Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer died yesterday at age 84. Safer last week announced his retirement after 46 years on the newsmagazine, noting: “After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and 60 Minutes I have decided to retire. It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye […]
Chris Albert has been promoted to EVP, global communications & talent relations for National Geographic Channels. Albert started at National Geographic as director of communications in 2000. During his tenure, Albert and his team launched landmark campaigns for shows including Brain Games, Breakthrough and The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. In 2010, Albert helped […]
CBS unveiled the logo for the new Star Trek within the television series’ first-ever promotional video. The program is the first original series developed for streaming service CBS All Access. The second is a Good Wife spin-off starring Christine Baranski; the drama got a straight-to-series order. Good Wife’s Cush Lumbo (Lucca) is also onboard. Speaking […]
A mix of premium content and innovation was the recipe served to advertisers at Turner’s Upfront presentation at NYC’s Theater and Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. “When it comes to leading the transformation of this industry, engaging audiences across all platforms and reinvesting for success, Turner is delivering on all fronts,” said Turner president David […]
Showtime’s House of Lies will fold after five seasons. Series finale of the comedy starring Don Cheadle was shot in Havana, Cuba, to air Sunday, June 13 at 9p.
AMC greenlit documentary series Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books (wt), slated for a 2017 premiere. Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) will exec produce through Skybound Entertainment. “At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost,” said Kirkman. “I am a lover of the medium […]
Why combine NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable presentations? “We manage that company as one company,” said CEO Steve Burke at the company’s Upfront on Monday. “Hopefully this will come through during our two hours today.” NBC, poised to finish first for the full 52-week September to September 2015-16 primetime season in A18-49, announced three new series, […]
History special Alexander Hamilton (wt) bows Sunday, June 26 at 9p. The two-hour documentary captures the life and times of our nation’s forgotten (until Broadway, have you tried to get tickets/) founding father.
Clear the decks: Ahead of Upfronts, broadcast nets burst the bubbles of series awaiting word on their fates. ABC’s The Muppets, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Galavant, Nashville, Hearbeat and Castle will not be back. In addition to cancelling CSI: Cyber after two seasons, CBS sent Supergirl flying to sib CW. Fox’s The Grinder, Grandfathered, Cooper Barrett’s […]
Jenna Fischer (The Office) is exiting upcoming CBS comedy Man With a Plan. Matt LeBlanc’s leading lady will be recast.