Viola Davis Wins SAG Best Actress in a TV Drama
Viola Davis joined the exclusive club of second-timers with her repeat win as outstanding actress in a drama for her unscrupulous lawyer Annalise Keating in ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder.
Netflix Renews ‘Jessica Jones’ for Second Season
Netflix has announced that it has given a second season of 13 episodes to the series ‘Jessica Jones’ starring Krysten Ritter as a private detective with superhuman abilities.
‘Gravity Falls’ Finale Sets Disney XD Ratings Records
The series’ finale of Gravity Falls ranked as the #1 telecast in Disney XD’s history.
Disney Acquires 33% Stake in BAMTech for $1 Billion
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it is acquiring a 33% stake in BAMTech, a leading technology services and video streaming company previously formed by Major League Baseball (MLB). As part of the transaction, BAMTech was separated from MLB’s broader digital business, MLB Advanced Media.
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of Elena of Avalor
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of Elena of Avalor, the animated series that premiered last month. A spinoff from Sofia the First, it tells the story of Avalor’s princess Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and now must learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen.
Disney Channel to Release 120 Short Films Online
Starting today, The Disney Channel will be launching 12 original short-form movies on YouTube and Disney’s digital services. The 12 films — released under the banner Free Period — will roll out daily through Aug. 18. The clips range from the animated adventures of a pizza slice at Hamburger High to a ghost story with a dancing twist.
Anti-Lochte Protestors Disrupt DWTS Show
Two men were arrested Monday after police said they stormed the “Dancing With the Stars” stage during a live production and attempted to confront disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte.
Disney Channel Orders Third Season of ‘K.C. Undercover’
Disney Channel has ordered a third season of “K.C. Undercover,” the hit spy comedy/action series starring Zendaya. The actress and recording artist, whose longtime Disney Channel fans helped parlay her to superstardom, will resume production on the TV series in early 2017 after wrapping production on two feature films, “The Greatest Showman” and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”