Johnson flexes his ‘Muscle’ for new beachy USA series

NBC teaming with Dwayne Johnson and NBC's playing Games with Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is flexing again, this time developing scripted drama series Muscle Beach, which USA Network has acquired. From Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and Flynn Picture Co., the project is set in a l bodybuilding gym in ‘80s Venice Beach, CA, where an ensemble of lost souls aim to reinvent themselves.

Animal Planet to share inspiring story of Grecia the toucan

Animal Planet to share inspiring story of Grecia the toucan

Animal Planet will premiere Toucan Nation, the story of Grecia, the toucan in Costa Rica whose unconscionable abuse sparked international outrage and inspired a national animal welfare campaign, on August 24 at 10p. Seeking to improve the life of this helpless bird after half of his beak was torn from his face, animal rescuers and […]

JLo and NBC collaborating on dance series

JLo and NBC collaborating on dance series.

NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions are hitting the floor with a 10-episode order for World of Dance. In partnership with World of Dance, the series will feature performers vying for a prize of $1 million. “This will be a fierce talent-heavy dance competition that embraces the raw emotion and excitement […]

Samantha Bee presents Full Frontal convention special

Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee, host of TBS late-night series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, presents A Very Special Full Frontal Special, bowing Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30p. Bee and the show’s writers begin a road trip to Ohio, ending up at the Republican National Convention as Donald Trump prepares to accept the presidential nomination. According to a […]

Taye Diggs lands major recurring role on Empire

Taye Diggs lands major recurring role on Empire

Taye Diggs is headed to FOX’s Empire. Diggs has signed on for a major recurring role as Angelo Dubois, a city councilman from a respected and affluent New York family. He’ll debut in the drama’s Wednesday, September 21 premiere.

Fusion to offer fresh take Clinton/Trump convention coverage

Clinton and Trump buy dueling Snapchat promotions

Don’t look for the same-old in Fusion’s multi-platform coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, which begin tonight. Guests and perspectives will deviate from the mainstream in live coverage of “The Trump Show” and “The Hillary Show” starting at 10p each night, said network president and CCO Daniel Eilemberg. “We have found ourselves […]

Tatyana Ali suing Warner Brothers over The Real

Tatyana Ali suing Warner Brothers over The Real

Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) has filed a lawsuit claiming that Warner Bros and Telepictures stole her idea for daytime talker The Real. Ali alleges she came up with the concept for the show and pitched it to execs in 2012, but was told they declined the idea. According to the suit filed […]

Game of Thrones wins Emmy nod competition

HBO planning to crown more Thrones

The 2016 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, and HBO’s Game of Thrones was once again the most-nominated show, with 23 nods. FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was second with 22. Major nominees included: Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot […]

Jose Diaz-Balart joins NBC Nightly News full-time

Jose Diaz-Balart joins NBC Nightly News full-time

Jose Diaz-Balart joins Saturday’s NBC Nightly News as full-time anchor starting August 6. Diaz-Balart, who will continue anchoring Telemundo’s Noticiero Telemundo and Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart, had been rotating in the position since November. “This is a significant moment for the broadcast and a true testament to Jose’s many talents,” said Janelle Rodriguez, SVP editorial, […]

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