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‘Snowfall’ Ordered to Series on FX

Press release from FX, Sept. 30, 2016: FX has ordered the first season of Snowfall, a drama series inspired by the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, it was announced today by…

Comedy Central Announces Slate of Stand-Up Specials Filming This Fall With Comedians Lewis Black, Kurt Braunohler, Joe DeRosa, Mark Normand and Roy Wood Jr.

Press release from Comedy Central, Sept. 23, 2016: Comedy Central is set to film original one-hour stand-up specials this fall featuring Lewis Black, Kurt Braunohler, Joe DeRosa, Mark Normand and Roy Wood Jr. Just in time for the elections, Lewis…

John Rood Returns to Disney as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Disney Channels Worldwide

Press release from Disney, Sept. 20, 2016: John Rood, a marketing executive widely regarded for his creative and strategic innovation across television, digital, media planning and consumer products, has been named senior vice president, Marketing, Disney Channels Worldwide. The announcement…

Carnival Corporation Creates Three Original TV Series for National Networks — A Cruise Industry First to Expand Market

Press release from Carnival Corp., Sept. 19, 2016: Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced it has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning October 1. Representing…

ION Television Set to ‘Brighten Your Holiday Season’ With Five All-New Original Movies

Press release from Ion Television, Sept. 19, 2016: The holidays are a special time in many American households, with the gathering of families, the giving of gifts and considerable time spent at home. For the eighth year, ION Television will…

Veteran Media Executive Bruce Rosenblum Joins Disney-ABC Television Group as President, Business Operations

Press release from Disney-ABC Television Group, Sept. 16, 2016: Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group (DATG), today announced a major reorganization of his portfolio to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency while optimizing and growing revenue…

First-Ever Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel Simulcast Features ‘All-Star Halloween Spectacular’ Oct. 8

Press release, Sept. 15, 2016: Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel’s biggest stars team up for the ultimate Halloween adventure right in the heart of Sin City. Premiering Saturday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET, the special one-hour competition All-Star…

‘Talent’ Grows +29% vs. Year-Ago Finale to Its Highest-Rated Closer in Five Years

Press release from NBC, Sept. 15, 2016: The season finale of “America’s Got Talent” (2.7/10 in 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET): Jumps +29% versus its year-ago finale in 18-49 (2.7 vs. 2.1 from 9-11 p.m. on…

CBS All Access Announces New Premiere Dates for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and the All-New Edition of ‘The Good Wife’

Press release from CBS, Sept. 14, 2016: CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced new premiere dates for its new original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the all-new edition of “The…

Turner Licenses Rights to Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Film Collection

Press release from Turner, Sept. 14, 2016: Global media company Turner has entered into multi-year licensing agreements for the Star Wars movie collection through unprecedented domestic deals with The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox that grant TNT &…