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 […]

One big happy company: Steve Burke at NBCUni

One big happy company: Steve Burke at NBCU Upfront (Virginia Sherwood)

Why combine NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable presentations? “We manage that company as one company,” said CEO Steve Burke at the company’s Upfront on Monday. “Hopefully this will come through during our two hours today.” NBC, poised to finish first for the full 52-week September to September 2015-16 primetime season in A18-49, announced three new series, […]

Alexander Hamilton, no ticket needed

Alexander Hamilton, no ticket needed

History special Alexander Hamilton (wt) bows Sunday, June 26 at 9p. The two-hour documentary captures the life and times of our nation’s forgotten (until Broadway, have you tried to get tickets/) founding father.

NBC cancels Mysteries of Laura

NBC cancels Mysteries of Laura (Paul Sarkis)

Clear the decks: Ahead of Upfronts, broadcast nets burst the bubbles of series awaiting word on their fates. ABC’s The Muppets, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Galavant, Nashville, Hearbeat and Castle will not be back. In addition to cancelling CSI: Cyber after two seasons, CBS sent Supergirl flying to sib CW. Fox’s The Grinder, Grandfathered, Cooper Barrett’s […]

CBS bids farewell to CSI: Cyber

CBS bids farewell to CSI: Cyber (Monty Brinton/CBS)

CBS has canceled CSI: Cyber, the spinoff from long-running forensic drama CSI. Patricia Arquette-starring CSI: Cyber launched midseason in 2015 and has run for two abbreviated seasons. Cyber was the last one standing in the franchise – the original ended its 15-season run in 2015, CSI: NY wound up after nine seasons in 2013 and […]

Pivot reveals more Secret Lives of Americans

Pivot reveals more Secret Lives of Americans

The second season of Participant Media docu-series Secret Lives of Americans will premiere Friday, May 20 at 10p on Pivot. New episodes look at the reasons why ordinary Americans go to great lengths to disguise their closest kept secrets. The 20-ep season is the largest order for any original series in Pivot’s history.

60 Minutes’ Morley Safer retiring

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

Morley Safer, 60 Minutes’ longest-serving correspondent, is retiring this week after 46 seasons. Following the Sunday, May 15 broadcast of the news show, CBS will air tribute Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life. “It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens […]

Happy news for Life in Pieces

Happy news for Life in Pieces (Cliff Lipson)

CBS renewed freshman comedy Life in Pieces. The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment, is averaging 10.53 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among A18-49.

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