Television

A Very British Scandal producer Blueprint Television has hired Poldark exec Karen Thrussell as Head of Television. Thrussell also exec produced a number of Sarah Phelps’ BBC One Agatha Christie adaptations including And Then There Were None, Ordeal By Innocence and Witness for the Prosecution. She will oversee the Sony-backed outfit’s development and production of all TV series, having most recently
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The Netflix team played it cool Thursday as CFO Spencer Neumann attempted to reassure Wall Street that “there’s no structural change in the business that we see.” The company’s shares had plunged 20% in after-hours trading earlier Thursday, pulling media stocker down. Execs speaking on a post-earnings video Q&A shrugged off the slower than anticipated
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is teasing her upcoming return to 9-1-1. The star took to Instagram earlier this week to share photos and some teasers. “Oh Maddie how I have missed you,” she captioned some photos. “Since you’ve been gone we both have changed. But coming back together feels good,” she added.  “See you guys in
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel actress Charisma Carpenter responded to Joss Whedon’s first lengthy comments regarding allegations of misconduct leveled at him over the past year. Whedon made the remarks in an in-depth interview with New York magazine this week. About his interactions with Carpenter, who has said he called her “fat” when she
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Federation Entertainment has further expanded its European footprint by setting up in Germany with veteran execs Philipp Steffens and Julie Link. Glisk, a creatively-led production and talent management company, will focus on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high quality originals via a stable of independent studios. Both scripted and non-scripted shows will be
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Nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards are officially in, with Netflix taking the lead with 52 noms overall for titles across film and TV including The Harder They Fall, Passing, Bruised, The Upshaws and Maid. The Harder They Fall’s nominations include for Outstanding Motion Picture, where it joins fellow nominees Judas and the Black
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Netflix Format ‘Flinch’ Heads To Russia Netflix’s Jackass-style non-scripted format Flinch is to be remade for Russia’s CTC following a deal struck with Sony Pictures Television. Produced by Sony-backed Stellify Media, the original show, which aired for one series in 2019, is set on a remote farm in the hills of Ireland where brave and foolish
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Jamie Lynn Spears took a hard pass on doing a nationwide tour to promote her new book … because she’s not in it for the money … so say sources connected to her. Our sources say Britney‘s little sis was approached about doing a book tour but she was adamant it wasn’t for her. It’s
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SPOILER ALERT: This post includes some major reveals for the Season 1 finale of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.” Just when it seems Yellowjackets couldn’t get any more sinister than “Doomcoming,” the Season 1 finale proves otherwise. Hungover and exhausted from their trippy, makeshift dance, Shauna (Sophie Nélisse), Lottie (Courtney Eaton) and the rest of
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Saturday Night Live gave Peacock a pitch for a new Family Matters reboot, just after the NBC streamer dropped a trailer for its dramatic Fresh Prince series Bel-Air. The trailer-like sketch features sweeping clips of Chicago, that follow a slightly familiar figure donning bright stripes through seedy streets. Chris Redd then appears as the beloved Family
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Tonight on Saturday Night Live, Weekend Update‘s anchors addressed topics ranging from the death of Robert Durst, to the latest in the Prince Andrew Scandal, and a Sesame Street feud between Elmo and the pet rock Rocco. It was anchor Colin Jost who pointed out that Durst, “the New York real estate heir who murdered
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On Saturday, Los Angeles County passed the milestone of 28,000 Covid-related deaths, reporting 66 new deaths, as well as 41,765 new positive cases. Today’s death count is the highest  the Department of Public Health has reported in a single day since April 2, 2021, with daily deaths having increased fourfold in the course of the
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