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