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History, A&E and Lifetime Greenlight ‘Roots’ — Event Series to Air on All Three Flagship Brands

Press release, April 30, 2015: HISTORY, A&E and LIFETIME greenlight the scripted event series ROOTS for a new generation of viewers to simulcast on all three flagship brands; it was today announced by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, HISTORY….

A&E Network to Premiere Original Scripted Drama Series ‘Damien’ Based on Twentieth Century Fox’s Classic Horror Film ‘The Omen’

Press release, April 29, 2015: A&E Network will premiere the new original scripted drama series, “Damien.” The hour-long drama from Fox 21 Television Studios and executive producer Glen Mazzara is a follow-up to the classic horror film, The Omen. Currently…

HBO Sports Is the Fight Fan’s Destination for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Press release from HBO Sports, April 30, 2015: HBO Sports is the fight fan’s destination for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight week news and information, providing viewers with an in-depth look across television, digital and social platforms at the blockbuster welterweight…

All-New Competition Series ‘Home Free’ Breaks Ground Wednesday, July 22, on Fox

Press release from Fox, April 29, 2015: FOX has ordered HOME FREE, a new competition series that will feature never-before-seen twists and plenty of surprises, as couples vie to win their dream home. From Relativity Television and executive producer Tom…

New PBS American Drama ‘Mercy Street’ to Star Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Peter Gerety and Norbert Leo Butz

Press release from PBS, April 29, 2015: Today, PBS announced that an award-winning cast and acclaimed television directors Roxann Dawson and Jeremy Webb will join its new Civil War-based drama, officially named MERCY STREET. The series is executive produced by…

NAAAOM and Entertainment Studios to Amend $10 Billion Lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV to Include the Newly Discovered Evidence of Racial Discrimination and Cover-up

Press release from the National Association of African American Owned Media, April 27, 2015: Knoyme King, an African-American female and a 30-year employee of AT&T, through her attorney Louis “Skip” Miller of Miller Barondess, has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit…

FX Networks Orders Road Comedy Pilot From Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm Starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor

Press release from FX, April 27, 2015: FX Networks has ordered a pilot co-created by the award-winning team of Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, starring Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier,…

Thom Beers to Depart FremantleMedia North America; Jennifer Mullin and Craig Cegielski Elevated to Co-CEOs

Press release from FremantleMedia North America, April 27, 2015: Thom Beers, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, today announced he will be stepping down as CEO when his contract with the company concludes this summer. Beers will be replaced by Jennifer Mullin,…

Daytime Television’s Biggest Stars, Honored TV Legends, a Surprise Prank and Long-Awaited Soap Star Reunion Ignite TV Fans and Trend on Social Media of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Pop

Press release from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, April 26, 2015: The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards roared back to television tonight on Pop with a live broadcast that put the spotlight on show-stopping entertainment, daytime’s biggest…

E! Announces New Documentary Series Following Bruce Jenner’s Life as a Transgender Woman

Press release from E! Entertainment, April 24, 2015: E! announces a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce’s intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his…