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Liza Koshy To Star In New YouTube Red Comedy Series ‘Liza On Demand’

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YouTube has given the green light to Liza on Demand, a new comedy series toplined by digital star Liza Koshy, for a 2018 premiere on YouTube Red. Eight-episode half-hour Liza on Demand will follow the chaotic misadventures that ensue as the eponymous character takes on various gigs, tasks and odd jobs in her quest to climb the ranks. Koshy has found success on YouTube, with two channels garnering 17.3 million subscribers and more than 1.5 billion views. Koshy also will… »

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‘The Four’ Fox Reality Competition Sets Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor & Charlie Walk As Stars, Gets Premiere Date

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After a lengthy search and deal-making process, Fox has locked in the four-person panel of experts for its new singing competition reality series The Four: Battle for Stardom. Sean "Diddy" Combs, producer DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk have sign on to headline the series, which will premiere on January 4 and air Thursdays at 8 Pm. As expected, The Four will beat to air ABC’s reboot of former Fox mega hit American Idol, which… »

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White House Celebrates Donald Trump For Not Acknowledging Sexual Assault Claims

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Al Franken admitted to the claim made against him by Leanne Tweeden, whereas President Donald Trump has stoutly denied all claims made by at least a dozen women that he groped or sexually assaulted them, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders boasted at Friday’s presser. Sanders got plastered with questions about the many sexual impropriety allegations against Trump that came out in the wake of his “Grab ’em By The P*ssy” video, released during the… »

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‘Suits’ Spinoff: Simon Kassianides Joins Potential Gina Torres-Toplined Offshoot

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Exclusive: Simon Kassianides has been cast opposite Gina TorresRebecca Rittenhouse and Morgan Spector in USA Network's proposed Suits spinoff. British actor Kassianides will guest star in the Season 7 Suits finale, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for a possible spinoff. He is expected to be a series regular should the project goes to series. The potential Suits offshoot, which stems from an idea by Torres, is centered on her Suits character, the powerhouse lawyer… »

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Fox And Viacom Lead Media Stock Rally Sparked By Merger Speculation

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On a day when the Dow 30, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq all posted modest declines, media stocks staged a rally fueled by a flurry of merger speculation, with Viacom and Fox seeing the biggest gains. Viacom, a day removed from reporting mixed quarterly earnings and suffering further blows to its share price, had its stock shoot up more than 10% to finish at $26.15. 21st Century Fox, whose entertainment assets have been the subject of interest from Disney, Comcast and reportedly… »

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Kat Dennings To Star In Hulu Pilot ‘Dollface’; ‘I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless Producing

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Exclusive: Kat Dennings has found her next series vehicle after 2 Broke Girls. She is set to star in Dollface for Hulu. She plays a young woman who, after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, must metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind. Jordan Weiss is the writer, creator and executive producer. Veep‘s Stephanie Laing will direct the pilot and be a producer. 2 Broke Girls ended last May after six seasons and set… »

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‘Transparent’ Writer Says Jeffrey Tambor Accusers Told “Their Truth” & Series Should Not “Be Taken Down” By Actor

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Just hours after a second transgender member of the Transparent cast and crew came forward with accusations of sexual harassment against star Jeffrey Tambor, a transgender writer and producer on the Emmy winning series as said she supports the duo. Our Lady J is also proclaiming that she believes the actor should exit the Amazon show, as seeming does GLAAD. "Thank you for your leadership, Trace," said Our Lady J <a… »

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Agent Cameron Mitchell Is Out At CAA; He Says Sexual Harassment Allegations “False”

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Exclusive: CAA and agent Cameron Mitchell, outed as an alleged serial sexual harasser by actress Demi Mann in a lawsuit, have parted ways, effective immediately. Mitchall has denied the allegations and said that they are “not only false but egregious.” Mann’s suit, filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Mitchell made promises to be her mentor and agent after meeting her at a local Coffee Bean. She claims that was a mere ploy to have sex with… »

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‘Doctor Who’ Sneak Peek: Peter Capaldi Makes Final Appearance In Special

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“You know who I am,” says the good Doctor in this sneak peek at Twice Upon a Time, the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special. “You knew me the minute you saw me.” Watch the clip below. Arriving on Christmas Day on BBC America, the holiday episode features Peter Capaldi — the current and outgoing Time Lord — and Game of ThronesDavid Bradley, who plays the earlier incarnation of the doctor once played by the late William Hartnell. In this new clip of the special… »

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FX To Develop ‘Highway 59’ Crime Drama Series Based On Attica Locke’s Book ‘Bluebird, Bluebird’

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In a competitive situation with multiple bidders, FX has bought a pitch for Highway 59, a drama series based on Attica Locke’s new novel Bluebird, Bluebird from 3 Arts Entertainment. The book, set in Locke’s native East Texas, is the first of a trilogy published by Little Brown Company. Locke will write the series adaptation of her novel, which centers on Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger who knows too well that when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its… »

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Deadline’s Podcast New Hollywood: Race-Specific Characters & ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ With Sinqua Walls

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In the inaugural episode of Deadline’s New Hollywood podcast, we welcome actor Sinqua Walls, who has been seen in Power, Once Upon a Time and Friday Night Lights. On the film side, he appears in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed The 15:17 To Paris. In addition to talking about his mellow experience working with the Oscar-winning Eastwood, Walls talks about working with Courtney Kemp on Power and being a black actor portraying Sir Lancelot on Once Upon a Time. As for… »

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NBC Buys Comedy From Joe Port, Joe Wiseman & Kapital Entertainment

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NBC has put in development a relationship comedy from the Me, Myself & I team of co-executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV. Written by comedy veterans Port and Wiseman, the comedy centers on a 20-something woman and a 40-something guy who get into a go-nowhere relationship that unexpectedly goes somewhere, bringing their generationally divided friends and family along for the ride. Port and Wiseman executive… »

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Jenji Kohan Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

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Netflix has signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Jenji Kohan, who is behind two hit series for the Internet network, Orange Is the New Black and Glow. Weeds creator Kohan is the latest A-list showrunner to make Netflix her creative home, joining Shonda Rhimes. Under the pact, she will produce new original series and other projects. Kohan created and executive produces Orange is The New Black, which helped put Netflix on the original series map and continues to be one… »

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‘Mad Men’s Marti Noxon Speaks Out Against Matthew Weiner: “I Believe Kater Gordon”

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Marti Noxon, who was a consulting producer on AMC’s Mad Men, says she believes the sexual harassment allegations made by Kater Gordon against Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. In a series of 12 tweets, Noxon outlined her case in support of Gordon. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer exec producer calls Weiner an “emotional terrorist” and that the Mad Men cast and crew “regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere.” Last week, Gordon, an Emmy-winning Mad Men… »

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ABC Buys Small-Town Family Comedy From ‘Life In Pieces’ Duo

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ABC has given a script commitment to an untitled single-camera comedy from Life in Pieces duo Lesley Wake Webster and Jason Winer and his Small Dog Picture Company. 20th Century Fox TV, where Small Dog is based, is the studio. Written by Wake Webster, the comedy is set in small-town Kentucky and centers on an overly idealistic young woman who experiences a delayed coming-of-age, guided by her freewheeling, larger-than-life father. It’s told in flashback as she testifies… »

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Al Franken Accuser Reads Letter Of Apology She Received, On ‘The View’

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Al Franken's accuser told The Ladies of The View on Friday that, as she was in the dressing room getting ready to appear on the show, she had received a note from the Minnesota senator, apologizing again for the rehearsal kiss and the photo that happened in 2006 when they were on a Uso tour. "He'd reached out, would like to talk to me personally," radio host Leeann Tweeden said, adding,  "I will," when asked. One day earlier, Tweeden charged the former Saturday Night Live… »

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‘Beat Bugs: All Together Now’ Trailer: First Look At Josh Wakely’s Netflix Special

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We’re getting a first look at Josh Wakely’s Beat Bugs: All Together Now, a 48-minute special set to premiere Tuesday, November 21 on Netflix. Inspired by Wakely’s Emmy-winning animated kids series, Beat Bugs: All Together Now brings together some of the show’s most beloved characters as they venture outside the garden to attend a prestigious talent show. The special features an original cover of "Here Comes the Sun" by Yusuf/Cat Stevens and other original covers including… »

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Fox Chairman Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board Of Directors

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Dana Walden, Chairman & CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s Board of Directors. She succeeds Randy Freer, former president and COO of Fox Networks Group, who was named Hulu CEO following Mike Hopkins departure last month. The makeup of the board of Hulu, which is co-owned by 21st Century Fox, Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, consists of three seats for Fox, held by Peter Rice, Walden and Brian Sullivan, and three for Disney, Kevin Mayer, Ben Sherwood. Bruce… »

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CBS’ Paired ‘The Big Bang Theory’ And ‘Sheldon’ Dominate Flat Thursday

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While NBC ruled ratings Thursday with NFL football, CBS dominated non-pigskin programming. The night’s top two entertainment shows, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (2.6 demo rating, 13.2 million total viewers) and Young Sheldon (2.1, 11.7M), experienced slight slippage week to week, and the net’s 10 Pm rookie S.W.A.T. (0.9, 6.22M) has shed another tenth in demo rating. ABC’s Shonda Rhimes winter finales churned up nothing dramatic, ratings-wise anyway, with Grey’s Anatomy (1.8… »

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‘Still The King’ Billy Ray Cyrus Comedy Series Canceled By Cmt After 2 Seasons

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Cmt has opted not to pick up a third season of scripted comedy Still The King starring Billy Ray Cyrus. Still the King, Cmt’s first original scripted series, was a breakout, with its 2016 debut marking the network's highest-rated original series premiere at the time with more than 4.7 million total viewers in Live+3 across three Viacom networks. Its second season aired this past summer. Under the new Viacom leadership, Cmt, a reinforcing brand in the new structure, has… »

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