ABC Cancels ‘Grand Hotel’

Executive-produced by Eva Longoria, Grand Hotel starred Demian Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez as Santiago and Gigi Mendoza, owners of Miami’s famed Riviera Grand hotel. Grand Hotel wrapped its first season on Sept. 9.

Streamer Locast Sues Big 4 Networks

The streamer alleges that ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are engaged in sham copyright litigation and are colluding to deny consumers over-the-air signals they once committed to make freely available.

John Stamos, Phillips Join ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ On ABC

Ryan Seacrest To Return For ‘American Idol’

Ryan Seacrest will return as the host of American Idol for the music competition’s third season on ABC. Seacrest has been with Idol since it launched on Fox back in 2002.

Producer: ‘Rookie’ Co-Star Claims Unfounded

Production company Entertainment One said Tuesday the investigation led it to conclude no unlawful or inappropriate behavior was committed by the co-workers accused by Afton Williamson.

Veteran TV Newsman Sander Vanocur Dies

As national political correspondent at NBC in the 1960s and ABC in the 1970s and ’80s, Vanocur covered conventions, elections and assassinations during some of the most momentous years in American history. He was 91.

Hurt Christie Brinkley Pulls Out Of ‘Dancing’

ABC said in a statement that Brinkley is unable to continue this season following surgery to her wrist and arm. No details of her injury were given. Her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, will replace her.

AOC Blasts ABC And Sinclair Over Ad

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized ABC and Sinclair for a GOP group’s ad that ran during last night’s Democratic debate in which her picture is shown set on fire. The ad, which ran in cities like New York and Washington, came from the New Faces GOP PAC, which is led by Elizabeth Heng, who last year sought to unseat Democrat Jim Costa in a California House district.

Hecklers Interrupt ABC News Democratic Debate

Thursday night’s ABC News debate was smooth sailing for the first two and a half hours, until a group of protesters heckled Vice President Joe Biden during his closing remarks.

TVN’S FOCUS ON ADVERTISING

TVN Focus | Ad Buyers See An Opening For McMahon’s XFL

“The XFL has a good chance to become a small, viable opportunity for clients based on its WWE ownership backing,” says Adam Schwartz of Horizon Media. “I don’t think the XFL will ever become the NFL, but if the product is strong, it will get viewers to watch and, perhaps, to gamble on the games [and] that will draw more viewer interest.”