Spike and Nick developing Lip Sync Battle Jr

Spike and Nick developing Lip Sync Battle Jr.

With pint-sized chefs gobbling ratings (MasterChef Junior, Kids Baking Championship) it should come as a no surprise that Spike and Nickelodeon have teamed with Lip Sync Battle’s Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador to develop Lip Sync Battle Jr. The special, a spinoff of the Spike hit, will air later this year on both nets. Meanwhile, […]

Showtime ups Julia Veale to EVP

Julia Veale upped to EVP at Showtime

Showtime Networks promoted Julia Veale from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President, Business, Product Development and Management. Veale reports to Tom Christie, Chief Operating Officer.

Amy Adams signs on for TV drama

Amy Adams signs on for TV drama

Amy Adams is set to star in a drama series adapted from Gillian Flynn bestseller Sharp Objects, being shopped to cable and streaming services by Entertainment One and Blumhouse Productions. Marti Noxon (UnREAL) will exec produce with Flynn.

John Legend, Morgan Freeman, JJ Abrams among latest Oscar presenters

John Legend to tackle lead in NBC’s  Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend join the list of presenters for the 88th Academy Awards, along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the event, airing live Sunday, February 28 at 7p on ABC.

BBC America sets Orphan Black season 4 premiere date

Orphan Black renewed for fifth and final season

The wait is over. BBC America will bring back Peabody Award-winning clone drama Orphan Black for a fourth season on Thursday, April 14 at 10p. The new season sees Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) returning home from her Icelandic hideout to track down an elusive new ally tied to deceased clone Beth (Maslany), whose identity Sarah stole […]

Channing Dungey named ABC Entertainment president

Channing Dungey named ABC Entertainment prez (Craig Sjodin)

hanning Dungey has been named President of ABC Entertainment, replacing Paul Lee. “Channing is a gifted leader and a proven magnet for top creative talent, with an impressive record of developing compelling, breakthrough programming that resonates with viewers,” said Ben Sherwood, President, Disney/ABC Television Group. “We thank Paul for his many accomplishments at ABC and […]

Unforgettable canceled by A&E

A&E cancels Unforgettable

Unforgettable, canceled by CBS after three seasons then picked up by A&E for a fourth, has been canceled again. The crime drama premiered on cable to 1.12 million viewers and .2 among A18-49 in Live+3 ratings. For those keeping count, it’s actually the show’s third cancellation – CBS yanked the series in May 2012 after […]

The Simpsons going live in May

The Simpsons

On the heels of Grease: Live comes another ambitious live venture from Fox – The Simpsons, on May 15. Marge, Lisa and Bart will turn the show over to family patriarch, Homer, who’ll comment on events of the day during both the East Coast and West Coast broadcasts. The final three minutes of the episode […]

Brad Falcuk ups deal with 20th Century TV

Brad Falchuk

Brad Falchuk has inked a new three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, where he has been for nearly a decade. Falchuk will continue his duties on FOX’s Scream Queens, where he serves as showrunner, as well as FX’s American Horror Story and American Crime Story, which he executive produces. In addition, Falchuk will […]