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‘Timeless’ Creators Shawn Ryan & Eric Kripke Sued Over “Ripped Off” Format

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A Spanish company is suing Sony, NBCUniversal and Timeless creators Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke, claiming that they pilfered the idea for NBC’s new time-travel drama. Onza Entertainment claims the series was “ripped off” from its copyrighted format El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time), for which the company says it was in negotiations with Sony to produce an American version. The suit says the Spanish format “relates to the adventures of a… »

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Trumpocalypse Showers Cable News Networks With Q3 Ratings Records

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The 2016 presidential election cycle has been very good to cable news networks. Fox News Channel delivered its most watched quarter ever in total-day viewership. Fnc ranked No. 1 in basic cable for Q3 primetime and total-day total viewers. Despite the network’s internecine dramas, Fnc viewers stayed loyal, to the tune of 2.44M primetime viewers, 459K of them in the news demo, and 1.41M total-day total viewers, 276K of which fell in the key sales age bracket. This marks… »

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Donald Trump Vs Hillary Clinton Debate Most Watched In TV History With 84M+ Viewers – Update

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Update with final Nielsen numbers: An average of 84 million people tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Nielsen said in releasing final numbers for the telecast. The statistic includes viewing by 13 networks airing live coverage from about 9 Pm-11:45 Pm Et. The networks included in Nielsen’s tally: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Azteca, Univision, Telemundo, PBS, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business Network and MSNBC. An earlier… »

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Premiere Week Ratings: ‘This Is Us’, ‘Bull’, ‘Designated Survivor’ Among Bright Spots

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By most accounts, it was a solid premiere week for the broadcast networks. The overall Live+Same Day declines were in line with expectations; the Big 4 networks combined drew a 7.2 adults 18-49, down 9% from last year’s premiere week (some of the decline has to do with a weaker Sunday Night Football game this year), and 28.25 million viewers, -5%. There were no outright flops among the new series, though there were some disappointments. Overall, it was a very good week… »

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‘This Is Us’ Gets Full-Season Order At NBC For Total Of 18 Episodes

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This Is Us has emerged as the breakout new hourlong series of the fall 2016 broadcast season. Now Dan Fogelman’s sprawling ensemble dramedy, from 20th Century Fox TV, has received a Back 5 pickup from NBC for an 18-episode order, short of the standard 22. This Is Us creator Fogelman had designed the heavily serialized, decades-spanning dramedy for shorter, cable-style seasons. I hear he originally was shooting for a 16-episode freshman season, with the number eventually… »

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‘The Crown’ Trailer: First Look At Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth Drama Series

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The Crown must win, must always win.” That admonition comes at the end of the first trailer for Netflix’s new original drama The Crown, which chronicles the early days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The show is created, written and executive produced by The Queen scribe Peter Morgan. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) and Andy Harries (The Queen) also executive produce and Daldry directs. The series stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the… »

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‘Before The Flood’ Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary On Climate Change

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“We’ve known about this for decades … and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse and worse.” Here’s the trailer for Before The Flood, a documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that will have a theatrical run next month followed by a global TV airing a week-plus later. “I just want to know how far we’ve gone,” DiCaprio says, “and if there’s anything we can do anything to stop it.” There are mind-numbing and/or heart-wrenching scenes of glaciers… »

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Donald Trump Debate With Hillary Clinton Breaks YouTube Political Records

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With nearly 2 million concurrent viewers and over 3 million live watch hours, Donald Trump’s first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton broke political records, YouTube reported. Those stats came across the six news organizations that streamed the debate, according to the video-sharing website.  The 2M concurrent live viewers is a new political record. Compared to 2012, Donald Trump’s first debate with Hillary Clinton had 14 times the viewership, 5 times more watch… »

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AMC & SundanceTV Set Int’l Programming Team Headed By Kristin Jones

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Kristin Jones, who has been running international programming for AMC since 2014, has added SundanceTV to her purview, and now will oversee international programming and co-productions across both AMC and SundanceTV in an Svp role. She continues to report to Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. In addition, Chris Loveall has joined as vice president, international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, reporting to… »

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Donald Trump Debates Hillary Clinton, Breaks Social Records

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The Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton fracas dominated social media. That includes 18.6 million people throughout Facebook in the U.S. generating 73.8 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the debate. Facebook’s top social moment of the debate came when Trump started to fulminate about having the better “temperament” of the two candidates, insisting it was his strongest asset as though daring Clinton to say otherwise. Top  debate issues in the Facebook… »

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‘The New Edition Story’ Gets Bet Premiere Date: First-Look Video

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Bet’s six-hour event series The New Edition Story about the iconic R&B boy band will air over three nights on January 24-26, the network said today. The biopic follows the group — Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill — from their humble beginnings in Boston to global stardom, weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the cost of fame. Empire‘s Bryshere Y. Gray, The Wiz Live‘s Elijah Kelley, Luke… »

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Curtain Rises On Date For 71st Tony Awards On CBS

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CBS said today that it will air the 71st annual Tony Awards on June 11, 2017. Broadway’s trophy show will be live at 8 Pm in the East and delayed in the West. The Hamilton-free nominations for the 2016-2017 season will be announced May 2. A venue has not yet been announced; last year’s show was at the Beacon Theatre. CBS has aired the Tonys every year since 1978. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American… »

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Annapurna Pictures Launches TV Division Headed By Former HBO Executive Sue Naegle

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Annapurna Pictures has launched Annapurna Television, a production that will be led by former HBO president of entertainment Sue Naegle. She recently ended a production deal at the network that followed her executive stint. Annapurna’s new division will focus on building out the label's TV slate for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Naegle will run the new enterprise alongside Annapurna founder Megan Ellison and will spearhead Annapurna's TV production and… »

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‘The Strain’ Renewed For Fourth & Final Season By FX

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The Strain, the vampire thriller drama from Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will conclude its run on FX next year. The cable network has given the series, which is midway through airing its third season, a renewal for a fourth and final season to air in summer 2017. "We sincerely thank Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and their creative team as well as the fantastic cast for three exciting seasons of The Strain," said FX Networks president… »

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CNN Wins Cable News Debate Demo Derby, Fox News Channel Takes Total Viewers

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CNN was No. 1 in cable news among adults 25-54 during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with 4.43 million viewers in the news demographic. CNN tallied 26% more news-demo viewers than Fox News' 3.53 million, which was up 20% compared with the first general election presidential debate in the 2012 cycle. CNN’s news-demo tally turned up 181% more viewers than MSNBC's 1.58 million. Fnc bagged the biggest overall audience for the debate… »

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‘Das Boot’: Sonar Acquires Rights To Event Series; Boards As Co-Producer

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Sonar Entertainment has come on board eight-episode event series Das Boot, joining Germany’s Bavaria Fernsehproduktion and Sky Deutschland as co-producer and distributor. The series is set to begin production in 2017 for premiere worldwide in 2018. Sonar holds all global distribution rights to the series, with the exception of Sky's five European territories, which include Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland and Italy. “This is Sonar's first non-English speaking co-production… »

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NBC Snares Biggest 1st Debate Crowd Since 1992 To Top Field

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Updated, 11:30 Am: NBC beat broadcast and cable networks across the board for the first 2016 presidential debate, snagging its highest total audience, and 25-54 news-demo deliveries since 1992 in a first general election presidential debate. The NBC broadcast network averaged 18.2 million total viewers, outperforming ABC’s 13.5M and CBS’s 12.1M.  Among 25-54 viewers, NBC averaged 8.3M viewers, thumping ABC ‘s 4.75M, and CBS’s 4.8M. Adding in MSNBC’s coverage of the… »

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Fox Networks Group Names David Levy Evp Of Non-Linear Revenue

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Here’s a sign of the changing times in television as companies grapple with the transition to digital platforms: Fox Networks Group said today that it has given True[X] co-founder David Levy a new title as Evp Non-Linear Revenue. He’ll report to fellow True[X] co-founder Joe Marchese, who’s Fng’s  President of Advanced Advertising Products. “As marketers place more bets on non-linear viewing, David's team will ensure that our ad products and sales organization are… »

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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Says Company’s Creative Involvement Is “Always Invited”

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Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has rejected any assertion that the company is showing signs of hindering the creative freedom of its producers and said it is on track to double its original programming output. Speaking at a Royal Television Society conference in London on Tuesday, the Netflix exec said he was working "very diligently" to ensure relationships with creatives were “collaborative” and insisted creative control of production would not increase as… »

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‘Still Star-Crossed’: Claire Cooper Set For Key Role On ABC Drama Series

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British actress Claire Cooper (A.D. The Bible Continues) has landed a recurring role on ABC’s Still Star-Crossed period drama series from Shondaland and ABC Studios. Still Star-Crossed picks up where the story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate. Cooper will play Lady Montague who is a master manipulator and a woman with a dark past and dangerous… »

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