60 Minutes’ Safer dies just a week after announcing retirement

60 Minutes' Safer dies just a week after announcing retirement  (John Paul Filo)

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 […]

And the crowd goes WILD. Albert upped at Nat Geo

And the crowd goes WILD. Albert upped at Nat Geo

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 […]

Christine Baranski to star in Good Wife spin-off

Christine Baranski to star in Good Wife spin-off

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 crowd turned out for Turner

A crowd turned out for Turner

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 […]

AMC greenlights comic book doc series

AMC greenlights comic book doc series

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 […]

One big happy company: Steve Burke at NBCUni

One big happy company: Steve Burke at NBCU Upfront (Virginia Sherwood)

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, […]

Alexander Hamilton, no ticket needed

Alexander Hamilton, no ticket needed

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.

NBC cancels Mysteries of Laura

NBC cancels Mysteries of Laura (Paul Sarkis)

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 […]

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