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Daily Archives : Mar 8, 2017

Disney CEO Digs In After Being Urged to Step Down From Trump Panel

When Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke Wednesday at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, he defended his participation in Donald Trump’s financial advisory panel, Variety reports. After being urged by a number of speakers to step down from the panel, Variety…

Drama Series Takes the Lead on Working Trump Into the Story Line

A drama series has moved to the forefront among scripted shows when it comes to weaving Donald Trump into the story line. The AP reports that the new CBS All Access legal drama “The Good Fight,” a spinoff of “The…

‘Live With Kelly’ Goes Back to a Full Lineup of Five Guest Hosts

The morning staple “Live with Kelly” has been featuring guest hosts settling in for long stints in recent weeks — including a five-day run by Jerry O’Connell between Feb. 24 and March 3, along with a current one-week stint by…

Live Three-Hour Finale Looms for ‘The Bachelor’

ABC is billing it as one of the most romantic and dramatic nights ever on the network, with the live three-hour season finale to the avidly followed “The Bachelor” set for Monday, March 13. “The compelling live three-hour television event…

WE tv Spins Off Two Franchise Hits

WE tv today announced two new spinoffs expanding on two of the network’s most successful franchises in “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” and “Growing Up Hip Hop.” The new programs are “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” and “Growing…

ABC to Air Documentary on Manson Killings, Including Previously Unseen Footage

ABC today announced plans for a prime-time broadcast of a two-hour documentary on Charles Manson and the 1969 murders by the Manson Family. “Truth and Lies: The Family Manson,” which will feature never-before-seen footage of Manson’s final network television interview,…

CNN Adds Former Trump Adviser to the Lineup

CNN confirmed today that it has signed a former senior adviser to Donald Trump to appear on the network. Variety reports that the cable channel signed Jason Miller as a contributor. “Miller, formerly a senior communications director for the Trump…

What a TV Series Set 160 Years Ago Says About Today’s America

A drama series that premieres its second season tonight is set almost 160 years ago, but its themes have hit home with its contemporary audience. “Whenever as a network you have a show that resonates so strongly with its audience,…

NBC News Boss Talks Tough on Trump

The chief of NBC News offered some tough talk, much of it aimed at Donald Trump, during an appearance at a conference held by the IESE Business School in New York. “NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said on Tuesday that…

Why Stephen Colbert is Beating Jimmy Fallon, and What Fallon Might Have to Do About It

CBS announced Tuesday that “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” beat NBC’s “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” for the fifth consecutive week in total viewers. The network noted that “Colbert” averaged more than 3 million viewers for the fourth week in…