Here are the TV stories making news around the world this Wednesday…
Disney reports 26.5 million Disney+ subscribers
Disney said in its fiscal Q1 earnings report on Tuesday that its new streaming service, Disney+, now has 26.5 million subscribers since its launch on November 12. Guggenheim’s Michael Morris projected that Disney would report 25 million paid subs for the quarter.
ABC announces the appointment of Nicole Sheffield to lead Advisory Council
ABC Chair Ita Buttrose AC OBE has announced that Nicole Sheffield has been appointed to lead the ABC Advisory Council.
SOURCE: TV Blackbox
Beverly Hills 90210 actor Shannen Doherty reveals she has stage 4 breast cancer
The “Beverly Hills 90210” star announced in 2017 that she was in remission for breast cancer that had been initially diagnosed in 2015
SOURCE: 7 News
Second Survivor: All Stars elimination sees another past winner dropped
Survivor: All-Stars is off to a savage start, with another of the game’s favourite players turfed out at the second tribal council. WARNING: Spoilers
TV ratings: MAFS destroys Australian Survivor and MKR
Things have gone from bad to worse for Channel 7’s My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals, which was thumped in the ratings by MAFS.
My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals flops in the ratings AGAIN and could have its season cut short after being destroyed by MAFS and Australian Survivor
My Kitchen Rules: The Rivals was trounced in the ratings by Married At First Sight’s season premiere on Monday night.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Oprah Winfrey on the Defensive in the Face of Two Separate Controversies
Before signing an open letter asking Oprah Winfrey to rescind her endorsement of Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt,” her latest book club pick, Jose Antonio Vargas spent the day digging around on YouTube. “I was listening to interviews between Toni Morrison and Oprah Winfrey, and I was listening to them thinking, what would Toni Morrison say about this moment? What would she say to Oprah Winfrey?
‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator on the Show’s End and 10 Iconic Episodes
There’s never been a show like “BoJack Horseman.” The Netflix series, which took its final bow on January 31, defied easy categorization from day one with its anthropomorphic reimagining of Hollywoo(d), sharp turns into existential melancholy, cutting jokes, and embrace of all things strange and poignant.
“No One Else Is a Bigger Idiot”: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Boss on Its Willingness to Offend
“We’re kind of the comedy marines — we see danger and we run right towards it!” executive producer Jeff Schaffer tells The Hollywood Reporter of Larry David’s latest comedy of horrors.
‘Lego Masters’ (US Version): TV Review
Will Arnett hosts Fox’s reality competition series, which pits adults against one another in a race to design elaborate Lego sculptures.
Fox Taps Allison Wallach to Run Unscripted Studio
The independent studio was launched in 2019 as a pipeline for both the broadcast network and third-party platforms.
Frank Darabont Accuses AMC of Reanimating Arguments in ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Fight
Like the zombies in the hit series, Darabont says, AMC’s lawyers are trying to bring old arguments back from the dead
Patrick Dempsey to Star in CBS Political Drama From Nina Tassler
The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ alum will return to broadcast as the lead of newly ordered ‘Ways & Means.’