Derby Week will see NBC kick off the first leg of the Triple Crown with the Kentucky Derby and the most extensive Derby Day coverage ever on broadcast television on Saturday as the network serves up a live five hour telecast at 2:30p. Overall, NBC Sports Group kicks off its more than 15 hours of Kentucky Derby Week coverage starting Thursday at 4p on NBCSN that will see coverage of 21 races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Production for the big race will include more than 50 cameras, including a helmet camera on the outrider; a camera suspended 80-feet high on the Churchill Downs video board structure, a robotic camera in the paddock saddling area, and a camera focused on race caller Larry Collmus. Talent duties will include Bob Costas and Mike Tirico as host on NBC, with analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, NBCSN host Krista Voda; analysts/handicappers Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk; reporters Donna Brothers, Carolyn Manno, Laffit Pincay, III, and Kenny Rice; and race caller Larry Collmus.
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, a media company focused on telling female-driven stories, launched short-form series Meet My Mom on Facebook Watch. Five-episode series features celebs chatting candidly with their mothers. Guests featured with their leading ladies include Witherspoon; Lilly Singh, Adam Rippon, Ashley Graham and Westworld’s Leonardo Nam.
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee is game-ifying the mid-term elections. At the Turner Upfront Wednesday she announced This Is Not a Game: The Game, aimed at revving up awareness and getting 18-24-year-olds to the polls. The game will consist of trivia questions, and meet-ups on social and digital platforms, integrated with Bee’s late-night Turner show. […]
The CW celebrated its expansion to Sunday nights during its New York City Center Upfront yesterday morning. Supergirl will anchor the night at 8p, followed by a rebooted version of Charmed at 9p.
The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson was tapped to star as a sex therapist in Netflix’s Sex Education. Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) has also boarded the original series…. Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) landed the lead role in Starz’s The Spanish Princess, the third installment following The White Princess and The White Queen.
Telemundo Deportes added another layer to its coverage of the 2018 World Cup Russia, announcing a complete line-up of Telemundo’s daily news and entertainment programming that will run live and on-site from Russia to supplement its coverage during the month-long event. Among the shows to temporarily relocate will be Un Nuevo Dia, Noticias Telemundo, Al […]