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How a Writers Strike Could Help Trump — and Hurt Broadcast and Cable

28 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

Donald Trump may be one of the biggest beneficiaries of a writers strike in Hollywood, which is looking like a strong possibility. “Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ will be the first hit if the Writers...

Scoreboard: Thursday, April 27

Tucker Carlson had the most-watched show on cable news last night, while Rachel Maddow was No.1 in the ad-friendly A25-54 demo.

Head of Unscripted Exits Endemol Shine North America

59 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

The president of unscripted at Endemol Shine North America is stepping down from the post. Variety reports that Eden Gaha, who has been closely involved in the “MasterChef” franchise, is exiting the company after joining in 2011. “CEO Chris Abrego...

‘Roseanne’ Reunion Series Coming, With Many of the Key Players Already on Board

The key players from the ABC sitcom “Roseanne,” which was one of the biggest comedy hits of the 1990s, are getting back together for a new version of the show, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com. “I hear an eight-episode limite...

Showtime Unveils Return Dates for ‘Ray Donovan,’ Final Season of ‘Episodes’ … and a Moody Look at the Town of Twin Peaks

Showtime, which rolled out a batch of programming announcements and teasers today, said its hit series “Ray Donovan” will return for season five starting Sunday, Aug. 6, and the fifth and final season of the comedy “Episodes” will bow Sunday,...

CBS This Morning Finished Within 147,000 Viewers of Today Show

The CBS morning show has seen +47 percent viewer growth, while its competitors are down.

Grand Rapids Stations Opens New Studio

The station also hired a new reporter to work out of the bureau.

Drama Series Renewed

A period drama that bowed earlier this year has been picked up for a second season. Amazon took to Twitter today to formally announce the renewal for the Christina Ricci series “Z: The Beginning of Everything.” The show’s first season,...

Heineken Teaches Pepsi a Lesson

A new spot from Heineken is being called the antidote to the recent PR disaster for Pepsi, which tried to show how politcally savvy it was by having Kendall Jenner join a protest and seemingly solve some of the nation’s political...

‘Vampire Chronicles’ TV Series in the Works

The Anne Rice book series “The Vampire Chronicles,” which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, has been optioned for a TV series by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the companies announced today. The deal covers rights to 11...

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to Anne Rice’s Best-Selling Series ‘The Vampire Chronicles’

Press release from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, April 28, 2017: Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from acclaimed author Anne Rice’s best-selling series, “The Vampire Chronicles.” Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling®...

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