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Locations Manager For ‘Narcos’ Killed In Mexico; Netflix Says Facts “Still Unknown”

16 September 2017 9:54 AM, PDT

A locations manager for Netflix’s Narcos was killed Monday, apparently by gunshot, in a rural area of Mexico known for gang-related drug violence. A report in the local press indicates 37-year-old Carlos Muñoz Portal died while scouting locations for the show. There are no specifics yet on what happened, but he was last seen heading out to the State of Mexico for some production photographs. His body was found hours later in his car and had sustained several gunshot… »

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‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Says States’ Rights Claim Now Belongs To Liberals

15 September 2017 9:01 PM, PDT

Update with video Adopting a good ol’ boy accents while lamenting federal overreach, Bill Maher wrapped up tonight’s Real Time episode with a New Rule: The “States’ Rights” issue now belongs to liberals. Noting that California Gov. Jerry Brown favors a separate climate treaty between his state and China “in defiance of the federal government,” Maher launched into an extended bit about liberals finally getting the chance to tell the feds to keep its hands off. “We’re just… »

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Bravo Spikes ‘All That Glitters,’ Planned Series About Anna Wintour & Tina Brown

15 September 2017 6:53 PM, PDT

Bravo Media has turned the page on All That Glitters, the story of the rivalrous relationship between New York magazine editors Anna Wintour and Tina Brown that was planned as its first scripted event series. The project from Universal Cable Productions and exec producers Gale Anne Hurd and Judith Verno had been ordered to series in May. Bravo did not specify a reason for axing the show. All That Glitters was the true story of the behind-the-scenes rivalry, relationship… »

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‘South Park’ Marathon Helps Season 21 Premiere To Strong Ratings

15 September 2017 5:14 PM, PDT

Comedy Central’s South Park marathon — the eight-day wall-to-wall run of over 250 episodes from September 6-13 — was up 21% vs the same period a year ago. Helped in no small part by the marathon, the Wednesday Season 21 South Park premiere, which aired immediately following its conclusion, drew 1.7 million total viewers and a 1.36 Live+same day rating in adults 18-49 making it the top show on cable on Wednesday. It also was the highest-rated premiere in 2017 among adults… »

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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered: “There Went A Great One,” David Lynch Says

15 September 2017 4:39 PM, PDT

Harry Dean Stanton died today at age 91 in Los Angeles, two weeks before his latest film Lucky was due to hit theaters from Magnolia Pictures. It is the latest of his more than 200 film and TV credits for the character actor extraordinaire, who was perhaps best known for his roles in Repo Man, Paris, Texas, David Lynch’s movies and Twin Peaks TV series, and as the patriarch of the polygamist family at the hub of HBO's Big Love. Still, the breadth of his roles was… »

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“Espn Not A Political Organization”, Network Chief Warns Staff After Donald Trump Blasts Net Over Host’s Tweets

15 September 2017 4:20 PM, PDT

“Espn is not a political organization….Espn is about sports,” network president John Skipper said in a Friday afternoon memo to staff. Except Espn became one of this week’s biggest political stories when one of its anchors, Jemele Hill, called President Donald Trump a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists and argued Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of her lifetime, adding that his rise is a direct result of white… »

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‘Stitchers’ Canceled After Three Seasons By Freeform

15 September 2017 4:05 PM, PDT

Freeform’s Stitchers will not see a fourth season. The network has canceled the sci-fi procedural which wrapped what turned out to be its third and final season last month, Deadline has confirmed. The series starred Emma Ishta as Kirsten Clark. Highly intelligent and persistent, Kirsten has an aptitude for technology but never expected that she'd be hacking into the minds of the recently deceased. Recruited into a covert government agency to be 'stitched' into the… »

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Harry Dean Stanton Dies: Big-Screen Veteran & ‘Big Love’ Patriarch Was 91

15 September 2017 3:56 PM, PDT

Harry Dean Stanton, whose lantern jaw, hollowed-out cheeks, sunken eyes and, more often than not, four-days growth of stubble marked him as one of Hollywood’s most familiar faces and greatest character actors for more than half a century, died today of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent John S. Kelly told Deadline. He was 91. Starting out in 1950s Westerns through this year’s Twin Peaks and Lucky, Stanton lists some 200 film and TV… »

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‘The Orville’ Premiere Ratings Rise In Live+3

15 September 2017 3:25 PM, PDT

The premiere of Fox’s The Orville, which aired last Sunday behind an NFL doubleheader, logged a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating in L+3, up 30% from its Live+Same Day delivery. The Live+3 total viewership for the opening episode of Seth MacFarlane’s space adventure series was 11.3 million, up from 8.6 million. In Live+Sd, The Orville premiere’s 18-49 delivery tied those of NBC's drama This Is Us and Fox's comedy The Mick, the highest-rated launches last season (excluding 24: Legacy… »

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‘9-1-1’: Bradley Buecker To Direct & Ep Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk Fox Series

15 September 2017 2:57 PM, PDT

Longtime Ryan Murphy collaborator Bradley Buecker (American Horror Story, Glee) has been tapped to direct the opening episode of 9-1-1, Murphy and Brad Falchuk's upcoming drama series for Fox, which is set to premiere in midseason. He will continue as producing director on the series, serving as an executive producer. Buecker replaces McG, who was previously slated to direct and executive produce but has left the Fox/’20th TV project due to creative differences and is now… »

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White House Asked If Donald Trump Will Apologize For Birtherism Untruths After Morning Tweet

15 September 2017 2:09 PM, PDT

President Donald Trump set himself up this morning when he tweeted a demand that Espn apologize for Jemele Hill’s “untruths” about him. He was referring to Hill’s tweet calling him a “white supremacist,” among other remarks. Sure enough, a few hours later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got asked at her briefing, “Does that mean he's willing to apologize for birtherism claims that he had made for years?” “I think the president has made many comments on… »

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‘True Lies’ Movie Rebooted As TV Series By Fox With McG, Marc Guggenheim & James Cameron Producing

15 September 2017 2:00 PM, PDT

True Lies, James Cameron’s hit 1994 action comedy movie, is headed to television. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to an hourlong reboot of the film, which comes from McG, Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim, Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Guggenheim is writing the adaptation, with McG set to direct. The two are executive producing alongside Cameron and Jon Landau via Lightstorm, as well as Rae Sanchini and Mary Viola. 20th Century Fox TV… »

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Fox Sports’ Clay Travis Tells CNN’s Brooke Baldwin He Only Believes In “First Amendment And Boobs”

15 September 2017 1:44 PM, PDT

A CNN segment about the White House call for Espn to fire achor Jemele Hill after she called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter went off the rails this afternoon when Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis was given the floor. “Espn is not in the business of commenting randomly on political-related issues,” he began. So far so good. “They established about 18 months ago that their people shouldn’t be involved in non-sports-related political controversies,&#8221… »

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David Madden Officially Named President Of Original Programming For AMC, Sundance TV & AMC Studios

15 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT

Former Fox Entertainment president David Madden has officially joined AMC Networks where he has been named president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. He fills the void left by the departure of Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC and SundanceTV, who left in May to become Chief Content Officer at Hulu. Starting later this month, Madden will report to Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC… »

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‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit: Frank Darabont Lawyers Compare AMC Series To Iconic ‘ER’ – Update

15 September 2017 1:09 PM, PDT

Updated throughout, 1:12 Pm: Was The Walking Dead executive producer Frank Darabont merely being an "artiste" when he threatened coworkers with bodily harm? Did AMC boost Darabont's profit participation this summer as a "stunt" to distract from the more significant amounts the former showrunner claims he is owed? This morning's arguments in a Manhattan courtroom, both for and against AMC’s request to get the lawsuit filed by Darabont and CAA booted, wandered down some… »

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Just Before Emmys, Olivia De Havilland Socks ‘Feud’s “Vulgarity”

15 September 2017 12:59 PM, PDT

Having been granted an expedited trial in her lawsuit against FX and Ryan Murphy over her depiction in Feud: Bette and Joan earlier this week, Olivia de Havilland today reprimanded the Emmy-nominated series for putting foul words in her mouth. She also rejected the series’ attempt to wrap itself in the First Amendment. "I did not give my permission to the creators of Feud to use my name identity or image in any manner," the 101-year-old two-time Oscar said in a… »

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Deadline’s Final Emmy Predictions In The Toughest Categories To Call

15 September 2017 12:45 PM, PDT

With all eyes on Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, Deadline’s TV critic Dominic Patten and awards columnist Pete Hammond offer the final analysis of the night’s three top races — all of them too close to call. We forecast a photo finish in Outstanding Drama Series race, which has a historic and unprecedented five first-season series (The Crown, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld and This Is Us)  going up against two returning nominees that have never won before (Bette… »

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Matthew Weiner Adds Corey Stoll, Janet Montgomery, Paul Reiser, More To Amazon’s ‘The Romanoffs’

15 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT

Matthew Weiner is rounding out cast for The Romanoffs, the follow-up series to his Emmy winning Mad Men. Joining the Amazon contemporary anthology series as guest stars are Corey Stoll (The Strain), Grammy winner Andrew Rannells (Girls), Mike Doyle (Odd Mom Out), Jj Feild (Turn: Washington's Spies), Janet Montgomery (Salem), and Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Paul Reiser (Red Oaks). They join previously cast Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Christina… »

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UK Prime Minister Spanks Donald Trump For Tweet Schooling Scotland Yard On Train Attack

15 September 2017 11:29 AM, PDT

UK Prime Minister Theresa May scolded President Donald Trump today for his tweet claiming Scotland Yard had the "sick and demented people" who perpetrated this morning’s  train bombing in their “sights” and that the org “must be proactive” in the future. Some grown adults interpreted Trump’s tweet as suggesting Scotland Yard should have seen this coming and could have prevented this morning’s blast, in which a home-made bomb injured 22 on a packed London commuter… »

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‘Mom’ Sold In Off-Network Syndication To TV Land & Cmt, Premieres Next Week

15 September 2017 11:02 AM, PDT

Viacom’s TV Land quietly has acquired Warner Bros TV’s CBS multi-camera comedy series Mom in off-network cable syndication, shared with its sister network Cmt. Once a hot commodity, broadcast comedy series are not that easy to sell in syndication these days unless they are a hit the size of The Big Bang Theory, even multi-camera ones that traditionally repeat better. Warner Bros Domestic Television sold Chuck Lorre’s Mom to the Tribune stations in a cash-and-barter deal… »

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