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Duggar Parents Give Interview To Megyn Kelly On Fox News

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Megyn Kelly has landed a much-chased interview with the Duggar parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, for Wednesday night for Fox News Channel. The news division will turn around the interview quickly to air in Kelly’s timeslot, 9 Pm Et. The bulk of the interview, which will be conducted in their hometown in Arkansas, will air that night, but Fnc also has planned a one hour special Kelly File special for Friday night. News orgs had been chasing a Duggar interview since TLC pulled… »

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Penny Johnson Jerald Departs ‘Castle’

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Penny Johnson Jerald won’t be returning to ABC’s Castle. She joined the series as Captain Victoria Gates in 2011. She tweeted the news tonight. Penny Johnson Jerald To my Castle fans around the world, as of late yesterday I am surprised and saddened to learn that I will no (cont) http://t.co/ShjcoiU61Z — Penny Johnson Jerald (@btwprod) May 30, 2015 ABC previously confirmed Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic were returning to the series for Season… »

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‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Trailer: Amateur Porn Doc Debuted Today On Netflix

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This Rashida Jones-produced documentary looks at the amateur porn industry and the young women it attracts as performers. Directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Hot Girls Wanted looks at the lives of several 18- and 19-year-olds and how they were recruited — plus how reality stacks up against their expectations as they decided to pursue this line of work. The picture debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it was picked up by Netflix. Bauer, Gradus and… »

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‘The Wicked + The Divine’ Comic To Be Adapted As TV Series By Universal TV

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On the heels of The Wicked + The Divine comic by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson landing three Eisner Award nominations, including best new series, the breakout books are headed to TV. Universal Television has optioned the rights to the property for Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Milkfed Criminal Masterminds; they will produce the project through the pod deal they recently inked with the studio. In addition to adapting their own comics and… »

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Rob Morrow To Play Barry Scheck In ‘The People Vs O.J. Simpson’

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Rob Morrow (Texas Rising) is the latest to join the cast of FX's American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson. He will play Barry Scheck, the co-founder of the Innocence Project who is called upon by O.J.’s defense team for his DNA expertise. The miniseries takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution… »

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‘Aquarius’ Off To Modest Ratings Start, ‘500 Questions’ Ticks Up In Finale

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Update Pm: Encouraging ratings uptick in the finals for new NBC drama Aquarius (1.1 in 18-49), which will rely on digital viewing as the network is making the whole season available for streaming. Previous Am: The performance of new NBC drama Aquarius won’t be judged by on-air ratings as it is introducing a new broadcast model, with all 13 episodes made available online after last night’s two-hour premiere on the network. The Charles Manson series starring David Duchovny… »

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Colin Donnell Joins ‘Chicago Med’ As New Series Regular

29 May 2015 2:21 PM, PDT

Exclusive: Colin Donnell (Arrow, The Affair) has been added to the cast of NBC’s new drama series Chicago Med as a new regular. Because the latest offshoot in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise started off as a planted spinoff episode of Chicago Fire, the cast was not fully formed and is now expanding. Since work on the show’s 13-episode order is just beginning, the character Donnell will be playing is still being fleshed out. He is expected to be a doctor, possibly in… »

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Will “Unprecedented” Ad Agency Reviews Hurt TV’s Upfront Market?

29 May 2015 2:12 PM, PDT

Last year’s upfront market broke in early June, so TV networks aren’t concerned yet as they watch ad buyers continue to kick the tires. But some industry execs and observers warn that this year’s sales process could drag out longer than usual for a variety of reasons — including an astonishing, and unexpected, recent spate of advertiser agency reviews. The volume of reviews is “unprecedented,” Pivotal Research Group’s Brian Wieser says, as companies… »

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‘Boom!’ Trailer: First Look At Fox’s Bomb-Defusing Game Show

29 May 2015 2:07 PM, PDT

“Imagine yourself standing right here in front of this bomb. Clock ticking, cutters in your hands and all that stands between you and a half a million dollars is the single cut of a wire.” That’s a pretty succinct description of the premise of Fox’s new summer game show Boom! from Keshet Dcp. It goes like this: A squad of four players tries to defuse eight goo-filled fake bombs by answering trivia questions correctly with a tight time limit. The multiple-choice responses… »

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‘Empire’ Season 2 Premiere Date Revealed

29 May 2015 1:16 PM, PDT

Fox has slotted the first Wednesday of the fall season, September 23, 9 Pm for the Season 2 premiere of hit hip-hop drama Empire. Series star Taraji P. Henson initially tweeted the news (actually let it slip a little early?) and then the official Empire writers’ Twitter handle confirmed the news. #Empire fans! @EmpireFOX Season 2 returns Wednesday, September 23, 2015! #MarkYourCalendars #GameTimeBitches pic.twitter.com/hEtN5TfLBV — Empire Writers (@EmpireWriters) May 29… »

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Chuck Todd-Hosted ‘Meet The Press’ Logs Best May Since 2012

29 May 2015 1:05 PM, PDT

NBC’s Meet The Press delivered its best May sweep since 2012 in overall viewers and the news demo. It delivered 2.61 million overall viewers and 826,000 in the key age bracket. Still, it finished the sweep behind ABC’s This Week (2.63 million viewers, 881,000 in news demo) as well as CBS’ pack leader Face The Nation (3.24 million viewers, 891,000 news demo). Mtp was, however, No. 1 with younger viewers, clocking 623,000 18- to 49-year-olds to Face The Nation’s 563,000 and… »

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‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’ Debuts Sunday On Fox News Channel

29 May 2015 1:02 PM, PDT

Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld visited Hoda and Kathie Lee on NBC’s Today this morning to tout his network’s Sunday 10 Pm Et launch of The Greg Gutfeld Show — and explain why he recently stalked Jenna Bush Hager at the gym. “You know what’s good about a treadmill? She couldn’t get away!” Gutfeld raved. “Stalk women on treadmills — my first tip.” No, we don’t know why Hoda and Kathie Lee were wearing matching tops, albeit in different colors. Way back in February, Fnc… »

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HBO Gives 2-Season Order To ‘Animals’ Animated Comedy From Duplass Brothers

29 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT

In what may be the biggest acquisition deal overall to come out of the Sundance Film Festival, HBO has picked up two seasons of animated series Animals, produced by Duplass Brothers Television for a 2016 debut on the pay cable network and its streaming platforms. That includes the first season, produced by Duplass Brothers TV, which is currently in post-production. The completed first two episodes of the series were screened in the Special Events section of the Sundance… »

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Greg Kinnear To Play Joe Biden In HBO’s ‘Confirmation’, Jennifer Hudson Also Cast

29 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT

Current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was a key player in the explosive 1991 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. He will be portrayed by Greg Kinnear in Confirmation, HBO Films’ upcoming movie on the controversy. Also joining the cast of the project are Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright and Alison Wright. The film, set to begin production this summer, details the Supreme Court hearings for Thomas (Wendell Pierce) that were rocked by testimony by… »

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FIFA’s Sepp Blatter Re-Elected President, Saying “I’m Not Perfect”; Victory Likely To Lead To Only More Drama

29 May 2015 10:19 AM, PDT

Updated with more details: FIFA president Sepp Blatter won his fifth election today, despite widespread calls for his resignation from outside the organization and a U.S.-Swiss anti-corruption investigation that has rocked the world soccer body. The 17-year leader of the group easily defeated reformist challenger Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. Many — including the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron and UEFA president Michel Platini — had hoped a new leader would begin… »

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‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Teaser: Ash Is Back With Chainsaw In Hand

29 May 2015 10:14 AM, PDT

Here’s a look at the newest teaser for Starz original series Ash Vs Evil Dead, sequel to the cult horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series, executive produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, is currently filming on location in New Zealand for premiere on Starz in fall 2015. Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the… »

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FIFA Crisis Turns Political As Sponsors & Broadcasters Watch Presidential Election Results

29 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT

Update, 10:19 Am: Sepp Blatter wins re-election after Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein concedes ahead of a second-round vote. See the story here. Update, 10 Am: FIFA members are heading back to the voting booths for a second round of balloting after the first round produced no two-thirds majority winner in the race for president. The battle pits four-time incumbent Sepp Blatter and Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein amid a corruption scandal brought to light that has… »

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John Pyper-Ferguson Joins ‘Suits’ In Major Recurring Role

29 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT

The Last Ship’s John Pyper-Ferguson has landed a major recurring role in the upcoming fifth season of USA’s Suits. He will play Jack, a partner at the law firm and new head of the firm’s Compensation Committee. He will have to work with the on-going power struggle between Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Louis (Rick Hoffman). Suits Season 5 premieres on June 24. Pyper-Ferguson’s arc on Suits comes in addition to his role as Tex Nolan on TNT’s hit series The Last Ship. His… »

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Bob Saget Signs On For ‘Fuller House’ Reunion

29 May 2015 6:59 AM, PDT

Bob Saget is set to reprise his role as the squeaky-clean patriarch Danny Tanner in Fuller House. John Stamos, who confirmed Saget’s involvement in Netflix’s Full House reboot, tweeted: Last but not least-best piece of casting yet. The great @bobsaget will be joining our show on @netfilx – this completes the perfect reunon! — John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 29, 2015 To which Saget replied: How did you get this information? Kidding! Love you Jesse! https://t.co/dj5VK… »

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Idris Elba Nelson Mandela Docu ‘Mandela, My Dad & Me’ Acquired By A+E Networks

29 May 2015 3:53 AM, PDT

A+E Networks has acquired the exclusive TV rights to Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me,  a one-hour docu by Idris Elba. The film, directed by Daniel Vernon, chronicles the story behind the creation of Mi Mandela, an album of South African music recorded by Elba in tribute to Mandela and to his own late father. The actor-singer was inspired after having spent months working on Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.   The documentary will air on History in Africa in… »

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