or


[09/12/17 - 09:00 AM]
Production Team Announced for the "69th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards," to Be Broadcast Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS
Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert is set to host, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event.

[via press release from CBS]

PRODUCTION TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE "69TH PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 ON CBS

CBS and The Television Academy announced today the production team for the 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network. White Cherry founders Glenn Weiss (executive producer/director) and Ricky Kirshner (executive producer) will be joined by industry leaders Steve Bass, Dave Boone, Bob Dickinson, Sarah Levine Hall, Danette Herman, Rickey Minor and Rob Paine to produce the telecast. As previously announced, Chris Licht, executive producer of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, is a producer.

Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, is set to host, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning production designer Steve Bass has designed some of the most prestigious shows on television, including the "Academy Awards(R)," the "GRAMMY(R) Awards," the "Tony Awards(R)" and multiple "Emmy(R) Awards" productions. His company, Hasbas Entertainment, also provides design and creative direction for live productions.

Head writer Dave Boone has won two Emmy Awards for his work on the 63rd and 64th "Tony Awards" and has been nominated 11 times, including this year for the "70th Annual Tony Awards." Also, Boone has written for 11 "Academy Awards" telecasts, the "Kennedy Center Honors," "The Golden Globe(R) Awards," "The Academy of Country Music Awards," "The Screen Actors Guild Awards," "The Television Academy Honors" and "The Television Academy Hall of Fame."

During an accomplished career that spans decades, lighting designer Bob Dickinson has earned 20 Emmy Awards and is among the most recognized and respected lighting designers in the entertainment industry. Dickinson's credits include the "Academy Awards," the "Tony Awards," the "Golden Globe Awards" and the "GRAMMY(R) Awards." He has worked on numerous television shows, including "Conan" and "Duets," music specials for the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Celine Dion, U2, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, the television musicals "The Sound of Music Live!" and "Peter Pan Live!," and the "Super Bowl Halftime Show" a dozen times.

Sarah Levine Hall joins the Emmy Awards production team as coordinating producer for the first time. Hall has worked on multiple projects with White Cherry Entertainment, including the last 12 Tony Awards telecasts and the "Kennedy Center Honors." Also, her credits include the "Super Bowl Halftime Show," the "Democratic National Convention," "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," "Night of Too Many Stars" and many other televised events and specials.

An invaluable member of the Emmy Awards production team, Danette Herman serves as talent producer for the 28th year. Herman's credits include the "Kennedy Center Honors," "Academy Awards," "Tony Awards," "Producers Guild Awards," "The Peabody Awards" and "Hollywood Film Awards."

Rickey Minor is a composer and music director who has worked with such renowned recording artists as Whitney Houston, Adele, Keith Urban, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Usher and Beyoncé. His numerous television credits include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "American Idol" and the "Kennedy Center Honors." Additionally, he has worked on several major live events and award shows, including some of the most memorable Super Bowl and GRAMMY Awards performances. He has received seven Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles," "An Evening of Stars: A Tribute to Chaka Khan," "The 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards," "The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards," "Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House," "Stayin' Alive: A GRAMMY Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees" and "Taking The Stage: African American Music."

Supervising producer Rob Paine has more than 200 television credits to his name, earning six Emmy Award nominations and a 2012 Peabody Award. For more than 20 years, Paine has specialized in live, large-scale television events, including the "Academy Awards," the "Super Bowl Halftime Show," the "Kennedy Center Honors," political conventions, concerts and comedy specials.

About White Cherry Entertainment

Since partnering in 1999 to form White Cherry Entertainment, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have become one of the most sought-after and award-winning television producing teams in the world. White Cherry Entertainment specializes in creating compelling live events and translating that same energy to broadcast viewers at home. The company's wide-ranging credits include some of the most critically acclaimed and highest-rated television specials, stadium spectaculars, and events in recent memory. They are well known for producing the perennial award-winning "Tony Awards(R)" for the last 13 consecutive years, and also for producing the "Kennedy Center Honors," "NFL Opening Kickoff" specials and "Super Bowl Halftime Shows," the "Democratic National Convention," "The Daytime Emmy Awards," Presidential Inaugural Galas, the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular," and numerous others. In addition to the many shows they produce together, they have individually been involved as producer or director on many other big event programs, such as the "Academy Awards(R)," "Peter Pan Live!" and "Live from Lincoln Center," among others. To date, White Cherry Entertainment has won eight Emmy Awards, while Kirshner and Weiss have individually received an additional four Emmy Awards, seven Directors Guild Awards, a Peabody Award, and 36 Emmy Award nominations.

About the Television Academy

The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television's most coveted prize, the Primetime Emmy Award. For more information, please visit Emmys.com. For more information and updates on the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, visit Emmys.com and follow @TelevisionAcad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.





  [september 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/21/17 - 02:16 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Rolls Out Season 43 with Star-Studded 3-Week Lineup on Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14
Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani are on tap alongside the previously announced Ryan Gosling.

[09/21/17 - 01:08 PM]
Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley Join the Cast of Guillermo del Toro's "Trollhunters" for Season 2
In February, del Toro announced a second season of 13 episodes would debut in late 2017.

[09/21/17 - 01:01 PM]
Boxing's Heavyweight Resurgence Continues on Showtime(R)
The network announced today coverage of unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua's upcoming WBA and IBF world title defense against top-rated mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, October 28.

[09/21/17 - 11:00 AM]
Two-Time Tony Award Winner Matthew Broderick Cast as the Narrator in FOX's Live Musical Event, "A Christmas Story Live!," Airing Sunday, December 17, on FOX
As the narrator, Broderick will play the grown-up Ralphie Parker, who looks back with love and humor on his favorite childhood Christmas.

[09/21/17 - 11:00 AM]
David Lim Upped to Series Regular on New CBS Drama Series "S.W.A.T."
Lim portrays Victor Tan, a relatively new S.W.A.T. officer who made his name in the Hollywood division before advancing to the heights of the LAPD and Metro S.W.A.T.

[09/21/17 - 09:07 AM]
Netflix Has Picked Up "BoJack Horseman" for a Fifth Season
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary '90s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin' Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships.

[09/21/17 - 08:20 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Win Summer Finale Showdown
The Peacock holds off "Big Brother" on CBS and "MasterChef" on FOX.

[09/21/17 - 08:02 AM]
"Comic Book Men" Season 7 Premieres Sunday, October 22 at Midnight on AMC
Guests this season include Method Man, Robert Englund and more!

[09/21/17 - 08:01 AM]
"AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics" Will Premiere as a Two-Night Television Event on Sunday, November 12th at 11:00PM ET/PT and Monday, November 13th at 10:00PM ET/PT
The six-part one-hour documentary series takes a deeper look into the stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comic books.

[09/21/17 - 08:00 AM]
"Michael Jackson's Halloween," A New One-Hour Animated Special, to Be Broadcast Friday, Oct. 27 on CBS
The special will feature the voices of actors Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Alan Cumming, George Eads, Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons and Lucas Till.

[09/21/17 - 07:22 AM]
CMT Partners with Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges and Louisiana Calling in Statewide Push Encouraging Residents to Pursue Higher Education
Louisiana native and rising country star Courtney Cole was on-hand for the announcement, where she committed to return to her home state for an eight-stop community college tour in 2018.

[09/21/17 - 07:02 AM]
An All-New "The Great American Baking Show" Debuts This December on ABC
Ayesha Curry and Anthony "Spice" Adams will host the new season.

[09/21/17 - 06:10 AM]
Video: "Def Comedy Jam 25" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, Tracy Morgan, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Hughley and many more celebrate one of comedy's greatest institutions.

[09/20/17 - 02:45 PM]
Comedy Central Launches Global Podcast Network Featuring Brand Extensions of Comedy Central's Hit Franchises and New Original Content
Comedy Central's late night hit "The Jim Jefferies Show" will debut "The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast" today, and it will be available for download and streaming worldwide across Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and other digital platforms.

[09/20/17 - 01:18 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Nonfiction Limited Series "The Eleven" on Thursday, October 19 at 9PM ET/PT
The six-part limited series follows investigators as they reexamine the murders of 11 teenage girls after discovering a confession letter from current inmate and convicted murderer Edward Harold Bell.