Nickelodeon is enlisting some marquee headliners to help ring in the holidays. The network kicks off the merriment Friday, Dec. 5 at 10:30a with Wallykazam! “Wally Saves the Trollidays!” featuring Tony Bennett as the singing voice of Bobgoblin, an impulsive goblin with a knack for finding trouble. “My granddaughters are very big fans of the show so they were excited to hear that I was going to do this,” the crooner told the New York Post. “I am not a fan of demographics so I started out with the premise of performing for the whole family and still feel that way, so it’s always a pleasure.” Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, The Big Bang Theory), also guests in the episode. Bubble Guppies special “A Very Guppy Christmas” premieres Friday, Dec. 12 at 9a. Beau Bridges (The Millers) guests as Mr. Claws, a jolly, white-bearded lobster who bears an uncanny resemblance to Santa.
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Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]