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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Hacker Shares Stolen Episodes, Threatens Others

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The blackmailing hacker claiming to have released as many as 10 additional episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is threatening other networks and channels. “We’re not quote done yet, though,” the hacking group known as The Dark Overlord wrote in a tweeted statement (neither the authenticity of the Twitter account nor the Oitnb episodes on the file-sharing Pirate Bay site could be verified by Deadline). “We’re calling you out: ABC, National Geographic, Fox, IFC… »

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‘Hawaii Five-o’ Ratings Top Night On Slow Friday, ‘Let It Fall’ La Riots Docu Ok

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On a Friday night that saw Round 2 and 5 of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs on cable, primetime saw Hawaii Five-o (0.9/4) topping primetime on the Big 4 among adults 18-49. In fact, while the 50th State set series was down a tenth from its last original of April 14, CBS had the top rated show of Friday and the most watched. Declining 20% in the demo from its last original of two weeks ago, Blue Bloods still held on to the most sets of eyeballs with 8.46 million tuning in… »

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New InventTV To Develop Unscripted Content & Live Events

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Sergio Alfaro, Michaline Babich and Los Angeles Media Fund have formed InventTV, a new entertainment company to develop, produce and finance unscripted series and other content for television and Ott platforms. The new company also will include production of live events worldwide. Current projects include a series for Nat Geo partnered with The Weinstein Company as well as Southern Charm New Orleans (pictured) on Bravo. Alfaro and Babich, along with Los Angeles Media Fund… »

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Amazon & Netflix Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners- Full List

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Internet networks Netflix and Amazon topped their linear counterparts at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California, on Friday, April 28. Amazon took home 13 statuettes, followed by Netflix (11), CBS and PBS (9), NBC (8), HBO (5) and Own (4). Among individual programs, Netflix’s Trollhunters nabbed the most wins, 6, followed by NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, PBS’ Odd Squad, HBO’s Sesames Street and… »


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‘Real Time’: Elizabeth Warren Ignores Bill Maher’s “Pocahontas” Joke

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Updated With Video Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t take the bait tonight when she appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. She didn’t respond to Donald Trump’s earlier taunts, she didn’t answer Maher’s suggestion that she run for president – and she neither cracked a smile nor lashed back when Maher called her Pocahontas. Speaking about middle-class Trump voters, Maher said, in the one-on-one top-of-show interview with Warren, “They don’t like you… »

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WGA & AMPTP Talks To Resume On Sunday As Contract Deadline Looms

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Updated: Contract talks between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers have wrapped for the day, and sources tell Deadline  that the sides will return to the table Sunday. We hear that AMPTP negotiators will huddle together tomorrow, Saturday, for a meeting featuring reps for the companies before they head to a full-on negotiation session with the WGA on Sunday. “This thing is going to go to the wire,” says a source close to the talks. With… »

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Pilots 2017: Early Pre-Screenings Buzz

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We are heading into the most crucial days of the 2017 pilot season. At the broadcast networks, pilots are headed into screenings and more testing, which will help determine which projects will go to series. And at the AMPTP headquarters in Encino, reps for the TV studios and the WGA are wrapping up negotiations, which will determine whether the industry will be able to avoid a writers strike. While the two processes largely had been going separately on parallel tracks, as… »

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‘Orange Is The New Black’: Hacker Says He Stole New Season, Demands Ransom From Netflix

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Orange is the new hack? Netflix is facing a cyber nightmare as a hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming fifth season of its popular prison dramedy and is demanding to be paid to keep it off the Internet ahead of its June 9 premiere. The Associated Press reports tonight that a person using the moniker The Dark Lord claims to have uploaded the first Season 5 episode of Orange Is the New Black to an illegal file-sharing service already, though AP said it could not confirm… »

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ABC Buys Time Loop Mystery ‘Echo Point’ From ‘Good Neighbor’ Scribe & Safehouse

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ABC has put in development time loop mystery drama Echo Point From Safehouse Pictures and The Good Neighbor co-writer Jeff Richard. The project has a script commitment. If picked up, it will go through the networks’s straight-to-series model for a summer 2018 consideration. Safehouse’s Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold will executive produce, with VP Matt Schwartz as co-executive producer. The plot is being kept under wraps, but is said to be in the vein of sci-fi thrillers Sou… »

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‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’ Star Christina Ricci On Presenting Zelda Fitzgerald’s Full Humanity

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Last night at the Hollywood Athletic Club, Amazon Studios pulled out all the stops in a presentation for their original series Z: The Beginning of Everything, screening two episodes of the series, followed by a panel discussion with the series’ stars, Christina Ricci and David Hoflin, and costume designer Tom Broecker moderated by Deadline’s Joe Utichi. A thirty-minute period drama series created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin (The Killing)—based on the novel Z: A Nov… »

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WGA: “The Cost Of Settling Is Reasonable”

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As contract talks with the AMPTP enter their final stage, the WGA now says a deal is reachable if the six largest companies share the “small” cost laid out in the writers’ current proposal. In a post filed under “Contract Bulletin 2017” and headlined, “The Cost of Settling is Reasonable,” the WGA says, “The undeniable truth is that these costs are very affordable for these profitable companies.” Here is the complete text of the post, followed by the accompanying graphic:… »

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‘Big Bang Theory’ & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Rise In Adjusted Ratings, ‘The Catch’ Down – Update

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Update, 2:01 Pm: Well, The Big Bang Theory (2.6/11) had a bit of a boom last night after all. Not only did the CBS science geek series escape a series low but in the final numbers it actually adjusted up 8% among adults 18-49 from its fast affiliate of this morning. That means Bbt is not at a series low but actually up a tenth over its last original. The comedy wasn't the only adjusted rise with ABC's Grey's Anatomy (1.8/7) and Fox's clip show MasterChef Junior (0.8/3)… »

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Eden Gaha Exiting As Head Of Unscripted At Endemol Shine North America

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Eden Gaha is stepping down as president of unscripted at Endemol Shine North America. Gaha was the last remaining top executive from the Shine side of the company following the 2015 merger with Endemol USA and the second major departure within six months following the November exit of co-ceo and co-chairman Charlie Corwin. “After 15 years in unscripted television, going from Pa to President, it’s time for me to move on to the next challenge,” Gaha said in a statement… »

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‘Sweet/Vicious’ Canceled By MTV After One Season

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MTV finally has made a decision on its well received dark comedy Sweet/Vicious, opting not to renew the freshman series for a second season. The decision comes three months after MTV canceled the other two comedy series that debuted in 2016, Loosely Exactly Nicole and Mary + Jane, as the network is putting a stronger emphasis on unscripted and live programming. All three shows had been developed and picked up before Chris McCarthy took over the network in late October as… »


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‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert & Co.

28 April 2017 11:09 AM, PDT

Exclusive: One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them. The new installment is executive produced by the original series’ EPs Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well… »

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NFL Draft: CAA Sports Reps Record-Tying Nine First-Round Picks

28 April 2017 11:02 AM, PDT

CAA Sports padded its stats last night, with nine of its clients being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. It says that ties the record for most by any agency, set by CAA Sports in 2009. The agency had three of the top 10 picks in Philadelphia on Thursday night: No. 3 Solomon Thomas from Stanford (San Francisco 49ers), No. 5 Corey Davis of Western Michigan (Tennessee Titans) and No. 7 Mike Williams from Clemson (Los Angeles Chargers). The agency also reps No. 11… »

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Emmys: Netflix Ramping Up Campaign Strategy With Monthlong ‘FYSee’ Program Targeting Voters

28 April 2017 10:11 AM, PDT

Exclusive: Netflix, which has consistently been increasing the breadth and depth of its Emmy campaigns since jumping into the race in a big way a few years ago with House Of Cards, is going for it again in a big way with a month long campaign platform called “FYSee” taking place in a 24,000 square foot participatory exhibition space in Beverly Hills beginning Sunday May 7 when the streaming network throws a private kickoff party. Then on May 8 the first of numerous In… »

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‘The Gong Show’ Revival Sets Tommy Maitland (Aka Mike Myers?) As Host

28 April 2017 10:10 AM, PDT

ABC’s The Gong Show revival now has a host. The network announced that British comic Tommy Maitland has been tapped to emcee the rebooted talent show competition executive produced by Will Arnett. But wait, Tommy Maitland has an uncanny resemblance to Mike Myers. And, (spoiler alert) Maitland isn't a real person. He's actually a fictional character being played by an actor believed to be Mike Myers. So, while ABC won’t confirm or deny, we’ll go with Myers, who apparently… »

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‘Ray Donovan’ & ‘Episodes’ Get Summer Premiere Dates; ‘Twin Peaks’ Finale Also Slotted

28 April 2017 10:10 AM, PDT

Showtime has slotted summer premiere dates for its hit series Ray Donovan and Episodes, along the two-part finale for Twin Peaks, the anticipated follow-up to David Lynch’s cult ABC series. Season 5 of Ray Donovan will premiere at 9 Pm Sunday, August 6. Also beginning that Sunday, Twin Peaks will move to the 8 Pm slot from its previous 9 Pm. The Twin Peaks finale will air with two back-to-back parts from 8-10 Pm Sunday, September 3. Episodes will premiere its fifth and… »

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‘The Vampire Chronicles’: Paramount TV & Anonymous Content Option Anne Rice Books For TV Series

28 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT

Best-selling author Anne Rice made waves in November when, in a Facebook post, she announced that had regained theatrical rights to her seminal series of novels The Vampire Chronicles that single-handledly redefined the vampire genre in the 1970s and ’80s and is beginning work on a television series adaptation with her son, novelist and columnist Christopher Rice. In the post, she unveiled their plan to reach out to potential producers once they have completed the pilot… »

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