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‘Magnum Pi’ Reboot Ep Peter Lenkov Sets New Deal With CBS TV Studios

Peter Lenkov has signed a new multi-year deal with CBS Television Studios.

Lenkov is the executive producer behind a slew of CBS dramas, including reboots of “Hawaii Five-o,” “MacGyver,” and the recently-ordered “Magnum Pi.” Lenkov’s fourth series, the science fiction drama “Salvation,” returns for its second season this summer.

Under the deal, Lenkov will continue to serve as executive producer for all four dramas. Per CBS, Lenkov will also significantly expand his production company, 101st Street Entertainment, by developing new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services. Additionally, Lenkov named Sean Canino co-resident of 101st Street Entertainment.

Also Read: 'Hawaii Five-0' Boss Is 'Shocked' That Cast Exits Led to Criticism of Show's Diversity

“I have had a wonderful experience working with CBS Television Studios and am thrilled to continue my incredible relationship with them,” said Lenkov. “I am also very excited to launch the next chapter of 101st
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Here's Every Shred of Information We Have on Grey's Anatomy's Ending

Here's Every Shred of Information We Have on Grey's Anatomy's Ending
Grey's Anatomy has gone on for a long time. Like, record-shattering long. In April, fans learned that the hit show was getting renewed for a 15th season, making it the longest-running primetime drama on ABC and tying it with ER for the longest-running medical drama on television. But like all good things, Grey's Anatomy will eventually come to an end.

It looks like the ultimate series finale is inching toward us by the day, likely sometime during the next few years given recent comments made by Ellen Pompeo, the actress who plays Meredith Grey - and Pompeo certainly isn't the only person to chat about the show's ending. In the past year, Shonda Rhimes (the show's iconic creator) and Debbie Allen (the actress who portrays Catherine Avery) have also shared their thoughts about Grey's Anatomy's eventual conclusion.

Here are all of the quotes out there about our beloved medical drama's end,
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Kim Raver Upped To Series Regular For ABC Drama’s Season 15

Following her character’s surprising return in the recent Season 14 finale, Kim Raver is joining the veteran ABC medical drama full-time as a series regular for the upcoming 15th season. With its Season 15 renewal, the Shonda Rhimes-created Grey’s Anatomy, starring Ellen Pompeo and executive produced/showrun by Krista Vernoff, has become ABC’s longest-running primetime scripted series. Raver, who was previously a series regular on the ABC medical drama in Seasons 6-8…
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Bring Back Kim Raver as Series Regular for Season 15

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Bring Back Kim Raver as Series Regular for Season 15
“Grey’s Anatomy” is bringing back Kim Raver as a series regular ahead of the ABC show’s upcoming 15th season.

“I am thrilled to reprise the role of Dr. Teddy Altman as a regular,” Raver said. “Returning to Shondaland with the incredibly talented Krista Vernoff, Ellen Pompeo and the amazing cast is heavenly. I have a special place in my heart for Teddy and feel very lucky to have the opportunity to continue her story.”

Raver first played Altman beginning in Season 6 as a main cast member, leaving the series in the Season 8 finale. She recently returned for a
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President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Head to Netflix With New Production Deal

President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Head to Netflix With New Production Deal
There was Shonda Rhimes. Then it was Ryan Murphy. Now? Barack Obama is heading to Netflix. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce films and series, Netflix announced in a press release. Yes, your new favorite show may be executive produced by Obamas. "One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience," President Obama said in a statement. "That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix—we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote...
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Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Multi-Year Production Deal at Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Multi-Year Production Deal at Netflix
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have set a deal to create new programming with Netflix, the streaming service announced Monday.

Through the multi-year agreement, the Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features, under their newly-established Higher Ground Productions banner.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”

Also Read: Netflix Lands Cannes Award Winners 'Happy as Lazzaro' and
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Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Netflix Production Deal

Netflix has secured a deal with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies for the streaming service. The former first couple will, according to an announcement Monday from the company, potentially work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films, and features under the multi-year deal.

“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said Barack Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I
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Portia de Rossi Opens Up to Wife Ellen DeGeneres About Why She Decided to Quit Acting

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Portia de Rossi Opens Up to Wife Ellen DeGeneres About Why She Decided to Quit Acting
Portia de Rossi made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and confirmed that she has quit acting for good. Sitting down with her wife for the honest chat, Portia confessed that she originally made the decision 18 months ago, explaining, "I kind of knew what acting would look like for me for the next 10, 20 years, so I decided to quit and start a business." However, though Shonda Rhimes promptly wrote her character out of Scandal, the folks over at Arrested Development clearly had a harder time letting go!

Portia confirmed that she will, in fact, appear in a number of episodes of the upcoming season five. After that, it really does look like we'll say goodbye to Lindsay Bluth Fünke for good, but her colleagues weren't going to let her go without a celebration. Portia's friends at Arrested Development delivered a very special (and incredibly generous) gift to
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10 Grey's Anatomy Stars Who Are Legitimately Sweethearts (And 5 Who Aren't)

Few shows have lasted as long as <strong><em>Grey's Anatomy</em></strong> has. The series just wrapped its 14th season on ABC and was renewed for a 15th. It has become a television staple and inspired a whole night of programming on the network. Thanks to <em>Grey's</em>, Shonda Rhimes has created her own empire and fans are obsessed.

Since the show premiered in 2005, <em>Grey's</em> has introduced fans to countless medical terms and truly taught the meaning of bad luck. The employees of Seattle Grace Hospital, now Grey Sloan Memorial, have endured deranged shooters, bombs and several transportation accidents.

Each one is more devastating than the last, especially when it claims the life of a major character. It's hard not to fall in love with the characters of <em>Grey's Anatomy</em>; each one is different, but more often than not, brings incredible insights. But, it'd be impossible to get attached to these characters if the
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10 Shows to Stream on Netflix to Ease the Symptoms of Your Grey's Anatomy Withdrawal

10 Shows to Stream on Netflix to Ease the Symptoms of Your Grey's Anatomy Withdrawal
Shortness of breath? Dizziness? Unexplained flooding of your tear ducts? If you're experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you might be in the midst of a midweek withdrawal from Grey's Anatomy. Although few things compare to the emotional drama (and trauma) that Shonda Rhimes's medical-themed pride and joy delivers season after season, there are a few gems floating around Netflix at the moment that will definitely help you forget about the fact you don't get a new episode every single day. After all, now that season 14 is all wrapped up, you're going to need something else to fill your Thursday nights!

Related: The Most Heartbreaking Character Exits on Grey's Anatomy, Ranked
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'Grey's Anatomy' Insinuates Arizona Robbins Will Get Back With Callie Torres in Season 14 Finale

That's a wrap for Jessica Capshaw! The blonde beauty is officially leaving Grey's Anatomy now that Season 14 is over (along with her co-star Sarah Drew) — and Shonda Rhimes said goodbye to the beloved character in the sweetest way. Arizona decided she will be leaving Grey Sloan Memorial Hosptial to move her rebellious daughter Sofia back to New York to be with her mom and Arizonas ex-wife Callie Torres (who used to be played by Sara Ramirez). During the Season 14 finale, Arizona even hinted to Richard Webber (played by James Pickens Jr.) that she smiles every time Callie texts her, leading many die-hard Grey's fans to think that the two end up together. In the second to last episode, we also learned that Arizona is going to be working with fetal surgeon Dr. Nicole Herman (played by Geena Davis) again. Arizona Robbins, M.D. Grey’S Anatomy 2008-2018 A post shared
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Don't Worry, Shondaland Thursdays Are Still Intact For ABC's Fall TV Schedule

We've already familiarized ourselves with NBC and Fox's new Fall schedules, and now we'll have a look at ABC's. The network recently announced its lineup for the upcoming season and, well, not much has changed. While The Good Doctor still holds its 10 p.m. slot on Monday nights for season two, all your favorite Shonda Rhimes shows will continue to air on Thursdays. Of course, there are a few new shows in the mix, including The Rookie, which marks Nathan Fillion's big return to ABC after Castle's cancellation in 2016. See the full schedule below.

Related: Your Complete Guide to Fall's Primetime TV Schedules

Monday

8 p.m. - Dancing With the Stars

10 p.m. - The Good Doctor

Tuesday

8 p.m. - Roseanne

8:30 p.m. - The Kids Are Alright*

9 p.m. - Black-ish

9:30 p.m. - Splitting Up Together

10 p.m. - The Rookie*

Wednesday

8 p.
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'Grey's Anatomy' Sent off April Kepner in the Sweetest Way

It's safe to say that Grey's Anatomy fans are still in shock over the news that Sarah Drew (who plays April Kepner) is exiting the series now that Season 14 is officially over. Viewers met the doctor when she began working at the now renamed Seattle Grace-Mercy West Hospital during Season 6. A once insecure (and semi annoying) surgical resident blossomed into a fierce trauma surgeon. So, why does a fan-favorite character like April Kepner have to leave the series? Grey's doesn't have the best track record of giving their characters happy goodbyes. So, naturally fans were worried that the red-headed doc would be killed off similarly to say, Lexie Grey, Mark Sloan, or the 8325729 other docs Shonda Rhimes has killed while running the hit show — especially after the episode before the finale. However, she fortunately ended up making it out alive! (Photo Credit: Getty Images) During the series finale on Thursday,
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The Most Heartbreaking Character Exits on Grey's Anatomy, Ranked

The Most Heartbreaking Character Exits on Grey's Anatomy, Ranked
Grey's Anatomy knows how to get you; there have been so many absolutely gut-wrenching moments from the medical drama over the years, but few have broken fans' hearts more than all of the big character exits. Shonda Rhimes has pretty much been known for ruining lives because she makes people care about the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial (formerly Seattle Grace), only to rip them away! But how do all of the exits stack up against each other? Although we're not looking forward to adding April and Arizona to this ever-growing list, we've rounded up the most devastating deaths and unexpected moves over the last 14 seasons. So, brace yourself: here are the most heartbreaking character departures on Grey's Anatomy, ranked.

Related: 25 Songs From Grey's Anatomy Guaranteed to Make You Sob Uncontrollably
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5 Takeaways From the CW’s Upfront

The CW wrapped the 2018 upfronts with its presentation on Thursday at New York City Center. Here are the five key takeaways:

1. Sunday nights aren’t just about Sunday nights.

The CW’s addition of a two-hour block of Sunday primetime programming, returning the network to a sixth night, had a significant impact on development and scheduling for 2018-19. The network picked up five new series, and as its president, Mark Pedowitz, said on Thursday during his upfront pitch, it will air more than 370 hours of original programming next season — with the number of ads increasing by roughly 20%, according to CW sales chief Rob Tuck.
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Portia De Rossi Explains to Her Wife Ellen DeGeneres Why She Quit Acting — See What She Said!

She's taking the plunge! Portia de Rossi has made the decision to say goodbye to acting once and for all and the 45-year-old just sat down with her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, to chat about what pushed her to make the life-changing decision. "I made this decision about 18 months ago. Shonda Rhimes wrote me off Scandal," she explained. "I called [Arrested Development creator] Mitch Hurwitz… and I said if there is a Season 5, I won't be doing it because I quit acting and he seemed really understanding and he totally got it." Sounds pretty straightforward, right? But as with most things in Hollywood, the situation took a complicated turn. "We had a great conversation and then he wrote me into five episodes. Don't know how it happened, but yes I am on Season 5," Portia laughed. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) All joking aside, Portia will be retiring for good after Arrested Development
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The Most Heartbreaking Character Exits on Grey's Anatomy, Ranked

Grey's Anatomy knows how to get you; there have been so many absolutely gut-wrenching moments from the medical drama over the years, but few have broken fans' hearts more than all of the big character exits. Shonda Rhimes has pretty much been known for ruining lives because she makes people care about the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial (formerly Seattle Grace), only to rip them away! But how do all of the exits stack up against each other? Although we're not looking forward to adding April and Arizona to this ever-growing list, we've rounded up the most devastating deaths and unexpected moves over the last 14 seasons. So, brace yourself: here are the most heartbreaking character departures on Grey's Anatomy, ranked.

Related: 25 Songs From Grey's Anatomy Guaranteed to Make You Sob Uncontrollably
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10 Shows to Stream on Netflix to Ease the Symptoms of Your Grey's Anatomy Withdrawal

Shortness of breath? Dizziness? Unexplained flooding of your tear ducts? If you're experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you might be in the midst of a midweek withdrawal from Grey's Anatomy. Although few things compare to the emotional drama (and trauma) that Shonda Rhimes's medical-themed pride and joy delivers season after season, there are a few gems floating around Netflix at the moment that will definitely help you forget about the fact you don't get a new episode every single day. After all, now that season 14 is all wrapped up, you're going to need something else to fill your Thursday nights!

Related: The Most Heartbreaking Character Exits on Grey's Anatomy, Ranked
See full article at BuzzSugar »

How Can Traditional TV Networks Compete With Streaming Services’ Mega-Deals?

How Can Traditional TV Networks Compete With Streaming Services’ Mega-Deals?
If Shonda Rhimes’ deal with Netflix was the initial shot heard round the industry, Ryan Murphy’s was the nuclear bomb. The one-two punch of losing two of the most prolific and successful mega-producers to their streaming rivals has given the linear networks even more reason for anxiety in an increasingly fraught landscape.

“The Shonda-Netflix deal was a game changer,” says Fox entertainment president Michael Thorn. “Just that amount of money” — a multiyear pact worth at least $100 million, although insiders contend it’s even more — “to develop at one place, it definitely raised the bar. For the studios that want
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TV Facts on Pacts: Who’s Scored Overall Deals

TV Facts on Pacts: Who’s Scored Overall Deals
Overall and first-look deals still drive the television business.

Although some mega-producers have moved to the streaming world, including Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes at Netflix, the overwhelming majority of pacts are still at the studio and linear network level. These deals help lock in show services, as well as keep the development pipeline flowing.

Here is a snapshot at most of the deals currently in place across Hollywood, as of mid-May.

A+E Studios

Appletree Pictures

Ross Fineman

Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Thruline (Ron West/Chris Henze/Jb Roberts)

ABC Studios

Eli Attie

Alec Baldwin/Mallory Schwartz El Dorado Pictures
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