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TV News Roundup: ‘Page Six TV’ to Stream on Hulu

In today’s roundup, Hulu has secured streaming rights to “Page Six TV,” while Paramount Network acquired the comedy series “Nobodies.” 

STREAMING

Page Six TV” will make its streaming debut Thursday, Nov. 16 on Hulu. Each episode of the syndicated daily pop culture program, which launched in September, will be made available to stream on Hulu the day after it airs. Modeled after the New York Post gossip column Page Six, the program delivers news and gossip from entertainment, culture, media, finance, real estate, and politics. Since its debut, “Page Six TV” has hosted guests to its New York studio, including Craig Robinson, Dr. Oz, Joy Behar, and Terry Crews. “Page Six TV” is hosted by John Fugelsang, and the show’s insiders include Variety’s TV reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, New York Post Page Six senior reporter Carlos Greer, and Bevy Smith. Kay O’Connell and Michael Bachmann serve as executive producers, along with New York Post publisher and CEO Jesse Angelo, and Endemol Shine North America’s Michael Weinberg and Rob Smith. Kathleen Rajsp serves as co-executive producer.

CASTING

Jenna Elfman has joined the cast of the AMC “Fear The Walking Dead.” She will appear as a series regular on the show’s upcoming fourth season.  Garret Dillahunt has also joined “Fear The Walking Dead” as series regular.

PROGRAMMING

Nobodies,” the comedy series produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, will shift to Paramount Network next year for its second season. The single-camera comedy bowed on TV Land earlier this year. Viacom has overhauled its programming strategy to focus most of its scripted original series on Paramount Network, which debuts in January as a rebranding of the Spike TV channel.

DEVELOPMENT 

The WorkShop will begin production later in November on “Shame: The Story of Sexual Harassment in Hollywood.” Each episode of the eight-part series will examine industry’s sex scandals, including issues with the “casting couch mentality” and allegations following Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and Kevin Spacey. The show will feature interviews with journalists, celebrities, victims, mental health experts, and industry insiders to address direct and peripheral issues surrounding the scandal.

CASTING

Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker will host Freeform’s upcoming series, “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings,” as well as the hour-long special, “Disney’s Fair Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic.” From executive producers Ann Lewis Roberts, Simon Lythgoe, and Jenny Daly, the winter special will premiere on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. during Freeform’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” event. The series will launch summer 2018.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Univision Communications Inc. announced that Roberto Ruiz has been promoted to executive vice president of research, insights, and analytics. He will continue to report to chief marketing officer Jessica Rodriguez, and will remain based in New York. In his new role, Ruiz will lead the newly established research, insight and analytics group, which will combine the corporate research and strategy and insight teams. The team will drive all aspects of marketing — from research, to consumer insights, to big data analytics, to building the business case for brands — using syndicated and custom research tools. Ruiz joined Univision in 2008 as vice president of strategy and insights.

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