AwesomenessTV musical drama Side Effects will air on E! today at 3p ET as a 90-minute movie. Co-produced by ATV and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), Side Effects debuted in 2013 as a long-form special on ATV’s YouTube channel, hitting more than two million views in its first week; a 2014 sequel began as a four-episode series on the ATV app. The E! broadcast will include never-before-seen content that will then move to ATV’s YouTube Channel. “Great content works on any platform and at any length,” ATV’s CEO and Founder Brian Robbins said. “Side Effects was the first time we experimented with long form content on YouTube and it was a huge success. Now viewers can choose to watch it as a movie on E!, download it or watch the third season on AwesomenessTV.” Season three launches April 18.
TNT ordered a late night-themed pilot for Naked with Niecy Nash. It’s an expansion of the net’s relationship with Nash, who stars in Claws, renewed for season three, and a co-production between Turner’s Studio T and Telepictures, and Nash’s production company, Chocolate Chick.
The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore signed an overall production deal with Doctor studio Sony Pictures Television to develop scripted series via his Alfresco Pictures. Claire Londy jumped aboard Alfresco as head of development.
Camila Cabello picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year at MTV’s Video Music Awards, Cardi B was named Best New Artist and Donald Glover’s (Atlanta) music video for “This Is America” won Best Video With a Message, Best Direction and Best Choreography. Also of note at the VMAs: Ariana […]
NBC Sports named Mike Tirico as the new studio host for Football Night in America, where he will work alongside analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio, from Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford. The role had been held by Dan Patrick from 2008-2017. Tirico previously co-hosted […]
Dr Pepper unveiled its new marketing campaign for the 2018-2019 season, titled Fansville. The promotion is a parody TV show drama that” captures the emotional rollercoaster of college football fandom.” The episodic-like campaign, created by Deutsch showcases characters such as Brian Bosworth, Eddie George and Les Miles with the first of its six 30-second campaign […]