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    PromaxBDA: Highlights from the 2018 Conference

    Last week, from June 11 to June 14, was the PromaxBDA 2018 Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Learn, create and connect: it was a potpourri of attendees and represented companies including ABC, Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, AT&T Entertainment Group, BBC, Bell Media, BET Networks, Bravo, CBS, CNN, Comedy Central, […]

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    The 5 Broadcast Networks in 2018-19: The Final Tally

    Following a whirlwind week with five broadcast network upfront presentations, here are the new series tallies for next season. Keep in mind, of course, that nothing is etched in stone and this is subject to potentially change. But, for now… Fall 2018 19 New Series 10 Dramas, 7 Comedies, 2 Non-Scripted View and/or print the […]

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    CBS Orders Two New Multi-Camera Sitcoms for 2018-19

    CBS, which could have two protected time periods next season if it moves “Young Sheldon” into the Thursday 9 p.m. half-hour, has ordered two new comedies for next season: “Welcome to the Neighborhood” and an untitled Ben Winston project. “Welcome to the Neighborhood” features Cedric the Entertainer as the the nicest guy in the Midwest who […]

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    Tyne Daly Joins Cast of ‘Murphy Brown Revival

    Tyne Daly will join the cast of the upcoming reboot of “Murphy Brown” on CBS as Phyllis, the sister of the deceased bar owner Phil from the original series who has taken over the bar and is a friend and confidant to Murphy and the gang. As previously announced, CBS has given a 13-episode series production […]

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    CBS Renews 11 More Primetime Series

    CBS has announced 11 additional series renewals for 2018-19, which consist of (in alphabetical order) dramas “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Madam Secretary,” “MacGyver,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans;” reality competitions “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race;” and newsmagazines “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours.” They joined the previously pick ups for sitcoms “The Big […]

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    2018 NFL Preseason TV and Announcer Schedule

    The NFL released its 2018 preseason schedule on Wednesday. The 65-game slate kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 2 for the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, where the Chicago Bears take on the Baltimore Ravens. There will be eight nationally televised games, including one featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns at […]

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    CBS Renews ‘Mom’ for Season 6

    CBS has issued an early sixth season pick up to sitcom “Mom,” which has benefited out out “Young Sheldon” in the Thursday 9 p.m. half-hour this season. Debuting on Sept. 23, 2013, “Mom” stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney as dysfunctional mother/daughter duo Christy and Bonnie Plunkett, who strive to remain sober with the support […]

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    39th Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations Announced

    The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards on Wednesday, March 28. CBS led all networks in nominations with 31, followed by ESPN with 29. Fox received 21, NBC 18, FS1 16, ESPN2, TNT and NFL Network with 13 each, MLB Network 12, and […]

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