Michele Ganeless exiting Comedy Central

Michele Ganeless exits Comedy Central

After a 12-year tenure at the network, Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless is stepping down. Ganeless, who had a 25-year run at Viacom, is being replaced by Kent Alterman, currently president of original programming. “Michele has decided to step away from her role as President of Comedy Central. During her long and successful tenure the […]

Lynda Carter lands lifetime achievement award

Lynda Carter to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Gracie Awards

Lynda Carter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st Annual Gracie Awards on Tuesday, May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The gala honors outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women.

Tim Matheson is back in the west wing, starring in Nat Geo’s Killing Reagan

Tim Matheson is back in the west wing as star of Nat Geo’s Killing Reagan

Tim Matheson (The West Wing) will star in Killing Reagan, National Geographic Channel’s upcoming two-hour scripted movie and the fourth in the partnership among Nat Geo, Scott Free Productions and Bill O’Reilly. Matheson will portray the actor turned California governor turned President. Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) will play first lady Nancy Reagan. Rod […]

SundanceTV welcomes Cleverman in June

SundanceTV welcomes Cleverman in June

SundanceTV’s new genre drama Cleverman will premiere Wednesday, June 1 at 10p. The six-ep series, starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Frances O’Connor (The Missing), is set in the very near future and centers on a group of extraordinary beings from ancient mythology who battle for survival in a world where humans feel threatened […]

Shirley MacLaine set in Paramount Television dramedy

Shirley MacLaine set in Paramount Television dramedy

Shirley MacLaine and Matthew Broderick are attached to star in Paramount Television dramedy Bettyville. The story, about a man who relocates to care for his aging mother, is based on the memoir by George Hodgman. “Paramount TV could not be in better hands than those of Shirley MacLaine and Matthew Broderick,” said company president Amy […]

Fox goes straight to series with Seth MacFarlane

MacFarlane among latest wave of Emmys presenters

Seth MacFarlane will star in and exec produce a sci-fi dramedy for Fox, slated for the 2017-2018 season. Fox gave a 13-episode straight-to-series order for the show, produced by 20th Century Fox and set 300 years in the future. Fox Television Group CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden called MacFarlane “one of the smartest, funniest […]

Sheri Salata stepping down at OWN

Sheri Salata stepping down at OWN

OWN co-president Sheri Salata is leaving the network to launch her own firm, leaving Erik Logan as sole president. “I give my deep thanks and appreciation to Sheri not only for helping to create a strong platform of growth for OWN and our digital business, but for her tireless commitment and sacrifice producing the final […]

Les Moonves bullish on Upfronts

Moonves:  Entertainment Tonight could be headed to VOD

Les Moonves said CBS “is salivating” ahead of Upfronts, anticipating bigger sales and higher prices than last year. In CBS’ earnings call yesterday, the CEO predicted double digit percent price increases, shrugging off concerns about competition from digital. “Questions are now arising about the effectiveness of certain digital media platforms,” noted Moonves, who also said […]