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Michael Bloom Named TBS & TNT SVP of Unscripted Series & Specials Michael Bloom Named TBS & TNT SVP of Unscripted Series & Specials
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

TBS and TNT, divisions of Turner, have hired Michael Bloom as senior vice president of unscripted series and specials. In this position Bloom will lead and oversee the creative development and production of unscripted content across designated platforms for both the TBS and TNT brands.... (more...)
Terrence 'J' Jenkins to Host 2016 MISS USA on FOX; Backstreet Boys & More to Perform Terrence 'J' Jenkins to Host 2016 MISS USA on FOX; Backstreet Boys & More to Perform
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

This year's MISS USA® competition is a not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event, airing Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, which will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor.... (more...)
Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members.... (more...)
A&E to Premiere Season Two of Hit Series 60 DAYS IN, 5/26 A&E to Premiere Season Two of Hit Series 60 DAYS IN, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

The #1 new non-fiction series 60 DAYS IN returns for an explosive second season following the success of its inaugural season.... (more...)
Hatch! Russ! Kyson! Unite for Sci-fi Series BLADE OF HONOR! Hatch! Russ! Kyson! Unite for Sci-fi Series BLADE OF HONOR!
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

TV icons Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Russ (Star Trek : Voyager) and James Kyson (Heroes) embark on a virtuoso homecoming to sci-fi TV with Blade of Honor.... (more...)
Discovery to Premiere New Series HOMESTEAD RESCUE, 6/10 Discovery to Premiere New Series HOMESTEAD RESCUE, 6/10
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

For the hundreds of families who decide to become homesteaders, the learning curve is a steep one. Now comes new series HOMESTEAD RESCUE, which premieres Friday, June 10 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.... (more...)
Jake Lacy Joins Cast of Showtime's I'M DYING UP HERE Jake Lacy Joins Cast of Showtime's I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

 Film and television star Jake Lacy has joined the ensemble cast of the new SHOWTIME one-hour comedy series I'M DYING UP HERE in a series regular role. Lacy will play a stand-up comic who gained some notoriety a few years back by blowing off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on the night he wa... (more...)
Discovery to Premiere New Series DARK WOODS JUSTICE, 6/7 Discovery to Premiere New Series DARK WOODS JUSTICE, 6/7
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Deep in the heart of Washington's Olympic Peninsula is home to one of the country's last great forests - one so massive and diverse that it has been called America's 'Last Untamed Wilderness.'... (more...)
Photo Flash: Netflix Releases First Look at New Series STRANGER THINGS Photo Flash: Netflix Releases First Look at New Series STRANGER THINGS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Today, Netflix released its first look images for the highly anticipated new series, STRANGER THINGS, making it's global debut on Netflix July 15th.... (more...)
AMC Orders New Documentary Series HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS AMC Orders New Documentary Series HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

AMC announced today that it has greenlit the documentary series, HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS (Working Title) to be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) through Skybound Entertainment. The series is slated to premiere in 2017.... (more...)
ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon a... (more...)
Action Thriller MEG  to Dive into U.S. Theaters March, 2018 Action Thriller MEG to Dive into U.S. Theaters March, 2018
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures has set a March 2, 2018 U.S. release date for the new science fiction action thriller based on Steve Alten's book, MEG.... (more...)
ROOTS Event Series Kicks Off HISTORY's Summer Original Programming Lineup ROOTS Event Series Kicks Off HISTORY's Summer Original Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Kicking off with the premiere of the highly anticipated event series 'ROOTS,' HISTORY is unveiling the most robust summer of original programming in the 21 year history of the network.... (more...)
Discovery Channel Acquires U.S. TV Rights to Morgan Spurlock's RATS Documentary Discovery Channel Acquires U.S. TV Rights to Morgan Spurlock's RATS Documentary
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Submarine announced today that it has begun production on Academy nominated director Morgan Spurlock's feature documentary RATS based on Robert Sullivan's NY Times Best Selling Book.... (more...)
Crackle Acquires Popular '80's Anime Series ROBOTECH Crackle Acquires Popular '80's Anime Series ROBOTECH
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Crackle, Sony's free streaming network, announced today that they have acquired the complete series to Harmony Gold's popular '80s anime series ROBOTECH, as well as the feature film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles.... (more...)
Investigation Discovery to Premiere Second Installment of IN THE LINE OF FIRE, 5/15 Investigation Discovery to Premiere Second Installment of IN THE LINE OF FIRE, 5/15
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Presented by legal analyst Rikki Klieman, IN THE LINE OF FIRE brings viewers into the heat of the moment to experience the stunning split-second decisions that changed the course of events and tells, first-hand, emotional stories of survival from the police officers themselves.... (more...)
Comedy Central Announces Talent Line-Up for Fifth Season of THE HALF HOUR Stand-Up Series Comedy Central Announces Talent Line-Up for Fifth Season of THE HALF HOUR Stand-Up Series
by TV News Desk - May 09, 2016

Comedy Central's THE HALF HOUR is heading to The Big Easy with a stellar talent line-up of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians.... (more...)
Record-Breaking Web Series CON MAN is Coming to Comic-Con HQ Record-Breaking Web Series CON MAN is Coming to Comic-Con HQ
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) today announced that the record- breaking web series Con Man, executive produced by the science fiction dream teamofAlan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Firefly, Frozen), Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog) and author PJ Haarsma, will call Comic... (more...)
BWW Recap: The Son Also Rises on SCANDAL BWW Recap: The Son Also Rises on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - May 06, 2016

I'm guessing when the writers created this episode, they didn't realize just how prophetic it would be… or did they? It's getting creepy real in fiction, even if it isn't as creepy as reality.... (more...)
Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Ut... (more...)
5th Annual Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions 5th Annual Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions
by TV News Desk - May 05, 2016

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival will hold its fth annual event from March 15 to March 19, 2017 in New York City. The festival has announced an open call for submissions in Science ction, fantastic, horror, supernatural, speculative and metaphysical feature and short lms and alternat... (more...)
ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA to Have World Premiere at deadCENTER Film Festival ELECTRIC NOSTALGIA to Have World Premiere at deadCENTER Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - May 05, 2016

Locally produced sci-fi thriller, 'Electric Nostalgia,' has been selected for the 16th annual deadCENTER Film Festival.... (more...)
UMC to Present SECOND COMING Streaming Premiere Friday UMC to Present SECOND COMING Streaming Premiere Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the gripping psychodrama, Second Coming, premiering on May 6, 2016. Written and directed by Olivier Award-winning playwright, Debbie Tucker Green, the film stars Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Nadine ... (more...)
FSLC Announces New Editorial Director and Editor of Film Comment FSLC Announces New Editorial Director and Editor of Film Comment
by TV News Desk - May 02, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is pleased to announce Michael Koresky as the organization's new Editorial Director and Nicolas Rapold as Editor of Film Comment.... (more...)
2nd ANNUAL MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup 2nd ANNUAL MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup
by TV News Desk - April 29, 2016

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, set in the majestic setting of Mammoth Lakes, California, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival's second edition.... (more...)



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