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Netflix Knocks Out ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’, No Season 3 For Martial Arts Series

EXCLUSIVE: Just over a month after its significantly improved second season launched on Netflix, the streaming service has delivered a knockout cancellation punch to Marvel's Iron Fist "Marvel's Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” said the Disney-owned comic giant and the streamer in a joint statement to Deadline today. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast… Read

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Vice News Takes One Giant Leap With ‘The New Space Race,’ A New Live Show On Twitter

With billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos re-igniting interest in space exploration, VICE News is tapping into that enthusiasm with the launch of The New Space Race, a live Twitter show about the next frontier. Twenty-four-year-old nuclear physics prodigy Taylor Wilson will host the program, which follows the scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab as they prepare for InSight’s historic Mars landing on Nov. 26 The 13-episode series concludes with a live broadcast of… Read

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‘Titans’ Review: Behind “F*** Batman” Vow, DC Series Aims For Grit & Wit

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Content may be king in the small-screen hierarchy but context is everything, and Titans seeks to establish early on that this DC Universe series is not for kids. One well-placed "f*ck Batman" by Brenton Thwaites' Robin in the series created by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti that debuts Friday may seem pedantic, but it squarely sends up a flare for the first live-action original scripted effort on the Warner Bros subscription service. With that mission… Read

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President Trump Signs The Music Modernization Act Into Law

President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law at a ceremony today at the White House that included Mike Love of The Beach Boys and Kid Rock, two of Trump's most visible supporters in the music community. The legislation is a rarity in the an otherwise divided Congress — a measure that enjoyed sweeping, bipartisan support. A slightly different version of the bill also passed the House without a single objection. The Music Modernization Act is designed to fix… Read

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‘Mr. Mom’ Returns: MGM Teams With Vudu To Revive ’80s Classic

The 1983 comedy Mr. Mom starring Michael Keaton is set to get the digital series treatment. MGM is partnering with Walmart’s streaming service Vudu to bring the classic into 2018. Vudu revealed the new Mr. Mom iteration Wednesday during NewFronts West. The news comes after it was announced that Vudu and MGM would be entering a partnership. The collaboration would serve well as MGM has a wealth of IP like Mr. Mom that could make its way to the streaming world. The… Read

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Blake Lively Will Develop A Show For Amazon, Jennifer Salke Says

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke joined in a procession of entertainment executives to break news from the stage at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Wednesday, saying that Blake Lively will bring a scripted show to the streaming service. Salke said she has been meeting in New York with the Gossip Girl and A Simple Favor actor, discussing an original show that is both culturally relevant and has a merchandising component. “I told business affairs I'm going to… Read

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Disney Names CTO For The Direct-To-Consumer And International Unit

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The Walt Disney Co. has named Aaron LaBerge executive vice president and chief technology officer for its recently formed Disney Direct-To-Consumer and International unit. In this new role, LaBerge will report to Kevin Mayer and help shape the technology that delivers Disney’s entertainment and sports content to consumers around the world. "As a champion of innovation and growth, Aaron will work across our segment and the larger company to develop an industry-leading… Read

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WarnerMedia Launching Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Service In Fourth Quarter Of 2019

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WarnerMedia boss John Stankey announced the company will throw down the gauntlet against Disney and digital competitors with a new direct-to-consumer streaming service launching by the end of 2019. Stankey said WarnerMedia would launch a streaming service that would draw from the media company’s broad collection of films, television shows, animation and its library. This new OTT offering would augment the media company’s other streaming services, like HBO Now. "We expect… Read

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ESPN Replaces Turner As CBS Partner In 11-Year PGA Championship Deal

ESPN has joined CBS and the PGA of America in an 11-year, multi-platform rights deal for the PGA Championship, one of golf’s four majors and a likely bigger draw for viewers when it moves to May from August next spring. The pact, which takes effect with the 2020 edition of the PGA at Harding Park in San Francisco, will end a nearly 30-year run for Turner Sports sharing coverage of the tournament. While it is more than a century old, the PGA has historically been the… Read

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Netflix Originals In Q3 Soared 50% Over Q2 Level To Record 676 Hours: Analyst

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Ahead of Netflix’s quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, new figures from a Wall Street analyst show it smashed all records in the third quarter by releasing 676 hours of original programming, up 50% from the second quarter. Cowen & Co. analyst John Blackledge delivered the eye-catching stat as part of his monthly survey of 2,500 consumers (both cord-cutters and those with pay-TV subscriptions) about their subscription video habits. Netflix remains the top draw by far… Read

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Way Brothers Talk About How HBO Took A Pass On ‘Wild Wild Country’

To the Way brothers, the story of the Rolls Royce-driving Indian guru who moved his sex cult to Oregon, where their search for spiritual enlightenment ended in the largest bioterror attack on American soil was the stuff of documentary gold. But not everyone shared that vision. Director Maclain Way said he shopped the six-part documentary series to a number of outlets where he and brother Chapman Way received a “very cold” reaction. One distributor, which initially went… Read

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Netflix To Open Albuquerque Production Hub In Snub To L.A.

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Netflix is opening a production hub in Albuquerque, where it plans to produce some of its films and TV shows, in an announcement that represents a snub of Los Angeles. The streaming giant said it’s in final talks to purchase ABQ Studios, a facility with eight sound stages, production offices and a back lot in Albuquerque's Mesa Del Sol. Netflix says it will use the new studio for production of its irreverent apocalypse dramedy Daybreak, supernatural drama Chambers, and… Read