‘The Raid’s Gareth Evans Creates Gangland Drama For HBO’s Cinemax & Sky
EXCLUSIVE: The Raid director Gareth Evans is heading to the small screen with his latest project – a big-budget gangland drama for HBO's Cinemax and Sky Atlantic. I hear that Evans has set up Gangs of London (w/t) with Pulse Films, marking the company's first move into TV drama, and Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures, which is behind the forthcoming HBO/Sky co-production Chernobyl.
The drama, which will launch in 2019, is set in contemporary London as it is becoming torn… Read
CBS & Its Stations Go Dark On Dish Network As Deal Deadline Passes
CBS and Dish Network said tonight that they have failed to reach an agreement on a new carriage deal. As a result, CBS’ broadcast network, several local stations owned by CBS including in Los Angeles and New York, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop and the Smithsonian Channel, are now dark on the nation’s No. 2 satellite service. The news comes as the companies’ current contract expired at 10:59 PM PT.
Dish said CBS chose to black out the satellite provider customers'… Read
Stephen Colbert And Elizabeth Warren Talk Trump: “There Are Dog Years, Now There Are Trump Years”
Stephen Colbert welcomed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to The Late Show tonight to talk about Donald Trump — among other things. But right at the top, the two talked about how their lives have changed since Warren was last on the show — and since 45 took office.
Colbert pointed out that the last time Warren was on The Late Show, Trump was not the president to which she fondly said, “Oh, I remember those days.” She then asked, “How long has he been president… Read
Bellum Entertainment Hit With Identical Lawsuits
Bellum Entertainment, the producer and distributor of true-crime shows, has been sued by two different companies, both represented by the same attorneys and claiming that Bellum breached their contracts to the tune of more than $3 million each.
The two breach-of-contract suits, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, appear to be describing the same 104-episode crime show but with different titles and two different producers. In one suit, the show is called They Kill f… Read
CBS, PBS & Bloomberg Suspend Charlie Rose In Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations
UPDATED with statements, more information throughout: CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations against him, while Bloomberg L.P., in whose Manhattan headquarters Rose’s program is recorded and which telecasts reruns of his program, said it would stop showing them. In a statement provided to Deadline, CBS News said, "Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take… Read
International Emmy Awards: Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Among Winners – Complete List
The winners for the 45th annual International Emmy Awards were announced tonight, with Kenneth Branagh winning Best Actor for his role in Wallander and Anna Friel taking Best Actress for Marcella. Both series are from the United Kingdom.
Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge’s Scissor Isle taking home the trophy for Best Comedy, also from the UK. Norwegian detective series Mammon II won for Best Drama Series.
Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani hosted the… Read
‘Harley Quinn’: DC Digital Service Orders Animated Series About Comic Book Villainess From ‘Powerless’ Trio
EXCLUSIVE: Harley Quinn, the breakout character from the Warner Bros/DC film Suicide Squad that already is set up for a spinoff movie, is getting her own animated TV series. Warner Bros’ upcoming DC-Branded direct-to-consumer digital platform has ordered 26 episodes of half-hour adult animated action-comedy series Harley Quinn, from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey via Warner Bros. Animation.
Harley Quinn is closely… Read
AT&T Boss In Wake Of DOJ Lawsuit: Any Deal Harming CNN Is “A Non-Starter”
During a news conference after the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, company CEO Randall Stephenson sought to address the “elephant in the room”: the notion that President Donald Trump’s rancor at CNN had threatened the deal.
“Frankly, I don’t know” if the reports are true, he said. “But nobody should be surprised that it keeps coming up.” As to any potential settlement that lets AT&T keep CNN but implements any controls on… Read
Seth Meyers In Talks To Host Golden Globe Awards
Seth Meyers is in negotiations to host the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, sources say. The deal is not yet closed.
The choice is not a surprise, given the show airs on NBC, home to Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Meyers would follow fellow NBC late-nighter, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who emceed the trophy show last year.
Meyers would become the fourth person/team to host the awards show, following Fallon, Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.
Meyers has hosted Late Ni… Read
Supernatural Thriller Produced By Blumhouse Television Gets Pilot Order By NBCUniversal Cable
NBCUniveral Cable Entertainment’s Entertainment Networks Group, composed of USA and Syfy, have ordered a pilot for supernatural thriller Run for Your Life, from Universal TV and Blumhouse Television.
Run for Your Life is centered on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), when a grieving detective is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead. Should the pilot be ordered to series, the network on which it would air would be… Read
‘Designated Survivor’: Breckin Meyer Set To Recur In Season 2
Men at Work creator and former Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer is set for a recurring role opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the second season of of ABC's drama series Designated Survivor, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios.
Meyer will play Trey Kirkman, the polar opposite of his older brother, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), in temperament and life choices. Trey is smart, outgoing, a bit of a free spirit but grounded enough to have forged a successful career in the… Read
21st Century Fox Implements Workplace Professionalism And Inclusion Council
As part of its efforts to resolve sexual harassment claims at Fox News–and as a component of one $90 million insurance payout–21st Century Fox has formed the Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council.
Six workplace and inclusion experts will serve on the council, with four of them coming from outside the company. The new body will, in the words of the company’s official announcement, “advise Fox News and its senior management in its ongoing efforts to… Read