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.

‘Snowpiercer’ Renewed For Season 3 At TNT

Animal Kingdom’ Renewed For Sixth And Final Season At TNT

‘Claws’ Suspends Production For 2 Weeks

TNT dramedy Claws has paused filming its fourth and final season for the next 14 days due to a team member testing positive for COVID-19. According to sources, the asymptomatic diagnosis was confirmed as a result of required and ongoing testing for all employees on productions of Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind Claws.

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.

Kenny Smith Walks Off ‘Inside The NBA’ Set

Kenny Smith, one of the hosts of TNT’s Inside the NBA, walked off the set of the show on Wednesday night. Smith did so to show solidarity with the Milwaukee Bucks and other NBA players who are boycotting their playoff games following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

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

Marv Albert To Sit Out NBA’s Restarted Season In Orlando

Ad-Free 4th Quarter Set For NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game on TNT will include a commercial-free fourth quarter as part of a new format aimed at honoring the late Kobe Bryant. The sportscast will air on WarnerMedia’s TNT at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 16.

NBA All-Star Game Sells Out Early

Although early-season NBA TV ratings have been mediocre at best, Turner’s TNT network has seen strong advertising results in terms of revenue, new advertisers, and pricing — for regular-season games so far, and for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. TNT has earned low double-digit percentage hikes for the cost-per-thousand viewers for the regular-season games — and for the All-Star Game — according to media-buying executives.

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.

Why NBA Ratings Have Air-Balled This Year

The NBA is throwing up bricks in national TV ratings over the first quarter of the regular season. A combination of big stars being absent from national telecasts, a marquee team mostly missing from the league’s two biggest broadcast partners and the fall of a recent dynasty have all factored into the drop. But there’s still time for the league to find its touch.

All Elite Wrestling’ Debut Tops WWE

The upstart promotion’s Dynamite premiere pulled in solid numbers Wednesday, beating USA’s NXT head to head.

The Wrestling Revolution Will Be Televised

TNT’s AEW Dynamite debuted Wednesday night live from Washington, D.C.’s Capital One Arena. (The show will broadcast from different cities each week.) AEW stands for All Elite Wrestling, the buzziest and most audacious promotion to put its hat in the ring in at least a generation.

‘Snowpiercer’ Series Moves Back To TNT From TBS

‘Claws’ Renewed For Fourth And Final Season At TNT

TNT Orders Season Five Of ‘Animal Kingdom’

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

Fox News Tops Basic Cable Total Day In May; TNT Takes Primetime

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.

TVN FOCUS ON ADVERTISING

Advertisers Put On Full Court Press For NBA Ads

As the NBA post-season action gets underway, strong demand has already gobbled up between 85% and 95% of the inventory on ESPN, ABC and Turner’s TNT with percentage rate increases over last year in the high single digits, according to time buyers and sellers.

Charles Barkley Considering Leaving TNT Before Contract Is Up

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.

‘Good Behavior’ Canceled By TNT After 2 Seasons

Ann Curry To Anchor, Produce TNT Series

Turner Sports Hires Candace Parker As Analyst

ATLANTA (AP) — Candace Parker has been hired by Turner Sports as an analyst and commentator for NBA games this season on TNT and NBA TV. Turner announced Wednesday that Parker, who is still playing for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, will provide analysis on NBA TV’s “GameTime” studio show and will be part of […]

TNT Orders Latenight Pilot From Niecy Nash

TNT Renews ‘Alienist’ With Follow-Up

Tearful Chris Hardwick Returns To ‘Talking Dead’

TNT Sets ‘The Last Ship’ Final Season Premiere

TNT Renews ‘Animal Kingdom’ And Claws’

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.

‘The Alienist’ Closes With Strong Ratings For TNT

TV Bosses Talk Diversity, Streaming, Ads

The heads of Showtime, TNT and Fox Television Group, together with the president of HBO programming, address the forces transforming the TV business at the INTV conference in Jerusalem.

SAG Awards Sets Date For 2019 Show

How ‘The Alienist’ Finally Found A Screen At TNT

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Reruns Land At TNT

Turner-owned cable network TNT has snatched up rerun rights to the procedural starring Scott Bakula. The Kevin Reilly-led drama-focused network has landed the first three seasons of the series as well as subsequent seasons. NCIS: New Orleans began airing on TNT in early December. The news comes as flagship NCIS and spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles both air off-network repeats on USA Network.

TNT’s ‘Alienist’ Adaptation Gets Jan. 22 Premiere

Creator Talks Possible Pickup Of ‘Major Crimes’

TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ To End After 6 Seasons