TBS’ breakout weekly late-night show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee will stick around for the rest of the 2016 Presidential campaign. The network has ordered 26 more episodes of the series less than two months into its run. That brings the order for the show starring and executive produced by The Daily Show alumna Samantha Bee to 39, taking it to the end of 2016. “Stay crazy America, I’ll be here all year!” said Bee. Full Frontal, which offers a satirical take on weekly…

Reelz has renewed Gangsters: America’s Most Evil for premiere in winter 2016/2017, and Collision Course and Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... for premiere in early 2017. In Gangsters: America’s Most Evil, the the sinister side of celebrity is put under the spotlight with profiles on the lethal beauties, outlaws and kingpins who inspire nightmarish Hollywood crime dramas. Gangsters: America’s Most Evil is produced by Asylum Entertainment. Documentary series Collision Course

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present Shonda Rhimes with the 2016 International Emmy Founders Award at its ceremony in New York on November 21. The prolific writer, executive producer and creator behind such global hits as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice and How To Get Away With Murder is being honored for her “boundless creative artistry and unique production talent,” says Academy President & CEO, Bruce L Paisner. Rhimes, who…

ComScore isn’t the only ratings service that can use precise data from set top boxes, as opposed to audiences surveys and samples, to count TV viewers. Nielsen today said it has a “multi-year agreement” with Dish Network to tap information from its set top boxes. The Dish info is “the first nationwide dataset to be integrated with our panel data, reaching the perfect balance of deep viewing characteristics and the granularity of large datasets,” says Nielsen’s COO Steve…

Class, the BBC’s YA spinoff of Doctor Who, has lined up a group of new talents to star alongside Happy Valley‘s Katherine Kelly who will play a teacher and powerful new presence at the sci-fi drama’s Coal Hill School. Greg Austin (Mr Selfridge), Fady Elsayed (Silent Witness), Sophie Hopkins (Dark Matters) and Vivian Oparah are joining the series as Coal Hill students. Written by Patrick Ness and set in contemporary London, Class starts filming today. BBC America said…

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been appointed BAFTA’s vp for film. Her appointment follows Greg Dyke coming on-board at BAFTA’s vp for TV. Previous vps for film include Duncan Kenworthy and Lord Puttnam. BAFTA can appoint up to three vps, in film, television and games, for a term of up to six years. “I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British film-makers,” said Broccoli. “I am therefore honoured to accept…

Iconoclastic director William Friedkin will give the cinema masterclass at this year’s Cannes film festival. The Exorcist director follows in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar-wai and Quentin Tarantino among others. The masterclass will be hosted by film critic Michel Ciment. Friedkin recently published his memoir The Friedkin Connection, the title a nod to his 1971 classic The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman as NY cop Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle…