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Fox Nabs ‘Bad Sugar’ Comedy From Sharon Horgan, Patty Breen & Aaron Kaplan

Fox has given a script commitment plus significant penalty to Bad Sugar, a single-camera comedy from writer-producer Patty Breen (Suburgatory), Divorce and Catastrophe‘s Sharon Horgan and her Merman Films, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment,.....»»

[Via: Deadline][Cat: Top]Oct 22nd, 2016Related News

Time Warner Sale To AT&T Shows Distribution, Not Content, Is King

You can bet that Time Warner execs will say that their agreement to sell the cable and studio company to AT&T confirms the showbiz cliche that content is king. But the terms, with AT&T as the survivor, demonstrate just the opposite. The telco has .....»»

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‘Sneakers’ Hacker Drama Based On Movie In Works At NBC From Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald & Tom Szentgyorgyi

NBC has put in development Sneakers, a hacker drama based on the 1992 movie starring Robert Redford, from former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, husband/wife producing duo Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and Universal TV. Szentgyor.....»»

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Donald Trump’s Comedy Crater Caught By 10.3M Viewers On Cable News Networks

An average of about 10.3 million viewers watched just the cable news networks to see two presidential candidates known for their utter lack of comedy chops perform lighthearted roasts of each other at a Catholic charity fundraiser. The ensuing train wreck.....»»

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‘Neruda’ Trailer: Life On The Run For Chilean Poet & Political Firebrand

Best known here in the U.S. as the author of some of the greatest – if not the greatest – poetry of the 20th century, Chile’s Pablo Neruda was considered in his country one of the most dangerous men alive. His romantic and erotic poems s.....»»

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Ex-State Sen. Ron Calderon Sentenced In Film Incentives Bribe Case

Former California State Sen. Ron Calderon has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for performing official acts as a legislator – including $60,000 in bri.....»»

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Kevin Meaney Dies: Veteran Comic And Actor Was 60

Tributes from colleagues and friends poured out tonight following the news that comedian Kevin Meaney has died. The veteran stand up comic, whose acting credits include numerous animated television series and the Tom Hanks film Big among others, and who a.....»»

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‘Jack Reacher 2’ & ‘Madea’ Still Wrestling Over No. 1; ‘Joneses’ Opening Lower Than ‘Masterminds’ – Friday

UPDATE, Friday 11:09PM: Weekend ticket sales have been sliding since Labor Day. But not this weekend. The fight for No. 1 between Paramount’s Tom Cruise vehicle Jack Reacher: Never Go Back ($24.6M) and Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Boo! A.....»»

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‘Supergirl’: Lynda Carter Arrives In National City – First-Look Photos

Ahead of tonight’s Season 2 premiere of Supergirl, The CW has released some first-look photos of Lynda Carter (President Olivia Marsdin) arriving in National City. The new season picks up with an attack on the President (Carter) as hot-button, alien.....»»

[Via: Deadline][Cat: Top]Oct 11th, 2016Related News

‘Desierto’ Review: Gael Garcia Bernal Plays Mexican Immigrant On The Run In Timely Thriller

Talk about timely. Jonas Cuaron’s riveting, pulse-pounding Desierto premiered not at this year’s Toronto Film Festival but during the 2015 edition. Finally, STX Entertainment, which picked up the movie for domestic distribution, will release.....»»

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Black Themes And Ivory Hunts: Oscar Documentaries Fall In A Chaos Of Categories This Year

Pity the Film Academy's 300 or so certified documentarians. They are deep into the tiny meatball-slider part of their year, those taxing months when branch members are supposed to watch their allotted share of some 140 Oscar-qualified documentary feature .....»»

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‘Westworld’, ‘Divorce’ & ‘Insecure’ Pull In Big Numbers In Early Viewing

HBO’s strategy to offer premieres of their newest series Divorce and Insecure and the second episode of Westworld early, in anticipation of viewer competition for the second Presidential debate, seems to have paid off. The second episode of Westworl.....»»

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Donald Trump Still Campaigning, But Billy Bush Looking Like Toast On ‘Today’

Just when NBC News thought things finally had settled down, it again finds itself in the spotlight over a piece of high-profile talent left dangling while top brass tries to navigate some minefield (see Brian Williams, see David Gregory, see Ann CurryR.....»»

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ABC Nabs Rapper Mayor Comedy From Jeremy Bronson, Daveed Diggs & Bluegrass FanFare With Big Commitment

In a highly competitive situation, ABC has given a cast-contingent pilot production commitment to a single-camera comedy about a hip-hop artist-turned-mayor from writer Jeremy Bronson (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs and Jamie.....»»

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HBO Inks Overall Deal With Writer-Producer Ron Fitzgerald

Ron Fitzgerald has signed an overall deal with HBO to develop new series projects for the premium TV network. Fitzgerald began his career as a writer on Showtime’s long-running dark comedy Weeds starring Mary-Louise Parker. His other series credits .....»»

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Michelle Williams In Early Talks For Latest Attempt At Janis Joplin Biopic

Michelle Williams is in early talks to portray Janis Joplin in a big-screen biopic, a role that has attracted and disappointed a very long list of actresses going back decades. This particular project — Janis, based on the book Love, Janis that i.....»»

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Stephen Colbert And Kitten Shoot New Post-Debate Open For Tonight’s ‘Late Show’ Repeat

In what is believed to be a late-night first, Late Show with Stephen Colbert will swap out the opening of tonight’s repeat broadcast with a new one, in which Colbert weighs in on Sunday’s second presidential debate. The new opening, Late Show.....»»

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‘Halt & Catch Fire’ Renewed For Fourth & Final Season By AMC

AMC has picked up a fourth and final 10-episode season of its drama series Halt and Catch Fire, which focuses on the dawn of the computer industry in the 1980s in Texas and California. Creators and showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Roge.....»»

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Marjorie Kaplan Departs In Discovery Networks International Reorganization

EXCLUSIVE: Marjorie Kaplan is leaving Discovery Communications after more than two decades. I hear the announcement was made today internally by JB Perrette, President of Discovery Networks International. Discovery could not be reached for comment. Kaplan.....»»

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Signs With WME

In a very competitive situation, Millie Bobby Brown, the breakout young star of Netflix’s hit new drama Stranger Things, has signed with WME for representation in all areas. The 12-year-old British actress and singer rose to fame this past summer wi.....»»

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