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‘The Moodys’ Canceled at Fox

Fox has canceled its comedy series The Moodys after two seasons. The show’s end comes after the broadcast network pushed its final three episodes into the summer; the now series finale is…

Starz Programming Chief Christina Davis Exits

Starz president of original programming Christina Davis is leaving the premium cable outlet. Davis’ departure comes just 13 months after she joined Starz, taking over for former programming…

Streaming Outdraws Broadcast TV, Nielsen Figures Say

The notion that streaming is the new broadcasting just got a big piece of data to back it up. Nielsen has released a new measure of TV usage that shows streaming platforms pulled in a bigger share

CMA Awards to Remain on ABC With Contract Extension

ABC will continue to be the home of the annual Country Music Association Awards. The network and the CMA have signed an extension of their deal that will keep the awards, along with…

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Tops Streaming Chart for Debut Weekend

Zack Snyder’s movie Army of the Dead racked up a sizable opening weekend audience for Netflix. Jupiter’s Legacy, meanwhile, plummeted in its third week of release. Army of the…

Netflix Inks Overall Deal With Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

Comedy writer and producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel is setting up shop at Netflix. Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show, My Name Is Earl) has signed a multi-year overall deal at the streamer…

This Week in TV: ‘iCarly’ Returns, ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Holey Moley’

A beloved Nickelodeon show from the late aughts grows up this week when iCarly reboots for a run on Paramount+. The next seven days will also feature the season premiere of Rick and Morty, the…

‘Late Show,’ ‘Tonight Show’ See Ratings Bumps With Audience Returns

Both NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CBS’ Late Show With Stephen Colbert have welcomed back full audiences recently. The in-studio crowds have also attracted some more people watching…

Rafe Spall Boards HBO’s ‘Days of Abandonment’

HBO’s movie The Days of Abandonment, based on Elena Ferrante’s novel, has found its male lead. Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Apple’s Trying) will star opposite Natalie Portman and <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/mary-louise-parker-hbo-days-of-abandonment-1234961900/"…

‘Mrs. America,’ ‘Dave’ Writer April Shih Inks FX Productions Overall Deal

Writer April Shih, who has written for several FX series, is formalizing her relationship with the cable outlet. Shih — who has worked on Dave, Mrs. America and You’re the Worst — has signed…

Susannah Grant Inks First-Look Deal at Lionsgate TV

Erin Brockovich and Unbelievable writer Susannah Grant is setting up shop at Lionsgate TV. The Oscar and Emmy nominee has signed a first-look deal with the independent studio. Grant will…

Megan Boone Exiting ‘The Blacklist’

One of the two leads of The Blacklist is departing. Megan Boone will exit the NBC series with the conclusion of season eight. The season finale is scheduled to air June 23, and the…