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Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role

Press release from ESPN, May 25, 2018: Keith Olbermann, historically one of ESPN’s most prominent and impactful commentators, will expand his existing ESPN role by making additional appearances across ESPN platforms and programs in 2018 as part of a new…

Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen ‘Hair Live!’ Is NBC’s Next Musical Event

Press release from NBC, May 24, 2018: Following on the heels of NBC’s critically acclaimed rock musical “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” comes the true original rock musical, “Hair Live!,” which will be broadcast in the spring of 2019…

CMT Reveals New Summer Programming Slate

Press release from CMT, May 24, 2018: Having recently wrapped the quarter with its highest ratings in four years, CMT today unveiled its summer programming slate of new and returning original series and music events, including new series “Bachelorette Weekend”…

Yippee Ki Yay! ‘Baskets’ Wrangles a Fourth Season on FX

Press release from FX, May 24, 2018: Baskets, the acclaimed comedy series executive produced by and starring Zach Galifianakis, has been renewed for a fourth season on FX, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of…

ESPN and ESPN+ to Become Exclusive Media Home of UFC in the U.S.

Press release from ESPN, May 23, 2018: UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and The Walt Disney Company’s new Direct-To-Consumer and International segment along with ESPN, today announced the full scope of the historic multi-year agreement that makes…

Emmy Award-Winning ‘Good Morning America’ Expands to Three Hours

Press release from ABC, May 23, 2018: ABC News’ Emmy Award-winning morning show “Good Morning America” will expand to three hours. The new third hour of the program will air at 1 p.m. EDT, noon CDT/PDT. After seven seasons, 1454…

Viceland Announces Nine Summer Series

Press release from Viceland, May 23, 2018: VICELAND is bringing nine series to air this summer with a wide range of diverse talent from returning network staples to newcomers covering everything from food and friendship to internet celebrity, fringe science…

Nickelodeon to Develop Norman Lear Animated Project, ‘Man of the House’

Press release from Nickelodeon, May 23, 2018: Nickelodeon today announced the development of a new animated project, Man of the House (working title), from Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions. With creative concept by Colombian-American writer and illustrator Michael Molina (Trivia…

CBS Finishes 2017-2018 Broadcast Season With 11 Consecutive Weekly Wins

Press release from CBS, May 22, 2018: CBS finished the 2017-2018 broadcast season by winning 11 consecutive weeks. Additionally, The Network won six nights last week according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending May 20,…

YouTube Orders Second Season of Lionsgate Hit Dance Drama Series ‘Step Up: High Water’

Press release from YouTube, May 22, 2018: YouTube announced that it has ordered a second season of the popular dance drama series STEP UP: HIGH WATER from global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). Since its debut on January 31,…