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‘Harley Quinn’: DC Digital Service Orders Animated Series About Comic Book Villainess From ‘Powerless’ Trio

EXCLUSIVEHarley Quinn, the breakout character from Warner Bros./DC’s film Suicide Squad that already is set up for a spinoff movie, is also 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

CBS, PBS Suspend Charlie Rose In Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

UPDATED with statements: CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations against him. 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 them very seriously." The pubcaster said this today in a statement: “PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of… 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

TV & Film Casting Biz Disrupted: Fox’s Decision To Drop Breakdown Services For Casting Networks & Its Fallout

There is a potentially seismic shift underway in the theatrical casting software business, which for decades had been dominated by Gary Marsh’s Breakdown Services. The casting community was shocked last week when Fox — 20th Century Fox TV and its division Fox 21 TV Studios, as well as movie studio 20th Century Fox  — dropped Breakdown and replaced it with Casting Networks, a primarily commercial casting service known by its operating brand LA Casting, which is newly… Read

Hollywood Christmas Parade Street Closures Set

Santa Claus is comin’ to town this Sunday, and that might be a pain if you live or work along the Hollywood Christmas Parade route. The LAPD and city Department of Transportation has released the list of street closures for the annual event, and the no-parking policy will be strictly enforced, as usual. To avoid risking an unwanted ride behind a tow truck whose driver likely is less friendly than Mater from Cars, here are the locations to steer clear from and the times to… Read

Donald Trump’s Justice Department Files Suit To Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal – Update

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UPDATED with more details: The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, saying the combination of the nation’s largest distributor of television programming and one of the leading studios would harm consumers and competition. The Justice Department, in its complaint, argues that the combination of AT&T/DirecTV's vast video distribution infrastructure and Time Warner's popular television programming would be one of the largest… Read

Art Directors Guild Sets Norm Newberry For Career Award

Norm Newberry, who has worked on such films Avatar, War of the Worlds and The Polar Express, Jaws and The Sting along many TV shows, as is set to receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award during the ADG Awards on January 27 at Hollywood & Highland. Newberry has worked as a set designer, art director and production designed during a career that has spanned five decades. A motion-capture specialist who has embraced the cutting edge of digital technology… Read

‘One Day She’ll Darken’: Connie Nielsen Cast In Patty Jenkins’ TNT Series

Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) has been tapped for a key role opposite Chris Pine in One Day She’ll Darken, TNT's limited drama series directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Sam Sheridan, One Day She'll Darken tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the secrets to her past, she follows a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel (Jefferson Mays)… Read