The Turmoil Behind-The-Scenes Of Netflix's New Young Adult Drama 'Grand Army'

Written by 03 September, 2020
For an industry that has made such an impact on the world, the American television business can be very insular and hard to access. So much of what goes on in the deal making is about relationships and reputations. You can be difficult as long as it doesn't affect the final product or the bottom line. You can be an ass, but people will still hire you if they believe the scales of your work product continue to tilt even somewhat in the direction of "troublesome, but still worth it." Relationships also matter. Television shows are multi-million dollar businesses and…
Last modified on Friday, 04 September 2020 01:12

Quibi Picks Up Season Eight Of 'Reno 911'

Written by 03 September, 2020
Mobile-only subscription video service Quibi has reportedly picked up an eight season of the police comedy Reno 911. The first episodes of season seven premiered in May and new episodes have premiered most recently about two weeks ago.The news was disclosed on actor Kerri Kenney's twitter account on Thursday. She plays the character "Trudy Weigel" on the show:It’s official, friends! Reno 911 is picked up for another season! NEW EPISODES FROM SEASON 7 STREAMING NOW ON @Quibi Season 8 coming soon! #reno911The show is a spoof of the long-running Fox reality police series Cops, which follows real-life police officers as…
Last modified on Thursday, 03 September 2020 14:47

Nielsen Releases Kinda, Somewhat Accurate Weekly SVOD Ratings

Written by 03 September, 2020
For the first time, Nielsen released weekly SVOD "ratings," although there are enough caveats to make it almost useless. It only measures Netflix and Amazon viewing. And only in the U.S. And since they count "viewing" as watching two minutes of a show, the list is going to naturally favor broadcast shows that have a hundred or more episodes. It also only counts viewing that is done via a TV or connected television. Which leaves all mobile and tablet viewing out of the numbers.All of that being said, it's fascinating to see the Netflix original "The Umbrella Academy" lead the…

Premier League Cancels Deal With Chinese Licensee

03 September, 2020
The Premier League has cancelled its UK£523m Chinese rights deal with Suning Holdings-owned PPTV. The streaming service still owed the league UK£160m for the final installment of its 2019/20 fee. The broadcasting deal with Suning Holdings is believed to be the Premier League’s biggest overseas TV contract.Suning had agreed a three-year deal with the Premier League, running from 2019 to the end of the 2022 season. The collapse of this deal will be another financial blow to the league, which is already struggling dut to pandemic-related shutowns.Here is the full statement from the league:"The Premier League confirms that it has…

Writer On Netfix's 'Grand Army' Says She Quit Show Due To 'Racist Exploitation And Abuse'

Written by 03 September, 2020
A writer who worked on the upcoming Netflix series Grand Army says she and several other writers left the show "due to racist exploitation and abuse."Ming Peiffer posted the allegations to her Twitter account on Tuesday, along with some follow-up comments. She tweeted the claim in response to a tweet from Netflix promoting the show, using the logline "Together we rise. Together we rage."Grand Army is set to premiere October 16th on Netflix and this is the way the show is described in press materials:"Hi! I'm Katie Cappiello, and I’m a theater teacher and the creator of Grand Army. This…
Last modified on Thursday, 03 September 2020 09:37

'The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards' - The Complete Winners List

Written by 30 August, 2020
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards took place on Sunday, August 30th, 2020. Hsted by Keke Palmer, the awards show aired on MTV along with 11 sister channels, as well as on the broadcast network The CW.Here is the complete list of winners:VIDEO OF THE YEARThe Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records (WINNER) Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope RecordsEminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope RecordsFuture ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / FreebandzLady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline…