Drew Barrymore, CBS Shooting Talk Show Pilot

Drew Barrymore is taking another run at daytime, but this time with CBS Television Distribution at the helm.The Santa Clarita Diet actress is shooting a talk show pilot with CBS in New York this week. In 2016, Warner Bros. shopped a talk show starring the actress but it could not get the show on the air because it could not find time slots in major markets.

Nancy O’Dell Exits ‘Entertainment Tonight

Nancy O’Dell is leaving her perch as co-host of Entertainment Tonight after nearly a decade with the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine. The veteran showbiz journalist made the announcement at the end of Friday’s broadcast.

Harry Friedman, ‘Wheel,’ Jeopardy’ EP, To Retire

Harry Friedman, executive producer of both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, will retire when his contract expires on May 1, 2020, Sony Pictures Television, which produces both of the veteran syndicated games, said today.

Mario Lopez Walks Back Comments That It’s ‘Dangerous’ For Parents To Support Transgender Kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Lopez apologized Wednesday for telling conservative commentator Candace Owens that it’s “dangerous” and “alarming” for parents to honor the wishes of young children who identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth. “The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding […]

Mario Lopez Joins ‘Access Hollywood’ As Co-Host

The long-time Extra host moves over to the rival entertainment newsmagazine, where he’ll fill the spot formerly occupied by Natalie Morales.

Randi Clarke Lennon Named ‘Tamron Hall’ Director

Randi Clarke Lennon has been tapped to direct the new Tamron Hall syndicated talk show from Disney that debuts Sept. 9. She joins from CBS This Morning, having directed the show since it launched in 2012. She first joined The Early Show as an associate director in 2008 and also has directed multiple specials for CBS […]

WNYW’s Lahmers Named ‘Extra Extra’ Correspondent

Holzhauer Among Jeopardy Champs To Compete

Fifteen of the most successful winners from the past two seasons of Jeopardy will convene this fall for the 2019 Tournament of Champions, the show announced via video Wednesday.

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‘Jeopardy’s Holzhauer A Winner In Ratings, Too

An estimated 14.5 million people watched James Holzhauer on June 3, when the professional gambler lost for first time after 32 consecutive wins and $2,464,216 in prize money, the Nielsen company said. No television series this season (football excluded) averaged more viewers per episode on the first night they aired.