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Shakeup at NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’

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“A shakeup is going on behind the scenes of NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,'” The Hollywood reporter’s Live Feed reports. “The late-night talk show’s longtime head writer A.D. Miles is leaving his post after eight years of working...

Biographical TV Series About the Grateful Dead in the Works for Amazon

A biographical TV series about the Grateful Dead is being developed by Amazon, reports Mike Fleming Jr. for Deadline. It will be “written by Jonathan Herman, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his ‘Straight Outta Compton’ script about the formation...

CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller on Leave of Absence After Mild Heart Attack

“CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller will take a leave of absence from the network after suffering a mild heart attack,” reports our friend Daniel Holloway in Variety. The story continues, “In a note to staff Wednesday, Geller said that he is ‘on track...

Fox News Is Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination

The Fox News Channel has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that two black women who work at the channel have been subjected to “relentless” racial hostility over a period of years. The AP reports that the alleged hostility came...

New Rules: No Cellphones Backstage at Oscars for PwC Accountants

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented new rules in the wake of the big mixup with the presentation of the Best Picture Oscar at the recent awards ceremony. The AP reports that academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs...

TV Station Group Launches National Investigative News Unit

One of the largest privately owned television station groups in the country is launching a national investigative unit. B&C reports that Raycom Media launched the unit Tuesday. It will be led by veteran investigative reporter Lee Zurik from WVUE-TV in...

The Latest Group Not Attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: The White House Staff

The White House staff won’t be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, explaining that the move is a gesture of “solidarity” with Donald Trump, USA Today reports. The White House Correspondents’ Association announced the decision Tuesday. “WHCA president Jeff...

ABC Cancels Drama Series

ABC has taken the ax to a drama series, bucking a trend in which the broadcast networks have been showing more patience than usual with underperforming shows this season. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network pulled the...

DISH Network and Hearst TV Remain in a Stalemate — and It Just Gets Nastier

The stalemate between Hearst Television and the DISH Network over retransmission fees has stretched to 26 days, with tvanswerman.com reporting that no end appears to be in sight — and in fact, the two sides appear to be digging in.....

Emmy-Nominated Cinematographer Dies — He Shot ‘Kojak,’ ‘St. Elsewhere’ and Many Other Shows

A cinematographer who received five Primetime Emmy nominations, including three for his work on the 1970s cop drama “Kojak,” has died. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Sol Negrin died unexpectedly on Tuesday. Negrin was 88. Along with...

Offbeat Comedy Series Gets Another Season

A sitcom whose premise and subject matter are decidedly askew will be back for another season. Netflix announced today that it has picked up “Santa Clarita Diet” for season two. The series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a...

NBC Making a Major Change to How It Covers the Olympics

When NBC carries the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, for the first time ever at a Winter Olympics the network will broadcast the Games live across all time zones. “Whether daytime, primetime or late night, all U.S. viewers...

Report: Turmoil Behind the Scenes at ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

The natives are restless on ABC’s “GMA,” and at the center of it all is Michael Strahan, according to a report by The New York Post’s Page Six. The report quotes a source saying other “Good Morning America” talking heads...

Comedy Series to Wrap After Six Seasons

A popular comedy series will be coming to an end after six seasons — and after already having been canceled once before. Entertainment Weekly reports that “The Mindy Project,” which just aired its season five finale Tuesday, will return for...

With a Major TV Role Looming, Michelle Pfeiffer Explains Her Disappearance From Hollywood

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is about to resurface on television, but in case you were wondering where she’s been, she explained her absence from Hollywood in a new feature published by Interview magazine. The three-time Oscar nominee, known for her knockout...

Dylan Will Stop by to Pick Up His Nobel Prize After All

The clock is still ticking on that lecture Bob Dylan is required to give to be eligible to receive the prize money that comes with his Nobel Prize for Literature — about $900,000. Dylan has until June 10 to deliver...

‘Parks and Rec’ Stars Reunite for New NBC Series

Two of the stars of NBC’s perennial Emmy nominee “Parks and Recreation” are headed back to the network with a new series. NBC announced a six-episode order for “The Handmade Project,” a competition series from Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman....

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Handcraft Their Return to NBC With Six-Episode Order for ‘The Handmade Project’

Press release from NBC, March 28, 2017: NBC is getting crafty with a six-episode order for “The Handmade Project,” a competition series that celebrates artisanship and the makers who can create amazing things with their hands … and a few...

Mom From ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ Dead at 69

Darlene Cates, who had never acted professionally before being cast as the mother of Johnny Depp’s title character in the acclaimed 1993 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” has died. The New York Times reports that Cates died in her sleep...

Hulu Announces Summer Programming Slate

Hulu announced a lineup of summer programming that includes several new programs. Joining new seasons of “Casual” and “Difficult People” will be the new shows “Batman & Bill” and “Becoming Bond” along with “Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine.”...

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