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Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ Switches to Comedy for Emmy Race
Showtime’s “Shameless” is switching sides in the Emmy race this year, submitting in comedy series categories after three years in the drama heat. The move was OK’d by Televisio...
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Ad of the Day: This Weight Watchers Ad Is Unlike Any You've Seen Before
Weight loss can be one of the most deeply emotional subjects for people. Yet the category seems almost afraid of emotional advertising, preferring to go with bright, bubbly, breezy celebrity endorse...
‘Shameless’ Switching to Emmy Comedy Categories
Showtime's “Shameless” will compete in the comedy categories for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, after three seasons of submitting in all drama categories. The network hopes the catego...
‘Brotherhood of the Rose’ Plucked by ‘Mummy’ Producer (EXCLUSIVE)
Sean Daniel and Jason F. Brown have acquired feature and TV rights to spy thriller “The Brotherhood of the Rose,” previously developed as a 1989 NBC miniseries. Also producing are Stephen Michael,...
TLC's ‘Little Couple’ Strives to Make Will and Zoey's First Family Christmas Memorable (Exclusive Video)
TLC's “The Little Couple” stars aren't going to let anything ruin their first Christmas with new children Will and Zoey. Despite new mom Jen Arnold's fight against a rare cance...
Mickey Rourke-Narrated Doc ‘Generation Iron’ Acquired by Phase 4 (Exclusive)
Phase 4 has acquired the Canadian home entertainment rights to the documentary, “Generation Iron,” and will distribute the film via DVD, VOD and Digital Download. The film, which was direc...
Why HBO's New Series 'Silicon Valley' Is Mike Judge's Funniest Comedy Since 'Office Space'
In his 2006 cult favorite "Idiocracy," Mike Judge presented a future in which the stupid had taken over and the collective IQ had declined to the point where the country watered its crops with a ...
MTV Renews ‘Are You the One?’ For Season 2
MTV has decided not to break up with “Are You The One?” The series, billed as a “social experiment on modern love,” has been renewed for a second season. Also read: MTV Gives &...
Spoiled British Aristocrats Travel Stateside in BBC America’s First Original Comedy 'Almost Royal'
BBC America has commissioned its first original comedy series -- “Almost Royal.” Attempting to appeal to both American and British audiences, the series follows two sheltered young English aristoc...
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JWT Names New Head of Latin America
JWT has named a new head of Latin America and has added Brazil back into the mix. Ten years ago, the WPP Group shop separated Brazil from the region, given that the country speaks Portuguese and th...
‘Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart Roasts CNN’s Malaysia Airline Coverage (VIDEO)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” wasted no time slamming recent news coverage of the missing Malaysia Airline plane. But out of all the major networks, he roasted CNN the most. Stewart st...
First Trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Debuts (VIDEO)
Paramount Pictures and MGM have released the first trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules,” directed by Brett Ratner that shows the thesp in action as the Greek demigod, battling gia...
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Summit Picks Up Rachel Renee Russell's 'Dork Diaries' Book Series
Karen Rosenfelt is in talks to produce the adaptation of the humorous book series.read more
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Italy's Mediaset Returned to Profitability in 2013, But Says Ad Market Still Weak
The company earned $12.5 million in profits last year, compared to a $332 million loss a year earlier. read more
‘Dork Diaries’ Becomes a Movie with ‘Twilight’ Producer
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment has acquired movie rights to Rachel Renee Russell’s young teen book series “Dork Diaries.” “Twilight” producer Karen Rosenfelt is i...
Madonna Directing Adapatation of Rebecca Walker Romancer ‘Ade’
Madonna  is returning to the director’s chair and is attached to direct “Ade,” based on the Rebecca Walker novel “Ade: A Love Story.” Bruce Cohen (“Silver Linings ...
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Adam Scott Reprises 'Step Brothers' Character for Funny or Die Obamacare Clip (Video)
The White House makes another effort to encourage young people to sign up for insurance by the March 31 deadline.read more
Turner Overhauls Ad Outreach, Names Speciale President, TV and Digital Sales
Time Warner’s Turner unit is radically changing the structure of its ad-sales staff, resulting in the elevation of one of its top sales executives and the departure of another from the company. Donn...
BBC America Commissions First Original Comedy Series
BBC America has commissioned “Almost Royal,” a comedy series about young British aristocrats forced to interact with the Yanks while on their first trip to the United States. The mockument...
Linkin Park Debuts New Video within Xbox Video Game
After announcing a North American summer tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI, the members of Linkin Park revealed Tuesday that they also have collaborated with a more unlikely partner for the release...

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