Steve Harvey takes a ‘Shot’ hosting new NBC series

Steve Harvey takes a ‘Shot’ hosting new NBC series

NBC set Sunday, March 13 at 8p as the premiere date for alternative series Little Big Shots. The comedy is exec-produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who will also host. Series pits Harvey going toe to toe with “some of the smallest performers with the biggest talent,” ranging from a 4-year-old basketball phenom to […]

Playing House makes it to season three

Playing House makes it to season three (Nicole Wilder)

USA is off the fence about Playing House, renewing the comedy for season three. News broke at TCA on Thursday, when series creators/stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair badgered USA president Chris McCumber during his opening remarks with queries about the fate of their show, until he assured them they’d be back. While season […]

Puja Vohra promoted to EVP

truTV's Puja Vohra promoted to EVP

Marissa Ronca has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Programming, and Puja Vohra to Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital at truTV. Both will continue to report to network president Chris Linn.

Seth Meyers sticking with NBC

Seth Meyers sticks with NBC (Jon Pack)

Late Night host Seth Meyers extended his contract with NBC Entertainment through February 2021. Said Meyers, who started in February 2014, “I can’t thank NBC enough for continuing to support our show and this more than makes up for my disappointment in not getting cast in The Wiz.” Meyers will also host a 2016 New […]

Showtime orders season seven of Shameless

Showtime orders season seven of Shameless

Showtime placed a 12-episode order for season seven of Shameless. Season six is airing Sundays at 9p. “Shameless has clearly resonated with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights over the past 6 years,” said Showtime Networks president of programming, Gary Levine. The net also announced season premiere dates for season five […]

Al Jazeera America shutting down

Al Jazeera America shutting down

Al Jazeera America is shutting down by April 30. In a memo to staff, network CEO Al Anstey said the decision to fold the news net, launched in August 2013, “is driven by the fact that our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”

Ted Danson heads back to NBC

Ted Danson heads back to NBC

Ted Danson (CSI: Cyber), who shot to fame on NBC’s Cheers (1982-1993), and Kristen Bell (House of Lies) have been cast in NBC comedy Good Place, about a woman trying to turn over a new leaf. The network ordered 13 episodes of the Michael Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) series, produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment […]

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos comedy lands at ABC

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos comedy lands at ABC

A comedy from Live! With Kelly and Michael’s Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos’s (Alpha House) Milojo Productions and Andrew Leeds is in development at ABC, reports Deadline. Show centers on a couple irritated by their three daughters’ romantic partners.

Scandal makes a jump

Tony Goldwyn steps behind the camera for new project

When Scandal returns on Thursday, February 11 at 9p on ABC, the show will jump six months into the future. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Goldwyn explained that showrunner Shonda Rhimes is finding inspiration from the current election cycle. Spoiler alert: Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) will be running for president amid a […]

Jonn Legend singing series gets another round at Pop

John Legend singing series gets another round at Pop (Heather Wines)

Pop is teaming up with exec producer John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and Sharp Entertainment for a second season of Sing It On. Docu-series following new teams as they compete to win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella debuts in the second half of 2016.

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