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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 […]

Jacqueline Stewart Named Film Academy Museum’s Director and President

Jacqueline Stewart, the noted film scholar and Turner Classic Movies host, has been appointed director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the museum’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. Since 2020, Stewart has served as the museum’s chief artistic and programming officer, leading strategy and planning for the Academy Museum’s curatorial, educational and […]

‘Snowpiercer’ to End With Season 4 on TNT

Snowpiercer is preparing to make its final stop. The TNT series, which launched in May 2020 following the 2013 Bong Joon-ho film of the same name, will conclude after its upcoming fourth season that is currently in production. The show starred Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs. “We can confirm that Snowpiercer will end after a […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Anime Spinoff Announced by Adult Swim

Rick and Morty is getting a spinoff. Adult Swim has ordered an anime project from director Takashi Sano (Tower of God) that’s based on the Emmy-winning series. The network has placed an order for 10 episodes of Rick and Morty: The Anime. Sano previously directed two acclaimed anime shorts in the Rick and Morty universe: “Rick […]

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 […]

Turner Classic Movies Teams Up With Julien’s Auctions (Exclusive)

An Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress by Hubert de Givenchy, a shield carried by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, and a 1920s yacht seen in 1957’s Pal Joey are among the high-profile lots in a July sale that also celebrates a just-announced collaboration between Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies. Since […]

Clare Bronfman Sends Legal Threat to TNT Over ‘Rich & Shameless’ Documentary Portrayal

Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune who was convicted for her participation in purported self-help group Nxivm, is warning creators of TNT documentary series Rich & Shameless to tread carefully in their portrayal of her as benefactor of a division in the organization revealed to be a sex cult. In a letter […]

TCM, Film Foundation Team on 4K Restoration of ‘Giant’

Turner Classic Movies is expanding its partnership with The Film Foundation with a multiyear financial commitment to fund education and the restoration of classic movies, it was announced Friday. The fruits of this relationship will be on full display — in 4K, no less — at next week’s TCM Classic Film Festival with an April […]

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 […]

NBA Star Draymond Green Inks Turner Sports Deal

Sports media is filled with former players and coaches offering their takes on events. An active player doing the same thing, however, is a rarity. So much so that the deal Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has signed with Turner Sports is unique in the current landscape. Green has inked a multiyear deal to […]

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 […]

Michael B. Jordan, WME Sports’ Black College Basketball Showcase Lands at TNT

Michael B. Jordan and WME Sports’ showcase of basketball games featuring historically Black colleges is set to air on TNT on Dec. 18. The newly named Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic will offer a doubleheader of games featuring Hampton University against North Carolina Central University, and Howard University battling North Carolina A&T University, on Saturday, Dec. […]