Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg go together like peanut butter and jelly, like milk and cookies, like chips and salsa, like a burger and fries. Basically, they're the duo we need in these dark and trying times.
It could be argued that 2016 is some kind of fever dream concocted in Willy Wonka's gondola tunnel. One of the things we all need to accept is that Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have collaborated to create a weekly "potluck dinner party" that will air on VH1. And we all need to be grateful.
Hours after Sean Atkins announced his departure as president of MTV, Viacom has named his replacement: Chris McCarthy, who already serves as president of two other Viacom networks, VH1 and Logo. McCarthy will continue his oversight of VH1 and Logo, and will report to Doug Herzog, president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group.
As Upfront season gets into full swing this week in New York, advertisers, marketers and network execs will come together in theaters across the city to talk fall TV: what's hot, what's not and just how much it's all worth.
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Breaking through the ad clutter to raise awareness of social issues and affect change can be challenging, but Viacom is aiming to do just that by projecting eye-opening statistics directly onto buildings in New York City.
Prolific television producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey never considered their programming to be underground—so fringe that only the cool kids would like it—when they launched a talk show starring the statuesque drag queen RuPaul and a docu-series about transgender college students nearly 20 years ago.
As it looks to turn its slipping ratings around, VH1 is turning to someone who has worked ratings magic for other Viacom cable networks. The network has tapped Chris McCarthy, who oversaw MTV2 and Logo TV, to be VH1's new gm. McCarthy replaces VH1's outgoing president, Tom Calderone, who announced yesterday that he was leaving the network.
In a development as predictable as Emmy voters snubbing The Americans again this year, the Parents Television Council has announced that it is really, really upset about the
When it comes to promoting the return of its nude dating competition series, Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps, VH1 has found that less—much less—is more.