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‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Closer To Release After Appeals Court Win

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The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has ruled that Brendan Dassey, one of two men convicted of the murder profiled in the Netflix docuseries Making A Murderer, should be released from prison after affirming a lower court ruling that his confession was coerced. Dassey was sentenced to live in prison in 2007 in Wisconsin for his alleged participation in the 2005 death of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbac; his uncle Steven Avery was found guilty of Halbach's murder. In… »

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‘Younger’ To Simulcast Season 4 Premiere; New Digital Aftershow Follows

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TV Land plans a coast-to-coast simulcast of the Season 4 premiere of Younger June 28, a lead-in to Getting Younger, a new, digital Facebook Live aftershow. Getting Younger, hosted by SiriusXM’s Taylor Strecker, premieres on Facebook @YoungerTV (and simulcasts on Instagram @YoungerTV) at 10:30 pm Et/7:30pm Pt, immediately following the one-time-only coast-to-coast simulcast of the Season 4 TV Land bow at 10 pm. The live Getting Younger will follow every Younger episode… »

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‘Instinct’: Sharon Leal To Co-Star On New CBS Drama Series

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Exclusive: Sharon Leal, who toplined the untitled Jenny Lumet drama pilot this season, is staying in the CBS/CBS Studios fold with a major series regular role opposite Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic in the new drama series Instinct, which is set for a midseason premiere. Leal will play a reconceived character which, in its original form, was played in the pilot by Khandi Alexander who is leaving the project. Written by Michael Rauch based on the upcoming book by James… »

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‘Fashion Photo RuView’ EPs Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato On Their “Screen Agnostic” Approach To Content Creation

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Founding production company World of Wonder in 1991, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have produced such reality series as RuPaul’s Drag Race and Million Dollar Listing, along with documentaries, including 2016’s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. Adapting with great flexibility to changing patterns of media consumption, the creative partners have always considered themselves “screen agnostic,” with the goal of bringing marginalized figures and viewpoints to a mass… »

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Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast #10: Too Much TV, ‘Big Little Lies’ Nicole Kidman & Betting On Robert De Niro

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Summer has officially begun, but there is no small-screen rest as the networks, cablers and streaming service are rolling out new and returning series. This week alone sees the rebirth of The Gong Show on ABC tonight, the launch of the great Glow on Netflix tomorrow, and Power back Sunday for its fourth season. Still, as Emmy voting continues, we ponder on this week’s TV Talk podcast: Is there too much TV out there? As we try to be of public service despite sounding like… »

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Laurence Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Prods. Re-Ups ABC Studios Overall Deal, Taps Melissa Gelineau As Head Of TV

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Laurence Fishburne and his Cinema Gypsy Productions (black-ish) have signed a new two-year overall deal at ABC Studios. Under the pact, Fishburne and his longtime manager and producing partner Helen Sugland will continue to develop projects for the studio. Additionally, Melissa Gelineau is joining the company as Head of Television. She comes to Cinema Gypsy after a two-year stint as VP of Television & Development at Sofia Vergara and Luis Balaguer's Latin World… »

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Amazon Seeks $2.8M For Ad Packages With NFL Video Streams: Report

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Amazon hopes to make back some of the $50 million it committed to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games this fall by charging advertisers $2.8 million for packages with 30-second spots, Reuters reports. The games also will air live on CBS and NBC, which split the season, and on the NFL Network. Amazon is looking for much more than the ad prices the broadcast networks likely will charge. They typically hover around $590,000 or less. But Amazon’s deal also will include ad… »

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Stephen Colbert In Russia, Will Bring Back Donald Trump Tapes Of James Comey Talks

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Move over Megyn KellyStephen Colbert’s in Russia, “on assignment” for a future Late Show broadcast, and has promised to bring back tapes of Donald Trump’s conversation with fired FBI Director James Comey: .@realDonaldTrump Don't worry, Mr. President. I'm in Russia. If the "tapes" exist, I'll bring you back a copy! pic.twitter.com/v5flvAMtFY — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) June 22, 2017 Trump, who attempted to intimidate FBI Director James Comey after sacking h… »

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Oaz Makes Daniel Abrams A Partner

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Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates has promoted Daniel Abrams to partner, joining longtime partners Michael Oscars, Gayle Abrams and Perry Zimel. The management and production company is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month,. Oaz reps a roster that includes Christopher Plummer, Andrea Martin, Wendy Crewson, Kim Coates, Victor Garber, Edward Asner, Sharon Gless, Henry Czerny, Katie Ford, Susan Coyne, Mark McKinney and Kristin Lehman among others. Daniel Abrams began… »

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YouTube Red Greenlights Two New Comedy Series Toplined By Ryan Hansen & Rob Huebel

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YouTube Red is expanding its comedy lineup, adding two new scripted series to its slate: Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*, starring Veronica Mars and Party Down alum Ryan Hansen, and Do You Want to See a Dead Body? from Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, Transparent), who stars and executive produces. Both are set for a fall debut. Hansen stars as himself in Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*. The eight-episode, half-hour comedy procedural from veteran comedy… »

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CBS TV Stations Sign On To ReachMe.TV’s New In-Airport Network

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ReachMe.TV and CBS Television Stations have sealed a 10-year exclusive partnership that will put CBS programming on ReachMe.TV’s upcoming in-airport mobile entertainment network. The deal will provide entertainment, news and sports programming, including local news, weather and sports reports provided by CBS TV Stations; programming from other divisions of CBS Corporation including digital news service Cbsn; and film and TV highlight packages from the syndicated Entertainm… »

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Bill Cosby Plans Post-Mistrial Tour On How To Avoid Sex Crimes Charges

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Less than a week after a mistrial was declared in Bill Cosby's criminal case for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, the actor shamelessly is getting ready to go on the road to teach people how to avoid being charged with sex crimes. “We have received hundreds of calls from civic organizations and churches who want to hear Mr. Cosby speak at town halls about the issue of criminal justice, how the deal he was given was taken away and the Willie Horton style ad that… »

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‘Westworld’ & ‘American Gods’ Makeup Designer On Developing Sensitivity To Grisly Research Process

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Pulling triple duty recently on HBO’s Westworld, Starz’s American Gods and Netflix original series Santa Clarita Diet, makeup effects designer Christien Tinsley has become more selective of late, in the projects he takes on and the imagery he looks at in preparation. Viewing the bloody brawls of American Gods or the hacked up bodies of Santa Clarita Diet through the lens of Tinsley’s craft, one can imagine the kind of imagery he has to look at as research, and while… »

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Fox Sets Fall 2017 Premiere Dates: ‘Empire’, New Marvel Drama ‘The Gifted’, Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Orville’ & More

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Fox is joining CBS and NBC in launching the vast majority of its fall lineup during the traditional premiere week, which this year starts on Sept. 25. As announced at the upfronts, the new Seth MacFarlane space dramedy Orville is getting a platform launch behind NFL doubleheaders. The series will debut on Sunday, Sept. 10, with two airings before the official beginning of the season, both getting an NFL boost. Orville will move into its regular Thursday 9 Pm time slot… »

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ & ‘La La Land’ Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul On Their ‘Flash’ Song – In Tune Podcast

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It would be an understatement to say that songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are on a roll this year. The duo, song collaborators ever since their days at University of Michigan, kicked off 2017 with a Golden Globe and Oscar win for their La La Land penned-tune “City of Stars,” and just 11 days ago, their Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, which was eight years in the making, took home six Tonys including best musical and a win for Pasek and Paul’s score. This season… »

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Shawn Ryan Inks New Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

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Exclusive: Shawn Ryan is staying put at Sony Pictures TV, where he has been based since 2011, with a third consecutive three-year overall deal. The new pact, which kicks in this month, had been in the works for a while and closed before last week’s departure of Sony TV presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. Ryan, one of the top showrunners on Sony TV’s roster, has two series on the air for the studio. He is co-creator, executive producer and co-showrunner of NBC… »

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Spike Sets Docuseries On Missing Ohio Women For July Premiere

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Spike TV has partnered with Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost trilogy) on Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio, an eight-hour event series about the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern Ohio. It’s set for premiere Saturday, July 22 at 9 Pm on Spike. Directed and executive produced by Berlinger, Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio tells a tragic story that has plagued the small town of Chillicothe, Oh, over the past… »

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‘The Leftovers’ Star Scott Glenn & Director Mimi Leder On Their Exposure To “The Oldest Culture On Planet Earth”

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Several weeks ago—as the series finale of HBO’s The Leftovers was about to air on the East Coast—director and executive producer Mimi Leder and star Scott Glenn were feeling nostalgic. Sitting together and reflecting back on the series an hour before a series finale event presented by Deadline, neither Glenn nor Leder could stop complimenting the other. Directing the Season 3 premiere and finale, Leder also directed the third episode of the season, “Crazy Whitefella… »

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Donald Trump Admits He Has No Tapes Of James Comey Talks, Shocking No One

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President Donald Trump, who attempted to intimidate FBI Director James Comey after sacking him, with a tweeted threat he might have recorded their conversations, this morning tweeted “kidding” — or words to that effect: With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017 …whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations… »

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‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’ Off To Ok Ratings Start, ‘The Carmichael Show’ Steady As It Awaits Renewal Decision

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NBC had a seamless transition on Wednesday, with the debut of spinoff alternative series Little Big Shots: Forever Young picking up where the Season 2 finale of mothership series Forever Young left off last week. The offshoot, featuring older performers, opened with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and 7.4 million viewers (Live+same day), in line with the 1.1 in 18-49 and 7.3 million for last Wednesday’s Lbs finale. Yes, that is about a third of the demo result and half of the… »

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