Kerry Washington rolled into Vegas yesterday to tout her new Facebook Watch drama Five Points – and the importance of social media in building a community around a show – at CES. Her ABC show Scandal is a bona fide hit, but in the early days, she said, the team “had to push to create community and to build a community around the show that could uplift it.” The 10-ep Five Points follows five high school students in Chicago through one life-changing event, telling the story from different perspectives. Washington said the show deals with “really important coming of age issues,” including the LGBTQ community, gun violence, drugs and bullying. The show is produced by Washington’s production company Simpson Street and digital studio Indigenous Media.
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? After a “we solved it” […]
Path is going nowhere. The eight-year-old social media service will be removed from the App Store and Google Play on October 1; users have until October 18 to download a copy of their data. Founded by former Facebook product manager Dave Morin and one-time Napster execs Dustin Mierau and Shawn Fanning, the service had 15 […]
DASANI Sparkling is finally diving into sports courtesy of a new deal between the Coca-Cola Company and the PGA TOUR. The brand will now serve as the TOUR’s official Sparkling Water and officially launch in conjunction with next week’s TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. To celebrate the relationship, DASANI Sparkling debuted […]
Week two of the NFL season saw upticks for all three networks carrying the league. CBS Sports’ Week 2 coverage of The NFL on CBS on Sunday delivered its best opening NFL doubleheader game rating in three years and is the highest-rated game of the day on any network with an average overnight household rating/share […]
Before last night’s Emmys, co-host Michael Che promised, “We’re gonna come out on the wrong side of history for sure. We’re aiming toward it.” So did Che and his SNL Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, in a broadcast overseen by SNL creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels, shake it up? Yes, in short, with lots […]