Meredith Vieira (Today, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) is back to playing games as host of 25 Words or Less, debuting on select Fox-owned stations on Monday, August 6. Half-hour summer series will broadcast for three weeks.
Diane Lane (Unfaithful) will star in drama pilot Y: The Last Man for FX….Chris McNally (Supernatural) and Kevin McGarry (Heartland) landed roles in season six of Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart….Zabryna Guevera (Gotham) and Dorian Missick (Animal Kingdom) have been added to the cast of CBS All Access’ upcoming psychological thriller Tell Me a […]
Hourlong series How the Other Half Hamptons is in development at Freeform. From Kapital Entertainment and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions and based on the book by Jasmin Rosemberg, series explores the annual summer cultural experience of the Hamptons share house that scores of young Manhattan-ites embrace every summer.
Sony Crackle comedy series Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy will debut Thursday, August 23, with an advance debut on Amazon Fire TV through the Sony Crackle app starting Monday, August 13. Additional guests joining the series include Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Noel Wells (Master of None), David Arquette (Amanda […]
Bravo ordered late nighter Real Men Watch Bravo, produced by Embassy Row. Andy Cohen, Michael Davies and Jerry O’Connell (Billions) will exec produce the show, starring Bravoholic O’Connell leading a panel of male celebs and tastemakers discussing Bravo moments and pop culture news. Talker is headed for a fall debut.
The Jim Henson Company is developing a live-action puppet series based on educational children’s brand Slumberkins. “The Slumberkins are the new 100 Acre Woods for an anxious time,” said Halle Stanford, president of television for the Jim Henson Company.
Lantern Entertainment and The Weinstein Co. settled on a purchase price of $21 million, with an anticipated closing date of July 13 following a bankruptcy hearing on July 11. “Lantern has been steadfast in its dedication to consummate this sale as a going concern, with our employees and assets as the core of its business […]
Univision Communications is exploring the sale of Fusion Media Group, according to the Wall Street Journal. Under the Fusion umbrella are Gizmodo, Deadspin and The Root. Vince Sadusky took over as Univision CEO last month.
TNT renewed Animal Kingdom and Claws following summer premieres that delivered season-over-season growth. The two-night season three launch of Animal Kingdom combined for 4.3 million Total Viewers and 2.0 million A18-49 viewers so far, with the premiere airing alone generating 978,000 in the demo in Live +7. The season two premiere of Claws raked in […]
Commercial classroom news service Channel One News is closing its doors. “Our last broadcast aired in May, and we will be winding down operations,” said Houghton Mifflin on its website. The news had some cheering the end of the 28-year-old operation. “This is a landmark day for children, and a testament to the tireless advocacy […]