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Past articles by Mónica:

What Metrics Matter Most? TV Industry Grapples With Ratings Shortcomings in Fast-Growing Content Landscape

This is the final installment in a five-part series examining the transformation of television as the industry prepares to celebrate the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19.  The rapid migration of TV viewers to streaming services and on-demand platforms has put added pressure on the need for transparent measurement standards at a time when Nielsen, […] → Read More

Dana Honor Exits Kapital Entertainment After Five Years

Dana Honor is exiting her role as an executive producer at Kapital Entertainment, Variety has learned. “I’ve had an incredible 5 years at Kapital and am so grateful to Aaron for his partnership,” Honor said. “I will greatly miss my Kapital family, but I’ve decided to take a much needed break to spend time with my […] → Read More

Revolt Against The Rich? ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Elite,’ More Deal With Changing Audience Opinions of the Uber-Wealthy

'Gossip Girl,' 'Elite' and more series must contend with changing audience opinions about the uber-wealthy and privileged. → Read More

Ebonee Noel, Karen LeBlanc, Yaani King Mondschein, Rance Nix to Star in OWN Series ‘Kings of Napa’

Ebonee Noel, Karen LeBlanc, Yaani King Mondschein and Rance Nix will star in OWN's upcoming drama 'The Kings of Napa.' → Read More

Peacock Orders 'Queer as Folk' Reboot from Creator Stephen Dunn

"Queer as Folk," the groundbreaking Russell T. Davies '90s TV show, will be reimagined by Stephen Dunn and Universal Cable Productions. → Read More

‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Star T’Nia Miller Among Five to Join Amazon Series ‘The Peripheral’

Adelind Horan, Charlotte Riley, Alex Hernandez have been cast in Amazon's "The Peripheral" from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films. → Read More

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Heads Back to ABC This Summer, Plus Three New Series and Returning Game Shows

“Bachelor in Paradise” and its sister spinoff series “The Bachelorette” are headed back to ABC this summer to enrapture fans with soaring romance and dating don’ts once again after the former took a hiatus due to the pandemic and the latter had a clunky, COVID-19-friendly split-season with two leads, Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams. Adams […] → Read More

Michaela Coel and Andra Day to be Honored at Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival

Harvey Guillen, Shalita Grant, Ian Alexander, Sherry Cola and Vico Ortiz will be honored as rising QTBIPOC acting stars at Outfest Fusion. → Read More

ViacomCBS International to Acquire WarnerMedia’s Chilevisión, Expanding Footprint in Latin America

ViacomCBS International will expand its presence in Latin America with Spanish-language content across platforms including Paramount Plus. → Read More

Pete Holmes to Play Pro Bowler in Untitled CBS Comedy Pilot

Comedian Pete Holmes will star as an aspiring Midwestern professional bowler in an untitled CBS comedy from CBS Television Studios and writer Mark Gross. → Read More

Nate Mann to Star in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s World War II Series ‘Masters of the Air’ at Apple

Mann will star with Austin Butler, Callum Turner and Anthony Boyle in the continuation of the “Band of Brothers"/"The Pacific" franchise. → Read More

Lee Daniels, Karin Gist Drama ‘Our Kind of People’ Given Script-to-Series Order at Fox

The show is inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class." It's set on Martha's Vineyard. → Read More

Sharon Osbourne Exits 'The Talk'

The co-host has departed the CBS talk show after coming under fire for supporting Piers Morgan and for alleged racist conduct on set. → Read More

How Amazon’s ‘Invincible’ TV Adaptation Hopes to Salve Superhero Fatigue

Amazon’s new hourlong adult animated drama from "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman wants to shake-up the oversaturated superhero genre. → Read More

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Executive Producer Inks Multiyear Pact With Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network

The "Uncle Grandpa" creator will develop and produce original animated programming for preschool, kids, adult and family audiences. → Read More

'Mr. Mayor' Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

NBC has renewed “Mr. Mayor” for a second season. The latest series penned and executive produced by dynamic comedy duo Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Vella Lovell, Mike Cabellon, Kyla Kennedy and Bobby Moynihan, opened to solid numbers on its Thursday night debut on Jan. 7, representing the network’s best […] → Read More

Warner Bros. TV Inks Deal With CEO of Yale’s Center for Policing Equity and JusticeRx

WBTV has established an exclusive multiyear pact with Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Center for Policing Equity co-founder and CEO. → Read More

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Alum Karen Robinson Among Five Cast in CW Nun Dramedy Pilot

Five have been confirmed as cast members of The CW's untitled millennial nun dramedy pilot, starring Caitlin Kinnunen and Bella Ortiz. → Read More

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Animators and ‘Summer Heights High’ Producers Form Princess Bento Studio

The animators behind "Bob's Burgers" and the producers behind "Summer Heights High" have formed Princess Bento Studio. → Read More

TV Ratings: Grammy Awards Hit New Lows in Early Numbers

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah and boasting powerhouse performers Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion, drew a scant audience for CBS. This year’s telecast was the lowest-rated in Grammys history in the early numbers.  Per Nielsen Live+Same Day fast-affiliate […] → Read More