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  • CBS and Viacom Merger Discussions Set

    CBS and Viacom Merger Discussions Set to Accelerate, but Valuation Remains a Big Hurdle

    Board members from CBS Corp. and Viacom are expected to meet as soon as next week to begin discussions on the valuations of both companies for a possible merger. Executives at both media companies have been hip-deep in crunching numbers and preparing financial data to guide the discussions between the members of the special committees [...]

  • DuShon Monique Brown Dead

    'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dies at 49

    Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who appeared on “Chicago Fire” and “Prison Break,” died Friday in Illinois. She was 49. “Chicago Fire” producer Dick Wolf confirmed Brown’s death to the Chicago Tribune, saying in a statement, “The ‘Chicago Fire’ family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family [...]

  • Fahrenheit 451

    TV News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan's 'Fahrenheit 451' Sets HBO Premiere Date

    In today’s roundup, HBO sets May premiere date for “Fahrenheit 451” and Showtime releases season two trailer for “I’m Dying Up Here.”  DATES HBO Films announced “Fahrenheit 451,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, will premiere on the network May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The drama is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of [...]

  • Karen McDougal Anderson Cooper

    Karen McDougal Interview Boosts Anderson Cooper's Ratings

    Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal’s interview with Anderson Cooper regarding her alleged affair with President Donald Trump provided a sizable ratings boost to the CNN anchor. In the 8 p.m. hour, Cooper averaged 2.21 million viewers, with 608,000 of those falling in the key adults 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen data. That is an improvement [...]

  • 'The Americans' Final Season: An Oral

    'The Americans' Final Season: An Oral History of the FX Drama

    “The Americans” has taken quite the Tolstoyan journey on both sides of the camera since the pilot for the FX espionage drama was shot in the spring of 2012. Since then, Russian spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, played by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, have donned countless disguises, killed dozens of fellow travelers (and a [...]

  • Roseanne Sara Gilbert

    Remote Controlled: 'Roseanne' Cast on Keeping the Comedy 'Real'

    Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.   In this week’s episode, Variety‘s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, talks with the stars of “Roseanne” about why they wanted to revive the classic sitcom. Sara Gilbert, who plays the sarcastic Darlene, [...]

  • THE GOOD PLACE -- "Everything is

    'The Good Place,' 'Downsizing' Among 2018 Environmental Media Award Nominees

    The Environmental Media Association announced the full list of nominees for its 28th annual Environmental Media Awards on Friday. This year, the EMA Awards show will be held in Los Angeles at the Montage Beverly Hills on May 22. Fox, Sony, and HBO top the 2018 nominees with three nods each. In the running for [...]

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