Songland was renewed by NBC. The songwriting competition is averaging a 1.1 rating among A18-49 and 5.1 million total viewers in Live+7 Nielsens so far this season, and has produced six songs that hit a #1 ranking on the iTunes music chart.
Animal Planet debuted Give a Dog a Home Live! on Tuesday with Puppy Bowl’s Dan Schachner serving as host. The show has been billed as cable’s first live weekly animal adoption series and will air live at 12p on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each day, audiences will visit shelters and centers around the U.S. to meet […]
ESPN kicked off its 2019 NFL game coverage with a Monday Night Football doubleheader that produced dynamic results and a large audience, while also serving as a forum for a warning about a potential carriage dispute between parent Walt Disney Co. and AT&T’s distribution vehicles. On the field, New Orleans Saints kicker Will Lutz capped […]
Fred McLeod, the long-time Cleveland Cavaliers announcer died Monday night of a heart attack. A Cleveland-area native, McLeod, 67, was about to enter his 14th consecutive year with FOX Sports Ohio, as the NBA team’s play-by-play man. He had also called Cavs’ games during the 1979-80 season. He is survived by his wife, Beth, a […]
HBO renewed comedy The Righteous Gemstones for a second season. The series, which debuted on August 18, stars Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green and centers on a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.
Adam Stotsky is exiting his post as president of E!, ending 18 years at NBCUniversal. Stotsky, who informed the company staff of his departure on Monday via an email, will work on his transition with Frances Berweick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. Berweick will take over Stotsky’s responsibilities in the interim.