HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30
July 19th, 2017
10:45 AM ET

HLN to Premiere Season Four of CNN Original Series "The Hunt with John Walsh," Beginning Sunday, July 30

Double Season of 16 New Episodes Will Air Exclusively on HLN Sundays at 8pm ET/PT

Season four of the acclaimed CNN Original Series The Hunt with John Walsh, which tells stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, will air exclusively on HLN with a double season of 16 episodes beginning Sunday, July 30 at 8 pm ET/PT. The series’ third season was simulcast on CNN and HLN in 2016.

Hosted by Walsh, a passionate victim’s rights activist, television personality and founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, The Hunt is produced by the Peabody and Emmy award winning Zero Point Zero Production.  FULL POST

Last Night’s Relaunch of CNN Original Series The History of Comedy Premieres at #1 in All Demos
July 17th, 2017
02:54 PM ET

Last Night’s Relaunch of CNN Original Series The History of Comedy Premieres at #1 in All Demos

The Nineties is #1 Among Adults 25-54, 18-34

Last night’s all-new episode of CNN’s Original Series The History of Comedy (10pm) ranked #1 in cable news in all demos — total viewers, adults 25-54 and younger viewers (18-34) – according to Nielsen Fast National data.  The episode, “One Nation, Under Comedy,” attracted 342k among adults 25-54, +79% more than Fox News’ 191k and posted a +116% advantage over MSNBC’s 158k.  In younger viewers (18-34), CNN averaged 104k, easily topping Fox News (37k) and MSNBC (22k).  In total viewers, The History of Comedy was top-rated with 1.004million, Fox News placed second with 999k, and MSNBC was a distant third with 344k.

The premiere of the second episode of The Nineties (9pm) ranked #1 among adults 24-54 with 357k, +75% more than Fox News’ 204k and posted a +203% advantage over MSNBC’s 118k.  In younger viewers (18-34), CNN averaged 131k, more than tripling the combined delivery of Fox News (26k) and MSNBC (16k) in the time period.  In total viewers, CNN had 968k, Fox News attracted 969k and MSNBC registered 517k.

The next episode of The History of Comedy, “Ripped from the Headlines,” premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, preceded by a new episode ofThe Nineties, “Can We All Get Along?” at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  

From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), The History of Comedy is an eight-part CNN Original Series that examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series. 

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CNN Films and CNN Original Series Strike Content Deal with Hulu
Jeremy Freeman / CNN
July 10th, 2017
04:39 PM ET

CNN Films and CNN Original Series Strike Content Deal with Hulu

New CNN Films content deal, expanded CNN Original Series deal launches with Hulu

CNN and Hulu have struck a new content deal for six series and two films produced by the network, the two companies announced today.  This is the first such deal between CNN and Hulu for CNN Films, the network’s premium brand for nonfiction documentaries, and the second deal with CNN Original Series, the network’s premium brand for nonfiction series content.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with a trusted brand like CNN,” said Lisa Holme, Hulu’s head of content acquisition. “Their powerful story-telling is best in class and we are very happy to offer even more of their programming to Hulu viewers.”

“Our goal for these content brands was to bring the strong, journalistic sensibility of CNN to premium nonfiction content,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.  “So, we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Hulu, which values that high-quality content proposition as well,” Entelis said.

The new deal includes the film ‘9/11 Fifteen Years Later,’ a co-production with Goldfish Pictures, available now, and ‘The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House,’ a wholly original film production by the network, to become available in July.  CNN Films, launched in 2012, marks its fifth year anniversary later this year.

CNN Original Series previously sold streaming rights to Hulu for Race for the White House from executive producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.  This expanded deal for series content includes: The History of Comedy (Season 1), United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (Seasons 1-2), This is Life with Lisa Ling (Seasons 1-3), Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (Season 1), The Hunt with John Walsh (Seasons 1-3), and Crimes of the Century (Season 1).  The majority of the content will become available to Hulu subscribers on a rolling basis this summer, with the exception of The History of Comedy, which will become available this winter. FULL POST

LAST NIGHT’S PREMIERE OF CNN’s "THE NINETIES" RANKS #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54, 18-34
July 10th, 2017
02:27 PM ET

LAST NIGHT’S PREMIERE OF CNN’s "THE NINETIES" RANKS #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54, 18-34

Last night’s premiere of CNN’s Original Series The Nineties (9-11pm) ranked #1 in cable news among adults 25-54 and younger viewers (18-34) according to Nielsen Fast National data.  The episode, The One About TV, attracted 506k among adults 25-54, +82% more than Fox News’ 278k and +315% more than MSNBC’s 122k. Among all of CNN’s 42 Original Series premieres, The Nineties ranked fifth among adults 25-54.  And among all the CNN decade series, last night’s premiere ranked second in the demo, following The Eighties (598k) and easily surpassing The Seventies (291k) and The Sixties (284k).

In younger viewers (18-34), the program ranked #1 and outperformed the combined viewership of Fox News and MSNBC with 177k, Fox News followed with 44k and MSNBC trailed with 23k.  This is the second best ever performance among 18-34 of all of CNN’s 42 Original Series premieres.  In total viewers, CNN topped MSNBC by +196% (1.141 million vs. MSNBC’s 385k); Fox News averaged 1.211 million.

The next episode, Clinton: The Comeback Kid, will air on Sunday, July 16 at 9pm ET/PT, followed by an-all new episode of The History of Comedy at 10pm ET/PT.

Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide.  Lizzie Kerner, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.

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Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22
July 10th, 2017
11:40 AM ET

Season Two of CNN Original Series "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies" Premieres Saturday, July 22

CNN’s Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies returns for a second season on Saturday, July 22, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The eight-part CNN Original Series provides viewers with unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage.  Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, also the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, each episode features a newly declassified mission told first-hand by the agents who lived it.  Intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, NSA, DEA, Homeland Security and the State Department are represented, revealing the unbelievable true stories of America’s covert operations in the United States and around the world.

The second season of Declassified will chronicle successful missions to target America’s biggest threats including a software pirate, an international arms dealer, terrorist hijackers and the world’s biggest heroin trafficker. The season two premiere, “The Spies Next Door: Operation Ghost Stories,” reveals the story of undercover Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S. and one of the largest counterintelligence investigations in the history of the FBI.

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CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
June 19th, 2017
03:55 PM ET

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), the hour-long docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty WhiteJudd ApatowSarah SilvermanSenator Al FrankenMargaret ChoSamantha BeeJimmy KimmelKathy GriffinGeorge LopezKeegan-Michael Key, Conan O’BrienPatton Oswalt, Dick CavettAli WongW. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.

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CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"
June 12th, 2017
01:06 PM ET

CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"

SUNDAY, JULY 9, AT 9:00 PM ET/PT 

CNN hits rewind to explore the most iconic moments and influential people of The Nineties on Sunday, July 9, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

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CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018; HLN Adds New Original Series for 2018
May 17th, 2017
10:03 AM ET

CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018; HLN Adds New Original Series for 2018

 CNN Also Picks Up New Seasons of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, This is Life with Lisa Ling, The History of Comedy, Believer with Reza Aslan, The Wonder List with Bill Weir, and The Hunt with John Walsh

NEW YORK – May 17, 2017 - CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City.  Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network’s diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming.

In addition, HLN will add a new Original Series - Unmasking A Killer - to its slate in 2018. This series will join the growing lineup of unscripted original programming the network has been developing in the past year. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Originals Series • HLN • HLN Press Releases
LAST NIGHT’S CNN ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON PREMIERES RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS
May 1st, 2017
02:29 PM ET

LAST NIGHT’S CNN ORIGINAL SERIES SEASON PREMIERES RANK #1 IN CABLE NEWS

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell  Debut as #1 Among 25-54

CNN #1 in Prime Time

Last night’s season premieres of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (season nine, 9pm) and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (season two, 10pm) both ranked #1 among adults 25-54 according to Nielsen Fast National data.

In Parts Unknown, Bourdain took viewers on an alternative tour of Los Angeles, focusing on the impact and contributions of its less photographed and often overlooked Latino communities.  The episode attracted 368k in the key demo 25-54, +22% more than Fox News’ 301k and a whopping +244% advantage over MSNBC’s  107k.  In total viewers, CNN easily topped MSNBC (863k vs. 287k); Fox News averaged 1.680 million.  Last night was Parts Unknown’s second best ever season premiere episode among both 25-54 and total viewers.

In United Shades, Kamau visited Washington, D.C. and its multicultural suburbs to hear the stories of immigrants and refugees and sat down with Richard Spencer, the leader of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute.  The episode averaged 345k among 25-54, +46% more than Fox News’ 236k and +197% above MSNBC’s 116k.  In total viewers, CNN also easily beat MSNBC at 10pm (820k vs. 290k); Fox News averaged 1.236 million. FULL POST

CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY
April 21st, 2017
02:39 PM ET

CNN'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO OWN ON ITUNES BEGINNING TODAY

Fans Can Also Enjoy Soundtracks: The B Side on Apple Podcasts and Exclusive Soundtracks Playlists on Apple Music

NEW YORK – APRIL 21, 2017 – The new CNN Original Series, “Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History,” from executive producers Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Seven Bucks Productions) and Emmy and Peabody Award winners Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre (Show of Force), is now available exclusively to own on iTunes. A Season Pass of the eight-part docuseries that explores the music tied to iconic moments in history is available at iTunes.com/CNNSoundtracks for $14.99, including exclusive bonus interviews. Fans can download the premiere episode for free now, and each subsequent episode will be available on iTunes the day after linear premiere. New episodes of Soundtracks premiere Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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