“King of the Nerds” will have a second season on TBS.
The Atlanta-based cabler has ordered eight episodes of the reality series, with a return set for some time in 2014. First season wraps March 7.
The show, from Electus and 5X5 Media, has averaged 2.1 million viewers in live-plus-7 data for the first three episodes, according to Nielsen. Exec producers are Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox of Electus, Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.
Hosted by Carradine and Armstrong, the series features competitors from across the nerd spectrum facing challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. Eventual winner takes home a $100,000 prize.
“Counterpart” creator and showrunner and “The Jungle Book” scribe Justin Marks has signed an overall deal to create new content for FX Productions. “Justin is a true creative talent and we feel fortunate to be his partners in supporting his vision of bold and ambitious storytelling,” said FX Entertainment original programming president Gina Balian. Marks, [...]
Quibi has ordered another show with notable Hollywood talent attached: scripted series “Wireless” starring Tye Sheridan with Steven Soderbergh on board as executive producer. In the made-for-mobile-screens thriller, a smartphone has a central role. Sheridan (“Ready Player One,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”) plays a self-obsessed college student who is stranded in the Colorado mountains after he crashes [...]
CBS TV Studios and the Television Academy Foundation are coming together to help a group of students live long and prosper. The two have announced a partnership to launch the “Star Trek” Command Training Program, an internship open to graduate and undergraduate college students nationwide, in 2020. Initially, the new program will place two interns [...]
Ciara has been named as host of the 2019 American Music Awards, returning to the show after appearing as a performer alongside Missy Elliott on last year’s telecast. The singer is not a newcomer to hosting duties, having previously presided over the Billboard Music Awards three years ago. Prior to performing her single “Level Up” [...]
The first day of the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump drew over 13 million total viewers across the broadcast and news networks combined. Fox News’s coverage from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. drew the highest total viewership of any network, averaging around 2.9 million sets of eyeballs. MSNBC followed in second with 2.7 million [...]
Netflix will amend elements of its documentary series “The Devil Next Door” after the Polish prime minister and others complained to CEO Reed Hastings about the show, which centers on the trial of John Demjanjuk who was accused of being a notorious Ukrainian concentration camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible. Polish premier Mateusz Morawiecki [...]
Stephen Colbert has expanded the circle of people helping to make the ultimate decision about what the funniest things are for him to say each night on CBS’ “Late Show.” Three writers/producers who have been with Colbert for years will get new duties at his late-night program. Ariel Dumas, a longtime writer for Colbert, has [...]