Kody Kapow, the newest addition to Sprout’s increasing portfolio of original series, will debut on the network in early 2017. From Zodiak Kids Studios, the series is about an aspiring martial artsstyle superhero who spends the summer with his extended family in a small village in China. The series is created by Alexander Bar and developed for television by Robin Stein and Dan Franklin. In addition, Sprout announced the renewal of original series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave for a second season, slated for a fall 2016 premiere. The network will air a Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave Christmas special that will debut this fall, as well as a Hanukkah special based on Nina’s World, Sprout’s original animated series that stars Rita Moreno. Rounding out the holiday specials will be a Terrific Trucks Christmas movie based on the new original live-action series set to premiere on Sprout in July.
Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide’s president, is taking a six-week leave from the company to deal with heart surgery. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed the information tweeted on Thursday morning by the net’s media correspondent Brian Stelter. “He assured everyone he is going to be just fine,” posted Stelter, reporting Zucker’s comments from a news meeting.
Comedy Central is getting more animated, adding King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show to its lineup. The network has acquired all 13 seasons of King of the Hill, set to bow on Monday, July 23, as well as all four seasons of ensemble comedy The Cleveland Show, launching this fall.
Lots of news out of Bristol yesterday, including ESPN locking in Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn, the longest-tenured anchor for the SportsCenter, has signed a new deal to remain with the company in a multi-year agreement. Cohn originally joined ESPN in 1992 and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992. Deal points will […]
ELEAGUE and the US Air Force inked an expanded multi-tournament marketing partnership ahead of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 in a deal that will see Air Force serve as ELEAGUE’s first-ever official armed forces partner across all platforms. The deal will see Air Force activate across a number of branded integrations and placements, highlighting the […]
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 […]