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‘Saturday Night Live’ To Continue Airing Live Coast To Coast

Live coast-to-coast is working well for Saturday Night Live. NBC's multi-Emmy winner will air live simultaneously around the country beginning with the season 43 premiere on September 30, with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. Each episode will air live at: 11:30 p.m. Show More Summary

T-Mobile And Sprint Shares Rise On Report Of “Active Talks” About A Merger

Shares of Sprint and T-Mobile are up in mid-day trading following a CNBC report that the companies are in “active talks” about a merger. They’re said to be looking at a stock-for-stock deal that would leave T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom in control of the combined company with T-Mobile’s colorful CEO John Legere running operations. Show More Summary

‘The Deuce’ Renewed For Season 2 At HBO

Just days after its Season 1 premiere, HBO has renewed its praised drama series The Deuce for a second season. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the show is titled after the local slang for New York's fabled 42nd Street. Show More Summary

Aidan Gillen To Play Dave Allen For BBC; HBO Nordic Orders ‘Gosta’; Anna Friel Flits To ITV’s ‘Butterfly’ – Global Briefs

BBC Two has ordered Dave Allen At Peace, a dramatization of the life and career of the Irishman who was once considered Britain’s most controversial comedian. Game Of Thrones and Peaky Blinders‘ Aidan Gillen is set to star. The biopic...Show More Summary

‘Fall In Love’: Will This Virtual Reality Program Make You Fall In Love?

Tool of North America, Mark Zuckerberg-owned Oculus and director Kevin Cornish today are launching an experiential virtual reality effort, Fall in Love VR, which was inspired by The New York Times‘ article “The 36 Questions That Lead...Show More Summary

‘Croods 2’ Back On Dreamworks Animation’s Schedule; Studio Teams With Jason Blum For ‘Spooky Jack’

Dreamworks Animation's The Croods 2 is back on the release calendar. Originally dated for the end of this year, but then pulled when the Universal acquisition of DWA took place, the sequel to the cave people toon will now debut on Sept. Show More Summary

Will Paramount Replace Chinese Slate Partner With U.S. $$$? Dallas-Based Investors Circling

EXCLUSIVE: In a move that sounds imminent and which might steer at least one major Hollywood studio away from looking for slate financing partners in the perilous pond that is Mainland China, Paramount Pictures is in serious talks on a new slate funding deal with a consortium of investors led by a Dallas billionaire, sources said. Show More Summary

Herb Scannell Tapped To Be CEO Of Mitú, Latino-Focused Video Producer

Mitú, an English-language digital channel that targets young Latinos, may turn some heads today with the announcement of its new CEO: It landed Herb Scannell, a well-known exec from his history as president of Nickelodeon, co-founder...Show More Summary

Oscars: France Enters Robin Campillo’s ‘BPM’ In Foreign Language Race

France has selected Robin Campillo's BPM (120 Battements Par Minute) as its submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The selection committee had whittled the final shortlist down to three titles and today announced that the AIDS activist drama would be the entry. Show More Summary

Amazon Studios Inks Overall Deal With ‘Stranger Things’ Writer Justin Doble

In pursuing its new goal of launching the next big genre drama hit of the size of Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Stranger Things, Amazon has been recruiting key auspices from these series. Following a big overall deal with The...Show More Summary

‘Shark Tank’s Daymond John Inks With Gersh

Gersh has reeled in a shark. The agency said today that it has signed FUBU entrepreneur and Shark Tank veteran Daymond John for representation in television, film, social media and other transmedia. An original cast member of the four-time...Show More Summary

CAA Signs TIFF Rising Star Jessie Buckley; Primary Wave Signs ‘Human Traces’ Vinnie Bennett

EXCLUSIVE: Two young stars have just been signed out of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Jessie Buckley, who stars in the film Beast which just premiered at the TIFF and was among those named by the festival as one of the rising stars, has signed with CAA. Show More Summary

David Tennant & Elisabeth Moss’ ‘Mad To Be Normal’ Headed To Samuel Goldwyn Films

Mad to Be Normal, the biopic about 1960s celebrity psychologist R.D. Laing that stars David Tennant and newly minted Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The pic written and directed by David MullenShow More Summary

Comedy Central’s ‘The Opposition With Jordan Klepper’ Announces Team Of Citizen Journalists

Comedy Central’s upcoming late-night series The Opposition with Jordan Klepper has rounded out their team of citizen journalists. Niccole Thurman will join previously announced Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, and Kobi...Show More Summary

‘Star Wars’ Will Receive Promotional Help From Tie-Ins With Six Major Brands

Six major brands including General Mills, Nissan, Verizon, and Vizio hope to feel The Force in December when Disney releases Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The companies plus fashion designer Christian Louboutin and health technology maker...Show More Summary

Zefr Taps Fox Networks Group’s Toby Byrne As President

Zefr, a technology company that provides contextual targeting solutions for brands advertising on YouTube, has named Toby Byrne, former head of ad sales for Fox Networks Group, as President. In his new role, Byrne will lead the overall direction of Zefr's marketing and sales organizations. Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly To Matt Lauer On His Firing From Fox News & Sexual Harassment Claims: “This Was A Hit Job”

Bill O’Reilly spoke out about his firing from Fox News Channel as well as sexual harassment allegations filed against him in an interview with Matt Lauer Tuesday morning on Today. O’Reilly was on the show to plug his new book Killing...Show More Summary

Senator McCain Congratulates ‘Morning Joe’ For “10 Years Of Fake News”

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist celebrated the 10th anniversary pf MSNBC’s Morning Joe program Tuesday by taking over Saturday Night Live‘s legendary Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center, in a live telecast with a studio...Show More Summary

CBS Winning Battle For Australia’s Ten Network

It got a little hairy, and it cost a little more, but it looks like CBS has been able to secure Australia’s Ten Network following a last-minute challenge mounted by Fox Co-Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and entrepreneur Bruce Gordon. Creditors...Show More Summary

‘Lockwood & Co’: Big Talk Prods To Adapt Spooky YA Detective Series For Television

EXCLUSIVE: London-based Big Talk Productions has optioned the best-selling Lockwood & Co series with plans to adapt the books for television. The supernatural adventure stories are written by Jonathan Stroud, and the deal comes as the...Show More Summary

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