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.
In the latest Discovery shuffle post-Scripps acquisition, Jane Latman is new GM at Travel Channel, reporting to Henry Schleiff. Latman also will continue to serve as EVP, development and research, for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel, and GM of Destination America.
Using science as the foundation for stunts and practical jokes, SciJinks, the new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10p on Science Channel. Galecki, along with science “prankologists” Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more.
Amazon Prime Video continues to bolster its sports rights portfolio, locking in a deal with the USTA to snag the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 US Open, will bring live and on-demand content to […]
Armed with its new Thursday Night Football package, FOX kicks off its coverage of the regular season with Week 1 as a national weekend on Sept. 9 pitting the Cowboys/Panthers and the Seahawks/Broncos at 4:25p while Thanksgiving will see the Redskins/Cowboys on the channel. This year’s Thursday Night Football package on FOX begins in Week […]
CBS renewed 11 more series for the 2018-19 season, for a total of 17, including the entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Coming back are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.