‘Buckwild’ Follow-Up Series ‘West Virginia Wilder’ Eyes Summer Launch

The executive producers behind MTV’s hit reality show Buckwild are back in Appalachia for a follow-up series, West Virginia Wilder. Production is currently underway in Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia on the series, described as a comedic…

The executive producers behind MTV’s hit reality show Buckwild are back in Appalachia for a follow-up series, West Virginia Wilder. Production is currently underway in Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia on the series, described as a comedic follow-doc about a group of hard-working and fearless teens and twenty-somethings. West Virginia Wilder is being pitched to cable networks and digital platforms with an eye toward a summer launch. Buckwild was a breakout…

ABC Upfront Presentation: Live Blog

ABC’s Lincoln Center Upfront presentation will begin soon. Network execs will tout the stunning ratings success of Roseanne redux. And they are sure to talk up the return of Friday’s TGIF comedy block, only this time around they’re he…

ABC’s Lincoln Center Upfront presentation will begin soon. Network execs will tout the stunning ratings success of Roseanne redux. And they are sure to talk up the return of Friday’s TGIF comedy block, only this time around they’re hedging their bets, saying it now stands for “thank goodness it’s funny.” Alec Baldwin will talk up his Sunday interview show – the first for broadcast primetime since Jay Leno’s short-lived stab at it on NBC. The Alec Baldwin Show is joining…

Fox Upfront Presentation Live Blog

Fox’s Upfront is about to start at The Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side, where advertisers will celebrate the resuscitation of Tim Allen’s multi-cam comedy Last Man Standing, after it’s untimely plowing under two seasons back by …

Fox’s Upfront is about to start at The Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side, where advertisers will celebrate the resuscitation of Tim Allen’s multi-cam comedy Last Man Standing, after it’s untimely plowing under two seasons back by ABC. But advertisers will most love the addition of Thursday Night Football to the New Fox. A few hours earlier, Madison Avenue celebrated the rescue of comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine by NBC, after Fox gave it the hook. And eight years after Fox…

Bob Greenblatt: NBC Done “Treading Water” Between ‘The Voice’ Seasons With ‘America’s Got Talent’ Champion Edition

Done “treading water” between editions of The Voice, NBC execs unveiled a midseason schedule thick with celebrity-studded reality TV series, including America’s Got Talent’s in-season debut.
At this morning’s phone press c…

Done “treading water” between editions of The Voice, NBC execs unveiled a midseason schedule thick with celebrity-studded reality TV series, including America’s Got Talent’s in-season debut. At this morning’s phone press call unveiling its new plans for the coming season, NBC called the strategy part of “its most ambitious midseason in years.” It includes Simon Cowell-helmed America’s Got Talent championship run on Mondays at 8 PM, Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Game of Games

FremantleMedia North America Promotes One Unscripted Exec & Hires Two

FremantleMedia North America is bolstering its unscripted team with one exec promotion and a pair of new hires. The company said today that it has upped Joni Day to SVP Alternative Programming & Development and brought Colin Nash as SVP Alternative…

FremantleMedia North America is bolstering its unscripted team with one exec promotion and a pair of new hires. The company said today that it has upped Joni Day to SVP Alternative Programming & Development and brought Colin Nash as SVP Alternative Programming & Development and Jean Shi as VP Alternative Programming & Development. "With Colin and Jean joining the team, along with Joni's expanding role, we have assembled an all-star team," said Jayson Dinsmore, President…

‘The Voice’: Kelly Clarkson & Jennifer Hudson Returning As Coaches For Season 15

The Voice is getting its next band together. NBC said today that Grammy winners Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson will return to the singing competition as coaches for Season 15 in the fall.
Original American Idol winner Clarkson joined the show for t…

The Voice is getting its next band together. NBC said today that Grammy winners Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson will return to the singing competition as coaches for Season 15 in the fall. Original American Idol winner Clarkson joined the show for the current season, and 2004 Idol finalist Hudson returns after serving as a coach during Season 13 last fall. Their teams will square off against those of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, both of whom have been with the show…

‘World Of Dance’ Renewed On NBC Ahead Of Its Season 2 Premiere

NBC is polishing up its dancing shoes for more World of Dance. Weeks ahead of the Jennifer Lopez-led hoofer competition’s sophomore-season premiere, the Peacock has renewed it for a third season.
The series, which bowed last year as the most-watc…

NBC is polishing up its dancing shoes for more World of Dance. Weeks ahead of the Jennifer Lopez-led hoofer competition’s sophomore-season premiere, the Peacock has renewed it for a third season. The series, which bowed last year as the most-watched new summer alternative series in a decade, lets dancers showcase their talents and compete for a million-dollar grand prize. Exec producer Lopez leads a judging team that also includes Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and host/mentor Jenna…