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Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chair Will Look Into Widow’s Complaint After ‘Gma’ Interview

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. said he will look into a complaint made by the widow of La David Johnson today on Good Morning America that she was not allowed to see her husband’s remains. “I can assure you, if Mrs. Johnson or any of families of the fallen are unsatisfied with the support they’ve had to date, or have additional questions, we're going to go to every last length to satisfy their concerns,” Dunford told reporters at an… »

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Espn Pulls ‘Barstool Van Talk’ After One Episode

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Espn has announced that they are canceling one of their newest television show Barstool Van Talk after one episode. The show was based on the Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take hosted by Dan “Big Cat” Katz and Pft Commenter and produced by Henry Lockwood. The cancellation comes shortly after Espn host Sam Ponder posted screenshots from a post on the Barstool blog that contained misogynistic and offensive comments. John Skipper, Espn President, made the announcement on… »

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The CW Buys Semi-Autobiographical Comedy ‘Bestseller’ From Abby McDonald With Kennedy/Marshall Producing

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The CW has bought Bestseller, an hourlong comedy from novelist Abby McDonald, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Gary Ungar’s Exile Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. Written and executive produced by McDonald, Bestseller follows a risk-averse aspiring author who self-publishes an erotic novel under a pen name. When it becomes a surprise best seller, it complicates her work life and personal relationships, and inspires her to act more boldly as she navigates her new… »

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NBC Buys ‘Life After’ Drama From Danielle Claman Gelber, Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder

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NBC has put in development drama Life After from Acoustic Productions’ Danielle Claman Gelber, Ringer creators Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, and Universal TV. Written by Charmelo and Snyder, Life After is described as an emotional character drama of six friends who, each winter, spring, summer and fall, bond and retreat together from their lives and careers, which are forever linked by a life-changing event from their past. Charmelo and Snyder executive produce with… »

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‘Walking Dead’ EPs Get Big-Bucks Profits Suit Against AMC Set In California

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Exclusive: One day after The Walking Dead debuted its eighth season and everyone was making nice at a live screening at L.A.'s Greek Theatre, several executive producers and AMC have come to a partial agreement today in the former's potentially multimillion-dollar profits lawsuit. With a Monday filing in New York Supreme Court reading that the "interests of judicial economy will be served by adjudicating the claims asserted in this Action and in the CA Action in one… »

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‘Late Night’s Amber Ruffin To Co-Write & Star In NBC Comedy Based On Her Life From Lorne Michaels & Seth Meyers

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Exclusive: Late Night With Seth Meyers standout Amber Ruffin is eyeing a move to primetime. NBC has put in development comedy Going Dutch from Ruffin, Late Night host/executive producer Seth Myers, and executive producer Lorne Michaels. Co-written by Ruffin and Michael Starrbury (Legends Of Chamberlain Heights), Going Dutch is based on Ruffin's life. It explores what happens when a woman who moves abroad to escape her overbearing family and the responsibility of the… »

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CBS Developing CIA Workplace Comedy From ‘Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne

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CBS has put in development Need To Know, a multi-camera CIA workplace comedy from The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne’s Wildline Entertainment, Fuller House‘s Scott Weinger, writer Zach Ayers (State of Affairs) and Warner Bros. TV. Co-written by Weinger and Ayers, Need To Know is a workplace ensemble set in the top secret training video department at the Central Intelligence Agency. Weinger executive produces with Wildline’s Helberg & Towne via their… »

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Ali LeRoi Inks Overall Deal With CBS Television Studios

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Everybody Hates Chris co-creator Ali LeRoi is returning to the studio behind the praised Upn/the CW comedy, signing a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Veteran comedy showrunner LeRoi is currently developing a single-camera comedy starring stand-up comedian Ms. Pat at Fox and 20th Century Fox TV, with Lee Daniels and Brian Grazer executive producing via their Lee Daniels Entertainment and Imagine Entertainment banners, respectively. (The project, which is… »

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Bill O’Reilly Blasts Megyn Kelly, Nyt For Trying To Link Him “With Harvey Weinstein”

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Very busy morning for Bill O’Reilly. Appearing on The Glenn Beck Program, he dismissed as “incomprehensible” the morning’s headline-grabbing monologue delivered by former Fox News Channel colleague Megyn Kelly. “She did not file a complaint. Not that I know of,” he said. At the top of her NBC News program, Kelly this morning revealed she sent an email last year to the co-presidents of her former employer Fox News complaining about O’Reilly’s behavior toward women. "I… »

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NBC Buys Single Mother Comedy From Amy Poehler & Kim Rosenstock As Put Pilot

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NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a single mom comedy from playwright/ New Girl writer-producer Kim Rosenstock, Amy Poehler, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal TV, where Poehler is under an overall deal. Written and executive produced by Rosenstock, the comedy focuses on a newly single mother who is forced to rely on the last people she wants help from … her family. Poehler executive produces via her Paper Kite Productions, along with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky. Kim Lessing… »

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Fox Buys Family Comedy From Peter Tolan, John Ross Bowie & Kevin Sussman

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As Fox has renewed its push into multi-camera comedy, the network is revisiting a project it first developed six years ago. Fox has given a script commitment to The Ever After Part, a multi-camera comedy from Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan and actors-writers John Ross Bowie & Kevin Sussman. Written by the trio, The Ever After Part centers on a couple. When faced with the difficulties of raising their daughter in a hip, on the rise neighborhood, the couple must swallow… »

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‘Get Shorty’ Showrunner Davey Holmes Inks Overall Deal With MGM TV, Sets Hunter S. Thompson Series

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President of Television Group & Digital at MGM Mark Burnett has announced today that Get Shorty creator and showrunner Davey Holmes has inked an overall deal with MGM Television to write and develop series for the television studio. One of the new projects is Fear & Loathing, an officially authorized television series based on the life Hunter S. Thompson. Holmes will be the showrunner with Academy Award nominee Bob Nelson (The Confirmation, Nebraska) writing. "As we look… »

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‘Ray Donovan’ Renewed For Season 6 By Showtime; Moves To NYC

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Ahead of this Sunday’s Season 5 finale, Showtime has ordered a 12-episode sixth season of its hit drama series Ray Donovan. A change of location also is in the works with Hollywood’s favorite celebrity fixer moving to the Big Apple. Season 6 will move from Los Angeles, where it has been based for the past five seasons, to New York City when production begins in early 2018. "Ray Donovan broke new ground this season with its deeply emotional and innovative approach to… »

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Weinstein Company Hit With Subpoena From NY Ag Over Sexual Harassment Claims

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Crippled by sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company today finds itself facing a deep dive into its internal affairs by New York State's Attorney General over potential civil rights violations. "No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear," Eric Schneiderman said Monday after sending a subpoena to the now Bob Weinstein-run company over settlements… »

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‘The Voice’: Kelly Clarkson To Serve As Adviser For Knockout Rounds

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Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson is gearing up as she looks to join the judge’s panel next season on NBC’s The Voice. She’s set to serve as key adviser on the Monday, October 30 telecast of the hit singing competition series,  joining coaches Miley Cyrus, fellow American Idol-alum Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. She’ll also work with and mentor the remaining 32 artists during the knockout rounds, which begin Monday November 6 (8-10 Pm) and Tuesday, November 7… »

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Conan’s Apollo Theater Guests Include Stephen Colbert, Keegan-Michael Key, ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Cast

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Conan O’Brien’s TBS’s late-night show has unveiled its guest list for its second trip to Harlem's Apollo Theater. Stephen Colbert kicks off the week of broadcasts from the famed NYC theater, on Monday, November 6. O'Brien visited Colbert's Late Show, where talk immediately turned to David Letterman, who previously hosted the program at the Ed Sullivan Theater. O'Brien was there to plug his November 7 return stand at the Apollo Theatre as part of TBS' alliance with the New… »

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Fired ‘The Loud House’ Creator Chris Savino Says He’s “Deeply Sorry” Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Four days after he was fired from Nickelodeon’s hit animated series The Loud House, Chris Savino has responded on Facebook to the sexual harassment allegations leveled against him. “I am deeply sorry and ashamed,” he wrote. "Although it was never my intention, I now understand that the impact of my actions and communications created an unacceptable environment. At every stage of my career, I have sought to uplift my colleagues and cultivate a culture of respect. In this… »

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‘The Simpsons’ Halloween Special Ratings Up, ‘Shark Tank’ Down, NBC Wins Night

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There was a lot of NFL on the Big 4 yesterday as Super Bowl Li was re-fought on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys schooled the San Francisco 49ers 40-10 on Fox, and there were football overruns on CBS. There was also another tradition as The Simpsons (1.6/6) aired its Halloween special “Treehouse of Terror Xxviii.” Up 23% over last week, The Simpsons‘ annual scary episode was down 48% from last year's “Treehouse of Terror” on October 16, 2016. That special… »

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Anonymous Content Makes Long-Term First-Look With Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Productions

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Exclusive: Michael Sugar, longtime manager-producer at Anonymous Content, has formed Sugar23, a producing shingle that launches with a multi-year first-look deal with Anonymous Content. The deal allows for Sugar’s growing producing ambitions while keeping him in the AC fold. Sugar, the Oscar-winning producer of Spotlight and whose credits include The Knick, The Oa, the upcoming Maniac and One Day She'll Darken, will continue to manage his clients through the Anonymous… »

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USC Annenberg & HBO Launch Diverse Voices Initiative With David Simon As First Speaker

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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC and HBO have partnered for the Diverse Voices Forums, which will run through the 2017/18 academic year. It will feature talent — both in front and behind the camera — from HBO series interacting with USC Annenberg students and faculty to explore the role of diversity in the future of entertainment. The Diverse Voices Forums kick off this Wednesday, Oct. 25, with David Simon, former journalist and creator of… »

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