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Monday, February 8, 2021

CBS All Access Crashes as Super Bowl Kicks Off by Daniel Holloway

Viewers looking to stream the Super Bowl took a blindside hit Sunday. As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in Tampa, ViacomCBS’ streaming app, CBS A…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:56AM
Friday, March 15, 2019

‘Saturday Night Live’ Accused of Plagiarizing New York Comedy Duo’s Sketches (EXCLUSIVE) by Daniel Holloway

“Saturday Night Live” aired last October a sketch about a pumpkin patch where the employees, much to the consternation of the proprietor, engage in sexual intercourse with the product. …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Monday, June 11, 2018

TV Ratings: Bruce Springsteen, Harry Potter Lift Tony Awards by Daniel Holloway

The Tony Awards saw ratings tick upward with a Sunday night show highlighted by a Bruce Springsteen performance and big wins for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The 2018 Ton…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:44PM
Thursday, May 17, 2018

CW 2018 Fall Schedule: ‘Jane the Virgin, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘iZombie’ to End by Daniel Holloway

Next season will be the last for three CW dramas: “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and “iZombie.” The network confirmed Thursday that all three s…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:00AM
Friday, February 16, 2018

Harry Connick Jr. Talk Show to End After 2 Seasons (EXCLUSIVE) by Daniel Holloway

Harry Connick Junior’s daytime talk show is drawing to a close. “‘Harry’ is ending it’s run after two seasons,” a spokesperson for NBCUniversal Domestic Telev…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:42PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fox’s Michael Thorn Talks Disney Deal’s Impact on Network, Development Priorities by Daniel Holloway

Michael Thorn was named entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting in August. Four months later, The Walt Disney Co. agreed to acquire the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment ass…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:03PM

Fox’s Dana Walden, Gary Newman Talk ‘Shock’ of Disney Deal, Decisions to Come by Daniel Holloway

Fox’s Gary Newman kicked off the network’s executive session Thursday with a nod to the mouse in the room. As Newman welcomed reporters, the screens behind him displayed (heavily…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:32PM
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sony’s Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox ‘Creates Opportunities’ by Daniel Holloway

Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra sent a note to staff Thursday in the wake of the Disney-Fox deal confirming that the company had kicked the tires on Fox and that it will con…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:22PM

Disney to Lease Fox Lot for Seven Years (EXCLUSIVE) by Daniel Holloway

The Walt Disney Co. will lease the Fox lot in Century City for seven years as part of the former’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Insider told Variety that Fox executive Pete…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:29PM

Fox Will Be Lean After Disney Deal, But Will It Be Mean? by Daniel Holloway

The pending acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s assets by the Walt Disney Co. turns the latter into a content giant the likes of which has never been seen. But it also turns …

SOURCE: Variety at 10:22AM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

TV Veteran Michelle Lee Joins Apple Worldwide Video by Daniel Holloway

Programming veteran Michelle Lee has joined Apple’s venture into scripted television content. Lee has been named a creative executive at Apple Worldwide Video, the unit tasked with lea…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:00PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017

‘House of Cards’: Netflix, MRC to ‘Evaluate Our Path Forward’ Following New Spacey Claims by Daniel Holloway

Netflix and is promising to “evaluate our path forward” on drama series “House of Cards” amid reports of more allegations of sexual misconduct against star and execut…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:46PM
Monday, October 30, 2017

‘House of Cards’ Set to End With Season 6; Netflix Silent on Kevin Spacey Assault Claim by Daniel Holloway

Netflix drama “House of Cards” will end with its upcoming sixth season, Variety has learned. Production has begun on what will be the final season of the drama series, which is s…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:11PM
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein’s Victims, Shonda Rhimes’ Exit by Daniel Holloway

Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood on Saturday commended the victims of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and other entertainment-industry power play…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:21PM
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Disney-ABC TV Begins Layoffs, Restructuring by Daniel Holloway

Disney/ABC Television Group has begun laying off employees, part of a long-anticipated restructuring and reallocation of resources at the Walt Disney Company’s non-sports broadcast and…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:17PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical Casts Ralphie by Daniel Holloway

Fox has cast the main character of Ralphie for its upcoming musical “A Christmas Story Live!” Andy Walken, and 11-year-old actor from Seattle, Wash., has landed the gig. Walken w…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:00PM
Monday, October 9, 2017

E! Orders ‘#Fashionvictim’ Pilot From ‘Mean Girls’ Director, ‘Heathers’ Writer (EXCLUSIVE) by Daniel Holloway

E! has ordered a pilot for “#Fashionvictim,” a new drama from “Heathers” writer Daniel Waters and his brother, “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters. Hailing …

SOURCE: Variety at 03:15PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Emmys: Stephen Colbert, Sean Spicer, John Lithgow Kick Off Awards by Daniel Holloway

John Lithgow was the first winner of the evening Sunday at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Winning for his role as Winston Churchill in Netflix’s “The Crown,” Lithgow beat …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:34PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Disney-ABC Targets Cost Reductions, Staff Restructuring by Daniel Holloway

Disney-ABC Television Group is looking to reduce annual costs at the unit by 10% by the close of fiscal year and is eyeing a possible restructuring and reduction of staff levels, Variety has…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:01PM
Monday, August 7, 2017

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris on ‘Confederate,’ ‘Detroit’ and ABC Comedy’s Juneteenth Musical by Daniel Holloway

ABC’s “Black-ish” has built a reputation as one of broadcast’s most critically loved comedies in part by being unafraid to tackle social issues, particularly when it …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:07PM
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time Warner CEO Defends Public Theater’s ‘Julius Caesar’ | Variety by Daniel Holloway

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defended his company’s financial support for New York’s embattled Public Theater on Thursday at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Burbank, Cal…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:59AM
Friday, January 20, 2017

Disney-ABC Television Group Names Robert Langer CFO by Daniel Holloway

Robert Langer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Disney-ABC Television Group. He succeeds Peter Seymour, who announced in November that he would retire fo…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Monday, November 14, 2016

Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ Greenlit as ABC Series, to Premiere in IMAX Theaters by Daniel Holloway

ABC has ordered a new series “Marvel’s The Inhumans,” based on the classic comic-book characters, in partnership with IMAX. Under a production, marketing and distribution a…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:31PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Begins Production at Disney Junior by Daniel Holloway

Disney Junior is rebooting the 1980s children’s cartoon series “Muppet Babies.” Production on the new show, slated to premiere on the cable channel in 2018, has already beg…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:00AM
Friday, September 30, 2016

John Legend to Play Frederick Douglass on ‘Underground’ by Daniel Holloway

John Legend will guest star as Frederick Douglass on the upcoming season of WGN America’s “Underground.” The singer-songwriter, who also serves as executive producer on the…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:30PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Disney Channels Names John Rood Marketing Chief, Succeeding Richard Loomis by Daniel Holloway

John Rood is returning to the Walt Disney Co. as head of marketing for Disney Channels Worldwide, the company announced Tuesday. Rood succeeds Richard Loomis, a nine-year Disney Channels vet…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:57PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Hayes Join ‘Hairspray Live’ Cast by Daniel Holloway

Sean Hayes and Rosie O’Donnell have joined the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live,” The cast additions were announced by executive producer Craig Zadan Tuesday at the Tele…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:56PM
Thursday, July 28, 2016

‘King Charles III’ Adaptation to Air on Masterpiece by Daniel Holloway

Masterpiece will co-produce an adaptation of “King Charles III,” the play by Mike Bartlett that imagines the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of her oldest son to th…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:45PM
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ariana Grande Joins ‘Hairspray Live’ Cast on NBC by Daniel Holloway

Ariana Grande has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming musical “Hairspray Live.” The pop star will play Penny Pringleton, protagonist Tracy Turnblad’s incorrigible best frie…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:08PM
Thursday, June 23, 2016

‘Hamilton’ Special, Presidential Election Coverage Lead PBS Fall Schedule by Daniel Holloway

PBS has set its fall primetime schedule, including premieres for a special on the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton,” coverage of the 2016 presidential election and the premie…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:33PM

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