MTV has renewed reality hit “Catfish” for season four, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. The series is hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph as they explore the truth and lies behind the world of online dating. The series is based on Schulman’s 2010 documentary film of the same name.
The show wrapped its third season on Wednesday night, drawing a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
Hugh Laurie is working on a small-screen Agatha Christie adaptation, Variety has learned. The star of “The Night Manager” and “House” is developing a script, but which of the Queen of Crime’s books he is adapting is being kept strictly under wraps. The project is through ITV-owned producer Mammoth Screen and is being developed for [...]
Lee Pace and Jared Harris have been cast in the lead roles of the upcoming Apple series “Foundation,” Variety has learned. The series is based on the Isaac Asimov novel series of the same name. It chronicles the saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic [...]
Rachel Maddow is asking a San Diego court to throw out a defamation suit filed by a conservative news channel, arguing that she was speaking hyperbolically when she referred to the network as “paid Russian propaganda.” Herring Networks, the parent company of One America News Network, sued Maddow and Comcast last month, arguing that Maddow [...]
After taking a little dip last week following the culmination of its tsunami disaster arc, “9-1-1” is back up in the TV ratings, and topping Monday night. The Fox show posted a 1.5 among adults 18-49, and was even in total viewership from last week at 6.3 million. “Prodigal Son” followed it up with a [...]
Another NFL season brings with it another attempt to kick off a national spring football league in the months that follow. But a spring football league slated to launch next year will debut with significant media firepower behind it. The XFL, the nascent football league controlled by professional-wrestling impresario Vince McMahon, will debut in February [...]
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim signed a new contract to stay at the NBCUniversal unit in recent months, according people familiar with the matter, even as the company prepared to defend itself against allegations recently raised by Ronan Farrow’s explosive book, “Catch and Kill.”‘ Oppenheim is widely expected to succeed Andrew Lack, who currently holds [...]
Amazon Studios has greenlit a German comedy series titled “The Bedfellow” (“Der Beischläfer”) starring comedian Markus Stoll, who is popular locally for playing a funny guy named “Harry G” who satirizes life in his native Bavaria. Shooting has started in Munich on the six-part series, which is directed by Anna-Katharina Maier (“Die Klempnerin”) and produced [...]