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Barkeep Hillary Clinton Sets ‘Em Up For Laughs On ‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere

Playing amiable barkeep “Val” to Kate McKinnon’s anxious Hillary Rodham Clinton, the real HRC walked away with the premiere outing of SNL’s 41st season, kidding herself, singing “Lean On Me” and even hanging around long enough to introduce Miley Cyrus, who was doubling as host and musical guest. Show More Summary

Scooter Braun & Cyber Group Partner On ‘Rock Angels’ Animated Musical Series – Mipcom

Scooter Braun's SB Projects' School Boy Records, whose artists include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, has teamed with France's Cyber Group Studios to co-develop Rock Angels, a musical animated CGI series for kids. Rock...Show More Summary

Abby Huntsman Joins Fox News As Reporter

Fox News has hired Abby Huntsman as a general assignment reporter, the network confirmed to Deadline this evening. Huntsman previously worked at MSNBC as a co-host on The Cycle. One of the network’s few conservatives, she left MSNBC after The Cycle was cancelled at the end of July. Before joining MSNBC in 2013, she worked at HuffPost Live. Show More Summary

‘Peaky Blinders’ Adds Paddy Considine, International Intrigue & More As Season 3 Shoot Begins

The long-anticipated return of Peaky Blinders is approaching. Shooting starts Monday on the third season of the Steven Knight-created crime saga with new cast additions now set, and more revealed about what’s to come for Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby. Show More Summary

Relativity lenders to pay $125 million for its TV business

Senior lenders to Relativity Media have agreed to pay $125 million for the troubled studio's television business, according to court documents filed Saturday. The deal could leave the remaining Relativity assets -- including the film unit -- in the hands of its founder and chief executive Ryan...

VW Scandal: Hybrids, Hackers Offer Clues to Motivation

As cars are increasingly controlled by lines of code, software sleight-of-hand can improve engine performance — or trick regulators into thinking a dirty diesel is actually clean. read more

Brian Friel, Playwright Poet Of The Irish Soul, Dies At 86

A writer whose fictional town of Ballybeg gave deep, resonant voice to generations of ordinary people living through times of deprivation, occupation and transformation, Friel died on Friday at home in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland. Show More Summary

Relativity Surprise: Stalking Horse To Pay $125M For TV Business, Potentially Leaving Film To Ryan Kavanaugh

This is a twist in Relativity Media’s bankruptcy saga: In the auction that took place on Thursday and Friday the group of creditors known as Stalking Horse Bidders withdrew their offer to buy the entire company for $250 million and agreed...Show More Summary

‘Dr. Ken’ Ratings Debut Solid, ‘Blue Bloods’ Viewership Rises, ABC Wins Night In Demo

Now nearly two weeks in, the new TV season has started to settle in a bit. But that doesn't mean new shows aren't still making their debuts – even on Fridays. And the premiere of comedy Dr. Ken (1.4/6) was a nice jolt for ABC, in fact...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Talks Oregon Shooting, McCarthy’s Benghazi “Little White Truth”

Stephen Colbert packed a lot of politics into his Late Show opening last night. As had many other late night show hosts, he began by addressing the latest school shooting.  Late-night comedy show serious/sad openers have become partShow More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

This week Hypebot's helping out the indie musician by offering them advice on how to monetize their tunes on YouTube, pointing out some mistakes they need to correct before they can make it big, and discussing why they should register their work, even it's technically already copyrighted. 6 Ways To...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Ways To Check If Your Music Is Good Enough To Release • Old School Promotional Methods That Still Work • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, we're looking at retro promotion techniques that still hold up, how you can identify if your music is really good enough to release, and what to do in order to set up a top notch studio, plus much more. Alex Cowles | 5 Ways To Check...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we rewind through the week in music industry news, we review the return of the cassette tape, how much ad supported streaming is actually worth, which genres are messing up their metadata the most, and much, much more. A Beginners Guide To The True Cost Of Streaming Music [INFOGRAPHIC]...

For ‘Limitless,’ ‘Rosewood’ And Other New Shows, Is 15 Minutes All It Takes To Win?

It’s not the same as that 15 minutes that will supposedly save you 15% on car insurance, but 15 minutes may be all it takes to predict which new TV shows are most likely to make the cut to return next season, if Peel Smart Remote App...Show More Summary

‘Quantico’ Gets 2nd Encore After Strong L3 Ratings, ‘Beyond the Tank’ Pushed

Quantico, starring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, has emerged as a potential breakout new series, and ABC is getting firmly behind it. Three days before the series premiere, the network last Thursday pushed the return of reality series Beyond the Tank, originally slated for Sept. Show More Summary

Premiere Week Live+3 Ratings: Scripted Series Take Charge As ‘Empire’, ‘Big Bang’ Overtake ‘Sunday Night Football’

Here is another great indication of how rapidly and profoundly consumption of scripted programming is changing, with delayed/on-demand viewing’s share growing by the day. NBC’s Sunday Night Football dominated Premiere Week in Live+Same...Show More Summary

‘Top Chef’ Extortion Case: Feds Indict Wrong Teamster, Won’t Admit Mistake

The U.S. Attorney's office in Massachusetts this week indicted the wrong man for harassing and threatening the cast and crew of Top Chef last year. Richard Jeffrey, one of the five members of Teamsters Local 25 indicted by the office Wednesday, had his charges quietly dropped. Show More Summary

UTA & ICM Accused Of Forming TV “Cartel” with WME & CAA In New Complaint From Boutique Agency

Two weeks to day that Lenhoff & Lenhoff saw a chunk of their antitrust and anti-packaging suit against UTA and ICM Partners tossed by the courts, the boutique agency is back today with a second amended complaint – and they are pulling...Show More Summary

Viewers flock to Fox News and CNN for coverage of Oregon college shooting

Brian Williams was back on MSNBC for Thursday afternoon's coverage of the Oregon community college shooting, but it was CNN that saw the biggest audience gain as the story unfolded, while Fox News Channel led the pack. From 2:30 to 7 p.m. Eastern time, Fox News Channel's coverage led by Shepard...

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