Jennifer Lopez


NBC launches World Of Dance Snapchat series

In a sign that TV networks are becoming increasingly interested in originating content for social media platforms, US network NBC is, today, launching a Snapchat version of its new World of Dance series – eight days ahead of the show’s television debut. The much-hyped World of Dance, which features Jennifer Lopez as a judge, is […]

Sky buys J-Lo’s NBC cop series

Sky has acquired Shades of Blue, the US cop thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. The series airs on the NBC broadcast network in the US. Universal Television, Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, and Ryan Seacrest Productions coproduce the show, which is sold by NBCUniversal International Distribution. The UK pay TV operator will show Shades of […]

Fuse slate broadens as NUVOtv merger nears

US cable channel Fuse is expanding its slate ahead of absorbing sister net NUVOtv later this year. Fuse is developing new scripted, reality competition, dance and comedy shows – including one from NUVOtv chief creative officer Jennifer Lopez – as part of its 2015/16 line-up. Fuse Media will then launch a music-themed cable and digital […]

NBC confirms Heroes return

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back sci-fi drama Heroes four years after it dropped Tim Kring’s show. Heroes Reborn will premiere in 2015 and be preceded by a digital series that will introduce new characters and storylines, though details of this are being kept under wraps for now. Heroes creator and executive […]

NATPE Miami: US Hispanic originals, part 2

Execs from NuvoTV and Televisa USA reveal how they taking Hispanic culture in the US living room with originals from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez (pictured). Stewart Clarke reports as the second day of NATPE Miami 2014 gets underway. English: the new language of US Hispanic television? A range of English-language services […]

Originals and English reshape US Hispanic TV

TV channels chasing US Hispanic viewers are programming an ever increasing amount of original content to win share among the young and increasingly affluent target demographic, reports Stewart Clarke. Eyeball-winning original programming and moves by some to programme English-language channels and content for the US Hispanic population are shaping the Latino and wider media sectors […]

Mario Lopez secures NUVOtv development deal

US Hispanic English-language network NUVOtv has secured an overall production deal with actor-presenter Mario Lopez, who will front a new show for the channel’s 2014 schedule. Lopez has created a dating-dance competition hybrid series, Salsa in the City (WT), which launches on the network next year in Q2. Lopez executive produces with Mark Schulman of […]

Power Play: why celebs are becoming execs

As the global media superpowers march into ever more sectors, A-list actors, musicians, fashion gurus and novelists are taking control of television projects. Jesse Whittock reports on the rise of the celebrity superproducer. In the past, the glamorous worlds of film, sport, pop music and fashion looked down their noses at TV from behind the […]

Beyonce concert to broadcast in 150 territories

A concert in aid of female empowerment starring singer Beyoncé Knowles will broadcast in 150 territories, it has been confirmed. The Sound of Change concert on June 1 will see former Destiny’s Child star Beyoncé (left) joined by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Ellie Goulding, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu among the presenters. […]

Jennifer Lopez named CCO of Latino cable channel

Singer-come-actress Jennifer Lopez has been named chief creative officer of English-language Latino cable channel NuvoTV. Lopez’s new role was unveiled at NuvoTV’s Upfront yesterday, during which the network also revealed programmes including The Jennifer Lopez Biography Special (working title), which will delve into her personal and professional life. She initially invested in the channel in […]