Just moments ago, I posted something in regards to Turner Networks’ top channels going live stream in the near future. The group has been more than savvy when it came to reaching out to younger demos, but for whatever reason they chose not to allow paying subscribers access across multiple devices until now. The bigger story though (for those of us who place a higher weight on content than network strategy at least) is that TBS and TNT have revealed their forward programming slates. A point of emphasis is Frank Darabont’s new television show will finally make air at the end of this year under the title Lost Angels (formerly LA Noire.) If he sounds familiar, that is because he was the original fired showrunner from The Walking Dead. Continue Reading
This announcement is a bit over the top, but it is somewhat important nonetheless. You know those TV streaming apps through you cable provider that allow you to access maybe a third of all content over the net? Well, TBS and TNT are joining the fray as they revealed today they will stream on-air content live 24/7 across multiple platforms. To them, they are the first networks to do so which is kind of vague for our standards. Regardless of manipulative press statements (like the one that follows,) we are grateful to see they have caught up with the times. This is fairly a big deal for younger-skewing programming such as Family Guy and Big Bang Theory repeats as well as Conan. TNT runs a little more like CBS, so it is less important to see its inclusion.
TBS and TNT are about to become the first national entertainment networks in the industry to stream on-air content live across multiple platforms 24/7, including through the networks’ websites and a pair of newly created Watch TNT and Watch TBS apps. The announcement was made during TNT and TBS’s annual Upfront presentation today in New York. Live streaming is the latest phase in the rollout of TV Everywhere, the industry-wide initiative that gives subscribers to cable, satellite and telco video services access to more of their favorite shows across a wide range of digital platforms. Continue Reading
D.L. Hughley may have had to do Dancing with the Stars to get a career boost, but it worked. He and fellow comic Michael Ian Black have been tapped to host an original unscripted series on TBS called Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host in which the two stand-up performers will ‘duel to deceive contestants.’ It sounds like it could find a small, niche audience when it debuts later this year. Mark Burnett is producing.
Comedians D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black have signed on to host the TBS original series Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host, the first game show in which two hosts duel to deceive contestants. Slated to premiere in late 2013, Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host comes to TBS from Mark Burnett’s One Three Media and the London-based Monkey. Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice, Shark Tank) and Monkey founders Will MacDonald and David Granger (Made in Chelsea, Make My Day) serve as executive producers.
In Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host, Hughley and Black will each present the single contestant with a bizarre and seemingly implausible fact, one of which is true, the other of which is not. The contestant must then choose the true fact to be rewarded in The Game. The players who prove themselves to be super-human lie detectors will go home with a pocketful of cash. Continue Reading
TBS loves Conan so much that they have decided to give the series at least two more seasons. This would put the late night program at four years of age, marking Conan O’Brien’s 22nd year in the genre. An announcement was made early Monday before the start of a week of shows in Atlanta–a stunt designed to commemorate the 2013 NCAA Final Four. March Madness has a big footprint on Turner networks, thus the tie-in. Continue Reading
Considering how excited TBS has been to promote that they now have Cougar Town, it is not at all shocking to hear that a fifth season renewal has already been issued. The network announced early Monday evening that they have awarded the sitcom another 13 episodes for next year (presumably to air beginning in January) as they look forward to the program’s fourth season finale set for April 9. More after the jump. Continue Reading
Ever since the loss of Lopez Tonight, TBS’s late night lineup has ran a little soft which might have actually hurt Conan‘s ratings a tad (the show averages a 0.4 18-49 or roughly half that of its broadcast competitors.) Not to worry because the pay TV network has just adopted a Conaco-produced late-night talker headlined by comedian Pete Holmes. Holmes currently hosts a podcast called You Made It Weird, so the transition might not be as difficult as the one Whitney Cummings just went through on E! (the network ended up cancelling her show.) The series will launch in fall 2013, airing four nights a week for a month-long trial run. Hit the jump for some footage of the stand-up’s material. Continue Reading
And the SAG Awards continue to grow. Ratings were up among those ages 18-49 for last night’s annual broadcast across TNT and TBS, creating a sense that audiences are getting more familiar with the unionized event and that growth may continue for the years to come. That brings us to tonight’s news story: the ceremony will be broadcast on Turner stations for at least three more years. A deal was just announced with the finer details after the jump including some specifics on just how many tuned in Sunday evening. Also, be sure to check out the winners list if you haven’t already. Continue Reading
TBS has just spent a big pile of money to acquire a show for syndication that only just finished its first season. Continue Reading
TBS is still trying to establish itself as a center for comedy outside of the sitcom repeats that proudly form the basis of the network’s lineup. It is with that in mind that we look at their future development slate which was just revealed earlier today. Continue Reading