CBS and Lionsgate's TVGN will rebrand itself in 2015 as POP, a new pop culture network for the younger generation currently tuning into the likes of Bravo and MTV, but the Walt Disney Company's ABC Family cable network might also be in for some massive changes as well, according to a report by Variety.
CBS announced today that it has extended the contract agreement it has with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation. Moonves, who was originally scheduled to continue on in his current position through June 30, 2017, will now oversee the corporation through June 30, 2019. At that point he will become an executive advisor for an additional five years, and will have the option to establish a production company under CBS' auspices, the company said.
As we reported yesterday, the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, February 6. For the first time in at least 20 years, there will be no representation of daytime as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has removed the Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series categories from the upcoming awards show. When we went to press yesterday, the NAACP was unable to officially comment on the matter. That has since changed.
On Tuesday, December 9, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the nominees for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards. For the first time since at least 1994, when the category was first recognized, no actor or actress from a daytime drama series was nominated in the Outstanding Actor or Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series following the organizations decision not to include the categories this year. Representatives for the NAACP have yet to officially comment on the matter at press time.
The SAG-AFTRA National Board announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, among other producers, on terms for a successor agreement to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code). The agreement, approved by a 93% vote by the board, covers dramas in first-run syndication, morning news shows, talk shows, serials (soap operas), variety, reality, contest, sports and promotional announcements.
If you tuned into today's episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you may be wondering if this is really the last you'll be seeing of Britt Westbourne now that she's departed Port Charles with her father, Cesar Faison (Anders Hove), after leaving her mother, Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), emotionally devastated. While "GH" never officially confirmed Kelly Thiebaud's departure prior to today's episode, the actress took to her Instagram page to say goodbye to fans of the Britch!
Nazanin Boniadi, who portrayed Fara Sherazi on Showtimes "Homeland" during its third and fourth seasons, has been cast as the lead in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of "Ben-Hur" for MGM and Paramount Pictures, reports Deadline. The actress previously portrayed the role of Leyla Mir on ABC's "General Hospital" and SOAPnet's "General Hospital: Night Shift."
On Monday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 10, actor Jeffrey James Lippold returns to ABC's "General Hospital" as Sgt. Freeman, Soap Opera Network has learned. We're told that the actor will appear in short, but dramatic scenes.
Attention fans of CBS Daytime's "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Young and the Restless," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Talk," and "The Price is Right": If you live in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or the Sacramento television markets, you currently have no access to CBS programming if you subscribe to Dish Network. You are also missing out on The CW's programming if you live in Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle. This is the result of a carriage dispute between CBS Corp. -- owner of broadcaster CBS and co-owner of The CW -- and Dish Network that was set to expire on Thursday, December 4. The two sides agreed to extend talks on a new carriage contract beyond the 4:00 PM, PT deadline yesterday. The satellite provider eventually dropped the stations from its programming lineup earlier today when the talks fell through. Also affected by the dispute are three independent stations in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York and two MyNetworkTV affiliates in Boston and Miami.