FYI orders Downton Shabby

FYI orders Downton Shabby

FYI greenlit Downtown Shabby from 3 Ball Entertainment. Series focuses on older homes that look perfect on the outside, but are practically unlivable on the inside. Production has begun on eight one-hour episodes to bow fall 2016.

Big Brother renewed for seasons 19 and 20

Big Brother renewed for seasons 19 and 20 (Sonja Fleming)

CBS renewed Big Brother for seasons 19 and 20, to air in 2017 and 2018. The summer reality show is aging well – summer-to-date, all three weekly broadcasts rank among the top five programs among A18-34 and the top 10 among A18-49 and A25-54, and total streams across digital platforms are up 33 percent versus […]

SNL trimming cast

SNL trimming cast

The exits continue at Saturday Night Live. Following word that Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah will not be returning for Season 42, NBC has confirmed that Jon Rudnitsky has been let go from the sketch comedy series.

Archer moving to FXX

Archer moving to FXX.

In January 2017, FX’s flagship animated series Archer will move to FXX, as part of an animation push for the comedy-centric network. “We are really happy with FXX, it’s growing, particularly in the younger end of the spectrum,” noted Landgraf. “As freestanding studio, ADHD shut down, but you will see FXX going really aggressively in […]

VH1’s not-so-odd couple

Smokin’: VH1 renews Martha & Snoop series

Domestic diva Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Dogg are teaming for a reality series greenlit by VH1. Martha & Snoop’s Dinner Party (wt) “will redesign the traditional food competition in a new, different and very funny way,” said Stewart. “My homegirl, Martha and I have a special bond that goes way back,” added Snoop Dogg. […]

Lethal Weapon shifts gears on Fox

Lethan Weapon shifts into high gear

Fox’s upcoming Lethal Weapon reboot isn’t flying quite as high as the movie franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. “In the films, I believe [Gibson’s] character was doing cocaine, which jacked things up a bit,” said Clayne Crawford, taking on the role of Riggs. “This is Fox, it’s family hour, and there’s no cocaine. […]

Bravo charts end to Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce

Call all your friends, Bravo sets return date for Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (Dean Buscher)

Season 5 will be that last for Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, with the remaining three seasons totaling 19 episodes. “This 19 episode order across 3 seasons enables Marti [Noxon] to tell the story she envisioned for the characters she created without the constraints of season to season orders, fully realized through to completion,” said […]

Fox has a Pitch for baseball fans

Fox has  a Pitch for baseball fans (Ray Mickshaw)

Fox wants to hit it out of the park with baseball drama Pitch. “Pitch Night at the Ballpark,” featuring events, meet-and-greets and a screening of the pilot episode on the scoreboard, will be held in 43 Minor League stadiums and 12 independent college and summer league ballparks during August and September. Series launches for the […]

Lily Tomlin to receive top honor at SAG Awards

Lily Tomlin to receive top honor at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Lily Tomlin has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award. The Grace and Frankie star will be presented with her award at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29 at 8p. “She has an ability to create diverse […]