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‘The Mindy Project’ Review: New Hulu Home Sees Comedy In Top Form

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Just over five months after The Mindy Project ended its third and final season on Fox, the comedy is back on September 15 for a fourth season – now on Hulu. Unlike some cancelled network shows that have made the move online, the Universal Television-produced series, as my video review above says, hasn't lost any of its strengths in translation. On Hulu, as previously on Fox, Tmp is funny, witty and hitting its high marks. The fact is, as fans of the series will likely… »

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Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Casts Its Cottonmouth

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Marvel’s Luke Cage has found its Cottonmouth. Mahershala Ali (House Of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has landed the role of Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the third series in Marvel's four-series package for Netflix. A Harlem nightclub owner, Stokes will become an unexpected foe in Luke's life when Stokes' criminal activities threaten Luke's world. In Luke Cage, Mike Colter plays Cage, a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment… »

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‘Mr. Robot’ Ratings Steady In Season 1 Finale

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Pushed for a week because of similarities to the on-air slaying of two journalists in Virginia, the USA Network cyberpunk series Mr Robot ended its first season last night with cliffhangers galore. With that unexpected break in mind, Mr. Robot wrapped its 10-episode first run pretty much on par with its last original two weeks ago. The Sam Esmail-created show was watched Wednesday by 1.210 million total viewers with 589,000 in the 18-49 demo for a 0.5 rating, according to… »

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YouTube Stars Dude Perfect Land Cmt Series For 2016 Premiere

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The dudes are heading to Cmt. The network has greenlighted The Dude Perfect Show (working title) from Rob Dyrdek's Superjacket Prods for premiere in 2016. The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of digital stars Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins Coby and Cory Cotton, along with their beloved panda mascot, as they open the doors to their mancave in Dallas, TX. Dude Perfect announced the series in a video message via their… »

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NFL To Appeal “Deflategate” Ruling That Voided Tom Brady’s Suspension, But Qb Ok’d To Play – Update

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Updated, 11:53 Am: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just announced that the league will appeal a judge’s ruling this morning that overturned the four-game suspension of Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. But NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league will not seek an emergency stay, freeing Brady to play while an appeals court considers the case. His New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular-season opener a week from tonight. “We are… »

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Donald Trump Pledges Allegiance To Gop – And Kanye West

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“I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands,” Donald Trump announced today after meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. The Rnc never has issued a pledge for candidates to sign in a presidential political cycle, marveled talking heads at the TV news outlets that covered his news conference from the glistening halls of Trump Towers. “Frankly I felt it was the best way to… »

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NBC Buys ‘The Watcher’ Thriller Drama From Alex Cary & Aaron Kaplan

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In June, a local news story about a New Jersey family forced to abandon their new home over chilling letters from a stalker who calls himself “The Watcher” made national headlines. It has now become an inspiration for a thriller TV drama project from former Homeland executive producer Alex Cary, producer Aaron Kaplan (Secrets & Lies, The Mysteries Of Laura) and Universal TV. Titled The Watcher, the project was bought preemptively by NBC. It marks the first sale under the o… »

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NBC Brings In Lionsgate Executive Cara Dellaverson As Svp Drama Development

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NBC Entertainment has named Lionsgate development and current executive Cara Dellaverson as Svp of Drama Development. She will report to Pearlena Igbokwe, Evp of Drama Development. Most recently, Dellaverson was Svp of Television Development and Current Programming at Lionsgate, where she oversaw the launch of ABC's Nashville, as well as Jenji Kohan's Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.  "Cara's knack for finding fresh and unique stories that resonate with audiences… »

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Entertainment One TV Ups Jeff Lynas To COO

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Entertainment One Television has promoted Jeff Lynas from his current position as Svp, Operations & Business Development to Chief Operating Officer. Lynas reports directly to CEO John Morayniss, and continues to be based in Los Angeles. In his expanded role, Lynas takes on oversight of all day-to-day operations for eOne Television on a global basis. He will also continue in his business development capacity, establishing and structuring new business relationships for eOne… »

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A+E Networks To Receive Television Academy’s 2015 Governors Award

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The Television Academy will honor A+E Networks with its 2015 Governors Award in recognition of their corporate social responsibility programs. The Governors Award will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, September 12. "For over 30 years, A+E Networks has had an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve. It is a great honor for our Corporate Outreach initiatives to be recognized by the Television Academy with its Governors Award," said… »

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Curt Hecht Dies: Weather Channel Exec And Digital Innovator Was 47

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Weather Channel executive Curt Hecht, a pioneer in the adoption of technology with tremendous impact on television and advertising, has died following a battle with lung cancer. He was 47. Hecht had been fighting the disease for five months, a fact he kept secret from all but a very few close friends, according to a statement from Weather Channel CEO David Kenny. “He did not want a fuss or pity or distraction,” Kenny said. “To him, cancer was like a challenging bike ride… »

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SundanceTV Acquires Genre Drama ‘Cleverman’

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SundanceTV has become the U.S. home for the Australian-New Zealand series, which Red Arrow is distributing worldwide. The six-part high concept drama is slated to premiere in 2016. The show will have its market launch at Mipcom in October. Cleverman is set in the near future where a group of nonhumans battle for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior and want to silence, exploit and kill them. It's based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen and… »

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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut Will Be Supersized

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Set your DVRs: CBS’ unveiling of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is going to run long Tuesday night. Expect it to run to 12:44 Am Et, the network advised today. That will give Colbert plenty of time to ask Gop presidential candidate Jeb Bush if he wishes he’d first run by Colbert his campaign’s contest to win a ticket to the premiere; Colbert on Wednesday jabbed him via video for setting up the raffle and announced one of his own. Also guesting that night is George Cloo… »

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‘Carmichael Show’ Ratings Up Strong In Week 2, ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ Finale Down From 2014, ‘MasterChef’ Steady

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Looks like NBC's second comedy experiment of the summer has paid off very nicely for the net. In its second week, The Carmichael Show saw an 18% jump among adults 18-49 for its 9 Pm (1.3/4) show and an impressive 22% rise in the demo for its 9:30 Pm (1.1/4) show. Not only does that almost exactly flip how Mr. Robinson did for NBC in the decline of its Week 2, but also the 9 Pm result is the best any network summer comedy has done in its second week since CBS' Creature Comf… »

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‘Narcos’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

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Netflix has renewed drama series Narcos for a second season. The streaming service confirmed the news today via Twitter. Coming soon. #Narcos https://t.co/elFgwjvsnj — Narcos (@NarcosNetflix) September 3, 2015 Written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha, Narcos is the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers on… »

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‘Lab Rats’ & ‘Mighty Med’ Spinoff Series To Succeed The 2 Comedies On Disney Xd

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Exclusive: Disney Xd is ending two of its live-action comedy series, Lab Rats and Mighty Med while extending both franchises with a new spinoff series that brings together some of the most popular characters from both shows. The network has given a straight-to-series order for Lab Rats: Elite Force, which will feature Lab Rats‘ Billy Unger and Kelli Berglund reprising their roles as Chase and Bree, and Mighty Med‘s Bradley Steven Perry (Kaz), Jake Short (Oliver) and Paris… »

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Keith David To Star In Own Drama Series ‘Greenleaf’

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Keith David (Community, Enlisted) will topline Greenleaf, Own's megachurch drama series from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV. The straight-to-series drama focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Emmy winner David will play Bishop James Greenleaf, the charming and charismatic but brilliantly manipulative leader of Greenleaf World Ministries. He joins… »

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Vincent Bolloré Tightens Grip On Canal Plus, Becomes Chairman And Ousts Chief Exec Bertrand Meheut

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Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré consolidated his grip on French pay TV giant Canal Plus on Thursday by naming himself chairman and also ousting long-serving chairman of the supervisory board and Canal Plus Group chief exec Bertrand Meheut in favor of Jean-Christophe Thiery. Thiery is a longtime Bolloré Group executive, having worked in the French billionaire’s media businesses for over a decade. He currently oversees assets such as the Direct Matin free daily newspaper… »

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HBO Developing Dark Comedy ‘The Loop’ From Nancy Hower & John Lehr

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HBO has put in development The Loop, a half-hour dark comedy from 10 Items or Less co-creators Nancy Hower and John Lehr. The project is about a couple who downsizes everything and chooses to sail the Loop — a nautical course that cuts through the heart of America. All goes wrong when they become entangled in a smuggling ring. Hower and Lehr will write and executive produce. The two were behind original comedy series Quick Draw, which aired for two seasons on Hulu. They… »

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David Axelrod Joins CNN As Senior Political Commentator

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David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama, will begin as a CNN senior political commentator tomorrow, September 4; he will be unveiled on The Lead With Jake Tapper. It’s presumed this means Axelrod’s tenure as political analyst on MSNBC has come to an end. At CNN, he will add insights and analysis across CNN's domestic, digital, and international networks. CNN’s Washington bureau chief Sam Feist broke the news this morning: Thrilled to announce that @David… »

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