The NFL and its broadcast partners lined up preseason plans, with 65 games in the cards, including eight nationally televised games. The preseason kicks off, of course, on Aug. 9 at 8p on NBC with the Hall of Fame Game pitting the Steelers and Vikings. The channel’s second national game will feature Cardinals/Raiders on Aug. 30 at 8p. Meanwhile, CBS Sports, which plays host to Super Bowl 50, begins its season on Aug. 28 at 8p with the Lions/Jaguars on the network. The following night, CBS carries Seahawks/Chargers, also at 8p. ESPN lined up the Brown/Bills on Aug. 20 and Bengals/Bucs on Aug. 24 (both at 8p) for its preseason slate, announcing the Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will call the games with Lisa Salters ahead of its regular season bow on Sept. 14. ESPN Deportes will once again offer a Spanish-language production of MNF preseason and regular-season games in 2015. FOX’s portion of the schedule will begin with the Rams/Titans on Aug. 23 at 8p, followed by Texans/Saints on Aug. 30 at 4p.
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 […]