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TruTV’s top-rated Impractical Jokers has been cleared in 85% of the U.S. for a fall syndication launch. The series, starring lifelong friends Joe, Murr, Q and Sal, will air as a Monday-Friday strip beginning in September. CBS and Sinclair station groups will help launch the series in several markets including New York, with Tribune, Nexstar-Media General, Titan, Weigel, Gray, Hearst, Cox and Tegna also on board to support. Trifecta Entertainment & Media will distribute… »
Turner network truTV has renewed eight of its shows in addition to greenlighting five more and putting four into development, the network announced during their upfront presentation in New York on Friday.
New seasons of “Impractical Jokers,” “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” “The Carbonaro Effect,” “Hack My Life,” and “Comedy Knockout” will be joined in the 2017-2018 season by new shows including “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” and “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” among others. The network’s development pipeline includes projects from Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez, Liza Treyger, The Kloons, and Rose Schlossberg.
truTV underwent an extensive rebrand that began in October 2014. In late 2016, the network unveiled a new tag line – Funny because its tru – highlighting its commitment to both scripted and unscripted comedy.
“Three years ago, when we announced our plan to totally reinvent truTV as a comedy network, people thought we were nuts and it would never work – but »
- Joe Otterson
Simon Brew Apr 21, 2017
The theatrical rights to the next James Bond film are up to date: and they may give a clue to Daniel Craig's intentions.
Times are changing in the world of James Bond movies. Ever since Daniel Craig took on the role for the first time with Casino Royale, the movies have been theatrically distributed by Sony, with 20th Century Fox then in charge of the home entertainment releases.
But the theatrical deal between Eon and Sony expired after 2015’s Spectre, and as plans are put together for whatever James Bond 25 turns out to be, there’s the small matter of who is going to distribute the movie.
The financial incentive to do so reportedly isn’t too great. »
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