‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Score With Patriots’ Defeat; ‘Quantico’ Down
All good things must come to an end, and for the New England Patriots, last night saw the demise of their undefeated season. With a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos and QB Brock Osweiler, the defending Super Bowl champs finally went down – which meant that went up.
On a night that had the midseason finale of The Walking Dead on cable and Kobe Bryant taking the court just hours after announcing his retirement, the NBC and NFL big show scored… Read
Fullscreen Taps Ex-Hulu Boss Andy Forssell As COO
Andy Forssell, the longtime Hulu executive who in 2013 served a stint as interim CEO, has joined online video company Fullscreen as Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee day-to-day operations of the company's three divisions — serving creators, brands and consumers — as well as shared services including marketing, technology and product development. He also joins the board of directors.
At Hulu, Forssell rose to SVP Content, while also overseeing tech and operations… Read
Donald Trump Blames TV For Lack Of Video Showing NJ Muslims Celebrating World Trade Center Collapse
Donald Trump this morning blamed television for not yet producing proof of his claim that he saw a TV broadcast in which thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated when the World Trade Center was downed by terrorists.
"Don't forget … 15 years ago, it wasn't like it is today, where you press a button and you play a video,” Trump told MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning when asked again if he’s standing by the claim he made about a week ago. “Fourteen, 15 years ago, they… Read
Billy Campbell & Karine Vanasse Cast As Leads In CTV Drama ‘Cardinal’
EXCLUSIVE: Billy Campbell (The Killing) and Revenge alum Karine Vanasse have been cast as leads in CTV’s six-part one-hour drama series Cardinal (working title).
The cinematic murder mystery, adapted from Giles Blunt’s novel Forty Words For Sorrow, the first of the John Cardinal Mysteries series, stars Campbell as the intelligent, reflective, and dogged detective named John Cardinal, from the northern city of Algonquin Bay, who is burdened by a wrong he committed years… Read
‘Transparent’ Season 2 First Episode Available On Amazon Prime
Amazon is premiering the first episode of Transparent‘s second season tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. This comes ahead of the series full season premiere December 11 in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria.
‘Supergirl’ Gets Order For 7 More Episodes From CBS
Supergirl is joining the rest of CBS’ new fall series in receiving a back episodic order. The network has given a seven-episode pickup to the superhero drama, bringing its freshman run to 20 episodes, two shy of a full-season 22. Still, CBS calls this a full-season order, a term the broadcast networks have been using widely this season for series that get additional episodes beyond the initial 13.
Supergirl, which launched to overwhelmingly positive reviews, has been… Read
Amazon Greenlights Oliver Goldstick’s ‘The Collection’, Its First Original UK Drama
Amazon has commissioned The Collection, its first original UK drama series, from producers Lookout Point, who also co-produced BBC-TWC epic adaptation War And Peace. The 8 hour-long episode series was created by Pretty Little Liars and Ugly Betty exec producer Oliver Goldstick, in association with BBC Worldwide. The show tells the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house (think: Dior) just after World War II.
The show is exec produced by former HBO exec Anne… Read
Duchess Street Productions Taps Miriam Brent As Script Exec
Duchess Street Productions has appointed former Raw TV development editor Miriam Brent as script executive. Brent will now help to develop Duchess Street's slate of high-end, original drama and dramatic adaptations. She will also provide editorial guidance and support on existing projects. Brent officially joins the company, which is part of the Bob & Co family, on Monday and will work alongside Development Producer Jo Roderick.
Prior to joining Duchess Street, Brent… Read
Russian Film Director Eldar Ryazanov, Icon Of Romantic Satire, Dies At 88
One of the iconic Russian movie directors from the Soviet era, Eldar Ryazanov, has died. He was 88. According to Russian news agency reports, Ryazanov died at a Moscow hospital of cardiac failure following a lengthy illness.
Born in Samara in 1927, Ryazanov wrote or co-write many of his movies. He became one of the Soviet Union’s biggest hitmakers of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Ryazanov’s first narrative film, the 1956 Carnival in Moscow (Karnavalnaya Noch), was a breakout… Read
Jeremy Clarkson Introduces Amazon Drone Delivery Ahead Of ‘#Drive2Prime’
In honor of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and any other post-Thanksgiving shopping manifestations, we bring you Amazon’s video posted today of the company’s new hire Jeremy Clarkson narrating a demonstration of how the online shopping giant’s drone delivery is supposed to work. In this case Clarkson suggests how Amazon Prime Air might save the game day for a young athlete who finds herself short of a strategic piece of equipment — a Puma soccer shoe the has been partially… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Midseason Finale Continues Blockbuster’s Fatal Year-End Tradition
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Season 6 winter finale episode of The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead loves to end the year with a bang and tonight’s Season 6 midseason finale was no different. Last year’s Season 5 winter finale of the AMC blockbuster saw Emily Kinney's Beth suddenly die by gunshot and the Season 4 last show of 2013 had a double death with Scott Wilson's Hershel beheaded by David Morrissey's the Governor, who was killed himself in… Read
‘Joy’s New TV Trailer: Fox Posts Spot Amid Initial Industry Screenings
Fox’s release of a new TV spot coincided with this weekend’s first major industry and awards season screenings of David O. Russell’s new picture Joy in Los Angeles and New York. The screenings attended by Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez as well as by Russell and his producers including Megan Ellison, have been generating lots of social media buzz as notables post their initial reactions to the film. Deadline Awards Columnist Pete… Read