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A Look Back at the 2016 TV Upfronts

It’s been a week since the 2016 TV upfronts drew to a close and the music — and the spoofs — of “Hamilton” are still ringing in our ears. The smash hit Broadway show was omnipresent during the week of…

Fox Announces Revised Schedule for 2016-2017 Season

Press release from Fox, Friday, May 20, 2016: FOX announced today a revised schedule for the 2016-2017 television season. New drama PITCH will move up to air Thursdays in Fall 2016, the Farewell 12th season of BONES will air Thursdays…

ESPN Presents the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Press release from ESPN, May 19, 2016: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present over 13 live hours of the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 25 and 26. This is…

BET Networks Announces Official Nominees for the 2016 ‘BET Awards’

Press release from BET Networks, May 19, 2016: BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the nominations for the 2016 “BET Awards,” taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26….

WWE Superstar John Cena to Host ‘The 2016 ESPYs’ July 13 on ABC

Press release from ABC Entertainment, May 19, 2016: “The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One” will be hosted by WWE superstar, actor and television host John Cena, who is best known as a 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and record-setting…

’48 Hours Presents’ the Broadcast Network Premiere of ‘The Spymasters — CIA in the Crosshairs’

Press release from CBS, May 17, 2016: What are the rules in the war on terror for America’s spymasters? Will the next president bring back waterboarding as an “enhanced interrogation technique?” The broadcast network premiere of 48 HOURS PRESENTS: “The…

CBS Announces Its 2016-2017 Prime-Time Lineup

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK 2016-2017 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (N=New, RTP=Regular Time Period, NTP=New Time Period) All Times ET/PT MONDAY 8:00-8:30 PM — THE BIG BANG THEORY 8:30-9:00 PM — KEVIN CAN WAIT (N) 8:00-8:30 PM — KEVIN CAN WAIT (RTP) (Starting in…

CNN Greenlights Three New Original Series for the 2017 Programming Slate

Press release from CNN, May 18, 2016: CNN, a division of Turner, announced today three new Original Series launching in 2017, adding to its successful portfolio of high-quality, non-scripted programming. Soundtracks: Songs That Made History (working title), The History of…

‘The Good Wife’ Spinoff Coming to CBS All Access in 2017

Press release from CBS, May 18, 2016: CBS Television Studios and CBS All Access announced today it will launch a spinoff of “The Good Wife” for the spring of 2017. Building upon the incredible success and critical acclaim of broadcast…

‘Shark Week’ Makes a Huge Splash With All-New Shark Programming Airing Sunday, June 26, to Sunday, July 3, on Discovery

Press release from Discovery, May 18, 2016: The most fintastic time of the year is back and making a huge splash! SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event, airs Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and continues…