NASCAR unveiled its slate of races for the 2016 season as well as agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. Additionally, 24 tracks will host NASCAR XFINITY Series races through 2020. The season revs up at an overhauled Daytona International Speedway, thanks to the new DAYTONA Rising project, with the 2016 Daytona 500 set to be held on February 21 and run live on FOX, followed by races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway for the return of NASCAR Goes West. Changes to the 2016 schedule include: Pocono Raceway hosting its first NASCAR XFINITY Series event in June; spring events at Richmond International Raceway shifting to a Saturday and Sunday companion event for the XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series, an earlier stop at Dover International Speedway; an later stop in August at Michigan. NBC will hold its 2016 race schedule in July at Daytona with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event moving back to a Saturday evening event.
TBS picked up a second season of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and a third round of comedy/thriller Search Party. O.G. is 2018’s top cable comedy show, while Search grew double digits in its second season and became the fastest TBS original to reach one million views on VOD in season […]
A reality competition will, “for the first time in the history of American television,” says ABC, allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously. That’ll happen when American Idol is simulcast in all time zones over a three week period starting Sunday, April 29, with real-time results announced at the end of the […]
Family, faith and sports will be the focus of Steph Curry’s new studio at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which yesterday inked a development and production deal with the NBA superstar that will extend to TV, film, gaming, virtual reality and more. Curry’s new production house, Unanimous, was co-founded by Curry, CEO Jeron Smith and chief creative […]
Mondo TV announced a new 3-year deal with Discovery for Robot Trains to air on DKids, a Middle East pay TV channel owned by Discovery. Season 1 will debut in May; season 2 is slated to drop in February 2019.
U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports Group locked in a media rights agreement that hands the media group exclusive media rights to premier domestic and international figure skating events through 2026. Each season during the partnership, NBC Sports Group will present an unprecedented 80+ hours of coverage, including 30+ hours of figure skating coverage on […]