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Netflix Gains 5.3M Global Subs In Q3 As Stock Sets Record; Says Bid For Weinstein Co “Extremely Unlikely”

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Updated with executive comments: The Netflix juggernaut shows few signs of slowing. After the close of trading today, the company reported a 49% year-over-year increase in global subscribers in the third quarter. The global tally now stands at 104 million. In the quarter, Netflix added 850,000 new customers in the U.S., to hit 52.77 million overall, and internationally it signed up 4.45 million for a total of 56.48 million. The news sent company shares through the ceiling… »

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The CW Buys ‘Dead Inside’ Supernatural Cop Drama Produced By Bill Lawrence

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The CW has put in development Dead Inside, an hourlong drama from writer Katie Lovejoy, Warner Bros. TV and Bill Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Productions. In Dead Inside, penned by Lovejoy, after surviving an explosion that killed her hotshot detective big brother, an underachieving beat cop starts seeing his ghost, flipping their sibling dynamic on its head and allowing her to truly live her life for the first time, as they work together to help crime victims both… »

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‘Name That Tune’ Revival In Works At CBS

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Exclusive: CBS is rebooting Name That Tune. The network has ordered a pilot for a new, updated version of the classic music game show. The new Name That Tune was developed by Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein of Prestige Entertainment Group, which owns rights to the title. The two executive produce with veteran reality showrunner David Hurwitz (Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Fear Factor) and reality agent-turned-producer/manager John Ferriter of The… »

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‘One Voice: Somos Live!’ Disaster-Relief Telethon Raises $35M In Pledges – Update

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Updated, 3:06 Pm: Saturday’s disaster-relief telethon One Voice: Somos Live! generated $35M in pledges, NBC said today. The broadcaster and Spanish-language net Univision and Telemundo simulcast the show led by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in Los Angeles and Marc Anthony in Miami. Previously, October 11: More networks and celebrities have joined Saturday’s telethon to raise money for disaster relief. NBC said today that iHeartMedia, Viacom networks, Facebook and… »

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ABC Buys Pi Drama From Mila Kunis & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Ep William Harper

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ABC has put in development an hourlong gumshoe/family drama from Mila KunisOrchard Farm Productions, Grey’s Anatomy executive producer William Harper, and ABC Studios, where Orchard Farm and Harper are under overall deals. Written by Harper, the untitled project centers on a housewife who feels invisible to her husband and shunned by her teenage daughter but finds new purpose and confidence when she becomes the indispensable protégé of the sexy private investigator who… »

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Amazon Scraps London Showcase Event That Roy Price Was Set To Attend

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Amazon had been planning a showcase of its fall season in London on Thursday, but that has now been canceled. The timing is significant given that it comes less than a week after suspension of studio boss Roy Price amid claims of sexual harassment. The initial invitation to the event was billed as the "Prime Video European Autumn Video Showcase," with Price and others hosting. But a note was later sent to invitees canceling the event. “We wanted to let you know that the… »

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Miramax Taps Legendary TV’s Lauren Whitney As President of Television

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Exclusive: Legendary’s president of scripted television Lauren Whitney is leaving the company to join Miramax as President of Television. The hire is part of the ongoing reorganization led by Miramax CEO Bill Block, who joined the company in April with the goal of ramping up film and TV production to bolster the Miramax film library. He started off by laying off Miramax’s existing TV and film staffs in May, which was followed by an executive search. Whitney will now build… »

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Csa Announces Open Casting Call For Transgender Actors

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The Casting Society of America has announced that they will be hosting an international open call for transgender actors as part of their initiative for more transgender inclusion in TV and film. The Hollywood landscape is shifting and therefore demanding more diversity and the Csa has a commitment to inclusion within the entertainment industry to challenge unconscious bias, empower casting directors to lead the inclusion conversation, and discover, educate, and promote… »

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‘Nancy Drew’ TV Series In Works At NBC From Tony Phelan, Joan Rater & Dan Jinks

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NBC has put in development Nancy Drew, a drama inspired by the famous children’s books, from Doubt creators Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, producer Dan Jinks and CBS TV Studios. This is the same creative team that was behind the 2016 CBS pilot of the same name. But beyond the title and the underlying source material, there is very little in common between the projects as NBC’s is based on a brand-new idea by Phelan and Rater. In NBC’s Nancy Drew, written by the duo, when the… »

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Donald Trump Holds Pop-Up Rose Garden Presser: “Hillary, Please Run!”

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In a surprise Rose Garden pop-up news conference/45-minute free-for-all, President Donald Trump begged Hillary Clinton to make another White House run in 2020, while simultaneously forecasting another ignominious electoral college defeat. “I hope Hillary runs,” Trump beamed/knife-twisted. Speaking to her directly via TV news cameras, he added, “Hillary! Please run again!” Clinton’s recent remark that she is in support of NFL players taking a knee during the national… »

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‘Locke & Key’: ‘It’ Actor Owen Teague Set For Horror-Fantasy Pilot At Hulu

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Owen Teague is reuniting with It director Andy Muschetti for the Hulu pilot Locke & Key. Teague is the third actor from It to sign on to the horror-fantasy drama, joining Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier. Locke & Key is an adaptation of the Idw comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Written by Hill and directed by Muschietti, the project revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine… »

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Donald Trump Calls Subpoena By Ex-‘Apprentice’ Contestant “Disgraceful”

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"All I can say is it's totally fake news," Donald Trump said today when asked about a Gloria Allred-penned subpoena seeking documents from his campaign over allegations of sexual harassment. "It's fake, it's made-up stuff and it's disgraceful what happens, but that happens in the world of politics," the former Apprentice host added in typical form during a wide-ranging 45-minute news conference Monday in the White House Rose Garden. The question poised to President Trump… »

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Wyatt Cenac To Star In HBO Late-Night Docuseries From John Oliver

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Wyatt Cenac has been set to star in a 10-episode late-night comedic docuseries at HBO that John Oliver is executive producing. The network said the series will take a satirical look at social and cultural issues from the former Daily Show correspondent’s unique perspective. Rather than sit behind a desk, he will undertake a journey to understand some of the big issues of the moment and investigate real-world solutions. It is slated to bow in spring 2018. Oliver and Cenac… »

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‘House Of Cards’ Helped Russia Plant Anti-Hillary Messages During Presidential Race: Report

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Netflix’s House of Cards helped Russian troll factory workers craft messages messages slamming Hillary Clinton that they posted in comments section of Washington Post and New York Times reports during the 2016 presidential race. This according to a Yahoo report from Michael Isikoff, as explained to CNN’s New Day this morning. Watching House of Cards was supposed to help the trolls write messages to sway the election, Isikoff said he learned while interviewing a worker… »

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‘The Alienist’ Premiere Date & Trailer: Brühl, Evans, Fanning & TNT Trek Back To 1890s New York

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TNT has set a date for its century-plus time jump. The cable net said today its period drama The Alienist starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will premiere at 9 Pm Monday, January 22. The Turner net also released a new trailer for the series. Check it out above. The psychological thriller drama is set in 1896, when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian… »

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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Dip In Fast Affiliates, ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’ Up, ‘Shark Tank’ Even

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The whirlwind NFL season of protests, outrage and ratings declines has flipped the script again — and then again. Up a touch in metered market results from last week, Sunday Night Football looks to be again clearly delivering a win for NBC, but as of now the game is down in the key ratings demo. On a day that saw players protesting in various games, the New York Giants' surprise Week 6 win over the Denver Broncos on Snf scored a 5.0/17 among adults 18-49 in the fast… »

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HBO CEO Richard Plepler Talks Growth, ‘Game Of Thrones’, Bringing Offshore Originals To U.S. – Mipcom

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HBO is bringing its international original series to the U.S. for the first time — shows which, at home, are bigger than Game of Thrones. Beginning in December, two programs from each of the regional outposts HBO Europe, Latin America and Asia will be made available on streaming services HBO Go, HBO Now and HBO on Demand. HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler revealed the news during his keynote speech here at Mipcom this evening. HBO has invested significantly in local… »

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‘S.W.A.T.’: Peter Facinelli Poised To Recur On CBS Drama Series

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Peter Facinelli has been cast in new CBS drama series S.W.A.T. for what is expected to be a recurring role. Inspired by the 2003 film, S.W.A.T. centers on a locally born-and-bred Swat sergeant (Shemar Moore) who's torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenneth Johnson, Peter Onorati and Jay… »

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Wme | Img Finance, Sales Become Endeavor Content; TWC’s Negeen Yazdi, Mrc’s Joe Hipps Join

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Wme and Img’s film and scripted television finance and sales groups have been brought together under Endeavor Content, a label that will be steered by co-presidents and Wme partners Graham Taylor and Chris Rice. The move comes a week after Wme | Img revived the Endeavor label as a holding company, bringing back the name of the agency steered by Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell that merged with Wma eight years ago. Wme will continue to be the name of the talent agency… »

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CBS Veteran Jed Kapsos Named Pop’s CFO

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Jed Kapsos, the CBS Corp veteran who served most recently as Svp Finance at CBS Television Network, has been appointed CFO at Pop, the network owned by CBS and Lionsgate. He will relocate from New York to Los Angeles and report to Pop president Brad Schwartz, with responsibility for the network's finance and accounting operations. "We are thrilled and incredibly fortunate to have Jed’s expertise as we continue building Pop as a premium media brand," said Schwartz in a… »

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