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Ancestry’s Latest Big-Pitch Commercial Streamed On Pluto, Paramount+

One of the commercials running on the streaming-video site Pluto is big enough to look just like one of its many content selections. Rather than break up a…

Nielsen, Amazon Strike Three-Year Pact to Measure ‘Thursday Night Football’

The NFL’s “” may be moving to Amazon, but it’s going to be measured as if it were still playing on traditional TV. Nielsen and Amazon have struck…

Showrunners Behind Abortion Safety Protocols Letters Speak Out for the First Time, Reveal Second Letter to the Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

The coalition of television showrunners and creators who’ve mobilized in recent weeks around the pressing issue of abortion safety protocols on set have now sent a second letter…

Paramount+ to Be Bundled With Walmart+ Membership Program

Walmart reached a deal with Paramount Global to include the Paramount+ streaming service as part of the retailing giant’s Walmart+ membership program starting in September. The Paramount+ Essential…

Nexstar to Acquire 75% of the CW Network From Paramount Global, Warner Bros. Discovery

Nexstar Media Group revealed Monday it is set acquire a 75% majority stake in the CW Network from Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery, more than six months…

‘Bullet Train’ Repeating on Top as August Box Office Slows Down

“Bullet Train” is maintaining the top slot at the box office this weekend, fending off the newcomers “Fall” and “Mack and Rita,” as well as the expanding slasher-comedy…

Amazon Freevee Reveals ‘High School’ Premiere Date and Teaser (TV News Roundup)

Amazon Freevee has released the first teaser trailer of “High School,” set to premiere Oct. 14 on the streamer. Based on the 2019 memoir of the same name…

Awards HQ August 12 BONUS EDITION: Final Emmy Voting Has Started! Exclusive Host Chat with Kenan Thompson; Variety Talk Conundrum; More!

AWARDS CIRCUIT COLUMN: As More Late Night Shows Disappear, TV Academy Will Have to Figure Out Its Variety Series Conundrum Soon As the number of major late-night shows…

Lionsgate Will Mandate Abortion Safety Protocols for Employees, CEO Says in Memo (EXCLUSIVE)

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer — in his regular weekly letter to the staff — has vowed that the company will prioritize and protect the reproductive rights of its…

‘Dr. Phil’ Lays Off 25 Staffers As the Daytime Talk Show Returns For Season 21 (EXCLUSIVE)

“Dr. Phil” is downsizing. The long-running daytime talk show, which returns in September for its 21st season, resumed production this month with 25 fewer staffers. The employees, who…

Spectrum Originals to Shutdown as Charter Gets Out of Scripted Programming

Charter is phasing out Spectrum Originals as the cable provider moves out of the original scripted series space, Variety has confirmed. The move comes after it was reported…

Paramount+ Sets September Italy Launch – Global Bulletin

STREAMING Streamer Paramount+ will arrive Sept. 15 in Italy with some 8,000 hours of content spanning all genres at launch. Paramount originals available at launch include “The Offer,”…