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Key Exec Headed Out at CBS

A top CBS Entertainment executive who is currently on leave won’t be returning to the job. Variety reports that head of drama Christina Davis, who is on maternity leave, has opted to leave the network following last month’s arrival of...

A+E Networks Shakes Up the Executive Ranks

A+E Networks has just made a number of key moves in the executive offices, including promoting Robert Sharenow to president of programming for A+E Networks. Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A+E Networks, made the announcement. Additionally, Eli Lehrer returns...

Teaser for 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Pays Tribute to Key Moments in VMAs History

MTV has begun the countdown to the 2017 Video Music Awards, which are on track to air Aug. 27. The channel released a new teaser today that is loaded with references to high points from past VMAs. Among those we...

Here’s What ‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson Has Been Up To

Taraji P. Henson, who stars as Cookie on the acclaimed Fox drama series “Empire,” has been working on the side as the title hit woman in the upcoming Sony Pictures release “Proud Mary.” The studio released the official trailer today...

Frontman for Popular Rock Band Dead at 41

The lead singer for a platinum-selling hard rock band died today in the Los Angeles area. The New York Times reports that Chester Bennington, frontman for Linkin Park, is dead at 41. The paper reports that Bennington’s death is being investigated...

O.J. Simpson Is Granted Parole

O.J. Simpson’s request for parole was approved today, with the four commissioners on the parole board in Lovelock, Nev., all voting to grant parole. The decision followed a break of about 30 minutes for deliberations following Simpson’s parole hearing. The...

O.J. Simpson Gets Feisty During ‘Parole Hearing of the Century’

Broadcast and cable television outlets across the dial stopped what they were doing today to turn their attention once again to O.J. Simpson. All eyes were on the parole board hearing in Lovelock, Nev., where Simpson has served the past...

Broadcast Drama Series to Wrap

A broadcast drama series will call it quits after one more season. The creator and showrunner of the CW’s “The Originals,” Julie Plec, revealed in a post on her Twitter account that the show’s upcoming fifth season will be its...

Hulu Unveils Fall Programming Lineup, Premiere Dates — On Tap Are New Shows, Documentaries and Final Seasons for Returning Favorites

Hulu today rolled out a lineup of fall programming that includes the new original shows “I Love You, America,” with Sarah Silverman (premiering Oct. 12); “Future Man,” from Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (Nov. 14); and “Marvel’s Runaways,” adapted by...

Hulu’s Fall 2017 Programming Slate

Press release from Hulu, July 20, 2017: THE MINDY PROJECT Final Season 6 Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 12 Episode Count: 10 Cast: Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster. Crew: The Mindy Project is...

BBC America Offers Its Take on the ‘Wild West’ — and a Look Back at Some Acclaimed Nature Programming

“Welcome to America’s Wild West — a picturesque land with a litany of characters including the shrewd coyote, the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale and the spirited mustang,” BBC America says in an announcement today for a special three-part...

BBC America Debuts Three-Part Documentary ‘Wild West’ Saturday, August 19, 9/8c

Press release from BBC America, July 20, 2017: Canyonlands, high country and sprawling shores take center-stage in BBC AMERICA’s Wild West. Explore this fascinating area of North America in the network’s three-part natural history program premiering Saturday, August 19 at...

A&E Seizes the Moment on the Day of O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing, Announces New O.J. Production

A&E didn’t come out and say “Carpe diem” in today’s announcement, but the cable channel literally seized the day, announcing a new original O.J. Simpson documentary on the same morning as Simpson’s closely watched parole hearing in Nevada. “As the...

ABC Officially Announces Host of Its ‘American Idol’ Revival

ABC announced the host of its “American Idol” reboot this morning, and to no surprise, Ryan Seacrest will return to host the show. Seacrest was a staple of “Idol” during the singing competition’s long run on Fox. Seacrest, who was.....

Special TVWeek Schedule for Friday, July 21

TVWeek will not be sending out our usual newsletters this Friday, July 21, 2017, as we will be doing some digital maintenance that day. The TVWeek.com website will be available as usual, and if important news breaks over the weekend...

A&E Announces New Original Documentary ‘Guilty: The Conviction of O.J. Simpson’ on the Day of His Parole Hearing

Press release from A&E, July 20, 2017: As the country awaits the Nevada Board of Parole’s decision whether or not to grant parole to O.J. Simpson, A&E Network is announcing a two-hour special that analyzes with new details and revelations...

This … Is Your Host of ‘American Idol’ — Ryan Seacrest Returns to the Iconic Series

Press release from ABC, July 20, 2017: A household name from his decades on radio and television as an award-winning host and producer, Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to host the beloved music competition series “American Idol” for its first season...

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Plan to Revolutionize the Entertainment Industry

Jeffrey Katzenberg, who sold DreamWorks Animation to NBCUniversal last year for $3.8 billion, has been busy since then pursuing an ambitious goal Variety says would revolutionize the entertainment business. In an in-depth feature on Katzenberg and his new venture, Variety...

HBO Unveils New Drama Series From Creators of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO appears to have found a follow-up to its megahit “Game of Thrones,” announcing today that it will begin production on “Confederate” following the final season of “Thrones.” The drama series, created, executive produced and written by “Game of Thrones”...

Fox’s ‘Empire’ Adds Oscar and Golden Globe Winner

The Fox music drama “Empire” is bringing aboard an actor with a load of awards hardware. The network announced today that Forest Whitaker will join the show this fall in a multi-episode arc. “Whitaker will play ‘Uncle Eddie,’ a charismatic...

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