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INTV: Zucker – CNN thriving amid Trump media assault

CNN boss Jeff Zucker claims the media is under assault and politicians are failing to address US president Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, but that his news network is thriving with political events driving record ratings and revenue. Zucker was speaking at INTV in a session labelled ‘The War on Truth’, and told delegates here […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

NBCU Int’l hires former Gaumont exec

NBCUniversal International Studios has recruited Sam Semon. The business affairs exec recently left Gaumont, amid a restructure, and will be executive VP, business affairs for NBCUIS. Specifically, he will work across the Heyday Television US and Working Title Television US operations, and across the wider scripted output. Semon remains in LA in his new role. […]

Hugh Laurie, Night Manager team confirmed for INTV

Hugh Laurie and several of the team behind The Night Manager will give a keynote address at the upcoming INTV event. Laurie will be joined by Susanne Bier and Stephen Garrett, and give the closing keynote at the conference in the wake of the success of the BBC-AMC thriller. INTV is being held Jerusalem, Israel […]

Dancing and X Factor exec lands Fox job

Former BBC Worldwide and Syco programming exec Rob Wade is the new head of alternative programming at Fox. Wade becomes president, alternative entertainment and specials at the US broadcast network. He has worked on the US versions of several big international entertainment shows. He was showrunner on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and exec producer […]

Ex-Core exec joins Turner in unscripted post

Turner has hired former Core Media Group exec Jenny Ramirez as VP, unscripted programming, at US cable entertainment nets TBS and TNT. She joins from American indie Irwin Entertainment, where she was senior VP, development and co-executive producer on a range of specials for broadcast network NBC. Based out of Turner’s LA office, she will […]

NBC confirms Will & Grace comeback

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back LGBTQ comedy Will & Grace as a limited ten-part series. Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly will reprise their roles in the series, which is slated for the 2017-18 season, along with creators, original showrunners and executive producers Max Mutchnick and David […]

NBC confirms Will & Grace comeback

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back LGBTQ comedy Will & Grace as a limited ten-part series. Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly will reprise their roles in the series, which is slated for the 2017-18 season, along with creators, original showrunners and executive producers Max Mutchnick and David […]

CW revives Constantine as toon

US broadcaster The CW is to revive the comic book-inspired Constantine ­– but as a web cartoon. A David S. Goyer- and Daniel Cerone-created Constantine had aired on NBC between October 2014 and February 2015, but was cancelled due to low ratings despite developing a small cult following. The CW has now moved to reboot […]

Will and Grace reboot talk intensifies

Will and Grace is returning to TV, according to one of its stars. Leslie Jordan told radio station KPBS that US broadcaster NBC had ordered a reboot, eleven years after the sitcom ended. “It’s back; NBC has ordered it,” added Jordan, who claimed the commission was for ten episodes, and would be ready to go […]

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