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Rick Porter

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Kevin Hart Comedy ‘Die Hart’ Renewed at Roku

Die Hart, an action comedy series starring Kevin Hart, has been renewed for a second season — for the second time. The series made its Roku Channel debut on May 20 as part of the library…

Dick Clark Productions President Amy Thurlow to Exit

Amy Thurlow will step down as president of Golden Globe Awards producer Dick Clark Productions at the end of June. Thurlow, who has been with DCP since 2014 and served as its president for the…

Taraji P. Henson to Star in ‘Annie Live’ at NBC

NBC’s Annie Live has found its villain. Taraji P. Henson (Empire, Hidden Figures) will star in the musical as Miss Hannigan, the cruel head of the orphanage where young Annie lives and dreams of…

John Sacret Young, ‘China Beach’ Co-Creator, Dies at 75

John Sacret Young, the acclaimed writer and producer who co-created the Vietnam War medical drama China Beach, has died. He was 75. Young, who earned seven Emmy nominations and won two…

Why Matthew Rhys Chose Not to Watch Original ‘Perry Mason’ Before Starring in Series

When Matthew Rhys landed the title role in HBO’s Perry Mason, he made a choice not to revisit the classic TV series that starred Raymond Burr as a brilliant defense attorney. “I know if I was…

Disney’s Onyx Collective Sets Nonfiction Programming Team

Disney’s recently launched Onyx Collective has tapped executives from ABC News and Freeform to lead its unscripted programming efforts. Jacqueline Glover will be head of documentary…

CBS’ ‘The Neighborhood’ Taps Meg DeLoatch as Showrunner

CBS has found a new showrunner for its comedy The Neighborhood. Meg DeLoatch (Netflix’s Family Reunion) will take the reins of the series from creator Jim Reynolds, who exited at the end of…

LeBron James’ SpringHill, ‘Almost Christmas’ Director Team for ABC Comedy

The writer and director of Almost Christmas is teaming with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company for a comedy at ABC. The network is developing Better Late, a multicamera…

Douglas S. Cramer, Exec Producer on ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘The Love Boat,’ Dies at 89

Douglas S. Cramer, the onetime head of Paramount Television and producing partner of Aaron Spelling who helped launch such series as Peyton Place, The Brady Bunch, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Love Boat …

‘Shadow and Bone’ Renewed for Second Season at Netflix

Netflix is returning to the Grishaverse. The streamer has renewed fantasy drama Shadow and Bone for a second season following a solid debut for the series. Season two of the series, based on…

HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Adds Megan Ferguson to Cast

HBO Max’s Gossip Girl update has added Curb Your Enthusiasm alum Megan Ferguson to its cast. Ferguson will play a character named Wendy in the series, which is set to bow July 8 on…

2020-21 TV Ratings: Overachievers, Bottom Feeders and the Most Average Shows

The broadcast networks didn’t have a very good year in 2020-21, and that’s reflected in the rankings for individual shows as well. Within that context, however, a handful of series managed…