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YouTube Red Sets Jay Williams Docuseries ‘Best Shot’; LeBron James Among EPs

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YouTube Red has ordered Best Shot, a documentary series on Jay Williams, the newly minted College Basketball Hall of Famer who was chosen second overall in the 2002 NBA Draft but whose career was ended by a motorcycle accident a year later. The series will debut in 2018. Watch a trailer above. The eight-episode series will chronicle the Espn analyst’s journey from his championship college career at Duke to his post-crash loneliness and unsuccessful attempts at an NBA… »

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‘The Indian Detective’ Trailer: First Look & Premiere Date For Netflix’s Canadian Series Starring Russell Peters

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We’re getting an exclusive first look at The Indian Detective, a four-part comedy series developed by Frank Spotnitz and Smita Bhide (Transporter: The Series) for comedian Russell Peters in his first toplining role. Following its initial run on Bell Media’s CraveTV and CTV, it’s set to premiere on Netflix on December 19. Peters, a Canadian of Indian descent, plays Doug D'Mello, a Toronto cop who unexpectedly finds himself investigating a murder in his parents' Indian… »

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Della Reese Dies: Music Legend & ‘Touched By An Angel Star’ Was 86

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Updated with CBS statement: Della Reese, the iconic jazz, gospel and pop singer who later moved into television and film, and starred as Tess on Touched By An Angel, has died. She was 86. Her former Touched By An Angel co-star Roma Downey released a statement on her passing. “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening… »

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‘The L Word’ Sequel Taps Marja-Lewis Ryan As Showrunner At Showtime

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Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons) has been tasked to spearhead the sequel to The L Word, currently in development at Showtime, as executive producer and showrunner. Mothership series creator Ilene Chaiken also is executive producing, along with Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who all starred in the premium network’s original series. “Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered," said Ryan. "I am beyond excited… »

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Camera Operator Mark Milsome Dies Filming Stunt On BBC/Netflix Drama; Production Shut Down – Update

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Updated, 9:36 Am: The BBC has halted production on the drama The Forgiving Earth in the wake of cameraman Mark Milsome’s on-set death. “We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news,” the UK pubcaster said in a statement. “Mark Milsome was hugely talented and a much respected colleague. Our thoughts are with Mark’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.” Previously, 7:35 Am: Veteran film and TV camera operator Mark Milsome has died while… »

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Comcast Brings ‘Voice’ Voting To X1 Remotes In Interactive TV Viewing First

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Viewers of NBC reality mainstay The Voice will be able to vote for their favorite performers by using their Comcast Xfinity X1 remote, thanks to a new venture by NBC and its corporate parent that the companies call an industry first. About 52% of Comcast’s industry-leading 22.5 million U.S. cable subscribers have the souped-up X1 platform, an advanced interface the company has been rolling out in recent years. X1 features enhanced discovery tools, voice recognition and a… »

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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Among Juried Annie Award Winners

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Organizers of the 45th annual Annie Awards have unveiled their annual jury awards, recognizing career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. Those include the Winsor McCay Award for career contributions to the art of animation, which will be presented to British character animator James Baxter, SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, and Canadian animation duo Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis. Asifa-Hollywood also said today it will bestow the Ub… »

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Ovation Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Duo Of International Fashion Titles

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Cable net Ovation has acquired two high-end fashion documentary series after striking a deal with distributor Cineflix Rights. The arts and culture has picked up Inside Dior and Style Factory from the London-based sales unit of the Canadian company. Inside Dior, which is produced by Scottish production company Finestripe Productions, is a two-part behind-the-scenes look at the billion dollar luxury fashion label. The doc marks the fashion house's 70th anniversary and… »

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UK Talent Agency Troika & Management Firm James Grant Group To Merge

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Exclusive: With a talent roster that includes Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey, Daniel Kaluuya, Graham Norton and Nick Frost, British agency Troika is merging with management firm James Grant Group. The two companies will keep their respective names. Jgg has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles and over 30 years experience in the integrated management space, working across the entertainment, music, sports, literary and social talent sectors. Jgg’s portfolio counts… »

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New Yorker Cover Revisits Sexual Harassment At Thanksgiving Day Parade

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After publishing several of Ronan Farrow's investigative features on sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood this fall, the New Yorker is returning to the topic this week with a provocative cover image. Titled "Nowhere to Hide," the cover by Barry Blitt (see the full-size version below) shows a giant Betty Boop balloon passing by an apartment window. As a concerned Betty looks into the apartment, an unidentified man spreads open his bathrobe, presumably showing her his… »

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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Surge As Eagles Claw Cowboys; Trump Says NFL Should “Suspend” Marshawn Lynch

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As the various dramas surrounding Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones whirl around the NFL and Donald Trump today called for the suspension of the Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch for not standing for the U.S. National Anthem during a league game against the New England Patriots in Mexico yesterday, Sunday Night Football seemed almost a low-key affair. Going distinctly not low-key, the President got going early this morning and once again centered his social media spotlight… »

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‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’: Amazon Sets January Premiere

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Amazon has revealed the U.S launch date for its big-budget sci-fi co-production Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. The streaming service will launch all 10 episodes of the Sony Pictures Television-produced drama January 12. You can watch the official trailer above. The launch comes after Channel 4 began airing the anthology series in the UK in October. The dystopian drama has been averaging between 600,000-1 million viewers in the UK since its launch, behind similarly… »

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4 Gets Netflix U.S. Release Date

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Exclusive: Season 4 of Peaky Blinders got up and running in the UK last week, and now has a U.S. airdate. Netflix will make all episodes of the return of the epic period gangster series available in the States on December 21, I’ve learned. When it began airing on BBC Two last week, Season 4 of the Steven Knight-created drama scored its best opening ratings in the overnights since the top-ranked September 2013 start. Reviews for the S4 opener coming out of the UK are… »

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ProSiebenSat.1 Hunts CEO; EuropaCorp Sells French TV Unit; ‘Falco’ Remade In Lat Am; Time Scores UK Show – Global Briefs

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Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has sold its French television division for $13M as it looks to tighten its belt. The studio has sold the unit, which produces series including TF1's spy drama No Limits, to Thomas Anargyros, who is currently Chief Executive of EuropaCorp Television. The move will help the business save up to $3.5M per year. The sale follows the departure of EuropaCorp Chief Executive Marc Shmuger last week following the disappointing performance of Valerian and the… »

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Amazon Prime Takes French Thriller ‘Black Spot’ In Global Streaming Deal

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French mystery thriller Black Spot has been acquired by Amazon Prime Video for exclusive Svod rights outside Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourgh. The eight-episode series from Ego Productions is the first French TV show to be distributed globally by Amazon. Airing on France 2 locally, it’s sold internationally by Groupe Ab. Created by Mathieu Missoffe, Black Spot is set in a small isolated town in the middle of a gigantic forest — a green labyrinth of… »

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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ Goes Global After Amazon Strikes Output Deal with AMC Studios

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Ridley Scott's expedition drama The Terror is heading around the world after Amazon struck a global output deal with AMC Studios. The streaming service has inked an agreement that will see it take first-run rights to in-house shows from the Breaking Bad broadcaster in 28 territories including Australia, Germany, Italy, India, and Japan. The agreement will also see subscribers to Amazon's Prime Video service have second run rights to shows in a number of other countries. Th… »

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Entertainment One’s Carrie Stein Joins Kew Media Group To Bolster Drama Slate

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Kew Media Group, the company that distributes series including BBC1 crime thriller Line of Duty, is to bolster its international drama business after hiring Entertainment One exec Carrie Stein. Stein becomes Evp of Global Scripted Series at the firm, which recently acquired Cardinal producer Sienna Films. She will be responsible for working with Kew Media producers as well as third party producers to build a high-end scripted slate. She previously packaged a number of… »

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Tig Notaro On Louis C.K. Scandal: The Only Positive Is “Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying”

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Tig Notaro firmly and publicly distanced herself from Louis C.K., exec producer of her Amazon show One Mississippi, following multiple allegations of his sexual misconduct. While he has since released a statement saying, “These stories are true,” we have not heard a response from Notaro — until now. On Sunday at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, she reacted to his statement. When a festival audience member asked her thoughts, a reluctant Notaro said, "I don't want to go… »

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Charles Manson: Finally, Death Gets One Right

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Charles Manson, the sick mind behind a Los Angeles killing spree in 1969 that ended in seven murders including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, has died tonight in a Bakersfield, CA, hospital. He was 83. Manson hung around the fringes of show business in the ’60s then created his reign of terror, and has spent the past 46 years in prison. Relatives of Tate were informed tonight by officials from the California State Prison system that Manson had died. Manson “died of natural… »

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Sarah Silverman: We Need To “Try To Understand” What’s Behind Sexual Harassment

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Earlier this week, Sarah Silverman gave a speech on her Hulu show I Love You, America, addressing the sexual harassment scandal surrounding her longtime friend Louis C.K. – a situation that clearly devastated her. But speaking on a panel at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, she said in some cases, it's important that we understand what drives people to behave like that, if we are to move forward and make improvements. "It's Ok to have some kind of empathy… »

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