Big Brother: CBS announces most diverse cast

The reality TV genre has long been maligned for its lack of diversity, especially among broadcast shows. One of the most well-known examples is ABC’s The Bachelor, which finally had its first Black lead, Matt James, during a pandemic, controversial 25th season. If you ignore Tamar Braxton winning Celebrity Big Brother, a Black person has not … Continue reading “Big Brother: CBS announces most diverse cast”

Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show

Hello! “Hello! Welcome to the Super Bowl — four hours of television for 11 minutes of action,” SNL star Kenan Thompson said without breaking into a laugh as he kicked off the opening spoof of CBS Super Bowl pre-game show. The long-running NBC variety show opened up Saturday’s episode mocking the CBS Super Bowl pre-game … Continue reading “Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show”

CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials

Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021, an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE for the top Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years, will be broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. The special, celebrating its 20th anniversary, … Continue reading “CBS special celebrates Super Bowl commercials”

‘Star Trek,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ heading to CBS

CBS announced today a slate of upcoming program premieres for September and October. The series include a mix of original news and alternative programming, and two scripted dramas and one comedy series making their broadcast network debuts. “This is hardly a traditional fall season, but we are prepared with a strong slate of original content … Continue reading “‘Star Trek,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ heading to CBS”

CBS commits 25% of budgets to BIPOC

As part of a broad initiative for its programming to more accurately reflect diversity both on-screen and behind-the-camera, CBS announced today that the network will allocate a minimum of 25% of its future script development budgets to projects created or co-created by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The development program will commence with … Continue reading “CBS commits 25% of budgets to BIPOC”

Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jeff Buckley’s “Sky Blue Skin” music video from Sony Music Entertainment, Partizan’s Hewlett Packard “Print the Holidays” Christmas commercial (helmed by French director Michel Gondry), and the exciting psychological deepdive “Do We Have Free … Continue reading “Chance the Rapper, CBS, among 2020 Telly winners”

CBS unveils 2020-2021 lineup

CBS has unveiled its new 2020-2021 primetime programming lineup featuring one new comedy, two new dramas and 23 returning series. Additional new series will be announced at a later date. For 2019-2020, the Network finished #1 for the 12th straight season, winning 17 of the past 18 seasons. The two new shows for the CBS fall … Continue reading “CBS unveils 2020-2021 lineup”

CBS orders Queen Latifah reboot of ‘The Equalizer’

Okay then. The Reel 360 team is ready to see Queen Latifah, whom we love, kick some ass. CBS announced the return of 23 series, renewing 80% of its top-rated lineup for the 2020-2021 broadcast season. Three series picked up without shooting a pilot, due to coronavirus COVID-19, include: THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of the … Continue reading “CBS orders Queen Latifah reboot of ‘The Equalizer’”

Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access

Before we met him as Professor X, we knew iconic British actor Sir Patrick Stewart as Starfleet Commander Jean-Luc Picard, who helmed the Enterprise in Star Trek: the Next Generation for seven seasons and four films. Now Jean-Luc will be joined by Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker, Marina Sirtis … Continue reading “Make it so: ‘Picard’ begins streaming on CBS All-Access”

It’s “quid pro quo” as CBS commits to ‘Clarice’

This week at the Winter Television Critics Press Tour, CBS announced it has given a series commitment to Clarice, a new drama project written and executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. The character was first played by Jodie Foster in the Academy Award-winning The Silence of the Lambs and then in its sequel … Continue reading “It’s “quid pro quo” as CBS commits to ‘Clarice’”

HollyShorts reveals acclaimed jury list and panels for the 17th edition

The organizers behind the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) have revealed their acclaimed 2021 jury. Thirty-two judges will determine over 30 HollyShorts coveted awards including which three will move on to be qualified for Oscar gold. Industry veterans and entertainment executives will be providing invaluable insight during the festival’s panel series. The in-person panels will be taking … Continue reading “HollyShorts reveals acclaimed jury list and panels for the 17th edition”

Emmys: Kia drops electric :60-second spot during 73rd event

The introduction of Kia America’s first dedicated all-electric model – the all-new 2022 EV6 Crossover – continues as the brand once again partnered with the 73rd Emmys and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The initiatives follow the May 2021 launch of the EV6 in New York City’s Times Square and will continue to not only introduce the EV6 to U.S. … Continue reading “Emmys: Kia drops electric :60-second spot during 73rd event”

Emmys: Ratings rise from previous pandemic year

Good news for CBS, and Paramount+. The 73rd annual Emmys saw its viewership rise to 7.4 million, according to Nielsen’s preliminary numbers. Over the past decade, major award shows have seen a steady decline in audience, but last year’s ceremonies saw an even steeper decline due to the pandemic and quarantine. The 72nd Emmys only … Continue reading “Emmys: Ratings rise from previous pandemic year”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Brett Favre in new SiriusXM national campaign

Listeners may be upset that Howard Stern has taken the summer off, but that has not stopped SiriusXM from launching its largest multi-media national ad campaign ever. The new creative effort titled “The Home of SiriusXM and created by Translation, brings to life the vibrancy and spontaneity of SiriusXM programming, featuring superstar artists, creators, and … Continue reading “Kevin Hart, LL COOL J, Brett Favre in new SiriusXM national campaign”

Devonta Smith moves into 11th season of Nissan’s ‘Heisman House’

Nissan’s beloved Heisman House is back for its 11th season with a campaign inspired by fans from Texas, Wisconsin and Michigan. College football’s latest Heisman Trophy winner, Devonta Smith, joins past Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow, Eddie George, Kyler Murray, Desmond Howard, Barry Sanders, Baker Mayfield, Bo Jackson, Archie Griffin and Derek Henry for new … Continue reading “Devonta Smith moves into 11th season of Nissan’s ‘Heisman House’”

Oikos sings praises of latest ‘forkable’ yogurt

According to Oikos, it’s time for us yogurt lovers to toss aside our spoon and upgrade our basic Greek yogurt with the new Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt – a yogurt so creamy and filled with 50 percent more fruit, Oikos calls it ‘Forkable’. The brand believes this will especially appeal to millennials yearning for something new in the category. … Continue reading “Oikos sings praises of latest ‘forkable’ yogurt”

SAG-AFTRA remembers Ed Asner

SAG-AFTRA has released a statement mourning the passing of former Screen Actors Guild President, SAG-AFTRA National Board member and SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Edward Asner. He was 91. “There have been few actors of Ed Asner’s prominence who risked their status to fight for social causes the way Ed did,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA remembers Ed Asner”