USA’s ‘Suits’ Renewed For Fifth Season

Lifetime Developing Marilyn Monroe Miniseries

Syfy Sets ‘Haven’ Season 5 Premiere Date

FYI Renews ‘Married At First Sight’ For 2nd Season

New ‘Trashy’ Reality Show Focuses On Recyclers

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new show wants to redefine the meaning of trashy television. “Human Resources,” which debuts Friday on the Pivot network, will focus not on hard-partying beachgoers but on a socially conscious recycling company. The “reality docu-drama” chronicles what it is like to work at the Trenton-based company TerraCycle Inc. Founded in […]

USA’s Olander To Head Alternative Series For Syfy

U.K. ‘X Factor’ Coming To U.S. On AXS TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The British edition of “The X Factor” is coming to U.S. television. Music entertainment cable channel AXS TV said Wednesday it will begin airing the singing contest’s 11th season on Labor Day weekend. “X Factor” creator Simon Cowell is on the judging panel, which includes ex-Spice Girl Mel B and pop […]

TV Land Renews ‘The Soul Man’ For 4th Season

Nickelodeon Orders ‘School Of Rock’ Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The “School of Rock” will soon be back in session, this time on television. Nickelodeon said Monday it has ordered 13 episodes of a “School of Rock” series from Paramount Television, and it will premiere next spring. The 2003 movie starred Jack Black as a rocker who poses as a substitute […]

TNT Renews ‘Cold Justice’ For Third Season

PTC Scolds McDonald’s Over ‘Dating Naked’

The watchdog group condemns the fast-food chain’s sponsorship of the VH1 program and recommends patronizing Wendy’s as an alternative “until McDonald’s returns to being a responsible advertiser.”

Gaffigan Comedy Lands Series Order From TV Land

ESPN Suspends Smith For Abuse Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don’t provoke attacks. Smith has apologized for the comments that were made last Friday during an on-air discussion about NFL running back Ray Rice’s suspension for assaulting […]

VH1 Renews ‘Hit The Floor’ For A Third Season

Liberty Media Moves To Spin Off Cable

John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. has started the process of spinning off its cable assets through a stock dividend to its shareholders to form a new listed company called Liberty Broadband. Liberty Broadband, in a regulatory filing, says the stock dividend would be worth up to $4.8 billion and Malone would retain a voting interest of 47.3%.

Esquire Net’s Head Of Digital Rob Juster Exits

Take Off Your Clothes To Make It On Cable

VH1’s Dating Naked is the latest example of reality television’s newest trend: Nudity is hot, no longer confined to latenight premium cable. Leading the way is Discovery’s Naked and Afraid, on which a man and woman who don’t know each other fend for themselves in the wilderness for three weeks without a stitch between them. That program’s success since its June 2013 premiere begat Dating Naked and TLC’s real estate show Buying Naked, with more in the planning stages.

‘Weather Geeks’ Coming To The Weather Ch.

The new weekly talk show will tackle the most important issues affecting the weather community. It premieres Sunday, July 20.

Comcast Apologizes For Agent’s ‘Belligerent’ Tone

Style’s Salaam Coleman Smith Joins ABC Family

Nick’s ‘Sam & Cat’ Gone After Less Than 1 Season

NEW YORK (AP) — With Ariana Grande hitting it big in the music world this summer, her time as a star on children’s television is about to become history. Nickelodeon announced Monday that “Sam & Cat,” which at times was the network’s most popular series after debuting just last summer, will air its last original […]

Ben Kingsley To Star In Spike TV’s ‘Tut’

Hillary Clinton To Appear On ‘The Daily Show’

Hacker Drama ‘Mr. Robot’ Gets Pilot Order At USA

MTV’s ‘Catfish’ Renewed For Season 4

John Walsh Gives Up Control To Get Back On TV

NEW YORK (AP) — To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he’d grown used to. Walsh, who chased fugitives for 26 years, first on Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted” and a short postscript on Lifetime, returns Sunday on CNN (9 p.m. EDT) with a new show, “The Hunt.” […]

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Scripps Nets Looking For Corporate Partner

Pure-play cable company Scripps Networks Interactive is shopping for a partner, according to well-placed sources. Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps, which owns HGTV, Food Network and Cooking Channel, has been holding conversations about such a deal at the Sun Valley mogulfest, these sources say.

Can Netflix Survive Its Fight With Cable?

The company that took down Blockbuster and transformed how people watch movies now eyes TV, but there’s one major threat to its long-term survival. Netflix, which makes up nearly one-third of all Internet traffic, relies on the Internet pipes ruled by such companies as Comcast and Verizon.

A Promising Start For New FYI Network

The latest in a recent slew of cable network rebrands, the replacement for Bio posts huge gains in primetime among 18-49s. Of course, the goal is lasting growth.

‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Broadchurch’ Get New Seasons

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — BBC America is bringing the critically acclaimed dramas “Orphan Black” and “Broadchurch” back for new seasons in 2015. The cable channel said Wednesday that the third season of “Orphan Black” will include 10 episodes. In the eerie drama, Tatiana Maslany plays varied clones of her main character. Crime drama “Broadchurch” […]

Turner Sports Ups Lenny Daniels To President

ABC Family Programming Chief Kate Juergens Exits

Oprah To Interview Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son

Discovery Life Channel To Premiere Next Year

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Discovery Communications says its fitness network will undergo a transformation to Discovery Life Channel early next year. The new network will focus on ordinary people in extraordinary situations as they overcome hardships and take risks. These include medical mysteries as well as extreme human conditions, Discovery said Tuesday. Discovery Life […]

‘The Americans’ Bosses Ink Overall Deals At FX

FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Adds Huge DVR Playback

Lifetime Sets Talk Show With Amanda de Cadenet

Sarah Palin’s Sportsman Channel Show Renewed

‘Breaking Bad’ Marathon Coming To AMC

FX Orders ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ To Series