Just in time for its 50th anniversary, The Carol Burnett Show is set to soon be available for streaming.
CBS Television Distribution has inked a deal to acquire digital multicast rights to the series’ entire 11-season run. That’s 276 hours worth of the celebrated CBS variety show, many of which have not seen the light of day since their original air date.
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So many people I know will be super excited about this one:
Steven Spielberg’s classic Warner Bros. animated series Animaniacs will return in 2020 thanks to a two-season order from streaming service Hulu. Spielberg will executive produce the series’ revival for Hulu, Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television.
Not only will the Emmy Award-winning animated series debut new episodes, the entire back catalog of Animaniacs series will make Hulu its home. This includes the original Animaniacs cartoon, Pinky and the Brain , Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain and Tiny Toon Adventures .
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MGM Television has announced that it will be producing a television series based on the late Hunter S. Thompson’s life.The show will be called ‘Fear and Loathing’, after the writer’s 1971 novel, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream’.
Full Story: There’s going to be a Hunter S. Thompson TV series – NME
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Last summer, The Dark Tower came and went at the box office. Unfortunately, the tepid response it received may have doomed plans to turn Stephen King‘s epic novel series into a multi-film franchise. However, there is still hope that The Dark Tower could live on as a television series. But if that happens, it’s going to get a fresh start.
Full Story: Stephen King Says THE DARK TOWER TV Series Will Be a Complete Reboot | Nerdist
It feels as though the world shall soon be divided equally among Microsoft, Apple, Walmart and Amazon.
Sources quoted by NBC claimed that the e-commerce giant has started talks to buy scores of small television channels in an attempt to “supersize its video-channel business,” not just in the U.S. but around the globe.
“They are doubling down on the channels industry,” one person who is included in the talks told NBC. “They’re involved in doing deals with smaller indie networks where they can get benefits to carriers that are not handcuffed into traditional distribution packages and they’re involved in offer
Full Story: Report: Amazon is looking to acquire cable television channels – SiliconANGLE
A quick scan of the nominees list for the major categories turns up a very notable pattern: It is a good year for streaming services and the original content they produce, but not such a great one for traditional network television. HBO is the notable exception, but HBO also boasts a very popular subscription streaming service in HBOGo. HBO racked up an insane 110 nominations, with Netflix tracking fast on its heels at 93. Hulu, it should be noted, put up 18, and many of those are in major categories like Best Drama, Comedy and Leading Actor/Actress performances.
Amazon held steady at 16 nominations, a situation that reportedly has left Jeff Bezos distinctly unsatisfied with the Amazon Studio Team. He’s leveled a pretty clear mandate about what is expected in the future: bring him Game of Thrones. In response, Amazon’s creative schedule is said to be making some major overhauls with aims at appealing to a more mass market — less Man In The High Castle and more Ray Donovan.
Full Story : Amazon Studios Seeks TV Cord-Cutting Emmy | PYMNTS.com
There was something crushingly inevitable about the news that Facebook, the world’s largest social network, would be throwing its hat into the original programming ring.
Earlier this summer, it was announced that the social-network-turned-all-consuming-corporation would be funding a slate of original episodic content – documentary series, reality shows, and scripted programs – that would be hosted on the website’s new Watch feature, which appears to the left of the newsfeed, just below the Messenger tab. While other streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu earn revenue by charging subscription fees, Facebook is leaning into originals in an effort to siphon advertising dollars away from network and cable television and toward its own social behemoth, where easily shareable short-form video has been thriving for years.
Full Story: Can Facebook take on Netflix with its first season of original shows? | Television & radio | The Guardian
BBC Studioworks today re-opens the studio doors to the ‘home of British television’ at the Television Centre site in central London.
Television Centre, originally opened in 1960 and the biggest TV production facility of its kind in the world at the time, has been undergoing major redevelopment works since 2012 when it was sold by the BBC to property company Stanhope.
Read More: BBC Studioworks expands as three studios re-opened at Television Centre site – PSNEurope
Some of our absolute favourites were invented just for the telly.
Full Story: 8 amazing TV characters who weren’t in the original comic books
Very excited for this one!!!
Norman Lear’s longtime passion project Guess Who Died is coming closer to reality. The single-camera comedy, on which he has teamed with Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Sony TV, where Tolan is under an overall deal and where Lear has the Netflix revival of his One Day At A Time, is the studio.
Full Story: ‘Guess Who Died’: Norman Lear & Peter Tolan Comedy Lands At NBC | Deadline