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Tommy Dewey To Star In ‘Village Gazette’ NBC Comedy Pilot Presentation

EXCLUSIVE: Former Casual star Tommy Dewey is set as the male lead opposite Amber Ruffin in Village Gazette, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot presentation from Ruffin, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video and Universal TV. Written by Ruffin and Shelly Gossman, Village Gazette centers on Amber (Ruffin), the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. She loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in… Read


Donald Trump Campaign Blacklists His Critics In Memo To TV News Producers

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has sent a letter to TV news producers presenting its blacklist of Democratic politicians, and intelligence experts, who have spoken critically of POTUS on-air. In the memo, with the subject line "Credibility of Certain Guests," Team Trump recommended that, going forward, TV producers not do business with "Democrat leaders and others lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of… Read

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Deadline’s 2018 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament Gets Underway: No. 10 ‘A Star Is Born’

Every year when the NCAA tips off its men's basketball tournament, Deadline launches its annual survey to show which film from the previous calendar year made the most money. This is the contest’s fifth installment, and this time the threshold for entry into Deadline's Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament is a domestic gross exceeding $215 million. When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't always about what a film grosses at the box off… Read


‘The Big Bang Theory’ EP Maria Ferrari Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

As The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end, the series’ executive producer Maria Ferrari has signed a three-year overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the hit CBS comedy. Ferrari is a Big Bang Theory veteran. She started on the show a decade ago as an executive story editor, rising through the ranks to supervising producer, co-executive producer and currently executive producer. She has received writing credit on more than 100 episodes of The Big Bang Theory… Read

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Broadway Box Office Climbs To $34M; Temptations Musical Hits $1.1M High Note

Broadway’s Temptations jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud sang to the tune of $1 million-plus last week, joining the upper reaches of a generally on-key 35-show box office roster. In all, Broadway grossed $34,204,242, a 4% bump over the previous week’s take. Attendance for the 35 productions during Week 43 (ending March 24) was up a commensurate 4% to 298,672. Opening to mixed-to-positive reviews, the full-titled Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times of The Temptations grossed… Read


CNN Dumps Mark Geragos After Reporting He’s Unnamed Co-Conspirator In Michael Avenatti Extortion Case

CNN jettisoned celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos on Monday after reporting that he is alleged to be the unnamed co-conspirator in the Southern District of New York’s criminal complaint against another celebrity lawyer, Michael Avenatti. Garagos, best known for repping the likes of former NFL-er Colin Kaepernick, actor Jussie Smollett and singer Chris Brown, has been a legal analyst for CNN; that’s no longer the case, CNN reported Monday afternoon, while also reporting Geragos… Read


Lifetime Sets Spring Premiere Dates For 3 Movies Including ‘Harry & Meghan’ Sequel

Lifetime has set premiere dates for three upcoming movies: Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal will debut Memorial Day, May 27 at 8 PM; Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta will premiere  at 8 PM Saturday, June 1; and Adriana Trigiani’s Very Valentine is set for at 8 PM. Saturday, June 8. Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, the sequel to the 2018 movie, continues the love story of newlyweds Prince Harry (Charlie Field) and American actress Meghan Markle (Tiffany Smith). Jordan Whalen… Read


Apple Reveals Titles For Several Of Its Original Series

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Amid the pomp and A-list names helping Apple unveil its AppleTV+ subscription streaming service Monday, we did learn a bit more about some of the many original series rolling out beginning with the service’s launch in the fall. As part of the sizzle reel that played in the Steve Jobs Theater during Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg’s presentation, several titles flashed across the screen in addition to the first-look images from Apple’s ambitious slate of… Read


‘Asunda’ Drama Series Based On Epic Fantasy Comics In The Works At HBO

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EXCLUSIVE: HBO has put in development Asunda, a drama series rooted in the namesake fantasy universe created by Sebastian A. Jones. Co-written and executive produced by Jones, Asunda is set in the culturally rich but war-torn world of Asunda, where an orphan girl is born of two nations and raised in a small desert town. Hunted by all, she will search for her ancestors and the courage to bind them against an ancient enemy. Mimi DiTrani also executive produces. Asunda is… Read


NFL’s 100th Season Will Kick Off With NBC Broadcast Of Packers-Bears Rivalry Game

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Departing from its usual custom of allowing the Super Bowl champions to host the opening game of the following season, the NFL said its 100th season will open with the league’s oldest rivalry, between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. NBC will host the contest on Thursday, September 5, under a rights deal that allows for certain non-Sunday night broadcasts. Fox took over Thursday nights last season in the first of a multi-year deal, seeing increased ratings on the… Read


Lauren Whitney Joins Spyglass Media Group As Head Of Television

Spyglass Media Group, the independent content company launched less than two weeks ago by former MGM boss Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment, continues to build its top executive team with another key hire. Miramax’s Lauren Whitney will be joining Spyglass as President of Television, effective April 1. Charged with overseeing television development & production, for broadcast, cable and OTT services and mining the company's IP and library titles, Whitney will report to… Read


Apple Shows Off Original Series For First Time With Sizzle Reel – Watch

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Apple took the wraps off some of its ambitious original series Monday as part of its big Apple TV Plus reveal at at its Cupertino headquarters. Several of the series will launch this fall when the company’s long-awaited subscription streaming service goes live. The first looks at the slate overseen from former Sony TV bosses Jamie Erlicht and Zach Van Amburg, who presided over the presentation Monday, were helped by A-list intros by the likes of Steven Spielberg (for Amazi… Read