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Original ‘Joe Schmo Show’ Host Explains Why He Turned Down Cameo in Reboot: “I Felt Disrespected”

Reality television hoax series The Joe Schmo Show is getting new life 20 years after it initially debuted, but it will be without the main face of its original version. Created by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who would go on to pen Zombieland and the Deadpool franchise, the series launched on Spike in September […]

‘The Joe Schmo Show’ Revived at TBS

Twenty years after it debuted and a decade after it last aired, The Joe Schmo Show is returning to dupe someone into believing he’s competing on a reality show. TBS is behind the new iteration, which will follow a guy named Ben who believes he’s on a competition show called The Goat. Cat Deeley of […]

Nancy Daniels, Jane Latman Out at Warner Bros. Discovery as Kathleen Finch Restructures U.S. Networks Group

The restructuring at Warner Bros. Discovery continues, with Kathleen Finch’s U.S. networks group the latest division to reorganize. The reorg will see a handful of prominent former Discovery execs depart the company, including Nancy Daniels, who had been overseeing channels like TNT, TBS, and Discovery, and Jane Latman, who had been overseeing Food Network and […]

Warner Bros. Discovery U.S. Networks Group Boss Looks to Sports for Scripted Future at TNT and TBS

In the wake of the $43 billion Warner Bros. Discovery merger, it’s often overlooked that the streaming-focused conglomerate also owns dozens of linear cable networks outside of CNN and HBO. And two, TNT and TBS, are experiencing the growing pains of the new regime – seemingly pulling out of scripted. But reports of a scripted […]

Warner Bros. Discovery Takes $825M Write-Down on Content Following High-Profile DC Axings and TBS-TNT Cancellations

Just how much content has Warner Bros. Discovery axed since the WarnerMedia merger just a few months ago? $825 million worth. The company disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that it has taken a $825 million write-down on content following the deal. That figure includes a $496 million impairment on content, as well as content […]

‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Becomes Latest TBS Casualty

TBS has canceled its late night show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee in the latest pullback from original programming at the cable outlet. The Emmy-winning late night series is finished after seven seasons, with the last installment having aired on June 23. “Samantha Bee is honored to have hosted the Emmy Award-winning series Full Frontal […]

Nasim Pedrad’s ‘Chad’ Scrapped at TBS

TBS is cutting ties with Chad. The cable outlet won’t air the completed second season of the comedy series created by and starring Nasim Pedrad. The decision comes as parent company Warner Bros. Discovery continues to move away from scripted programming on its linear channels, though it will help the show’s producers try to find […]

TBS Dating Show ‘The Big D’ Canceled Weeks Before Premiere

TBS will no longer air dating series The Big D, with the decision coming just weeks prior to the scheduled premiere. The unscripted show, hosted by The Bachelorette alums JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, has been cut despite having been scheduled to debut July 7, a network representative told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re assessing our […]

Brett Weitz’s Role as GM of TNT, TBS and TruTV Eliminated

In news that should come as no surprise, Brett Weitz is leaving his role as general manager of Warner Bros. Discovery-owned networks TNT, TBS and TruTV. Weitz has for the past few years maintained that his suite of linear cable networks was not exiting the scripted space, despite evidence to the contrary. Weitz’s role has […]

‘The Last O.G.’ Canceled as TBS Originals Continue to Dwindle

TBS continues to thin the herd of its scripted originals. The basic cable network, now part of the sprawling Warner Bros. Discovery portfolio, has canceled Tracy Morgan comedy The Last O.G. after a four-season run. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the decision to ax the comedy was made months ago after the now fourth […]

NBA All-Star Game to Get Multicast Treatment on TNT, TBS

Turner Sports is embracing the multicast for its coverage of the NBA All-Star Game. Sunday’s game will feature two separate feeds — the traditional telecast on TNT, and an alternate one on TBS that Turner is calling “Inside the All-Star Game,” anchored by its Inside the NBA crew of Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley […]

WarnerMedia, Comcast Strike New Cable Carriage Deal

WarnerMedia and Comcast have come to terms on a new carriage deal, keeping WarnerMedia’s channels on Comcast cable systems for years to come. The deal covers TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, TruTV, TCM and the other WarnerMedia channels, but it also includes CNN+, the upcoming streaming service. Comcast “plans to make CNN+ available to its […]