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Latest ‘Married … With Children’ Spinoff Talk Still Just A Whisper

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The Internet has taken its collective hand from out of its pants to react to former Married … With Children star David Faustino’s red-carpet quote that a pilot script for a spinoff series is in the hands of rightsholder Sony TV and “they’re excited about it.” Faustino made the comments Monday at the premiere of Warner Bros/New Line’s Vacation, which stars his former Married … With Children sister Christina Applegate. This is not the first time the possibility of a spinoff… Read


Venice Chief Alberto Barbera On Lineup & Ending The War For World Premieres

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Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera wants to put an end to the battle for world premieres. The affable Italian, who announced the lineup for the 72nd running of the world's oldest festival this morning, spoke with me this afternoon about competition among Venice, Toronto and Telluride for bragging rights to the first-ever screenings of high-profile films in the past few years. We also discussed the increased studio presence on the Lido, Latin America’s emerging… Read


‘Scream’ Renewed For Season 2 By MTV

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MTV has picked up a second season of Scream, its series based on the popular movie franchise. The network made the announcement at TCA, along with October 6 premiere date for Finding Carter. After years of development, the Scream TV adaptation finally got off the ground last year. It got off to a solid start, with the premiere drawing 1.563 million viewers in Live+3, up from the  1.03 million Live+same day audience. Among 12-34 year olds, the average audience grew from… Read


TV Everywhere Viewing Is Growing, Says Nielsen, But Still Too Difficult To Access – TCA

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How badly have cable and satellite companies botched their rollout of TV Everywhere streaming? Pretty badly, according to some data out today from Nielsen. The measurement company said today at the TCA summer sessions at the Beverly Hilton that 14.7 million households — about 13% of the 112 million pay TV households in the U.S. and Canada — actively use TV Everywhere. The number has tripled over the last two years. But it’s still way behind Netflix, which has 41 million… Read


Jason Sudeikis & Cheryl Hines Lead Cast Of Animated/Live-Action Comedy From Lord And Miller

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EXCLUSIVE: The animated/live-action comedy Son Of Zorn (wt, previously Son Of Zahn) from The Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller has rounded out its cast. Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows (Marry Me) and Artemis Pebdani (Sex Tape) join previously announced Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street) in the comedy, which wrapped production this week for a presentation at Fox. In Son Of Zorn, an animated fantasy warrior finds that reconnecting with his estranged… Read


Jon Stewart Mocks Media Frenzy Over Report Of “Secret” White House Visits


Exiting The Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show to address a report about his having visited the White House. The pretense of last night’s appearance was that Stewart is now Nightly Show’s Senior Don't Give A Shit Any More Correspondent – his “exiting the job before it’s done” status making him the ideal faux journalist to cover Obama Unleashed, as some actual journalists have described Obama’s behavior as he enters… Read


‘Knock Knock Live’ Ratings Slide, ‘Zoo’ & ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Rise

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A check for $50,000 delivered by Justin Bieber can go a long way for a financially struggling family with a child with Down Syndrome Yes, but that, a belated quinceañera surprise and other acts of kindness and money from the Canadian superstar wasn't enough to improve the fortunes of Knock Knock Live (0.5/2). The second week of the Ryan Seacrest hosted unscripted surprise show was even with the fast nationals of its debut and down 17% among adults 18-49 from its July 21… Read


‘The 33′ Trailer: Antonio Banderas Keeps Digging In Chilean Miner Drama

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“That’s not a rock, that’s the heart of the mountain. She finally broke.” Warner Bros has dropped the official trailer for The 33, Patricia Riggen's film about the 2010 Chilean miner drama that trapped 33 men for 69 days at the bottom of a gold and copper mine in Copiapo, Chile. Antonio Banderas stars as Mario Sepulveda, a miner who becomes trapped on the eve of his retirement. Lou Diamond Phillips, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne and Rodrigo Santoro also star. Mikko… Read


Vince Vaughn To Star In Mel Gibson-Directed ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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EXCLUSIVE: Vince Vaughn will move from the HBO series True Detective to Hacksaw Ridge, the fact-based movie that Mel Gibson is directing about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Vaughn joins Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in a film that will shoot in Australia. Garfield plays Doss and the story unfolds during WWII and follows the soldiers of the 307th Infantry, 77th Army Division, 1st Battalion… Read


WWE Studios Grabs Hold Of Faith-Based Pic ‘The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone’

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WWE Studios has acquired worldwide rights to The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone, a faith-based title from the Harvest Bible Chapel's Vertical Church Films. The film is toplined by Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, D.B. Sweeney and Neil Flynn and features former WWE champ Shawn Michaels. Andrea Nasfell (Moms' Night Out) wrote the pic and Vertical Church founder Dallas Jenkins (What If…) helmed it. The outfit’s first feature-length effort is a long way the studio’s usual… Read


Trevor Noah Gives TV Critics Taste Of ‘Daily Show’s’ Future Ahead Of TCA Debut

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Viewers who expect The Daily Show With Trevor Noah to continue to be the place to celebrate the lunacy of the 2016 White House race, come September, may be in for a shock, based on the South African comedian's official debut for The Reporters Who Cover Television at Summer TV Press Tour 2015. Not a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders joke in sight as Noah performed an hourlong set at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, attended by the reporters, who are in town to attend the… Read


‘Banshee’ To End After Fourth Season, Cinemax Confirms – Update

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UPDATE, 8 AM, with Cinemax confirmation: Cinemax has made it official. The premium cabler announced today in a statement that Banshee’s fourth season will be its last. Its eight-episode Season 4 will premiere in January. PREVIOUS, July 28, 7:52 PM: Though the network hasn’t confirmed it, we’re hearing that Cinemax’s smalltown cops and criminals drama Banshee is set to end following the upcoming eight-episode fourth season. TV Line first reported the news. Speculation that… Read