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CBS, Fox, Writers Guild Duel Over Need for FCC Ownership Curbs
While CBS told the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday that Federal rules limiting how many TV stations any media company can own in a market “are unwarranted,” consumer groups ...
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Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment Hires Its First TV Exec
Meredith Ditlow, most recently director of development at Valhalla Entertainment, will be the banner’s VP of television.read more
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Two More 'Lego' Movies Get Release Dates
Warner Bros. stakes out Memorial Day weekend in 2018 and 2019 for two untitled movies; sources say the plan is for "Lego" titles.read more
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FCC Looking Into Complaints About Miley Cyrus Fourth of July Weekend Special
Although there were only three complaints from the more than two million viewers, the agency is determining if the show violated rules against indecency or profanity.read more
Los Angeles Sees 34% Decline in TV Drama Production since 2007
Los Angeles is in grave danger of losing even more TV drama series because of the limits of the state’s production tax incentive program, a new report asserts. FilmL.A. disclosed Wednesday that ...
‘Batman v. Superman’ Date Shift Shows Summer Movies Aren’t Just for Summer
Summer films aren’t just for summer anymore. “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” may have blinked in its release date stare-down with “Captain America 3,” but by moving...
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HBO's 'Westworld' Adds Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward, 4 More
Rodrigo Santoro, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman have boarded the drama from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub.read more
Channing Tatum Gives Bear Grylls ‘The Full Magic Mike Show’ in ‘Running Wild’ Teaser (Video)
Channing Tatum gushes about the “once in a lifetime” experience he has with adventurer Bear Grylls in a new preview clip from the next new episode of “Running wild with Bear Grylls.&...
James Van Der Beek Joins ‘CSI: Cyber’ as Series Regular
James Van Der Beek is moving to another CBS show. The “Friends With Better Lives” star has been cast as a series regular in upcoming “CSI” spinoff “CSI: Cyber,” a C...
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James Van Der Beek to Star in 'CSI: Cyber'
The "Friends With Better Lives" star stays put at the network with a starring role on the upcoming spinoff.read more
Judge Sets Hearing on Accuser’s Effort to Withdraw Case Against Bryan Singer
U.S. District Judge Barry M. Kurren on Wednesday set a Sept. 9 hearing on Michael Egan’s motion to withdraw his case against director Bryan Singer, although Egan is seeking a dismissal without p...
James Van Der Beek to Star in CBS’ ‘CSI: Cyber’
James Van Der Beek has been cast to star in the upcoming offshoot series “CSI: Cyber,” the network sais Wednesday. Van Der Beek, who will be a series regular, will play FBI Agent Elijah Mu...
‘Expendables 3' Leak Case: Lionsgate Allowed to Subpoena GoDaddy, Google, Others
After being granted a temporary restraining order on Tuesday against torrent sites that are providing access to a leaked copy of “The Expendables 3,” Lionsgate has been granted a motion fo...
Meredith Ditlow Joins Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment
Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s Offspring Entertainment has made its first TV executive hire, tapping Meredith Ditlow as its vice president of television. Ditlow, who was most recently direc...
‘The View’ EP Bill Geddie Exiting the Daytime Talker
Shakeups at ABC's “The View” are continuing with a shift at the top. Longtime executive producer Bill Geddie will be leaving the daytime talk show, according to multiple reports. In Ge...
TV Summit: Programmers, Distributors in Tug of War Over Access to Viewing Data
There’s no hotter commodity in the programming business these days than data. The tidal wave of demographic and viewing data that is collected by various players in the multiplatform world has becom...
5 Questions With ‘Cosmos’ Host Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Emmy Nominee Quickie
Fox and Nat Geo's “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” somewhat quietly set an Emmy nomination record this year, nabbing 12 nods out of 13 categories for which it was submitted — the...
‘The Knick’ Review: Steven Soderbergh's Vision of New York as Hell
Steven Soderbergh‘s “The Knick” dares you to hate it, and for a while it's easy. The Cinemax drama, premiering Friday, features Clive Owen as John Thackery, a cocaine and opium-d...
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More 'View' Moves: 'Rachel Maddow' Exec Producer to Replace Bill Geddie
Veteran MNSBC exec and showrunner Bill Wolff will move over to the revamping ABC panel for its upcoming 18th season. read more
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Apple Hires Musa Tariq to Head Social Media Marketing
Apple gave its social media marketing department a boost with the addition of Musa Tariq as it new head digital marketing director, 9To5Mac reported. Tariq arrives at Apple from Nike, where he serv...

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