Meanwhile, with football season over, FOX Sports is revving up its plans for the return of NASCAR, announcing plans for its 18th consecutive season of coverage starting with Daytona Speedweeks, and the Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18 at 2:30p. Live coverage begins at 1p with FOX NASCAR Sunday, preceded by NASCAR Raceday at 11a on the channel. The Daytona 500 will see Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, and play-by-play announcer Mike Joy on microphone duties, with Larry McReynolds. From pit road will be reporters Jamie Little, Regan Smith, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum. Chris Myers hosts FOX NASCAR Sunday and the network’s coverage from the Hollywood Hotel mobile studio alongside Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip and Gordon. Speedweeks coverage kicks off Saturday on FS1 with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice for The Clash at Daytona at 10:30a.
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 […]