The broadcast networks aren't the only ones rolling out most of their comedies when the new TV season kicks off in September. Amazon will debut four of its comedies, including the third season of Transparent, that same month.
Just two and a half years ago, Amazon Studios did not exist as a streaming service. But since then, Amazon has slowly but surely built up a stable of original series. Last fall, it took a big leap forward in legitimacy, and it began to finally match the quality of Netflix's shows thanks to Transparent, which landed 11 Emmy nominations and became Amazon's signature series.
Amazon's streaming video service—part of Amazon Prime—may lag far behind Netflix when it comes to popularity, but CEO Jeff Bezos' company says it cares more about the quality of the shows than the number of people who watch them.
Woody Allen is headed to the small screen. Amazon said Tuesday that it has green-lit the first season of a new television series created by the Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter. The Untitled Woody Allen Project will be a half-hour series available on Prime Instant Video in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. No other details were revealed.
MSNBC on Monday announced its new daytime lineup, shifting Andrea Mitchell out of the 1 p.m. time slot in favor of newcomer Ronan Farrow.
NBC on Sunday posted a 10-year high with its presentation of the 71st Golden Globe Awards, and if the half-hour ratings are anything to go by, the night’s most compelling stars were returning hosts Tina Fey and Amy P