‘Tamron Hall’ Renewed For Season 2

Walt Disney Television is renewing syndicated talk show Tamron Hall for a second season, saying it has been cleared in more than 80% of the country.

Amazon Renews ‘Mrs. Maisel’ For Season 4

AP Chooses TV’s Roles Of The Decade

These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of the 2010s.

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OVERNIGHTS

Masked Singer’ Stays No. 1, ‘Making It’ Finale Rises

Fox’s unscripted hit tops Wednesday’s broadcast slate, as it’s done nearly every week this season.

‘Survivor’ Removes Contestant For First Time After Off-Camera Incident

NEWS ANALYSIS

Will A Network Series Ever Again Win An Award?

Even in a world of participation trophies, broadcast-TV is having a harder and harder time competing in the industry’s major award shows — to a degree that one might wonder if a network show or star, worthy though they may be, can ever break out again.

Complete List Of Nominees For 26th SAG Awards

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California: TELEVISION Actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”; Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”; Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”; Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”; Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon.” Actress in […]

How Streaming, Diversity, #MeToo Shaped TV

As the decade ends, nothing about TV is the same, whether it’s how much television we consume; how and where we do it; who gets to make it, and the level of respect given the creatively emboldened small screen. We don’t just watch TV, we binge it until we’re bleary-eyed if not sated. We still change channels with a remote control, but more often we’re logging in to watch shows on our phones or other devices and on our schedules, not network-dictated appointment TV.

Peabody Appoints Six New Board Members

Peabody today announced the appointment of several new members to its bicoastal board of directors. The boards provide expert counsel and stewardship, and advance Peabody’s commitment to outstanding and transformative storytelling. Launched in 2015, the board of directors are separate from the traditional board of jurors that bestow the prestigious Peabody Awards for excellence in […]

WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’ Gives Thanks

With many shows able to exclude the very low-rated Thanksgiving and Black Friday from their averages, Live with Kelly and Ryan moved to the top of the talkers in the week ending Dec. 1 with a season-best 2.1.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Ellen’s Greatest Night Of Giveaways’ Delivers

NBC got an early holiday gift in Tuesday’s ratings with the debut of Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways. The special, in which Ellen DeGeneres and a host of other celebrities give gifts to deserving people, drew 6.81 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49. It grabbed a bigger total audience than a Tuesday edition of The Masked Singer on Fox and tied The Voice for the night’s second-best demo rating.

Circle Diginet Launches Jan. 1 With 16 Originals

The country music/lifestyle channel will debut in more than 50% of U.S. TV households on stations from Gray and CBS. A companion OTT premium service is slotted to launch in late spring 2020.

Entertainment Studios Launching 2 Syndies

Two-year deals for The Weather Channel’s weekly Storm of Suspicion and Weather Gone Viral get a firm “go” from station groups including Fox, Scripps, Nexstar, Meredith, Gray and Hearst for 2020 and 2021 debuts.

COMMENTARY

Maybe We Treat TV With Too Much Respect

Willa Paskin: “Friends, bingers, countrymen, I come to bury television, not to praise it. 2019 was the first year I started to look askance at something I have said thousands of time: ‘I love television.’ This phrase, which had previously seemed so pedestrian and yet so true, the cozy benediction lobbed at a loved one on their way out the door, suddenly became strange.”

Marvel TV To Shut Down, Current Series Folded Into Marvel Studios

Vanna White Hosts ‘Wheel’ For First Time In 37 Years

AP’s Top Moments On TV From 2019

This past year saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The Associated Press has put together a list of the best TV moments in 2019.

Netflix: 26M+ Watched ‘The Irishman’ In 7 Days

If Netflix’s figures are accurate, that would make Martin Scorsese’s 3 1/2 hour crime epic one of this year’s most widely watched Oscar contenders. On Monday it received five Golden Globe nominations, including best film, drama.

NETWORK RATINGS ROUNDUP: DEC. 2-8

NFL, NCAA Football Power Fox Win

Seven of the week’s top 10 shows were either football games or their pregame shows. CBS’s perennial ratings generator 60 Minutes was the week’s top non-football show, in fifth place with more than 13 million viewers, and the network’s Young Sheldon was the top scripted show in ninth with 8.39 million.

OVERNIGHTS

CW’s ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ Crossover Strong

NBC’s The Voice delivered its biggest total audience in six weeks on Monday, and it also led the adults 18-49 rankings for the night. Part two of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover drew solid numbers, while The Moodys took a big hit on Fox.

Actor Ron Leibman Dies At 82

2019 Was The Year Of ‘Jeopardy’

In TV time, 36 seasons is unspeakably ancient, but this year game veteran Jeopardy exploded into one of TV’s most talked-about shows. The Sony Pictures Television-produced game show hit multiyear highs, led all of syndication in the ratings several times, was memed all over social media and discussed around dinner tables across the nation.

‘National Lampoon Radio Hour’ Relaunches As Podcast

TV Academy Unveils First Emmy Category For Esports

OVERNIGHTS

Miss Universe Slips, ‘Madam Secretary’ Ends Up

Fox’s broadcast of the Miss Universe competition Sunday brought in smaller ratings than it did a year ago. Sunday Night Football was also down (though still dominant), and the series finale of CBS’s Madam Secretary is at season highs in the early numbers. The CW’s Supergirl also hit season highs with the start of the network’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.

Broadcast TV Shut Out Of Globe Noms

The shutout, believed to be for the first time, of the broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW and PBS — made for a seemingly awkward situation for NBC, which will host the awards ceremony Jan. 5 and covered the nominations live on Today. It was a crowining moment for Netflix, which got 17 TV nods, to go with its 17 on the movie side.

Amazon Eyes Rights To Stream Premier League To Draw UK Subscribers

Daytime Producer Lisa de Cazotte Dies At 58

Netflix Exec Touts Its ‘Golden Era’

Nick Maniatis, who ran the New Mexico’s film office before going to work for Netflix, spoke to a group of hundreds of business leaders and elected officials who were gathered Thursday in Albuquerque. He described it as a “golden era,” saying the amount of content that’s out there is amazing. Above, ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub.

‘Star Trek’ Actor René Auberjonois Dies

The prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine died Sunday. He was 79.