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Netflix Docuseries ‘Explained’ Greenlit For Season 2

EXCLUSIVE: For those who are constantly demanding explanations, you’ll be happy to know that Explainedthe original docuseries from Vox and Netflix, has been greenlit for a second season. The second season of the docuseries produced by Vox and Vox Entertainment looks to continue what they accomplished in the first season of the docuseries. As the title suggests, Explained is a weekly short-form series that explores a wide range of global topics and take on the big "why"… Read

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania Trump’s Public Demand Husband Fire National Security Official Over Africa Trip Squabble

White House is chock-a-block with cabinet and West Wing folks in the Trump Post-Midterms Tumbril, but, in a refreshing chance, it’s not Donald Trump that has put one of them in the pack, Stephen Colbert  said on Late Show. In a stunning move, First Lady Melania Trump is calling for the firing of Deputy Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, who had been hand picked by National Security Advisor John Bolton. Late Tuesday, Melania’s spokeswoman issued a sniffy statement saying “It… Read

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Snap Divulges Federal Probe Of IPO; Stock Drops In Pre-Market Trading

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Snapchat parent Snap Inc. has revealed that regulators at the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether it misled investors ahead of its 2017 IPO. The news sent the company’s battered shares, which have already fallen more than 50% in 2018 to date, down 6% in pre-market trading. Snap shares went public in March 2017, closing their first day at $24.48. They have never regained that level, entering today’s session at $6.71… Read

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Jonny Lee Miller & Common To Star In Ursula K. Le Guin Adaptation ‘Nine Lives’

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EXCLUSIVE: Elementary and Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller and Oscar and Grammy-winner Common (The Hate U Give) have been set to star in Nine Lives, the movie adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novelette of the same name. Set on a moon-base for off-world drilling, the darkly comedic story follows two jaded workers whose excitement at the prospect of incoming human company is dashed when they are instead sent ten clones. Shoot is being lined up for next… Read

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Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’

EXCLUSIVE: Now this has a familiar ring to it: Robert Zemeckis is revisiting the 1950s to rewrite history with one new project and then he’s going back to the future to prove the power of love with a second project. No, Zemeckis isn’t revving up the DeLorean for more Marty McFly sequels — however, the director of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) and Contact (1997) is making a relatively rare return to science fiction with the two projects. This time around… Read

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Univision’s Dish Dispute Hits Q3 Results, Sending Revenue Down 17%

Univision’s ongoing carriage dispute with Dish Network hit the privately held company’s third-quarter results hard, with total revenue falling 17% and operating income off 34%. Revenue came in at $628.2 million for the period ending September 30, compared with $759.4 million in the same quarter a year earlier. Income from continuing operations plummeted to $12.4 million from $109.6 million, and adjusted operating income dropped 34% to $231 million. “Third quarter… Read

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Seth Meyers Not Impressed CNN Sued Donald Trump Over Jim Acosta’s Suspended Credentials

Seth Meyers tackled another day in President Donald Trump’s Post-Midterms Meltdown . CNN, for instance, filed a lawsuit against Trump after the White House suspended reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass. “Really? You want to go after Trump with a lawsuit? That guy lives for lawsuits! He's been served more than the Big Mac. Trying to sue him is like trying to drown a fish.” Meyers had some advice for CNN: “If you really want to go after him, stop inviting liars on to your… Read

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Fremantle Launches Scripted Podcast Label; Unveils Debut Projects Including Haunted Hollywood Story

American Gods producer Fremantle has opened a scripted podcast start-up and has unveiled its first two projects. The company has launched Storyglass, which is a partnership between its Shotglass banner in the UK and the company's global drama division. It will commission and develop original scripted audio ideas from a range of storytellers from around the world and will lead by Creative Director Robert Delamere, who recently wrote and directed Hang Ups, the UK adaptation… Read

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Dominic Cooper To Star In Sky Comedy ‘Peacock’ From Big Talk Productions & ‘People Just Do Nothing’ Duo

EXCLUSIVE: Mamma Mia! and Preacher star Dominic Cooper is fronting a comedy for Sky from two of the team behind breakout British series People Just Do Nothing. Cooper is to star in and produce Peacock, a pilot for the pay-TV giant, from Big Talk Productions, the British company behind series including Friday Night Dinner and Raised By Wolves as well as features Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver. He stars as Andy Peacock, a physical training instructor in a mid-market gym… Read

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Channel 4 Hires ‘People Just Do Nothing’ Producer Jon Petrie As Comedy Commissioner

British broadcaster Channel 4 has appointed People Just Do Nothing producer Jon Petrie as a comedy commissioning editor. He has produced all five seasons of the mockumentary comedy, which airs on BBC Three, working for Ash Atalla's Roughcut Television as well as his own Roughcut-backed indie Little A. He also recently produced Stath Lets Flats for C4. Petrie, who has also produces series including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and Comic Relief, will join the channel in… Read

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YouTube Treasure Hunter Beau Ouimette & ‘!mpossible’ Host Rick Edwards Team For A+E Networks UK’s ‘River Hunters’

U.S. YouTube sensation Beau Ouimette has teamed up with !mpossible host Rick Edwards to front doc series River Hunters for A+E Networks UK's History. Ouimette, an under water treasure hunter known as Aquachigger online, and Edwards, who hosts the BBC quiz show and previously fronted series including the UK version of Tool Academy, are starring in the eight-part series, which will see them search the UK's waterways for archaeological finds. The show, which will air on… Read

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Constance Zimmer, Joe Manganiello & Mike Colter Star In Scripted Crime Podcast ‘The Angel Of Vine’

UnREAL's Constance Zimmer, Luke Cage's Mike Colter and True Blood's Joe Manganiello are starring in The Angel of Vine, a ten-part scripted true crime podcast. The trio are narrating the series, which is a fictional account of an unsolved murder mystery told in the style of a modern true crime podcast. It was created by actor Oliver Vaquer, who starred in Jane The Virgin and Andi Mack, and former WME and UTA in-house voice director Ryan Martz. It is the latest high-profile… Read