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DirecTV Orders Up First Original Comedy Series From 'Ice Age' Scribe
Original content continues to grow at the DirecTV. The formerly exclusive satellite provider has picked up Peter Ackerman's "Things You Shouldn't Say After Midnight" for a 10-episode run, accordi...
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eOne, IDW Ink First-Look Development Deal
The news comes after the comics publisher launched a television unit with "Walking Dead" producers Circle of Confusion attached.read more
‘Shameless’ Coming-Out Episode Gets Most Viewers Ever – Even Against ‘Walking Dead’ Season Finale
Showtime's “Shameless” scored the most viewers in the series’ history, even against a massive finale for AMC's “The Walking Dead.” “Shameless” had 2.8...
‘Terminator's’ Michael Biehn Picks ‘The Artist's’ Ben Kurland to Star in ‘Mindless’ (Exclusive)
Blanc/Biehn Productions has started pre-production on the indie thriller “Mindless,” with executive producer Michael Biehn casting Ben Kurland (“The Artist”) alongside fellow r...
Fox’s ‘Rake’ To Exit Quietly With Two Episodes on Saturday
Fox, looking for ways to generate higher ratings on Fridays, has swept “Rake” to Saturday for its finale. The first-year Greg Kinnear series, which opened in late January on Thursdays behi...
Olivia Milch to Rewrite Fox’s ‘Queen & Country’ Starring Ellen Page
20th Century Fox has hired Olivia Milch to re-write the script for spy thriller “Queen & Country” starring Ellen Page. The news suggests the film is one step closer to making it to pro...
‘Resurrection’ Star Samaire Armstrong to Play Minister in ‘Match Made in Heaven’ (Exclusive)
Samaire Armstrong is ready to start preaching. The “O.C.” veteran, who currently stars in the hit ABC drama “Resurrection,” will star as a female minister in the upcoming TV mo...
SundanceTV and BBC Worldwide Collaborating on Original Scripted Mini-Series 'One Child'
SundanceTV has just announced production of the new scripted original four-hour mini-series "One Child." Written by Guy Hibbert ("Complicit," "Five Minutes in Heaven"), it will star Katie Leung ("Harr...
DirecTV Orders First Original Comedy Series (Exclusive)
Peter Ackerman will adapt his critically acclaimed play "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight," with DirecTV ordering 10 episodes.read more
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Yahoo Reportedly Planning to Fold Shine
The sun is no longer beaming down on Shine, Yahoo!’s women-focused lifestyle section. CEO Marissa Mayer has plans to shutter the site by the second quarter of 2014, according to Re/Code. The ...
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'Snowpiercer' to Open Los Angeles Film Festival
Bong Joon-ho's action-thriller will make its North American premiere at the fest on June 11.read more
‘Snowpiercer’ to Open L.A. Film Festival
Bong Joon-ho's “Snowpiercer” has been named opening-night film of the 20th anniversary Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent announced on Tuesday. The futuristic thriller, which ...
‘Snowpiercer’ to Open L.A. Film Festival
The Los Angeles Film Festival has set Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” as the opening night film on June 11, two weeks before the film’s U.S. release from Radius-TWC. The festival, now in ...
A&E Orders Reality Show About Super Bowl Doritos Ad Winners
A&E has found its newest reality series. The network behind “Duck Dynasty,” “Storage Wars” and other hit unscripted shows has given the greenlight to “The Herbert Bro...
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'How I Met Your Mother' Series Finale: The Story Behind the Music (Video)
Music supervisor Andy Gowan outlines how a Tom Waits cover and a Walkmen track make Ted's final moments "less about love and more about companionship."read more
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Ad of the Day: Nike Launches 'Risk Everything' Campaign Ahead of the 2014 World Cup
It's a World Cup year, which means only one thing for soccer's major international stars. They're about to feel an almost unbearable amount of hellish pressure. Nike—which isn'...
Bertelsmann: RTL Group Parent Company and Multimedia Giant
Media conglom Bertelsmann owns a 75.1% stake in RTL Group, and Bertelsmann’s CEO, Thomas Rabe, is also chair of RTL Group’s board of directors. Its other businesses include book publishers Penguin...
Saoirse Ronan Heads to Ireland for John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’
Saoirse Ronan is starring in romance-drama “Brooklyn” with shooting starting in Ireland opposite Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. John Crowley (“Interm...
Oscilloscope Laboratories Acquires Of Montreal Doc 'The Past is a Grotesque Animal'
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired worldwide rights to Jason Miller's rock documentary "The Past is a Grotesque Animal," whose subject is Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes. Made possible by a Kick...
Elijah Wood-Sasha Grey’s South by Southwest Thriller Gets U.S. Distribution
Cinedigm has acquired U.S . distribution rights to the thriller “Open Windows,” starring Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey. The film, which has its world premiere last month at South by Southwest...

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