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FCC Approves Charter’s Deal To Buy Time Warner Cable

The FCC followed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s lead yesterday by voting to approve, with conditions, Charter Communications’s effort to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The agency will release an order describing its reasoning...Show More Summary

‘Saturday Night Live’ To Close Out Season With Drake & Fred Armisen As Hosts

Drake will return to Studio 8H on May 14 for his second time as host of Saturday Night Live, and Fred Armisen will close out the late-night show’s 41st season on May 21. They join previously announced Brie Larson, who makes her hosting debut this Saturday, May 7. Grammy winner Drake will double as host and musical guest. Show More Summary

Apple Music To Get Major Overhaul Next Month, Beats To Add Stations

As its first anniversary approaches, Apple Music is getting a major overhaul, according to reports surfacing this morning. The changes come at a time when CEO Tim Cook is hoping that ongoing subscription revenue from services like Apple Music can help reverse Apple's flattening revenue forecasts. _________________________________ Apple Music is...

Reteam Of Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody & Charlize Theron Has A Name And Financier

Bron Studios has come aboard to co-produce and finance Tully. This is the motherhood-themed movie Deadline first broke last month that will be a reteam of director Jason Reitman, screenwriter Diablo Cody and star Charlize Theron whoShow More Summary

Clive Owen & Jessica Biel Come Aboard ‘Invisible’

Clive Owen and Jessica Biel are attached to star in director Danis Tanovic's upcoming drama Invisible, which will be financed and produced by Good Films. An October start is being eyed for for the project but apparently no script has been completed. Show More Summary

Kiefer Sutherland ABC Drama ‘Designated Survivor’ Gets Formal Series Pickup, First Trailer; Eyes Jon Feldman As Showrunner

ABC has officially picked up conspiracy thriller drama Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland to series. The project, from the Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios, had a straight-to-series order by ABC but I hear there was an out option after the pilot, written by David Guggenheim and directed by Paul McGuigan. Show More Summary

‘The Family Fang’ Review: Jason Bateman And Nicole Kidman Take Performance Art To New Levels

I have to say I really admired Jason Bateman’s wickedly funny feature directorial debut, Bad Words and now he has followed it up with another winning indie, although the focus is on a dysfunctional family mystery this time around. He and Nicole Kidman play siblings whose childhood was unique to say the least. Show More Summary

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ‘The Path’ Is Not “The Scientology Show” Says Creator And Stars

Hulu’s new drama series The Path was just renewed for a second season this week, and when the stars Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, along with creator and Executive Producer Jessica Goldberg participated in Deadline’s first-ever...Show More Summary

Epic Pictures To Sell ‘Redcon-1’; ‘Spark’ Alights At Double Dutch; Artist View Gets Traplight Pair – Cannes Briefs

Epic Pictures is launching international sales at the upcoming Cannes market for Redcon-1, an apocalyptic thriller from writer-director-producer Chee Keong Cheung (Bodyguard: A New Beginning). Set in the aftermath of a viral outbreak...Show More Summary

Cinco de Mayo Revelry Take Bite Out Of CBS’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Ratings

Cinco de Mayo took its toll on TV last night, but CBS nonetheless celebrated a win in both the demo and total viewers. The revelries took a tenth out of primetime ratings, here and there, as viewers opted for partying over Live+SameShow More Summary

‘American Gods’: Starz Series To Recast Mad Sweeney Role, Changes DP

There are changes in front and behind the camera on American Gods, Starz’s upcoming straight-to-series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, which began shooting two weeks ago in Toronto. One of the main roles, Mad Sweeney, will be recast after British actor Sean Harris had to pull out for personal reasons and return home. Show More Summary

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ & ‘#RichKids Of Beverly Hills’ Ratings Up In Live+3

The Sunday season premieres of E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians and #RichKids Of Beverly Hills saw significant ratings gains in Live+3 from previous seasons. The Season 12 9 PM premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians was up 4%...Show More Summary

‘The Revenant’ Exec Producers Form New Production/Financing Entity: Facing East

Two of the seven executive producers on the Oscar favorite The Revenant — Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee — have just formed a Hong Kong and Beijing based production and finance company called Facing East, Ltd. Their hope is to produce...Show More Summary

Tribune Publishing’s No. 2 Shareholder Urges Deal Talks With Gannett

Oaktree Capital, which owns 14.8% of Tribune Publishing, pressured the company today to explore a sale to Gannett — while the owners of the Los Angeles Times and USA Today continued their war of words over a deal. Tribune’s No. 2 shareholder...Show More Summary

‘Ray Donovan’ Season 4 Trailer: They’re After His Family, And He’s After Retribution

“My name’s Ray Donovan — we’re gonna have a talk.” If these words are spoken to you, there’s a roughly 100% chance your life is about to change for the worse. And if you happen to utter the words, “Name your price, Ray,” it’s probably...Show More Summary

‘Feed The Beast’: AMC Moves Premiere Date To Follow ‘Preacher’

UPDATED, 12:10 PM: AMC has moved the premiere date for its new drama series starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess. Feed the Beast, which had been set for May 31, now will debut at 1o PM Sunday, June 5 — following Episode 2 of another new drama series, Preacher. Show More Summary

Streaming Is Now Warner Music's Biggest Revenue Source

The major labels are in the midst of renegotiations with Spotify and several other streaming services, including YouTube. The talks come at a critical moment for both sides. Streaming is, or is about to become, the top revenue source for recorded music at most labels. The shift to income from...

Ben Affleck Elevates ‘Justice League’ Presence; Becomes Exec Producer

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has made a subtle addition to the Justice League braintrust. Ben Affleck, already set to co-star in the film, has signed on to become its executive producer as well. In that role, he will work with director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio behind the scenes to make the film the best it can be. Show More Summary

Vertical Entertainment Grabs Drug War Thriller ‘The Hollow Point’

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Atlas Entertainment affiliate Atlas Independent’s thriller The Hollow Point. From director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, the harrowing look at the complex and dangerous intersection of crime and the law amid the war on drugs is set for release later in 2016. Show More Summary

‘Con Man’ With Alan Tudyk & Nathan Fillion Landing At New Comic-Con HQ Streaming Service

Con Man, the sci-fi web series from Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and PJ Haarsma, will stream exclusively this summer on the soon-to-launch Comic-Con HQ, the ad-free subscription streaming VOD platform from Lionsgate and Comic-Con International. The...Show More Summary

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