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Apple Music Delays Release Of ‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’

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We’ll have to wait a little longer for Apple Music’s release of CBS’ Carpool Karaoke: The Series. Apple announced at the Code Media conference in February that the show, the portal’s first series, based on James Corden’s popular Late Late Show segment, would debut in April, but that has now been delayed, according to Reuters and confirmed by CBS. Apple did not explain the delay, but told Reuters in a statement that “Carpool Karaoke: The Series will premiere on Apple Music… »

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‘Descendants 2’ Set For Simultaneous July Premiere On Five Disney|ABC Television Group Networks

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Descendants 2, the sequel to Disney Channel’s hit 2015 musical fantasy original movie about the teenage children of classic Disney villains, will premiere Friday, July 21 at 8 Pm simultaneously on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney Xd, Freeform and Lifetime. The multi-network premiere continues Disney|ABC TV Group’s efforts to reach a wider audience for its programming and follows the announcement of this fall’s Imax debut of the first two episodes of ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans… »

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Netflix Scales Chinese Entry Wall By Striking Licensing Deal With iQiyi

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Netflix has finally found a gateway into China via a licensing deal with the country’s iQiyi streaming service, Shanghai Daily reports. iQiyi will license Netflix shows; other details about the arrangement have yet to be disclosed. There’s also no word yet on the process Netflix shows will have to go through to clear Chinese government censors. Still, this appears to be a major step forward in Netflix’s effort to enter the biggest market where it doesn’t have a foothold… »

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‘Rainbow Rangers’: Nickelodeon Acquires CGI-Animated Preschool Series From Genius Brands Int’l

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Nickelodeon has acquired U.S. and Caribbean Basin broadcast rights to season one of CGI-animated preschool series Rainbow Rangers from Genius Brands International. Currently in development, the 11-episode mission-based action adventure series debuted at MIPJunior at Cannes last October and is expected to air on Nickelodeon's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Rainbow Rangers blends fantasy and action-adventure with relatable, accessible stories about friendship and saving the… »

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Directors’ Fortnight Adds Title; Karlovy Vary Sets Tributes – Global Briefs

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Directors' Fortnight has added a special screening title to its lineup for this year's event which kicks off at the Cannes Film Festival next month. The Nothing Factory, by Portugal's Pedro Pinho, is described as a riff on the subject of industrialization, unemployment and the workers' struggle. Fortnight chief Edouard Waintrop calls it "a highly original film oscillating between intimate drama, social realist comedy and the occasional musical number." Pinho is also a… »

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Henrik Bastin Re-Ups As CEO At Fabrik Entertainment

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Henrik Bastin, CEO of Bosch producer Fabrik Entertainment, has extended his contract with the Red Arrow Entertainment Group subsidiary in a multi-year renewal. The La-based Fabrik was Red Arrow’s first strategic investment into the U.S. scripted market back in 2011, and Bastin has led the business since. Season 3 of Bosch, the adaptation of Michael Connelly’s best-selling book series, launched its third season on Amazon last week, and a fourth is on deck. Bastin… »

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Trevor Noah On Trump Ignoring First 100 Days: If Voters Chose The Number They Preferred “You Wouldn’t Be In The White House”

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This Saturday marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office, or how The Daily Show's Trevor Noah called it on Monday night’s episode, "for us 15 years, but we're all living in Trump time so it's 100 days.” Calling it an “early milestone of presidential success,” Noah showed clips of former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson talking about the success they had in their First 100 Days in office. Adding that Trump has… »

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‘Bates Motel’ Shuts Its Doors With Bloody Series Finale; Will Other Hitchcock Pics Find Their Way To TV?

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Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Bates Motel series finale. Tonight, A&E’s Bates Motel wrapped up its five-season run with the episode “The Cord,” and when you think about it that’s quite a feat considering how others have tried and failed to expand the universe of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho. The movie’s sequels during the 1980s were met with a lukewarm response by audiences and critics, even though Psycho II featured Anthony Perkins… »

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Aasif Mandvi Getting ‘Younger’; Robert Craighead Joins ‘Future Man’

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Aasif Mandvi (The Brink) is set to recur on Season 4 of Younger, the TV Land comedy from Darren Star that stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing – and succeeds. Last season, her two lives became irreversibly intertwined as her longtime best friend, new friend and prickly boss — and everyone in between — become part of the same world. Mandvi will play Jay Mallick, an… »

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MTV Movie & TV Awards On Collision Course With Potential Writers Strike

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After 25 years, the MTV Movie Awards is getting a major makeover this year, expanding to include TV series for the first time, and is returning to a live format after going pre-taped last night. But, in another major change, the first MTV Movie & TV Awards were slotted for May 7 after predecessor the MTV Movie Awards aired in mid-April for the past few years and in June before that. That new air date makes the awards show the first big live TV event to be threatened by a… »

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Bill O’Reilly “Set A High Bar,” Tucker Carlson Says In Debut In ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Slot

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Fox News Channel officially entered its post-Bill O’Reilly era with Tucker Carlson Tonight debuting in the 8 pm Pt slot that The O’Reilly Factor had occupied for more than 20 years. Host Tucker Carlson signed on with a tribute to the channel’s former top star. “For those of you tuning in expecting to see someone different in this anchor chair, I know the feeling well,” Carlson began. “I watched Bill O’Reilly at this… »

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Faye Dunaway Talks Feeling “Guilty” About Oscars Best Picture Snafu On ‘NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt’

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Faye Dunaway is speaking out publicly for the first time about the unforgettable Oscar Best Picture snafu when, alongside Warren Beatty, she mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner instead of Moonlight. The actress sat down with Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News where she opened up about the mixup and how she thought Beatty's hesitation was because he was trying to be funny, not because he was confused. "So he took the card out, and he didn’t say anything," Dunaway… »

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‘Flip Or Flop’ Stars Christina & Tarek El Moussa To Return For Season 7

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Hgtv has made it official. Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa will return for a 20-episode Season 7 of their hit house-flipping show. There has been much speculation whether the couple would be back for the seventh season, following the announcement of their separation last year. Hgtv says five of the 20 episodes – more than a full-season order – are currently in post-production, with filming of the remaining episodes continuing through the fall. In season… »

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WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization In Historic Turnout

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Updated with AMPTP statement: Film and TV writers are ready to take to the picket line next week, voting overwhelmingly to give their union leaders the authority to call a strike if this week's final round of bargaining fails to produce a contract. The strike authorization was approved by 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots, according to the WGA, a record 67.5% of eligible WGA members. A strike, if it comes to that, can't begin until midnight May 1, when the… »

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“Sad” Bill O’Reilly Says Fans Will Be “Shaken” When “Truth Comes Out” About Fox News Exit

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“I am sad that I am not on television any more,” said Bill O’Reilly today, less than a week after being fired by Fox News Channel over multi-million dollar sexual harassment payments and new allegations. “I was very surprised on how it all turned out,” he added on his podcast Monday, quickly opening a new chapter in his media career. “I can't say a lot because there is much stuff going on right now but I can tell you that I'm very confident that the truth will come out… »

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Sony Pictures Television Networks Ups Maurizio Vitale To Evp Role

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Sony Pictures Television Networks has promoted Maurizio Vitale to Evp Marketing and Brand Strategy from his previous role as Svp Worldwide Marketing. In his new role, Vitale will oversee marketing strategy, brand development, publicity and social media marketing for Spt Networks' 170 channel feeds worldwide. “Maurizio has a talent for tailoring branding and marketing strategies to best position our channels and their programming in the many markets we serve around the… »

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Scott Baio Responds To Criticism Over Comments On Erin Moran’s Death

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Scott Baio’s comments earlier today on a Wabc radio show about the death of his former Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi co-star Erin Moran sparked a sharp reaction on Twitter, and Baio has responded. In a Monday morning interview on The Bernie and Sid Show, Baio said he was “not completely shocked” by Moran’s death, and suggested that drugs and alcohol may have at least played a part in her passing at the age of 56. His comments were made before coroner and sheriff’s… »

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Gretchen Carlson To Publish ‘Be Fierce’, Book About Workplace Sexual Harassment

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Former Fox News Channel host Gretchen Carlson is penning Be Fierce: Stop Harassment And Take Your Power Back, a book about sexual harassment in the workplace and empowering women to reclaim their power against injustice and abuse. The book will be published by Center Street Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against then Fox News chief Roger Ailes last July, setting off a chain of events that led to his exit. Since speaking… »

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Diga Options Amy Plum’s ‘Dreamfall’ Dark Thriller Novel To Develop As TV Series

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ITV-owned Diga Studios ( MTV’s Teen Wolf, Scream), run by Tony Disanto, has optioned bestselling author Amy Plum’s upcoming book Dreamfall for TV series adaptation. The book – a Ya twist on classic horror stories A Nightmare on Elm Street and Flatliners – will be published on May 2 by HarperTeen, and a sequel, Neverwake, will follow in 2018. The story follows the journey of seven strangers – each suffering from debilitating insomnia – who agree to take part in an… »

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Netflix’s Reed Hastings Made $23.2M In 2016, Up 39.5%

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his C-suite colleagues saw big raises for 2016, a year in which the company stock appreciated 8.2%, according to the company proxy just filed at the SEC. Hastings’ take improved 39.5% to $23.2 million — his best payday yet, although it’s far lower than what CEOs make at some of the companies Netflix bedevils including CBS, Viacom, Disney, and Fox. The package consists of $900,000 in salary, $22.3 million in option awards, and $16,834 in other… »

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