Fox News Brings Bob Beckel Back To The Five’ Fold
Over a year and a half after he was abruptly dumped by Fox News Channel, the prodigal political consultant has returned with the cable newser announcing today that Bob Beckel is returning to the The Five tonight.
"Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we're happy to welcome him back to the show,” Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox and Executive Chairman of FOX News Rupert Murdoch said in a low key statement Monday. "I'm thrilled for the opportunity to go home… Read
Cannes Film Festival Re-Elects Pierre Lescure As President; Lionsgate Inks Deals For ‘Kicking & Screaming’ — Global Briefs
As Cannes gears up for its 7oth edition this year, former Canal Plus chief Pierre Lescure has been unanimously re-elected as the fest's president for a new three-year term. Lescure was first named president in 2014 and the new term will see him cover the period from 2018-2020. A journalist and co-founder of the Canal Plus television channel, Lescure was president and CEO of the Canal Plus group from 1994-2002. Between 2008-2014, he was a producer and COO at the Théâtre… Read
Tegna Media & MGM To Launch Live Syndicated Daytime Show In Fall
BOLD, which is being dubbed as TV’s first live multi-daypart syndicated show, is in the works for a fall 2017 launch from indie station group Tegna Media and MGM. The 30-minute show will spotlight the day's essential stories, information and trending social media content in real-time across multiple screens, and be produced unique to each time zone.
Dubbed BOLD (Broadcast Online Live Daily), viewers will be able to interact live with the hosts, share their reaction and… Read
eOne Acquires TV Rights To ‘The Architecture Of Heaven’ Novel; Michael London Producing
In a competitive situation with multiple bidders, Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to science writer Holly Cave's upcoming novel The Architecture of Heaven, due out in 2018 from Quercus Books in the UK. Oscar-nominated producer Michael London (Sideways) will produce.
The Architecture of Heaven is set in a near-future London where humans can create artificial heavens before they die, formed from the best memories of their lives. Heaven architect Isobel… Read
‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Finale Hits Series Low; BBC Probing Russian Online Leak
UPDATED with Channel One Russia statement: The finale of Sherlock's 4th season hit a ratings low in the UK on Sunday — by a sliver — but still the all-time smallest overnight score of the series. Titled “The Final Problem,” the episode clocked 5.9M viewers for a 27.2 share on BBC One, winning the 9PM time slot, but falling a touch from last week's "The Lying Detective." That episode had pulled in 6M in the overnights for a 27.4 share — although it has since logged a… Read
Oprah Winfrey, Van Jones & Ava DuVernay Talk Politics At Netflix Exec’s Home
Ava DuVernay’s mass incarnation documentary 13th was supposed to be the subject, but Donald Trump became topic A as several hundred hollywood insiders met to hear DuVernay, Van Jones and Oprah Winfrey confer at the Hancock Park home of Ted Sarandos, the Netflix chief content officer, and his wife, Nicole Avant, a former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, on Sunday night.
“I think mostly bad things,” said Jones when Winfrey kicked things off by asking what he expected of the… Read
‘Homeland’ EP On Season 6 Debut, How Claire Danes Drama Will End & U.S. Return
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight's Homeland Season 6 debut on Showtime.
"After the election, our initial concern was could Homeland dramatize anything as scary as what's going on in the real world, and we'll just have to see whether it is scary or whether it's business as usual," says executive producer Alex Gansa of the tripwire situation the Showtime series finds itself debuting its sixth season tonight in the age of Donald Trump and a fast… Read
‘Sherlock’ Creators & Cast On Season 4 Finale’s Thrills & Heart; Is This Really ‘The Final Problem’ For The Baker Street Boys?
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight's Season 4 finale of Sherlock.
"The Final Problem," the last episode of Season 4 of the hit BBC One/Masterpiece drama, Sherlock, aired tonight in the UK and U.S., completing the long-awaited three-part return of Benedict Cumberbatch as the high-functioning sociopath sleuth, and Martin Freeman as sidekick Dr John Watson. After a season that began with the shocking death of another main character, and a second episode… Read
‘The Young Pope’ & ‘Homeland’ Season 6 Review: Both Snare Spirit Of Our Times
If politics and religion really are two subjects best avoided in public, there could be some awkward conversations coming after the January 15 Season 6 premiere of Homeland on Showtime and the debut of The Young Pope on HBO. Still regardless of your faith or party affiliation, these premium cable 9 PM offerings are romps with such real-world relevance I recommend you check them both out – though for different reasons.
While often veering into the absurd, the still highly… Read
Donald Trump Joins Spokesman In Calling ‘SNL’ Unfunny: “Complete Hit Job,” PEOTUS Tweets – UPDATE
Updated 4:57 pm with Trump response That didn’t take long. President-elect Donald Trump has re-joined the SNL fray, swiping at both NBC News and Saturday Night Live. “Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Previous Donald Trump has… Read
PBS Masterpiece Partners with BBC & Lookout Point On Newspaper Biz Drama ‘Press’ — TCA
Masterpiece on PBS has inked a new deal to bring the British drama Press to the U.S. as a co-production with BBC Worldwide North America and Lookout Point, it was announced today during the PBS TCA presentation.
Written by Mike Bartlett and produced by Deep Indigo, Lookout Point and BBC Studios for BBC One, Press takes place in the modern newspaper industry, with a past tarnished by hacking scandals and a present at the mercy of the 24-hour news cycle and the Internet… Read
PBS CEO Paula Kerger: Too Early To Tell What Impact Donald Trump Will Have On Public Television – TCA
“In your world, do you have any idea what to expect from Donald Trump?” a reporter asked PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger today at TCA.
Too soon to tell, Kerger replied.
“We periodically go through periods where our funding has been at risk,” she noted, after announcing she had lost a bet that this would be the first question she took during her Q&A — it was not.
“I’ve been in this work for a long time, both in 11 years at PBS and before that, in public broadcasting,”… Read