‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’: First Look At New Neil deGrasse Tyson Venture – Comic-Con
Fox and National Geographic have released a Comic-Con first look at the return of the Emmy Award-winning Cosmos series. This season, the show is titled Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and is described as a venture to uncharted territories.
Previewing the clip were Neil deGrasse Tyson, who returns as host for the show; executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan (who won an Emmy Award for writing the 2014 series and a Peabody Award for producing it) and executive producers… Read
Lindsay Lohan Teaming With Bunim-Murray For MTV Reality Series: Report
Those murmurings earlier this year that Lindsay Lohan was planning to star in a reality series for MTV might be gaining traction. Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Project Runway and Citizen Ruth producer Bunim-Murray Productions has reportedly come aboard to team with her on a potential show.
The New York Post‘s Page Six reported that the veteran reality producer is linked to the potential series, which is expected to center on Lohan’s new beach club in Mykonos, Greece… Read
‘Meghan And Harry: The First 100 Days’ Is Debut Order For Royalty-Themed Streaming Platform
Fledgling SVOD platform TrueRoyalty.tv has made documentary Meghan And Harry: The First 100 Days its first original commission.
According to the platform, which specializes in content about the UK royals, the film will “chronicle the ups and downs, the fantasy and the reality” of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first three months of marriage and will feature “the best connected royal insiders and historians plus icons from fashion and show business.”
The 60-minute doc… Read
Emmy Nominations: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tops Noms, With Netflix & HBO Leading Way – Full List
UPDATED with complete list of nominees: The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning at the TV Academy’s home base in North Hollywood, with HBO’s epic Game of Thrones leading the way with the most noms with 22 including in the marquee Best Drama race, followed by NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld with 21 apiece.
Netflix led the away among networks with 112 total noms, followed by HBO (108) and NBC (78).
The top categories, repping the… Read
Emmy Nominations Live Stream – Watch
Nominations are being announced this morning for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which encompass the year’s best of TV in both primetime and creative arts categories. The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Samira Wiley and New Amsterdam’s Ryan Eggold will join Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington and president and COO Maury McIntyre at the Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood to unveil the top categories beginning at 8:25 AM PT.
Deadline will publish noms in the… Read
France’s TF1 Jumps Into Local Version Of Physical Gameshow ‘Big Bounce Battle’
French broadcaster TF1 is launching a local version of Endemol Shine format Big Bounce Battle, arguably one of the noisiest non-scripted shows that launched at Mip TV in April.
The order is the first international adaptation of the format, which was created by Endemol Shine's Dutch and German divisions and was originally commissioned by German broadcaster RTL. It is set to go into production later this year and will be produced out of the same hub as a the original… Read
ABC Tops Ratings On Night Dominated By Donald Trump’s SCOTUS Press Conference
ABC’s The Bachelorette topped Monday in preliminary ratings and viewership on a night when President Donald Trump’s primetime news conference announcing Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee disrupted broadcasters’ regular schedules.
Trump’s announcement ran for about 21 minutes beginning at 9 PM ET on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, which led to overruns on the likes of Bachelorette, which peaked at 5.82 million viewers across the night, and NBC’s American Ninja Warrior… Read
Aggregate’s Jason Bateman Teams With Michael Costigan In Multi-Year Netflix Deal For Film & Television
EXCLUSIVE: Already a staple of the Netflix queue with Ozark and Arrested Development, Jason Bateman has deepened his relationship with the global streaming service. He has partnered with seasoned producer and executive Michael Costigan, and they have set Aggregate Films in a first-look, multiyear deal with Netflix to generate film and TV projects.
This becomes the latest big overall deal for Netflix, after recently making massive deals with Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy… Read
Take That’s Howard Donald & Racing Driver Dario Franchitti Host C4’s Car Format ‘Mission Ignition’
Take That star Howard Donald and racing star Dario Franchitti are to front a motoring format that sees two teams of amateur enthusiasts rebuild classic cars.
The pair are hosting Mission Ignition, a four-part series for UK broadcaster Channel 4. It will see classic car collecting Donald and four-time IndyCar Series champion Franchitti, the ex husband of Ashley Judd, lead two teams of passionate petrol heads.
In each episode, two classic cars will be turned into a giant… Read
BBC Three Draws Up Makeover Competition & Relationship Format For Entertainment Push
A make-up competition format and a rigged series that explores modern relationships lead the line-up of BBC Three's latest entertainment slate.
The youth-skewing broadcaster has ordered Glow Up (w/t) from Warner Bros-backed Wall to Wall and Couples on the Couch (w/t) from BBC Studios. The commissions come after the channel, which moved online two years ago, received a £10M (US$14M) budget boost to bolster its move into factual entertainment, formats and entertainment.
Matt Cappotelli Dies: Former WWE And ‘Tough Enough’ Star Was 38
Former WWE and reality TV star Matt Cappotelli has died after a year-long battle with recurring cancer. He was 38 years old.
Cappotelli starred on the third season of WWE's Tough Enough reality show, produced by the WWE with MTV, where participants trained for a shot at a WWE contract. Cappotelli and John Hennigan (known professionally as Johnny Nitro) were the winners of the competition. Cappotelli went on to wrestle in the development league for the WWE, winning the… Read
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Hits All-Time Highs With Season 10 Ratings
In the end, last night’s Season 10 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race saw butterfly wardrobe malfunctions, some Janet Jackson lip-syncing, and a superstar victory for Aquaria.
Amidst all that, the Emmy winning VH1 reality series also saw its best numbers ever among the key demo of adults 18-49 and total viewership for a season – which is not bad at all at this point in any show’s run, drag race or not.
While the S10 finale was down a mere 2% in viewership from last year… Read