[12/09/10 - 09:08 AM]
Exclusive: Science Channel Acquires Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant's "An Idiot Abroad" By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Science Channel has acquired the broadcast rights to "An Idiot Abroad," a travel documentary series featuring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington.
The eight-episode series, which bowed on the U.K.'s Sky1 earlier this year, will be highlighted during the Discovery sibling's portion of the TCA Winter Press Tour next month in anticipation of its premiere, tentatively set for Friday, January 21.
"Abroad," in the vein of HBO's "The Ricky Gervais Show," tracks "idiot" Pilkington as he travels to famous sites around the world - Chichen Itza in Mexico, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Giza Pyramid Complex in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, Petra in Jordan and the Taj Mahal in India - with Merchant and Gervais monitoring his progress back in London.
Here's the original trailer from Sky1:
[12/18/17 - 11:21 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere Two-Night Special Documentary Event "Waco: Madman or Messiah" Beginning Sunday, January 28 at 9PM ET/PT Pulled from the archives of never-before broadcast audio and rare video footage, recovered from 247 FBI negotiation tapes, viewers will hear directly from late cult leader David Koresh himself and nine surviving members of the Branch Davidian sect.
[12/18/17 - 11:15 AM]
Showtime(R) Elects "Our Cartoon President" to Premiere on Sunday, February 11 at 8 PM ET/PT The network will give viewers an early preview of the series, making the first episode available across multiple platforms online and On Demand on Sunday, January 28.
[12/18/17 - 10:30 AM]
"NCIS: Los Angeles" Star LL Cool J to Host the New One-Hour Special "MVP: Most Valuable Performer," Live Thursday, Jan. 25 on CBS The MVP contest began December 1 with the first videos of the 32 participating players available online at si.com/mvp for fans to watch and vote for their favorite performer.
[12/18/17 - 10:09 AM]
"Giada Entertains" Returns for Third Season on Sunday, January 7th at 11AM ET/PT on Food Network From a menu of international dishes to game day and Giada's own second annual film festival party, the 13-episode series is packed with ideas on how to throw unforgettable get-togethers.
[12/18/17 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Corporation Licenses Off-Network Syndication Rights for "NCIS: New Orleans" to TNT TNT has the rights to the first three seasons of the acclaimed drama starring Scott Bakula and each subsequent season after the drama has aired on CBS Network.
[12/18/17 - 09:36 AM]
Video: Super Trailer - VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" The series is the newest installment of cable's #1 unscripted franchise and will delve into Miami's rich Latinx culture, highlighting the hip-hop, Latin and reggaeton music scenes.
[12/18/17 - 09:03 AM]
Ovation TV Shows Viewers the Love This February with Star-Studded Month of Artful Series and Movie Premieres Throughout the month, Ovation will debut season 11 of "The Artful Detective" and new series "X Company," plus the broadcast premieres of indie films "Marjorie Prime" and "Manifesto."
[12/18/17 - 08:29 AM]
Homicide Bureau Attorney Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi Takes Viewers Inside the Fight for Justice in Investigation Discovery's New Series "True Conviction" The season premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00/10:00c before moving in subsequent weeks to its regular timeslot of Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c.
[12/18/17 - 08:26 AM]
NBCUniversal Acquires Rights to Stream "Sunday Night Football" to All Mobile Devices Although NBC Sports Digital has been streaming "Sunday Night Football" to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs for years, the 2018 season will mark the first time it will have rights to stream to mobile phones.
[12/18/17 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers Another NBC Victory The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.
[12/18/17 - 08:02 AM]
Warm Up This Winter with MTV's "Siesta Key" Returning January 15th at 10:00 PM ET/PM Picking up right where it left off, the group of young friends wraps up summer before diving into a whole new pool of drama in the fall.
[12/18/17 - 07:00 AM]
Sheila Nevins, Longtime President of HBO Documentary and Family Programming, to Leave the Network in Early 2018 "The word legend is often thrown around loosely in our business, but in Sheila's case it actually applies," says HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler.
[12/18/17 - 06:32 AM]
Video: "Bright: The Action" - Will Smith in Netflix's Action-Packed Feature Film Bright In this brand new featurette, the fearless cast discuss shooting the movie's mind-blowing action sequences and more!
[12/18/17 - 06:01 AM]
BET Networks Unlocks the Doors to "BET's Mancave" - a New Original Late-Night Talk Series from Executive Producer Steve Harvey and Truly Original Premiering Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 PM ET/PT The 12-episode weekly half-hour series features the award-winning journalist and series creator Jeff Johnson along with three other outspoken men kicking back and getting transparent about today's hot-button topics.
[12/17/17 - 08:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Top Demos; CBS Leads Viewers "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" and "UFC on FOX" lead the night among adults 18-49.