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Nickelodeon Buys Garfield; Davis Will Continue Comic Strip
Viacom Inc today announced that they have purchased Paws, Inc., the multimedia empire of cartoonist Jim Davis, along with the rights to his most famous creation, Garfield, along with the less popular U.S Acres, which has fallen in prominence in recent years since star Orson the Pig fell in with a bad crowd of 30-50[...]
Tyler Perry Teams with Viacom for BET Plus
Perry has inked a deal with Viacom that will see the incredibly prolific filmmaker's library of television shows and movies added to BET's stable of programming. Credit: Tinseltown / The new service will be called BET Plus, and will debut this fall with a handful of original series and other programming options that hopes to ignite[...]
'Doctor Who': PlutoTV, BBC Bringing Free Classic 'Who' to Service
Because in the future, everyone gets a streaming service… Pluto TV has announced a major new content deal with BBC Studios that gives the Viacom-owned free streamer access to nearly 1,000 episodes of BBC shows – including 200 Classic Doctor Who episodes Pluto TV is an ad-supported streaming service that boasts approximately 15 million customers and[...]
'Star Trek': CBS, Nickelodeon Looking to Develop Animated Series
All Rights Reserved. An interesting point here is that CBS Television Studios is looking to Nickelodeon – a part of Viacom, which CBS has had a very close working relationship with in the past – to develop and presumably air the show Since the kids show would be the only Star Trek aimed at younger audiences and the[...]
Nickelodeon Renews 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Before Premiere, 4 More
But the good news didn't end there: during Viacom's presentation at today's Television Critics Association (TCA), the network also announced that it was picking up Henry Danger for a fifth season; a second season of Knight Squad; and third season renewals for Hunter Street and The Dude Perfect Show. Here's a closer look at the five Nickelodeon series: can't[...]
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Viacom is reviving Rugrats, the animated series featuring babies and toddlers going on adventures. There will be an already greenlit 26-episode new tv series on Nickelodeon Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica are returning, as well as a new world of characters Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain as executive producers[...]
'Heathers' Reboot Scrapped at Paramount Network; Viacom Shopping Series Elsewhere
The network has decided to pull the modern series retelling of the 1980's cult hit film; though based on The Hollywood Reporter's initially exclusive reporting, Viacom is currently shopping the series around to other broadcasting services. Originally set to premiere in March 2018 – with first episodes available to stream online prior – Heathers was pulled[...]
Les Moonves
According to THR, Moonves is gripped in a desperate struggle against Shari Redstone, Vice Chairman of CBS and Viacom and daughter of billionaire Sumner Redstone Why have these two powerful 1%ers become adversaries so soon after the purchase of a popular internet clickbait destination? Perhaps Moonves would prefer that focus more on promoting the[...]
Chinese Investors Want Hollywood To Stop Making Crappy Movies
Initiating a bold economic strategy that could change the way Hollywood does business, Chinese financiers have reportedly asked movie industry executives to stop making terrible movies that bomb at the box office. According to a report from spice-of-life-themed entertainment website Variety, top Viacom executives have flown to China in order to reassure Chinese film company Huahua Media[...]
The Shannara Chronicles Is Changing Networks
The Shannara Chronicles are moving as part of a Viacom restructuring The second season of the fantasy adaptation of Terry Brooks work is moving from it's season one home of MTV to their sister station Spike which is going to be re-branded to the Paramount Network. The 10-episode second season will pick up one years after[...]