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WBTV Boss Channing Dungey on Navigating Regime Change, Inflated Budgets and Future of ‘Ted Lasso’

Channing Dungey spent her first two months at what was then simply Warner Media shadowing her predecessor, Peter Roth. She was coming off a short stint at Netflix, which followed a much longer stint at Disney, and Roth had two-plus decades of experience running television’s most prolific studio to impart. “I like to say I […]

Warner Bros. TV Group Cuts 82 Staffers in Latest Round of WBD Layoffs

Channing Dungey’s Warner Bros. Television Group has been the hardest hit during Tuesday’s expected round of layoffs as part of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s efforts to find $3 billion in post-merger cost savings. Sources say Dungey’s division — which includes scripted, unscripted and animation — has reduced its workforce by 26 percent. Included […]

More Layoffs Coming Tuesday at Warner Bros. Discovery

Another round of layoffs is coming Tuesday at Warner Bros. Discovery. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that, as part of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s effort to find $3 billion in post-merger cost savings, layoffs will impact several departments in the merged companies. Among those expected to be impacted are Channing Dungey’s Warner Bros. […]

Showrunner Julie Plec Reveals Cancer Scare Led to Having Kidney Removed: “The Point Is Early Detection”

All the speakers at Saturday night’s Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala at Santa Monica Barker Hanger shared personal stories from the podium about how cancer has impacted or taken the lives of loved ones. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, honored with a Humanitarian Award, said her “sweet and wonderful” father died seven years ago after a […]

Quinta Brunson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Quinta Brunson is extending her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. The Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the exclusive pact, Brunson’s first such deal, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will create new projects for multiple platforms for […]

Emmys: Channing Dungey on ‘Abbott Elementary’ Breakthrough, Future of ‘Ted Lasso’

While the final seasons of ABC’s Black-ish and NBC’s This Is Us were largely snubbed, the TV Academy didn’t entirely forget about broadcast television. ABC’s freshman comedy Abbott Elementary broke through with seven Emmy nominations Tuesday, including a history-making three for creator, star and showrunner Quinta Brunson. Brunson became the first Black woman to score […]

Pearlena Igbokwe, Alex Kurtzman to Be Honored at African American Film Critics Association TV Awards

Hollywood executive Pearlena Igbokwe, filmmaker Alex Kurtzman and Warner Bros. Television Group are set to be honored with special achievement awards at the African American Film Critics Association’s 4th Annual AAFCA TV Honors. Igbokwe, the chairman of Universal Studio Group with responsibility for Universal Television, Universal Content Productions, Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal International […]

Vicki Dummer to Oversee Current Programming at Warner Bros. TV

Vicki Dummer has lined up her next role. The former Disney exec, who was let go last year after nearly a quarter century with the company as part of a larger reorganization, has been named head of current programming at Warner Bros. Television. The role will reunite Dummer, the former ABC head of current series […]

Damon Lindelof, Tara Hernandez to Explore Faith vs. Technology in Peacock Drama

Damon Lindelof has set his next TV project. The Watchmen and Leftovers grad is teaming with Big Bang Theory grad Tara Hernandez for Mrs. Davis, a scripted drama that has been picked up straight to series at Peacock following a multiple-outlet bidding war. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the 10-episode series is […]

Channing Dungey, Greg Berlanti, Kaley Cuoco to Keynote Virtual Banff Festival

The trio will fly the flag for WarnerMedia at the upcoming media festival as they discuss the genre-bending series 'The Flight Attendant.'

Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. TV Group

Shortly after departing Netflix, Channing Dungey has landed at Warner Bros. TV.

As Hollywood Takes Action Amid Protests, Words Alone Are “Not Going to Cut It”

As Hollywood signals it will work to combat racial injustice, companies scramble to roll out concrete plans beyond donations — and expectations: "We are quite accustomed to seeing liberal individuals align themselves with movements."