ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel will be first to sit in the guest co-host seat on Live With Kelly Ripa after the departure of Michael Strahan (did you hear he’s going to Good Morning America?). Kimmel joins Ripa on the syndicated morning talker Monday, May 16. The show will rotate co-hosts until a permanent […]
Oprah Winfrey will star in as well as executive produce The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, greenlit by HBO Films, about a poor black farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge and used to make major discoveries in medical research. Winfrey’s Harpo Films acquired the book rights in 2010 and will produce along with […]
Hot to trot: Former figure skater Johnny Weir will wear a Tweet-powered brooch during NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby this year, in the shape of a small horse. The more conversation that’s generated by Weir’s hat, the more the horse will gallop and light up (hashtag: #WatchMeNeighNeigh). The 142nd Run for the Roses airs […]
Joy Reid is taking over Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC timeslot, effective May 7. Reid is set to host a new weekend program on Saturdays and Sundays at 10a, the timeslot formerly held byMHP, hosted by Harris-Perry, who left in February after a falling out with management. “Melissa did a show that was incredibly valuable,” said Reid. […]
The Office alum John Krasinski has signed for the title role in Jack Ryan, the series based on Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero. Project is set at Amazon through Paramount TV.
NBCUniversal is acquiring DreamWorks Animation in a $3.8 billion transaction expected to close by the end of 2016. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (Universal Pictures, Fandango and NBCUniversal Brand Development). “DreamWorks Animation is a great addition to NBCUniversal,” said Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. “Jeffrey Katzenberg and the DreamWorks […]
Alec Baldwin will host a 10-episode primetime edition of Match Game. The FremantleMedia North America reboot is part of a “Sunday Fun & Games Night” block kicking off on ABC June 26, along with Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan. “I am beyond grateful to ABC and FremantleMedia for […]
CBS’s daytime lineup isn’t going anywhere – Let’s Make a Deal, The Talk, The Bold and the Beautiful (picked up for two years), and The Price Is Right and The Young and the Restless, which previously were picked up through 2017, were all renewed. The shows are up an average 2 percent in viewers versus […]
Martin Short will play Edna Turnblad’s husband Wilbur and Derek Hough (Dancing With the Stars) takes on TV host Corny Collins in NBC event Hairspray Live!, set for Wednesday, December 7. Short’s variety show with Maya Rudoloph, Maya and Martin in Manhattan, launches on NBC Tuesday, May 31 at 10p.
Gordon Ramsay, chef, TV personality and producer, has cooked up Studio Ramsay, an indie production company solely owned by him, where he plans to create unscripted shows and develop talent. Studio Ramsay also will have a scripted division to focus on food-themed programming. Ramsay and his new company are in a joint venture with All3Media, […]