USA Network’s “Temptation Island” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 PM ET/PT





USA Network’s “Temptation Island” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship.
[via press release from USA]
USA NETWORK’S “TEMPTATION ISLAND” RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT

· “Temptation Island” returns for season three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network.

· Mark L. Walberg returns as host.

· Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship. Joined by 24 sexy single men and women looking to find everlasting love, these couples must decide whether to commit to a lifetime together – or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles looking to find “the one.”

Meet the four couples:

*Singles to be announced at later date.

ERICA WASHINGTON (24) & KENDAL KIRKLAND (26)

CURRENT CITY: Los Angeles, CA

ERICA: Personal Assistant

KENDAL: Business Owner

DATING: 2 Years

Erica and Kendal have been dating for two and half years and while she is confident that he is the man for her, Kendal still questions if Erica is the one. As a successful business owner, Kendal wants a partner who can keep up with him personally and professionally but he has concerns whether she fits into his future. Meanwhile, Erica feels underappreciated in the relationship and hopes this experience brings them one step closer to an engagement and proves to Kendal that the grass isn’t always greener. Temptation Island is an opportunity for Kendal to test the waters and determine if there is a woman out there who could possibly live up to his high standards or if he should finally get down on one knee.

ERIN SMITH (24) & COREY SOBCZYK (25)

CURRENT CITY: San Diego, CA ERIN: Behavioral Therapist

COREY: Concierge Manager

DATING: 1.5 Years

Erin and Corey have been dating for 1.5 years and although their relationship started strong, cracks in the foundation have begun to form. A former pro-soccer player, Erin is used to dating professional athletes and has a bad habit of comparing every guy she dates to her ex-boyfriends. Corey feels belittled and underappreciated by Erin and has lost his swagger and confidence. Afraid of settling, Erin feels something is lacking in their relationship and hopes this experiment will bring her more clarity, while Corey hopes to prove to Erin that he’s the man for her and is better than her exes.

KRISTEN RAMOS (26) & JULIAN ALLEN (26)

CURRENT CITY: Sewell, NJ

KRISTEN: Physical Therapist

JULIAN: Personal Trainer

DATING: 11 Years

High school sweethearts, Kristen and Julian have been together for 11 years. Although they have been dating for longer than most couples, something is keeping them from taking the next step in their relationship. Julian has cheated twice and fully owns his mistakes, but he wonders if there will ever be a time when Kristen no longer holds his indiscretions against him. Although Julian might be ready to propose, he’s terrified that if he does, he may not get the answer he wants. Kristen is also unsure if her hesitation about moving forward with the relationship is about her inability to let go of the past, or fear of embracing the future. Will Temptation Island help them overcome their hesitation or will it make them realize that, even after all this time, they just aren’t meant to be?

CHELSEA ORCUTT (29) & THOMAS GIPSON (37)

CURRENT CITY: West Hollywood, CA

CHELSEA: Marketing Coordinator

THOMAS: Investment Trader

DATING: 1 Year

Introduced by a mutual friend, Thomas started dating Chelsea after he slid into her DMs. Together for over a year, they both agree that when they are alone, it’s smooth sailing, but anytime they’re in a social situation, Thomas’ natural charm and flirtatious nature kick in and Chelsea’s jealousy and possessiveness go through the roof. Thomas has been commitment-phobic in the past. In fact, Chelsea is his first genuinely serious relationship and there’s no question that his history feeds into her insecurities. Although Thomas wants to put Chelsea’s fears of infidelity to rest, he also wants her to learn to accept him for the social, outgoing person he is, rather than expecting him to dim his light. Will Chelsea’s worst fears come true on Temptation Island?

“Temptation Island” is produced by Banijay Studios North America. David Goldberg, Dan Morando and Trifari Williams are executive producers.

About Banijay Studios North America

David Goldberg launched Banijay Studios North America (BSNA) in April, 2014, after pioneering the reality TV genre with hits including “Deal or No Deal,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Fear Factor,” “Steve Harvey” and “Wipeout,” among others. Headquartered in Los Angeles, BSNA creates original content for network, cable, syndication and streaming, and develops successful Banijay formats for the U.S. market. BSNA original primetime competition series include Child Support (ABC), with Ricky Gervais, hosted by Fred Savage and Don’t (ABC) with Ryan Reynolds, hosted by Adam Scott. The studio’s iconic international hit formats include Temptation Island (USA) and Wife Swap (Paramount Network).

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming group, which consists of NBC, the portfolio’s six cable entertainment networks (Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA) and Peacock. NBCUniversal Television and Streaming is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.



USA Network Sets January Premieres for Season Two of “Straight Up Steve Austin” and “The Rev”





USA Network Sets January Premieres for Season Two of “Straight Up Steve Austin” and New Family Docu-Comedy “The Rev”
They’ll be joined by new episodes of “Chrisley Knows Best,” currently in its eighth season.
[via press release from USA]
USA NETWORK SETS JANUARY PREMIERES FOR SEASON TWO OF “STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN” AND NEW FAMILY DOCU-COMEDY “THE REV”

“Straight Up Steve Austin” Season Two Premieres Monday, January 11 at 11pm ET/PT Featuring Candid Celebrity Conversations with Bert Kreischer, Brett Favre, Charlotte Flair, Ice-T, Joel McHale, Luke Combs, Steve-O and Tiffany Haddish

NEW YORK – Dec. 14, 2020 – USA Network is set to bring audiences straight up good times and family fun in the new year as the network unveiled January premiere dates for three of its unscripted series, including the return of the breakout hit “Straight Up Steve Austin” for its second season on Monday, January 11 at 11pm ET/PT; new episodes of the favorite series “Chrisley Knows Best” on Thursday, January 21 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately followed by the launch of the new family docu-comedy “The Rev” premiering at 10:30pm ET/PT.

SERIES INFORMATION AND ASSETS:

“STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN”

SEASON TWO PREMIERES MONDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 11pm ET/PT

In “Straight Up Steve Austin,” WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and a celebrity guest get real, heading out to different cities across America to take part in one-of-a-kind adventures, while swapping stories about their lives and careers. It’s a unique twist on the standard interview show, with no studio, no couch and no cue cards — just a straight up good time and good old-fashioned American fun. Season one was 2019’s #1 new unscripted cable series for men between the ages of 18-49 and 25-54.*

Second season guests include stand-up comedian and one of this generation’s best storytellers Bert Kreischer, NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre, WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair, hip hop icon and actor Ice-T, award-winning country musician Luke Combs, acclaimed comedian, actor and host Joel McHale, “Jackass” prankster Steve-O, and producer and Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish.

The series is produced by Line by Line Media and executive produced by Steve Austin, Dave Barsky, Deb Cullen, Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger.

Social: #StraightUpSteveAustin

“CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST”

NEW EPISODES RETURN THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 10:00pm ET/PT

Season eight of “Chrisley Knows Best” continues to follow the entertaining life of outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family. Always by Todd’s side is his loving wife Julie, their charming, strong-willed children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, darling granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s beloved mother, Nanny Faye. Throughout the rest of this season, the family antics don’t stop as Todd and Chase gear up for a road trip, Nanny Faye packs her bags for a sizzling ‘seniors cruise,’ Todd goes on a mission to prove to Julie that he ‘still has it’ after 25 years of marriage, Grayson has dreams of becoming a storm chaser, and Savannah plans her next exciting personal and professional steps.

“Chrisley Knows Best” is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

Social: #ChrisleyKnowsBest

“THE REV”

SERIES PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 10:30pm ET/PT

In this hilarious, melodic and inspirational new series, there’s never a dull moment in the world of larger-than-life Pastor Richard Hartley. When he isn’t preaching and inspiring his congregation at his Long Island, NY church, he’s dealing with his rambunctious and loving family… all while utilizing his musical skills to make the church’s choir top notch. Having spent years travelling the globe working with incredible choirs and A-list musicians, Richard is now focused on his hometown choir and, with the help of his wife Stacey, trying to get his millennial children, Judea and Jordan, out of the house so that they can build their own dreams.

“The Rev,” which consists of eight half-hour episodes, is produced by This is Just a Test, with Aengus James, Colin King Miller and Jen McClure-Metz executive producing.

Social: #TheRev

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

*Source: Nielsen L3 (000), 12/30/18-11/19/19, M-Su 6p-12a, 6+ telecasts



VOLITION™ BEAUTY AND NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING UNVEIL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP





VOLITION™ BEAUTY AND NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING UNVEIL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

USA Network Star Maryse Mizanin is First Beauty Innovator Under New Deal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 11, 2020—Volition™, the maker of clean, cruelty-free, crowd-sourced skincare products, today announced it has entered a multi-year beauty product development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Over the course of the partnership, select talent from across the division will have the opportunity to become Volition “Innovators,” working hand-in-hand with brand chemists and creatives to bring unique skincare SKUs to market under the Volition label. The first such Innovator is Maryse Mizanin, WWE Superstar and star of USA Network’s Miz & Mrs., who has co-created the new Volition Yaupon Tea Glow-Awakening Moisturizer launching November 2020, $39.

“NBCUniversal is always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with our audience, and this partnership with Volition will not only deepen our engagement with consumers but also allow our talent to authentically introduce products to their passionate fanbase,” said Ellen Stone, Executive Vice President, Cable Brand Strategy and Consumer Engagement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “There is no better example of this winning combination than with Maryse and Volition – together they will reach her health-conscious followers and their beauty-forward clientele as they experience the entire product launch throughout the upcoming season of Miz & Mrs.”

When co-founders Brandy Hoffman and Patricia Santos created Volition, their vision was a line of “never before seen” products that are conceived based on consumer ideas. This first NBCUniversal collaboration embodies that vision as Mizanin brought Yaupon tea to the attention of Volition when she sought a natural caffeine source for her diet and her skin. “We’re thrilled to kick off with Maryse, as she is actively engaged with an audience that cares about beauty and can organically amplify our reach.” Volition currently engages with a digital community of approximately 550,000 users and expects that number to grow significantly over the course of the new deal. “We believe this partnership can revolutionize the way in which brands and talent work together, as we set out to generate great undiscovered beauty ideas,” says Hoffman of the future with NBCUniversal talent and expanded brand offerings from Volition. “This is just the beginning.”

Miz & Mrs. premieres Thursday, November 12 at 10:30pm ET on USA. Yaupon Tea Glow-Awakening Moisturizer launches that same day (11/12) on volitionbeauty.com and will retail at Sephora.com and Neiman Marcus beginning January 2021.

For Volition press inquiries, interview requests and more information contact Kate Sklar at kate@katesklarpr.com or visit www.volitionbeauty.com.



‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ AND ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURN TO USA NETWORK





‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ AND ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURN TO USA NETWORK FOR BACK-TO-BACK FALL PREMIERES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12


Two of America’s favorite families, the Chrisleys and the Mizanins, are back in action – serving up the Southern ‘sass’ and packing a ‘punch’ this November on USA Network.

At 10:00 PM ET/PT on Thursday, November 12, kicking off the second half of the eighth season, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST continues to follow the entertaining life of outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family. Always by Todd’s side is his loving wife Julie, their charming, strong-willed children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, darling granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s beloved mother, Nanny Faye. In the upcoming season, the family antics don’t stop as Todd and Chase gear up for a road trip, Nanny Faye packs her bags for a sizzling ‘seniors cruise,’ Todd goes on a mission to prove to Julie that he ‘still has it’ after 25 years of marriage, Grayson works on being a ‘perfect son,’ and Savannah plans her next exciting personal and professional steps!

Then, at 10:30 PM ET/PT on Thursday, November 12, the second half of season two of MIZ AND MRS premieres. MIZ AND MRS gives an exclusive glimpse into the A-List lifestyle of married WWE® Superstars, The Miz®, Maryse™ and their eccentric family. The hilarious “It” family has moved back to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and things will never be the same. Shortly after the move, Mike and Maryse welcomed their second daughter, introducing them to the joys and challenges of becoming parents of two. With a newly retired grandfather taking full advantage of an available guest room, there is never a dull moment in the Mizanin household.

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

MIZ AND MRS is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions, Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan, Russell Jay Staglik serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Howie Miller serves as showrunner and executive producer. Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser serve as executive producers for WWE. The Miz (Michael Mizanin) and Maryse (Maryse Mizanin) are also executive producers.



USA NETWORK’S ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ SMASH HIT SEASON 8 CONTINUES WITH RATINGS HIGHS





USA NETWORK’S ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ SMASH HIT SEASON 8 CONTINUES WITH RATINGS HIGHS

— Reality Series Averages More Than 2.2 Million Viewers Across All Platforms; Most Recent Episode Was Highest Rated in More Than a Year —

–First Half of Season 8 Finales Next Thursday, September 3–

NEW YORK, NY — August 27, 2020 – America can’t get enough of the Chrisleys! Since its Season 8 debut on July 9, the successful unscripted family series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is averaging an impressive 2.27 million viewers across platforms and has grown more than 4% over Season 7. Additionally, the most recent episode of the series, “Everlasting Todd,” which aired Thursday, August 20, was the highest rated telecast of the series in more than a year.

The show, helmed by outspoken patriarch, Todd Chrisley, continues to be USA Network’s #1 original program year-to-date in P18-49 and #1 for USA digital across key metrics. This season, Todd and the wild antics of his entire family handily beats the nearest competition, topping A&E by 19% and WE by 32% and HGTV by 70% on Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT.

On the newest episode of the show, “Let’s Talk About Sex, Grayson,” airing tonight, Thursday August 27, at 9PM ET/PT on USA, Todd’s young son Grayson is acting out in ways that are truly testing his mother Julie Chrisley. And, the ever-scheming and delightfully loveable Nanny Faye finds herself involved in a pyramid scheme.

The first half of Season 8 finales on Thursday, September 3. Past seasons are also available on VOD. Additionally, the series is now available to stream for free on Peacock, and continues to make successful additional runs on Bravo and E!.

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

About USA Network:

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.



NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Places Cross-Platform Straight-to-Series Order for “Joe Exotic”





NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Places Cross-Platform Straight-to-Series Order for “Joe Exotic,” Starring Kate McKinnon
The limited series event will roll out across NBCU’s scripted entertainment platforms – NBC, Peacock and USA.
[via press release from NBC]
NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING PLACES CROSS-PLATFORM STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER FOR ‘JOE EXOTIC,’ STARRING KATE McKINNON

· NBCUniversal Television and Streaming announced straight-to-series order for UCP’s adaptation JOE EXOTIC (working title).

· The limited series event will roll out across NBCU’s scripted entertainment platforms – NBC, Peacock and USA.

· Etan Frankel (“Sorry for Your Loss,” “Shameless”) is set to pen the limited series via his overall deal with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

· As previously announced, the series will star Emmy Award winner Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), who will also executive produce.

· JOE EXOTIC is written and executive produced by Frankel. McKinnon will executive produce along with Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy and Aaron Hart.

· Based on the Wondery Podcast of the same name, JOE EXOTIC is a limited series based on true events following Carole Baskin (McKinnon), a big cat enthusiast, who learns that when fellow exotic animal lover Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel is breeding and using his big cats for profit, she sets out to shut down his venture, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own and when the claws come out, Joe will stop at nothing to expose what he sees as her hypocrisy. The results prove dangerous.

· The role of Joe “Exotic” Schreibvogel has not yet been cast.

· Listen to Wondery’s JOE EXOTIC podcast here: https://wondery.com/shows/joe-exotic/

MORE INFORMATION:

· Frankel, who will write and executive produce UCP’s limited series “Evel,” recently finished co-showrunning the second season of the critically acclaimed “Sorry for Your Loss,” starring Elizabeth Olsen. Previously, he wrote and produced the first seven seasons of “Shameless.” Additional television credits include “Get Shorty,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Friday Night Lights.” He has been nominated for two Writers Guild Awards. On the stage, Frankel’s play “Create Fate” was produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and directed by Christopher Ashley. He is the recipient of the Weissberger Award from the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Dasha Epstein Playwriting Award and has twice been honored with Lincoln Center’s Le comte du Nouy Award. Frankel is a graduate of Duke University and the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. Frankel is represented by A.B. Fischer at Literate and Michael Gendler.

· McKinnon won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016 and 2017 and recently received her seventh consecutive nomination for her work on “Saturday Night Live.” In addition, she earned a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016. McKinnon was nominated for a 2020 SAG Award as part of the ensemble cast of the feature film “Bombshell,” alongside Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow. She starred as Jillian Holtzmann in “Ghostbusters,” opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones, as well as last summer’s sleeper hit “Yesterday” for Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis and Universal, which featured the music of the Beatles. In addition to JOE EXOTIC, McKinnon will also star in the limited series “The Dropout,” where she’ll portray Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. McKinnon is represented by Artists First, UTA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. UTA, who also represents Wondery, negotiated the deal on their behalf.



WWE® BRINGS THE THUNDER





WWE® BRINGS THE THUNDER

STAMFORD, Conn., – August 17, 2020 – WWE ThunderDome™, featuring a state-of-the-art set, video boards, pyrotechnics, lasers, cutting-edge graphics and drone cameras, will take WWE fans’ viewing experience to an unprecedented level starting this Friday, August 21 on FOX, kicking off SummerSlam® Weekend.

“WWE has a long history of producing the greatest live spectacles in sports and entertainment, yet nothing compares to what we are creating with WWE ThunderDome,” said Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Vice President, Television Production. “This structure will enable us to deliver an immersive atmosphere and generate more excitement amongst the millions of fans watching our programming around the world.”

With the debut of WWE ThunderDome, WWE will take residency at Amway Center in Orlando and virtually bring fans into the arena via live video on massive LED boards, in conjunction with The Famous Group and its proprietary technology, for every Monday Night Raw®, Friday Night SmackDown® and WWE pay-per-view event. Starting tonight, fans can register for their virtual seat to be part of upcoming shows via www.WWEThunderDome.com or at WWE’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

“As WWE takes residency at the world-class Amway Center, we have reimagined our live event experience for today’s environment,” said Brian Flinn, WWE Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. “In partnership with The Famous Group, we will virtually bring our fans back into the show and recreate the interactive in-arena atmosphere that has been a staple of WWE events for decades.”

WWE Event Schedule for August:
•Friday, August 21 – Friday Night SmackDown®, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on FOX
•Saturday, August 22 – NXT TakeOver® XXX, Full Sail Live, 7 pm ET on WWE Network
•Sunday, August 23 – SummerSlam, Amway Center, 7 pm ET on WWE Network
•Monday, August 24 – Monday Night Raw®, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on USA Network
•Wednesday, August 26 – NXT®, Full Sail Live, 8 pm ET on USA Network
•Friday, August 28 – Friday Night SmackDown, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on FOX
•Sunday, August 30 – Payback®, Amway Center, 7 pm ET on WWE Network
•Monday, August 31 – Monday Night Raw, Amway Center, 8 pm ET on USA Network

WWE’s Amway Center residency will continue for the foreseeable future and Raw, SmackDown and pay-per-view programming will be produced on closed sets with only essential personnel in attendance. WWE will continue to administer its health and safety protocols for talent, crew and employees in conjunction with each production, including PCR testing for COVID-19, social distancing and wearing masks.

About The Famous Group

The Famous Group (TFG) is a full-service fan experience company located in Culver City, Calif. For more than 20 years, TFG has helped the biggest brands, venues, and events in the world connect with fans, both physically and virtually, through creating immersive fan experiences utilizing award-winning creative, rock-solid production and proprietary technology. TFG has delivered on the biggest stages for Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams and leagues, Esports, concerts, festivals and retail environments. The company has serviced 15 Super Bowls and clients like Nike, Live Nation, NBA, NHL, NCAA Final Four, Ubisoft, Pepsi, AT&T and more than 90 professional sports teams and venues.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.



HIT SERIES ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ GROWS DOUBLE DIGITS IN SEASON 8





HIT SERIES ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ GROWS DOUBLE DIGITS IN SEASON 8

–Current Season Boasts Average of More than 2.1 Million Viewers and Ranks #1 Among all Cable Unscripted Entertainment Series in VOD–

NEW YORK, NY — July 24, 2020 — USA Network’s long-running unscripted family series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST has increased viewership over its previous season by an impressive 13% — bringing average total multiplatform viewers to over 2.1 million (L3). The popular series is USA’s #1 original program year-to-date in P18-49 and # 1 for USA digital across key metrics. Equally as impressive, social engagement surrounding the series is up 52% vs. Season 7. And, in its most recent full season, VOD viewership was the highest in ALL of cable unscripted entertainment series.

“The continued success of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is no surprise, as audiences continue to show their love for Todd and the entire Chrisley family,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network & SYFY. “And to see any series continue to grow in its eighth season – in an increasingly competitive unscripted landscape – is certainly something to celebrate.”

Season 8 of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is currently airing Thursdays at 9/8c on USA Network, and past seasons are also available on VOD. Additionally, the series is now available to stream for free on Peacock, and continues to make successful additional runs on Bravo and E!. Link to photo HERE

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

About USA Network:

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.



USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘THE SINNER’ FOR SEASON 4





USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘THE SINNER’ FOR SEASON 4

Bill Pullman Set to Reprise Role; Jessica Biel Returns to Executive Produce Alongside Derek Simonds, Charlie Gogolak and Michelle Purple

From UCP, Limited Series Expected to Premiere in 2021

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2020 – USA Network today announced a fourth season pickup of its acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated limited series, THE SINNER. Bill Pullman will return to reprise his role as Detective Harry Ambrose. At the helm, Derek Simonds will return as showrunner and executive producer, alongside executive producers Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple and Charlie Gogolak. From UCP, THE SINNER’s fourth installment is slated to return in 2021.

“THE SINNER has struck a chord with audiences with its signature ‘whydunnit’ style,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network & SYFY. “In Season 4, we’re excited to dig even deeper into the psyche of Bill Pullman’s beloved Detective Ambrose character, while introducing our audience to a compelling, completely new mystery.”

THE SINNER’s debut season was the year’s #1 new cable series of 2017, and garnered multiple award nominations including an Emmy® nomination (for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Jessica Biel), two Golden Globe® nominations (for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Jessica Biel), and two Critics’ Choice® Award nominations (for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series). THE SINNER’s second season garnered a SAG nomination (for Male Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Bill Pullman) and a Critics’ Choice® Award nomination (for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for Carrie Coon). THE SINNER’s third season, starring Matt Bomer, ranks as USA’s #1 original series YTD in key demos and is the year’s USA’s #1 original series across all platforms among total viewers (3.032MM P2+)*.

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About UCP

Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group, is a premium content studio that operates with a curated indie sensibility while leveraging the power and scale of NBCUniversal. Advocates for creators with an eclectic point of view, the UCP team develops pioneering and award-winning scripted and documentary programming. The studio is responsible for critically acclaimed series “Battlestar Galactica,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Act,” “Monk,” “Homecoming,” “The Sinner,” “Suits,” “Dirty John,” “Umbrella Academy, “Psych” and more. UCP also creates premium unscripted docuseries such as the upcoming “Wilderness of Error,” while the studio’s podcast platform, UCP Audio, produces original scripted and unscripted podcasts such as “The Lost Kids.”

*Source: NBCU TAMi, Average P2+ viewership 2020 to date across linear live, repeats, DVR, STB VOD, Digital and dMVPD



USA NETWORK ADDS TWO NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES TO REALITY LINEUP





USA NETWORK ADDS TWO NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES TO REALITY LINEUP

— INSTANT FAMILY (WT) and THE REV (WT) Put Family Fun Center Stage —

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2020 – USA Network announced today the pickup of two new series, INSTANT FAMILY (working title) and THE REV (working title), adding to the ever-growing stable of unscripted programming on America’s #1 cable entertainment network.

INSTANT FAMILY (WT)

The 6-episode, half-hour series is produced by Line By Line Media, Inc. and executive produced by Justin Tucker, Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger.

Nicole Walters is a type-A, energetic, jet-setting entrepreneur, and Josh Walters is her quirky and devoted husband and lawyer. Nicole and Josh had only been married a few years when their whole lives changed — they decided to open their home and hearts to three sisters living on the streets. Suddenly, they became brand new parents and were an “instant family”. Helping them navigate the wild world of parenting (and bringing the laughs) is Nicole’s best friend and “manny,” Eddie. The high-energy series focuses on the importance of balancing work and family, laughter and love… and demonstrates how the greatest things in life can come together in an instant.

THE REV (WT)

This 8-episode, half-hour series is produced by This is Just a Test LLC, with Aengus James, Colin Miller and Jen McClure-Metz executive producing.

In this hilarious, melodic and inspirational new series, there’s never a dull moment in the world of larger-than-life Pastor Richard Hartley. When he isn’t preaching and inspiring his congregation at his Long Island, NY church, he’s dealing with his rambunctious and loving family… all while utilizing his musical skills to make the church’s choir top notch. Having spent years travelling the globe working with incredible choirs and A-list musicians, Richard is now focused on his hometown choir and, with the help of his wife Stacey, trying to get his millennial children, Judea and Jordan, out of the house so that they can build their own dreams. [For photo click HERE.]

INSTANT FAMILY (WT) and THE REV (WT) will join a USA unscripted lineup that includes CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, GROWING UP CHRISLEY, MIZ & MRS, STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN, TEMPTATION ISLAND, THE BIGGEST LOSER, and the upcoming Summer competition series CANNONBALL.

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Line by Line Media, Inc

Line by Line Media was co-founded by Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger, two seasoned television executives with experience producing scripted episodic, late night talk, game shows, music competition, docu-follow and more, for USA, Netflix, SYFY, E!, Oxygen, Discovery and many others. Their passion to deliver the highest quality content and achieve creative excellence in a collaborative and supportive environment is what sets Line by Line Media apart.

About This is Just a Test, LLC

This is Just a Test makes content for every screen. We are drawn to larger-than-life characters who impact culture with humor and heart. Recent projects includes the GLAAD award winning series I AM JAZZ, the hit series UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, the animated comedy and social commentary SUGAR & TOYS, and the feature documentary SCANDALOUS – which chronicles the impact and practices of the National Enquirer. Our work has received awards and honors for promoting issues of importance. Founded by Aengus James and Colin King Miller, this is just a test.