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Nickelodeon Buys Garfield; Davis Will Continue Comic Strip

Nickelodeon Buys Garfield; Davis Will Continue Comic Strip

Another famous comic character has become the property of a corporation. Viacom Inc. today announced that they have purchased Paws, Inc., the multimedia empire of cartoonist Jim Davis, along with the rights to his most famous creation, Garfield, along with the less popular U.S. Acres, which has fallen in prominence in recent years since star […]

Tyler Perry Teams with Viacom for BET Plus

Tyler Perry is one of the busiest people working in show business, and he’s about to get even busier. Perry has inked a deal with Viacom that will see the incredibly prolific filmmaker’s library of television shows and movies added to BET’s stable of programming. The new service will be called BET Plus, and will […]

'Doctor Who': PlutoTV, BBC Bringing Free Classic 'Who' to Service

‘Doctor Who’: Pluto TV, BBC Bring Classic ‘Who’ to Free Streaming Service

Because in the future, everyone gets a streaming service… Pluto TV has announced a major new content deal with BBC Studios that gives the Viacom-owned free streamer access to nearly 1,000 episodes of BBC shows – including 200 Classic Doctor Who episodes. Pluto TV is an ad-supported streaming service that boasts approximately 15 million customers and […]

‘Star Trek’: CBS, Nickelodeon Looking to Develop Animated Series

Ever since Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman signed a five-year deal with CBS Television Studios to oversee all Star Trek television properties, the Star Trek  universe has seen some major expansion. With four Star Trek-related television shows currently announced or in development, Variety is reporting Nickelodeon is in negotiations with CBS TV Studios to develop a Star Trek animated kids television show. […]

Nickelodeon Renews ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Before Premiere, 4 More

Looks like our Heroes in a Half-Shell have another excuse to shovel down some slices, as Nickelodeon has ordered a 26-episode second season of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ahead of its debut on Monday, September 17th. But the good news didn’t end there: during Viacom’s presentation at today’s Television Critics Association (TCA), the network also […]

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Viacom Reviving Rugrats: New TV Series and “Live-Action” Feature Film

Yet another entry into the revival column is coming, and it’ll hit you right in the Nickelodeon ’90s kid feels. Viacom is reviving Rugrats, the animated series featuring babies and toddlers going on adventures. There will be an already greenlit 26-episode new tv series on Nickelodeon. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica are returning, as […]

‘Heathers’ Reboot Scrapped at Paramount Network; Viacom Shopping Series Elsewhere

If you were holidng your breathe for the Paramount Network‘s Heathers reboot, you might as well start breathing again before you turn bluer than Heather Chandler on a drain cleaner cocktail. The network has decided to pull the modern series retelling of the 1980’s cult hit film; though based on The Hollywood Reporter‘s initially exclusive reporting, Viacom […]

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Report: Les Moonves Could Leave CBS One Day After ComicBook.com Purchase

Just one day after the world learned that CBS had purchased Ariel Winter boob article emporium ComicBook.com, a new report suggests friction could lead to the departure of CBS CEO Les Moonves. According to THR, Moonves is gripped in a desperate struggle against Shari Redstone, Vice Chairman of CBS and Viacom and daughter of billionaire […]

Waco: Paramount Network Releases New, Weinstein-less Trailer

Less than two months after the release of the limited series’ first trailer, the Paramount Network has released a second trailer for Waco. Now while we definitely get some new scenes from the miniseries to chew on, there’s also a major difference that you might not realize at first viewing. Unlike the first trailer, the […]

Chinese Investors Want Hollywood To Stop Making Crappy Movies

Initiating a bold economic strategy that could change the way Hollywood does business, Chinese financiers have reportedly asked movie industry executives to stop making terrible movies that bomb at the box office. According to a report from spice-of-life-themed entertainment website Variety, top Viacom executives have flown to China in order to reassure Chinese film company […]

The Shannara Chronicles Is Changing Networks

The Shannara Chronicles are moving as part of a Viacom restructuring. The second season of the fantasy adaptation of Terry Brooks work is moving from it’s season one home of MTV to their sister station Spike which is going to be re-branded to the Paramount Network. The 10-episode second season will pick up one years […]

Deadpool To Take Over Viacom Networks In Ad Stunt

The Wrap reports Deadpool is coming to Viacom‘s cable networks next week in a big ad push. Taking over an hour of programming on eight of the company’s networks, the stunt will be positioned as Deadpool offering viewers “commercial-free” entertainment. Television analysts are calling the event rare, but a good way to counter the “waning” […]

Another Spongebob Movie To Spearhead Paramount’s New Animation Efforts

How is Spongebob Squarepants doing these days? I still feel fondly towards the little… square… sponge… but I certainly haven’t seen his show in some time. The last time I met an actual, professed fan of the show was a good number of years ago, and I think that young man has probably doubled his […]

Did The Parent Companies Of Marvel And DC Create The Piracy They Now Condemn?

There’s a conspiracy theory going around courtesy of one Mike Mozart that alleges that the very backers of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation actually created the very piracy they are now trying to combat, as some nefarious money making/power grabbing scam. And while I think that is a little too much in the direction […]