CNN sets premiere for James Arthur Ray doc

CNN sets premiere for James Arthur Ray doc

CNN will debut Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray on Thursday, December 1 at 9p and 11p with limited interruption. The movie, which world-debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April, probes motivational speaker Ray’s meteoric rise, jail time and return to the $11 billion self-help industry following his conviction […]

Media execs assess Trump’s impact on the industry

How will Trump affect the media business?

What will a Donald Trump presidency mean for the media business? Before the election, the candidate said his administration would block AT&T’s planned purchase of Time Warner Inc., and look into breaking up Comcast Corp. and NBCUniversal. “Deals like this destroy democracy,” said Trump. But AT&T CFO John Stephens struck an optimistic note during an […]

Showtime gets Rosie

Showtime gets Rosie

Rosie O’Donnell is onboard Showtime comedy pilot SMILF. The comedian and former talk show host will play the mother of a single twentysomething.

Telemundo cheers “Latino vote awakening”

Telemundo cheers "Latino vote awakening"

When it came to Latinos, did Donald Trump hit a wall yesterday? Hispanic voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for the presidential election, a surge that got an assist from efforts by U.S. Spanish-language networks over the past months. “If there is a story I have been waiting to report during my more than 30 […]

Goldbergs spinoff in the works at ABC

The Goldbergs spinoff in the works

A spinoff of The Goldbergs, set in the 1990s and starring Bryan Callen, who recurs as high school gym teacher Rick Mellor, is in the works at ABC. The network is teaming with the sitcom’s creator, Adam F. Goldberg on the project, which will center on two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures […]

CBS adds to election coverage

CBS adds to election coverage

CBS announced additional Election Day coverage plans. CBS Evening News expanded to an hour last night and will stretch again Wednesday night, November 9, from 6:30-7:30p, while CBS This Morning adds an hour of coverage Wednesday, from 7a-10a. Streaming service CBSN is offering continuous coverage today starting at 6a; network coverage starts at 7a with […]

TV Land orders American Woman to series

TV Land orders American Woman to series

TV Land ordered American Woman to series. The 1970s period dramedy, inspired the life of Kyle Richards (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), stars Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) as a single mother struggling to raise two daughters. John Wells Productions will produce in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Simpsons order smashes primetime record

Simpsons order smashes prime time record

Fox ordered two more seasons of The Simpsons – numbers 29 and 30 – which will raise the total number of episodes to 669, the most ever for a primetime scripted show. “This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs, Fox […]

Jordi Arancio upped at ABC

Jori Arancio promoted to SVP at ABC

Jori Arancio had been elevated to Senior Vice President, Communications, ABC Entertainment & ABC Studios. In the new role, Arancio will work closely with Patrick Moran, President, ABC Studios and Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment, and be responsible for all strategic corporate communication efforts; consumer press campaigns; awards outreach; and talent relations for the two […]