People V. O.J. Simpson

A winning weekend for The People v. O.J. Simpson

FX limited series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story wrapped as cable’s most-watched new series of 2016. On a Live+7 basis (through eight weeks, first-run), the series is averaging 7.5 million total viewers, 4.0 million A18-49 and 1.9 million A18-34, number six in delivery of A18-34 and eighth in A18-49 among all primetime […]

New Kids rock the boat again

New Kids rock the boat again

All aboard! Season two of Pop’s Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block launches Thursday, June 9 at 8p. This trip will include virtual reality and 360 degree video (selfies with Donnie!).

President Obama takes Science seriously

President Obama takes Science seriously

The Commander-in-Chief has another job this week: Science Channel guest presenter. President Obama, who has made science a priority during his administration, has a segment during the net’s nightly news coverage, Science Presents DNews, at 9p. The 2016 White House Science Fair is April 13.

Chrysler gets a push from NBCUni

Chrysler gets a push from NBCUni

How far will NBCUniversal go to toot Chrysler’s horn? NBCUni struck a partnership with the auto brand, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment to launch the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Illumination and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets (hitting theatres July 8). Custom content pieces feature Late Night host Seth Meyers and his dog, Frisbee, […]

CBS turns to true crime

CBS turns to true crime

Add CBS to networks shooting for more true crime, with an order for an unscripted anthology series that will feature a new case every season, starting with the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The news follows word that NBC is at work on franchise extender Law & Order: True Crime. What thinks Henry Schleiff, group […]

Gabrielle Carteris elected SAG-AFTRA president

Gabrielle Carteris named SAG-AFTRA president

Gabrielle Carteris, who had been acting president of SAG-AFTRA since Ken Howard’s death on March 23, was elected president by the union’s board of directors. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum had been EVP since 2012. “Ken was a great union leader, friend and mentor,” said Carteris. “He left big shoes to fill, but with the […]

Ben Silverman lands in CEO seat at Propagate

Ben Silverman lands in CEO seat at Propagate

Ben Silverman has landed in the chairman’s seat at Propagate Content, and will serve as co-CEO along with longtime collaborator Howard T. Owens. The company, which is expanding its programming slate to include all genres, received an additional round of investments form A+E Networks and has partnered with Will.i.am and Apple on an unscripted series […]

Melissa McCarthy named MTV Comedic Genius

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy will be honored with the “Comedic Genius” award at Sunday’s 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Previous winners were Will Ferrell in 2013 and Kevin Hart – this year’s host, with Dwayne Johnson – in 2015.

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