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‘Ben 10’ Renewed For Season 2 By Cartoon Network

The Ben 10 universe is expanding. Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of its hit series and will launch accompanying new console and mobile games, along with other immersive experiences during the new season. In Season 2, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will embark on their greatest summer vacation ever. The heroic adventures will continue as Ben meets new aliens, friends and foes while discovering exciting twists and surprises within his… Read


Original ‘Dynasty’ & ‘Everwood’ Series To Launch On CW Seed

The CW’s digital network CW Seed is adding the full series runs of the original Dynasty and Everwood this summer, along with a new installment of Machinima’s Chasing the Cup later this fall. The announcement was made this morning by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, at the network’s upfront presentation in New York City. The original primetime soap Dynasty will be available for streaming beginning August 1, ahead of the reboot’s premiere in the fall, and Everwood will be… Read


Entertainment One Pacts First-Look Deal With ‘Rampage’ Team Brad Peyton & Jeff Fierson

Entertainment One has entered into a multi-year first-look TV and digital partnership with writer/director/producer Brad Peyton and his producing partner Jeff Fierson through their production shingle ASAP Entertainment. The deal will bring Peyton's television and digital projects to the eOne to serve as the studio and control worldwide rights. "I'm thrilled to join forces with the team at eOne, who share my passion in developing elevated action projects and world creation… Read


YouTube: Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres & Demi Lovato To Topline New Ad-Supported Originals – NewFronts

Kevin Hart will try out the newest fitness trends in Kevin Hart: What the Fit? set for premiere exclusively on Hart’s Laugh Out Loud channel on YouTube. The project was among several announced today during YouTube’s NewFronts presentation in New York. The Google-owned streaming service also announced new original ad-supported programming starring Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Show Me More Show), Demi Lovato (documentary I Am Demi Lovato) and a concert special headlined by Katy… Read


Refinery29 Sets Projects With Willow Smith, Zosia Mamet, Rashida Jones, Evan Rachel Wood, More – NewFronts

Refinery29, the digital media company aimed at young women, unveiled a slate of new programming at its NewFronts presentation Wednesday in New York. With the theme “Our Party Is Women,” the company announced projects with Willow Smith, Zosia Mamet, Rashida Jones, Chloe x Halle, Evan Rachel Wood and her band Rebel and a Basketcase, and Sasheer Zamata. The company’s programming strategy is structured around three categories: Long-form content; new, expanded channels and… Read


Anne Cherel To Head Studiocanal Intl Sales; ProSieben, Discovery In German JV – Global Briefs

As the Cannes Film Festival nears, Studiocanal has named Anne Cherel Head of International Sales, taking over the responsibilities of Anna Marsh who was appointed Head of Distribution for the company in February. Cherel began her career as Sales Manager for the Canal Plus Group’s licensing department and joined Studiocanal in 2011 as VP International Sales for library titles. Since 2012, she has been an SVP of International Sales on the current movies team. Cherel reports… Read


Twitter Unveils New Programming Deals With Live Nation, NBA, Buzzfeed News, MLB & More — Digital NewFronts

Twitter has unveiled a full slate of new premium live streaming content deals across sports, news and entertainment at its first-ever Digital Content NewFronts presentation in New York. A dozen new collaborations were announced tonight, including Live Nation, NBA, BuzzFeed News, MLB, among others, bringing hundreds of hours of exclusive live original programming, live games and events, live syndications, extensions of existing live deals and new live streaming premium… Read


Hulu’s ‘Freakish’ Among Renewals Announced By Awesomeness At Newfronts

Hulu’s Freakish, Foursome, Guidance, t@gged and The Commute are among the Gen Z scripted-series renewals announced today by Awesomeness at its NewFronts presentation in New York City. Awesomeness showcased what's next for its brands AwesomenessTV, which features original programming for the global Gen Z audience; Awesomeness Films, the young adult focused movie studio; DreamWorksTV, the No. 1 major kids entertainment brand; and Awestruck, the fast-growing digital video… Read


NBC’s Robert Greenblatt On The Importance Of Leaving A Digital Footprint – NAB Show

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"The most engaging social shows tend to be the higher-rated shows [for NBC]," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told Chris Hardwick today at an NAB Show session in Las Vegas. The pair used the panel to discuss the art of creating on-demand and mobile content, leaving a digital footprint, and how networks need to embrace digital and social media. Greenblatt has been chairman of NBC Entertainment since January 2011 and under his leadership, the Peacock… Read


CNN, CBS, NPR, Local NBC Stations Among Final 11 Peabody Winners

KNTV Bay Area, WTHR-TV Indianapolis, CNN, CBS and NPR are among the final 11 Peabody Award winners honoring News, Public Service, Radio/Podcast and Web. The honorees range from local and national news investigations and a children's podcast with a nod to the charms of the early days of radio to a stunning interactive display of Houston's ever-present vulnerability to climate change. This rounds out the final Peabody 30, all of which will be honored at the 76th Annual Peabo… Read


Norman Lear To Host Weekly Podcast; Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Among Guests

Norman Lear is lending his voice to the world of podcasts. The veteran writer, producer, director and creator of such landmark sitcoms as All in the Family, Good Times, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Maude and others will be hosting a new weekly podcast on PodcastOne. All of the Above with Norman Lear will cover topics ranging from comedy to family, current events, music, politics and social issues featuring the unique perspectives of celebrities, politicians and… Read


Bryan Singer Teams With Blackpills On Digital Sci-Fi Series ‘August One’

Bryan Singer (Legion) will collaborate with digital media company Blackpills on August One, a futuristic thriller set in a world in which the Roman Empire never collapsed. Created by John Cabrera, the Gilmore Girls actor and creator of the Singer-produced web series H+: The Digital Series, the new August One will be produced by Singer’s Bad Hat Harry, with executive producer Antoine Disle for Rockzeline. Blackpills describes August One as set in a society “on the brink of… Read