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‘The Greatest American Hero’ Gets Fox Remake With Phil Lord & Chris Miller


EXCLUSIVE: A Steven J. Cannell cult classic is getting a reboot at Fox. The network has given a put pilot commitment to The Greatest American Hero, a new take on the 1981 sci-fi dramedy, which is being shepherded by The Lego Movie writers-directors  Phil Lord and Chris Miller and 20th Century Fox TV. Lord and Miller will executive produce the horlong action comedy alongside Cannell's daughter, television director Tawnia McKiernan. Written/exec produced by Rodney Rothman… Read

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Box Office Matinees: ‘Guardians’ Will Become Highest Grosser of 2014; ‘November Man’ No. 2 This Weekend, ‘As Above/So Below’ No. 4

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Matinees are in for this weekend's openers and holdovers and, as expected, Disney/Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy is retaining the No. 1 spot after five weeks in release and is on track to gross an estimated $14.3M weekend and a total of about $18.5M over the long holiday. It should become the highest grosser of the year this weekend, besting that of another Disney/Marvel title: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was released in April and has grossed $259.7M, and… Read


A+E Networks Outbids Time Warner For 10% Vice Media Stake

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In a bit of a stunner, A+E Networks has just bumped off a rival effort by Time Warner to acquire a 10% stake in Vice Media, the upstart digital news organization with a show on TW-owned HBO, almost 5M subscribers to its YouTube channel and a much-coveted young male demographic. Deadline has learned the deal is for $250M, valuing Vice at $2.5B, and was spearheaded by A+E president and CEO Nancy Dubuc, who sees Vice's digital imprint and target demo a perfect match to… Read


ICM Partners Trying To Head Off Interns’ Class Action Lawsuit

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EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners is moving fast to quash a potential class action suit brought by interns, Deadline has learned, that could shine the spotlight on one of Hollywood's dirty, not-so-secret practices. ICM head of HR Karen Abrams began making a series of calls to former interns this week seeking information supporting ICM's intern program. The move comes after Kimberly Behzadi and Jason Rindenau, the plaintiffs and former interns filed a motion in federal court on… Read


A Year After First Peek, Universal Trailers Delayed ‘Seventh Son’

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Universal has unveiled a trailer for the Jeff Bridges fantasy film Seventh Son, kicking off a five-month marketing challenge for the long-delayed big budget actioner. The YA book-inspired adventure directed by Sergei Bodrov has been teased now for over a year in fits and starts, suffering numerous setbacks since first getting caught in the Rhythm & Hues VFX bankruptcy last year. That hitch cost Legendary an extra $4.9 million in post effects on the period fantasy… Read


Melissa Rivers Updates Mom’s Status

Melissa Rivers released this update on the condition of her mother, Joan Rivers, hospitalized since yesterday at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital: "My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her… Read


Jennifer Johnson Exiting ‘The Following’ As Showrunner, Trio Takes Over


EXCLUSIVE: There is a change at the helm of Fox drama The Following. Lost alumna Jennifer Johnson, who joined the Warner Bros. TV-produced series  in June as executive producer/day-to-day showrunner, is leaving. She remains at WBTV, where she is under an overall deal and very well liked, and will focus on development. Instead of bringing in a new person two seasons in, which proved not to be the right creative fit for the dense, serialized drama, WBTV has opted to promote… Read


Chelsea Clinton’s Exit From NBC News Announced Friday Before Holiday Weekend

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In a time-honored TV industry tradition of releasing news you hope gets buried on the eve of a holiday, NBC News and Chelsea Clinton announced today that she is leaving her job as special correspondent with the news division. "Chelsea's storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities. While she will be missed, we look forward to working with her in the future," NBC News SVP Alex… Read


Venice: Bogdanovich Unveils Screwball Comedy ‘She’s Funny That Way’, Riffs On ‘Lost Hollywood’


Thirty-two years after They All Laughed opened the Venice Film Fesitval, Peter Bogdanovich is back on the Lido with screwball comedy She's Funny That Way. He spoke to the press this afternoon about the star-studded project coming together and noted that today, the kinds of smaller films he likes can only be made independently. “I don't want to bite the hand that doesn't feed me,” he said to much laughter, “but unfortunately, Hollywood has gone in the wrong direction.” The… Read


RATINGS RAT RACE: NFL Preseason Preemptions Tackle Primetime

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On the last Thursday before the 2014 NFL season kicks off, primetime was a field of preseason preemptions on the Big 4. With 16 games in local markets all across the county, every network had a match-up, including Super Bowl champs the Seattle Seahawks who lost to the Oakland Raiders. That game was seen on Fox affiliates in San Francisco and in the Emerald City and on the CW in the midnight hour. All of which is to say that the preliminary ratings today are essentially… Read


Enver Gjokaj Cast In ABC Series ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’


Enver Gjokaj is set to co-star opposite Hayley Atwell in Marvel's Agent Carter, ABC's new series designed to serve as a bridge between the fall and spring runs of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, the series stars Captain America's Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt her a serious blow as she… Read

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Box Office Preview: ‘As Above, So Below’ $470K In Late Nights, ‘November Man’ Weak At Start Of Long Labor Day Holiday

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UPDATE, FRIDAY, 8:08 AM: Universal Pictures released its late-night numbers this AM. The first offering from its deal with Legendary Pictures, the horror film As Above, So Below, scared in $470,000 in late shows starting at 8 PM. Oculus, released in April at 10 PM, opened to late nights with $475,000 and went on to gross $12M for the three-day. As Above, So Below was in 1,805 theaters last night. That gross, of course, will be added to their Friday gross number this… Read


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