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MTV Launches ‘MTV Studios’ After Record Growth on Linear and Digital

Press release from MTV, June 21, 2018: MTV today announced the launch of MTV Studios, a new unit focused on developing new series and re-imaginations of its most iconic hits for partners across SVOD and Linear. MTV Studios will develop…

The CW Network to Roll Out New Six-Night Schedule Starting in October

Press release from the CW, June 20, 2018: The CW Network has revealed the premiere dates for its new six-night primetime schedule starting this October, plus the time period switch for ARROW and DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on Monday nights,…

The Walt Disney Company Signs Amended Acquisition Agreement to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. For $71.3 Billion In Cash And Stock

Press release from The Walt Disney Co., June 20, 2018: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced that it has signed an amended acquisition agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21st Century Fox” —NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX), for $38 per…

ABC Announces Premiere Date for the Fifth Season of Hit Summer Series ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ and Series Premiere of ‘Castaways,’ Tuesday, Aug. 7

Press release from ABC, June 20, 2018: Summer lovin’ is sure to happen fast as the hit series “Bachelor in Paradise” returns for season five TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand….

Television Critics Association Announces 2018 TCA Award Nominations

Press release from TCA, Tuesday, June 19, 2018: The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced today the nominees for the organization’s upcoming 34th Annual TCA Awards — an exclusive event hosted by Robin Thede, star of the popular BET late night…

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New 2018-19 Season

Press release from NBC, June 19, 2018: NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2018-19 fall schedule, which includes broadcast television’s #1 program,” “Sunday Night Football”; last season’s #1 drama series, “This Is Us”; the launch of Oscar winner Robert…

CBS Television Studios Announces New Five-Year Overall Deal With Alex Kurtzman and His Secret Hideout Productions

Press release from CBS, June 19, 2018: Alex Kurtzman, a prolific writer-producer of film and television and co-creator of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, has extended his production agreement with CBS Television Studios through 2023. Under the agreement, CBS Television Studios will…

CBS Announces 16 New Houseguests for ‘Big Brother’s’ Milestone 20th Season

Press release from CBS, June 18, 2018: CBS announced today the 16 all-new Houseguests who will embark on the milestone 20th season of BIG BROTHER. This season’s cast includes a flight attendant, a former undercover cop, a cyber security engineer…

Paramount Network’s ‘American Woman’ Scores Cable’s Highest-Rated Half-Hour Scripted Series Premiere Since January

Press release from Paramount Network, June 12, 2018: The new Paramount Network’s first scripted comedy “American Woman” bowed to impressive ratings, premiering to more than one million viewers, and now ranks as ad-supported cable’s highest-rated half-hour scripted series premiere in…

CNN Original Series ‘The 2000s’ Premieres Sunday, July 8

Press release from CNN, June 14, 2018: From Emmy Award-winning executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog comes The 2000s on Sunday, July 8, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The seven-part CNN Original Series explores the cultural and political…