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Legendary Rocker Gregg Allman Dies at 69

“Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the Southern rock and jam-band movements, died on Saturday at his home in Savannah, Ga.,” reports The New York Times,...

MSNBC Chief Extends His Deal as the Cable Net Celebrates Historic Ratings

The president of MSNBC, where the early days of the Trump administration have been good for ratings, isn’t going anywhere soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Griffin just signed a new contract to stay on the job. MSNBC hasn’t...

Movie’s Gender-Exclusive Screenings Cause a Ruckus Online

A movie opening next week that is expected to be one of the summer’s blockbusters is at the center of an Internet frenzy after a theater in Texas announced that it will hold screenings exclusively for women. The theater chain...

Rock Band Cancels Show at Site of Terrorist Attack; Ariana Grande Responds to Attack

In the wake of a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people, the rock band KISS has canceled its scheduled May 30 concert at Manchester Arena, where the attack took place. Live Nation....

Company Says It’s Changing Its Marketing Strategy After Getting Backlash Over ‘Hannity’ Decision

One company that has become caught up in the controversy swirling around the Fox News show “Hannity” indicated it will change its marketing approach moving forward. “Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from...

Actor Known for Role on ‘Dallas’ Dead at 75

An actor who was a fan favorite on the 1980s prime-time soap opera “Dallas” has died. The AP reports that Jared Martin died Wednesday at his home in Philadelphia after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75. Martin...

CBS Show Sets a 29-Year Viewership Mark

With the numbers coming in for the 2016-2017 TV season, CBS tallied up the viewers who tuned in for “CBS This Morning” and announced that the show delivered the network’s best audience for a morning news program in at least...

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Gets New Showrunner

NBC’s “Law & Order” franchise is tapping into another drama franchise for a new showrunner. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that “Law & Order: SVU” is bringing aboard Michael Chernuchin, who has been an executive producer on NBC’s “Chicago...

‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award Given to Texas Seventh-Grader, Sparking an Uproar

A group of Texas junior high students received certificates in class “honoring” them with titles that reportedly included “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist,” “Most Likely to Blend In With White People” and “Most Likely to Be Homeless in Guatemala,”...

Is Late-Night TV Worsening the Country’s Political Divide?

Shows such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which have become increasingly politicized in the Trump era, probably aren’t changing any minds, but they may be contributing to the polical divide in America. That’s the...

Jay Leno’s CNBC Show Rounds Up Guests for the New Season — Including a Former President

Jay Leno may have left his high-profile job as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” but he’s still on TV and still in the NBCUniversal corporate family. His car-centric CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage” is ready to launch season three on...

Rubber Hits the Road on the New Season of CNBC’s ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ Premiering Wednesday, June 28

Press release from CNBC, May 25, 2017: This summer, take the ride of your life with legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno. With 16 all-new episodes, season three of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” kicks off on Wednesday, June...

TVWeek Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

TVWeek is taking off Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday, and will not publish our newsletters that day. We will return with all of our newsletters on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Meanwhile, if news breaks, we’ll send out...

One of the Stars of NBC’s ‘Chicago P.D.’ Is leaving the Show

“Chicago P.D.,” one of the three NBC “Chicago” dramas that have been renewed, will have to carry on without series star Sophia Bush. Nellie Andreeva reports in an exclusive on Deadline.com that Bush, who has played Det. Erin Lindsay on...

Almost All Viewing in U.S. by People 18 and Older Is Still Done on the TV Screen — Nielsen Crunches the Numbers

A new analysis by The Nielsen Company may surprise people who think video consumption is rapidly shifting to mobile devices and computers. Nielsen’s examination of data in its Comparable Metrics Report for the fourth quarter of 2016 determined that more...

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte Wins House Seat, Apologizes to Reporter — See the Video Now

GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte, who was charged with assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of the Montana special election, apologized for his actions as he gave his victory speech. Here’s the video, posted by CNN …

More Advertisers Pull Out of Hannity’s Fox News Show

The situation surrounding the Fox News Channel show “Hannity,” where a number of advertisers have dropped the show, is beginning to look something like the Bill O’Reilly exodus that recently brought down FNC’s ratings leader. According to The Hollywood Reporter,...

‘Get Shorty,’ the TV Series — Check It Out

Based in part on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, “Get Shorty” is now a 10-episode original series coming to Epix in August. The series follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who tries to...

Former Presidential Candidate Launching Talk Show

A politician who has made a couple of runs for president will try his hand at a TV talk show — something he did on the Fox News Channel from 2008-2015. This time around, Mike Huckabee will be appearing on...

HBO Renews Two Series

HBO announced today that it has renewed two shows that have become fixtures of the pay-cable channel’s comedy lineup. The network will bring bck “Veep” for a seventh season and “Silicon Valley” for a fifth season. Both series will return...

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