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Rick Porter

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Peacock’s ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reboot Rounds Out Cast

Peacock’s dramatic spin on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has found its Banks family. The NBCUniversal streaming platform has filled out the regular cast of Bel-Air, based on a 2019 short by…

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Renewed for Second Season at Hulu

Hulu is extending the lease of Only Murders in the Building. The Disney-run streamer has ordered a second season of the comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as residents…

‘The Batman’ Penguin Spinoff Series in the Works at HBO Max

HBO Max is continuing to build out its own DC universe. The streamer is in early development on a series centered on Batman villain the Penguin. The potential show would be a spinoff of…

Fox Chief Michael Thorn on “Curated” Development, Animation Legacy and Measuring Success

Since being spun away from 20th Century Fox TV in 2018, Fox has been the only broadcast network without a major studio as part of its corporate structure. Fox Entertainment president Michael…

‘Narcos,’ ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Angel’ Alums Head Cast for Freeform Thriller

Freeform’s latest drama pilot has lined up an impressive cast. The untitled project from Grace and Frankie executive producer Julie Durk and Ryan Seacrest Productions will star Andrea Londo…

‘Succession’ (Finally) Gets Season 3 Debut Date on HBO

Succession, at long last, has a firm premiere date on HBO. After releasing a minute-long teaser in July and saying in August that the series would begin its third season in October, HBO has put…

‘High School Musical’ Series Renewed for Season 3 at Disney+

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is headed off to camp. Disney+ has renewed the show based on its popular movie franchise for a third season. The pickup comes about six weeks after…

Hayley Atwell to Star in ‘Tomb Raider’ Anime Series at Netflix

Netflix’s anime series based on the Tomb Raider franchise has found its Lara Croft. Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter) will voice the iconic character in the…

TV Ratings: NFL Kickoff Game Hits Multi-Year High

The NFL returned to television in a big way on Thursday. The opening game of the 2021 season scored its biggest total audience — including TV and streaming — in six years. NBC Sports says…

‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ Revived at Apple TV+

Muno, Brobee and the rest of the Yo Gabba Gabba! crew are getting a new life. Apple TV+ has ordered a new series based on the former Nickelodeon show, which featured a human character, DJ…

HBO Extends ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Through 2024

HBO is further extending Real Time With Bill Maher. The premium cable outlet has picked up two more seasons of the late-night show, which will take it through 2024 — and into its third decade…

Nickelodeon Doubles Down on NFL Programming With Weekly Highlights Show

Nickelodeon is pushing further into NFL programming. The ViacomCBS cable outlet and CBS Sports will launch a weekly football highlights show, NFL Slimetime, on Sept. 15. Nickelodeon will also…