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Daily Archives : Nov 20, 2018

Report: Megyn Kelly and NBC Close to Finalizing Settlement

Megyn Kelly and NBC are said to be close to a settlement deal valued at $30 million. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that the deal will pay Kelly the full value of the time remaining on her three-year…

Sign of the Times: Venerable 80-Year-Old Magazine — With Nearly 2 Million Print Subscribers — Is Going Online Only

A magazine that has been a fixture at newsstands and supermarket checkout aisles is shutting down its print edition and going online-only. Financial Times reports that Conde Nast has made the decision to end the print edition of Glamour. Samantha…

Report: Amazon Bids for Disney’s 22 Regional Sports Networks

Amazon is submitting a bid for all 22 of the regional sports television networks that The Walt Disney Co. recently acquired from 21st Century Fox, according to a report by CNBC. Other bidders for the networks include Apollo Global Management,…

Nielsen Taps Madison Avenue Veteran as New CEO

Nielsen has named a new CEO, picking a veteran Madison Avenue executive as the replacement for Mitch Barns. MediaPost reports that Barns, who announced earlier that he will retire at the end of the year, will be succeeded by David…

Cable Channel Cancels Its Last Original Series

Viacom’s cable channel TV Land is pulling the plug on the last original scripted series it has on the air, “Teachers.” Deadline reports that season 3B of the series, set to premiere on Jan. 15, 2019, will be the show’s…

Successor to Dawn Ostroff Named at Conde Nast Entertainment

Conde Nast Entertainment has named a successor to Dawn Ostroff, who exited her post as president of Conde Nast in July to become chief content officer at Spotify. The New York Post reports that Conde Nast named Oren Katzeff to…

Fox Sports Unveils Lineup of Former NFL Stars to Bolster Late-Season Coverage

Fox announced that its in-studio lineup for coverage of the remainder of the NFL season on FS1 and FOX Sports’ digital properties will include NFL veterans Eric Dickerson, DeAngelo Hall, James Harrison, TJ Houshmandzadeh, Shawne Merriman, Bart Scott and Rod…

NBC Sets Two-Day Premiere for Drama Series, Shuffles Prime-Time Lineup

NBC announced plans today to bring back a prime-time drama series with a two-day, two-part premiere. “The Blacklist” will air part one of the premiere on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, followed by part two on Friday, Jan….

CBS Cancels Summer Series After Two Seasons

CBS has pulled the plug on a drama series that has been a part of the network’s summer lineup for two seasons. Variety reports that the network canceled ‘Salvation.” “The series centered on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and…

A Cautionary Tale Made From ‘Story Concentrate’

The scene is set in the ultra-wealthy enclave of Newport Beach, Calif. An attractive, successful business owner, divorced, goes on a series of dates, meeting potential suitors in some of Orange County’s swankiest restaurants and bars. By turns, these men…