Taped SAG Awards Go For Spirit Of Live Ceremonies Past

Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony airing at 9 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS will be taped, bowing to the pandemic that has upended the entertainment industry’s awards season. For the SAG honors, the challenge became how to evoke the tradition of ceremonies past.

CW, TNT, TBS To Cross-Air Encores Of ‘Superman & Lois,’ ‘Go-Big Show’

The CW and its ad-supported cable sibling on the WarnerMedia side, TBS and TNT, have teamed up to give two tentpole new series an extra promotional boost with a one-episode cross-network rebroadcasts.

TBS Renews ‘Full Frontal’ For Sixth Season

Samantha Bee will have another year to vent to her heart’s delight on her TBS program, Full Frontal. The WarnerMedia-backed network will renew Bee’s satire-and-talk show for a sixth season, which will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Contestant Dies After Completing ‘Wipeout’ Obstacle Course

The man in his 30s was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. The cause of death has not been released, and the man’s name was being withheld until relatives could be notified. The reality competition show ran on ABC from 2008 until 2014 and is being rebooted by TBS and production company Endemol Shine North America.

Conan Ending TBS Show, Lands HBO Max Weekly Gig

Conan O’Brien will end his late-night series Conan on TBS next year, but he’s not leaving the WarnerMedia family. He will then launch a new weekly variety series on HBO Max. Conan will end in June of 2021.

‘Miracle Workers’ Renewed For Season 3 By TBS

‘The Last O.G.’ Renewed For Season 4 At TBS, Changes Showrunner Again

WarnerMedia Plans Thousands Of Job Cuts

The AT&T-owned company is seeking to reduce costs by as much as 20% as the pandemic drains income from movie tickets, cable subscriptions and TV ads, according to people familiar with the matter.

Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson To Judge TBS Talent Competition

Kristy Chan Hired As VP Publicity At TNT, TBS, TruTV

Conan O’Brien To Tape Show At Club

Conan O’Brien is heading to Largo at The Coronet in Los Angeles to shoot his TBS talk show, becoming the first of the latenight hosts to move his show out of his house and make tentative steps to a return to full production. Conan will begin filming at the comedy club from Monday, July 6, in accordance with government and industry health and safety protocols.

Mayim Bialik To Host Remote Celebrity Talent Show For TBS

Conan O’Brien To Produce Shows From Home

With most of the TV industry shutting down production because of the COVID-19 emergency, Conan O’Brien will be making new episodes of his TBS show from his home. Conan will be shot on an iPhone and the comic will interview guests via video chat. “The quality of my work will not go down because technically that’s not possible,” O’Brien said.

TNT, TBS To Boost Unscripted Volume

The march to the launch of HBO Max in May is driving changes across WarnerMedia. John Stankey, AT&T chief operating officer and WarnerMedia chairman, told investors on Wednesday that cable powerhouses TNT and TBS will lean into more unscripted programming as WarnerMedia steers its investment in high-end scripted programming to the nascent subscription streaming platform.

‘The Misery Index’ Gets Second Season On TBS

‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Renewed For Season 5 At TBS

TBS Cancels ‘The Detour’ After Four Seasons

Ann Curry’s Live Show ‘Chasing The Cure’ Begins Aug. 8 On TNT, TBS

UPFRONTS

WarnerMedia Trumpets ‘New Company’ At Upfront

Following through on plans articulated at TCA winter press tour, WarnerMedia emphasized its new strategic direction during a brisk upfront pitch, highlighting a more blended approach to the formerly drama-centric TNT and comedy-focused TBS.

TBS Cancels ‘Angie Tribeca’ After 4 Seasons

Michael Moore And TBS Scrap Plans To Revive ‘TV Nation’

Executive Changes At WarnerMedia

TNT’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming Sarah Aubrey has been named the head of original content for WarnerMedia Streaming Service. In addition, Brett Weitz was also named general manager of TBS and TNT.

‘Conan’ Returns With Downsized Format

Samantha Bee Launches Production Company

It’s An End For Conan, Not ‘The’ End

After 25 years on late-night TV, Conan O’Brien hosted his final hour-long show on Thursday night. Don’t worry — O’Brien isn’t really going anywhere. In January, Conan will return to TBS with a new 30-minute format. The network unveiled this plan in May, though on Thursday, O’Brien revealed the show will take a three-month hiatus.

AL Wild-Card Scores Big Ratings For TBS

The telecast of the New York Yankees’ 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics was the most-watched program on cable Wednesday night, based on overnight delivery. It reached a peak of 7.5 million viewers, the best for an AL wild-card game ever on TBS. Its average viewership of 6.4 million was up 51% from TBS’s 2016 broadcast of the AL game between Baltimore and Toronto and 45% from last year’s NL game between Arizona and Colorado.

TVN TECH

Fox, MLB, TBS Turn Up The Tech To 11

The three networks carrying post-season baseball have an enhanced technological playbook that includes ubiquitous on-field audio, high-quality slo-mo from new perspectives, data-enhanced graphics, some 4K UHD and, possibly, player- and coach-mounted cameras.

Conan O’Brien Doubles Down On Pure Silliness

Ratings For NCAA Championship Aren’t Pretty

Monday night’s NCAA championship game, which saw Villanova crush Michigan 79-62, drew the lowest overnight rating in the history of the tournament. Across TBS, TNT and TruTV, the tournament’s championship game earned a 10.3 overnight rating. The previous low for a NCAA championship game was the 11.2 for the 2004 contest between UConn and Georgia Tech.

Lundquist Steps Away From NCAA Tourney

A CBS spokeswoman said Lundquist had back surgery last fall and decided to pass on doing this year’s men’s college basketball tournament. Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will continue to announce the Final Four and championship game.

SAG Awards Sets Date For 2019 Show

NCAA Selection Show Heads To TBS For First Time

Conan O’Brien To Tape Episode In Haiti

Two More Seasons For TBS’s ‘American Dad’

TBS Renews ‘Full Frontal’ For 2 More Seasons

TBS Scraps Louis C.K. Comedy ‘The Cops’

TBS Ups Programming Execs Hinkle, Kim

Latenight’s Most Riveting (& Overlooked) Host

Conan has the trappings of a traditional latenight show, but Conan O’Brien may be taking more artistic risks than anyone else in that time slot.

Conan: The Most Riveting Host In Latenight

Showrunner Jo Miller Out At TBS’s ‘Full Frontal’