ESPN is giving newsmagazine program E:60 a permanent home, announcing that – staring May 14 at 9a – a weekly Sunday morning edition will launch, marking the first time E:60 will air live and on a year-round basis in a regular timeslot. Hosts Jeremy Schaap and Bob Ley host from a dedicated new studio in Digital Center DC-2 with the new E:60 introducing a new and diverse team of journalists and feature stories from ESPN’s award-winning Outside the Lines team. Regular features will include: The Take – offering Schaap and Ley commentary, storytelling and perspective; ICYMI- the most bizarre/unusual piece of sports video from the week; the sports fact or statistic of the week; the Calendar which spotlights the week’s key, interesting and obscure sports events; and the Social Story, showcasing the best fan-generated video of the week.
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 […]