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11 items from 2015


Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

28 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Empire’ Grows in Week Two, Dominates in Demos

15 January 2015 8:37 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After its monster bow a week ago, Fox’s “Empire” looked even more impressive Wednesday by becoming the first rookie drama of the season to post ratings gains in its second week and standing as easily the night’s No. 1 show in young adults.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Empire” averaged a 4.0 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers overall during the 9 o’clock hour, rising sharply in the demo from its timeslot-leading lead-in from “American Idol” (2.9/9 in 18-49, 10.7 million viewers overall). The music contest, which was down only a bit from its premiere and was Wednesday’s most-watched program overall, is likely benefiting from its new skedmate.

“Empire” was up 5% in the demo from its week-ago premiere for the top score for any broadcast drama since the series premiere of “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” in September 2013. ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” which »

- Rick Kissell

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Inside the Secret Formula to Fox's 'Empire,' TV's Next Big Hit

14 January 2015 5:12 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you haven't watched Empire, Fox's highly stylized soap set in the world of hip hop, you're doing yourself an injustice. It's as sexy and sassy, as it is culturally important-- the perfect combination of juicy melodrama and rich family drama. Not to mention it features some of the more exciting new characters on television, set against the backdrop of amazing original music.

Nearly 10 million viewers tuned in to the series debut, making it the highest-rated premiere for the network in three years. What's the secret to their winning formula? Et went behind the scenes to find out what it takes to create TV's newest and hottest guilty pleasure.

Watch:  'Black-ish' Sneak Peek: Anthony Anderson's Family Says Nope to Slopes

It all starts with amazing talent in front of and behind the camera. The primetime soap opera works because first, it's got co-creator Lee Daniels (Precious, Lee Daniel's The Butler) and Oscar-winning producer »

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ABC Sets ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Repeat After Me’ Premiere Dates

14 January 2015 10:19 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC unveiled premiere dates for “Dancing With the Stars,” new reality series “Repeat After Me” and a 25th anniversary celebration of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Also, the network announced that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will return to South By Southwest for five original shows this March.

We’ll go in chronological order: First, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” returns with a special on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Et.

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross from “Black-ish,” as well as Cristela Alonzo from “Cristela,” will join “Afv” host Tom Bergeron »

- Tony Maglio

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'Black-ish' Sneak Peek: Anthony Anderson's Family Says Nope to the Slopes!

14 January 2015 7:47 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Is the Johnson family’s Mlk Day tradition getting old?

That’s the question posed in Wednesday’s all-new episode of ABC’s hilarious, can't-miss comedy black-ish, which finds Andre (Anthony Anderson) fighting tooth and nail to get his wife and kids as excited as he is about hitting the slopes again for “Martin Luther sKiing Day.”

Related: Why ‘Black-ish’ Is Worth Your Time!

ETonline has your exclusive first look at what happens when the other members of the Johnson clan have other ideas about what they should be doing on Mlk Day – including his teenage daughter’s preferred wardrobe, which isn’t exactly ski-friendly.

“We are Johnsons! We ski!” Andre argues, prompting his wife Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) to chime in with her not-so-subtle thoughts on the family’s old tradition, “And ski and ski…”

Related: The TV Shows You Need to Binge-Watch!

But it’s their youngest daughter Diane (the super-cute Marsai Martin), who has the »

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Black-ish: Season One Ratings

8 January 2015 12:27 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC continues their search to find a new hit family sitcom for Wednesday nights. So many have failed and been cancelled. Will Black-ish be the next to go or will it be a success in the ratings and be renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On Black-ish, patriarch Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) begins to wonder if his success has caused him and his family to lose touch with their roots. The rest of the family is played by Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Laurence Fishburne.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: Jane Seymour Meets Jane, Clooney's New Series & More

8 January 2015 11:41 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jane the Virgin is getting some lessons in love from Jane Seymour.

The former Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star, who more recently appeared on Forever and Franklin & Bash, will recur on the CW series as the leader of a romance writers’ group that the titular heroine joins, USA Today reports.

Jane the Virgin returns with a new episode on Monday, Jan. 19 at 9/8c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom, Parenthood) will appear in Justified‘s final five episodes as Boon, a hired gun, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* George Clooney is headed back to TV. »

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Anthony Anderson to Host 46th NAACP Image Awards + Reginald Hudlin, Phil Gurin Return as Exec Producers

8 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Via press release...  The NAACP and TV One announced today that Anthony Anderson will return for the second time as host for the 46th NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be announced during the two-hour, star-studded event which will broadcast Live on TV One on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special.  A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c. “It is an honor and privilege to be asked back to host the NAACP Image Awards – the nominees this year are stellar and a testament to the talented individuals in our community,” said Anderson.  “As a 9 time Image Award nominee I could not be more proud, and I look forward to »

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Anthony Anderson Hosts 46th NAACP Image Awards

8 January 2015 9:43 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The NAACP and TV One announced today that Anthony Anderson will return for the second time as host for the 46th NAACP Image Awards. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event which will broadcast Live on TV One on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.Two-Hour Star Studded Special Airs Live on Friday, February 6 on TV One at 9:00 p.m. Et (Pt tape-delayed)One-Hour Pre-Show Airs Live from the Red Carpet at 8:00 p.m. Et (Pt tape-delayed)Anderson, one of today’s most versatile and […] »

- April Neale

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Angela Bassett Privately Screened ‘Whitney’ for Houston’s Cousin Dionne Warwick: ‘She Appreciated It’ (Exclusive)

7 January 2015 9:57 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angela Bassett screened her Lifetime Whitney Houston biopic for the late singer’s famous cousin Dionne Warwick, the first time director told TheWrap.

Bassett said she reached out to Warwick in hopes she’d carry positive words back to the Houston family, in light of matriarch Cissy Houston speaking out publicly against the film in July.

“Well, I’ve spoken to Dionne. I was able to show it to her because I want Miss Cissy to see it,” Bassett told TheWrap at a Paley Center screening of the movie in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

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- Matt Donnelly

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