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Sinclair to Launch Network with MGM

Sinclair Broadcast Group says it’s partnering with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to “jointly create, develop, distribute and air the first ever 24 hour/7 day per week science fiction multi-channel network which will feature over 1,500 hours of...Show More Summary

First Broadcast Net Wraps Upfront Sales — and Sales Are Strong

The first broadcast TV network to wrap its upfront ad sales period posted significant gains over a year ago. Writing on, David Lieberman reports that CW completed its upfront sales with unit prices up about 4% and volume up...

NASCAR Scripted Series in Development From High-Profile TV Pair

A pair of high-profile TV producers will put in some track time after signing a deal with NASCAR to develop a scripted TV series based on the auto racing body. Variety reports that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey will develop...

Kevin Costner Eyes His First Series Regular Role

Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Costner is reportedly in talks for a high-profile project that would mark his first regular role on a TV series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Costner is negotiating for the Amazon legal drama “The...

ABC Family Tweaks Its Schedule

ABC Family announced that it will tweak its schedule with the upcoming season premiere of a drama series. The season-two premiere of “Chasing Life” is set for Monday, July 6, with the show to air at 9 p.m. ET/PT, leading...

Amy Schumer Fires Back Over Accusations of Racism

Comedy Central star Amy Schumer is firing back at critics who have accused her of racism. After a piece in the U.K. publication The Guardian accused Schumer of having “a shockingly large blind spot around race,” CBS News reports tha...

USA’s Win Over China Sets a Viewership Record

In a rematch of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final, the U.S. Women’s National Team knocked off China 1-0 Friday in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals, setting a viewing record in the process. Fox announced that 5.7 million....

CBS Pulls Plug on Pioneering Program After More Than 30 Years

A show that began more than 30 years ago has quietly been canceled by CBS News. The show is the overnight news program “Up to the Minute,” which began as “CBS News Nightwatch.” “The program will end mid-September, but CBS...

Ad Spending Takes a Dip

Ad spending was down in the first quarter of 2015, with the comparison to first-quarter 2014 being a tough one due to the Sochi Olympics. Citing data from Kantar Media, Media Life reports that total first-quarter ad spending was dow...

New Palm Springs Morning Anchor Started Today

Bianca Rae started today as anchor of the KESQ morning news. Previously, she was the weekend evening anchor and entertainment reporter at the Palm Springs ABC affiliate. Before coming to KESQ, she worked at KOMU in Columbia, Mo. “I love mornings.” she wrote on her facebook page. Show More Summary

How Did ABC News’ Nick Watt Finagle His Own Travel Channel Show?

ABC News correspondent Nick Watt‘s new Travel Channel show Watt’s World premieres Tuesday with back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. ET. The Emmy-award winning journalist and producer has traveled to nearly 90 different countries while either traveling with his parents or reporting for Good Morning America and Nightline. Show More Summary

In Profile: Gabrielle, Faulkner, Wallace

Pilot-turned FNC correspondent Lea Gabrielle is featured in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association July 2015 issue, where she discusses her first carrier landing, why she wanted to fly and the time her engine failed. We go out and...Show More Summary

Retiring Longtime Sportscaster to be Replaced by Longtime Sportscaster

KSHB sports director Jack Harry is retiring on June 30. Harry came over to the Kansas City NBC affiliate in 2002 from KCTV. He’s covered Kansas City sports for over 40 years having worked early in his career at WDAF before joining KCTV in 1978. \"Jack has been a staple in this city for a long time,” said news director Carrie Hofmann. Show More Summary

Brandon Robinson Says Goodbye to WYMT

Brandon Robinson signed off from Hazard, Ky. CBS affiliate WYMT after eight years there. Robinson told viewers through tears, “You’ve been there to congratulate me and share my joy and some of the best moments of my life, and you were there with a word of encouragement when things were rough … I won’t say goodbye, only so long for now.”

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