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Aflac Dives Into the Animation Pond, Signing on as Sponsor of Disney XD’s New ‘DuckTales’ Animated Series

Press release from Disney XD, Sept. 20, 2017: Get ready to quack up — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., has signed on as the sponsor of Disney XD’s hit new animated comedy-adventure…

Two-Time Academy Award Winner Sean Penn Joins Beau Willimon’s ‘The First’ for Hulu and Channel 4

Press release from Hulu, Sept. 20, 2017: Academy Award(R)-winning actor Sean Penn has joined Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu original drama series “The First.” Though details about the role remain under wraps, this marks the acclaimed actor’s first foray into television….

Showtime to Premiere ‘George Michael: Freedom’ on Saturday, October 21 at 9 PM ET/PT

Press release from Showtime, Sept. 18, 2017: Today, SHOWTIME announced the newest film to join its growing slate of music specials and documentaries, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM, premiering on Saturday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over…

‘The Orville’ Posts Fox’s Largest Drama Premiere Since ‘Empire’ in Multi-Platform Viewers with 12.2 Million Viewers

Press release from Fox, Sept. 19, 2017: The premiere of THE ORVILLE, Fox’s new space adventure series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, earned a 7-day multi-platform audience of 12.2 million viewers. Marking the network’s largest drama debut in two…

HBO Renews Drama Series ‘The Deuce’ Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, for Second Season

Press release from HBO, Sept. 19, 2017: Following early critical raves, HBO has renewed the drama series THE DEUCE for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. The series was created by George Pelecanos…

Comedy Central’s Eight-Day ‘South Park’ Marathon Leads to Big Ratings and a Big Season 21 Premiere

Press release from Comedy Central, Sept. 15, 2017: Comedy Central’s historic, eight-day, wall-to-wall marathon of over 250 episodes from across the first twenty seasons of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning South Park earned huge ratings and drove Comedy Central to…

Hit HBO Comedy Series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ Starring Larry David, Returns for Its Ninth Season Oct. 1

Press release from HBO, Sept. 15, 2017: The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, starring Larry David, returns for its ten-episode ninth season SUNDAY, OCT. 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. The show stars “Seinfeld” co-creator David…

Time Inc.’s People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) Rebrands as PeopleTV

Press release from Time Inc., Sept. 14, 2017: Today Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is announcing that the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), the free, ad-supported OTT network, which launched in September 2016, will be rebranded as PeopleTV (PeopleTV.com). Entertainment Weekly Studios will…

History Greenlights Scripted Drama Series ‘The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton’ From Emmy Award-Winning Producer R.J. Cutler

Press release from History, Sept. 14, 2017: HISTORY has ordered the six-episode scripted drama series “The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton,” it was announced today by Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming, HISTORY. Based on Peter Baker’s…

Comedy Central Extends Trevor Noah Through 2022

Press release from Comedy Central, Sept. 14, 2017: Comedy Central and Trevor Noah have agreed to a contract extension which will keep Noah behind the desk of the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Trevor Noah through 2022, it was…