AwesomenessTV today will launch its first mobile app for iOS. The DreamWorks-owned, teen-centric MCN is also releasing a second season of the musical drama Side Effects. Fans will be able to binge view the entire second season via the app, beginning today. Alternatively, new episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays beginning with the first of four episodes on Thursday at AwesomenessTV.com. Side Effects, co-produced by AwesomenessTV and Universal Cable Productions, generated more than 2 million views its first week when it debuted October 2013 as a long-form special. Inspired by the phenomenon of millions of people covering songs on YouTube, Side Effects is told from the perspective of 16-year-old Whitney Connolly, who is prescribed a medication that comes with an interesting side effect–musical hallucinations–as she struggles with the death of her mother and the disappearance of her father. “Our audience wants to consume their content whenever and wherever they like, so we are excited to provide new ways for them to engage with AwesomenessTV talent, series and channels through our new mobile app,” said Brian Robbins, Founder and CEO AwesomenssTV. Side Effects is exec-produced by Robbins, Joe Davola, Shauna Phelan, Chester See and Allison Schroeder (Mean Girls 2 and 90210), who also wrote the series. Side Effects is directed by Grammy nominee Matt Stawski (Cee Lo Green’s Forget You).
The Wendy Williams Show is heading to late night. Bounce secured day and date repurpose rights to the talk show from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury and will begin airing it weeknights at 11p starting Monday, March 5. “The opinionated voice of The Wendy Williams Show has come to symbolize pop culture,” said Jonathan Katz, President and CEO […]
With Sinclair Broadcasting’s acquisition of Tribune Media likely a few weeks from final approval, the Federal Communications Commission’s independent watchdog is investigating dealings between Sinclair and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, reports the New York Times. The probe, looking at whether Pai and aides improperly pushed for rule changes timed to benefit Sinclair, has been in […]
FOX Sports paved its road for the upcoming Daytona 500, mapping out production details for its coverage of Sunday’s race, which will run at 2:30p on FOX. This year will see the addition of aerial drone coverage as well as a record number of in-car cameras for the event with 14 in the cards. In […]
Ahead of NBA All-Star festivities, Turner Sports announced that NBA on TNT’s live game coverage this season is delivering the net’s most viewed season-to-date viewership since 2013-14 with an average of 1.9 million viewers through 44 telecasts. That is up 20% over last year with double-digit growth across all key demos – People 18-34 (+20%), […]
The CW is adding a 2-hour Sunday primetime block next season. Nine years ago the CW returned Sunday to its affiliates, but now, up 3% year-to-date in total viewers and boasting the youngest median age in broadcast, the net has inked agreements for clearances on 6 nights. “As one of the largest CW affiliate groups, […]