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Peter Baldwin Dies: ‘Mary Tyler Moore’, ‘Wonder Years’ Director Was 86

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Peter Baldwin, whose directing credits encompassed many of the best and most popular sitcoms in TV history, from The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Wkrp in Cincinnati, died Nov. 19 at his home in Pebble Beach, California. He was 86. His death was announced on the Facebook pages of his daughter Eleonora Baldwin and his son Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator of the Streamy Awards. Though he began his career as an… »

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Apple Investment In Original Video Will Reach $4.2 Billion By 2022: Report

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As it steps up from Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps and deepens its well of original content, Apple will grow its investment in video from current levels of about $500 million to $4.2 billion in 2022, according to a projection by Vc firm Loup Ventures. The report, by former longtime Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, predicts that Amazon will top both Apple and current leader Netflix by spending $8.3 billion by 2022, an average annual growth rate. But Apple is on… »

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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down From Thanksgiving 2016, Macy’s Parade Steady, ‘Young Sheldon’ Up

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First of all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and secondly, what was going on with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants last night? Yes, the DC team ended up beating the Giants 20-10 but that was a terrible game on Thursday Night Football. A game that saw more national anthem protests as Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Otherwise, were it not for some worthy moves by the Redskins' Qb Kirk Cousins, there… »

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Al Franken: “Committed To Regaining Trust”; More Comment Expected Sunday

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Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he committed to regaining the trust of his constituents and, while noting that he’s had thousands of photographs taken “in crowded and chaotic situations,” he “crossed a line for some women.” “Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate, and I respect their feelings about that,” the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer said. Franken’s last comments on the harassment allegations were made… »

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Matt Berry Reveals British Comedy ‘Toast Of London’ Is To Return

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Critically acclaimed British comedy Toast Of London, which has featured guest appearances from A-listers including Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Jude Law, is returning for a new series, according to creator and star Matt Berry. It had been thought that series three, which airs on Channel 4 in the UK and Netflix in the U.S, was likely to be the last season of the esoteric comedy. However, Berry, speaking on BBC Radio 6 Music, confirmed that he was writing more episodes of the… »

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CBS and Dish Reach Carriage Agreement

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CBS’ blackout on Dish systems is over. CBS Corporation and Dish Network Corporation have reached a multi-year agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations across the country, as well as CBS Sports Network, as well as Pop and Smithsonian Channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal comes after almost three days of no CBS programming on Dish, including the NFL game on Thanksgiving Day, though it will allow football fans to watch SEC college games Friday… »

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return’ Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

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Netflix is bringing back its reboot of longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a second go-round. Season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland “in the not-too-distant-future.” The renewal was announced at the conclusion of Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s annual Thanksgiving marathon, comprised of six classic episodes, by hosts Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia… »

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Seth Meyers Confirmed For Golden Globes Hosting Gig

23 November 2017 1:31 PM, PST

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has confirmed that Seth Meyers will host the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 7, 2018. Earlier this week, it had been reported that the Late Night With Seth Meyers host and SNL alum was in negotiations for the NBC gig. Meyers follows fellow NBC host The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon, who emceed last year. Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler have also recently fronted the show. "The Hollywood Foreign Press Association… »

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‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Special Ratings Top Feast of Holiday Eve Offerings

23 November 2017 12:15 PM, PST

America seemed to be on a bit of a pre-holiday diet last night when it came to Thanksgiving Eve primetime. With CBS the only net to put originals up on Wednesday, encores and specials galore took a bit of dip from last year. Once again, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1.7/7) was the top rated show among adults 18-49 on the night before the feast and a new Survivor (1.4/5) was the most watched with an audience of 7.4 million. However, the ABC special had 11% less demo meat… »

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‘The Four: Battle For Stardom’: Fox Promos Disruptive Singing Competition

23 November 2017 10:21 AM, PST

Here’s a first-look promo for Fox’s The Four: Battle For Stardom, a new singing reality series that panelist Sean “Diddy” Combs has promised will “disrupt the world of competition television” and “revolutionize the format.” Above, he wants to know “who will be able to save their seat?” Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label… »

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‘Entourage’ Extra Alleges Jeremy Piven Sexually Assaulted Her In 2009 – Report

23 November 2017 9:28 AM, PST

Anastasia Taneie, a woman who worked as an extra on Entourage, has made fresh allegations of unwanted sexual advances by Emmy winner Jeremy Piven. Taneie told BuzzFeed News that in 2009, Piven forcibly pushed her up against a wall in a dark hallway, grabbing her breasts and genitals, during a break from filming on the HBO series. Taneie joins other women who have accused Piven of sexual harassment or assault dating back to 1995. He has denied the allegations. In her… »

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‘Rellik’ & ‘The Miniaturist’ Head To China Via Streaming Service iQIYI

23 November 2017 2:32 AM, PST

Cinemax and BBC crime drama Rellik and PBS/BBC co-production The Miniaturist are heading to China after All3Media International closed its first-ever drama deal in the country. Both series have been picked up by Chinese digital platform iQIYI, which has more than 20M streaming subscribers. Rellik, which is produced by New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures, stars Game Of Thrones' Richard Dormer and The Crown's Jodi Balfour. The six-part drama, written by The Missing… »

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BBC Upgrades Scandinavian Crime Drama ‘The Bridge’ To BBC Two

23 November 2017 2:16 AM, PST

The BBC has upgraded Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge — moving the series from digital station BBC Four to mainstream channel BBC Two. The final series of the Swedish/Danish co-production, which is produced by Endemol Shine Group's Filmlance International and Nimbus Film, will air in 2018 after the UK broadcaster closed a deal with distributor Zdf Enterprises. It will see the return of Saga and Henrik, played by Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhart, as they attempt to solve… »

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Lots To Be Thankful For In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Amazon Series

22 November 2017 3:49 PM, PST

With traffic jams and family affairs upon us for Thanksgiving, there are really just two things you need to know about Amazon's November 29-launching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. First, the adjective in the title of the Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series is more than apt, and the Beat Generation-set dramedy starring Rachel Brosnahan is well worth a binge. Second, what was Jeff Bezos’ streaming service thinking scheduling Mrs. Maisel for next week? As I say in my video… »

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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ To Take On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

22 November 2017 3:14 PM, PST

No big surprise here, but NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, known for its use of “ripped from the headlines” storylines, will use the Harvey Weinstein scandal as inspiration for an episode later this season. However, the episode won’t be set in the entertainment biz; it will focus on the airline industry. Executive producer Michael Chernuchin told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the Weinstein storyline, that the writers decided instead to explore the… »

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CBS On Carriage Dispute With Dish: “We Remain Far Apart On Terms”

22 November 2017 11:55 AM, PST

Updated at 11:55Am Pt with Dish comment: CBS says it and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms,” meaning the carriage dispute affecting customers in 18 U.S. markets could drag on, which is especially unwelcome news for football fans on the eve of the pigskin-packed Thanksgiving holiday period. The dispute that caused CBS to go dark for Dish customers before dawn Tuesday in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas could last a while, based on the latest… »

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TV Academy & City Of L.A. Hit By HBO’s Nancy Lesser In $1M+ Suit Over Emmy Fall

22 November 2017 11:00 AM, PST

Anyone who knows Nancy Lesser knows that HBO's Evp of media and talent rarely makes a misstep. However, as a more than $1 million lawsuit filed yesterday makes clear, that literally was not the case on the night of the 2016 Emmys when the exec took a big fall outside the Microsoft Theatre that left her severely sidelined with a fractured pelvis and other injuries. Now, in an injuries and negligence lawsuit before La Superior Court, Lesser wants the TV Academy, the City of… »

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Clip: Six Seconds Of Chris Pratt & Dino Baby

22 November 2017 10:45 AM, PST

Some people never learn: Chris Pratt’s Owen doesn’t seem to have figured out that raptors don’t make good pets, though this six-second tease for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tweeted out today by exec producer Colin Trevorrow does makes a good case for the cuteness of dino babies. "From our Jurassic family to yours," Trevorrow tweeted a day ahead of Thanksgiving, with the accompanying teaser clip showing a charmed Owen Brady (Pratt) chin-petting a purring baby raptor. A… »

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Netflix Ends Golden Globes Party Partnership With The Weinstein Company

22 November 2017 10:15 AM, PST

Updated: Ever since Netflix joined the list of companies hosting a Golden Globes bash, the Internet network had been partnered with The Weinstein Company. With TWC’s reputation hit by the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal and the future of the company in limbo as it is attempting a fire sale, Netflix is going solo. “We have no plans to partner with other studios for upcoming events,” a rep for the streaming giant said in a statement to Deadline. TWC and Netflix… »

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‘Chicago Med’ Season 3 Premiere Off From Series Debut But Improves Slot, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Eyes Finale Ratings Low

22 November 2017 9:40 AM, PST

NBC’s Chicago Med kicked off its third season last night with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and 6.2 million total viewers (Live+same day), airing behind hit This Is Us (2.5, 9.3 million). That was well below the Chicago Med’s series preview last fall (2.2, 8.6 million) in the Tuesday 9 Pm slot with a similar size lead-in from The Voice (2.6 in 18-49). Still, even if it undergoes a downward adjustment as post-This Is Us dramas sometimes do, Chicago Med will be ahead of the 1.0… »

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