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Stephen King & J.J. Abrams’ ‘Castle Rock’ Sets Comic-Con World Premiere + More

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EXCLUSIVE: Castle Rock doesn't premiere on Hulu until July 25, but San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a lot more than a sneak peek at the psychological-horror drama. The entire opening episode of the J.J. Abrams-produced series based on Stephen King's stories will be played for fans at the confab next month, I've learned. Additionally, the home of The Handmaid's Tale is planning a big Rock presence offscreen at SDCC. Abrams is working on the next Star Wars movie over… Read

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Fran Drescher Teases ‘The Nanny’ Revival: “We’re Talking About It”

As networks and streaming services harvest classic shows for reboots and revivals, one ’90s show is planting a seed in the television landscape: The Nanny. The sitcom celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Fran Drescher is very aware of the comedy’s popularity. “It’s unreal,” she told Entertainment Tonight in an interview. The conversation led to whether a revival of The Nanny is on the table. “We’re talking about it,” she admitted. “Peter [Marc Jacobson] and I are… Read

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‘Boundaries’ Review: Christopher Plummer & Vera Farmiga Have A High Time On Road Trip To Remember

Boundaries is the perfect family comedy. Of course with an R rating it is not for the family, just about one. And a pretty dysfunctional one at that. Taking a page out of her own life, writer-director Shana Feste has brought her relationship with her father to the screen in a semi-autobiographical way — even if, plot-wise, there are fictional forks in the road in this road comedy, a cinematic staple that works beautifully in this particular tale. It also happens to… Read

Business

More MoviePass Drama: Stock See-Saws As Parent Company Pitches Ways To Avoid Nasdaq Delisting

The bizarre ride of MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics continued today after the company issued a preliminary proxy report unveiling proposals to overhaul its financial structure. With 15 minutes to go in today’s trading session, not long after the filing was posted, company shares abruptly spiked by more than 25% before plummeting back after hours to 30 cents a share, a new 52-week low. Trading volume was twice the normal level. Shareholders who own stock as… Read

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‘Drunk History’ Creators On The Dream Guest They’ll Keep Pursuing – The Contenders Emmys Video

Going strong in its fifth season, Comedy Central’s Drunk History has always been remarkable for the pedigree of talent it attracts. Presenting re-enactments of historical events with the help of inebriated narrators, the series’ most recent season drew the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexander Skarsgård and Mandy Moore to its playground. Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, the out-of-the-box series has never wavered in its star power—though there is… Read

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Did David Koresh Get A Bad Rap? ‘Waco’ Star Taylor Kitsch Provides Insight – The Contenders Emmys Video

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One of the more riveting miniseries epics this past Emmy season has been John Erick and Drew Dowdle’s six-parter Waco, which launched Viacom’s new adult-demo channel the Paramount Network this year. While the early ’90s standoff between the ATF and FBI and the Branch Davidians sect consumed the headlines, years later, the Dowdles vied to shed some light on what both sides were thinking in a tragedy that took 79 lives —  22 of which were children under the age of 17. In… Read

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‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Author Eddie Huang Teams With Propagate On Food-Focused Immigrant Series

Fresh Off the Boat author and restaurateur Eddie Huang is partnering with Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens’ Propagate to produce Cash Only, an original unscripted series exploring race, identity and multiculturalism through immigrant kitchens. "Immigration is what’s made America the most interesting experiment in the world,” said Huang. “While not all Americans understand and welcome immigration, a lot of the anger towards immigrants could be resolved if it wasn’t… Read

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Netflix Goes ‘Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons’ With Latest Factual Original

Netflix is going inside the world's toughest prisons with its latest factual original. The SVOD service has ordered a four-part documentary, hosted by ex-prisoner and journalist Raphael Rowe, from British production company Emporium Productions. Inside the World's Toughest Prisons has secured unique access behind the bars of some of the toughest prisons on Earth including a number ruled by convicted murderers in gang-run jails and others with maximum security compounds… Read

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Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham Against David Hogg’s “Agenda-Driven Intimidation” – Update

UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox News sent out a response to David Hogg’s advertiser boycott campaign against Laura Ingraham’s primetime show over her comments about detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Laura Ingraham's very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself,” the company said in a statement. “So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration… Read

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Donald Trump’s Attacks On Media Taking A Toll On Broadcasters, WGA East Survey Finds

A survey of WGA East members who work at ABC and CBS news operations has found that nearly half of those responding said that President Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media have taken a toll on them. Trump, the most virulently anti-press president in modern American history, has called the "fake news" the "enemy of the American people" and "our country's biggest enemy." "The current political climate is taking a toll on our broadcast members," WGA East executive… Read

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‘Vida’s Tanya Saracho On Starz’s East L.A. Drama, Seeing Herself & Having A Vision – Next Generation TV

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"Out of 520 shows right now, now five are of a Latinx gaze, you know," Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho notes of her Starz series and the culture for which it comes in the math of the Peak TV Era. "That's not enough,” she added. “We make up almost 20% of this country, so that's erasure. So for so long we've been erased." Having inked a three-year overall deal with the Lionsgate-owned premium cabler this year, the once Chicago-based playwright, How to Get Away With Mur… Read

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Korean Titles & Formats Will Come To U.S. in Deal Between KBS America And U.S. Producers

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KBS America, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Jim Figueroa and his company Koryo Pop, LLC and Teddy Zee and his company that bears his name to bring Korean Broadcasting titles and formats into the U.S. market. “The Korean wave is alive and well, stronger than ever," said Zee, who is a former studio executive and producer of such films as Hitch and Pursuit of Happyness. “We look forward to supporting Korea's top broadcaster in bringing their extensive library of… Read