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TV News Roundup: Martin Sheen Producing O.J. Simpson Docuseries ‘O.J. Is Innocent’ & More

30 March 2016 5:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Investigation Discovery will attempt to prove O.J. Simpson’s innocence through a six-part miniseries from exec producer Martin Sheen. Also in today’s TV news round-up, Netflix has revealed character descriptions for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s” Season 2 guest stars. . .


Investigation Discovery has picked up a six-part docu-series about the O.J. Simpson trial from exec producer Martin Sheen, titled “Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent,” Variety has confirmed. The true-crime series will reinvestigate the infamous case, calling upon new evidence in an attempt to prove Simpson’s innocence of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman’s murders. Sheen will narrate the series, first reported by THR, which is set to premiere in early 2017.

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Even more guest stars are coming to Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which premieres on April 15. Netflix released the character descriptions on Wednesday…

Fred Armisen will play Bobby, a former flame of Lillian’s (Carol Kane »

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David Ellender Joins Sonar Entertainment As Head Of Distribution

30 March 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

David Ellender, who recently stepped down as CEO of Slingshot Global Media, is joining another independent TV company, Sonar Entertainment. He has named to the newly created position of President, Global Distribution and Co-Productions, reporting to Thomas Lesinski, the newly appointed Sonar CEO. In his new position, Ellender will be responsible for worldwide program sales for Sonar, including North America, across traditional and digital media platforms. He also is being… »

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Slingshot Global Media CEO David Ellender Exits

18 March 2016 6:14 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Two years after former FremantleMedia International CEO David Ellender launched independent company Slingshot Global Media with the backing of private investment firm Tpg Growth, he has stepped down as CEO. Ellender has parted ways amicably with the company, which will continue to operate with its current staff Slingshot was started with the idea to develop and produce drama and comedy series for the U.S. market as well as globally-appealing projects through international… »

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