Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Aretha’: Cynthia Erivo Is Singing All Her Songs Live to Camera

Taking a page out of Netflix’s playbook, National Geographic will premiere “Genius: Aretha” just before the Emmy qualifying deadline. “Genius” Season 3, starring Cynthia Erivo as the legendary musician, has set a Memorial Day 2020 release date, debuting four episodes on consecutive nights starting Monday, May 25. Those four episodes are key. Emmy rules require

‘The Plot Against America’: How Zoe Kazan’s Family Legacy Impacted HBO’s Alt-History Series

Zoe Kazan left Television Critics Association members speechless during an HBO panel on “The Plot Against America” at the TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena Wednesday. The actress and granddaughter of Elia Kazan recalled her family’s legacy and the influence of her grandfather’s filmography while working on the upcoming HBO alt-history series, which documents

Showtime Touts Subscriber Growth, Teases ‘Halo,’ and Sets Final Season of ‘Shameless’ — TCA 

“Shameless” is getting an eleventh and final season, “Work in Progress” and “The L Word: Generation Q” will both get second seasons, and Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief looks exactly like Master Chief from the Xbox video game. It was a busy morning for ViacomCBS’s premium cable network, whose co-presidents Gary Levine and Jana Winograde

NBC Announces Dwayne Johnson Comedy and Jimmy Fallon-Led Musical Variety Series

NBC’s slate of upcoming television shows includes “Young Rock,” a comedy about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s childhood, and a Jimmy Fallon-led musical variety series titled “That’s My Jam.” NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy discussed a variety of the network’s new and returning series during the network’s executive session at the Television Critics Association’s 2020 Winter

Paula Kerger Discusses New Suite of Women-Led PBS Projects — TCA

For its 50th anniversary, PBS is painting a portrait of America through diverse stories and several features on inspirational women. PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger discussed the network’s upcoming year during Friday morning’s executive session at the Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press tour in Pasadena. Chief among PBS projects is “PBS American Portrait,”

FX Delays ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ Predicts Even More TV in 2020

FX’s release of “Impeachment: American Crime Story” will no longer coincide with the 2020 election. Citing executive producer Ryan Murphy’s busy schedule, FX Networks and FX Productions Chairman John Landgraf said the original release date of September 27, 2020 is no longer “reasonable.” He also unveiled his annual tally of the total number of original