‘Berlin Station’ EP Talks Tonal Shift In Upcoming Season 2 & More — TCA
Epix’s original scripted series Berlin Station took the stage on day 1 of the TCA tour to offer tidbits on what’s to come in the new season. Created by Olen Steinhauer, the first season followed Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), a new arrival at Berlin's CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks.
Season 2, which is currently in production, opens in the thick of a New World Order that has taken root and is steadily… Read
‘The Daily Show’ Spinoff Starring Jordan Klepper Gets Title & Premiere Date On Comedy Central – TCA
Jordan Klepper’s new Comedy Central late-night show has a name and a start date:
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper and Monday, September 25.
Klepper ‘s series will, Comedy Central says, “satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.” It’s “the voice of the new America. It is the America that defines its own reality. It's the America of paid protestors, Obama's birth certificate, and the… Read
Comedy Central Orders More Episodes Of ‘The President Show’ In New Slot, ‘The Jim Jefferies Show’ – TCA
Comedy Central has given a second extension to The President Show, ordering seven additional episodes of the weekly topical late-night series, created by Anthony Atamanuik who hosts as Donald J. Trump, for a total of 22 episodes. Currently airing on Thursdays at 11:30 PM, following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The President Show will move as expected to midnight beginning Thursday, September 28, and will follow Comedy Central’s new late night series The Opposition with… Read
MTV Video Music Awards: Kendrick Lamar Leads Nominations
Kendrick Lamar and his video for “Humble” led the way with eight nominations today as the MTV Video Music Awards noms were announced. Katy Perry and The Weeknd landed five noms apiece for the show, which will air live August 27 from the Forum in Inglewood, CA. Like MTV’s earlier Movie & TV Awards, the network has combined categories to remove gender designations, with the former Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories combined to become Artist of the Year this… Read
‘Broad City’ Gets Season 4 Premiere Date On Comedy Central – TCA
Comedy Central has slotted Wednesday, September 13 for the fourth season premiere of its critically praised comedy series Broad City. The 10-episode Season 4 kicks off at 10:30 PM following South Park.
Created by, written by, and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City follows Abbi and Ilana as they navigate life in New York, capturing their hookups, relationships, crappy jobs and, ultimately, their badass friendship. In the new season, Abbi and Ilana get new… Read
‘Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj & Goatface Special Set On Comedy Central – TCA
Comedy Central has greenlit an hourlong sketch comedy special featuring Goatface, comprised of The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali (Wrecked, New Girl), Fahim Anwar (Fahim Anwar: There’s No Business Like Show Business) and Fahim Anwar director Aristotle Athiras. The special was announced today during Comedy Central’s TCA session.
Written and executive produced by the comedy quartet, the as-yet undated special will use sketch work to satirize topics including sports… Read
TV Critics Have No Stomach For Political Questions During Q&A For Epix’s Presidential Comedy ‘Graves’ – TCA
TV critics attending TCA appear to be suffering from Donald Trump exhaustion, and could not screw up the energy to ask outspoken Nick Nolte any questions about our current POTUS when he came to the confab to discuss his POTUS comedy Graves.
Instead, he got asked the much-worn junket question: “How much of your own personality do we see” in former two-term POTUS Richard Graves ,as he tries to right the wrongs of his administration while, this season, getting out of the way… Read
Stephen Colbert’s ‘Russia Week’ Colludes To Deliver His Biggest Late-Night Win Since Week 1
Look, Stephen Colbert admits it: He met with the Russians. Many Russians, over the course of a week. But they only talked about adoption. Still, the resulting “Russia Week” on CBS’ Late Show averaged 2.87M viewers in L+SD for the week ending July 21, giving the show its largest margin of victory in late-night since Colbert’s first week as host.
Late Show beat its closest rival, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, by 19% in viewers (2.87M to 2.42M), a margin of… Read
‘Get Shorty’ TV Series Like Visiting A Bar On Thursday At 3 AM – TCA
Kicking off TCA’s summer 2017 clambake, cast and creators of Epix’s Get Shorty got asked to mull the difference between series, the movie, and the Elmore Leonard book on which both are based.
“It’s like visiting the same bar at different times of the week, explained series star Chris O’Dowd, who plays Miles Daly, a guy who’s trying to segue from murderous crime ring muscleman to movie producer.
The movie, he said, is like going to the bar on a Saturday night when everyone… Read
Will Packer Sets TV & Branded Content Venture With Discovery Communications & Universal Pictures, Inks OWN Deal
Producer Will Packer has partnered with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures to form Will Packer Media, a production and branded content company focused on TV and digital scripted and unscripted series, branded content as well as short-form entertainment tergeting millennial audiences. Packer will serve as CEO of Will Packer Media, which will have offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta..
As a key part of the Discovery Communications investment, OWN… Read
News & Documentary Emmy Noms: PBS & CBS Lap Field; Charles Osgood Gets Career Honor
PBS and CBS more than doubled all other networks as the 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy nominations were announced today. The pubcaster hoarded a leading 48 noms, led by Frontline (12), POV (11) and Independent Lens (10), followed by the Eye network with 43, including a program-topping 30 noms for 60 Minutes.
ABC ran third with 19 nominations, led by Nightline‘s eight, and HBO is next with 18, 11 of which are for its documentaries. CNN (16) and Univision (11) are the… Read
‘Midnight, Texas’ Off To Solid Ratings Start, ‘Somewhere Between’ Soft, ‘The Bachelorette’ Tops With Viewership High
NBC made a seamless transition in the Monday 10 PM slot, with new supernatural drama Midnight, Texas drawing a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 3.6 million viewers for its premiere, on par with the Season 2 debut (and Season 2 average) in the hour for the unscripted Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge earlier this summer.
Midnight, Texas easily topped the 10 PM preview of new ABC drama Somewhere Between, which debuted to a lackluster 0.6 in the demo and 3.07 million viewers, just… Read