedy Superior Donuts, starring Judd Hirsch as the owner of a donut shop, and Jermaine Flower (Friends of the People) as his new young employee, for broadcast midseason. “This show has been very high on our radar since we first put it in development last winter,” said Glenn Geller, […]

Uma Thurman takes role on Bravo series

Uma Thurman takes role on new Bravo series

Uma Thurman will guest in a story arc on upcoming Bravo scripted series, My So-Called Wife (wt), as lethal and mysterious Lenny Cohen. “Uma and I have been friends for a very long time – I’m thrilled that after many tries we’ll finally get to work together,” said executive producer Adam Brooks. “Paul Adelstein and […]

All access: Moonves upbeat on CBS digital services

CBS chief con

Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia yesterday, Les Moonves, chairman and chief executive of CBS Corp., outlined the company’s top drivers as global expansion and digital services including CBS All Access and Showtime Now, noting it was very possible CBS would best its 8 million subscriber target for OTT services by 2020. He also touted the […]

They grow up so fast: Arthur set to begin 20th season

They grow up so fast: Arthur set to begin 20th season

Holding the title of TV’s longest-running children’s animated series, Arthur kicks off season 20 on PBS Kids on October 10, with new episodes that give fans a glimpse into the past, present, and future of the characters. Some anniversary stats: Arthur is currently broadcast in more than 80 countries and draws 7 million viewers per […]

Jimmy Fallon hosts Hillary

Jimmy Fallon hosts Hillary (Andrew Lipovsky)

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon, criticized for being easy on guest Donald Trump last Thursday (tweeted Jeopardy whiz Ken Jennings, “In his defense, Jimmy Fallon just pulled in a 35 share among white supremacists 18-49”), responded to post-Emmys prodding from TMZ. “Have you seen my show?” the NBC late night host asked. “I’m never too […]

Richard Dreyfuss: I’m not dead yet

Richard Dreyfuss: I'm not dead yet

Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus did show up, to pick up her record fifth consecutive Emmy and dedicate it to her father, businessman/poet William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away Friday. “I’m so glad he liked Veep, because his opinion was the one that really mattered,” said Louis-Dreyfus. Responding to confused fans, actor Richard Dreyfuss later tweeted, “I’m actually […]

Big winners at the Primetime Emmys

The People v.. O.J. Simpson wins big

Big winners at the Primetime Emmys last night included: Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones Best Actor in a Drama: Rami Malek – Mr. Robot Best Actress in a Drama: Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black Best Comedy Series: VEEP Best Actress in a Comedy: Julia Louis Dreyfus – VEEP Best Actor in a Comedy: Jeffrey […]

Bruce Rosenblum joins Disney|ABC TV Group

Bruce Rosenblum joins Disney|ABC TV Group

Bruce Rosenblum has joined Disney|ABC Television Group as President, Business Operations, part of a reorganization to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency while optimizing revenue streams. Rosenblum will have direct oversight and responsibility for all aspects of Disney|ABC business operations, including Global Distribution; Affiliate Sales and Marketing; Digital Media, Strategy and Business Development; Media Operations, Engineering […]