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‘Theatre of the Deranged II’ Goes To Troma; Defy Media Strikes Dev Deal With WME

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Troma has nabbed rights to Theatre Of The Deranged II and will release the film on Blu-ray and VOD on October 13. No DVD release is planned. The second installment of the anthology series is, as with the first, executive produced by James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen at Psykik Junky Pictures. The movie showcases “5 blood curdling horror films, all of which are actually enchanted and or cursed,” with host Damien Shadows showing viewers how to ward off the spirits after… Read


‘Coach’ Reboot Not Going Forward At NBC, Will Be Shopped Elsewhere


UPDATED: A new Coach sitcom won’t be coming to NBC after all. The network, which in April ordered a follow-up to 1990s comedy with a 13-episode straight-to-series order, today scrapped the project, I have learned. The show’s cast and producers have started getting the news this evening. The decision comes after weeks of rumblings about creative issues on the project, which has filmed only a pilot episode. Original star Craig T. Nelson toplined the new show, written by the… Read


Marvel Studios Reporting DIrectly To Alan Horn, Separate From Other Marvel Projects

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A year after Marvel Studios moved onto the Disney lot, its president Kevin Feige has orchestrated a reorganization that sees him reporting directly to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, wresting oversight of the film division away from Marvel Entertainment COO Ike Perlmutter. The reorganization, which took effect last week, only affects the film division; television and other Marvel endeavors remain under Perlmutter’s purview. Walt Disney Studios President Alan… Read


Stephen Colbert Gifts ‘An American In Paris’ With His First ‘Late Show’ Broadway Plug

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Once a staple of bedtime talk shows, Broadway in recent decades usually has taken a back seat to Hollywood. But while it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing fewer movie stars anytime soon, the Gotham return of NBC’s The Tonight Show and Broadway fan Jimmy Fallon — not to mention the ever-growing population of screen stars onstage — has seen an uptick in appearances on the guest couch. Stephen Colbert, also a big fan of live theater, announced Monday that the song-and-dance heavy… Read


‘Talk Nerdy To Me’ Blog-Inspired Comedy From Jerry Bruckheimer TV Gets CBS Production Commitment

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In a competitive situation, Talk Nerdy To Me, a multi-camera comedy from 2 Broke Girls writer-producer Morgan Murphy and former Modern Family executive producer Bill Wrubel, has landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment. Jerry Bruckheimer TV, which has been looking to expand into half-hour comedy series, is producing with Warner Bros TV, where the company is based. Written by writer-comedian Murphy, the project is inspired by the blog Talk Nerdy to Me, Lover… Read


‘Valentina’ Telenovela Adaptation At ABC Family Sets Daniel Barnz To Write, Direct


Filmmaker Daniel Barnz (Cake) has been tapped to write and direct Valentina, ABC Family’s adaptation of the RCTV telenovela Mi Gorda Bella Valentina, executive produced by Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment (Chasing Life) and Jorge Granier of RCTV International (Jane The Virgin). Valentina, which ABCF put in development in February, is a comedic hour described as "Revenge meets Ugly Betty.” It’s about a young girl whose incredibly wealthy mother is killed in an… Read


David Muir Moderates “Virtual Audience” With Pope Francis For ABC News


ABC evening news anchor David Muir today moderated a "virtual audience" with Pope Francis at the Vatican, ahead of his trip to the U.S. next month. Pope Francis spoke simultaneously, via satellite, to students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, congregants from a McAllen, Texas, church near the U.S.-Mexico border, and a group of homeless men and women in Los Angeles. Not coincidentally, Muir tomorrow celebrates his first anniversarsy as anchor of World News Tonig… Read


BoulderLight And Making Film Partner On New Horror Film Label


BoulderLight Pictures and Hong Kong-based production company Making Film Limited have announced a joint venture that will produce three new films, which Making Film will fully finance. The deal will create a new film label, “Making Horror,” that will focus on horror and thriller films with budgets in the seven figure range. Making film will serve as both investor and collaborator on these films, with director Pang Ho-Cheung, who cofounded Making Film, serving as executive… Read


‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Ratings Down In Week 2; Tops NFL Preseason ‘SNF’

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There was no new cable record for The Walking Dead spinoff in its second week, but there was a potentially telling victory. While its 8.2 million total viewers and 4.1 rating last night was down -18% in total viewers and -16% in adults 18-49 from its record-shattering August 23 debut that garnered 10.1 million viewers and a 4.9 rating, the second episode easily tackled the NFL and NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Last season, the usually unbeatable SNF was beaten in the key de Read


VMAs Liked By Instagram: 64M Social Interactions During MTV Broadcast


EXCLUSIVE: MTV’s Video Music Awards led the way on Instagram last night with a total of 64 million social interactions. Those are “huge numbers,” according to a source with the social media app. For comparison’s sake, last night's VMAs generated 21.4 million tweets, which reached 11.8 million people, the Viacom-owned network boasted. Additionally, 16 million people had 39 million Facebook interactions related to the VMAs yesterday Selena Gomez dominated with the top VMA… Read


Stephen Colbert Gets Political, Booking Supreme Court Justice, UN Secretary-General, Bernie Sanders

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Further illustrating how little difference there will be between CBS’ Late Show host Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central late-night host Stephen Colbert, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be Colbert’s guest during his second week hosting on the CBS program. While some are speculating it’s the first time a current Supreme Court justice has been a guest on a network late-night show, it’s not so new for Colbert. In January 2012, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul… Read


‘Go With Me’ Clip: Ray Liotta Menaces Anthony Hopkins In Rural Fable


Channeling a vibe that feels at home with something like Winter’s Bone, Enderby Entertainment's Go With Me paints a bleak picture of blue collar life in a small town where a local strongman holds sway over the community. The film follows “Lillian”, a young woman who has recently returned home to the logging town she came from, where she becomes the subject of severe harassment by ex-cop turned local crimelord “Blackaway”, who runs the town without restraint. Foresaken by… Read