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TBS is going back to the island this summer.
Season 2 of the network’s survival comedy Wrecked will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, June 20 at 10/9c.
In the half-hour series — which stars Zach Cregger (About a Boy) and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), among others — a group of airplane passengers are stranded on an uninhabited island without modern comforts like indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi and Chipotle.
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Sprout is expanding its reach. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s preschool network is rebranding to become Universal Kids, extending its audience to 2-11 year olds with content to include DreamWorks Animation Television series, unscripted entertainment, live action scripted originals, along with international hits. Universal Kids goes live on September 9, kicking off with the launches of Emmy-winning series All Hail King Julien and DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk,… »
Chica, the anthropomorphic chicken who has delighted children on NBCUniversal’s kiddie-cable network Sprout for the past few years, is getting a refurbished coop.
The Comcast-owned media conglomerate said Monday it would in September rechristen the network as Universal Kids, and work to make the network home to a range of content from Dreamworks Animation, which it acquired last August for approximately $3.8 billion. The company said the network would continue to utilize the Sprout name and work toward reaching a preschool audience, even as it broadened its programming to lure kids between 2 and 11 as well as their parents.
“We see enormous potential to grow our audience in this space and create the Universal Kids platform for families to experience together,” said Frances Berwick, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Lifestyle Networks President, in a prepared statement. “NBCUniversal is invested in the kids and family business, and the company believes in working together – we will benefit from promotion across our portfolio »
- Brian Steinberg
3 items from 2017