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The Bruce Jenner ABC Special Won Big On Social Media

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Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview last night with Bruce Jenner, during which the Olympic gold medalist talked publicly for the first time about his transgender status, was ratings gold for ABC. Achieving numbers normally associated with zombies and sports, not television news magazines, the special dominated the pop culture discussion last night and continues to do so today. It’s not shock then that interview has also been a huge hit on social media, becoming the top Friday… »

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Bruce Jenner Interview Ratings Gold Winner For ABC With 16.9M Watching

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The former Olympic champion's sit down with Diane Sawyer about his transition to becoming a woman proved to be a huge win for ABC last night. The 2-hour 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview scored a 5.2/17 among adults 18-49 on Friday night with 16.9 million total viewers from 9 – 11 Pm. That is, of course, the best 20/20 has done all season in what is one of the biggest non-awards show and non-sports event audiences on any network. On the first Friday of the May sweep… »

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CBS, ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Dominate Daytime Creative Arts Emmys

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CBS and its The Bold And The Beautiful dominated the Daytime Emmys Creative Awards handed out Friday evening at the Universal Hilton. CBS and PBS tied with 17 apiece for network honors and the Eye Network’s soap took home 8 awards. Florence Henderson and Alex Trebek hosted the sold-out event with more than 1200 guests attending. Producer/director Michael Gargiulo was honored with the Lifetime Achievement for Craft. Among networks with multiple wins, Nickelodeon was… »

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Julian Fellowes To Adapt Anthony Trollope’s ‘Doctor Thorne’ For ITV

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While Downton Abbey is preparing for its final season on the UK’s ITV, creator Julian Fellowes will be returning to the network with a new drama to begin shooting later this year. Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope’s Victorian era novel Doctor Thorne as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions is producing with Mark Redhead (Critical) and Fellowes exec producing with Chris Kelly and Ted Childs. The story centers on Dr Thomas Thorne, who lives in the village of… »

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Bruce Jenner: “For All Intents And Purposes I Am A Woman”

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Updated throughout: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Bruce Jenner told ABC News's Diane Sawyer during tonight's much anticipated interview, saying he used to dress up in his sister's dresses and his mother's scarves to hide his short hair as a child. “I didn’t know why I was doing it,” he said. “It just made me feel good,” said the man Sawyer described as having “once embodied the muscle and glory of America at the Olympics.” “I would say I have always been… »

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Pilot Season 2015: More Early Buzz

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As producers are scrambling to get their cuts locked and ready, here is some more chatter heading into the important next week of network screenings when we will get a better sense where the various pilots stand. Until then, please keep in mind that any pilot buzz is speculative, based on sometimes incomplete and often subjective information. Last year, Fox kicked off new series pickups with an order to Gotham a week before the start of upfront week. Will the network… »

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Bruce Jenner Reality Series: E! Finally Confirms It During His Diane Sawyer Interview

24 April 2015 7:53 PM, PDT

As Bruce Jenner – The Interview headed toward toward a conclusion Friday night on ABC, E! Entertainment finally acknowledged a new series that would document Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. E! said the series will follow Jenner’s journey seeking his "new normal." E!’s announcement was long anticipated, but Kim Kardashian and some others associated with the family franchise had been coy in interviews about the timing or even whether E! would have the show… »

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Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian Once Caught Him In A Dress

24 April 2015 7:50 PM, PDT

Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that of all his daughters, Kim Kardashian has taken his transition the best. As it happens, she once walked in on him while he was wearing a dress. They didn’t talk about it until a lot later, according to the video above. Jenner also said that Kardashian told him her husband Kanye West "turned her around on about this." As Jenner described it, Kanye told Kim that while he is married to the most beautiful woman in the world and has the most… »

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Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian Told Him Kanye West “Turned Me Around On This”

24 April 2015 7:45 PM, PDT

Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that of all his daughters, Kim Kardashian has taken his transition the best. He said Kardashian told him her husband Kanye West "turned her around on this." As Jenner described it, Kanye told Kim that while he is married to the most beautiful woman in the world and has the most beautiful daughter "but if I can't be true to myself, they don't mean a thing." That’s a long way from the time Jenner disclosed that Kim had caught him wearing a… »

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Bruce Jenner: ‘I Am A Woman’

24 April 2015 7:30 PM, PDT

During tonight’s interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner talked about wanting, as a small child growing up in Tarrytown, to dress in his sisters’ dresses, and cover his short hair with his mother's scarves. "I was a lonely boy. I'm still a lonely big boy,” Jenner said. “I don't socialize a lot. I'm not an outgoing person. I never fit in." "I see women and think how lucky they are that they can wake up in the morning and be themselves." Bruce Jenner – The Interview had… »

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Bruce Jenner To Anyone Who Thinks Otherwise: ‘This Is Not A Publicity Stunt’

24 April 2015 6:59 PM, PDT

One of the next things Diane Sawyer asked Bruce Jenner as the long-awaited and -promoted interview finally got under way was that there are people who just don’t believe this is anything but another publicity stunt. To which Jenner responds with an exaggerated, joking gesture that Oh, no, we would never do that. More seriously — Really? People think that he would go through the physical, medical and surgical changes over a period of months or years, just for publicity… »

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‘Happyish’ Review: Showtime’s Dark Comedy Is Just Sad

24 April 2015 4:46 PM, PDT

With Mad Men about to end its seven-year run, a new dark comedy from This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander is debuting at April 26 to try to skewer the advertising industry and almost everything else. However, unlike AMC's Matthew Weiner-created drama, there isn't a lot to recommend about Showtime's Happyish. Despite a cast led by Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford, the flabby show about middle aging, economic insecurity and social media bald spots… »

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Bruce Jenner Interview: ABC News Launches Conversation Tonight

24 April 2015 3:50 PM, PDT

In just a few hours, the world will know how to talk about Bruce Jenner again. Diane Sawyer's much ballyhooed sit-down with the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal winner-turned-Kardashian patriarch is scheduled to air tonight at 9 Pm Et, ending weeks of speculation, not as to what he will say, but how he will say it, at what point in the two-hour interview he will say it, what he'll be wearing when he says it and myriad other questions too embarrassing and/or idiotic to… »

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Frank Langella To Return To ‘The Americans’ For Season 4

24 April 2015 3:43 PM, PDT

Gабриэль возвращается. After recurring on the third season of FX’s Cold War drama The Americans, Frank Langella is set to return for Season 4, reprising his role as Gabriel, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth's (Keri Russell) mysterious Kgb handler. Set in the early 1980s, The Americans, which just concluded its third season, centers on the complex marriage of two Kgb spies (Russell and Rhys) posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. "Frank brings such instant… »

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Whipclip Adds Pop with Daytime Emmys, ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ 4 More Series

24 April 2015 2:22 PM, PDT

Exclusive: Mobile app Whipclip has signed a deal with the Pop network to provide easy video clipping and sharing for this Sunday’s Daytime Emmy Awards and five series, including Eugene Levy‘s Schitt’s Creek and Alan Thicke‘s Unusually Thicke.  Whipclip is designed to make it easy, and legal, for viewers to grab bits of video from network TV shows and quickly share them on social media, email and text message. The <a title="Richard Rosenblatt Launches Whipclip Video App… »

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Eric Idle: “We’re Funnier Than Scientology” – Monty Python Invades Tribeca Film Fest

24 April 2015 2:10 PM, PDT

They’re grizzled and jowly but barely less quick with the sardonic retort, the five surviving members of Monty Python. The recent concert reunion of Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin in London (sixth member Graham Chapman died in 1989) is the subject of Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, Roger Graef and James Rogan’s documentary, having its premiere as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s tribute on the 40th anniversary of the release of M… »

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Another CAA Agent Defects To UTA, Bringing Total Up To 12

24 April 2015 12:02 PM, PDT

It ain’t over yet. The defections from Creative Artists Agency continued Friday as United Talent Agency confirmed that it has brought another agent into their company. UTA has hired former CAA agent Harold Froget who will be part of the team inside UTA's comedy and music touring practice division. Froget had spent 11 years — specifically in corporate and private booking — with CAA before exiting. He will now focus on his new agency's corporate and private events… »

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20th TV Boards NBC’s ‘Carmichael Show’, Inks Overall Deal with Danielle Sanchez-Witzel To Run It

24 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT

In a very unusual move, following last month’s series order to the Jerrod Carmichael comedy, NBC has brought in 20th Century Fox TV to be the lead studio, with sibling Universal TV, which developed the multi-camera project in its multiple incarnations and produced the most recent pilot, serving as co-producer. After taking over, 20th TV set up meetings between the star, rising comedian Carmichael, on whose standup the show was based, with potential showrunners. He hit it… »

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‘Deadliest Catch’ Renewed As Discovery Channel Bags Demo Wins

24 April 2015 11:52 AM, PDT

It might have been the unofficial first week of the 2016 presidential campaign, and pot-series premiere week, but Discovery Channel finished first in the news demo – ages 25-54 – for the April 13-19 frame after Live+3 viewing stats showed up. Discovery also finished first among cable nets for the week with 18- to 49-year-olds. It’s Discovery Channel’s first such weekly win in both demos since Shark Week 2014. Discovery owes much to three programs: Deadliest Catch, Naked an… »

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Fyi Orders Spouse-Swap Series ‘The Seven Year Switch’

24 April 2015 11:13 AM, PDT

Sex in a box in front of a studio audience having failed to save American marriages, the TV industry now will attempt to rescue the institution by trying a two-week spouse switch for wedded couples. Fyi has greenlighted The Seven Year Switch, an eight-episode series in which married couples “bravely” put their marriage on the line by shacking up with a “new partner” for a couple weeks. Production is underway for the series to premiere this summer. It’s named after The Seve… »

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