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‘Gotham’ Ratings Surge For Fox On Multi-Platform Viewing

The realities of the 21st century television landscape have served a story first set in the late 1930 very very well. A month after its premiere, Fox's freshman Gotham has hit a total multi-platform audience of 22.2 million, according to the network. Show More Summary

Miles Fisher Joins ‘Man Seeking Woman'; Michael Liu In ‘Sin City Saints’

Miles Fisher (Final Destination) has booked a multi-episode recurring role opposite Jay Baruchel on FX comedy Man Seeking Woman, from Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. Described as a sweet and absurd look at the life-and-death stakes of dating, it centers on Josh Greenberg (Baruchel), a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Emmy Winning Music Director Ian Fraser

The 11-time Emmy winner, Television Academy Peer Group Governor and music director for the 1995 Henry Mancini/Leslie Bricusse Broadway adaptation of Victor/Victoria died at home Friday in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer.Show More Summary

‘Agent X’ Drama Starring Sharon Stone Picked Up To Series By TNT

TNT has never had as much pickup activity as it has in the past two months with no programming topper. The network just gave a series order to action drama Agent X co-starring Sharon Stone TNT has given a greenlight to Agent X, a spirited action-drama starring Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire) and Sharon Stone (Casino). Show More Summary

‘POTUS’ Drama About U.S. President Corrupted By Power Set At Fox With Howard Gordon Producing

Amidst a tumultuous second term for President Barack Obama who is facing an uphill battle at the midterm elections next week, comes POTUS, a drama project in development at Fox from Homeland and 24 executive producer Howard Gordon. Described...Show More Summary

‘Bad Judge’ & ‘A to Z’ Cancelled By NBC, Will Finish Original 13-Episode Orders

Following another set of underwhelming numbers last night, NBC has pulled the plug on Thursday freshman comedies Bad Judge and A to Z. Neither comedy got traction on what has been a challenging night for NBC, most recently logging a 0.9 and 0.7 Live+Same Day ratings. Both series will remain in their slots and complete their 13-episode ordiginal…

Halloween Horror: Pete Hammond’s Top Three Fright Classics (Video)

Saw is getting a major theatrical re-release in light of its 10th anniversary  and the fact that today is Halloween. It is one of the few pure horror titles, after last week's Ouija and Annabelle  a couple of weeks ago, that is out there in theaters for the holiday. Show More Summary

John Carpenter Q&A: Why ‘Halloween’ Didn’t Need Sequels & What Scares The Master Of Horror

John Carpenter keeps his office in a converted hillside Hollywood home, on a quiet tree-lined street evocative of the sleepy suburb Michael Myers terrorized in 1978's Halloween. Inside, the walls are lined with memories marking Carpenter's...Show More Summary

Cable One Says It’s Doing Just Fine After Dropping Viacom Channels

This could be disquieting for Viacom, even though Cable One — owned by Graham Holdings Co. — is a small fry in the cable playground. Cable One made noise in April when it stopped carrying 15 Viacom channels saying that they had become too expensive with programming that's too easy to find online. Show More Summary

NBC Assessing ‘Space Race’ After Virgin Galactic Crash Kills One Pilot, Seriously Injures Another

NBC says it's assessing the situation with Mark Burnett after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft crashed today in the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. The fatal accident occurred one year afterShow More Summary

OSCARS: 134 Pics Vie For Best Feature Documentary

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its list of 134 film vying for the Best Feature Documentary at the Academy Awards in February. They are: Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Algorithms Alive...Show More Summary

Deadline’s The Contenders Set To Kick Off Awards Season Saturday

Awards season officially begins in earnest on Saturday with the sold out all-day event, The Contenders Presented By Deadline. This fourth annual showcase for the major Oscar hopefuls is expected, as usual, to draw large numbers of Academy...Show More Summary

‘Midnight Rider': New Photos Show Crew On Train Tracks Before Sarah Jones Death

Never-before-seen photos show the last known images of Midnight Rider camera assistant Sarah Jones on the Georgia set where she lost her life in February. In one, Jones (in green) is seen slating a shot with actor William Hurt lying in the hospital bed that later was laid across train tracks and struck, leaving Jones dead and several others injured. Show More Summary

‘Limitless’ Drama Based On Movie From Bradley Cooper, Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci Set At CBS

Another movie is eyeing a series follow-up this development season. CBS has handed a pilot production commitment to Limitless, based on Relativity's hit 2011 feature starring and executive produced by Bradley Cooper. He will executive...Show More Summary

Channing Tatum’s ‘X-Men’ Character ‘Gambit’ Spinoff Gets Scribe

EXCLUSIVE: In a move that makes official that the X-Men character Gambit is getting his own spinoff movie with Channing Tatum as the card-savvy protagonist, Fox has set Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer to write the screenplay. The studioShow More Summary

Oh, Henry! Disney Chasing Hearththrobs For Next ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’

The hot role to be had at Disney right now is Henry in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Here are the actors I'm hearing who are being courted to test for the dashing young lead (others might be added):  Kingsman: The...Show More Summary

Big Media Shot Itself In The Foot By Selling Shows To Netflix: Analyst

Major studio and network owners' decision to sell shows to Netflix may go down as one of the biggest strategic blunders they've ever made if Bernstein Research's Todd Juenger's compelling report today is correct. Like a lot of analysts,...Show More Summary

Feature-Hungry Netflix Courts Weinstein Marketing Head Stephen Bruno

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Bruno, the well regarded head of marketing for The Weinstein Company, has been offered a lucrative position to take a leadership post in marketing at Netflix. It comes at a time when the subscription service's commitment...Show More Summary

Pilots ‘Knifeman’ & ‘Galyntine’ Not Going Forward At AMC

AMC has passed on pilots Knifeman and Galyntine. This marks three consecutive drama pilots at AMC not to go forward, following the pass to Line of Sight in March. It has been 15 months since the network last picked up a pilot to series...Show More Summary

‘Riddick’s David Twohy To Direct Relativity Sci-Fier ‘Replay’

EXCLUSIVE: Riddick helmer David Twohy has been tapped to direct time travel pic Replay at Relativity, I'm hearing. This is the previously untitled sci-fi script that the studio snapped up in July from screenwriter Joe Gazzam, who sold action-thriller Shadow Run to Sony and is scripting the Cliffhanger remake for Neal Moritz and StudioCanal. Show More Summary

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