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CBS, PBS Suspend Charlie Rose In Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

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CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations against him. In a statement provided to Deadline, CBS News said, "Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously." The pubcaster said this today in a statement: “PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending… »


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CBS & Its Stations Go Dark On Dish Network As Deal Deadline Passes

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CBS and Dish Network said tonight that they have failed to reach an agreement on a new carriage deal. As a result, CBS’ broadcast network, several local stations owned by CBS including in Los Angeles and New York, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop and the Smithsonian Channel, are now dark on the nation’s No. 2 satellite service. The news comes as the companies’ current contract expired at 10:59 Pm Pt. Dish said CBS chose to black out the satellite provider customers'… »

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Stephen Colbert And Elizabeth Warren Talk Trump: “There Are Dog Years, Now There Are Trump Years”

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Stephen Colbert welcomed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to The Late Show tonight to talk about Donald Trump — among other things. But right at the top, the two talked about how their lives have changed since Warren was last on the show — and since 45 took office. Colbert pointed out that the last time Warren was on The Late Show, Trump was not the president to which she fondly said, “Oh, I remember those days.” She then asked, “How long has he been president… »

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Bellum Entertainment Hit With Identical Lawsuits

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Bellum Entertainment, the producer and distributor of true-crime shows, has been sued by two different companies, both represented by the same attorneys and claiming that Bellum breached their contracts to the tune of more  than $3 million each. The two breach-of-contract suits, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, appear to be describing the same 104-episode crime show but with different titles and two different producers. In one suit, the show is called They Kill f… »

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International Emmy Awards: Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Among Winners – Complete List

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The winners for the 45th annual International Emmy Awards were announced tonight, with Kenneth Branagh winning Best Actor for his role in Wallander and Anna Friel taking Best Actress for Marcella. Both series are from the United Kingdom. Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge’s Scissor Isle taking home the trophy for Best Comedy, also from the UK. Norwegian detective series Mammon II won for Best Drama Series. Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani hosted the… »

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‘Harley Quinn’: DC Digital Service Orders Animated Series About Comic Book Villainess From ‘Powerless’ Trio

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Exclusive: Harley Quinn, the breakout character from the Warner Bros/DC film Suicide Squad that already is set up for a spinoff movie, is getting her own animated TV series. Warner Bros’ upcoming DC-Branded direct-to-consumer digital platform has ordered 26 episodes of half-hour adult animated action-comedy series Harley Quinn, from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey via Warner Bros. Animation. Harley Quinn is closely… »

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At&T Boss In Wake Of Doj Lawsuit: Any Deal Harming CNN Is “A Non-Starter”

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During a news conference after the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit to block At&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, company CEO Randall Stephenson sought to address the “elephant in the room”: the notion that President Donald Trump’s rancor at CNN had threatened the deal. “Frankly, I don’t know” if the reports are true, he said. “But nobody should be surprised that it keeps coming up.” As to any potential settlement that lets At&T keep CNN but implements any controls on… »

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Seth Meyers In Talks To Host Golden Globe Awards

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Seth Meyers is in negotiations to host the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, sources say. The deal is not yet closed. The choice is not a surprise, given the show airs on NBC, home to Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Meyers would follow fellow NBC late-nighter, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who emceed the trophy show last year. Meyers would become the fourth person/team to host the awards show, following Fallon, Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Meyers has hosted Late Ni… »

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Supernatural Thriller Produced By Blumhouse Television Gets Pilot Order By NBCUniversal Cable

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NBCUniveral Cable Entertainment’s Entertainment Networks Group, composed of USA and Syfy, have ordered a pilot for supernatural thriller Run for Your Life, from Universal TV and Blumhouse Television. Run for Your Life is centered on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), when a grieving detective is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead. Should the pilot be ordered to series, the network on which it would air would be… »

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‘Designated Survivor’: Breckin Meyer Set To Recur In Season 2

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Men at Work creator and former Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer is set for a recurring role opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the second season of of ABC's drama series Designated Survivor, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. Meyer will play Trey Kirkman, the polar opposite of his older brother, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), in temperament and life choices. Trey is smart, outgoing, a bit of a free spirit but grounded enough to have forged a successful career in the… »

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21st Century Fox Implements Workplace Professionalism And Inclusion Council

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As part of its efforts to resolve sexual harassment claims at Fox News–and as a component of one $90 million insurance payout–21st Century Fox has formed the Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council. Six workplace and inclusion experts will serve on the council, with four of them coming from outside the company. The new body will, in the words of the company’s official announcement, “advise Fox News and its senior management in its ongoing efforts to… »

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TV & Film Casting Biz Disrupted: Fox’s Decision To Drop Breakdown Services For Casting Networks & Its Fallout

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Updated: There is a potentially seismic shift underway in the theatrical casting software business, which for decades had been dominated by Gary Marsh’s Breakdown Services. The casting community was shocked last week when Fox — 20th Century Fox TV and its division Fox 21 TV Studios, as well as movie studio 20th Century Fox  — dropped Breakdown and replaced it with Casting Networks, a primarily commercial casting service known by its operating brand La Casting, which is… »

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Hollywood Christmas Parade Street Closures Set

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Santa Claus is comin’ to town this Sunday, and that might be a pain if you live or work along the Hollywood Christmas Parade route. The Lapd and city Department of Transportation has released the list of street closures for the annual event, and the no-parking policy will be strictly enforced, as usual. To avoid risking an unwanted ride behind a tow truck whose driver likely is less friendly than Mater from Cars, here are the locations to steer clear from and the times to… »

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Donald Trump’s Justice Department Files Suit To Block At&T-Time Warner Deal – Update

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Updated with more details: The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today to block the At&T-Time Warner merger, saying the combination of the nation’s largest distributor of television programming and one of the leading studios would harm consumers and competition. The Justice Department, in its complaint, argues that the combination of At&T/DirecTV's vast video distribution infrastructure and Time Warner's popular television programming would be one of the largest… »

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Art Directors Guild Sets Norm Newberry For Career Award

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Norm Newberry, who has worked on such films Avatar, War of the Worlds and The Polar Express, Jaws and The Sting along many TV shows, as is set to receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award during the Adg Awards on January 27 at Hollywood & Highland. Newberry has worked as a set designer, art director and production designed during a career that has spanned five decades. A motion-capture specialist who has embraced the cutting edge of digital technology… »

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‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

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Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT's limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Sam Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays)… »

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Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date & Trailer

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Syfy has slotted Wednesday, January 10 at 9 Pm for the Season 3 premiere of Syfy’s hit series The Magicians and released the official trailer. You can watch it above. Based on Lev Grossman's bestselling novels, The Magicians centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they are thrust into the unfamiliar world of the beautifully enchanting yet mysteriously dangerous Fillory – and places beyond – where they must draw upon their novice skills… »

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NBC Sets Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special

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NBC said today it will air Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special on Wednesday, December 13 at 9 Pm Et/Pt, a two-hour special hosted by Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing to celebrate the best moments in the history of the awards. It will feature highlight clips from past shows, exclusive interviews and a countdown of the top Globes-winning movies of all time as selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The special hails from Globes… »

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E! Buys ‘Juicy Stories’ Dramedy From Michael Patrick King, Amy Harris & Juicy Couture Founders With Pilot Commitment

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Exclusive: E! has given a pilot commitment to Juicy Stories, an hourlong inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the City alums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and Universal Cable Productions. Juicy Stories is the story of how two women in their 20s created the iconic "Juicy" tracksuit and turned their $200 investment into a billion-dollar business — and a life-long friendship. Inspired by… »

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CBS And Dish Network Warn Of Potential Blackout If No Deal By Tonight

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Ah, the start of holiday season. Time for turkey and trimmings … and TV carriage disputes. CBS and Dish Network are the latest sparring partners in an increasingly fraught pay-tv distribution landscape unsettled by cord-shaving and multiplying entertainment options. Both companies warned today that if they can’t reach an agreement by tonight, CBS programming will go dark at 10:59Pm Pt. That news would hit football fans especially hard, given the network’s Thanksgiving… »

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