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Past articles by Tony:

Who's Chris Licht? CNN's New Head Honcho, for One

And Stephen Colbert's outgoing showrunner, for another → Read More

Jennifer Coolidge to Return for ‘The White Lotus’ Season 2

Jennifer Coolidge is set to return for Season 2 of HBO’s “The White Lotus,” which began production in Sicily, Italy on Monday. Coolidge played Tanya McQuoid in Season 1. Tanya visited The White Lotus resort in Hawaii to spread her mother’s ashes. We say “in Season 1” there because Coolidge’s Season 2 role has yet to be announced. We asked an HBO rep specifically if she was reprising the Tanya… → Read More

Chris Licht to Take Over CNN Global as Chairman and CEO in Early May

David Zaslav calls Colbert producer “a true news person” → Read More

Watch Aretha Franklin's Granddaughter Audition for 'American Idol' (Video)

Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter Grace Franklin tried out for “American Idol” on Sunday, which made for one of the more memorable audition moments in show history. (And, yes, we know that’s saying something.) “I was really close with my grandma. I got to see her all the time. I used to travel with her a lot,” Grace told the panel. “I don’t think I could fully grasp that she was known worldwide… → Read More

'Dan Abrams Live' and 'NewsNation Prime' to Swap Time Slots

Dan goes to 9 p.m. and the country’s only live national primetime newscast moves up to 8 → Read More

From WWE 'SmackDown' to AEW 'Rampage': How Every Pro Wrestling Show Ranks in Ratings

Since “AEW: Rampage” launched on Aug. 13, 2021, the “Dynamite” companion series has averaged 612,000 total viewers; 329,000 of those were between the ages of 18 and 49. That’s good enough — or bad enough, really — for fifth place out of the six. The reigning pro-wrestling champion is WWE’s own Friday night show, “SmackDown” on broadcast network Fox, which has averaged 2.2 million total viewers… → Read More

Cinemark Returned to (Slight) Profitability in Final Quarter of 2021

Q4 net income of $5.7 million is a lot better than a loss → Read More

Warner Bros. Discovery Won’t Try to Win the Content ‘Spending War’

"Money doesn't score goals," Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels says → Read More

Discovery Ended 2021 With 22 Million Streaming Subscribers

Revenue and free cash flow rose in Q4 -- but so did expenses → Read More

Nielsen Adds Streaming Data From Connected TVs to Media Planning Service

But the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) isn't budging on its criticism of ratings company → Read More

Vanessa Bayer on How QVC Is Like 'SNL'

Vanessa Bayer says being on "SNL" is not wholly unlike doing QVC, where her "I Love That for You" character works. → Read More

Sherri Shepherd to Replace Wendy Williams on Daytime TV

Sherri Shepherd has officially been named as Wendy Williams’ daytime-TV replacement. The “Dish Nation” co-host and alum of “The View” has filled in for Williams as part of a rotating cast of guest hosts. She’ll now get her own talk show, starting in Fall 2022. “Sherri” will be distributed by Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury. It will take over the “Wendy Williams” time slot on Fox owned and operated… → Read More

Local TV Giant Tegna to Be Sold to Private Equity Firm in $5.4 Billion Deal

Soo Kim's Standard General affiliate will pay $24 per share in cash → Read More

Beijing Winter Olympics Sink 39% in TV Viewers From Pyeongchang

The Beijing Olympics, which held its closing ceremonies on Sunday, was also down in viewership from last summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Like Tokyo 2020/2021, the global COVID-19 pandemic impacted Beijing, where there again were pretty much no spectators allowed. That doesn’t help make the competition more watchable for viewers at home. Of course, the Summer Games are typically higher rated than the… → Read More

WWE's 'Corey & Carmella' Trailer Is Pretty Much Entirely About Sex (Exclusive Video)

WWE Superstars Corey Graves (well, he’s an announcer now) and Carmella would not have been suited for the company’s “PG Era,” which ran from July 2008 to March 2014. Frankly, the couple may even have been too risqué for the “Attitude Era.” Graves’ and Mella’s new 10-episode YouTube reality show, “Corey & Carmella,” is essentially all about their sex life, based on the trailer, which TheWrap… → Read More

‘Severance’ Breakout Trammell Tillman on Why the Break Room Isn’t Torture for Milchick

Severance actor Trammell Tillman talks about his take on Mr. Milchick's "Outtie" life and why the break room isn't torture for him. → Read More

George R. R. Martin Has Seen Rough Cuts of ‘House of the Dragon’ Episodes and Is ‘Loving Them’

"The writing, the directing, the acting all look terrific," the "Game of Thrones" author writes → Read More

John Landgraf on the (Monetary) Value of Knowing When to End a Great Show

FX chairman tells TheWrap what has been "flat out the best-scenario every single time" in his experience → Read More

'AHS' Season 11 Will Not Be a 'Double Feature' (Exclusive)

“American Horror Story” Season 11 will not be another “Double Feature,” FX Chairman John Landgraf told TheWrap on Thursday. “What I can tell you is that the concept for Season 11 is one story,” Landgraf said. “It actually takes place in different timelines but it’s one subject, one story, with a beginning, middle and an end, like many of the prior stories.” As for the already-ordered Seasons 12… → Read More

These Are the Most-Watched Shows on Each Broadcast Network This Season (So Far)

Including up to one week of delayed viewing where available → Read More