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Viaplay Sign Manchester City Star Erling Haaland to Multi-Territory Media Deal

Nordic media group Viaplay has signed up the hottest soccer player in the world at the moment, Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland to an exclusive, multi-market partnership, that will see Haaland star in Viaplay content and become the group’s media ambassador. Under the deal, which Viaplay announced Friday, the 22-year-old Haaland will star […]

Jon Batiste Leaving ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ After Seven Seasons as Bandleader

Jon Batiste is exiting CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert after serving as bandleader since the show launched in September 2015, host Stephen Colbert announced Thursday. Colbert told his audience that Louis Cato, who has filled in throughout the summer amid Batiste’s absence, will take over the role permanently, with the host introducing his […]

‘Resident Evil’ Has Solid Opening on Streaming Chart

The latest addition to the Resident Evil franchise had a pretty good opening on Netflix. Stranger Things remained a dominant No. 1 in the Nielsen streaming rankings for July 11-17, and Ms. Marvel hit a high the week of its finale. The Resident Evil series — the first live-action show in the long-running video game/movie/TV franchise […]

‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ Scores Early Renewal at Starz

Starz continues to lean into its Power franchise. The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network used its time at the virtual Television Critics Association’s summer press tour to announce an early season three renewal for Power Book III: Raising Kanan. The news arrives ahead of the show’s Aug. 14 sophomore debut. The series is set in the […]

‘Physical’ Earns Season 3 Renewal at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will continue to feel the burn. The streamer has ordered a third season of Physical, its 1980s-set dramedy about Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a San Diego woman who finds her calling in the decade’s aerobics boom. The renewal comes on the heels of the show’s second season finale, which debuted Aug. 5. “I […]

Lifetime Reacts to Anne Heche Crash, Provides Update on Her Movie

Lifetime, which is set to air a movie starring Anne Heche in September, said it is “deeply concerned” about the actress’ health following a car crash last week. Heche stars in Girl in Room 13, playing a woman who goes on a relentless search for her daughter (Larissa Dias) after the young woman becomes a […]

‘Arcane,’ ‘Annie Live!’ Among Juried Winners for 2022 Emmys

The 2022 Emmy Awards has revealed winners in a number of juried categories, including animation, costume, hairstyling, makeup and motion design. Netflix’s Arcane scored three wins in the animation category, while NBC musical Annie Live! won for outstanding hairstyling for a variety, nonfiction or reality program. Apple TV+’s Home After Dark won the award for […]

Quinta Brunson Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Quinta Brunson is extending her relationship with Warner Bros. Television Group. The Abbott Elementary creator and star has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the studio that produces the show alongside Disney’s 20th Television. Under the exclusive pact, Brunson’s first such deal, the Emmy-nominated actress and writer will create new projects for multiple platforms for […]

‘Yellowjackets’ Recruits Lauren Ambrose for Season 2

Showtime’s Emmy-nominated survival drama Yellowjackets has revealed another teenage cast member who survives to the present day. Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose has joined the cast of the breakout series from creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson. Ambrose will play the adult version of Van, the 1990s-set teenage character played by Liv Hewson. As […]

Shannon Bream Takes Over ‘Fox News Sunday,’ Replacing Chris Wallace

Fox News has found its new anchor for Fox News Sunday.  Shannon Bream will take over the show, making her the first woman to anchor the program in its 26-year history. Bream replaces anchor Chris Wallace, who helmed the show for nearly two decades and left the network last year for rival CNN.  Bream will […]

Brian Tyree Henry to Lead Apple Drug Ring Drama

Brian Tyree Henry is lining up his TV follow-up to FX’s Atlanta.   The actor, currently seen opposite Brad Pitt in the feature Bullet Train, will lead the cast of the Apple TV drama series Sinking Spring. The eight-episode drug ring drama is based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief and is being written by […]

“This Is Exactly What I Wanted”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Emmy Nominee Lizzo

From her double gig on Saturday Night Live to her Amazon series (Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls) and her string of Emmy nominations to her latest hit album, Lizzo has been ubiquitous in 2022 — or, as she put it during a recent conversation with THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, “u-bitch-uitious.” The […]