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‘Catch-22’: Giancarlo Giannini To Co-Star In George Clooney’s Hulu Limited Series

Oscar-nominated actor Giancarlo Giannini is set for a co-starring role opposite Christopher Abbott, Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler and George Clooney in Catch-22, Hulu's high-profile limited series directed by Clooney. Written by Luke Davies and David Michôd based on the seminal Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. Set in Italy during World War II, Catch-22 follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian (Abbott)… Read


Comcast-Sky: UK Government Doesn’t See Initial Public Interest Concerns In Acquisition Bid

In a significant development, the UK government has today written to Comcast and Sky to tell them it doesn’t think the former’s $31BN proposed acquisition of Sky raises public interest concerns. The UK government did not give such blessing to Fox’s bid for Sky and that attempted acquisition become bogged down in regulatory concerns but is still on-going. The UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, today issued the following… Read


LA Screenings 2018: 1,500 Global Buyers Eye Hot Broadcast Dramas & Comedies As Event Heads Into New Era


The LA Screenings, the annual shopping trip for foreign TV buyers, is currently in full swing with hundreds of global broadcasters and SVOD services moving between the Hollywood studios to hunt down the next breakout network hit and, hopefully, pick up an In 'N' Out Burger along the way. Deadline looks at which of the 35 network shows, including The CW, are interesting the 1,500 international buyers in town and explores how the now-nearly-two-week event, which takes… Read


Netflix Signs Comedian Vir Das For Two Additional Live Stand-up Specials

Netflix has ordered two additional live stand-up comedy specials from Vir Das, the first comedian out of India to have a Netflix original special. The Das special Abroad Understanding debuted on Netflix in April 2017 and tackled nationalism, globalism, good food, and bad politics in two crosscut performances in New York and New Delhi. The first of the two newly ordered specials will be shot in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on July 14. Das is coming off a… Read


Michael Douglas, David Simon, Ava DuVernay, ‘Sherlock’ Producer Behind New Dramas For Atrium TV

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Drama “commissioning club” Atrium TV has launched a second slate of projects with new dramas from Michael Douglas, Ava DuVernay, David Simon and the producers of Sherlock. Atrium is the brainchild of former Sony Chairman Howard StringerDRG CEO Jeremy Fox and MTG EVP/Head of Programming and Content Development Jakob Mejlhede. Based in London and Los Angeles, the team develops projects then shares them with club members who decide if they want to invest. If they buy into… Read


ITV’s Royals Drama ‘Victoria’ Adds ‘Harlots’ & ‘Lewis’ Stars With Third Season Shoot Underway

Laurence Fox (Lewis) and Kate Fleetwood (Harlots) are joining the third season of ITV’s hit royals drama Victoria (first look pictured), with filming now underway in the UK. Produced by Mammoth Screen as a co-production with Masterpiece, and created by writer and producer Daisy Goodwin, the new series sees Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) reprise her role as the eponymous young Queen, alongside Tom Hughes (Paula) as Prince Albert. Fox will play charismatic and wayward Foreign… Read


Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman, Lena Dunham, Chadwick Boseman Among 140 To Sign Open Letter On Gender Equality

Movie and TV heavyweights including Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman and Lena Dunham are among those to sign an open letter calling for action against gender inequality. The 140 signatories from the entertainment arena are putting political leaders “on notice” in the letter which is spearheaded by international charity ONE. Also among those to sign are Black Panther stars Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer, Issa… Read


John Oliver: John Bolton May Be Next Scaramucci After North Korea Blunder

After opening his show with clips of some of most best-forgotten remarks of Gayle King during CBS’s coverage of the royal wedding, including, but not limited to: -I just have one big goose bump all over my body. -I'm going to change hats every hour on the hour. -I feel like crying. -I’ve seen some big bottoms and I don’t think that was one of them. …and advising Bishop Michael Curry “that is the wrong room there, buddy” of remarks he made at the ceremony, “because… Read


Mario Batali Under Criminal Investigation By NYPD For Sexual Assault Allegations

At the end of last year, chef and TV personality Mario Batali stepped out of the spotlight and from his businesses after nine women came forward with sexual misconduct accusations against him. Now, the disgraced chef is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department. In a 60 Minutes report on Sunday, Anderson Cooper talked with some of the accusers and people who worked with Batali at the famed Spotted Pig, a restaurant which he invested in. In the report… Read


Billboard Music Awards Complete Winners List: Janet Jackson Honored With Icon Award, Ed Sheeran Takes Top Artist

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards were handed out on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with Ed Sheeran taking the night’s biggest prize for Top Artist. The “Shape of You” singer and Kendrick Lamar were the night’s top winners, receiving six awards each. Other winners of the evening included Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Cardi B. American Idol winner and award-winning musician Kelly Clarkson was on double duty as host and performer at the… Read


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Dan Goor On Cancellation-Renewal Saga; Season Finale That Could Have Been A Series Finale

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a genuinely rare thing: a police comedy on TV. But we wouldn’t expect anything less innovative from co-creators Dan Goor and Mike Schur, two maestros of the modern workplace comedy, with each show developing fiercely loyal followers. When it was announced that the comedy starring Andy Samberg was on the chopping block, fans rose up immediately linked arms fight off its cancellation. And after a short period on the television ash heap, NBC came… Read


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season Finale Says Farewell To Fox With Jake & Amy’s “Bomb” Wedding

SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains details about the season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In what could have been its final episode, Brooklyn Nine-Nine delivers a season finale that gives us Nine-Nine-brand humor, familiar story beats, and a “bomb” wedding that makes us thank the TV Gods that this comedy treasure was saved from cancellation. The episode titled “Jake & Amy” is set on wedding day for Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) and, of course… Read