CBS Plans Las Vegas Takeover at the Bellagio for Super Bowl LVIII (TV News Round Up)

CBS Plans Las Vegas Takeover at the Bellagio for Super Bowl LVIII (TV News Round Up)

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CBS is taking the network on the road for Super Bowl LVIII. The Eye network is planning what it calls “an exclusive weeklong residency” at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas that week. The network’s multiplatform Super Bowl coverage will include sports, news and entertainment leading up to the CBS Sports’ presentation of the game on Feb. 11.

The Fountains of Bellagio will serve as the backdrop of CBS’ central broadcast location. Las Vegas will be home to shows from four CBS divisions across broadcast, cable and streaming from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11. The CBS Sports programming will include “The NFL Today,” “Super Bowl Live,” “CBS Sports HQ,” “NFL Monday QB,” “That Other Pregame Show,” “We Need to Talk,” “The Jim Rome Show” and “Time to Schein.” The CBS News shows are “CBS Mornings,” “CBS Saturday Morning,” “CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell” and “CBS Stations and Affiliates.”

CBS Entertainment will host “The Talk,” while CBS Media Ventures will host “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “Entertainment Tonight” and “Inside Edition.” The programming schedules will be released at a later date.

In other roundup news:

PROGRAMMING

Max has released the trailer for Season 3 of its original comedy series “Sort Of,” premiering Jan. 18 on the streamer with the release of two episodes.

“Sort Of” follows Sabi (Bilal Baig), a non-binary Pakistani-Canadian millennial navigating their work and personal life.

The Season 3 synopsis reads, “Sabi comes to terms with feelings of grief and an unexpected sense of freedom following the death of their father. Without the constraints of living up to dad’s expectations, Sabi confronts big questions about their identity, prompting some massive life choices. In a season that has the entire ensemble grappling with aftermaths, a rebirth comes in a sort of messy, sort of hopeful, sort of ‘Sort Of’ way.”

The series is a co-production with CBC and Sphere Media. In addition to starring, Baig also serves as co-creator, co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Fab Filippo. Jennifer Kawaja and Bruno Dubé of Sphere Media are also executive producers.

Watch the trailer below.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

Legion Creative has announced several new additions as the agency expands into streaming, TV and video games.

Karin Levinson and Dan Wolf have been appointed as co-heads of the newly established A/V and streaming division. Wolf will serve as creative director, with Levinson as executive producer within the newly formed department. Through years of their collaborative history, Wolf and Levinson have launched the agency’s A/V division focused on streaming, TV, theatrical and video games. The two have more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with long-standing client relationships with Netflix, HBO/Max, Lionsgate, Disney and Warner Bros.

They will join the agency’s recent print department expansion, along with the hires of Dustin Stanton and Annabelle Younan, whose portfolio includes campaigns for FX’s “American Horror Story,” “Mayans” and “Legion.”

AWARDS

Allen Media Group’s news and entertainment media platform theGrio has announced that nominations have opened for theGrio Heroes initiative, beginning Jan. 8. Submissions can be sent it in through Feb. 9.

The initiative honors everyday heroes of African American descent who are impacting their communities, culture and humanity through service. Nominees who made an impact or continued to make an impact in 2023 are eligible to be considered.

“We are committed to shining a spotlight on people whose actions speak louder than words,” said Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group. “We celebrate unsung heroes whose stories inspire and uplift our society and significantly impact humanity for the greater good.”

“There are many people who should be nominated and deserve recognition,” said Geraldine Moriba, senior vice president, news, entertainment and empowerment of theGrio. “I am thrilled we have the opportunity to honor those heroes in our local communities with unwavering commitment to positive change. Their steadfastness and resilience transforms lives.”

The ten winners will be announced in April. Find out more information about theGrio Heroes here.

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