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Fox Boston Affiliate Goes Dark On Verizon FiOS Over Carriage Dispute With Cox

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Some football fans in Massachusetts and Rhodes Island had to scramble to find alternative ways to watch the Eagles-Cowboys Thanksgiving game as the Fox station in the area, WFXT-TV, which carries the matchup, went dark on Verizon FiOS at 3 AM Thursday, affecting 400,000 customers. The reason is awfully familiar – another retransmission fee dispute between Verizon and Cox Media Group, which bought the Boston-based station WFXT-TV from Fox in June and embarked on… Read

P.D. James, Veteran British Crime Novelist & ‘Children Of Men’ Author, Dies At 94

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One of the most prolific and beloved of British crime novelists, P.D. James, passed away today in Oxford, England. Best known for her series of detective novels centering around Scotland Yard Commander/poet Adam Dagliesh, James was 94. Her non-Dagliesh book, Children Of Men, was the basis for Alfonso Cuaron's 2006 Oscar nominated film of the same name. She also recently was the impetus for Death Comes To Pemberley, a BBC and Masterpiece miniseries based on her novel that… Read

Broadway-Bound ‘Finding Neverland’ Sings For ‘Good Morning America': Video

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Finding Neverland, the Harvey Weinstein-produced musical based on Miramax's 2004 movie starring Johnny Depp as Peter Pan creator JM Barrie, is due to open on Broadway in April. Bringing a bit of holiday cheer to Good Morning America earlier today, star Matthew Morrison (from the Paramount lot) introduced a live musical performance by his co-star, Laura Michelle Kelly, and the show's composer, Gary Barlow, singing a medley of tunes from Times Square alongside Jo Lawry… Read

CBS Sets 2015 Greatest Super Bowl Commercials Special

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CBS' 15th annual special showcasing Super Bowl commercials will air Jan. 26 with hosts Boomer Esiason, analyst for CBS Sports' NFL pre-game show The NFL Today, and Katharine McPhee, co-star of CBS' breakout new drama Scorpion. As usual, Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015 will feature an interactive element, allowing viewers to vote live here for their favorite Super Bowl Commercials. Fans can vote starting today, pitting 'Old School' commercials against 'New School'… Read

‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Surges, ‘Red Band Society’ Hits 0.7 Rating Wednesday

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The networks closed the book on the November sweep on a quiet Thanksgiving eve. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is not acting its age. The 41-year-old cartoon extended its ratings streak with another impressive gain, helped by a move from Thursday to Wednesday. It tied CBS' Survivor as the No.1 program of the night with a 2.1 in adults 18-39, up +31% from last year. Over the last three years, the Peanuts classic has posted 1.1 (2012, Thanksgiving night), 1.6 (2013… Read

Talking Turkey: Endemol Feasts On New Series In Bountiful Market (Video)

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Following a spate of recent format deals, today seems like the perfect day to talk Turkey β€” the country, not this afternoon's traditional table centerpiece. Last April, I wrote about the Balkan republic's potential as a fresh source of adaptable formats. That was spurred on by deals with the U.S. that at the time included drama Runner (formerly The End, and in Turkish, Son) being acquired by Fox, and CBS giving a pilot order to competition show In The Spotlight (Keep Your… Read

‘Red Band Society’ Pulled From Schedule, Will Stop Production After 13 Episodes

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Fox has opted not to order more episodes of freshman Red Band Society beyond the original 13-episode order, which will wrap production in mid-December. The network has stopped short of cancelling the hospital teen drama starring Octavia Spencer, which will air two more episodes, tonight (Episode 9) and next Wednesday's fall finale (Episode 10), December 3, before getting off the schedule. It is unclear when the three remaining episodes will air. Red Band Society has… Read

Networks Scale Back, Bet On Remakes & Medical Dramas This Development Season

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Broadcast networks often say at the beginning of a development season that they intend to buy less so they can focus only on projects they really believe in only to be caught up in the buying frenzy and end up again with a large volume. This year, they seem to have kept their word. There was a noticeable retreat among the nets, with fewer big bidding wars and mind-boggling commitments. β€œThe tagline should be 'Less is more',” one agent noted. That has been a trend since… Read

Joe Bastianich To Depart ‘MasterChef’ Franchise

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Restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who has been a judge alongside Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot on MasterChef and its offshoot MasterChef Junior since their launches, is departing the popular Fox cooking franchise. He has been on MasterChef for the five seasons to date and on MasterChef Junior for Seasons 1 and 2. He is reprising his duties on the upcoming third season of MasterChef Junior, slated for a January 6 premiere. Fox and MasterChef producers, Shine America and… Read

Jon Lindstrom Joins ‘True Detective'; Dan Buran Boards TNT’s Drug-Trade Pilot

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Jon Lindstrom (Castle) is the latest to sign on for the upcoming second season of HBO's True Detective. He'll join Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn in the second installment of the crime franchise that revolves around three police officers (Farrell, Kitsch, McAdams) and a career criminal (Vaughn), who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Lindstrom, repped by BRS/Gage and Gordon Gilbertson, will play Glenn Ellinger, a… Read

‘Wendy Williams Show’ Intern Lawsuit Should Be Tossed, Says Lionsgate

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EXCLUSIVE: More than a month and a half after being hit with a potential class-action lawsuit by a former intern on The Wendy Williams Show, Lionsgate today sought to put a damper on plaintiff Anthony Tart's Thanksgiving. The company, which syndicates the daytime talker, wants the whole thing tossed. "Defendants respectfully request that the Complaint be dismissed in its entirety, with prejudice, and that the Court award Defendants the cost of their defense, including… Read

‘Late Late Show’ Guest Hosts Include Drew Carey & Judd Apatow Ahead Of Corden Debut

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CBS said today that it will air special editions of The Late Late Show with rotating guest hosts including Judd Apatow to bridge the gap between Craig Ferguson's last night as host on December 19 and James Corden's debut on March 9. Drew Carey will bookend the bloc, guest hosting the first week, January 5-9, and the final week, March 2-6. Other guest hosts will include Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer and The Big… Read

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