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Tegna, MGM Set ‘Bold’ Plan for Live Syndicated Series
The Tegna Media station group and MGM have teamed to launch a first-run syndicated strip, “Bold,” that will focus on the day’s news and online trending topics. The plan is to produce updated editions of the half-hour show for each time zone starting in fall 2017.
“Bold,” which stands for Broadcast Online Live Daily, will promote interactive elements encouraging viewers to submit video and content ideas for the show, share their thoughts on the highlighted stories and vote in polls. There’s no word yet on producers or hosts for the series. Lisa Kridos, Tegna’s exec producer of program development, is overseeing the effort.
“The show will reflect how viewers are consuming content across multiple platforms at the same time. ‘Bold’ combines those experiences in an informative, interactive and innovative way. ‘Bold’ will do the heavy lifting, bringing together the day’s top stories, funny and emotional content and viral videos in one place,” said »
- Cynthia Littleton
Westworld in Real Life? Check out this Abandoned Theme Park in Tokyo
Westworld has officially exploded onto the scene and has captured millions of its viewers. The amazing Western Sci-Fi drama has taken the blending of artificial intelligence and human interaction on screen to new levels. So much so that the show has its own host of fan theories, analysis, and what is shaping up to be a potential shot at a feature film (that last one I’m making up but you know Hollywood is going to be all over this show at some point). While we can dream of a Hollywood version and in fact real version of Westworld in our
Westworld in Real Life? Check out this Abandoned Theme Park in Tokyo »
- Nat Berman
General Hospital Spoilers: Is Anna Close to Remembering Valentin?
General Hospital is back with some new excitement for the new week, and you’ll be excited by all that’s going on. It looks like Maxie and Nathan finally get to say their vows and become husband and wife after all that went wrong when they were supposed to wed a few short weeks ago. Of course, we don’t think anything will derail their wedding plans for a second time in a row, but what do we know? There are a few things going on that might derail their plans, as Franco goes missing and Liz worries. Valentin might be in
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- Tiffany Raiford
The Bachelor Brings The Backstreet Boys To Help Nick Viall
To all the ladies who love watching The Bachelor, things are about to get pretty heated tonight. And to all the guys out there who grew up loving the late 90s simple music of the likes of Britney Spears, N’ Sync, and The Backstreet Boys, take solace in the fact that one of the nation’s favorite boy bands will be making an appearance. That’s right. Expect some background dancing help for Nick Viall in the form of The Backstreet Boys. In what promises to be a fun episode, Nick and the ladies will be putting on their own little musical
- Nat Berman
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Eric Makes a Shocking Return
Days of Our Lives is back and brand-new today as the show kicks off its first of only four episodes this week. Friday will not air a new show as the inauguration of the new President of the United States takes precedent. However, there is a new show today, and it’s action packed. It’s not looking good for Deimos, either. He’s going to make a phone call in which he spends a few moments threatening the person he’s speaking with, and someone is going to overhear. That someone is Nicole…and Chloe. If Chloe was close to telling Nicole that the
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- Tiffany Raiford
Sterling K. Brown and Brian Tyree Henry: Breakthrough Stars’ Friendship Began Over a Pair of Beard Clippers
Both actors were playing drag queens, and one day, Henry – who was sporting a thick beard at the time – asked Brown to help shave his face.
“He did it,” Henry recalls. “He went and got clippers, and we’ve been best friends ever since. Once you shave a guy’s face, man, you’re best friends after that.”
Cut to 2016, and after years paying dues on stage and in small roles, Brown and Henry both coincidentally had the breakthrough year of their careers.
Brown, of course, won an Emmy portraying Christopher Darden on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and now stars in the fall’s new hit NBC series “This Is Us.” (He also just landed a role in “Marvel’s Black Panther. »
- Michael Schneider
eOne Acquires TV Rights To ‘The Architecture Of Heaven’ Novel; Michael London Producing
In a competitive situation with multiple bidders, Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to science writer Holly Cave's upcoming novel The Architecture of Heaven, due out in 2018 from Quercus Books in the UK. Oscar-nominated producer Michael London (Sideways) will produce. The Architecture of Heaven is set in a near-future London where humans can create artificial heavens before they die, formed from the best memories of their lives. Heaven architect Isobel… »
‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Finale Hits Series Low; BBC Probing Russian Online Leak
Updated with Channel One Russia statement: The finale of Sherlock's 4th season hit a ratings low in the UK on Sunday — by a sliver — but still the all-time smallest overnight score of the series. Titled “The Final Problem,” the episode clocked 5.9M viewers for a 27.2 share on BBC One, winning the 9Pm time slot, but falling a touch from last week's "The Lying Detective." That episode had pulled in 6M in the overnights for a 27.4 share — although it has since logged a… »
PBS Masterpiece Boards British Newspaper Drama ‘Press’
PBS Masterpiece has boarded six-part drama “Press,” which is set in the contemporary world of British newspapers as they try to move on from the phone-hacking scandal and cope with the 24-hour news cycle of the digital age.
The miniseries is written by Mike Bartlett (“Doctor Foster,” “Charles III”), and produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark, who has won three BAFTAs, for Deep Indigo, alongside Lookout Point and BBC Studios. BBC Worldwide is handling international rights, and the BBC has U.K. rights.
According to a statement, “Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp and observant drama will explore the turbulent media landscape through the fortunes of competing broadsheet and tabloid papers, and the very different and colorful characters who work for them. It’s a drama that could not be more relevant in today’s global news and Internet environment.”
Stafford-Clark commented: “At a time when both the nature and the role of the press have themselves become part of »
- Leo Barraclough
Natpe: Mediaset España, Filmax Roll Out Sales on ‘I Know Who You Are’ (Exclusive)
Mediaset España, Spain’s No. 1 broadcast network, and Filmax, one of its top film-tv producers, have rolled out first sales on “I Know Who You Are,” a crime drama directed by Pau Freitas, a writer-director on “The Red Band Society,” one of the highest-profile of Spanish TV series this decade.
The licensing deals form part of a push into international sales by Mediaset España as it seeks to grow additional revenue outside its hugely successful core advertising business which drives one of the highest operating profit margins in Europe: 26% through September last year.
“I Know Who You Are” also shows the network, controlled by Italy’s Mediaset, linking to some of Spain’s iconic movie production houses: Filmax, the driving force behind modern genre production in Spain (“[Rec]”), and Mod Producciones, co-producers of Mediaset España’s four-part period miniseries, “Hidden Behind Her Eyes” and whose heads – Fernando Bovaira and Simon de Santiago – produced Alejandro Amenabar’s “The Others” and »
- John Hopewell
NCIS: Los Angeles Review: NCIS is Targeted, But Have They Been Betrayed?
After two years of build-up, the mole conspiracy on NCIS: Los Angeles is finally kicking into high gear with the promise of a conclusion. If you’re a fan of the special agents, you’re not going to enjoy what it takes for them to catch the mole. This is mostly because the cat-and-mouse game that has been going on for the last few years takes a horrible turn. Not one, not two, but almost every member of the NCIS: Los Angeles Special Operations team is systematically taken out. The motivation to find the mole is no longer about everyone’s jobs, it’s
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- Araceli Aviles
‘Homeland’ Ep Talks Carrie’s Mission, Quinn’s Vulnerability, Filming Challenges in Season Premiere
Peter Quinn, wounded warrior.
The season premiere of “Homeland” makes it clear that the mental and physical rehabilitation of the cunning CIA operative played by Rupert Friend will be a major focus of the show in its sixth season.
At its core, “Homeland” has sought to examine all sides of the fallout from 9/11 and the war on terror. So a deep dive into the trauma of those wounded in battle — wherever it may take place — was a natural focus for the show, says exec producer-director Lesli Linka Glatter. Quinn ended last season in a coma after suffering near-fatal exposure to chemical weapons inflicted by a terror cell in Berlin.
“To see someone like Quinn, who has been at the top of his game, out in the world trying to fight for the greater good, and then to be in a whole different state where he’s not capable of doing the most normal things on his own »
- Cynthia Littleton
Oprah Winfrey, Van Jones & Ava DuVernay Talk Politics At Netflix Exec’s Home
Ava DuVernay’s mass incarnation documentary 13th was supposed to be the subject, but Donald Trump became topic A as several hundred hollywood insiders met to hear DuVernay, Van Jones and Oprah Winfrey confer at the Hancock Park home of Ted Sarandos, the Netflix chief content officer, and his wife, Nicole Avant, a former U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas, on Sunday night. “I think mostly bad things,” said Jones when Winfrey kicked things off by asking what he expected of the… »
Homeland Season 6 Episode 1 Review: “Fair Game”
As much as things change on Homeland, they also stay the same. Tonight’s Season 6 premiere (which Showtime made available to the public weeks ago) has a new setting, new characters, and a new (and potentially exciting) conflict at the center of it, and yet so much of it felt overly familiar. Quinn is angry with Carrie…again, Dar is planning something shady…again, and Carrie and Saul are not working together (at least for the time being)…again. Many past seasons of Homeland have kicked off in this same fashion, only to amp up the tension and the drama as we reach the midway point
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- Chris King
Homeland Season 6 Premiere Recap: Losing the War, On Drugs
We’ve got good news and bad news, Homeland fans. The good news: Sunday’s Season 6 premiere, “Fair Game,” confirms that bad-ass CIA assassin Peter Quinn is indeed alive. (Yay!) The bad news: Yeah, he’s not in such great shape.
After getting dosed with a chemical weapon last season and falling into a coma, Quinn somehow miraculously survived. (He is one tough cookie, after all.) But though he’s recovering in a Va hospital in New York City, Carrie discovers he’s not showing up for physical therapy like he should. When she does track him down, he looks terrible: weak, »
‘Homeland’ Ep On Season 6 Debut, How Claire Danes Drama Will End & U.S. Return
Spoiler Alert: This article contains details of tonight's Homeland Season 6 debut on Showtime. "After the election, our initial concern was could Homeland dramatize anything as scary as what's going on in the real world, and we'll just have to see whether it is scary or whether it's business as usual," says executive producer Alex Gansa of the tripwire situation the Showtime series finds itself debuting its sixth season tonight in the age of Donald Trump and a fast… »
‘Homeland’ Review: Season 6 Premiere Answers the Quinn Question and Poses Many More
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “Homeland” Season 6, Episode 1, “Fair Game,” contains spoilers.]
Quinn is alive! …and boy is he in trouble. Our immediate elation over Rupert Friend’s return to “Homeland” (following a cliffhanger ending in Season 5 that left his well-being very much in doubt) was slowly reined in over the course of the hour-long premiere. Severely inhibited mentally and physically restricted, Quinn has all but given up at this point in his journey. He’s throwing his money away on prostitutes and drugs, searching for any kind of reprieve from the agony plaguing his mind and body. By episode’s end, Carrie takes pity on his living situation, but it will likely be a long road to back to proper health for the fan favorite.
Such a scenario would be fitting given how relatively quiet things were in »
- Ben Travers
‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale
Last Week’S Review: “The Lying Detective’ Gives Us Sherlock’s Most Terrifying Villain Yet
[Spoilers follow for Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem.”]
Season 4 of Sherlock has galloped by — which is easy enough, when the seasons are only three episodes long — but it ends on an oddly final note. Although cast and crew insist that this isn’t necessarily the end, Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss wrap up their 13th episode on an elegiac note, musing on the legend that is Sherlock and Watson.
It’s just a shame the rest of the episode was such a mess, really.
Don’t Look Now, Mycroft
The opening of the episode is pure Gatiss — in what seems like it must be a dream sequence but isn’t, Mycroft is haunted by the voice of his sister (represented by what we assume is a little girl but is actually a small man in a wig), a clown, and portraits that weep blood. »
- Kaite Welsh
Sherlock Season 4 Finale Recap: You're Invited to Family Game Night
We never thought we’d see another evil genius torture Sherlock like Moriarty did… but then again, no one can torture you quite like family.
Sherlock‘s Season 4 finale, “The Final Problem,” followed up on last week’s shocking arrival of Sherlock Holmes’ long-lost sister Eurus, revealing her to be a master manipulator who delights in toying with the emotions of her detective brother… and playing deadly games for her own amusement. But did she win out in the end? And if the rumors are true that this could be Sherlock‘s final season, »
Donald Trump Again Attacks ‘Saturday Night Live’: ‘Always a Complete Hit Job’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
His tweet comes just a day after Alec Baldwin reprised his popular Trump impression, taking on such subjects as Obamacare and his conflicts of interest. The cold open also poked fun at the “golden showers” claim in the unverified Russian dossier that was released this week, letting loose a stream of not-so-subtle urination puns.
It’s only the latest in Trump’s feud with “SNL” — in »
- Alex Stedman
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