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Check out: Shilpa Shetty turns contestant for Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati

Check out: Shilpa Shetty turns contestant for Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati
Being one of the longest running reality shows on national television, Amitabh Bachchan marked his return as a host on Kaun Banega Crorepati just a few days ago. The show, which is an Indian version of the American show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’, will also see a series of celebrities from Bollywood, whoRead More

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Locarno Film Review: ‘The Poetess’

Locarno Film Review: ‘The Poetess’
For a Western audience, there are several arresting elements to Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff’s engaging, accessible documentary “The Poetess”: The first is that although we come to know its subject, Saudi writer Hissa Hilal, very well, and though she’s in almost every shot, we never see her face. The second is that the reason for her fame is a TV show called “Million’s Poet” which airs across the Arab world to regular audiences in excess of 70 million people, and yet it’s likely that those from outside that region will not have heard of it.

In format and layout, “Million’s Poet” is similar to any number of Western-style reality contests, from the flashy neon color scheme, bombastic music and dramatic spotlights, to the telegenic, glassy-eyed hosts, the panel of poker-faced judges and the noisy, participative studio audience. It’s “American Idol” by way of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and
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'Mad Men' at 10: Why This Landmark TV Show Is Still a Golden-Age Standout

'Mad Men' at 10: Why This Landmark TV Show Is Still a Golden-Age Standout
"What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons." With these tender words, Don Draper talked himself into the heart of his new client Rachel Mencken, and into TV history. The first episode of Mad Men aired 10 years ago today, on July 19th, 2007, introducing the world to a rogue's gallery of glamorously twisted con artists. Jon Hamm as Don, the Korean War deserter who steals a dead officer's dogtags and invents himself a new life as a Madison Avenue advertising genius. John Slattery as Roger Sterling,
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Seth Rogen Gets ‘Inception’-ed, Carrie Coon Loves the Public Theater — The Week in Showrunner Tweets

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Seth Rogen Gets ‘Inception’-ed, Carrie Coon Loves the Public Theater — The Week in Showrunner Tweets
One fascinating aspect of today’s media landscape is that many creators and executive producers enjoy using Twitter to engage with their audiences, share behind-the-scenes information about their shows, chat about politics, and otherwise communicate about what matters to them. So, each week, we’ll compile some of our favorite exchanges representing the wide variety of discourse seen on social media.

Last Week’S Tweets: Who ‘Mr. Robot’ Is Really Attacking, And R.I.P. ‘The Get Down

This week: Bryan Fuller watches “Twin Peaks,” and showrunners love “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

We Would Watch The Crap Out of This

Think big, Hollywood, and listen to Shonda Rhimes’ casting suggestion here.

Obvious: only actor who could play Comey and do him justice?

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes," says Denzel Washington. Bam. Academy Award.

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) June 10, 2017

Bryan Fuller Is Catching Up on TV

One of these lists wouldn
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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

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The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked
Amidst the chorus of people saying that TV is better than it’s ever been, you’ll always find one person lamenting the decline of the theme song. While it’s true that the days of minutes-long intros with original songs and catchy melodies might be in the past, there’s no denying that shows are still finding memorable (and in a few cases, iconic) ways to open each episode.

Read More: The 20 Best Animated TV Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. Some of these are snippets from existing songs, others are new instrumentals that have quickly taken on meaning well beyond the shows they’re attached to. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive.
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Miptv: Reality TV Struggles to Find a New 'Voice'

Reality TV has been waiting for a new hit show to conquer the world. And waiting. And waiting.

The Voice, which launched in 2011, was the last blockbuster to follow the likes of Idol, Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and become a global ratings phenomenon. Every year since, the people who make, and buy, reality TV gather in Cannes for the Miptv market, hoping to find the next big thing in so-called non-scripted TV.

NBCUniversal's World of Dance, a dancing competition show featuring Jennifer Lopez, and Lionsgate's Candy Crush — a game show...
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Multiple Class-Action Lawsuits Loom Over Pay-to-Play Audition Scandal

As criminal court proceedings continue against dozens of individuals charged with violating California’s Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act, civil class action filings are being explored to recoup money lost by actors in what many consider a predatory labor practice.

Among those weighing such a move is Roman Silberfeld, a veteran partner at the big Century City-based law office Robins Kaplan. The heavy-hitting trial attorney responsible for one of Hollywood’s largest jury verdicts — he won $319 million from Disney in a 2010 case over Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? profits — says his firm has been looking into the issue for...
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Sneak Peek: Kaitlyn Bristowe And Shawn Booth Play ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ For Animal Charity

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth will try their best at trivia as part of a special week-long edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. Airing on Global beginning Monday, Feb. 6, “Bachelor Fan Favourites” will take over the popular game show for a chance to win big for their favourite charities. Naturally, animal lovers […]
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Scoop: This young actor all set to replace Amitabh Bachchan as the host of Kbc?

Scoop: This young actor all set to replace Amitabh Bachchan as the host of Kbc?
It all started off in the year 2000 when the TV industry saw a (r)evolution of sorts in the form of the Indian adaptation of the widely watched game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’. The Indian version of the game show was titled as ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, which later gained popularity as ‘Kbc’.Read More

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Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' Actress, Dead at 82

Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' Actress, Dead at 82
Florence Henderson, the actress who portrayed matriarch Carol Brady on the Seventies sitcom The Brady Bunch, died Thursday in Los Angeles from heart failure. She was 82.

"We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear mother Florence Henderson from heart failure," the Henderson family said in a statement. "On this day of thanks, our beloved mother was surrounded by her devoted children and dearest friends. We thank all of her fans for their many years of love and ask that we be allowed to grieve in private."

Henderson's agent Kayla Pressman added,
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People’s ‘Sexiest Doctor Alive’ Competes on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Does He Win Big?

People’s ‘Sexiest Doctor Alive’ Competes on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Does He Win Big?
He’s earned millions of Instagram followers — but can he earn millions of dollars?

Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, a.k.a. Dr. Mike, a.k.a. People’s Sexiest Doctor Alive of 2015, is competing on Friday’s episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

This week, the series has honored “Hometown Heroes” — including the three American men who stopped the terrorist attack on a train to Paris last year — and Dr. Mike is being singled out for his charity work and ‘healthspiration.’ Making him even more lovable: He plans to donate his winnings to the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer.
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Mediapro, Oficina Burman Strike High-End Drama Development Alliance (Exclusive)

Mediapro, Oficina Burman Strike High-End Drama Development Alliance (Exclusive)
Madrid — Aligning two of the most ambitious TV drama producers in the Spanish-speaking world, Spain’s Mediapro Group and Argentina’s Oficina Burman have struck a strategic co-development deal for high-end fiction TV series and formats aimed squarely at international markets.

Under the deal, Mediapro, a producer with Sky, HBO and Canal Plus of Jude Law starrer “The Young Pope,” and Oficina Burman, which is set to produce Netflix’s first original series in Argentina, will join forces to co-develop a minimum of three TV series in a first year of collaboration, said Javier Mendez, Mediapro head of contents.

Mediapro will cover co-development costs with the right to produce series that come out of the co-development deal, he added. Mendez is scheduled to travel to Buenos Aires, where Oficina Burman is based, on Wednesday to advance on the first potential co-development slate.

The deal coincides with the inauguration of Mediapro’s new offices in Argentina.
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The Voice: 8 Easy Fixes to Stop the NBC Juggernaut's Ratings Slide

The Voice: 8 Easy Fixes to Stop the NBC Juggernaut's Ratings Slide
Don’t start writing an obit for NBC’s The Voice anytime soon. With an average of 13.3 million viewers and a 3.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo, its audience is still as big as Kanye’s ego.

Still, numbers for this week’s Season 10 finale — 10.4 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating for Alisan Porter’s win – were down 18 and 28 percent from Jordan Smith’s coronation a season prior. And if those declines don’t make exec producer Mark Burnett a teensy bit nervous, he need only look at the way prior reality behemoths American Idol and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
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‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Moves Production to Las Vegas

‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Moves Production to Las Vegas
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” is heading to Vegas, baby! The long-running trivia game show will move production to Las Vegas for its 15th season in national syndication. Hosted by “The Bachelor” emcee Chris Harrison, the new season will tape at Bally’s Las Vegas and is set to premiere on Monday, September 12. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” exploded onto American television with original host Regis Philbin in 1999. It entered into syndication in 2002 with host Meredith Vieira, who departed in 2013. Cedric the Entertainer took the reigns for one season, before turning the show over to Terry...
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Daytime Emmy Winners: Gh Tops Soap Pack, Kelly & Michael Grab Gold

Daytime Emmy Winners: Gh Tops Soap Pack, Kelly & Michael Grab Gold
Winners were announced Sunday night for the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles and broadcast/streamed by… well, no one.

RelatedCBS, Y&R Lead Daytime Emmy Nods; Ceremony Won’t Be Televised

CBS’ The Young and the Restless entered the evening with 27 total nominations, followed by ABC’s General Hospital (24 nods), CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (23) and NBC’s Days of Our Lives (16).

TVLine has denoted winners in the major categories below; our sister site Variety has a tally of the Creative Arts winners, announced on Saturday.

RelatedKelly Ripa, Michael Strahan Not Attending Daytime
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Live with Kelly and Michael; Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Renewed by ABC

Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution has renewed the Live with Kelly and Michael talk show on the ABC owned stations through the 2019-2020 television season. Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan host the morning show.

The division has also renewed the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game show on the ABC owned stations for 2016-2017 (with the exception of Wls-tv Chicago). The Bachelor's Chris Harrison is in his first season hosting the show, which was hosted by Terry Crews, the year prior.

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Disney-abc Renews ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ Through 2020

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Disney-abc Renews ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ Through 2020
Live With Kelly and Michael” will stay alive on the ABC Owned Stations through at least the 2019-2020 television season, thanks to a Tuesday morning renewal by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. Additionally, the group has renewed “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on the ABC Owned Stations for 2016-2017 — with the exception of the Chicago market, that is. The eight ABC Owned stations are New York (Wabc-tv), Los Angeles (Kabc-tv), Chicago (Wls-tv), Philadelphia (Wpvi-tv), San Francisco (Kgo-tv), Houston (Ktrk-tv), Raleigh/Durham (Wtvd-tv) and Fresno (Kfsn-tv). “We are exceptionally proud of ‘Live’s’ unparalleled success and are thrilled
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'Live With Kelly and Michael' Renewed Through 2020

'Live With Kelly and Michael' Renewed Through 2020
Live will stay that way for some time. The syndicated talker starring Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan has been renewed through the 2019-20 season. Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution has also renewed game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for the 2016-17 season. The renewals are for the majority of ABC-owned stations and keep Ripa and Strahan at the helm of one of highest-rated and most stable shows in daytime. “We are exceptionally proud of Live's unparalleled success and are thrilled to extend our highly valued partnership with the ABC-owned stations for many

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‘Live With Kelly & Michael’, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ Renewed By ABC Stations

Disney/ABC Television Distribution’s flagship syndicated series, Live with Kelly and Michael, has been renewed by the ABC Owned Stations through the 2019-2020 television season. Additionally, the ABC O&Os have picked up Disney/ABC’s game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for next season, 2016-17( with the exception of Wls-tv Chicago). The renewals come on the first day of the Natpe confab in Miami. They also follow the 1.8 women 25-54 rating that Live with Kelly and Micha…
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In 2000, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' literally asked for more diversity

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In 2000, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' literally asked for more diversity
For some reason Regis Philbin doesn't come to mind when we think of diversity in television, but today that changes. In a clip discovered by the great game show site BuzzerBlog, we see that in 2000, Mr. Philbin openly questioned why white males dominated the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" casting pool. I've seen most episodes of every existing game show, and I can't ever remember a plea quite like this. It's worth noting that game shows in general have gotten a lot better with casting diverse contestants. Twenty-five years ago you'd routinely see three white male contestants on "Jeopardy!" or two white families on "Family Feud"; now that's almost never the case.  Also, less importantly: Damn, I miss Regis on primetime. 
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