Comedy Bang! Bang! creator/star Scott Aukerman tweeted out the news: The upcoming 10-episode fifth season of the IFC series will be its final one. The new season premieres Friday, October 28, with back-to-back episodes at 11p and 11:30p and will air two back-to-back eps weekly leading up to the finale on December 10. “Comedy Bang! […]
Dance Moms season 6 twirls back to Lifetime with new episodes beginning Tuesday, September 6 at 9p. Then on Lifetime, the 15th season of Project Runway drops Thursday, September 15 at 9p with returning host Heidi Klum, mentor and co-host Tim Gunn, and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Guest judges will include actresses Nina […]
Succumbing to the increasing challenges facing niche cable nets to attract audiences and maintain carriage deals, Pivot TV, launched in 2013, is going off the air. “As the media landscape changes, we have been evaluating how we fulfill our mission to entertain and inspire social action around the world’s most pressing issues,” said David Linde, […]
Christina Aguilera will perform on the two half-hour premiere episodes of Spike TV’s Tracks on Thursday, September 1 at 10:30p, right after her appearance on the net’s Lip Sync Battle. Aguilera is an exec producer on the new musical game show, hosted by Shad Moss (a.k.a. Bow Wow).
Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is getting his own, half-hour show on MSNBC to recap the day’s presidential election news. Though Williams has been a frequent anchor on MSNBC since his return from a six-month suspension in 2015 for misstatements about war reporting in 2003, the 11p cable show, set to run through […]
Soledad O’Brien has partnered with Hearst Television to host political magazine program Matter of Fact. Hosted for season one by Fernando Espuelas, the show has received commitments for a second season on Hearst TV stations as well as stations owned by CBS, Meredith, Nexstar, E.W. Scripps, Tegna and Tribune. The re-launched program with O’Brien as […]
Comedy Central canceled The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a victim of stagnant ratings. The late nighter created and exec produced by Jon Stewart replaced The Colbert Report in January 2015; it will air its final episode on Thursday. @midnight slips into the slot temporarily. “I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our […]
Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) will star as Albert Einstein in Nat Geo’s upcoming global anthology series, Genius, from Fox 21 Television Studios, Imagine Television, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow. Johnny Flynn (Lovesick) will play Einstein in younger years.
Actor Thomas Gibson, suspended last week following an alleged on-set altercation two weeks earlier on Criminal Minds, was let go on Friday. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date,” said a statement from ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. Gibson, who has […]
Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly have been promoted to co-head writers for season 42 of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, reports TheWrap. The duo have been responsible for sketches including “Bern Your Enthusiasm,” starring Larry David as Bernie Sanders, and “(Do It On My) Twin Bed.”