Daily Archives : May 8, 2014

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Matt Blank: The Master of Showtime

Matt Blank first joined Showtime 25 years ago, in 1988. He came to Showtime from HBO, where he had been senior vice president of consumer marketing. In 1991 he became Showtime’s president and chief operating officer, followed by president and…

CW Orders Four Series — Including ‘The Flash’; Network Passes on ‘Supernatural’ Spinoff

CW announced today that it will not pick up the "Supernatural" spinoff "Bloodlines," while also announcing series orders for "The Flash," "iZombie," "Jane the Virgin" and "The Messengers." The broadcast network offered the following official descriptions for the new series:…

A&E Network Expands Industry-Leading Original Non-Fiction Programming Slate — Greenlights Four Series and Four Pilots to Production

Press release from A&E, May 8, 2014: A&E Network is growing its signature original programming by adding four new series and four new pilots to its slate, in addition to its returning series, it was announced today by David McKillop,…

A&E Rolls Out Slate of New Series Including ‘Love Prison,’ ‘Godfather of Pittsburgh’

A&E Network today announced the addition of four new series to its programming slate, along with four new pilots. All of the programs are unscripted. The series lineup includes "Dogs of War," about a couple that helps pair PTSD veterans…

Historic Lows Continue for Prime-Time Broadcast Series

Four more prime-time programs on the big four broadcast networks sank to all-time ratings lows Wednesday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, after a number of shows set historic low marks the previous night. TVbytheNumbers.com reports…

‘Homeland’ Actor Lands Role in Miniseries

One of the stars of the Showtime series "Homeland" will play a big part in an upcoming miniseries. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that Damian Lewis, who received an Emmy for his performance as "Homeland's" Sgt. Nicholas Brody, will…

CBS to Air Recording of Woman’s Voice Just Before She Was Murdered

CBS News has revealed plans to air a recording on which a woman can be heard pleading for her life, minutes before she was murdered, Variety reports. Portions of the recording are set to be aired on the May 10…

Embarrassing Gaffe for Brian Williams and ‘NBC Nightly News’ in Nigerian Kidnapping Story

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams had an embarrassing gaffe during a report on the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 teenage girls, mixing up the African countries of Kenya and Nigeria, reports TVNewser. “Tonight it now feels as if the…

NBC Orders Four New Series

In the first big announcement of the upfront season, NBC has ordered four pilots to series. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the series include the romantic comedy “Marry Me” and the Katherine Heigl vehicle “State of Affairs."…

How a 2001 Episode of ‘The Simpsons’ Is Stirring Up Conspiracy Theories

A 2001 episode of “The Simpsons” is being cited as evidence of a conspiracy. According to The Hollywood Reporter the episode, “New Kids on the Blecch,” is being cited by the Egyptian TV network al-Tahrir as evidence of a conspiracy…