Mindy Kaling’s untitled coming-of-age-comedy got a 10-epsiode series order at Netflix. Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Lang Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, the semi-autobiographical series explores the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. David Miner (30 Rock, Master of None) will exec produce with Kaling and Fisher. Universal TV, where Kaling was previous under a deal before inking with Netflix, is the studio.
Tim Allen is still standing. Fox renewed the actor’s comedy, Last Man Standing, which airs its 150th episode tonight. This will be the show’s second season on Fox and eighth overall, counting its time on ABC. The series ranks as Fox’s second most watched and third highest-rated scripted series this season in Live+7 Nielsens.
In a not-so-surprising move, Kevin Hunter was ousted as executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show. The news, which comes on the heels of Williams’ announcement that she plans to divorce her husband of 22 years, was announced by a spokesperson for the daytime talk show, produced by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. Hunter had been with the […]
Sportradar is partnering up with SportsGrid to launch the a free, 24-hour network dedicated to the sports betting audience. The partnership, according to the release, blends Sportradar’s ad tech, OTT technology and data with SportsGrid’s original programming with the partnership incorporating Sportradar’s release of ad:s, a service that provides bookmakers with a lineup of marketing […]
Meanwhile, networks unveiled more plans for next week’s NFL Draft, which begins on April 25. The Walt Disney Company’s presentation of the event will feature over a thousand production elements, with over 600 player highlights, and 57 cameras covering the action. ESPN’s traditional draft telecast, presented for the fourth year by Courtyard, features host Trey […]
TV audiences are getting real. Beta Research released its 2019 Brand Identity Study, and in the Favorite Channel segment found the top ranked cable networks described as being a favorite channel among viewers age 18+ were: ID (52%), HGTV (51%), Animal Planet (48%), Food Network (46%), National Geographic (46%), Discovery Channel (45%), MotorTrend (45%), History […]