CBS Sports and Turner Sports finally have their lineup for the NCAA Tournament. With the brackets locked in, TruTV tips off the action once again with the First Four, slated to take place tomorrow and Wednesday with eight teams in the mix. The first game will pit Manhattan/Hampton at 6:40p on the network, followed by BYU/Ole Miss at 9:10p. Wednesday’s action will begin with North Florida/Robert Morris at 6:40p, followed by Boise State/Dayton in the nightcap at 9:10p. CBS, TBS and TNT then join in on the fun on Thursday as the second round begins with top seeds Kentucky and Villanova set to play, while Duke and Wisconsin are slated to begin on Friday. CBS opens the books at 12:15p with Notre Dame/Northeastern, followed by truTV at 12:40p with Iowa State/UAB. TBS gets in on the action with Baylor/Georgia State at 1:40p while TNT begins its coverage at 2:10p with Arizona/Texas Southern. Friday will see CBS open with Kansas/New Mexico State, followed by truTV’s Michigan State/Georgia, TBS’ Northern Iowa/Wyoming and TNT’s West Virginia/Buffalo.
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 […]