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Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” NBC breakout hit “This Is Us” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” are among 60 projects shortlisted for the 2017 Peabody Awards. PBS’ documentary “Hamilton’s America,” chronicling Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit, Marvel series “Luke Cage,” and Ava DuVernay’s “The 13th” documentary are also among the finalists. Jurors chose the 60 finalists out of 1,200 entries from television, radio and the web. The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Also Read: Kevin Reilly Among 4 Added to Peabody Awards Board of Advisors The winners in each category will be revealed in a. »
- Linda Ge
"Fresh and richly intelligent." A new trailer has arrived online for an indie film titled As You Are, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival last year to positive reviews (here's my review). I'm glad to see this is finally being released soon, it's a great film. Owen Campbell stars as a teenager caught in a love triangle between his two friends - played by Charlie Heaton and Amandla Stenberg. The cast includes Mary Stuart Masterson, Scott Cohen and John Scurti. This is best to see without knowing too much going in, because the film reveals the truth as the story plays out. The trailer features the song "Appalachian Moon" written and performed by Kevin Reilly, included on the soundtrack. I recommend giving this a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's As You Are, direct from YouTube: Set in the early 1990's, As You Are »
- Alex Billington
These days, network heads John Langraf (FX), David Nevins (Showtime) and Kevin Reilly (TBS and TNT) compete against each other to land the hottest shows and the most Emmy wins, but two decades ago, the trio were among those on the ground floor of NBC's Must See TV movement, helping push through passion projects like ER and Will & Grace that would come to define the network and television as a whole.
- Kate Stanhope
Fox has tapped a new head of alternative programming.
Veteran producer Rob Wade has been named president, alternative entertainment and specials, the Fox Broadcasting announced Monday. Corie Henson, who had led alternative, will continue with the network as executive vice president, reporting to Wade.
“Unscripted programming is one of the true hallmarks of broadcast television. No other platform captures the immediacy and excitement of a big, broad, breakout unscripted hit like broadcast, and we are committed to expanding our efforts in this area beginning today, with Rob,” said Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden, to whom Wade will report. “Rob’s an incredibly well-respected executive and producer with a proven track record working on reality hits. He’s also a creator himself, which »
- Daniel Holloway
Major Crimes will continue to be TNT's longest-running drama.
It was just renewed for a sixth season by the network.
The successful series predates current network head Kevin Reilly and a time when the net focused on procedural fare.
While the focus may be changing at the network, there's no denying the focus of TNT's audience.
This past summer, Major Crimes reached an average of 10 million viewers per episode across TNT's multiple platforms and finished the third quarter ranking as one of cable's Top 10 dramas with adults 18-49.
In its first season, it ranked as cable's #1 new drama of 2012, and it has remained among the most-watched dramas on cable ever since.
Major Crimes centers on a special squad within the Lapd that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. »
- Carissa Pavlica
“Major Crimes” has been renewed for a sixth season at TNT, the network announced Wednesday. The renewal comes well before the show’s return for the second half of Season 5 on Feb. 22. Season 6 will consist of 13 episodes.
The series, originally a spin-off of network-maker “The Closer,” has been a bulwark for TNT, pulling in 10 million viewers a week across all platforms, according to Turner. Turner Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Reilly has taken TNT’s creative direction away from the kind of meat-and-potatoes police procedural that marked the networks’ previous aesthetic. Yet even with series like “Rizzoli & Isles” breathing their last and new, grittier series like “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws” coming to populate the TNT schedule, it appears there’s still room for “Major Crimes.”
“Major Crimes” follows a special squad within the Lapd that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), the squad includes Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey), Lieutenant »
- Oriana Schwindt
Kirsten Howard Rob Leane Feb 22, 2017
A year and a bit ago, M. Night Shyamalan - who, with The Visit and Split, is very much back - announced that he was reviving classic horror anthology show Tales From The Crypt for a brand new series at the TNT network.
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Today, we have the first trailer to share...
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“I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor,” Shyamalan said back in January of last year. “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales From The Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have »
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