Michael Palin is confirmed to narrate the new Clangers series, due for a spring 2015 launch in the UK from CBeebies, Coolabi Group, Smallfilms and Sprout. The stop-motion animated series is a contemporary version of the iconic British TV show, which first aired on the BBC in 1969. Says Palin, “The world of the Clangers is delightful and irresistible. It’s a great privilege to be a part of its return to television.” The role marks the entertainer’s first foray into children’s animation; he previously authored a collection of children’s books. Coolabi has already inked licensing deals with Character Options as the master toy partner for the series, and Penguin has signed a publishing agreement.
Figure skater/headline maker Adam Rippon declined the opportunity to become an NBC correspondent for the rest of the 2018 Winter Games when he realized it would mean leaving the Olympic team and Village. “My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” tweeted the U.S. team […]
Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) will guest as Cookie’s formidable mother on an upcoming episode of Fox drama Empire….Madeline Stowe (Revenge) joins Fox musical drama pilot Mixtape….Bonnie Soper (Filthy Rich) will play Princess Diana and Maggie Sullivan (Fargo) takes on Queen Elizabeth in Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Game handed Turner Sports with boosts across all platforms – television (TNT and TBS), digital and social, including a 4.3 household rating and 5.1 million household impressions – both up 2% over 2017 and marking the best for the event since 2013, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals. In addition, the telecast […]
The Big 12 Conference is turning to FloSports to live stream the 2018 Big 12 championships for swimming & diving on FloSwimming.com, indoor and outdoor track & field on FloTrack.com, wrestling on FloWrestling.com, and gymnastics on FloGymnastics.com. The deal is an expansion of FloSports’ current agreement with the conference. Programming begins Feb. 21-24 with the […]
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