‘Last Outpost’ Hopes To Build Discovery Channel Audience With Ingenuity
Fans of souped-up monster trucks, airplane-converted survival pods, and other ingenious builds now have a television home.
Backcountry builders Clint Greathouse and Todd Anderson are the team featured on the new series Last Outpost, a Discovery Channel show devoted to watching them create one-of-a-kind builds using nothing but recycled parts. It’s a survivalist mentality that marks the Alaskan tradition of off-gridding, where ingenuity and sheer determination are the… Read
BBC America To Launch British Music Format ‘Sounds Like Friday Night’
BBC America is to launch British music format Sounds Like Friday Night, produced by The Late Late Show with James Corden co-producer Fulwell 73. The U.S. cable network has picked up the entertainment show and will air on Friday March 16 at 11 PM (10 PM central).
The show, which aired on BBC One in October, featured musical guests including Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora and Paloma Faith. The six-part series is fronted by Greg James and rapper Dotty and is exec produced… Read
‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ First Look Trailer Hooks Up With MTV
It’s a Jersey Shore world, and youse guys are lucky enough to be able to share it. Tonight, the first trailer from Jersey Shore Family Vacation debuts, and there is a fond look back at some memorable moments planned in the coming days.
Four Road to Vacation specials will examine the most iconic Jersey Shore moments with all-new cast interviews and sneak peeks of the upcoming season. The schedule:
Thursday, 3/15 at 8PM ET – "Road to Vacation: Jersey Shore's Hottest… Read
Amazon Picks Up ‘American Idol’ In The UK From FremantleMedia International
Amazon is getting into the American Idol business in the UK after snapping up the rights to the talent format from FremantleMedia International.
The streaming service will air episodes of the singing contest weekly in the UK with new episodes airing on a Tuesday, after debuting on ABC in the U.S. on Sunday nights. American Idol, which is based on the eponymous British format created for ITV, relaunched this week on the Disney-owned broadcaster with Katy Perry, Lionel… Read
A&E Renews Leah Remini’s Scientology Series & Orders 4 New Shows As Network Hits Milestone In Ratings Comeback
A year ago, A&E re-calibrated its programming strategy, returning to its roots as an exclusively nonfiction brand by exiting the scripted drama arena to double down on non-scripted and largely documentary series. At the time, the network, which had fallen out of the cable Top 10 to No. 15, was showing the first signs of a ratings turnaround with the first back-to-back months of viewership growth in almost four years.
A year later, A&E wrapped up 12 consecutive months of… Read
ABC Renews ‘The Bachelor’, ‘Dancing With The Stars’, ‘America’s Funniest Videos’ & ‘Child Support’
ABC threw a renewal party for a quartet of its alternative series today, greenlighting new seasons of stalwarts The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos along with rookie Child Support, featuring Ricky Gervais.
It will be Cycle 23 for the Chris Harrison-hosted The Bachelor, which is coming off a buzzy finale that saw Arie Luyendyk Jr. choose his bride-to-be then jilt her for another, sending social media into a vortex of anger and general… Read
‘American Idol’ Review: New Judges Deliver Cruelty-Free Contest To ABC
Perhaps sensing some general need for respite – from unpleasantness, cruelty, bullies – ABC resurrects an American Idol that’s cozily familiar, reassuring even, with the franchise’s recognizable markers intact and the spikier inclinations of previous incarnations left behind. A trio of new judges – R&B legend Lionel Richie, pop diva Katy Perry, and country boy Luke Bryan – already seem a unified, chummy bunch.
Whether that’s a good thing depends on your taste for unified… Read
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 10 “Ru-veals” Star-Studded Lineup Of Guest Judges
RuPaul’s Drag Race has announced a roster of celebrities that will sashay their way to the panel of judges for the 10th season of the Emmy award-winning reality competition which premieres at 8 PM ET/PT March 22 on VH1.
The season starts off big with the big-voiced diva Christina Aguilera joining RuPaul and show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they judge a new set of queens as they death drop, duck walk, and lip-synch for their lives to… Read
Unscripted Catch: Original Productions Inks With ICM Partners
EXCLUSIVE: Original Productions, the unscripted TV company that has developed more than 100 shows including Discovery’s staple Deadliest Catch, has signed with ICM Partners. The company run by Sarah Whalen and Ernie Avila now has 14 series in production on seven U.S. networks.
The company has won seven Primetime Emmys, with credits including Discovery’s Bering Sea Gold, CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage, A&E’s Storage Wars and History’s Ice Road Truckers and Ax Men, that… Read
Nancy Pelosi Gets Out The Vote On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
So what’s Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi doing on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3? Voter outreach, it seems.
Photos of Pelosi with RuPaul are going viral today, two days ahead of the episode’s airing on VH1. A 10-minute sneak peek of the episode released by the channel today (watch it below) includes Pelosi’s entire 90-second visit, during which she talks about pride, knowing your power and, finally, getting out the vote.
“If you don't vote,” Pelosi tells the final five… Read
NBC Sets Premiere Dates For ‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘World Of Dance’, ‘American Ninja Warrior’ & ‘Running Wild’
NBC has set pre-summer premiere dates for four of its unscripted competition series.
Season 13 of America’s Got Talent will kick off at 8 PM Tuesday, May 29, followed at 10 PM by the sophomore-season bow of World of Dance. The seventh full season of American Ninja Warrior launches at 8 PM Wednesday, May 30, just ahead of Season 4 of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which begins its run at 10 PM. ANW then will move to its regular 8-10 PM Monday slot on June 18.
America’s Got… Read
E! Gives Go-Ahead For ‘Botched’ Season Five
Botched, returning this month for the second half of its fourth season, will be back for another go-round. E! announced today that it’s given a greenlight for Season 5 of the plastic-surgery-gone-wrong show starring doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif.
The show’s mid-season return is set for Wednesday, May 9 at 9 pm ET/PT. The first half of season four, says E!, finished with 1.2M total viewers and 562k A18-49 and consistently ranked across the Top 10 original programs… Read