Showtime’s David Nevins Upped To President

Nevins, who has inked a new deal that will keep him at Showtime through 2018, will add oversight over Showtime Sports as well as the company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions.

FYI Network Sets First Slate, Launch Date

Comcast-TWC May Prompt A La Carte Pricing

What’s the biggest complaint of cable and satellite customers? I have to pay all of this money for a whole bunch of channels I don’t even watch. That era’s about to come to an end after approval of the Time Warner Cable-Comcast deal. But expect what DirecTV did to The Weather Channel to happen 100 times over.

Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ To End Run In April

After Losing TWC, What’s Next For Charter?

Charter Communications dropped the ball in a big way when it allowed Comcast to snatch Time Warner Cable from its grasp in a $45 billion acquisition. Now Charter has to come up with a fallback plan.

TNT Eyeing ‘The Librarian’ TV Series

Bravo Greenlights First Scripted Series

WWE’s ‘Raw,’ ‘SmackDown’ Could Find New Homes

Showtime Renews ‘Shameless,’ ‘House Of Lies’

John McEnroe Expands Role At ESPN

ABC Cancels ‘Liars’ Spinoff ‘Ravenswood’

‘Snake Salvation’ Pastor Dies After Snake Bite

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation” has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky. Jamie Coots was handling a rattlesnake at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bitten on […]

Conan Sets Week Of Shows In Dallas During NCAA Tourney

Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ To End After 6th Season

TCM Schedules Shirley Temple Marathon

Azaria, Fenn Join Showtime’s ‘Ray Donovan’

Turner’s Adult Swim Block Expands To 8 P.M.

TV Land’s ‘The Exes’ Gets Fourth Season

Elli Hakami Joins MTV As EVP Current Series

Syfy Renews ‘Haven’ With 26-Episode Order

NATPE 2014

TBS Chief Levy Has Mobile On His Mind

TBS President David Levy at NATPE: “We produce content for digital and television. The one area we are concerned about is mobile. Impressions are skyrocketing. Penetration is huge. But we have to get to a point with advertisers where we figure out how to monetize it.”

Jonathan Banks Joins AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel

TV Land Orders Jaime Pressly’s ‘Jennifer Falls’

Fox Buying Controlling Stake In YES Network

It’s been a big week for the New York Yankees. First the team won a bidding war for Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka. Then, on Friday, Fox announced that it will raise its stake in the team’s YES regional sports network to 80% from 49%. When the deal closes, expected by the end of March, YES Network will be consolidated into Fox’s financials.

Sharon Stone To Topline TNT Drama Pilot ‘Agent X’

Animal Planet Show Said To Drug, Kill Animals

Pivot, Whole Foods Team For ‘Dark Rye’ Series


Cable Vies With Broadcast For Quality Dramas

Once often content to air reruns, cable networks are busy establishing themselves as creators. There are 180 scripted original series on cable this year, up from 22 in 2002, said John Landgraf, FX network chief. Services like Netflix are jumping in, too. More important than numbers is the perception that cable is the place to turn for quality. The idea is reinforced when many of television’s key creative minds argue that cable is the place to be.

Management Shakeup At Nickelodeon

FX’s ‘Justified’ To End After Season 6

Mark Burnett Partner In New Wrestling League

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Prolific TV producer Mark Burnett has a new venture. He’s helping to launch an American version of the popular lucha libre wrestling league from Mexico. Burnett said Sunday that he is becoming a partner with Lucha Libre AAA to create the American league, and it will be shown on the brand-new […]

Revolt Network Launching Live Music Show

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – The music network started by Sean Combs last year is launching a twice-a-day live television show that it hopes will become a central place for music news and performances. The Revolt network said Sunday that its “Revolt Live” show will be aired at 5 and 8 p.m. ET from a new […]

WGN America Tackles ’10 Commandments’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Bible is still hot, at least as a television property. The WGN America network said Sunday that it has ordered a 10-part series, “Ten Commandments,” with a unique twist. Over 10 nights, 10 different filmmakers will take on a single commandment with a modern interpretation of its meaning. Five filmmakers […]

HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ To End After 5th Season

Military Ch. Rebrands To American Heroes Ch.

Disney Channel On A Ratings Roll

‘Justified’ May End After Season 6, Says FX Boss

TWC Staunched Subscriber Bleed In 4Q

FX Orders Comedy From Denis Leary

Liberty CEO Sees Potential in Consolidation

Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei sees upside in the cable MSO business if the heavyweights in the marketplace work together to develop new products and enhanced services.