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Limited Series Coming Based On New Evidence Of Clutter Family Murders, Basis For Capote Bestseller ‘In Cold Blood’

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Exclusive: After new evidence emerged in the murders of the Herbert Clutter family, made famous by Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood, Glass Entertainment Group and Daniel H. Birman Productions have joined to produce a limited series based on what is one of the most famous crime stories in American history. The Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas were murdered one by one on their ranch in their pajamas on Nov. 15, 1959 — the father Herbert, the mother Bonnie Mae and two… »

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‘Casual’ Creator Zander Lehmann On Season 3 Character Developments In Series Run By Three Showrunners

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A first-time showrunner when Casual bowed in 2015, Zander Lehmann was thrust into a new world with new responsibilities, alongside executive producers Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook and Liz Tigelaar—the latter, the only TV veteran among the bunch. Quickly picking up the process, the Casual creator found an easy rapport among his peers, with tasks divvied up organically amongst the series' four voices. With Season 3, Lehmann was excited about a variety of interesting… »

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George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Gets Syfy Pilot Order, Hypnotic & Ucp Produce

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Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for Nightflyers, a supernatural thriller based on the novella by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and the 1987 film. Additionally, I hear that the project, from Universal Cable Prods. and studio-based Hypnotic (USA’s Suits), is in the process of setting up a writers room to generate backup scripts in preparation for a potential series pickup. Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder) wrote the adaptation of Nightflyers, which is set in the future on… »

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White House Condemns Johnny Depp’s Presidential Assassination Remark: “Sad”

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TV news outlets updated their coverage of Johnny Depp’s remarks about presidential assassination, with the White House statement on his rhetoric: “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.” The Pirates of the Caribbean… »

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Gabe Pressman Dies: Tenacious Icon Of New York TV Journalism Reported Six Decades Of World, Local Events

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Updates with more information below. Gabe Pressman, a son of the Bronx whose tenacity and style reflected the city he covered as New York’s best-known television reporter and commentator for more than six decades, died this morning in the city he loved. His death was confirmed by Wnbc-tv, which had been his home since 1980. He was 93 and most recently covered the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in March. Among the first, if not the first, local newsmen to move… »

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NBA Draft Ratings Score For Espn, ‘Gong Show’ Debuts With Less Than A Bang

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There were a lot of game shows on and no basketball, but court action was in the spotlight in primetime last night with the NBA Draft on Espn – and the action was good. The University of Washington's Markelle Fultz was the first overall pick for the Philadelphia 76ers as NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced the latest future of the league. For Espn, Round 1 of the 2017 NBA Draft drew a 2.7 in metered markets Thursday. Coming off an NBA Finals that was near… »

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‘One Day At A Time’ Casts Ed Quinn; ‘Heathers’ Adds Birgundi Baker & Cameron Gellman

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Ed Quinn (2 Broke Girls) is set for a recurring role on Season 2 of One Day At A Time, Netflix's reimagining of Norman Lear's classic. The new version is about a Cuban-American family and centers on a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenage daughter and socially adept tween son. She's "helped" by her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building… »

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Newcomer Katherine Langford On ‘13 Reasons Why’: “It Was The Best First Show I Could Have Ever Done”

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Booking her first lead role with Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Katherine Langford left her native Australia behind, getting a crash course in screen acting while confronting tremendously dark and challenging material. Based on the bestselling novel by Jay Asher, the series centers on the suicide of Hannah (Langford), a teenager caught up in a Lynchian high school world where bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are everyday realities. In her first time out… »

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‘A World In Disarray’: Vice Examines American Foreign Policy In Special Report On HBO

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HBO will premiere Vice Special Report: A World in Disarray, a documentary that examines the past, present and future of American foreign policy,  at 10 Pm Friday, July 21. In the exclusive HBO presentation, Vice founder Suroosh Alvi and other Vice correspondents examine the foreign policies that have shaped the modern world and meet people living through today's major conflicts. It features interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter and… »

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‘Trumped: The Musical’? Ron Howard Hopes Somebody Does It – Cannes Lions

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Ron Howard spent time on stage at Cannes Lions today for a discussion with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Wpp CEO Martin Sorrell. While he touched on his new Han Solo movie gig, Howard also talked about how Imagine is evolving; the impact of technology on the business; and a trio of Broadway musicals. While a stage transfer of his 1982 Michael Keaton-starring comedy Night Shift is in the works, there are also discussions about his 1989 pic Parenthood hitting… »

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Dennis Rodman Takes Credit For North Korea’s Release Of Otto Warmbier On ‘Gma’

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Former NBA player Dennis Rodman boasted he is responsible in part for the release of American college student Otto Warmbier from North Korea, who died last Monday just days after being medically evacuated from a North Korean prison. “I was just so happy to see the kid released,” Rodman told Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan.”Later that day, that’s when we found out he was ill, no one knew that. We jumped up and down … Some good things came of this… »

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Jimmy Kimmel On Senate Trumpcare Plan: “And These Guys Wonder Why We Hate Them”

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Jimmy Kimmel, who has argued passionately on his late-night show against de-funding programs that would help disadvantaged people get healthcare, opened Jimmy Kimmel Live blasting the newly released Senate version of Trumpcare. “This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed us a draft of his top-secret new healthcare legislation,” Kimmel began. “And, wouldn’t you know it, the bill includes a big tax cut for rich people. So unless you just got drafted by an… »

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Donald Trump Insists To ‘Fox & Friends’ That His Tape Bluff “Wasn’t Very Stupid”

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Updated With Video President Donald Trump on Fox & Friends today boasted that his maybe-there-are-tapes ploy “wasn’t very stupid,” and that the dangling possibility of recordings might have kept former FBI director James Comey honest during recent Senate intelligence committee hearings. Trump suggested that Comey’s “story may have changed” after he found out that Trump might have taped their conversations. (See the clip below.) Trump, of course, had been bluffing when he… »

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‘Secrets & Lies’ Producer Hoodlum Entertainment Inks First-Look Deal With ABC Studios International

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Australian production company Hoodlum Entertainment (Secrets & Lies) has signed a worldwide first-look deal with ABC Studios International. Under the pact, ABC Studios International and Hoodlum will look to develop new content for the global international marketplace, including the U.S. Any programs that come out of the collaboration will be distributed internationally by Disney Media Distribution across all media. The venture will be run by ABC Studios International… »

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Jay Roth Fete: The Reason You Can’t Get A Hollywood Mogul On The Phone Tonight

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Updated with more details: Hollywood is bidding farewell tonight to Jay Roth, who recently retired after 22 years as the DGA's national executive director. The by-invitation-only send-off, which is going on now at the DGA's headquarters in Hollywood, is being attended by a slew of the industry's top movers and shakers. Industry execs on hand include Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures; Kevin Tsujihar… »

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‘Dynasty’: Netflix To Distribute The CW Reboot Internationally Via Deal With CBS Studios Int’l

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In a pretty unique deal for a broadcast series, Netflix has acquired global rights to the CW’s upcoming reboot of Dynasty for all international territories outside of the U.S. I hear Netflix became involved early in the process, expressing interest in distributing the show based on its iconic title, which has global appeal, and A-list auspices in Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Dynasty is produced by CBS TV Studios. The deal for the show between Cb… »

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‘Criminal Minds’ Co-ep Virgil Williams Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

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Virgil Williams (Criminal Minds) has signed a new two-year overall deal with Universal Television. Under the pact, he will develop new series for broadcast, cable and streaming services. Williams most recently served as a co-executive producer on long-running CBS series Criminal Minds. In addition to his role as co-ep, he has written several episodes of the series. He earlier served as producer and writer on ER from 2005-09 and also wrote for The Chicago Code and 24. On… »

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‘Power’ Season 4 Review: ‘Fast & Furious’ Sung Kang Brings More Pedal To Metal

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Premiering on June 25 on Starz, the fourth season of Power is a sobering tale of truth and interconnected consequences. Intoxicated simultaneously by new castmembers and higher stakes than before, the Courtney Kemp-created series executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson sees the looming threats that have always hung over the New York City-set drama come crashing down to reveal a world of the worst possible situations – which makes for pretty great television. Power… »

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Co-ep Sanjay Shah Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Sanjay Shah has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the ABC family comedy. Under the pact, he will continue as co-exec producer on Fresh Off the Boat for its upcoming fourth season and will develop new projects for the studio. Shah, who was a stand-up comedian, got his writing start at 20th TV on the studio’s Fox animated comedy series King of the Hill. He was a co-executive producer on the Fox/20th… »

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‘Still Star-Crossed’ ABC Series Moving To Saturday After 3 Monday Airings

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Shondaland’s Still Star-Crossed‘s Monday run is over after three low-rated outings. Starting this coming week, the Romeo & Juliet sequel no longer will air in its assigned Monday time slot. After a break, the ABC series will continue its freshman run on July 8, airing on Saturdays. The scheduling downgrade is a clear sign that the medieval drama won’t go beyond its first season. Still Star-Crossed is expected to get a de facto cancellation next week when the options on… »

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