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The CW Guts Development, Current Departments in Latest Shift Away From Scripted Originals (Exclusive)

The CW, in its latest shift away from scripted originals, is dismantling its current programming department. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that exec vp current programming Michael Roberts and exec vp development Gaye Hirsch — two of The CW’s remaining most important scripted executives — are among those who were let go Thursday. An exact […]

The CW Hires Perhaps Its Most Important Executive

The CW has hired a head of unscripted programming — a position that could shape much of the network’s programming under new owner Nexstar. Heather Olander will fill the newly created position at the broadcast network, reporting to Brad Schwartz, president of entertainment at The CW. She comes from NBCUniversal, where she was most recently […]

Broadcast TV Scorecard 2023: What’s New, Renewed and Canceled (So Far)

The more things change, the more things stay the same. That may as well be the motto for the five broadcast networks heading into the 2023-24 season as their corporate parents are increasingly focused on cutting costs, restructurings and streaming. To that end, three of the five networks have made leadership changes in the past […]

The CW’s ‘Gotham Knights’ Adds Ethan Embry, Sunny Mabrey

The CW’s Gotham Knights has cast a pair of key recurring roles, with Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey joining the DC Comics drama. The real-life married couple will play husband and wife on the series as well, with Mabrey debuting as Crystal Brown in the show’s fifth episode and Embry first appearing in episode six […]

The CW Makes it Official: Saudi-Backed LIV Golf League Inks Multi-Year TV Deal with Nexstar-Owned Network

The CW is officially getting into the LIV Golf business. The Nexstar-owned broadcast network has signed a multi-year deal with the startup golf association, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Under the terms of the deal The CW will air 14 LIV Golf events in 2023, beginning with a tournament to be […]

Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Tour “Very Close” to TV Deal With The CW

After a rocky rollout, the LIV Golf tour is closing in on its first U.S. national TV deal. A source familiar with the talks tells The Hollywood Reporter that the Saudi Arabia-backed golf tour is “very close” to a TV deal with The CW, the broadcast network now owned by local TV giant Nexstar. Warner […]

‘All American’ Renewed in First Pickup for New CW Owners Nexstar

The future of The CW is beginning to take shape. The broadcast network has renewed its drama All American for a sixth season in 2023-24. The pickup is the first since local TV giant Nexstar acquired a 75 percent stake in The CW and hired former Pop TV head Brad Schwartz as entertainment president. All […]

‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Renewed for Season 2

Jennifer Hudson is staying put. Warner Bros. Discovery announced Wednesday that its freshman entry, The Jennifer Hudson Show, would be back on Fox TV Stations for a season two next fall. Hearst Television, along with other station partners, also renewed the Telepictures-produced series. With the freshly-minted EGOT as host, the syndicated show is said to […]

Greg Berlanti Bets on His Legacy With New Warner Bros. TV Megadeal

Greg Berlanti believes in the traditional studio model so much so that it’s the focal point of his new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The prolific producer, who holds the record for the most scripted originals on the air or in the works at the same time, signed a new, four-year overall deal with […]

Greg Berlanti Inks New Megadeal With Warner Bros. Discovery

It’s official: Greg Berlanti will remain at Warner Bros. Television through 2027. The new pact — it’s not an extension of his previous deal that expires in 2024 — is described as a partnership that will see Berlanti Productions serve as a mini-studio within the larger WBTV Group. Sources say the joint partnership will reward […]

Scarlett Johansson to Lead ‘Just Cause’ Series for Amazon

Scarlett Johansson will take on her first lead role in a TV series — and simultaneously revisit one of the first roles of her career. Johansson will star in and executive produce Just Cause, a limited series at Amazon’s Prime Video based on a 1992 novel by John Katzenbach. The streamer has given a straight to […]

New CW Entertainment President Brad Schwartz Outlines “Scrappy” Network Approach Under Nexstar

It’s official: Former Pop TV president Brad Schwartz has been tapped to serve as entertainment president at the Nexstar-controlled CW. The executive had been consulting for The CW under former network CEO Mark Pedowitz after a short-lived stint as head of originals at Audible. Schwartz, whose hiring had been rumored, will report to former Nexstar […]