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BBC Launching New Channel For Scotland With $37.4M Budget

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As part of its push to invest more in regional content across the UK, the BBC is launching a new TV channel geared specifically towards Scottish audiences. The pubcaster will invest an additional £19M ($23.7M) into BBC Scotland, a channel that will aim to offer up more Scottish content on screen. BBC is also putting another £1.2M ($1.5M) into BBC Alba, the nation's Scottish-Gaelic language channel. This comes on top of the broadcaster's current pledge to invest an extra… Read


Louis C.K. To Headline 2 Stand-Up Specials For Netflix

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Netflix continues to build a collection of comedy specials featuring the biggest names in stand-up. On the heels of big deals for new specials with Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld, Netflix has signed a deal with Louis C.K. for two new stand-up comedy specials. The first, titled 2017, was filmed in Washington D.C., and will premiere April 4, everywhere Netflix is available. "Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand-up… Read


Fox’s Marvel Pilot Casts Jamie Chung As Blink

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Jamie Chung is crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe. The actress, who recurred as Valerie Vale on Batman prequel series Gotham, has been cast as a series regular on another Fox comic book drama project, the untitled Marvel action-adventure series pilot. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins… Read


Who Is The Social Media King Of Oscar Best Picture Nominees?


EXCLUSIVE: How did the Oscar Best Picture nominees move the social needle this year? Not surprisingly, one picture in particular ran circles around the rest of the pack. Last year, The Revenant was the social media king of all the nominees with the biggest social lift after getting nominated with a 10.9M jump in social media activity, according to RelishMix who compiles this information for Deadline. This year, fans clearly connected to one movie that has already grossed… Read


Danny Pino To Star In ‘Gone’ Series For NBCU Int’l Studios, RTL & TF1


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Cold Case alum Danny Pino is set as a lead opposite Chris Noth and Leven Rambin in Gone, a 12-episode procedural drama series for NBCUniversal International Studios, Germany's RTL and France's TF1. The series, which eyes a launch in winter 2017-18, was created by Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) based on Chelsea Cain's novel One Kick. Gone tells the fictional story of Kit "Kick" Lannigan (Rambin), survivor of a famous… Read


Savannah Guthrie Sets ‘Today’ Return

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Savannah Guthrie will return to NBC’s Today on March 3 following a three-month maternity leave. Both the co-anchor and Today tweeted the return date this morning. “Hey, little one, you’re not the ‘only’ good reason to wake up early!!,” Guthrie tweeted along with a photo of herself with baby son Charley. “I’m headed back to @TODAYshow March 3!” Hey, little one, you're not the *only* good reason to wake up early!! 'I'm headed back to @TODAYshow March 3! Excited to see… Read


Brad Grey Hosts Farewell For His Paramount Executives

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'The Big Short' film premiere, AFI Fest, Los Angeles, America - 12 Nov 2015

While the slow exit of Brad Grey from the chairman and CEO post of Paramount Pictures drags out, the studio continues to move slowly forward. Grey held a small intimate party at his home last night to say thanks and goodbye to his soon-to-be former executive team. Sources said Grey gave a short toast to their future success in Paramount’s next stage. There were about 20 people at Grey’s home, including a small coterie of his outside friends like former Warner Bros chief Bo… Read


Lionsgate Sets ‘Most Likely To Murder’; ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom & Adam Pally Star


EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has acquired and set for a March production start in New York Most Likely To Murder, a comedy that will star Golden Globe-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally. The dark mystery comedy is about what happens when Billy (Pally), the most popular kid in high school, comes back to his hometown 10 years later to find he’s no longer cool and the girl he still has feelings for is now dating the former high school outcast. When the… Read


Serialized Storyteller Serial Box Signs With Janklow & Nesbit


Serial Box, which produces serialized fiction in digital and audio form, has signed with Janklow & Nesbit Literary Associates. Co-founded by Julian Yap and Molly Barton, the company now aligns with the agency as its works are being gobbled up by book publishers. That includes a North American deal with Simon & Schuster for the first seasons of Bookburners, published this month; Tremontaine, which comes out in May; and The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, which comes out… Read


Emily Rose Joins Marc Cherry’s ABC Drama Pilot


Former Haven star Emily Rose has booked a series regular role opposite Reba McEntire in ABC's Marc Cherry drama pilot, from ABC Studios. The untitled project stars McEntire as Ruby Adair, the sheriff of colorful small town Oxblood, KY, who finds her red state outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Rose will play Vonda Jean, County Coroner for the small town and former pageant runner-up. In addition… Read


Seth Meyers Unveils ‘Oscar Bait’ In Time For Academy Awards


A few hours after Oscar voting ended, in advance of this weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony, NBC late-night host Seth Meyers parodied the process with a first look at Oscar Bait, “a movie that's not afraid to pander to your emotions, a film that is shamelessly timed for awards season.” Oscar Bait checks off all the boxes, the spoof notes: racial tension, latent homosexuality, a child actor with three names, a character forced to overcome a rare disease (balloon foot), a… Read


Watch Harrison Ford’s Close Call At California Airport


Orange County’s John Wayne Airport has released video of Harrison Ford’s close call with a jet Monday. Seen from a variety of angles, the video show’s Ford’s yellow Aviat Husky private plane coming in for a landing uncomfortable close to a taxiing American Airlines jet. No one was injured in the incident at Southern California, airport. American Airlines Flight 1546, with 110 passengers, left for Dallas on time. The incident is under investigation by the FAA. NBC News… Read