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Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 2:57PM EST
Nat Geo hopes to focus on a female Genius for Season 3
After tackling Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso for the first two seasons, Genius showrunner Ken Biller was asked when there will be a female Genius season. “While we certainly intend to and hope to tell stories about women, we didn’t restrict ourselves in that way,” he said, adding: “Hopefully for the next season we’ll find a woman to explore.”
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 2:57PM EST
Nat Geo and Fox renew Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Seth MacFarlane will return as executive producer of the reboot of the acclaimed Carl Sagan series. Season 2 will be called Cosmos: Possible World and is expected to premiere in early 2019. It will be a follow up to the 2014 revival, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, which was the most-watched series ever on National Geographic internationally, viewed by more than 135 million people worldwide.
TOPICS: National Geographic, Carl Sagan, Cosmos, National Geographic Explorer, One Strange Rock, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Phil Keoghan, Seth MacFarlane, Will Smith, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Watch Antonio Bandaras paint as Pablo Picasso
Nat Geo has released the official trailer for Genius: Picasso.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Disney buys much of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, including The Simpsons, Modern Family and This Is Us
Fox’s TV division is one of the most prolific content producers, as The New York Times notes, and the deal means that Disney will acquire ownership of shows like This Is Us, The Simpsons, American Horror Story, Homeland, New Girl, The Americans and Modern Family. “Disney hopes that the Fox television juggernaut can supercharge its ambitions by producing original series for the services and providing access to a catalog of older offerings,” reports The Times. “Fox would also contribute its stake in Hulu, the streaming service that shows ABC content and original programming like The Handmaid’s Tale, giving Disney a majority share.” The deal will also give ESPN Fox’s regional sports networks, including the New York Yankees-carrying YES Network, which will bolster ESPN, in addition to FX and the National Geographic Channel.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 9:42AM EST
Here’s what Disney would own under a deal with 21st Century Fox
Under the preliminary deal, set to be announced Thursday, Disney would obtain 20th Century Fox's movie and television studios, 22 regional Fox Sports cable networks, Fox’s stake in Hulu and cable channels that include FX and National Geographic. The deal would mean shows like The Simpsons and FX’s The Americans would go under the Disney umbrella.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Check out Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso for Nat Geo’s Genius
The 57-year-old actor looks nearly unrecognizable as the iconic artist.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Will Smith to host Nat Geo’s One Strange Rock event series
Darren Aronofsky will produce the 10-episodes series pointing out the uniqueness of the Earth. “I am thrilled to have Will Smith on board to guide our series,” Aronofsky said in a statement. “His charisma, intelligence and humanity will add greatly to the project, helping welcome viewers into this unique narrative about the mind-blowing wonders that make life on Earth possible.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 4:06PM EST
Chris Evans to narrate Nat Geo’s Chain of Command
The eight-part documentary series, premiering in January, will delve into the war against violent extremism.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Nat Geo to mark the 20th anniversary of the movie Titanic with a James Cameron special
Cameron and Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard will look back at what the Oscar Best Picture winner got right and wrong on Titanic: 20 Years Later with James Cameron, which is scheduled for Sunday.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Nat Geo’s Valley of the Boom will look back at the Silicon Valley tech boom and bust of the 1990s
Arianna Huffington will serve as an executive producer on the part-scripted/part-documentary series that will consist of six episodes. “We wanted to make something as disruptive and exciting as the people and the tech that came out of the Valley during this period, so this is a wild, hybridized, rule-breaking look at a truly remarkable time and place,” says creator Matthew Carnahan.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz enters the scripted TV world with Iraq War miniseries The Long Road Home
Raddatz served as a consultant on the eight-episode National Geographic miniseries, premiering Tuesday. The series is based on her 2007 book of the same name, about the “Black Sunday” ambush in Baghdad in 2004. ALSO: The Long Road Home excels at depicting logistics and bravery, but it sometimes feels like propaganda.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 4:50PM EDT
Genius finds its Young Picasso
Alex Rich and Antonio Banderas will share the Pablo Picasso role in the National Geographic anthology series, with Rich playing the younger version of the Spanish painter.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 2:13PM EDT
Another agency drops Bill O’Reilly
WME, O’Reilly’s literary agency, has dropped the former Fox News star days after he was dumped by his talent agency UTA in wake of the reported $32 million he paid to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. WME represented O’Reilly with his “Killing” series of books, some of which have been made into National Geographic Channel movies.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 3:21PM EDT
Antonio Banderas will play Pablo Picasso on Genius Season 2
The follow-up to the Albert Einstein season will, over 10 episodes, chronicle the life and work of the Spanish painter, "one of the 20th century’s most influential and celebrated artists.”
Posted Wednesday 8/23/17 at 6:58PM EDT
Princess Diana’s death: A guide to the 20th-anniversary specials
PBS, CNN, Smithsonian and NBC are among the networks looking back on Princess Di’s life.