Andrea Tantaros Sues Fox News, Roger Ailes & Bill Shine Again, Claims Hacking And Social Media Harassment
Ex-Outnumbered and The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros isn’t done going after her former employer and its former and current bosses. Two months after a New York Supreme Court judge ruled that her $50 million sexual harassment case against Fox News Channel, its now-ousted ex-CEO Roger Ailes and current FNC President Bill Shine go to arbitration, she has filed a new complaint that alleges “extremely high-tech” hacking and a “professional/career assassination.”
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‘Waco’: Camryn Manheim, Eric Lange Among 5 Cast In Event Series For Par Network
The Practice alumna Camryn Manheim, Eric Lange (Narcos), Annika Marks (The Fosters), Stephen Culp (Bosch), and Sarah Minnich (Better Call Saul) have joined the cast of Waco, the six-part event series that will be part of the inaugural slate launching Viacom's Paramount Network in January 2018.
Produced by Weinstein Television, the series — based on the true story of the 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas that resulted in a deadly fire — is currently filming in Santa Fe, NM.
Audience Network’s New Documentary From Vince Vaughn To Tackle Police & Race Relations
As an emerging network, AT&T's Audience Network already boasts original programming with series like Ice, Kingdom, Rogue, You Me Her and Full Circle under its banner. Now it’s now producing a documentary focused on the relationship between African American communities and the police.
"We haven't announced it yet, so I can't say much," network head Chris Long told Deadline today on the sidelines of a Hollywood Radio & Television Society event in Los Angeles. "We were… Read
Chill On Rumors Of Netflix Side Deal As WGA Strike Authorization Looms
EXCLUSIVE: With the result of the WGA’s strike-authorization vote expected today, those binge-ing on the hope of a rumored Netflix side deal with writers if picket lines go up next week should chill out: it ain't happening.
"So f*cking unlikely," one source close to the situation said bluntly of the streaming service seeking an agreement of its own, or swooping in to play honest broker, if there is a strike on May 2. Hoping to quell rumors, WGA and AMPTP insiders on both… Read
‘Blood Drive’ Trailer: Cannibals, Monsters, Cults, Nymphos & More In Syfy’s Grindhouse Series
Not for the fainthearted here. Syfy has released the first trailer for its upcoming grindhouse cinema-inspired series Blood Drive starring Alan Ritchson and Christina Ochoa.
After Los Angeles' last good cop (Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Ochoa). Oh, and there’s no need for gasoline. “What the f*ck? These cars run on human blood?” asks Ritchson. “Have you… Read
Ingrid Michaelson/Liz Tigelaar Comedy Series ‘The Way I Am’ In Works At Hulu
In a competitive situation, Hulu has landed The Way I Am, a half-hour single-camera comedy from singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar, with Michaelson set to star.
Created by Michaelson and Tigelaar and written by Tigelaar, The Way I Am, now in development, is based on loosely Michaelson, who’s at the height of her career (even if everyone thinks she’s Lisa Loeb).
Michaelson and Tigelaar executive produce with Lynn Grossman.
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‘When Calls The Heart’ Renewed For Season 5 On Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Channel has picked up a fifth season of When Calls The Heart, its original scripted drama starring Erin Krakow as a young woman who begins a new chapter in her life in an early-20th century coal mining town.
Also starring Lori Loughlin, Daniel Lissing, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith, the series wrapped its fourth season with year-over-year double-digit ratings gains in households and key demos, the Crown Media-owned cable net said.
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Chris Bearde Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Laugh-In’ Writer & ‘Gong Show’ Creator Was 80
Chris Bearde, who won an Emmy as part of the Laugh-In writing team, created The Gong Show and The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and co-wrote what became known as the Elvis ’68 Comeback Special, died Sunday. He was 80.
Bearde grew up in Sydney, launching his career hosting a 1950s kids TV show in Australia. In the early 1960s, he landed a writing gig on the CTV comedy series Network for CTV. He went on to create CBC’s Front and Centre and Nightcap, the latter being Canada’s… Read
‘Fox & Friends’ Anchor Heather Nauert Named State Department Spokesperson
Heather Nauert, the news anchor on Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends, has been tapped as the Trump administration’s new State Department spokeswoman. She originally joined Fox News in 1998 and then rejoined as an anchor in 2007.
The 15-year veteran has covered both foreign and domestic news and events including the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War and Darfur. As an anchor, she handled breaking news events on Fox & Friends and other programs. She also covered the… Read
Eliza Dushku To Star In ‘The Black Company’ Series Adaptation In Works By IM Global & David Goyer
IM Global Television is developing The Black Company, based on Glen Cook's (Garrett P.I. series) fantasy books as a TV series, along with Eliza Dushku's Boston Diva Productions and David Goyer's Phantom Four, with Dushku set to star.
Boston Diva Prods. optioned the ten-book epic action fantasy series, as well as the forthcoming book, Port of Shadows, which falls between Book 1 and 2 in the series and will be published by Tor Books in 2018. Dushku (Bull, Dollhouse, Buffy th… Read
‘Little Big Shots’ Ratings Down But Top Sunday, NBA Playoffs Rise Big Over 2016
An almost full night on the Big 4 saw movement up and down the ratings court Sunday as the NBA playoffs scored on cable.
In early metered market results, ABC and ESPN saw double-digit increases from last year as reigning champs the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-102 and the Houston Rockets topped he Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109. With a 3.6 MM rating, the Cavs' win on ABC was up 33% from the equivalent game of last year's playoffs. A 2.6 MM rating put the… Read
John Oliver Takes On Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner On ‘Last Week Tonight’
John Oliver zeroed in on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight.
Oliver noted that liberals’ popular assumption that the first daughter and son-in-law would be moderating influences on President Trump, might be a bit misguided. “Basically, if Trump is thinking about pressing the button that says ‘Nuke Earth,’ they will, on behalf of all us, guide his hand towards the button that says ‘Hey…Maybe Don’t.'”
But hold on, noting that Ivanka for… Read