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‘A Discovery Of Witches’ Trailer: Demons & Witches Hide In Plain Sight In Sky Fantasy Drama

Demons, vampires and witches are all hiding in plain sight in the first trailer for upcoming Sky fantasy drama A Discovery of Witches. However, war is brewing in the first clip of the Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer-fronted epic. Downton Abbey and The Good Wife star Goode stars as vampire Matthew Clairmont, while Hacksaw Ridge's Teresa Palmer plays heroine Diana Bishop in the series, which is produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner's Bad Wolf. It will air on Sky later… Read


‘Skyfall’s Rory Kinnear & ‘The Crown’s John Heffernan Join Benedict Cumberbatch’s C4 Drama ‘Brexit’

Skyfall star Rory Kinnear and The Crown's John Heffernan have joined Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted drama Brexit (w/t) as the first image of the Sherlock star, without his long locks, has been unveiled. Filming has begun on the two-hour drama special, produced by Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell's House Productions for Channel 4. Kinnear, who has also starred in The Imitation Game and Black Mirror stars as Craig Oliver, Prime Minister David Cameron's Director of… Read


Hugo Speer & Sharon Small To Topline Acorn TV’s Cop Drama ‘London Kills’

Britannia star Hugo Speer and Trust Me's Sharon Small are to lead the cast for U.S. SVOD service Acorn's first straight-to-series commission. The pair are joined by Casualty and EastEnders actor Bailey Patrick and newcomer Tori Allen-Martin in the five-part drama, which will tell the story of a team of top murder detectives and will be shot like a documentary. Each episode will feature a different murder in addition to a serialized story involving the lead detective's… Read


England’s 6-1 Trouncing Of Panama Peaks With 14M Viewers & 82% Share On BBC One

England's 6-1 rampage over a poor Panama side in the FIFA 2018 World Cup was watched by over 80% of British television viewers on Sunday afternoon. The game, which saw Harry Kane and John Stones both score braces against the Central American side, was watched by an average of 9.9M but peaked with 14.1M viewers and a share of more than 82%. However, the game couldn't match the peak audience of over 18M that tuned in to see a revitalised England team beat Tunisia in its… Read


Discovery & Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Bring Together Digital Platforms To Take On Netflix & Amazon

Discovery and German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 are to bring together their OTT services in a landmark deal that will see them take on digital giants such as Netflix and Amazon. The two companies are merging 7TV, which is a joint venture between Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1, with the latter's Maxdome and Discovery's Eurosport Player. The move will create a broad digital service that offers a range of options from advertising-led catch-up services to SVOD premium pay tiers… Read


Vice Studios Wins First Gameshow Commission With ‘Beat The Internet With John Robins’ For UKTV

Vice Studios is continuing to pick up commissions from third-party broadcasters – this time securing a gameshow from British network UKTV. The Discovery and BBC Studios-backed broadcaster has ordered Beat The Internet with John Robins for its male-skewing Dave channel. It also marks Vice's first studio gameshow, coming after Channel 5 documentary series Britain's Cocaine Epidemic and BBC2 doc The Satanic Verses. The format will see comedian Robins pit members of the… Read


John Oliver Blasts Cable News Coverage Of Donald Trump’s “Children In Cages” Immigration Strategy And Walk Back

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After opening Last Week Tonight with a quick nod to Melania Trump's cheap "I Really Don’t Care Do U?" Jacket, aka "Coatus FLOTUS," John Oliver immediately dove into a look at her husband, President Donald Trump, aka “the abusive father America will be talking about in therapy for the next 40 years.” This week we saw continued outrage over his zero tolerance policy causing children to be separated from their children at the border. A policy Trump insisted repeatedly last… Read


Jimmy Fallon Gives Rare Slap Back At Donald Trump Over “Be A Man” Slag; Host Donates To TV Scribes’ Stop Border Separation Campaign – UPDATE

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UPDATE, 8:25 PM: As fellow NBC stars, Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon used to be so close but now they are distinctly on different sides on family border separation and the former administration's zero tolerance policy – as the Tonight Show main man made very clear in a swing back at the former Celebrity Apprentice host. Just a couple of hours after President Trump slapped down nice guy and usually non-political Jimmy down for second guessing having his ex-NBCer on as a… Read


Jamie Foxx Brings Donald Glover On BET Awards Stage For Impromptu ‘This Is America’ Performance

BET Awards host Jamie Foxx went off script Sunday night and brought actor-singer Donald Glover on stage for a little impromptu jam session. After praising the Atlanta actor, Foxx jokingly did his own interpretation of the dancing from Childish Gambino’s (Glover’s hip hop alter ego) “This Is America” music video helmed by Glover’s frequent collaborator and director Hiro Murai. From there, to the crowd’s delight, the two started singing an a cappella version of the… Read


BET Awards: ‘Black Panther’, Tiffany Haddish, Chadwick Boseman Take Top Honors – Full Winners List

Trophies were handed out at the 18th annual BET Awards Sunday night. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy Award-winning musician Jamie Foxx, the annual ceremony recognizes the triumphs and successes of Black artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories. Breakout Tiffany Haddish and Chadwick Boseman won for Best Actress and Best Actor respectively while Black Panther was crowned with the Best Movie Award. “The film is about our experience… Read


Is The Man In Black A Human Or Host? ‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Lisa Joy On Season 2 Finale & What’s Next

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's season 2 finale of Westworld on HBO From the moment Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) died at the end of Westworld‘s season 1, a robot apocalypse has ensued throughout this past season, with hosts and humans as collateral damage. And while the Delos SWAT team appears to have quelled the android uprise, we’re left with the notion at the end of tonight’s 1 1/2 hour episode 20, “The Passenger”, written by husband and… Read


Netflix Launches Ad Showcasing Black Talent On Heels Of N-Word Controversy

During the BET Awards tonight, Netflix debuted a new brand spot featuring 47 black Netflix creators and talent representing the streaming company’s Strong Black Lead initiative. The ad was conceived and created months ago and had already been scheduled to air during the BET Awards when on Friday Netflix's long-time communications chief Jonathan Friedland was ousted for using the N-word on two separate occasions. In light of the controversy, I hear Netflix brass considered… Read