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One month after announcing that 93% of its board approved the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code), SAG-AFTRA announced today that its members have overwhelmingly ratified the new contract with 96.5% of the members voting in favor.
The preliminary list of honorees for the 32nd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles event were announced on Wednesday. ABC's "Scandal," CBS' "The Good Wife" and The CW's superhero pairing of "Arrow" and "The Flash" are among the first batch of shows scheduled to be honored and have panels.
John Gaburick, Executive Vice President of TNA Wrestling, Creative & Talent Relations, has been a busy bee this week announcing the re-signing of several TNA Wrestling talent, including "Tainted Dreams" and "Big Brother" star Jessie Godderz.
"In the immortal words of Cher, you better sit down, kids," wrote soap columnist Carolyn Hinsey, who has penned her final "It's Only My Opinion" for Soap Opera Digest magazine, which appears in the January 5, 2015 issue. "I've taken another job, which means I have to give up this column and I am really sorry about that."
DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company gave subscribers of the top satellite provider an early Christmas present with word that the two companies have reached a new multi-year deal that'll provide high quality entertainment to millions of viewers via DIRECTV Everywhere and Authenticated WATCH Services. The deal with DIRECTV concludes Disney's negotiations with the top ten pay-TV providers.
While the network originally planned to air a repeat episode, as a result of the Friday, December 19 presidential address by President Barack Obama, ABC will now air an original episode of "General Hospital" on Christmas Eve, December 24.
On Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1, CBS is handing fans of "The Young and the Restless" a wonderful Christmas and New Year's present in the form of original episodes of the daytime drama series, the network recently announced.

on Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 1:17 AM
If you're a fan of dramas "Homeland," "The Affair," "Shameless," "Ray Donovan," "Penny Dreadful" or uber popular "Dexter," and you also happen to have an Xbox One in your household, you're in luck: Showtime Networks announced that Showtime Anytime is now available on the next generation console from Microsoft."Access to Showtime Anytime on Xbox One is available for free to all Xbox Live® members in the U.S. who subscribe to Showtime through participating television providers, giving them unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of programming, as well as the live broadcast of the network's East and West...
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.
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