Rob Silverstein, executive producer of NBC’s syndicated entertainment newsmagazine Access Hollywood and its spinoffs, is leaving the syndication franchise after 20 years at the helm. He’ll be replaced by Hot Bench alumnus Maureen FitzPatrick.
With half the 2018-19 U.S. syndication TV season completed, viewership for top shows has declined by mid-single-digit percentages versus a year ago — similar to the declines of broadcast and cable TV network programming drops.
Longtime CBS Television Distribution exec Stephen Hackett announced his plans to retire on Monday, soon ceding his top post in sales to Jonathan Bingaman.
Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury and Funny Or Die partner for a three-week summer preview of an entertainment-talk-comedy hosted by Jerry O’Connell beginning Aug. 12 on some Fox O&Os.
Katie Couric, Cher, Stephen A. Smith and former contestants expressed support and hope for the Jeopardy host after he revealed his cancer diagnosis this week.
The station group’s new half-hour weeknight program will debut in fall 2020.
In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old game show host said he was announcing his illness directly to Jeopardy fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being “open and transparent.”
With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Brad Rutter positioned his team for a runaway victory as the quiz show’s “All-Star Games” ended Tuesday.
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International has cleared the show in more than 85% of the U.S.
The audience on Monday gave the 54-year-old a standing ovation as she returned to her syndicated talk show for the first time since December. Williams said she was off because of continued thyroid issues, which are associated with Graves’ disease. She said doctors were adjusting her medication and she’s doing “swell.”