Disney’s Reimagined ‘Muppet Babies’ Series Set For Early 2018 Debut
Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo and the rest will be back in Disney’s reimagined Muppet Babies series, which has begun production and is set to bow on Disney Junior in early 2018. The CG-animated series is a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Content & Media group.
“We are proud, and a little bit giddy, to begin production on our new version of the much-loved Muppet Babies,” said Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President… Read
Will Ferrell Visits ‘@Midnight’ As George W. Bush To Offer Donald Trump A Truck Ride – Update
Updated with video: Will Ferrell visits Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick tonight as George W. Bush, to defend the family name, in the wake of The Washington Post‘s release of the Access Hollywood tape of “my cousin Billy Bush.”
“He’s been in the news a lot lately, him and and that disgraced pumpkin Donald Trump, talking on that bus….We Bushes don’t act like that,” Ferrell/Bush begins.
“This dunderhead is making me look great,” he noted, of Trump.
“He's a… Read
World Series Ratings Up In Game 1 On Fox
While score-wise this probably wasn’t the way Fox hoped the Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians World Series would start — with a lopsided 6-0 Cleveland win — but ratings-wise, this is the strong start the network surely wanted. Game 1 last night drew a 12.6 rating in the metered market households.
That is up 20% from Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets, and 58% from the opening game in the 2014 World Series between the Royals… Read
Lady Gaga Makes “Surprise” Visit To James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ To Debut New Carpool Karaoke
UPDATE with video: Lady Gaga has set a Carpool Karaoke precedent, appearing as an unexpected guest and performing throughout the broadcast of CBS’ Late Late Show to help promote the launch of her music video with host James Corden. She even delivered the opening monologue:
You may know me as Lady Gaga, but tonight I am Lady Haha.
Donald Trump is launching a nightly news show on Facebook which will stream Trump’s rallies. It will be kind of like airing my concerts, except… Read
Andrew Cripps Joining Fox As President International Theatrical Distribution
Respected industry veteran Andrew Cripps has been named President International Theatrical Distribution at 20th Century Fox. The exec will join from IMAX in January and oversee all strategic and managerial international theatrical distribution activities for the studio. He also will be involved with developing business opportunities in the offshore marketplace, including established territories as well as newer areas. Cripps’ appointment follows the exit of Paul Hanneman… Read
Watch Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Get Destroyed
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Donald Trump’s star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man dressed as a city construction worker wielding a sledgehammer and pick-ax. The man, who told Deadline his name was Jamie Otis, said he was trying to extract the star to auction it off and raise funds for the women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them over the decades.
The embedded terrazzo and brass star, dedicated in 2007… Read
NBCU’s Steve Burke Says He Doubts New Streaming Services Will Disrupt Pay TV
Will upcoming streaming video offerings from Hulu, DirecTV Now, Google Unplugged and others shake up the TV market? Not much, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told analysts this morning at Comcast’s quarterly earnings briefing.
“We all have a healthy degree of skepticism” that entrants will “create millions and millions and millions of subscribers any time soon,” he says.
They could have “a modest positive” impact on his company: Most likely will carry NBC and many of the… Read
AMC Picks Up Series ‘Loaded’, Partnering With Channel 4; Mary McCormack To Star
AMC has partnered with Channel 4 on the upcoming eight-episode comedic drama series Loaded. AMC will be the U.S. network for the series, which it will co-produce with Channel 4, Hillbilly Television and Keshet UK.
Loaded, an English-language version of the Keshet International award-winning series Mesudarim created by Muli Segev and Assaf Harel, was originally commissioned by Channel 4 in January, with Jon Brown (Veep) tapped as writer and executive producer. The series… Read
‘Dangal’: Trailer For Aamir Khan’s Bollywood Wrestling Drama Pins Over 23M Views
Aamir Khan’s Dangal is gearing up to be another smash from the Bollywood star. The film, which releases on December 23 in India, the U.S. and other key markets, will mark a return to the Christmas holiday frame for Khan since his 2014 starring vehicle PK shattered all previous box office records — including his own Dhoom 3 in 2013. Check out the official trailer above which already has nearly 24M YouTube views in less than a week. Putting that into perspective, the… Read
Rebranding National Geographic Drops ‘Channel’ To Go ‘Further’
In a broad move across all of its commercial and non-profit ventures, National Geographic today announced a rebranding effort to unify its offerings and present a more focused strategy. The changes include a redesign of National Geographic magazine’s cover, dropping the word “channel” from its broadcast entities, using consistent fonts across all print and adding the word “Further” to its logo.
The changes were unveiled Tuesday during a presentation at the One World… Read
Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized By Sledgehammer
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump took a lot of hits today, and not just in the Presidential race. With less than two weeks to go before America decides if the ex-Apprentice host will pull off a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man dressed as a city construction worker and wielding a sledgehammer and pick-ax in what looks to be a Tinseltown first.
The attack on the embedded, five-pointed… Read
Comcast Beats Wall Street’s Q3 Expectations With Help From Olympics
Comcast’s earnings results were bound to be unusual in Q3 which included the Brazil Olympics, its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, and the public attention to the presidential election. And the company delivered with big swings in some units’ numbers but, when totaled, came in slightly ahead of the Street’s expectations.
The No. 1 cable company, and owner of NBCUniversal, generated net income of $2.24 billion, up 12.1% vs the period last year, on revenues of $21.31… Read