Witches, Zombies, and Lawyers, OH MY!
Today we’re launching the first in a new series that highlights the cable entertainment and programming news of the past month. Here you will find insider information on TV ratings, show renewals, new networks and shows, unique programmer news, show-runner updates and more! Also, for previews of new cable seasons and sneak peeks for shows, don’t forget to check out NCTA’s TV Trailer Page.
SPORTS FANS UNITE! HBO SPORTS PARTNERS WITH FILMMAKER PETER BERG
This is the second time that HBO and Peter Berg have come together for the love of the game. This time it’s for “State of Play,” a new documentary series that will premiere on December 4th with “State of Play: Trophy Kids.” Each episode will focus on a topic or person of great impact to the sports world.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN SETS FRANCHISE RATINGS RECORD
The premiere episode was the most-watched telecast ever for the franchise, ranking #1 for the night in adults 18-34 against all broadcast competition in primetime. Was it witchcraft or will these ratings continue throughout the third season of this critically acclaimed horror anthology series?
NEW LOOK AND FEEL FOR A&E NETWORK
What do the rednecks of “Duck Dynasty” and the beautiful Channing Tatum have in common? Together they have inspired the re-branding of A&E Network with a new slogan, ‘Be Original,’ a new on-air look, and a redesigned website. The network plans to be lighter and more fun and focus on an all-original primetime schedule.
THE WALKING DEAD IS UNSTOPPABLE
You couldn’t kill this show if you tried. Hungry for human flesh, “The Walking Dead” shattered its own record, attracting 16.1 million viewers for the Season 4 premiere. The show also accounted for 88% of TV-related tweets and attracted 1.17 million tweets during the telecast.
BETTER CALL SAUL!
Chances are your detox is ending and you’re starting to feel the itch again for Breaking Bad. Well you’re in luck. Not only is the “Better Call Saul” spin-off prequel series confirmed but showrunner Vince Gilligan recently revealed that the beloved characters of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman could make cameo appearances. Bring on the blue!
P. DIDDY LAUNCHES NEW ALL-MUSIC NETWORK
The hip-hop mogul has designed his new music-driven network to target the coveted younger music fans. The network will feature music in the form of performances, video, news and documentaries. P. Diddy hopes Revolt TV becomes the ESPN for music fans.