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Saturday Night Live Names Guests for Next 3 Weeks

NEW YORK – NBC’s Saturday Night Live is back live for the next three Saturdays and has released its upcoming host list. Sandra Oh will make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on March 30. Oh, a Golden Globe and SAG Award winner, stars in BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” which returns for its second season on […]

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Viacom Buys Pluto TV for $340 Million

NEW YORK — Viacom is expanding its streaming TV business with a deal to acquire Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in U.S., for $340 million in cash. Viacom operates cable channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and CMT. It also owns digital studio AwesomenessTV. Founded in 2013, Pluto TV is headquartered in Los Angeles […]

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CBS Releases Daytime Premiere Dates

CBS, the #1-rated network in daytime for 31 years, has announced season premiere dates for its entire Daytime Emmy Award-winning schedule for the 2018-2019 season. The full lineup was just recently honored with an industry-leading 20 Daytime Emmy Awards. “CBS Daytime continues to deliver award-winning, fan favorite programming that has led the industry for more […]

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Linda Cohn Signs New Deal With ESPN

Long-time sportscaster Linda Cohn has signed a new contract with ESPN. Terms and length were not disclosed. Cohn has been with ESPN for more than 26 years and is the longest-tenured anchor for the network’s main news program SportsCenter. Cohn joined ESPN in 1992 and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992. She was […]

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21st Century Fox Buying 7 TV Stations

NEW YORK – 21st Century Fox has inked a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company to acquire seven television stations for approximately $910 million. The purchase of the stations will increase Fox Television Stations’ (FTS) coverage to nearly half of all U.S. households, and its market presence to 19 of the top 20 […]

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Dick Vitale Signs With ESPN Thru 2021

College basketball analyst Dick Vitale, one of the most recognizable personalities in sports television, has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2020-21 season. Vitale, 78, will continue his work as a game analyst on key matchups each week during the regular season, as well as Champ Week. He will also remain a contributor […]

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NBC Summer Concert Series Starts May 15

NBC’s Today Show has released its list of musical performers this summer with the industry’s hottest names taking over the plaza outside its studios at Rockefeller Center. Grammy Award winning artist Meghan Trainor kicks off the “Citi Concert Series on TODAY” on Tuesday, May 15. This year’s lineup for the 23rd annual summer concert series […]

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NFL, Amazon Renew Streaming Deal

The National Football League has renwed its deal with Amazon to stream Thursday Night Football games to Amazon Prime members for the 2018 and 2019 NFL seasons. Amazon Prime will stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by FOX, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network. The NFL and Amazon first partnered for […]

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Gretchen Carlson Hired by A+E Networks

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is returning to television. A+E Networks has hired the journalist to create and host a series of documentary specials. The documentary specials will be developed by A+E Originals, the newly launched non-fiction content development company. The first of these specials, The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (working title) for Lifetime, […]

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Kevin Hart to Host CBS Reality Show

CBS has signed comedian and actor Kevin Hart to host his first reality show ever. Hart will host TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT, a brand new one-hour obstacle course competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett — known for producing Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice and The Apprentice. The 10-episode series will premiere in summer 2018. […]