John Noble, whose Sleepy Hollow character was killed off at the end of season 2, will return for season 4. Fox drama resumes in 2017.
Comedy Central renewed @midnight with Chris Hardwick, with a season four 40-week order for 2017. “I defy anyone to find a show with a higher joke-per-minute ratio,” said net president Kent Alterman. The late-nighter moved to the 11:30p slot after the cancellation of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.
Marvel-ous news: Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) has been added to the cast of Netflix’s Marvel’s Iron Fist, debuting March 17. The announcement was made at New York Comic-Con. Also shared at the event was the news that Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil) nabbed a role on the streaming service’s The Punisher, arriving in 2018. And Sigourney Weaver […]
Dr. Phil McGraw is TV’s top-paid host, according to Forbes Magazine, raking in $88 million in pre-tax earnings between June 2015-2016. And that was before Bull, the CBS drama based on McGraw’s early career as a trial consultant, for which he holds creator and executive producer credits, got off to a strong start. Ellen DeGeneres […]
Linda Ong, CEO and founder of cultural insights agency TruthCo., is moving to Civic Entertainment Group, a Seacrest Global Group company, as Chief Culture Officer. “It’s been a rewarding experience to work with some of the best names in the TV industry for the past 16 years. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and will […]
MGM Television and Digital chief Mark Burnett is back as executive producer of the People’s Choice Awards 2017, which will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in LA Wednesday, January 18 at 9p on CBS. Voting to determine nominees begins Tuesday, October 25 at www.PeoplesChoice.com.
Z Living is continuing to step up its original programming. The health entertainment net ordered series Popsugar Presents: Conquered and earmarked it for a January premiere. Produced by Popsugar Studios, each half-hour episode will feature people who have conquered obstacles to achieve their goals. “Conquered is a great example of the innovation and creativity to […]
He liked it! Simon Cowell, creator of the Got Talent format and judge this past season for the American version, has signed on for three more years. He’ll be joined again by Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel for season 12, arriving in summer 2017. Its last go-round, Talent was number one among all […]
Paul Buccieri has been promoted to President, A+E Studios & A+E Networks Portfolio Group. In the new role, Buccieri will be responsible for A+E Studios and for leveraging the synergies across the A+E Networks brand portfolio. “The growth of A+E Studios is a major priority for us as content ownership and capabilities are vital for […]
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch hinted that the series could be coming to a close after its fourth season, in an interview with GQ UK. “It might be the end of an era. It goes to a place where it will be pretty hard to follow on immediately,” said Cumberbatch. The BBC One series has aired […]