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‘A Christmas Story Live’ Delivers Lump of Coal to Fox in Early TV Ratings

‘A Christmas Story Live’ Delivers Lump of Coal to Fox in Early TV Ratings
Bah humbug: Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” just got blindsided by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in early TV ratings. Oh, and every other broadcast TV show beat it as well. The latest live television musical managed a 2.8 overnight rating/5 share in the 56 metered-markets monitored by Nielsen. Compare that with NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” which posted a massive 12.3/21 last night. To be fair, that latter live telecast had the Dallas Cowboys. Plus, football is still football and no one expected “A Christmas Story” to compete — it certainly could have done much better than it did, however. ABC’s “Sound of.
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BBC Commissions ‘Definitive’ Harvey Weinstein Scandal Documentary

BBC Commissions ‘Definitive’ Harvey Weinstein Scandal Documentary
BBC Two announced Monday that it has commissioned a two-part documentary to tell the “definitive story” of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

With a working title of “Weinstein,” the documentary will chronicle not just Weinstein’s career, but also will look at how since the 1930s the Hollywood system has enabled “the complex mix of money, power, exploitation and abuse” within the studio system. Ursula MacFarlane (“Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris”) will direct the documentary and it will be produced by two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn’s Lightbox company.

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‘The Greatest Showman’ Live Movie Trailer Electrifies During ‘A Christmas Story Live’

‘The Greatest Showman’ Live Movie Trailer Electrifies During ‘A Christmas Story Live’
In a television first, The Greatest Showman aired a live movie trailer during Fox’s telecast of A Christmas Story Live. The live two and a half minute trailer for Michael Gracey’s movie musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum featured the film’s stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Keala Settle performing the high-energy number “Come Alive” alongside an army of 150 dancers on the stages at the Warner Bros Studios in Burbank. Academy Award-winning songwriters Benj…
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Blood Previews Hunter's Return, Team-Up With Fitz — Plus: Where's Bobbi?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Blood Previews Hunter's Return, Team-Up With Fitz — Plus: Where's Bobbi?
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this Friday will get a blast from the past — times two! — when Nick Blood reprises his role as former team member Lance Hunter, who resurfaces back in the present day help Fitz find his friends who in the Season 4 finale vanished in the blink of an eye from the diner.

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Blood, who exited the ABC series midway through Season 3, when Hunter and ex-wife Bobbi Morse shared a “spy’s good-bye” with Coulson & Co., spoke with TVLine about his encore (in
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Zahn McClarnon

Zahn is kind of that unsung actor that a lot of people recognize and know about but few people ever talk about unless his name happens to come up. He’s more of a supporting actor than a lead but he’s been seen to be very good at what he does even if he doesn’t always get the credit he deserves. As an actor he’s been into the scene for quite a while, stemming back to the late 80’s in fact when he first got started. Things haven’t been as easy for him as they could be since he’s been more

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Zahn McClarnon
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Madam Secretary: Women Transform the World. Daisy Returns to Work.

Women have made a lot of sacrifices to get to where they are today. Yes, there are still issues in which they must face, but the hope remains that they will get there eventually. On this week’s mid-season finale of Madam Secretary, women’s rights are at the forefront as the fight for equality continues. The solution Elizabeth suggested at the end of the episode is not a great one, but it is a start. Though women in Afghanistan will still be able to get an education and maintain their rights, they cannot work for the government. On the one hand,

Madam Secretary: Women Transform the World. Daisy Returns to Work.
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Is Brock Lesnar Going to Play Ivan Drago’s Son in “Creed 2?”

There are reports that Brock Lesnar could be playing Ivan Drago’s son in the upcoming Creed 2. This has not been confirmed at this point in time, but it is far from being baseless, as shown by the fact that Stallone has stated that the movie would have a callback to the character as well as the fact that Stallone was the one who teased the potential casting. Still, it is much to soon to say that Lesnar has been chosen to play Ivan Drago’s son, meaning that interested individuals might want to wait for more information to come out

Is Brock Lesnar Going to Play Ivan Drago’s Son in “Creed 2?”
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Trump-Themed Cartoon President Premiere Date Announced by Showtime — Watch Teaser Trailer

Trump-Themed Cartoon President Premiere Date Announced by Showtime — Watch Teaser Trailer
Brace yourself for the coming tweetstorm — and you can bet it’s coming. Showtime announced on Monday that it will be premiering its 45-skewering Our Cartoon President on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 8/7c — less than two weeks after Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address.

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The 10-episode animated series, executive-produced by Stephen Colbert and his Late Show Ep Chris Licht, follows the Commander-in-Chief, his family and advisors over the course of their misadventures on a run-of-the-mill, “quintessentially Trumpian” day in Potus’ life. And “no one is safe,
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Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns’ Write-Hand Man, To Receive WGA East Career Honor

Geoffrey C. Ward, whose 150 hours of documentary writing on PBS include on Ken BurnsThe Civil War, Baseball, The West, Jazz and most recently WGA-nominated The Vietnam War, will be awarded the WGA East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. The honor will be bestowed February 11 at the New York ceremony for the WGA Awards at the Edison Ballroom. Burns will be on hand to present the award to Ward, who also has written extensively for PBS’ American Experience
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Showtime Sets Premiere Date For Animated ‘Our Cartoon President’ From Stephen Colbert: Watch The Trailer

Showtime will premiere its animated half-hour series Our Cartoon President, from Stephen Colbert and Chris Licht, on Feburary 11. The series’ launch airs at 8 Pm ahead of the premium cabler’s Season 7 premiere of Homeland at 9 Pm. Not coincidentally, President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address a few days earlier, on January 30, marking his first speech to the full Congress since his joint address in February. Showtime will give viewers an…
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The Best Twists, Shocking Moments, and Outrageous Scenes of 2017 TV, Ranked

The Best Twists, Shocking Moments, and Outrageous Scenes of 2017 TV, Ranked
The best spoilers, twists, and surprises are different experiences on television than any other medium. Some are payoffs years in the making. Others rely on deft serialized storytelling to deliver maximum impact. Still more count on the intimate relationship between viewers and characters.

And yet some twists barely need any time at all. On the list below, there are moments fans have been waiting for since the first episode, as well as scenes pulled directly from the first episode. Some surprises are good for just the one episode in which they’re unveiled. You never know when something big is going to happen on TV, nor do you know how that twist might affect the future.

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Twists are a big risk so they should be respected accordingly. Because they can irreparably ruin a show or make it come alive, it takes skill and foresight
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Young and the Restless: Nikki Takes Action

Young and the Restless fans are not surprised that Nikki is keeping her word. She’s cleaning house and she is taking names. She’s not having anymore of her husband’s shenanigans, and she’s not going to do anything out of her own comfort zone that’s not what she is expecting. She’s not happy about the way things are going, and she’s not going to handle this situation well. She’s going to do whatever she can to help herself focus on what’s good, but she’s not going to stop what she wants to see happen. Right now, part of her plan to

Young and the Restless: Nikki Takes Action
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Casting Society Issues Open Call To Performers With Disabilities

The Casting Society of America is hosting a first-of-its-kind open casting call for performers with disabilities to showcase their talents in front of professional casting directors in cities around the country. The open call, which is free of charge to union and non-union performers with disabilities who are actively pursuing careers in the arts, will be held January 7 in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Albuquerque and several other cities, including…
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TNT Acquires Off-Network Rights To CBS’ ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

CBS has inked a deal with TNT for off-network cable rights to drama series NCIS: New Orleans. Under the pact, TNT has the rights to the first three seasons of the praised drama starring Scott Bakula and each subsequent season after the drama has aired on CBS Network. The deal is not exclusive and the show can be sold to Svod and broadcast syndication. We hear TNT is paying a per-episode fee in the mid-to-high six figure range. The sale comes as the cable market for…
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Ready Player One is Getting a Sequel Novel and Big-Screen Adaptation

Ready Player One is a sci-fi novel set in 2044, which has become a dystopia because of the depletion of natural resources as well as the consequences of climate change. As a result, the people of 2044 spend a lot of time in Oasis, which is a virtual reality simulator that lets them escape from the unpleasant realities of a world in decline. The plot of Ready Player One is centered around a teenager named Wade Watts, who stumbles upon a clue for finding an Easter Egg concealed by Oasis’s creator James Halliday, which is important because Halliday decided upon

Ready Player One is Getting a Sequel Novel and Big-Screen Adaptation
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LL Cool J's Bizarre New Special Pits NFL Stars Against Each Other in a Talent Show

Have you ever wondered if Tom Brady has moves likes Jagger? Or if Le'Veon Bell can carry a note like Christina? Brace yourselves then, because LL Cool J's bizarre new reality special will have some of your favorite NFL players getting in touch with their other talents.

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‘Chicago P.D.’ Picked Up By Fox Stations For Fall ’18 Broadcast Syndication Launch

Fox Television Stations has closed a deal with NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution for national syndication rights to Dick Wolf’s NBC police drama series Chicago P.D. Beginning in September, the show will air Monday-Friday on local broadcast stations including Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Orlando and Charlotte, among others. The broadcast syndication deal…
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Amazon Passes on Pilots Starring Bridget Everett and Glenn Close

Amazon Passes on Pilots Starring Bridget Everett and Glenn Close
Amazon is batting 0-3 with its 2017 comedy pilots: The streamer has passed on its entire half-hour pilot slate, including Glenn Close’s Sea Oak, Bridget Everett’s Love You More and Diarra Kilpatrick’s The Climb.

As noted by Deadline, which first reported the news of the trio’s demise, the quasi-canecllations come just weeks after the male execs who greenlit them, Amazon Studios boss Roy Price and his No. 2, head of comedy and drama development Joe Lewis, left their posts in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Disney/Fox Deal

Over the last few months, I have written several articles that address the massive influence that Netflix has had on the film and television industry in Hollywood. The streaming capacity and model being used by Netflix completely changed how media companies compete — forever changing the landscape of media. In response to the aggressive move by Netflix, The Walt Disney Company is making a major move of its own, purchasing the majority of the assets of 21st Century Fox, including its multiple networks, in television library and it coveted film library. This acquisition will impact the streaming landscape is a

Five Things You Need to Know About the Disney/Fox Deal
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