TV News Roundup: Freeform Releases New Teaser for Mermaid Drama ‘Siren’ (Watch)Variety
In todayâs roundup, Freeform releases artwork and a new trailer for upcoming mermaid series âSiren,â and the â2018 American Music Awardsâ moves to Tuesday night.
Freeform released a new teaser trailer for its mermaid drama âSirenâ on Tuesday. Â The series premieres on March 29 with a special two-hour event. The drama stars Eline Powell, Alex Roe, and Fola Evans-Akingbola. Eric Wald and Dean White serve as executive producers. Watch the teaser below.
Jerry Seinfeld shared a first look of a new episode of âComedians in Cars Getting Coffeeâ on featuring Ellen DeGeneres on âThe Ellen Show.” Her episode and others will be available on Netflix later this year. Watch the preview below.
ABC and Dick Clark Productions announced that the â2018 American Music Awardsâ will move to Tuesday night. The live broadcast is set to air Oct. 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. ABC aired the show on Sunday last year.
Ovation will air the U.S. television premiere of âHamilton: One Shot To Broadway, An Unauthorized Documentaryâ on March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. The show is a story about the creation of the hip-hop musical. It is directed by Elio Espana and produced by Symettrica Entertainment Ltd.
Nerdist has partnered with Upright Citizens Brigade for a new original comedy series. The show will debut on Alpha, Legendary Digital Networksâ interactive streaming platform. The untitled hour-long program will run for 10 episodes and showcase up-and-coming comedic talent in sketches.
The Season 7 premiere of “Homeland”Â on SundayÂ drew 1.2 million viewers in the Nielsen Live+Same Day numbers, up 14 percent compared to the Season 6 premiere. Prior to that, the premiere of “Our Cartoon President” drew 522,000 viewers. An additional 332,000 viewers had previewed the show through sampling. ByÂ Sunday, another 1.6 million had watched on platforms like YouTube when the premiere was made available to watch starting on Jan. 28
Fox Television Stations has cut a deal with ITN Holdingsâ ProVantageX in an effort to upgrade the technology behind its advertising platforms. The new system will give the groupâs 28 stations greater flexibility to offer advanced advertising formats including programmatic deals and streamline the process of booking and tracking media buys. It is also designed to improve data-gathering efforts.
CBS Corporation named Mike Dean as senior vice president, advanced advertising and automation which is a newly created position. Dean will help oversee the companyâs advertising sales. He begins his job on Feb. 20.