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Showtime Cancels Its Advertising-Themed Comedy, Happyish

Following low ratings and no Emmy nominations

Another advertising-themed TV series is following Mad Men off the air. Showtime has canceled its comedy Happyish, the network has confirmed. The series, about a disillusioned ad exec (Steve Coogan), finished…

10 Celebs You Forgot Were on Dancing With the Stars

Evander Holyfield, Tucker Carlson had less-than-memorable moves

Fans of ABC's Dancing With the Stars have seen a lot of celebrities grace the stage over the reality show's 20 seasons, including Emmitt Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Kardashian and…

Ad of the Day: Cable Companies Are Playground Bullies in Hilarious Ads for Sling TV

Too real for comfort

Everyone knows cable companies can be total bullies, but pointing it out can still make for some pretty funny ads. SlingTV, the small-bundle Internet TV offering from Dish, is out with…

Caitlyn Jenner Hits All the Right Notes in the Moving 'I Am Cait'

New E! series premieres Sunday

As I Am Cait premieres Sunday night on E!, no one is feeling the pressure more than the show's star, Caitlyn Jenner. The eight-hour docuseries follows Caitlyn—formerly Bruce Jenner—as she…

Has Sharknado Jumped the Shark? 'Oh Hell No!' Ratings Drop 31%

But there will be a fourth installment

Syfy's Sharknado franchise finally seems to be losing its bite. Last night's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! drew 2.8 million viewers, including 1.1 million adults ages 18 to 49, according to…

Susanne Daniels Departs as MTV's Head of Programming to Join YouTube

Mina Lefevre, Lauren Dolgen to co-run cable network

Just hours after replacing the head of one music-themed network, Viacom did it again. Susanne Daniels, MTV's head of programming since 2012, has left the company to take on the role…

Mindy Kaling: Moving From a Major Network to Hulu Has Been 'Strange and Nice'

Getting creative freedom, not changing process

During The Mindy Project's first two seasons on Fox, the greatest cheerleader for Mindy Kaling's comedy was the network's then entertainment chief, Kevin Reilly. But when Reilly left Fox in…

Bill Simmons Is Headed to HBO, With a New Weekly Series in 2016

His multiplatform deal starts in October

Bill Simmons has settled on his post-ESPN job: He'll be taking his talents to HBO. Simmons has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with HBO, which includes a weekly series launching next…

Univision Deportes Brings Fantasy Soccer to the U.S.

New league based on Mexico's Liga MX

Univision Deportes is looking to capitalize on the burgeoning and lucrative world of fantasy sports, launching a fantasy soccer league in the U.S. Univision Deportes Fantasy marks the first time the…

To Stop Its Ratings Slide, VH1 Taps MTV2 and Logo's Chris McCarthy as GM

Replaces Tom Calderone, who left yesterday

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,…

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