Carpool Karaoke set to go global

Carpool Karaoke set to go global (Darren Michaels)

Late Late Show video hit “Carpool Karaoke” is now available as a format to global broadcasters, announced CBS Studios International and Fulwell 73. In the episodes, combining music and comedy, the host of the show picks up a celeb and drives them in a Carpool Karaoke car. “Ever since Carpool Karaoke has aired as part […]

Mariah Carey in tune with Hallmark

Mariah Carey in tune with Hallmark

Mariah Carey inked a deal with Hallmark Channel to develop, exec produce, direct and star in three original movies over the next two years. Hallmark’s A Christmas Melody, starring and directed by the diva, drew 3.9 million viewers in December, and Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas was the net’s most-watched holiday special. First product of the […]

Fox’s Pitch is off the bench

FOX's Pitch is off the bench (Ray Mickshaw)

Just days after Fox’s Upfront presentation, the net made a change to its fall schedule. Baseball-themed Pitch, which was to launch in the spring, stole the fall Thursday-at-9p timeslot once reserved for the final season of Bones. (Synergy alert: Fox starts airing Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic starting October 25.) Moved to Thursdays at 9p […]

Ewan McGregor headed for Fargo

Ewan McGregor headed for Fargo

Ewan McGregor (Star Wars) will play two brothers in FX anthology Fargo: Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, and younger brother Ray, a balding, pot-bellied loser. Season three premieres in 2017.

60 Minutes’ Safer dies just a week after announcing retirement

60 Minutes' Safer dies just a week after announcing retirement  (John Paul Filo)

Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer died yesterday at age 84. Safer last week announced his retirement after 46 years on the newsmagazine, noting: “After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and 60 Minutes I have decided to retire. It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye […]

And the crowd goes WILD. Albert upped at Nat Geo

And the crowd goes WILD. Albert upped at Nat Geo

Chris Albert has been promoted to EVP, global communications & talent relations for National Geographic Channels. Albert started at National Geographic as director of communications in 2000. During his tenure, Albert and his team launched landmark campaigns for shows including Brain Games, Breakthrough and The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. In 2010, Albert helped […]

Christine Baranski to star in Good Wife spin-off

Christine Baranski to star in Good Wife spin-off

CBS unveiled the logo for the new Star Trek within the television series’ first-ever promotional video. The program is the first original series developed for streaming service CBS All Access. The second is a Good Wife spin-off starring Christine Baranski; the drama got a straight-to-series order. Good Wife’s Cush Lumbo (Lucca) is also onboard. Speaking […]

A crowd turned out for Turner

A crowd turned out for Turner

A mix of premium content and innovation was the recipe served to advertisers at Turner’s Upfront presentation at NYC’s Theater and Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. “When it comes to leading the transformation of this industry, engaging audiences across all platforms and reinvesting for success, Turner is delivering on all fronts,” said Turner president David […]

AMC greenlights comic book doc series

AMC greenlights comic book doc series

AMC greenlit documentary series Heroes and Villains: The History of Comic Books (wt), slated for a 2017 premiere. Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) will exec produce through Skybound Entertainment. “At the end of the day I am a comic fan first and foremost,” said Kirkman. “I am a lover of the medium […]

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