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 […]
After cancelling freshman comedy Ghosted, its last remaining show waiting on word of renewal, FOX released premiere dates for its new and returning series. Programming kicks off on Sunday, September 9 with a sneak preview of comedy Rel at 8p, following an NFL doubleheader. Breakout procedural 9-1-1 bows its sophomore season on Sunday, September 23 […]
MGM upped Emmy-award winning producer Mark Burnett to Chairman of its Worldwide Television Group, with global responsibility for television creative and production, and extended his contract through 2022. “Marks is a one-of-a-kind creative individual with an incredible eye for talent and content and a long track record of success,” said Kevin Ulrich, CEO Anchorage Capital […]
Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment is teaming with production company Electus to develop a docu-style travelog about and starring women. Friends in Strange Places (working title) spotlights the global adventures of female comedians and their famous friends. The series will be exec produced by Latifah and Shakim Compere; Electus’ Chris Grant and Drew Buckley; Allison […]
BET Networks, in partnership with Clifford “T.I.” Harris’ Grand Hustle Productions and 51 Minds will debut reality series The Grand Hustle on Thursday, July 19 at 10p. Set in the streets of Atlanta, 16 hopeful contestants use the city to prove they have what it takes to outsmart the rest.
NBC Sports Group will gas up its promotion for the launch of the 2018 NASCAR on NBC season via a consumer engagement campaign that spotlights new family member Dale Earnhardt Jr. The “Same Dale. New View” campaign will see NBC Sports surround the start of its fourth season of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing […]