Jim Nabors, beloved by television audiences for his portrayal of the title character in the series Gomer Pyle, died yesterday in Hawaii. He was 87. Known for absurd over-annunciation of words like “gollllly!” and “shazam” in his character’s singular downhome, lovably irritating manner, Nabors first debuted the Pyle character in 1962 on The Andy Griffith Show, then soared to new heights with his own spinoff, which aired on CBS from 1964-1969. He also achieved success as a crooner, with his 1966 album Jim Nabors Sings with All Your Heart achieving gold-record status. Nabors is survived by his husband, Stan Cadwallader, who confirmed the death to The Associated Press.
Sold-out Springsteen on Broadway will launch globally on Netflix December 15, the day the one-man show ends its Broadway run. “The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete,” said Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Landau. “In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided […]
HGTV ordered 28 new episodes of My Lottery Dream Home, which attracted over 15.7 million viewers during its most recent run. Next season launches Friday, September 21 at 9p; production on new eps begins in January 2019.
Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game tossed FOX with 8,849,000 viewers across FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX’s streaming platforms, with the linear telecast on FOX snagging a 5.2/11 household rating/share with 8.7 million viewers, according to national figures from Nielsen. On FOX’s streaming services, last night’s game delivered an average minute audience of 91,000 and […]
ESPN and The R&A, the organizer of The Open Championship, inked a three-year renewal for rights on all means and media throughout Latin America, including Brazil and the Caribbean, for golf’s oldest major. The new agreement provides ESPN International with rights on its linear and digital platforms throughout the regions, and extends the longstanding ESPN […]
YouTube star Preston Arsement is picking up a piece of Dallas-based Envy Gaming, where he will now serve as an investor with plans to produce content featuring the Envy brand across his video and social media channels. Arsement launched a YouTube presence in 2010 and has built a social media following of more than 11 […]