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Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor Biopic Oprah, Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, and Mike Epps Join Richard Pryor Biopic
by Sally Henry - August 30, 2015

A Richard Pryor biopic is officially on the way.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Feature Legendary African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson THIRTEEN's American Masters to Feature Legendary African American Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon (1975). He was indeed the first African American male to win the men's singles title, but it was, in fact, Althea Gibson, who was the first African American to cross the color lineplaying and winning at Wimbledon (1957 and ... (more...)
THIRTEEN to Present New Documentary on Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, 9/18 THIRTEEN to Present New Documentary on Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, 9/18
by TV News Desk - August 05, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero... (more...)
Thirteen to Premiere Documentary on Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, 9/4 Thirteen to Premiere Documentary on Tennis Pioneer Althea Gibson, 9/4
by TV News Desk - July 28, 2015

This fall, THIRTEEN's American Masters presents Althea, premiering nationwide Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during the U.S. Open.... (more...)
AMC & Sundance TV Garner 28 EMMY AWARD Nominations Including 11 for MAD MEN AMC & Sundance TV Garner 28 EMMY AWARD Nominations Including 11 for MAD MEN
by TV News Desk - July 16, 2015

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 24 nominations and SundanceTV with 4 nominations.... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS AMERICAN MASTERS Documentary on TV Legend Norman Lear Coming to PBS
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2015

Today, Loki Films and THIRTEEN's American Masters series announced they are co-producing a new documentary about television legend Norman Lear (born July 27, 1922).... (more...)
Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of Discovery Channel Series KILLING FIELDS Tom Fontana & Barry Levinson Named Executive Producers of Discovery Channel Series KILLING FIELDS
by TV News Desk - June 02, 2015

Discovery Channel announced today that it has tapped Hollywood heavyweights Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson as co-executive producers of its new crime series KILLING FIELDS.... (more...)
AMC's MAD MEN Finale Sets Series Ratings Record AMC's MAD MEN Finale Sets Series Ratings Record
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Series Finale of AMC's MAD MEN reached a series high in its target demographic of adults 25-54 (1.7 million viewers), up about 70% (from 1.02 million) week to week.... (more...)
Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 5/15 Ric Burns' New Documentary American Ballet Theatre: A History to Premiere on THIRTEEN, 5/15
by TV News Desk - April 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
DOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders Award DOWNTON ABBEY Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive 2015 International EMMY Founders Award
by TV News Desk - March 30, 2015

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2015 International Emmy® Founders Award to Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, one of the most acclaimed, widely watched and best reviewed television series in the history of the medium.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and More Donate MAD MEN Props to Smithsonian Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, and More Donate MAD MEN Props to Smithsonian
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2015

Including historically-accurate pieces such as Lucky Strike cigarettes, authentic alcoholic beverage bottles, as well as a slew of costume pieces, a collection of the artifacts has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Stars Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, and John Sl... (more...)
BEA and NAB Announce BEA2015 Schedule BEA and NAB Announce BEA2015 Schedule
by TV News Desk - March 27, 2015

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA), in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), today announced the schedule for BEA2015... (more...)
American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20 American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20
by TV News Desk - February 17, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Ameri... (more...)
CMT's STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE Picks Up DGA Nomination CMT's STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE Picks Up DGA Nomination
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2015

STEVE AUSTIN'S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE has been named a contender for this year's Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding direction in the Reality Programs category, it was announced yesterday by the DGA.... (more...)
Final Season of AMC's MAD MEN to Premiere 4/5 Final Season of AMC's MAD MEN to Premiere 4/5
by TV News Desk - January 12, 2015

AMC's Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama “Mad Men” kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00PM ET/PT.... (more...)
MAD MEN Season 7B Set for April Release; AMC to Air MAD MEN Marathons MAD MEN Season 7B Set for April Release; AMC to Air MAD MEN Marathons
by TV News Desk - January 10, 2015

AMC's Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama “Mad Men” kicks off its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00PM ET/PT. Created by Emmy® Award winner Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, “Mad Men's” highly anticipated series conclusion will, for the last time, follow the complex liv... (more...)
Magician Ricky Jay Featured in New Episode of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS, 1/23 Magician Ricky Jay Featured in New Episode of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS, 1/23
by TV News Desk - January 06, 2015

For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.... (more...)
Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2014

For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.... (more...)
Shonda Rhimes to Be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Shonda Rhimes to Be Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2014

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal' will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2015 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 13 in Las Vegas.... (more...)
TV Legends James Burrows & Robert Butler to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award TV Legends James Burrows & Robert Butler to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - December 04, 2014

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced that legendary directors James Burrows and Robert Butler will be the first recipients of a new DGA Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2 THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2
by TV News Desk - November 19, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme.... (more...)
Starz Debuts Dramatic Thriller THE MISSING Tonight Starz Debuts Dramatic Thriller THE MISSING Tonight
by TV News Desk - November 15, 2014

Starz announced today that the limited series, 'The Missing,' will debut tonight, November 15th at 9pm ET/PT on STARZ.... (more...)
Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 MADE IN NY Awards Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 MADE IN NY Awards
by TV News Desk - November 11, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López will today present the 2014 “Made in NY” Awards, celebrating excellence in the New York City creative community and recognizing the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the ... (more...)
Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis to Lead Showtime Pilot BILLIONS Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis to Lead Showtime Pilot BILLIONS
by TV News Desk - October 24, 2014

Today, SHOWTIME announced that Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) have been cast in the lead roles of the complex, contemporary drama pilot BILLIONS. Written and executive produced by Brian Koppel... (more...)
ESPN Announces Fall Slate for 30 F0R 30 Documentaries ESPN Announces Fall Slate for 30 F0R 30 Documentaries
by TV News Desk - September 15, 2014

ESPN Films today revealed the films that will make up its fall 2014 30 for 30 slate. The series will return for a six-week run Tuesday nights on ESPN beginning October 7, with one additional film in December.... (more...)




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