Elon Musk to host SNL on May 8

Elon Musk will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on May 8. Musk is the CEO and Technoking of Tesla and the Chief Engineer of SpaceX, which launched the second operational flight of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on April 23. Miley Cyrus will make her sixth appearance as SNL musical … Continue reading “Elon Musk to host SNL on May 8”

‘Debris’ is not your “average truth is out there” series

If you’re not watching NBC Universal’s new TV show Debris, you’re missing out! This is not your average “the truth is out there” UFO show! It’s sci-fi, almost a crime drama, and a mystery with each episode slowly unveiling what is happening as we the viewers learn through the clues the characters unearth. What is … Continue reading “‘Debris’ is not your “average truth is out there” series”

Jon Stewart hires female producing team for Apple TV

Jon Stewart preps his return to the anchor chair with an all-female producing team, newswoman Brinda Adhikari as his showrunner and former Stewart collaborator Latinx Chelsea Devantez as his head writer. The former Daily Show host has tapped a longtime newswoman, rather than a comedy vet, to serve as his executive producer and showrunner. Brinda Adhikari … Continue reading “Jon Stewart hires female producing team for Apple TV”

‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for the 2021 WGA Awards in the categories of TV, New Media, News, Radio/Audio and Promotional Writing during 2020. Winners will be honored March 21 in a virtual ceremony. AMC’s Better Call Saul dominated with five nominations. Other nominees include Amazon Studios’ The Boys, Disney+’s The Mandalorian, … Continue reading “‘Better Call Saul’ dominates WGA Awards”

Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work

If Hill’s social feeds are any indication, it seems like everyone in America has welcomed a new furry friend during the pandemic.  Shelters, animal rescues, breeders, pet stores — all reported more demand in 2020. And whether it’s training, negotiating or just plain love and affection, it’s easy to find yourself rewarding a good boy … Continue reading “Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work”

LA film production at 47% since reopening

FilmLA, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of LA County to on-location filming in June. Over the last twenty weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 2,565 film permit applications spanning 1,967 unique projects. Monthly application intake increased 23.7 percent in October (to 880 permits) as compared to September (711 permits), and … Continue reading “LA film production at 47% since reopening”

HBO Max orders period comedy from Taika Waititi

HBO Max, has ordered the period comedy Our Flag Means Death to series. Oscar® winner and multi-Emmy® Award nominee Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows, Jojo Rabbit) will executive produce the series and direct the pilot. Series creator and showrunner David Jenkins (People of Earth) executive produces with Emmy® nominated producer Garrett Basch (The Night Of, … Continue reading “HBO Max orders period comedy from Taika Waititi”

HBO Max, Comedy Central strike programming deal

HBO Max has announced that the upcoming seasons of the critically acclaimed comedies The Other Two and South Side from Comedy Central Productions are joining the streaming platform as new Max Original series. The first seasons of The Other Two and South Side will land on the platform in 2021 followed by brand new seasons to stream exclusively as Max Original series. Matching … Continue reading “HBO Max, Comedy Central strike programming deal”

Back to school with Rick & Morty, Minions & Spongebob

Kids want a fresh new look for the first day of school, even if it’s just a walk to the kitchen table. Sprayground – the innovative accessory, backpack and influential streetwear brand, unveils its most anticipated drop of the year – a 200-piece Back To School collection for 2020, including matching mask designs. It encompasses … Continue reading “Back to school with Rick & Morty, Minions & Spongebob”

Byron Allen’s Networks launch on Du in Middle East

Seven of Allen’s Global Television Networks begin a multi-year distribution deal with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company’s Du platform.  The distribution deal was facilitated by SAWA Rights Management. Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group division Entertainment Studios, announced that seven of its global television networks now receive distribution in the United Arab Emirates on the du telecom platform, … Continue reading “Byron Allen’s Networks launch on Du in Middle East”

NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity

Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveiled a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including New Amsterdam, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.  Featuring gripping dramas that include Manifest, fan-favorite comedies Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John … Continue reading “NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity”

Christopher Meloni reprises role for Dick Wolf drama

Christopher Meloni is resurrecting Law & Order: SVU character Elliott Stabler for a new untitled crime drama from Dick Wolf. This is the first of Wolf’s five-year overall deal  with Universal Television. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Special Victims Unit detective Stabler will run an NYPD organized crime unit in the new drama. The series received … Continue reading “Christopher Meloni reprises role for Dick Wolf drama”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

Yesterday as Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and studios such as Disney, Paramount and others have delayed the openings of major tentpole films such as Mulan and The New Mutants and a Quiet Place II, the virus has now hit the TV industry as Reel 360 has confirmed that all 35 NBC Universal shows including Dick Wolf’s … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

Dick Wolf ‘Chicago’ shows renewed for 3 more seasons

Following lengthy renegotiations, Dick Wolf is staying put at Universal TV.  As part of the five-year overall pact, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD, as well as Law & Order: SVU have been picked up for three more seasons, with other series commitments coming down the road. NBC has been Wolf’s home for 36 … Continue reading “Dick Wolf ‘Chicago’ shows renewed for 3 more seasons”

‘Shameless’ to end its run after this summer

Ah Gallaghers, we did have a lot of fun, but all good things must come to an end. Showtime has announced that it has picked up an 11th and final season of its hit comedy series Shameless, premiering this summer. The series, which originally premiered in the winter of 2011, ranks as the network’s no. 1 comedy, its longest-running … Continue reading “‘Shameless’ to end its run after this summer”

Gosselaar to reprise ‘Saved by the Bell’ role

This April, NBCUniversal will launch their own streaming service, Peacock. Just like Disney+, CBS All-Access and HBOMAX, the new service will mine old gold IP’s and breathe new life into them for new audiences. One of those series is Saved By The Bell, which originally aired on NBC Saturday mornings from August 1989 to May … Continue reading “Gosselaar to reprise ‘Saved by the Bell’ role”