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Cosby Series Removed from Bounce TV Lineup

ATLANTA: Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, Bounce TV has decided to immediately stop airing the Cosby series. Records proving that Cosby admitted to purchasing drugs with the intention of giving them to females he wanted to have sex with were recently made public. This comes ...

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Barcroft Productions Taps Zig Zag’s Peter Wyles

LONDON: Independent television production company Barcroft Productions has appointed Peter Wyles as director of programs. Wyles most recently served as head of development at Zig Zag Productions. Prior to that, he worked at Endemol U.K., RDF Media and September Films in senior roles. He was also commissioning editor at Channel ...

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Armoza Sells NBC’s I Can Do That to New Zealand

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats is distributing the finished tapes of the U.S. adaptation of the format I Can Do That, which it has already sold to the free-to-air channel TV New Zealand (TVNZ). The New Zealand broadcaster will debut the six-episode season in a prime-time slot on TV2 soon. The ...

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Comedy Central Renews Chris Hardwick Talk Show

NEW YORK: Comedy Central has lined up a third season of @midnight with Chris Hardwick, a multiplatform late-night talk show produced by Funny Or Die. @midnight with Chris Hardwick sees the titular comedian review happenings on the internet. The Emmy-nominated program is exec produced by Hardwick, Thomas Lennon and Robert ...

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Another Season of Yonderland for Sky 1 HD

LONDON: A second season of the hit comedy series Yonderland is set to premiere on Sky 1 HD later this summer. Produced by Working Title Television, Yonderland first debuted on Sky 1 HD in November 2013. The new season is scheduled to begin airing on the channel on Monday, July ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Sets U.S. Viewership Records

VANCOUVER/MIAMI: Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which saw the U.S. trounce Japan to win the title for a third time, set viewing records for both English- and Spanish-language broadcasts in the victors' home country. According to Nielsen, the game became the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history, posting 12.9 ...

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Disney/ABC’s Vince Roberts to Retire

BURBANK: Vince Roberts, the executive VP of global operations and chief technology officer at Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG), is set to retire in January 2016, after 33 years with the company. Roberts joined Disney Channel prior to its launch in 1983 as a staff engineer. He has led DATG’s operational ...

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Adult Swim Adds Parasyte: The Maxim to Toonami Lineup

ATLANTA: The hit anime series Parasyte: The Maxim is slated to begin airing as part of Adult Swim's Toonami programming block in the fall. Originally broadcast by Nippon TV in Japan, Parasyte: The Maxim centers on a 17-year-old boy during an alien invasion. The show is produced by Madhouse and was ...

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