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Nicolle Wallace To Host New 4 Pm Weekday Show On MSNBC

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NBC News political analyst and former The View co-host Nicolle Wallace is expanding her role with the network as host of a new weekday program set to premiere in May. The show, based in New York, will take over the 4-5 Pm Et timeslot, replacing the 4 Pm edition of MSNBC Live currently hosted by political correspondent Steve Kornacki. As host, Wallace will tackle the latest political developments and conduct newsmaker interviews, according to the network. MSNBC says… »

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Set To Honor ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

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Vin Diesel and other Fast & Furious franchise cast will be on hand at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards to pick up this year’s Generation Award, a trophy that typically goes to an individual performer. The Generation Award has, for 25 years, been handed to an actor for a body of work that “speaks directly to the MTV audience.” Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam… »

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Netflix Commissions Second German Production ‘Dogs Of Berlin’

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Netflix has greenlit its second German original series, Dogs of Berlin, the company announced on Friday. The 10-episode series, created by Christian Alvart, will launch in 2018 to subscribers. Later this year, Netflix is airing German-language supernatural family series Dark. Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them… »

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‘The President Show’ Inaugurates New Term On Comedy Central

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The President Show officially joined Comedy Central’s late-night administration last night, with an inaugural presentation of what looks like it might be a recurring routine. “This is our very first desk piece, called ‘Nice/Not Nice,'” said Anthony Atamanuik with the Donald Trump impersonation that’s made him famous and landed him the weekly Comedy Central gig. The bit’s premise was simple enough, as Trump divides the world into good and bad and makes jokes about both… »

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James Corden Can’t Escape Kurt Russell In Funny ‘Late Late Show’ Bit

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Somehow you just knew that Kurt Russell would be the type of guy’s guy who’d punch your arm as a greeting. On last night’s Late Late Show with James Corden, Russell took the gag and ran with it, putting Corden through some increasingly bruising encounters. Ok, so the bit’s not exactly unpredictable, particularly the end, but Russell and Corden really go for broke. Well done. Check it out above. Later in the show, Russell continued being a good sport as fellow guest Thomas… »

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‘Z: The Beginning Of Everything’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon

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Updated with quotes: Amazon has renewed Z: The Beginning of Everything for a second season. “We’re truly thrilled,” said star and executive producer Christina Ricci tonight at Deadline’s AwardsLine panel on the show at the Hollywood Athletic Club, just hours after the renewal was confirmed. “It’s such a rich history and their story is so fascinating. It should be a pretty exciting second season.” As for what’s coming up in Season 2, Ricci said they’d just gotten news of… »

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Sean Hannity Could Leave Fox News If Murdochs Don’t Back Besieged Co-Prez Bill Shine

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He is the last man standing at Fox News Channel but Sean Hannity could walk if his long time friend and increasingly besieged Fnc co-President Bill Shine doesn't start seeing some support from the Murdoch family. "Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he's holding a lot of chits there right now too," says a source close to the corridors of the Avenue of the Americas located cable newser. "If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that… »

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‘Dear White People’ Review: TV Series Based Movie Is Funny & Moving

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In this age of reboots, revivals, sequels, retreads and resets, it’s rare to find a project that meets the measure of its first version. But Dear White People is just such a rarity, and incredibly funny too. As I say in my video review above, the crisp comedy of sorts about Ivy League activism, discrimination and identity discovery is highly recommendable. Launching tonight on Netflix, the 10-episode small screen version of Justin Simien’s big-screen satire is actually… »

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‘Bachelor’ Alum Chris Soules’ Lawyers Insist He Didn’t Leave Scene Of Fatal Accident

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The legal team for former The Bachelor star Chris Soules, who is charged with leaving the scene of an accident that killed a tractor driver in rural Iowa on Monday, is challenging that allegation. Attorneys from the Des Moines firm Parrish Kruidenier are pointing to Soules’ 911 call after the crash and say he remained at the scene “until emergency medical personnel arrived.” The pickup truck Soules was driving rear-ended a tractor driven by Kenneth Mosher and sent it into… »

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Bet Greenlights New Series From Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes & More – Upfronts

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Bet Networks has unveiled its 2017-18 programming slate at its annual Upfront presentation in New York. The lineup  includes a new scripted dramedy from Kevin Hart, new late-night comedy shows from Steve Harvey, Wanda Sykes and Chris Rock (previously announced), and a new unscripted relationship series Love Room from the producers of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. Bet also greenlighted The Bobby Brown Story miniseries as a follow-up to its hit The New Edition Story, and… »

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Warner Bros. TV Ups Peter Girardi To Dual Evp Roles

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Peter Girardi has been promoted to Evp of Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, and Alternative Programming at WB Animation. In the newly created position, Girardi will have oversight of day-to-day operations at Blue Ribbon, while also spearheading alternative programming at WB Animation. He’ll report to Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. As Evp Blue Ribbon Content and the number two exec under… »

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AMC Networks’ Josh Sapan Made $30.5M In 2016, Up 72.4%, Proxy Shows

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AMC Networks shares lost 29.9% of their value last year — but due to a quirk in the way it had to report compensation you wouldn’t know that from the package for CEO Josh Sapan. The proxy statement it just filed at the SEC shows him with $30.5 million, up 72.4%. Much of the increase is due to a shift in AMC’s pay strategy to offer performance stock units as opposed to cash. That boosted the tally because the SEC requires companies to report the cash awards in the year… »

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‘Shooter’: Patrick Sabongui, Troy Garity & Jaina Lee Ortiz Set To Recur In Season 2

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Patrick Sabongui (Homeland), Troy Garity (Ballers) and Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood) are set for recurring roles opposite Ryan Phillippe on the second season of USA Network’s breakout drama series Shooter. Based on the best-selling novels by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Season 2 follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of… »

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NFL Players Union Stands In Solidarity With WGA As Strike Looms

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The NFL Players Association has weighed in on the threatened writers strike, urging management's AMPTP to "negotiate in good faith towards a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement that reflects the hard work of thousands of writers." "There is no question that the AMPTP employers can afford to make a reasonable deal,” the leaders of the players union said in a letter sent today to AMPTP president Carol Lombardini and obtained by Deadline (read it below). “The… »

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‘The Reykjavik Confessions’: Buccaneer Media, Balt Kormakur’s Rvk Studios Plot True Crime Drama

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Exclusive: Marcella producer Buccaneer Media and Baltasar Kormakur's Rvk Studios have pacted to co-produce The Reykjavik Confessions. An English-language dramatization of one of Iceland's most mysterious murder investigations, it has John Brownlow (The Miniaturist, Fleming) attached to write. The story is based on the 1974 case in which two men vanished in the barren outskirts of Iceland's capital 10 months apart, After six months of unsuccessfully trying to pin the… »

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‘Timeless’ Ep Eric Kripke On The Moment He Realized He Was Telling A James Bond Story — AwardsLine Screening Series

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“That's what's so interesting about the show, is all of these storylines, and all of the historical components are really reflections, and a mirror to the characters finding out more about themselves,” Timeless star Abigail Spencer reflected last night, discussing the human element behind NBC’s time travel drama. “It's really just a journey for each of these human beings to find out what they're made of, and what they're not made of—their mettle, and their foibles, and… »

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TruTV’s Andrea Savage Comedy ‘I’m Sorry’ Casts Up With Kathy Baker, Martin Mull

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Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin and Martin Mull are among the recurring cast newly set for I’m Sorry, Andrea Savage’s upcoming scripted comedy for TruTV. I’m Sorry stars writer/creator Savage (Veep) as a comedy writer/wife/mom “who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations,” per Turner’s TruTV. Set for recurring roles are Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams… »

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‘Wag The Dog’ Comedy Series In Works At HBO

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HBO is teaming with Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro on a small screen version of Wag the Dog. The premium cabler and Oscar winner Levinson are developing the 1997 political satire, which Levinson produced and directed and De Niro starred, as a half-hour comedy series. It hails from Warner Bros. TV, whose sibling New Line Cinema produced the original feature. HBO describes the series as “an ode to the classic film, but moving the weapons of mass distraction beyond… »

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Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Episode #2: Fyc Emmy Campaigns, ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘American Gods’

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As the town holds its collective breath over a potential writers' strike next week, TV Talk returns for another week of small-screen spiel. On deck with Deadline’s Awards Editor (Pete) and Senior Editor, Chief TV Critic (Dominic) are those sometimes overwhelming Fyc campaigns of events, billboards, swag and screeners that can spin your Emmy head around. Has it all become too much? Do the efforts need to be leaner and smarter? You might be surprised what we think. We also… »

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Jesse Eisenberg To Star In, Write & Direct Comedy TV Series In Works At Bad Robot

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Exclusive: Jesse Eisenberg has teamed with J.J. AbramsBad Robot Prods. for The Market, a half-hour single-camera comedy series project, which Eisenberg is writing and will be starring in and directing. Warner Bros. TV, where Bad Robot is based, is the studio. The Market centers on the recently widowed Harold Katzman who moves to Pittsburgh to live with his adult son, Stan (Eisenberg). Both men simultaneously lose their jobs due to the changing American economy and are… »

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