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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast On Amazon Hit’s “Breakneck” Speed Of Dialogue – The Contenders Emmys Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are known for fast-paced dialogue on their shows, and the Golden Globe-winning Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn’t any different. But to the show’s creator, the dialogue isn’t as fast as everyone claims. “Amy and I have contended that it's not our stuff [where] everyone is talking fast — everyone is talking too slow,” Daniel joked during the series’ panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys. He points out, “In real life… Read

Business

U.S. Ad Spending To Grow 6% In 2018, But TV Upfront Faltering On “Less Robust” NFL Sales – Analyst

Overall U.S. advertising spending will grow 6% in 2018, but areas of decline outnumber areas of growth, according to a report issued today by Morgan Stanley. The forecast includes a slight revised total growth number, up to 6.1% from 5.9%. Morgan Stanley’s team, headed by analyst Benjamin Swinburne, notes cyclical lift this year from forces like mid-term elections, the Winter Olympics and the World Cup. Its report also says that Facebook and Google are driving 95% of… Read

TV

‘Supergirl’ Season Finale Explains Mon-El’s Exit – Update

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about Monday night's Season 3 finale of Supergirl. UPDATED with Jeremy Jordan Instagram post: Chris Wood ended his two-season run on Supergirl‘s season finale Monday night, with his character Mon-El sent back to the future. "The plan for Chris was always to have him on the show for two years," executive producer Robert Rovner told Deadline’s sister pub TVLine. "We've loved telling Mon-El's story, as well as the story we've told… Read

Film

‘Crime + Punishment’: Hulu Acquires Sundance-Winning Docu For August Bow

Crime + Punishment

Hulu has acquired rights to Crime + Punishment, the Stephen Maing-directed documentary that won this year’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival. The streaming service will team with IFC Films to release the docu simultaneously August 24 in theaters and on Hulu. The deal marks the latest Hulu-IFC Films tie-up, which includes an output agreement for non-documentary, narrative films. The docu offers fly-on-the-wall… Read

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John Ridley To Direct First Episode Of ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ Epix Crime Drama

Oscar-winning writer-director John Ridley (American Crime) has been tapped to direct the first episode of Godfather of Harlem, Epix’s straight-to-series crime drama, starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker. The series hails from Narcos creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, and ABC Signature Studios. Written and executive produced by Brancato and Eckstein, Godfather of Harlem tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the… Read

TV

Amazon Greenlights ‘Invincible’ Superhero Animated Series From Robert Kirkman

Amazon Studios has given an eight-episode hourlong animated series Invincible, from The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and artist Ryan Ottley, based on Kirkman’s popular comic book series of the same name. This marks the first series greenlight to come out of the overall deal Amazon Studios inked last year with Kirkman, executive producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which was based on his graphic novel, and companion Fear the Walking Dead, which he co-created… Read

Business

Kenya Barris & Pharrell Williams Team Up For ‘Juneteenth’ Stage Musical

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris will team with Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams on a stage musical inspired by Juneteenth, the African American holiday tradition celebrating the final day of United States slavery. The subject was the focus of a 2017 Black-ish episode titled "Juneteenth: The Musical." For the planned stage musical, Barris will write the libretto with Peter Saji (Black-ish), while Williams will write and compose the music and produce under his… Read

TV

Jimmy Kimmel Says Ted Cruz Kept Poking Him “With His Hooves” During Blobfish Basketball Classic

Jimmy Kimmel described the nightmare of last weekend’s Blobfish Basketball Classic one-on-one with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “Just like a blobfish, the game was ugly, sloppy and, within moments, we were gasping for air,” Kimmel warned JKL viewers. He described the game as “very rough and nothing but fouls.” “I have bruises all over my body. He kept poking me with his hooves,” Kimmel explained. “The game went on so long, by time it was over Jay-Z and Beyonce had written and… Read

Box Office

New ‘Gotti’ Ad Hits Back At Critics, Calls Them ‘Trolls Behind A Keyboard’

After earning a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes from 25 critics, the team behind Gotti have decided that they’re not going to take it anymore, and dropped a social media ad lashing back at those who even dare possess a sour opinion about their movie which the New York Post called “the worst mob movie of all-time”. A tweet posted last night on the Gotti handle read “Audiences loved Gotti but critics don't want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for… Read

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‘USS Callister’s Jesse Plemons Channels Captain Kirk As Malevolent ‘Black Mirror’ Programmer In Season 4 Opener

Given the opportunity to portray one of Black Mirror's most terrifying antagonists in Season 4 opener USS Callister—as reclusive programmer Robert Daly—Jesse Plemons needed to come to grips with a world he didn't quite understand. "It was on my list of shows that I needed to watch and didn’t get around to," the Emmy nominee admits of the Netflix anthology. "I had all of my friends saying I had to watch it, and I just never did." With CSS Callister, Plemons found a… Read

TV

Alex Kurtzman To Shepherd ‘Star Trek’ Franchise Expansion Under New 5-Year Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios

The Star Trek TV franchise is expanding. Under a big five-year eight-figure new overall deal with CBS TV StudiosStar Trek: Discovery co-creator/executive producer Alex Kurtzman will oversee the development of new Star Trek series, mini-series and other content, including animation. There are no specifics about any of the projects at the moment though there is talk that one of the first shows would be an eight-episode limited series spinoff. Kurtzman and Co. may reveal… Read

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England’s World Cup Win Over Tunisia Down From 2014 Debut In U.S. Ratings; Scores 18M UK Viewers – Update

England's win over Tunisia in the 2018 World Cup proved popular with British TV audiences as a peak of over 18M viewers tuned in to see Harry Kane score a last-minute header against the African team. However on the other side of the pond things were much more subdued from the Three Lions first game of the 2014 global tournament. Airing at 11 AM PT yesterday on Fox Sports 1, the match was very different than England's first game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. For one… Read