Ted Gold To Oversee Scripted Fare For Spike

TNT, TBS Program Chief Michael Wright Leaving

A&E Axes ‘Longmire,’ Will Be Shopped Elsewhere

Sportsman Channel Documentary Honors Navy Seal

SEC Looks To Be Powerhouse On Field, TV

The new SEC Network will broadcast 45 football games, as well as basketball games and Olympic sports, to more than 62 million households nationwide.

Keith Olbermann Returning To ‘SportsCenter’

CBS Sports Net To Launch All-Women Sports Show

Chelsea Handler Signs Off Latenight TV

Man Sues ‘Cold Justice’ For Defamation

Guide On TV’s ‘Wild West Alaska’ Pleads Guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet’s “Wild West Alaska” television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls “paperwork violations.” Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center. West also owns […]

‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ Films Coming To TNT

Avoiding ‘Sea Of Sameness,’ FX Tests TV Waters

‘The Strain’ Renewed For Season 2 By FX

Time Warner Cable Adds Pac-12 Channels In L.A.

TV Guide Network Builds Originals Department

Sam Simon To Be Subject Of Fusion Documentary

‘AHS: Freak Show’ Cast ‘World’s Smallest Woman’

‘Twisted’ Canceled By ABC Family

Pa. Governor: End Discovery’s ‘Amish Mafia’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series “Amish Mafia.” The statement says “Amish Mafia” is a “bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County as a “crime-ridden culture.” The statement is signed […]

WGN America Greenlights Appalachia Drama

HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Renewed For Second Season

Starz ‘One Percent’ To Star Ed Helms, Hilary Swank

Comcast, TWC Help Honor FCC’s Clyburn

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are sponsoring a dinner honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at a time when the agency is weighing whether to approve a multibillion-dollar merger between the two companies. Comcast will pay $110,000 to be a top-level “presenting sponsor” at the Walter Kaitz Foundation’s annual dinner in September, at which Clyburn is receiving the “diversity advocate” award, according to a foundation spokeswoman.

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.