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President Obama paid tribute to Joan Rivers in a hand-written note

18 September 2014 7:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

President Obama paid tribute to Joan Rivers in a hand-written note That’s according to Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa, who said in a “Fashion Police” special that the president’s note read, “Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think.” Plus: PBS will show Joan Rivers documentary “A Piece of Work” next week as part of “American Masters,” Rivers’ doctor denies taking a selfie. “The Simpsons” boss: The killed-off character won’t be resurrected The season premiere won’t pull a “Family Guy.” “When we kill ‘em, they stay dead,” says exec producer Al Jean. National Latino Media Council gives ABC a “mediocre” grade thanks in part to “The BachelorJuan Pablo ABC has the most Latino actors, writers and producers, yet it was categorized as “mediocre” in terms of Latino representation — along with CBS and Fox — for the casting of a Latino “Bachelor” who "ended up »

- Norman Weiss

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A&E Developing Drama Based on Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal’s ‘Nino Santo’

18 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A&E Network has found the path of “Nino Santo” and is developing multiple scripts for an adaption of the Mexican series of the same name that was created by Mauricio Katz, Pedro Peirano and Pablo Cruz and executive produced by Cruz, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal.

The series follows a group of young doctors who are sent to a remote village to vaccinate the locals, only to encounter an unusual cult headed by an enigmatic faith healer. The doctors decide to become involved with this group in the name of science, but as they witness Nino’s “miracles,” they begin to weigh scientific impossibility against the possibility of faith.

The team who created the Mexican version will be adapting the series for the U.S. and it will be produced by A+E Studios in association with Amblin Television and Canana. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will serve »

- Whitney Friedlander

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