Six-episode Ellen's Design Challenge, from the talk show host's A Very Good Production and A. Smith & Co. in association with Telepictures, focuses on six people competing to complete design projects, a passion of DeGeneres's. "There has been a lot of dancing in our halls since we shared that we will be collaborating with...Read more
FOX Deportes signed Mexican soccer star Luis "El Matador" Hernandez to serve as an analyst to its leading soccer talk show, La Ultima Palabra. He will also be a guest commentator across several of the network's media platforms.
FOX Sports is paying homage to No. 2, teaming up with MLB Productions for Derek Jeter: A Tribute...Read more
In talent news, MLB Network announced that veteran MLB pitcher Ryan Dempster has joined the network as an analyst where he will appear across MLB Network's studio programming and make his debut today from Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary celebration during High Heat with Christopher Russo at 1p and Intentional Talk at 5p.
BTN locked down six games slated to air in primetime this fall, with teams including the conference's 2013 Big Ten Champion Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan and Big Ten newcomers Rutgers University and the University of Maryland. Nine of 14 Big Ten schools are part of the primetime selections, and five of the six games are conference contests. The action begins on Sept. 13...Read more
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the first five days of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs continues to spike, with viewership and consumption increases across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra, according to Nielsen. Through April 20, NBCSN is averaging 621,000 viewers (10 games), up 61% over 2013. CNBC is pulling 295,000 viewers (four games), its best ever...Read more
This is the first pick-up of a series developed by CC: Studios, Comedy Central’s in-house creative initiative for the development of original digital comedy. The eight-episode season of This Is Not Happening, executive produced by Ari Shaffir, Eric Abrams, Sam Saifer and Jeff Tomsic, will premiere in the fall. Hosted by Shaffir and based on his long-running live show, This Is Not Happening...Read more
Stephen Colbert took a tour of his future late-night home on Tuesday. The Colbert Report host chatted with David Letterman during a visit to CBS' Late Show, with Letterman giving his successor a particularly warm welcome during a relaxed conversation. Colbert shared several brushes he'd had with the TV veteran in his younger years -- including being offered an internship with Letterman's then-...Read more
“You're on the cover of a giant, giant magazine!" Fallon said when the HBO star appeared on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday. John Oliver and Jimmy Fallon had lots to talk about when he was a guest on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, including his appearance on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "You're on the cover of a magazine," said Fallon, as he pulled out the May 2 issue. "That is...Read more
MTV announced on Wednesday that the 2014 Video Music Awards will be held at The Forum on Sunday, August 24. The move not only marks the moonman ceremony's return to the West Coast, but also makes it the first major awards show to be held at the newly-revamped venue.Read more
LeBron James is jumping from CAA to WME on all entertainment and acting projects, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The Miami Heat superstar will be represented by WME partner Brad Slater, whose clients include Kevin Costner, Dwayne Johnson and athletes-turned-media personalities Michael Strahan and Ray Lewis.Read more