The votes are in. YouTube sensation Kid President, aka 10-year-old Robby Novak, is getting his own series on Hub Network in June. The announcement was made by Kid President himself on, where else, his YouTube channel (http://youtu.be/M8PK61vBXMc). Kid President: Declaration of Awesome will feature the inspirational young diplomat promoting positivity among kids and adults in a similar docu-variety style as his YouTube channel, which has featured everyone from President Obama to Steve Carell to Beyonce. The series is exec-produced by actor Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Novak’s brother-in-law, show’s creator Brad Montague. SoulPancake will produce. Novak draws a global following of 75 million, which started building after his moving video, “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You,” went viral. How did Hub manage to seal the deal? Aside from appreciating the co-viewing possibilities, “the network sent us an industrial-sized freezer full of corndogs. And we will do just about anything for corndogs,” says Wilson.
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 […]