A&E Network Debuts Marcia Clark Docudrama, Nancy Grace & Dan Abrams Live Audience Debates – TCA
A&E Network is bowing two new legal series in March, including a true crime docudrama and a live studio audience debate. The docudrama is hosted by former prosecutor Marcia Clark, while the live debate spotlights the skills of legal analysts Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams.
The Clark series, Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48, bows March 29 at 8 PM ET/PT. In it, the one-time O.J. Simpson murder trial prosecutor examines infamous murder cases. The seven-part, two-hour… Read
‘Story of God With Morgan Freeman’ Renewed For Third Season By Nat Geo – TCA
National Geographic has ordered a third season of the Emmy-nominated hit series, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, one of its top-rated shows.
The third season of the series will again follow Freeman on an international journey as he discovers the power of religion and how it touches all of our lives. Freeman will travel to some of the world's holiest sites and speak with religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists to try to shed light on questions… Read
National Geographic’s ‘Explorer’ Taps Phil Keoghan As Host For Fall 2018 Bow – TCA
Emmy award-winner Phil Keoghan will host the network’s long-running series Explorer when it returns in fall, 2018. The series will have 20 new episodes.
The new season follows Keoghan as he treks into far regions to meet with National Geographic Explorers on the front lines of groundbreaking scientific, technological and historical discoveries. Trekking into the Amazon, high into the Himalayas, and sitting barefoot in some of the world's most sacred spaces, Keoghan plays… Read
‘BET’s Mancave’ Sets Cast: Four Guys, Different Worlds, Lots Of Male Opinions
EXCLUSIVE: BET’s Mancave, the female-free late-night show from executive producer Steve Harvey, has found its dudes.
Joining the 12-episode BET series’ previously announced host — journalist, series creator and EP Jeff Johnson — will be R&B singer Tank, comic Gerald “Slink” Johnson and record producer Marcos “Kosine” Palacios of Da Internz. It premieres at 1o:30 PM Thursday, January 18.
Each episode will feature a new celebrity guest who will join the guys as they offer… Read
Julie Walters To Narrate Terminal Illness Documentary Series For Sky
Julie Walters will narrate a four-part documentary series that will showcase the dying messages of people the terminally ill. The Billy Elliot and Harry Potter star will provide the voiceover for My Wonderful Life for British pay-TV broadcaster Sky 1.
The series, which is produced by UK independent production company Chalkboard, has been produced over a two year period and will let people will terminal illness record messages and arrange gifts and surprises for people… Read
CNBC Expands Primetime Lineup With 3 New Series, ‘Renews ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ & Sets Development Slate – TCA
CNBC was at TCA today to announce three new original primetime series, return dates for some returning shows and a slew of projects in development. The NBCUniversal-owned business-focused cable net also has renewed Jay Leno’s Garage for a fourth season to bow in the spring.
The new originals are BYOB: Be Your Own Boss (premiering February 27), Staten Island Hustle (spring) and Deadly Rich (summer). It also announced a Season 12 premiere date for American Greed (February… Read
‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ Promo: Fake-Tanned, Rested & Ready, The Gang’s All Here. Again.
Are you ready for more GTL? MTV dropped their first promo for Jersey Shore Family Vacation, the new installment of their biggest reality series which began in 2009 and fist-pumped through 2012.
The whole gang is back for the revival: Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio," Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. The promo, which aired tonight during the season finale of what could… Read
‘Citizen Rose’: E! Unveils First Look At Rose McGowan Docu-Series
With tonight’s Golden Globes certain to address Hollywood’s sexual harassment reckoning, E! released a timely first look at its upcoming Rose McGowan limited series Citizen Rose.
Watch the promo below.
“I wish I had more middle fingers,” McGowan says in the docu-series promo. At another point, she said of her recent activism, “Being brave doesn’t mean your ankles don’t shake and you’re not scared.”
The five-part series chronicles McGowan as, E! says, she “makes her voice… Read
Basic Cable Network 2017 Ratings Rankings: Who’s Up, Who’s Down
The year 2017 marked a time of shakeout in basic cable TV, after a turbulent 2016 in which reality TV stars Donald Trump ran madly into the White House, as viewers continued to seek networks that comforted/reflected them.
USA Network celebrated its 12th consecutive year as the top entertainment network in primetime total viewers, while also finishing first in the adults 18-49 demographic as well as among 18-34 year olds.
Fox News Channel marked its second consecutive year… Read
PGA Awards Film & TV Nominations Unveiled
The Producers Guild of America has produced its film and TV nominees for the 29th annual PGA Awards, which will be doled out January 20 at the Beverly Hilton. Check out the list below.
For the first time, a tie in the voting means 11 pics are vying for the marquee Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, rather than the usual 10. The nominees are familiar to anyone who has been tracking awards season: The Big Sick, Call Me by Your Name… Read
Netflix Sets ‘Batman’ Director Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho In Multi-Year Exclusive First Look Film Deal
EXCLUSIVE: In the latest bold step for the movie division of Netflix, the company has made one of its most significant overall deals with an A-list feature filmmaker. Matt Reeves, who moved from War For The Planet Of The Apes into writing to direct the next solo Batman movie for Warner Bros and DC, is berthing his 6th & Idaho banner to a deal that will give Netflix an exclusive first look at any feature films that Reeves wants to produce and/or direct through his… Read
‘9-1-1’ Off To Solid Ratings Start; ‘The X-Files’ Down, ‘Amazing Race’ Up In Returns
Fox's new procedural drama 9-1-1 from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk opened at 9 PM last night to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and 6.8 million total viewers in preliminary Live+Same Day numbers. It edged veteran ABC comedy Modern Family (1.7) as night’s top program in the demo. While below the premiere of the breakout new drama of the season, ABC’s The Good Doctor (2.2 in 18-49), 9-1-1 starring Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton was the second highest-rated drama… Read