Television

Disney’s movie and television studios including Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, 20th Century Studios and Disney Branded Television revealed plenty of news at the D23 Expo, which ran September 9-11 at the Disneyland-adjacent Anaheim Convention Center. Highlights included panels loaded with cast and creatives behind almost every big
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Weight of the world got you down? Feeling jaded about love? Escape into a world of romance by rediscovering some classics and/or recent gems you may have missed. Here are just a few to get you going. There’s something for everyone on this list — comedies, period pieces, musicals, fantasy, and more! Somewhere In Time
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Marvel Studios took the wraps off its first TV special, the Halloween-themed Werewolf by Night, at Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday, unveiling a trailer and revealing that the special will premiere October 7. Watch the trailer above and see the key art poster below. Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly star in the special, shot in
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Indian streamer Disney+ Hotstar has struck another deal with Bollywood director, producer and talkshow host Karan Johar, a highlight of its latest content slate revealed today at the D23 expo. The agreement with Johar will comprise season eight of talkshow Koffee with Karan and drama series Showtime. Koffee with Karan has run since 2004, originally on Star
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This week’s 20 Questions On Deadline guest is Rachel Bloom. The multi-hyphenate Bloom first found fame as co-creator and star of the musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which she won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award. In this chat covering how to deal with the pain of rejection, a creepy
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The Handmaid’s Tale is closing in on its endgame at Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, hit drama series has been renewed for a sixth — and final — season. “It’s been a very, very, very luxurious time that I’ve had to think about what happens at the end of this story and exactly how
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In a few days Kenan Thompson will host his first Primetime Emmys show, but he’s not afraid of an ‘Oscar slap’, he says. Speaking at an Emmy preview event in LA on Wednesday night, the SNL comic reflected on the infamous physical clash between Oscars host Chris Rock and Will Smith, and on the pitfalls
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AMC Networks is consolidating its distribution and affiliate operations with ad sales, promoting Kim Kelleher to the new role of chief commercial officer. Josh Reader, who joined AMC Networks in 2011 and has been president of distribution and development since 2019, is exiting the company. He had previously informed top execs of his plan to
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Bernard Shaw, one of the anchors who put CNN on the map, has died from pneumonia … according to his family. His family announced his passing Thursday morning, and said the pneumonia was unrelated to COVID-19. When CNN launched in 1980, Shaw was the network’s first chief anchor, and famously anchored presidential debates, and especially
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Dancing with the Stars is logging a couple of firsts in its 31st season. Chief among them: a new digital home, a significant star from a competing broadcast network and its first-ever drag queen competitor. Actor and Performer D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, who was the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of RuPaul’s Drag
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Two past winners, both considered upsets in their respective victories, are back to square off against four veteran stars looking for their first win in this category. Three of the nominees are on their last chance for their popular series but, with no one from last year mucking things up, this race looks too close
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The BBC has unveiled its first Diversity & Inclusion Director, with L’Oréal (UK & Ireland) diversity exec Chinny Okolidoh taking on the role. Okolidoh will oversee the development and implementation of initiatives related to on-air and production, talent representation, commissioning guidelines, diversity and inclusion training programmes and metrics to measure progress. She will work with
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Erin Moriarty is calling out the “misogynistic trolling” she has experienced by some fans who watch Amazon’s The Boys. The actor portrays the character of Annie January, Starlight, who has been heavily criticized. Moriarty took to Instagram where she shared an article titled “#IStandWithStarlight?: The betrayal of Erin Moriarty by The Boys ‘fans’.” The article
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EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation Entertainment TV is developing a limited series based on R.O. Kwon’s critically acclaimed novel The Incendiaries. The series will be written by Lisa Randolph (Jessica Jones, Star Trek: Discovery) and directed by Kogonada (Pachinko, After Yang). FilmNation Entertainment will produce in association with Wishmore Entertainment. The project is currently being shopped around. The Incendiaries
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BBC Chair Richard Sharp has said MacTaggart lecturer Emily Maitlis was “completely wrong” to say due process was not followed after her now-infamous Dominic Cummings Newsnight rant, and rubbished her claim that a Conservative Party agent sits on the BBC Board. Maitlis, who has now left the BBC and is fronting a Global podcast, made the comments
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As President Joe Biden, the January 6th Committee and a number of longtime conservatives sound the alarm over the threat to American democracy, the latest Frontline, debuting on Tuesday on PBS, examines the warning signs. The two-hour season premiere, Lies, Politics and Democracy, digs into Donald Trump’s influence and grip over the Republican party. The
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