Bravo Expands ‘Below Deck’ Franchise With New Luxury Yacht Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Bravo Media is expanding its highly rated Below Deck franchise with Below Deck Sailing Vessel (working title), a new series from Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean producers 51 Minds.
Below Deck Sailing Vessel (wt) is described as a new…

‘The Bachelor’ First Seasons, ‘Wedding’ And ‘Paradise’ Extensions Come To Tubi AVOD Service Under New Deal With Warner Bros

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Tubi and Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution are taking viewers into the way-back machine in a deal that will land the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as more recent franchise extensions, on the streaming service.
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NBC Orders Jimmy Fallon’s ‘That’s My Jam’ Music & Variety Game Show Inspired By ‘Tonight Show’ Segments

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NBC has given a 10-episode series order to That’s My Jam, an unscripted music and variety game show inspired by Jimmy Fallon’s viral hit Tonight Show segments “Wheel of Musical Impressions.”
Fallon will executive produce the hou…

Tyrese Gibson To Topline ‘Celebrity Grand Prix’ Competition Series In Works From Mark Burnett & MGM TV

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Mark Burnett, Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and MGM TV are teaming on Celebrity Grand Prix, a new primetime competition series, with Gibson set to host and executive produce. The project is currently in development and will be shopped to broad…

Amazon To “Double Down” On Unscripted In Europe As It Looks To “Reinvent” Factual & Entertainment – INTV

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Amazon is “doubling down” on non-scripted programming in Europe and is looking to reinvent certain factual and entertainment genres. This comes after the SVOD announced its first scripted slate since Georgia Brown began leading the company out of Londo…

Chip & Joanna Gaines Eye Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Network Along With Linear Programming Via Discovery Partnership

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Chip and Joanna Gaines, the Waco, TX-based duo known for hosting HGTV’s Fixer Upper, will front a new direct-to-consumer streaming service, Discovery CEO David Zaslav indicated this morning on the company’s quarterly earnings call.
The offe…

Lifetime Orders ‘Cheerleader Generation’, ‘Marrying Millions’ & ‘Temmoraland’ As Network Is Expanding Unscripted Slate

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For years, Lifetime’s unscripted brand had been associated primarily with Project Runway. Then in 2011, Dance Moms came along, followed by the Little Women franchise. In 2017, the breakout relationship series Married at First Sight moved to Lifet…

CNBC Moves Into Real Estate With Three New Originals In Primetime – TCA

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CNBC is focusing on real estate as a programming growth area, with three new original series on that theme joining the primetime lineup in May.
The business network made the announcement during NBCUniversal’s day of cable network presentations at…

Keshet Confirms February Bow In Israel Of Ambitious Reality Series ‘2025’ – NATPE

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In a keynote appearance at NATPE, Keshet CEO Avi Nir said 2025, a new reality series that has spawned rumors in the Israelli press in recent months, will begin airing in two weeks.
Backers describe the show as a singular blend of Black Mirror, Westworl…

NATPE Spotlights New Hopefuls In Revived Syndicated Talk Show Genre

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This year’s NATPE conference in Miami, which runs today through Thursday, follows the release this month of Relatable, the first Ellen DeGeneres stand-up special since 2003.
In her Netflix special, DeGeneres expresses ambivalence about being bett…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: “We Compete So Broadly” That HBO, Disney Only Matter “On The Margin”

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos say original programming is starting to overtake acquired fare and its platform has scaled to the point that linear rivals like HBO and Disney are not principal’s main rivals.
Those…

Discovery Ups Loren Ruch, Betsy Ayala, Lynn Sadofsky At HGTV, Food Network

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Discovery has announced the promotions of Loren Ruch, Betsy Ayala and Lynn Sadofsky at HGTV and Food Network.
Ruch has been upped to Group SVP of Production & Development for HGTV, based in New York, while Ayala is promoted to SVP of Production &#3…

‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’ Reveals Cast Members For 2nd Season: Anthony Scaramucci, Kato Kaelin Enter The Fray

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A grab-bag of pop cultural names spanning the realms of politics, sports and the O.J. Simpson case make up the cast for the second season of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition on CBS.
In alphabetical order, the cast includes: Jonathan Bennett, Tamar Braxto…

Sling TV Says ‘Fixer Upper’ And ‘The Incredibles’ Were 2018’s Most Popular Show And Movie Rental

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Sling TV has revealed the most popular shows, movies and live events of 2018 among the 2.4 million subscribers to its skinny-bundle TV service.
Fixer Upper, the wildly popular Chip and Joanna Gaines series that has just wrapped up its run on HGTV, topp…

High-Wire Walk Over Active Volcano Live TV Special Starring Bello Nock In Works At Essential Media

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The genre of high-stakes stunts on live TV is looking to push new boundaries. Australia and U.S. producer Essential Media Group (Saving Mr. Banks, Miracle on Everest) has teamed with daredevil performer Bello Nock (America’s Got Talent) and his O…

Discovery Shows Q3 Softness But Stays Bullish On Skinny Bundle Presence And Ability To Play “Above The Globe”

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Discovery Communications reported mixed third-quarter results, but executives during a conference call with Wall Street analysts pointed to expanding skinny-bundle distribution and growth overseas.
Six months after closing its $14 billion acquisition o…