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IFC’s ‘Maron’ Renewed For Third Season

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IFC today announced a third season renewal of Marc Maron's critically acclaimed original comedy series, Maron, produced by Fox Television Studios. Production begins this fall with 13 all-new half-hour episodes. Building on the success of the first two seasons, Maron will return to IFC in spring 2015 with Marc confronting new issues, new guest stars and new ways to self-sabotage. Maron is a fictionalized look at Marc's life and successful WTF podcast.  The second season… Read

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New York Film Fest Will World Premiere Laura Poitras’ Edward Snowden Docu ‘CITIZENFOUR’

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New York Film Festival director Kent Jones said today that the Film Society of Lincoln Center has added the world premiere of Laura Poitras' CITIZENFOUR to its Main Slate lineup. The presentation will run Friday, October 10 at 6 PM at Alice Tully Hall. Poitras will also participate in a free HBO Directors Dialogues the following day at 4 PM, at the Walter Reade Theater. The film, from RADiUS in association with Participant Media and HBO Documentary Films, opens… Read

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Angela Lansbury Hits The Road With ‘Blithe Spirit’ Tour

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Like a top-billed trouper from time out of mind, Angela Lansbury will continue her Tony-winning, West End-haunting run as the spirited rare medium Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's Blithe SpiritThe star of all screens and stages is taking the show on the road for a North American tour slated to begin December 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, officially opening December 14. Lansbury, who turns 89 on October 16, will then bring the Michael Blakemore production to… Read

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Skydance Productions Names Larry Wasserman CFO

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Larry Wasserman has joined Skydance Productions in the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee Skydance's finance, accounting, and administrative operations, as well as back up new initiatives of a company that right now is flying on all cylinders. Skydance CEO David Ellison hired Wasserman, who most recently was CFO for DreamWorks and spent a decade there, helping secure $1 billion in funding through Reliance and JP Morgan Chase. Before that… Read

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Brian Van Holt To Depart ‘Cougar Town’

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One of Cougar Town's co-stars is moving on a little sooner than originally scheduled. Brian Van Holt, who has been a regular on the show since its launch, will not continue full-time on Cougar Town's sixth and final season on TBS. He will wrap his character Bobby's story as a guest star. He is slated for one episode for now. According to TVLine, which broke the news, that will be the season premiere, slated to air early next year. Cougar Town had been able to make the… Read

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Barbra Streisand Tussles With Jimmy Fallon For ‘Tonight Show’ Spotlight: Video

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Barbra Streisand was in for a surprise when she made her first appearance on the Tonight show in 50 years last night. She, of course, is plugging her new album, Partners — because Tony Bennett already has dibs on Duets — in which she sings standards with well-known music stars including Michael Buble, Blake Shelton and, through the miracle of modern technology, Elvis Presley. Fallon stood in for all three, mistaking it for a comedy bit — at one point she told him not to… Read

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Craig Ferguson To Visit NBC’s ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Tonight

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It will be outgoing CBS late-night host Craig Ferguson's first appearance on NBC's Late Night, which airs against his Late Late Show. He was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno several times. Ferguson is set to depart CBS' Late Late Show in December, to be succeeded by James Corden. Ferguson will likely have another separation on his mind tonight as his native Scotland votes whether to leave the UK on Thursday. Late Night With Seth Meyers also recently hosted… Read

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Emma Thompson Slings Meat Pies As ‘Sweeney Todd’ Launches Commercial Partnership With English National Opera

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Emma Thompson and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will play Mrs. Lovett and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street this spring as the English National Opera begins a partnership with the GradeLinnit Company on a production of Sweeney Todd. The semi-staged mounting resembles the popular Encores! series at New York's City Center as well as regular fund-raising concerts by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, which originated this production. Actor-director Lonny Price… Read

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Netflix Nabs Judd Apatow Comedy Series With 2-Season Order; Paul Rust & Gillian Jacobs To Star, Legendary TV To Produce

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It's been over a decade since comedy movie mogul Judd Apatow has created a TV series, Fox's Undeclared. Now he has, and his return vehicle, a relationship comedy starring Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Community's Gillian Jacobs, is getting a big two-season straight-to-series pickup from Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a 10-episode first and 12-episode second season of Love, which Apatow co-created and wrote with Rust and Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nin… Read

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ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ Steady In NFL Season Week Two

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If two weeks of the 2014 NFL season has taught us one thing so far, it is that primetime is not a good time for the Indianapolis Colts. With their 30-27 come-from-ahead loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN's Monday Night Football, that's two primetime fails in a row this season for the Colts. The team fell to the Denver Broncos on the official season debut of NBC's Sunday Night Football on September 7 in the Mile High City. Back in Indianapolis for the first time since… Read

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‘Help! I Can’t Cook’ Serves Up Record Debut In Israel; Is Keshet In The Sweet Spot Again?

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If there's one thing that Keshet International knows, it's how to make an entrance. The Israeli company that has offices in the UK and LA, considerably boosted its global profile at this time last year with the much-hyped debut of Rising Star. That interactive singing competition format originally launched in Israel to record-breaking numbers and immediately cued up a series of overseas deals at the Mipcom TV market. Then at Mip-TV in April, KI launched Boom! which was… Read

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Scripps Networks Agrees To Supply Channels To Dish Network’s Planned Streaming Video Service

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HGTV, Food Network, and Great American Country aren't the first channels that come to mind when one thinks about programming for millennials. But following an agreement announced this morning, the Scripps Networks Interactive channels will be part of the package that Dish Network is assembling for its planned broadband video service that will target young viewers who want a low-cost alternative to the full pay TV bundle that many consider to be too expensive. The… Read

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