Add CBS to networks shooting for more true crime, with an order for an unscripted anthology series that will feature a new case every season, starting with the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The news follows word that NBC is at work on franchise extender Law & Order: True Crime. What thinks Henry Schleiff, group president of Discovery Comm. nets including true crime hub Investigation Discovery? “NBC and CBS are clearly seeing what we’ve known for years – people simply love real-life stories of mystery and suspense,” Schleiff tells Cynopsis.“We welcome anyone who brings attention to the true crime genre – as the #1 network for delivery of women season to date, ID remains the one and only 24/7 home for this incredibly compelling programming.”
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]