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Broadway B.O.: Super Duo Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick Bolt From Starting Gate With ‘It’s Only A Play’

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UPDATE, 12 noon: More Broadway b.o. news after first paragraph:  Broadway's summer season ended with a fast break out of the starting gate as previews of It's Only A Play, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, began at the Shuberts' Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The Terrence McNally comedy, a revival, played to overstuffed houses and rang up 112.45% of its gross potential for five performance, a take of $793,046. It's already got one of the Street's highest per-ticket… Read

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‘GOT’s Emilia Clarke, ‘Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin To Star In MGM’s ‘Me Before You’

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EXCLUSIVE: MGM is negotiating with Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin to star in the Thea Sharrock-directed Me Before You, the adaptation of the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel. Karen Rosenfelt is producing Sharrock's feature debut. MGM is partnered with Warner Bros, which has dated the movie for August, 2015 release. Clarke, whose breakout came playing the mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's Game Of Thrones, is playing Sarah Conner in Terminator: Genisys, and she is… Read

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Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Inks 3-Year Universal Deal

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Universal's making room for Alex Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout shingle. They've signed a three-year production deal with the writer-director-producer's new banner, which is expanding its operations on the studio lot. Kurtzman, who first pacted with Universal in a two-year deal in 2012 with Star Trek co-scribe Roberto Orci and their K/O Paper Products, will be joined by Focus Features' Jeb Brody and K/O's Bobby Cohen as producers at Secret Hideout. Kim Rosen is also… Read

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Streamy Award Nominations By Company [Chart]

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With the 2014 Streamy Awards to be held in two parts this week, Collective Digital Studio, Fullscreen and Maker Studios have the most reason for optimism, nabbing more than 20 nominations each of the 244 claimed by media companies and multi-channel networks. Perhaps the most notable number, however, might be the many “independents” who received at least one nomination, about one-eighth of the total, including big names such as Jenna Marbles. In the current scramble to sign… Read

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Blumhouse Developing Son Of Sam Miniseries With Fox TV Studios

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On the heels of Blumhouse' first longform project, Ryan Murphy's HBO movie The Normal Heart, winning a Best TV Movie Emmy, Jason Blum's production company is returning to the longform arena with another New York period piece based on a true story — miniseries Son of Sam. Blumhouse Prods. will develop the six-hour mini with Fox TV Studios (The Killing). Written by Steven Katz (The Knick, From the Earth to the Moon), Son of Sam juxtaposes David Richard Berkowitz's murder… Read

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John Stamos To Star In ABC Drama Series ‘Members Only’ And Topline & Produce Dan Fogelman Comedy For ABC Studios

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John Stamos has lined up two high-profile series gigs. He has been tapped as the male lead of ABC's midseason drama series Members Only. Additionally, Stamos has teamed with ABC Studios-based comedy producer Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors) for a comedy series, which the ER and Full House alum will topline and executive produce. It is shaping up to be a very busy fall for Stamos who also is involved in a Full House reboot in development at Warner Bros. TV. I hear the project… Read

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UPDATE: RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Under The Dome’, ‘Mistresses’ Finale & ‘Running Wild’ Down On Holiday, ‘MasterChef’ & ‘ANW’ Steady

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UPDATE, 10:49 AM: While summer is not officially over for another 20 days, the season definitely turned a corner this Labor Day weekend in most people's minds. That's partially true on television as well as summer shows continue to end, wind down, get previewed and the NFL is about to start its regular season on September 4. There was no football last night, but all of the other categories were in play on a night when all of the Big 4 were on the field with originals. It… Read

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Adam Levine To Produce Autobiographical 1990s Family Comedy For NBC

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Adam Levine is guiding aspiring young musicians as they pursue their dreams of stardom on NBC's The Voice. Now the Maroon 5 frontman is taking a look back at his years as an up-and-coming rocker in Kids In America, a comedy series for NBC. The single-camera project, which has received a script commitment, hails from Levine's 222 Prods. and Universal TV where the company has a first-look deal. It is inspired by Levine's real-life experiences and centers on an… Read

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Ted Gold Joins Spike TV As Head Of Scripted Series

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As Spike TV is re-entering scripted series, the network has brought in veteran TV executive/producer Ted Gold to guide the efforts. Gold has been named to the newly created position of SVP, Scripted Original Series, Spike TV. He will  lead a newly-created scripted development team and will oversee all scripted programming, reporting to Sharon Levy, EVP, Original Series. VP Original Series Justin Lacob, who has overseen the development and production of Spike's highest… Read

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Nickelodeon Partners With NFL, MLS & NASCAR For NickSports

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Coming on the heels of Nickelodeon's inaugural Kids Choice Sports Awards this summer, NickSports, a primetime sports-themed block, debuts Wednesday September 3 at 9 PM ET on Nicktoons. The two-hour weekly block will feature a mix of original and acquired long- and short-form content from the NFL, MLS and NASCAR; new episodes of Nicktoons' animated series Wild Grinders from Rob Dyrdek and NFL Rush Zone; documentary programming, including the world TV premiere of Little Ball… Read

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Russell Crowe-Ryan Gosling Pic ‘The Nice Guys’ Gets Summer 2016 Release Date

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Warner Bros has staked out a June 17, 2016 release date for The Nice Guys, the Shane Black-directed detective thriller starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling that reunites Black with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon producer Joel Silver. The studio picked up the project in July beating out other suitors and now plans to start production this fall. Nice Guys is set in 1970s LA, when a down-on-his-luck private eye (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker (Crowe) work… Read

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‘The Walking Dead’ Unveils Season 5 Key Art

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AMC has released the official The Walking Dead Season 5 poster featuring Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the accompanying tagline, “Hunt or Be Hunted.” Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. Norman Reedus, Steven… Read

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