In September, Fox is launching a new two-hour block of Saturday morning programming focused on science and technology. The block, titled “Xploration Station,” was conceived by Steve Rotfeld Productions, which is producing all four half-hour syndicated series: Xploration Awesome Planet, hosted by Philippe Cousteau Jr. (grandson of the famous underwater explorer), Xploration Outer Space, Xploration Earth 2050 and Xploration Animal Science. “I call it outer space, inner space and future space,” Rotfeld tells CynKids of the block. It’s currently cleared in 80% of the US. “Most of the other Saturday-morning stuff is sort of soft adventure and animals,” Rotfeld says, noting the series are aimed at kids and their parents to watch together. “We thought, Let’s try to do something that’s educational but also fascinating, and we thought STEM was a great hook for that, since there’s such a huge movement to advance STEM education.”
Misfits Gaming is making history, announcing (along with the Miami Heat) a broad-ranging deal described as “one of the most comprehensive sponsorship partnerships in esports” with Alienware. Dealpoints will see the team leverage the brand’s slate of gear across an entire slate of categories that include laptop, desktop, mice, keyboard, mousepad, monitor and training analytics. […]
FACEIT is announcing plans to host the first UK-based Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The tournament will run from Sept. 20-23 with tickets on sale starting April 2. “The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FACEIT, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players […]
Wendy Williams revealed today on her syndicated talk show that she has Graves disease and hyperthyroidism. The show will go on a three-week hiatus beginning today (February 22) so Williams can focus on her health.
Because we don’t have enough political drama… WE tv will begin airing binge-a-thons of CBS drama series Madam Secretary on Wednesday, March 7 from 7p-4a. Beginning the following week, Wednesday, March 14, the series will air during all-day binge-a-thons on Wednesdays from 10a-4a.
After a run that topped 35 years, Mike Patrick’s stay at ESPN is over. Patrick began his play-by-play role with the network in 1982, but the network announced yesterday that his last event with the company was the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30. During that span, Patrick’s role included serving as the voice […]