‘Timeless’ EP Eric Kripke On The Moment He Realized He Was Telling A James Bond Story — AwardsLine Screening Series
“That's what's so interesting about the show, is all of these storylines, and all of the historical components are really reflections, and a mirror to the characters finding out more about themselves,” Timeless star Abigail Spencer reflected last night, discussing the human element behind NBC’s time travel drama. “It's really just a journey for each of these human beings to find out what they're made of, and what they're not made of—their mettle, and their foibles, and… Read
Fox News’ Jesse Watters Takes First-Week Vacation After First-Daughter Comments
Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News protege Jesse Watters is taking a brief vacation from his new gig on The Five, an announcement he made a day after his on-air comments about Ivanka Trump’s handling of a microphone were interpreted by some as vulgar and sexist.
Rival talkers weren’t buying Watters’ explanations. Following yesterday’s criticism by MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, the co-hosts of ABC’s The View today took aim. Talking about the culture at Fox News, Sunny Hostin said the… Read
CNN, CBS, NPR, Local NBC Stations Among Final 11 Peabody Winners
KNTV Bay Area, WTHR-TV Indianapolis, CNN, CBS and NPR are among the final 11 Peabody Award winners honoring News, Public Service, Radio/Podcast and Web.
The honorees range from local and national news investigations and a children's podcast with a nod to the charms of the early days of radio to a stunning interactive display of Houston's ever-present vulnerability to climate change.
This rounds out the final Peabody 30, all of which will be honored at the 76th Annual Peabo… Read
Bill O’Reilly “Set A High Bar,” Tucker Carlson Says In Debut In ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Slot
Fox News Channel officially entered its post-Bill O’Reilly era with Tucker Carlson Tonight debuting in the 8 pm PT slot that The O’Reilly Factor had occupied for more than 20 years. Host Tucker Carlson signed on with a tribute to the channel’s former top star.
“For those of you tuning in expecting to see someone different in this anchor chair, I know the feeling well,” Carlson began. “I watched Bill O’Reilly at this… Read
Andrea Tantaros Sues Fox News, Roger Ailes & Bill Shine Again, Claims Hacking And Social Media Harassment
Ex-Outnumbered and The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros isn’t done going after her former employer and its former and current bosses. Two months after a New York Supreme Court judge ruled that her $50 million sexual harassment case against Fox News Channel, its now-ousted ex-CEO Roger Ailes and current FNC President Bill Shine go to arbitration, she has filed a new complaint that alleges “extremely high-tech” hacking and a “professional/career assassination.”
“"Fox News and… Read
Audience Network’s New Documentary From Vince Vaughn To Tackle Police & Race Relations
As an emerging network, AT&T's Audience Network already boasts original programming with series like Ice, Kingdom, Rogue, You Me Her and Full Circle under its banner. Now it’s now producing a documentary focused on the relationship between African American communities and the police.
"We haven't announced it yet, so I can't say much," network head Chris Long told Deadline today on the sidelines of a Hollywood Radio & Television Society event in Los Angeles. "We were… Read
‘Fox & Friends’ Anchor Heather Nauert Named State Department Spokesperson
Heather Nauert, the news anchor on Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends, has been tapped as the Trump administration’s new State Department spokeswoman. She originally joined Fox News in 1998 and then rejoined as an anchor in 2007.
The 15-year veteran has covered both foreign and domestic news and events including the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War and Darfur. As an anchor, she handled breaking news events on Fox & Friends and other programs. She also covered the… Read
Megyn Kelly NBC Sunday Show Set For June
Megyn Kelly will front an NBC show that is penciled in to start on Sundays in June, according to sources who spoke with Deadline. The news is the latest as NBC News positions its new high-profile name since it signed her away from Fox News.
Kelly officially was released from the remainder of her Fox News contract within the past couple of weeks, so getting her on the air is the next logical step. According to a Page Six report this morning in the New York Post, she will… Read
EOne, Aquarius Board Aussie Series ‘The Other Guy’; Studiocanal Picks Up ‘American Gods’; Viceland Producing Comedy ‘Brexit Stage Left’ — Global Briefs
Entertainment One and Lion producer Aquarius Films are co-producing a new Stan Original comedy series The Other Guy, starring and written by Australian comedian and broadcast personality Matt Okine. The show, which has already begun production, is based on Okine's own experiences, which he developed into a stand-up show and is now a TV series for Australia's local streaming service Stan. The show is co-written by Becky Lucas (Please Like Me) and Greg Waters (Soul Mates, Da… Read
‘Genius’ Stars Geoffrey Rush & Johnny Flynn On Their Shared Task Of Humanizing Albert Einstein — Tribeca Studio
In film and television, it’s common to see characters at various ages and stages of their lives, portrayed by different actors—but, in the vein of Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight, it’s much less common to see multiple iterations of a character, each as fully realized as the next. Such is certainly the case with National Geographic’s Genius—executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment, alongside Oddlot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker and Rachel… Read
BAFTA TV Craft Award Winners Include ‘The Crown’, ‘The Night Manager’, ‘National Treasure’ — Full List
In advance of the BAFTA TV Awards on May 14, the British Academy of Film and Television arts handed out prizes to behind-the-scenes talent in London this evening. Four programs won two BAFTAs each: The Crown, The Night Manager, National Treasure and Planet Earth II.
Netflix's historical drama The Crown, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith and produced by Left Bank Pictures, picked up awards for Costume Design and Special as well as Visual & Graphic Effects, while espionage… Read
Ex-Fox Anchor Alisyn Camerota Says Roger Ailes Sexually Harassed Her
Alisyn Camerota, the former Fox & Friends Weekend co-host and current co-anchor of CNN’s New Day, revealed on CNN today that she had been sexually harassed and emotionally bullied by former Fox CEO Roger Ailes. (Watch a clip below).
A spokesperson for Ailes denied the charges.
In an interview on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, Camerota said that while Ailes could be “charming” and “funny,” he was also “a bit of a bully,” “mean” and “grossly inappropriate with… Read