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Fox News Settlements Total $50 Million in 21st Century’s Fiscal 2017

Fox News Settlements Total $50 Million in 21st Century’s Fiscal 2017 »

15 Aug, 2017
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The cost of improprieties at Fox News Channel continues to grow for the cable-news outlet’s parent, 21st Century Fox.

The media conglomerate, controlled

‘Walking Dead’ Producers Sue AMC Networks Over Profits From Hit Drama

‘Walking Dead’ Producers Sue AMC Networks Over Profits From Hit Drama »

15 Aug, 2017
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AMC’s monster hit “The Walking Dead” has sparked another lawsuit, this time from producers who say AMC is short-changing their profit participation stakes

TV News Roundup: Connie Britton, Miguel Gomez to Appear on ‘SMILF’

TV News Roundup: Connie Britton, Miguel Gomez to Appear on ‘SMILF’ »

15 Aug, 2017
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In today’s roundup, Connie Britton and Miguel Gomez have been cast on “SMILF,” while Adriana Lima’s “American Beauty Star” lands a premiere date.

What Shonda Rhimes Move to Netflix Says About Broadcast TV

What Shonda Rhimes Move to Netflix Says About Broadcast TV »

15 Aug, 2017
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Shonda Rhimes’ decision to leave the fold at ABC Studios for Netflix is a blow to Disney, her TV home for the past

Ted Sarandos on Shonda Rhimes Coming to Netflix

Ted Sarandos on Shonda Rhimes Coming to Netflix »

15 Aug, 2017
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Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos delivered a massive surprise Sunday night when he stole Shonda Rhimes away from her longtime home at

Oliver Stone on Trump, Putin, Anti-Russia Media

Oliver Stone on Trump, Putin, Anti-Russia Media »

15 Aug, 2017
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Presenting his latest work, “The Putin Interviews,” at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Monday, Oliver Stone took aim at the U.S. mainstream media

The CW Releases ‘Riverdale’ Deleted Scene with Veronica and Hermione

The CW Releases ‘Riverdale’ Deleted Scene with Veronica and Hermione »

15 Aug, 2017
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“Riverdale” fans can be privy to some additional connective tissue in the Archie Comics world with the release of the show’s complete first

Tituss Burgess on ‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ Broadway ‘Preacher’s Wife’ Musical

Tituss Burgess on ‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ Broadway ‘Preacher’s Wife’ Musical »

15 Aug, 2017
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Though it was billed as an evening with “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess on Saturday night at the Sayers Club, there was

Emmys Final Balloting Begins: One Last Stand for Broadcast?

Emmys Final Balloting Begins: One Last Stand for Broadcast? »

15 Aug, 2017
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Monday kicks off two straight weeks of last-ditch campaigning for this year’s Emmy contenders. Final ballots are due by 10 p.m. PT on

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending »

15 Aug, 2017
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In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Lionsgate claims the top

Ryan Reynolds: ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Person Death Statement

Ryan Reynolds: ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Person Death Statement »

15 Aug, 2017
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Ryan Reynolds released a statement on Monday to address the death of a stuntwoman who was killed earlier that day on the set

Red Granite’s CFO Put Back in Charge of Company’s Finances

Red Granite’s CFO Put Back in Charge of Company’s Finances »

15 Aug, 2017
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In an unusual move, federal prosecutors have agreed to name the CFO of Red Granite Pictures as an “independent” fiduciary overseeing the company,

Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With ‘Witch’ Director on ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams With ‘Witch’ Director on ‘Nosferatu’ Remake »

15 Aug, 2017
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After breaking out in his psychological thriller “The Witch,” Anya Taylor-Joy is looking to reteam with director Robert Eggers on his new take

Ted Sarandos on Shonda Rhimes Coming to Netflix

Ted Sarandos on Shonda Rhimes Coming to Netflix »

15 Aug, 2017
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Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos delivered a massive surprise Sunday night when he stole Shonda Rhimes away from her longtime home at

Indian Independence Day: ‘Lagaan,’ ‘Rang de Basanti’ & 10 More Films

Indian Independence Day: ‘Lagaan,’ ‘Rang de Basanti’ & 10 More Films »

15 Aug, 2017
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Seventy years ago India got its independence from the Brits, but that freedom didn’t come without pain, as the country was severed in

Oliver Stone on Trump, Putin, Anti-Russia Media

Oliver Stone on Trump, Putin, Anti-Russia Media »

15 Aug, 2017
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Presenting his latest work, “The Putin Interviews,” at the Sarajevo Film Festival on Monday, Oliver Stone took aim at the U.S. mainstream media

Shania Twain, Michael Madsen Join John Travolta’s ‘Trading Paint’

Shania Twain, Michael Madsen Join John Travolta’s ‘Trading Paint’ »

15 Aug, 2017
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Country music star Shania Twain, Michael Madsen, and Kevin Dunn have joined the cast of John Travolta’s racing movie “Trading Paint.”

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Teen Choice Awards 2017 Ratings Rise From Last Year

Teen Choice Awards 2017 Ratings Rise From Last Year »

14 Aug, 2017
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The 2017 Teen Choice Awards were up from last year in the Sunday overnight ratings, according to Nielsen data.

Airing from 8-10 p.m.,

UCP Pitch Fest Selects Erin Wood, David Merritt II as 2017 Winners

UCP Pitch Fest Selects Erin Wood, David Merritt II as 2017 Winners »

14 Aug, 2017
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Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has selected Erin Woods and David Merrit II as the winners of the company’s second annual Pitch Fest competition, Variety

‘The Bachelor’ Season 22: Dean and Peter Both in the Running

‘The Bachelor’ Season 22: Dean and Peter Both in the Running »

14 Aug, 2017
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One week ago, “The Bachelorette” wrapped up its 13th season with Rachel Lindsay picking a winner — her fiance, Bryan Abasolo.

Lindsay left

‘Feud’: Jackie Hoffman Offers to Accept Emmy Award (Watch)

‘Feud’: Jackie Hoffman Offers to Accept Emmy Award (Watch) »

14 Aug, 2017
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The Oscars episode of FX’s “Feud” may well be one of its best — depicting the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at the 1963 Academy Awards.

Mark Shuken Named President, Pac-12 Networks »

14 Aug, 2017
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Mark Shuken, an experienced hand in the operation of regional sports networks, has been named president of Pac-12 Networks, the various TV outlets

ESPN Vet Jesse Palmer Set to Host ‘DailyMailTV’

ESPN Vet Jesse Palmer Set to Host ‘DailyMailTV’ »

14 Aug, 2017
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Jesse Palmer has signed on to host “DailyMailTV,” an upcoming daily syndicated series, Variety has learned.

Palmer joins the series from ABC News

Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of August 14, 2017

Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of August 14, 2017 »

14 Aug, 2017
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Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team

Alan Arkin, Michael Douglas to Star in Netflix Comedy Series

Alan Arkin, Michael Douglas to Star in Netflix Comedy Series »

14 Aug, 2017
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Netflix is finalizing a deal for a new comedy series starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin with “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Chuck Lorre

Shonda Rhimes Moves to Netflix: A TV Earthquake With Many Aftershocks

Shonda Rhimes Moves to Netflix: A TV Earthquake With Many Aftershocks »

14 Aug, 2017
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As one of the “Grey’s Anatomy” doctors might put it: “Seriously?!”

Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes away from ABC. It’s a coup for

Jessica Biel USA Series ‘The Sinner’ Is 2017’s No. 1 New Cable Series

Jessica Biel USA Series ‘The Sinner’ Is 2017’s No. 1 New Cable Series »

14 Aug, 2017
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Jessica Biel’s freshman USA Network drama “The Sinner” is the number one new cable series of 2017, according to Nielsen delayed viewing data.

‘Blindspot’ Team Sets Political Drama at NBC with Put Pilot Commitment

‘Blindspot’ Team Sets Political Drama at NBC with Put Pilot Commitment »

14 Aug, 2017
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“Blindspot” executive producers Greg Berlanti and Martin Gero have scored a put pilot commitment for a new political drama at NBC, Variety has confirmed.

‘Baby Driver’ Box Office Crosses $100 Million in North America

‘Baby Driver’ Box Office Crosses $100 Million in North America »

14 Aug, 2017
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Sony’s “Baby Driver” has crossed the $100 million milestone at the domestic box office after seven weeks in theaters.

The actioner, starring Ansel

Anti-Vaccine Documentary ‘Pathological Optimist’ Lands at Gravitas

Anti-Vaccine Documentary ‘Pathological Optimist’ Lands at Gravitas »

14 Aug, 2017
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In today’s film news roundup, Miranda Bailey’s vaccine documentary “The Pathological Optimist” gets distribution and Lionsgate teams with Roadside Attractions to pick up