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‘La La Land’ & ‘Hidden Figures’ Among Artios Award Winners

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The Casting Society of America gathered tonight to honor casting in film, TV and theater at the 32nd annual Artios Awards. The conventional wisdom of the 2017 Oscars is undisturbed as the year’s award-season regulars all took home wins in their respective categories. Damien Chazelle’s modern musical La La Land won for the award for Feature Big Budget – Comedy, another feather in the nearly universally acclaimed film’s cap. But La La‘s closest competition didn’t go home… »

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‘For God And Country’ Military Drama From Keshet Gets NBC Pilot Order

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NBC has ordered its second drama pilot this season, giving a green light to For God And Country, a military drama from writer Dean Georgaris (Paycheck, ABC pilot Clementine), Keshet Studios and Universal TV. Written by Dean Georgaris, For God And Country is described as a heart pounding look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines. The project fits… »

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Conservative Gasbag “Stephen Colbert” Returns, To Say ‘So Long’ To Obama

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“Anyone who thinks they can sum up the last eight years in a few minutes would have to be a delusional egomaniac,” Stephen Colbert said on tonight’s Late Show, by way of bringing back his much loved conservative gasbag caricature, also known as  Stephen Colbert. “Well, well, well,  at long last our America-hating, secret Muslim, lead-from-behind, terrorist fist-bumping, hopey-changey apologist in in chief is leaving office, Gasbag Colbert began. But, before he spoke… »

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Donald Trump Pounds Press At Inauguration Eve Donor Dinner

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On the eve of becoming the 45th President of the United States/most powerful person on the planet, Donald Trump kept complaining about the press, and reliving Election Night. "I made a speech tonight at the Lincoln Memorial, in front of all of those people, and all of those live television cameras – I can't stand them," Trump said tonight at an inaugural dinner with campaign donors. "But, actually a couple of them are starting to get honest," he said. "I thought it was a… »

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‘Black-Ish’ Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi In Works At ABC From Kenya Barris & Larry Wilmore

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Exclusive Updated: ABC is looking to spin off its acclaimed family comedy Black-ish. I’ve learned that the network is working with series creator/executive producer Kenya Barris and ABC Studios on the project, which would be toplined by Black-ish co-star Yara Shahidi and focus on her character Zoey Johnson in college. I hear the idea is for the potential new comedy series, created by Barris and former Black-ish showrunner Larry Wilmore, to be introduced as a backdoor… »

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Inauguration Day: How To Watch As Donald Trump Becomes Potus

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The votes are in, recount is over, the hand-wringing continues and the protests have just begun: Welcome to Inauguration Day 2017 as Donald Trump gets sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday. Dispensing with Thursday’s pregame festivities, let’s get right down to how the public can follow the action from speeches to swearing-in to celebrations and beyond. How and where to watch We’ll be livestraming the ceremony here at Deadline, but all of the… »

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TCA’s Best Moments: David Lynch, ‘Bones,’ ‘Harlots’ & Of Course Donald Trump

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With most network execs following Donald Trump’s strategy of not taking journalists’ questions from the stage and thespians pontificating about not being a method actor — and, in fact, not knowing what it means — or boasting about not reading the book on which their project is based lest they become “oversaturated” with “too much information,” this TCA ran the risk of being a total bust. Happily, that was not the case for the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. Here’s… »

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Spike Lee Drops Chrisette Michelle Song From Netflix Series Soundtrack Over Trump Inauguration Appearance

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If Chrisette Michelle was hoping for a slot on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s upcoming Netflix TV series adaptation of his 1986 pic She’s Gotta Have It, she can forget it. The Grammy-winning R&B singer drew massive criticism today after belatedly revealing that she had accepted an invitation to perform at inauguration festivities for incoming President Donald Trump, including from Spike Lee himself. This morning, Lee took to his Instagram, stating that he had considered… »

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DGA Investigating Threats Against Members Working On Trump Inauguration

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The Directors Guild is investigating threats against guild members working on the TV coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration ceremonies. The anonymous threat, sent via email to more than 60 guild members, called Trump "the monster we all fear" and said "there is no need of naming names when the inaugural credits will tell us enough about the people who truly care about this country and those who don't share the same ideals.” The guild said in a statement: "This is a <a href="http://deadline.com/tag/dga/" id="auto-tag_dga"… »

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‘Tangled’: Julie Bowen Joins New Disney Channel Animated Series In Recasting

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One of ABC’s top comedy stars, Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen, will be landing her voice  to the upcoming Tangled animated series for sibling Disney Channel. She’ll voice Queen Arianna, Rapunzel’s mother in the animated series, based on the 2010 movie, which will launch in March with a Disney Channel original movie. Bowen takes over for Ashley Judd, who initially was cast in the role. The move was made when “producers decided to take the character’s voice in a different… »

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At Pre-Inaugural Concert, Donald Trump Promises “We Will Turn It Around”; His Nemesis Wayne Barrett Has Died

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Update with more details: Donald Trump addressed the crowd at his pre-inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial just after 6 Pm Et. “This journey began 18 months ago,” he said. “I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it. I’m just the messenger. We all got tired of seeing what was happening and we wanted real change. “This started out being a small little concert, and we decided to do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial — I don’t know if it’s… »

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Berlanti TV FBI Drama ‘Deception’, Sci-Fi ‘The Crossing’ Picked Up To Pilot By ABC

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ABC has has given pilot orders to two more drama projects, Deception, an FBI crime drama procedural from Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, magician David Kwong, Blindspot creator Martin Gero and Berlanti TV and a timely futuristic sci-fi project The Crossing, from Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie  (Criminal Minds) and producer Jason Reed, which touches upon the issue of refugees. Deception, from Warner Bros. TV and Greg Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti TV, had been an early… »

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‘Brown Girls’: Andrew Lees, Omar Maskati & Natalie Dreyfuss Join Freeform Comedy Pilot

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The Originals alum Andrew Lees, Omar Maskati (Better Call Saul) and Natalie Dreyfuss (National Treasure: The Book of Secrets) have landed series regular roles opposite Hina Abdullah and Punam Patel in Brown Girls, Freeform’s multi-camera comedy pilot written by Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai. Brown Girls centers on the relationship between Rimmi (Abdullah), an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi (Patel), a young woman who recently has emigrated from India… »

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‘UnReal’: Caitlin FitzGerald Joins Lifetime Series As Everlasting’s “Suitress”

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Masters of Sex alumna Caitlin FitzGerald has joined the Season 3 cast of Lifetime’s critically praised series UnReal as Everlasting’s “suitress”. Determined to have her pick of eager male suitors, Serena (FitzGerald) will face off with Everlasting's queen bees, producers Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King (Constance Zimmer) who are shaking things up, all for the sake of ratings. Co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnReal gives a fictitious… »

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Veteran Producer & Longtime CBS Exec David Brownfield Tapped As The Mark Gordon Company Evp

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The prolific The Mark Gordon Company has hired veteran executive and producer David Brownfield as Executive Vice President. In his new role, Brownfield will supervise all production activities for Tmgc's current series as well as work closely with the company's creative team in developing premium television content. He will report to CEO Mark Gordon. The move comes as Tmgc experiences a notable increase in its production of on-air programming for both domestic and… »

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Hollywood Remembers “Brilliant”, “Hilarious” Miguel Ferrer

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Tributes to Miguel Ferrer are pouring out in the wake of the celebrated character actor’s death today at 61 following a battle with throat cancer. Those who worked with him, knew him, or simply admired him praised Ferrer for both his on-camera and voice acting, celebrated him as a decent human being, and frequently noted some of his most well-known roles. Among those weighing in, Ferrer’s cousin, George Clooney. “Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and… »

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Late Miguel Ferrer Leaves Behind More ‘NCIS: La’ Episodes, ‘Twin Peaks’ Return

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Veteran actor Miguel Ferrer worked on NCIS: Los Angeles until his death. The actor, who passed away this morning of cancer, was a series regular on the CBS drama, playing NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger. His character had been part of the show’s major mole storyline in the current eighth season. The most recent episode, which aired on Monday, ended with a Granger cliffhanger as he was left clinging to life on life support machines in a hospital after being stabbed by… »

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ABC Makes Sundance History With ‘Downward Dog’ Premiere

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With Amazon’s Transparent, Espn’s O.J. Made In America and Wgn America’s Underground all making their debuts at the Sundance Film Festival, the Park City event has become almost as much about the small screen as the big one in recent years – and now Big 4 TV is coming to town with Downward Dog. As the first broadcast network comedy to screen at the Robert Redford founded fest, the upcoming ABC series will have a premiere screening on January 22 at the Egyptian Theater on… »

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History’s ‘Six’ Debuts With 2.6 Million Total Viewers In Live+Sd Ratings

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History’s scripted military drama series Six drew 2.6 million total viewers across History, A&E and Lmn in Live+Sd ratings, according to Nielsen. On History alone, Six drew 1.7 million total viewers, 739,000 in adults 25-54 and 615,000 in adults 18-49. Across the three networks, the premiere drew 1.1 million adults 25-54 and 912,000 adults 18-49, according to History and Nielsen. Created by Oscar-nominated William Broyles and David Broyles, a military special operations… »

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Miguel Ferrer Dies: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ & ‘Crossing Jordan’ Star Was 61

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Miguel Ferrer, who had played Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles since 2012, co-starred with Jill Hennessy on NBC’s Crossing Jordan  and had a memorable role in the original RoboCop, died today of cancer. He was 61. The son of Oscar-winning actor Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, and cousin of George Clooney, he was set to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on David Lynch’s revival Twin Peaks, which premieres May 21 on Showtime. “Today, NCIS: Los Angeles lost a… »

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