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’”

Watch Whoopie Goldberg’s return to Star Trek-verse in new Picard trailer

Guinan is back. Guinan is back. Paramount+ revealed the official trailer for season two of its hit original series Star Trek: Picard. Season two will premiere on Thursday, March 3, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode-long second season will drop weekly on Thursdays. In addition, the trailer … Continue reading “Watch Whoopie Goldberg’s return to Star Trek-verse in new Picard trailer”

DieHard is back with more electrifying action

Last year, Advance Auto Parts helped relaunch the DieHard brand with an action-packed two-minute film starring Bruce Willis (famous for his role as John McClane in the movie Die Hard) and heralding that “DieHard is back.” The campaign proved to be highly successful, earning industry praise and driving business results. It was also Reel 360’s … Continue reading “DieHard is back with more electrifying action”

HARBOR adds three to color talent roster

As the new year kicks off, HARBOR adds new talent to its Picture Post roster with the arrival of Senior Colorist, Anthony Raffaele, Dailies Colorist, Elizabeth Hickey, and Senior Colorist, Julien Alary, announced founder and CEO, Zak Tucker today.  With major credits including Café Society, Mapplethorpe and Oslo, ANTHONY RAFFAELE brings versatility, a wealth of … Continue reading “HARBOR adds three to color talent roster”

Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms

Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2021. Winners will be honored at the 2022 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki have both been … Continue reading “Loki, WandaVision, Them, Morning Show among WGA 2022 Award noms”

Full House’s Bob Saget passes at age 65

Grammy Award-nominated stand-up comedian, T.V. host, director, and beloved sit-com patriarch Danny Tanner from Full House, Bob Saget has passed away in a hotel room in Orlando Florida at age 65. TMZ was first to report his passing and the Orlando County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with a tweet: Saget had been touring the country, with … Continue reading “Full House’s Bob Saget passes at age 65”

“Make it No” Picard production halted after 50 people test positive for COVID

On Thursday, it was reported that over 50 people working on the set of Star Trek: Picard have tested positive for COVID-19, immediately shutting down the Paramount+ production. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story. Filming halted Monday on the show, which employs more than 450 staffers. The infections impacted “multiple zones”, including cast in “zone A”. … Continue reading ““Make it No” Picard production halted after 50 people test positive for COVID”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”

2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360

Some of the words which come to mind when describing 2021 include frustrating, maddening, wow (in a bad sense), terrifying, astounding, and wow again in a very good sense. When we left 2020 our outlook was hopeful. We knew this would be the year that we became vaccinated against an insidious Coronavirus disease that had … Continue reading “2021 in Review: The biggest stories of Reel 360”

NFL GOATJohn Madden dies at 85

There is an entire generation that will only recognize the name John Madden from the popular EA Sports video game. However, there is an older generation who will remember the opinionated and outspoken man as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Oakland Raiders and then iconic broadcaster for CBS Sports and Fox Sports. According to … Continue reading “NFL GOATJohn Madden dies at 85”

AFI announces 2021 honorees in Film and TV

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the recipients of AFI AWARDS 2021. AFI AWARDS honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Selections are made through a jury process where AFI Trustees, artists, critics … Continue reading “AFI announces 2021 honorees in Film and TV”