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TCA: Dave Grohl Talks ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’ HBO Docuseries

Dave Grohl was TCA’s only one-person panel today as he took the stage to talk about his eight-part documentary series following himself and his band Foo Fighters as they record their 8th album in 8 different American cities. Foo Fighters:...Show More Summary

Next At Bat: A Miniseries On Baseball Slugger And War Hero Ted Williams

Just in time for the All-Star break, when America’s Past Time tries to snatch back some of the spotlight from the World Cup, Atmosphere Entertainment’s Mark Canton has teamed up with Mandalay Sports Media’s Michael Tollin and Peter Guber to option the Ben Bradlee Jr book The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. Show More Summary

TCA: HBO Reveals Details Of Mike Nichols/Meryl Streep ‘Master Class,’ Queen Latifah ‘Bessie’ Project, Launch Date For ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Final Season

HBO parsed out some details on Mike Nichols directing of Meryl Streep in the network’s adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria Callas. The project is a re-teaming of Nichols and Streep, who worked together on HBO’s Angels in America nearly a decade ago. Show More Summary

HBO To Premiere Beyonce & Jay Z’s ‘On The Run Tour’ Concert Event In September

HBO will present Beyonce and Jay Z in their first collaborative tour and their first HBO concert event in September, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo announced today at TCA. Taping September 12 and 13 at Stade de France inShow More Summary

EMMYS: Split Of Top Longform & Reality Categories Gives Underdogs A Boost

Back when the TV Academy voted to merge the best TV movie and miniseries categories in 2011, hardest hit were smaller networks in the arena like Lifetime and Hallmark Channel as HBO and British imports were expected to gobble up the nomination spots. Show More Summary

TCA: HBO Execs Try Unknotting Knickers Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fan/Critics And Dodge ‘True Detective’ Questions

“Do you have any concerns – George hasn’t finished the next book – any concerns about that?” a TV critic asked HBO execs this afternoon at Summer TV Press Tour 2014. Bleary-eyed TV critics, who gotten up pre-dawn to cover this morning’s...Show More Summary

Dakota Johnson To Star In, EP Romantic Drama ‘Forever, Interrupted’

Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson has lined up her next lit to screen project. She’s attached to star in a film adaptation of Forever, Interrupted, the debut novel by author Taylor Jenkins Reid about Elsie, a young woman who elopes...Show More Summary

TCA: Cinemax Picks Up ‘The Knick’ For A Second Season

Almost a month before its debut, The Knick is getting a second 10-episode season by Cinemax, it was announced today at the Summer TV Press Tour 2014. The announcement came just before the start of a panel with EP and director Steven Soderbergh and star Clive Owen discussing the new 10-part series The Knick. Show More Summary

EMMYS: Producer Don Mischer’s Show Nightmare – And Why The Golden Globes Can Thank ‘SNL’ For Its Emmy Love

After this morning’s announcement of the Emmy nominations, Don Mischer, the veteran (and much awarded himself) executive producer of this year’s 66th annual Emmy Awards jokingly suggested to me that maybe there should be an awards show that only honors other award shows! God help us. Show More Summary

Hot Trailer: Reese Witherspoon In Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Wild’

Here’s the first trailer for Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Dallas Buyers Club. It’s an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir about her 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Reese Witherspoon stars as Strayed, an unexperienced hiker who embarked on the trek after her marriage tanked and her mother died. Show More Summary

RIP Legendary Cameraman Sonny Miller

Sonny Miller– known in the surfing world as one of the best cameramen around and who worked on Alcon Entertainment’s remake Point Break for a few days in February, has died of a heart attack, it was confirmed by an Alcon spokeswoman....Show More Summary

Fox Announces Fall Premiere Dates

Fox has unveiled the premiere dates for the upcoming 2014-15 TV season, and the “social experiment” series Utopia is getting a special three-night launch. The rookie show from John de Mol, in which 15 everyday Americans are sent to an undeveloped location and challenged to create their own civilization, will bow September 7, 9 and 12. Show More Summary

Emmy Record: 11 Black Actors & Actresses Nominated Across All Categories

Last year Kerry Washington made Emmy history as the first African American actress in almost two decades to score a lead actress nom since Cicely Tyson in 1995?s Sweet Justice.  Not only did Washington earn another nod in the category...Show More Summary

FCC Starts The Clock On Comcast’s Deals With Time Warner Cable And Charter

And they’re off…The FCC officially started its informal 180-day clock to review Comcast’s planned $42B acquisition of Time Warner Cable, and its side deals to transfer systems to Charter Communications and a new spinoff entity temporarily (I hope) called Spinco. Show More Summary

FCC sets clock for Comcast's Time Warner Cable and Charter deals

The Federal Communications Commission has released its schedule for the public and the media industry to weigh in on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and its complex deal to trade some cable systems with Charter Communications.

CBS Films Takes ‘Pride’ After Cannes Berth

CBS Films has closed a U.S. rights deal for Pride, the comedy that premiered at Cannes. CBS Films has skedded the film to open September 19. Directed by Tony-winning God of Carnage helmer Matthew Warchus from a screenplay by StephenShow More Summary

EMMYS: Analysis – ‘True Detective’, ‘Orange’ & ‘Shameless’ Fare Well Amid Category Brouhaha, Broadcast TV Slips To New Low

In the months leading to this year’s Primetime Emmy nominations, a lot of attention had been focused on HBO’s decision to enter the eight-episode True Detective as a drama, Showtime switching Shameless from drama to comedy series after...Show More Summary

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to conquer box office

Highly evolved primates are set to unseat Optimus Prime and the Autobots at the top of the box-office charts this weekend.

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