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Heaven Sent Skydiver Lands Safely but His Team Is Not Happy

The death-defying skydiving stunt that aired live tonight on Fox went off without a hitch – but not without a hiccup. Renowned skydiver Luke Akins became the first man to jump from an airplane at 25,000 feet without a parachute and land safely in a giant net. The stunt went perfectly, but it almost didn't go off as planned. Show More Summary

Khan Family Responds To Trump: “I Don’t Think He Knows The Meaning Of Sacrifice”

One of the most memorable moments from the two week spectacle that was the back to back Republican and Democratic national conventions was a moving speech by Khizr Khan, who spoke onstage at the DNC as a representative of the American Muslim community. Show More Summary

‘Berlin Station’ Creator On Being Compared To ‘Homeland’: Show Depicts “Normal People With An Abnormal Job”

EPIX’s original espionage intelligence drama Berlin Station follows Daniel Miller,(Richard Armitage), who has just arrived at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany with a mission to determine the identity of a now-famous whistleblower masquerading as someone else. Show More Summary

NFL Denies Trump Claim Of Letter Complaining About Presidential Debate Timing

The National Football League didn’t use the word “liar.” But it came as close as possible today when the organization unequivocally denied claims made by Donald Trump that it had sent the GOP Presidential candidate a letter complaining...Show More Summary

Nick Nolte’s ‘Graves’ POTUS Not Ronald Reagan Parody, Creator Insists To Dubious TV Critics

Epix’s single-camera dramedy, Graves, which tells the story of former two-term POTUS Richard Graves (Nick Nolte), as he tries to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy, 25 years after leaving the White House is...Show More Summary

‘America Divided’ Docu Creator Defends Use Of Celebrity Correspondents

Solly Granatstein, executive producer/co-creator of Epix America Divided docu series that uses celebrities as “correspondents,” got asked to defend that decision, by journalists at TCA. “We felt it was a formula that really worked, in...Show More Summary

Nat Geo’s ‘Mars’: “If Mankind Has Two Planets… Then Our Odds Of Extinction Will Drop To Nearly Zero” — TCA

National Geographic’s scripted/unscripted hybrid series Mars gives viewers both a real and dramatized quest to colonize the planet. The combination present-day documentary and scripted look at the future is what director Everard Gout...Show More Summary

EPIX Sets Premiere Date For ‘Berlin Station’ & ‘Graves’, Taps Alan Coulter To Direct ‘Get Shorty’ – TCA

As EPIX is entering the original scripted space with three series from each of its co-owners, Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, the premium network/SVOD service made its TCA debut. At the top of the EPIX presentation, the network’s co-founder/CEO...Show More Summary

Media Groups Support Mark Boal’s Refusal To Turn Over Bergdahl Tapes to Military Prosecutors

News organizations from across the country have signed an Amicus Brief in support of Mark Boal's refusal to hand over to military prosecutors his taped interviews with accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl. The Oscar-winning screenwriter filed suit last week against President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Army prosecutor Maj. Show More Summary

‘Killing Reagan’ Dodges Bill O’Reilly Book Controversy By Focusing On Six Months Surrounding Assassination Attempt

Tackling biopics about Ronald and Nancy Reagan has  proven to be fraught with peril. NatGeo’s adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Reagan will dodge controversy about the book’s suggestion the assassination attempt on Reagan triggered...Show More Summary

‘Vice Principals’ Star Rebuffs Racism Criticism: “This Is What Casting Equality Looks Like” – TCA

The cast and creatives of HBO’s Vice Principals rebuffed criticism at today’s TCA for the series’ depiction of two white men pitted against an African American female character. Kimberly Hebert Gregory, who plays principal Dr. Belinda...Show More Summary

‘Insecure’ Creator & Star Issa Rae: No “Universal Way To Be Black” – TCA

The characters on Insecure, the new HBO comedy from The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae, might seem to have little in common with such strong TV African-American female characters as Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. Show More Summary

Magic On The Streets Of London: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Gala Opening Review

After a preview period of nearly two months, London's new two-part stage extravaganza, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, finally took its opening gala bow today at the Palace Theatre, announcing the start of a run that will soon book through December 2017, and seems certain to extend even further. Show More Summary

Katie Couric’s NatGeo Documentary To Examine Gender Revolution – TCA

National Geographic Channel announced this afternoon that Katie Couric Media, along with National Geographic Studios, are joining forces on two-hour documentary Gender Revolution (working title), billed as an “unflinching look at the...Show More Summary

Nat Geo Acquires Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary – TCA

National Geographic Channel has acquired worldwide rights to the untitled climate change feature documentary produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. Martin...Show More Summary

Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Documentary Short On Ivory Poaching Set At Nat Geo Channel – TCA

National Geographic Channel announced production of its first virtual reality documentary short film, The Protectors, co-created by Oscar-winning director Kathyrn Bigelow (Last Days, The Hurt Locker) and VR creator Imraan Esmail (The...Show More Summary

Graham Yost, Bruce C. McKenna To Adapt Michael Crichton Manuscript ‘Dragon Teeth’ For NatGeo

National Geographic Channel has closed a drama series script development deal with Amblin Television, Sony Pictures Television and CrichtonSun for a global limited series based on the soon-to-be-published Michael Crichton manuscript, Dragon Teeth. Show More Summary

Sarah Jessica Parker Returns To HBO With ‘Divorce’, But Couture Stays Retired

Making her return to series TV and HBO, Sarah Jessica Parker said her outfits will not be one of the stars of Divorce, as they had been in her longrunning Sex and the City.  “Early on was this desire on my part… I really wanted to think about 70’s cinema and the look of cinema of the 70’s,”  Parker told TCA. Show More Summary

‘Westworld’ Producer Insists Sexual Violence “Not About Fetishization” But “Exploring With Dignity”

After taking a boatload of questions about the quantity and graphic nature of on-screen violence against women on HBO series, with Westworld, The Night Of and Game of Thrones mentioned, HBO’s new-ish programming chief Casey Bloys returned...Show More Summary

HBO President On ‘Vinyl’s Demise, On-Screen Violence -TCA

HBO had renewed Vinyl for a second season and installed a new showrunner when the premium cable network reversed course and canceled the show. It was one of the first programming decisions made by Casey Bloys after he succeeded Michael Lombardo as President of Programming. Show More Summary

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