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FX Networks is continuing its movie binge, snapping up current box-office king Mission Impossible: Fallout for a future airdate. Also in the net’s newest shopping cart are recent theatrical heavyweights Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomDeadpool 2A Quiet PlaceMaze Runner: The Death CureHotel Transylvania 3The Equilizer 2, SkyscraperBlockers and Pacific Rim Uprising. FX’s deals include television as well as rights to stream the films on the network’s digital platforms.
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GLAAD and Jill Soloway’s 5050by2020 yesterday released an open letter to Hollywood urging the advancement of transgender inclusion. The letter was signed by more than 45 agencies, production companies and organizations including JJ Abrams (Bad Robot), CAA, Judd Apatow (Apatow Productions), Ava DuVernay (ARRAY Alliance), Norman Leer (Act III), Ryan Murphy Productions, SAG AFTRA, Time’s Up, UTA, and WME. The letter introduces the best practices resource guide TRANSform Hollywood.
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NewTV, the mobile-first venture being spearheaded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that raised a cool $1 billion in its initial investment round, will be a two-tiered subscription model analagous to that of Hulu, reports Deadline, with the lower-priced tier containing select advertising. Pricing is TBD; target age is 30.
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is packing its bags for coverage of the midterm elections. The Comedy Central centerpiece will head to Florida, setting up digs at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami for a week beginning Monday, October 29.
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Here’s a story of man named Zaslav (cue opening credits). Discovery chief David Zaslav let slip yesterday during Discovery’s Q2 earnings call that it was in fact the company’s net HGTV that was the mystery purchaser of the home used for The Brady Bunch exterior shots. “You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California,” he said. “I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory.” More deets to follow in the coming months.
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All good things…Showtime will debut the eighth and final season of its No. 1 drama series Homeland in June 2019. In other network announcements at TCA, Showtime will premiere half-hour comedy series Kidding, starring Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades, on Sunday, September 9 at 10p. Also, LeBron is in the house. Showtime will debut three-part doc series Shut Up and Dribble, an inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA, in October. Series is from exec producers LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Gotha, Chopra… Also, Showtime will premiere new documentary series Enemies: The President, Justice & the FBI (working title), from directors Alex Gibney and Jed Rothstein. The four-part look at history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI premieres November 18 at 8p. In other news. the ninth season of Shameless will expand to a 14-ep order, and will air in two parts – this fall and in winter 2019. The first seven episodes will begin airing on Sunday, September 9 at 9p; part deux will debut Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 9 p. Season 6 of Ray Donovan will bow on Sunday, October 28 at 9p. The network also announced the premiere date for new eight-hour limited series Escape at Dannemora, based on the prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, on Sunday, November 18 at 10p.
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CBS ordered 10-ep competition series Million Dollar Mile (working title) from Big Brother exec producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan with Fly on the Wall Entertainment, and LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment, with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Series challenges everyday athletes to complete a one-mile course in a major city designed by a group of elite athletes determined to stop contestants from winning the $1 million prize. Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron will oversee the project for SpringHill.
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ABC gave the green light to its Sunday Fun & Games programming block, featuring the fifth season of Celebrity Family Feud, and the fourth seasons of The $100,000 Pyramid and To Tell the Truth.
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Prolific TV director David Semel, of late linked to Man in the High Castle, Star Trek: Discovery, Heroes, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary and Code Black, inked a deal with Kapital Entertainment that will see him directing pilots and exec-producing projects he develops with the company for broadcast, cable or streaming networks.
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New Girl creator, writer and exec producer Liz Meriwether extended her overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV for an additional year.
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On the heels of the most-watched season of Total BellasE! Entertainment gave the thumbs up to a fourth season of the series following the lives of WWE Superstars Nikki Bella and Brie Bella.
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Duncan Jones, the filmmaker behind Warcraft and Source Code, will make his small-screen directorial debut with the adaptation of Tony Kent’s thriller novel Killer Intent. Liberty Films, the indie company headed by Stuart Fenegan and Jones, will produce the TV adaptation.
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Nikki Toscano is in as co-exec producer and co-showrunner of Amazon’s The Hunt, the Nazi-hunting series exec-produced by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele.
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A revival of American Gladiators, the competition that pits everyday athletes against their famous counterparts in a race to complete an obstacle course, is being shopped by MGM– with John Ferraro, producer of the original series, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached. The original AG ran from 1989-96.
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NBC lapsed on its option to renew Trial & Error for a third season, a move that reverts rights to the crime comedy back to producing studio Warner Bros TV.
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Apple scored rights to Min Jin Lee novel Pachinko and will develop the story as an international drama series. The series would be produced by Media Res, written and exec produced by showrunner Soo Hugh (The TerrorThe Whispers), and exec produced by Lee.
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British Olympic diver Tom Daley, who with his partner recently had a child via surrogacy, will front a doc about surrogacy for BBC One. Surrogacy (working title), produced by Raw Television, will investigate how surrogacy works in the UK, where it’s illegal to advertise for or pay surrogates except for reasonable expenses.
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Netflix is playing politics with the return of House of Cards.The streaming service slotted the premiere of the sixth and final season for November 2, just four days ahead of the midterm elections, for the Kevin Spacey-less season that will feature Robin Wright’s Clare Underwood in the Oval Office.
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Tree-whisperer Pete Nelson and crew return with more treehouse builds across a milestone celebration of 100 builds completed on the new season of Treehouse Masters, launching Friday, August 17 at 8p on Animal Planet.
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ION Media snagged broadcast rights to Chicago P.D.in a deal with NBCUniversal Television Distribution and will begin airing the Dick Wolf drama on ION Television in early 2019. The agreement gives ION seasons 1-5 (106 episodes) of the series.
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Gangsters: America’s Most Evil – “Danny Greene” will debut on Reelz on Wednesday, August 15 at 9p. Greene was a union boss, an embezzler, a mafia enforcer and an FBI informant.
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Getting better all the time: CBS will present Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on Monday, August 20 at 8p. The primetime special will feature never-before-seen footage from the smash “Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke” segment that aired on The Late Late Show With James Corden on June 21.
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ABC’s The Goldbergs will once again pay tribute to a hit movie from the ‘80s with a sendup of John Hughes flick Sixteen Candles for the comedy series’ sixth season premiere on Wednesday, September 26 at 8p. In the ep, it’s Adam’s 16th birthday but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day.
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ABC will air a two-hour primetime special celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse on Sunday, November 4 at 8p. From the Shrine Auditorium in LA, Mickey’s 90th Spectacular will feature musical performances, tributes and never-before-seen short films. Don Mischer is onboard to produce and direct the special event;  participating celebs will be announced shortly.
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The CW has found its BatwomanRuby Rose has been cast as the title character in the net’s series, in development for the 2019-20 season…Frances Turner (The Gifted) is in as a series regular and Cle Bennett (Homeland) and Rich Ting (NCIS: Los Angeles) booked recurring roles season 4 of Amazon drama series The Man in the High CastleTelemundo announced the cast of drama Falsa Identidad, including Sergio Goyri, Alejandro Camacho, Eduardo Yanez, Sonya Smith, Uriel del Toro and Samadhi Zendejas.
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The three-hour season finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette rose 38 percent among A18-49 over its July 30 two-hour airing, marking a season high in the demo and winning the night. The rose withers a bit compared with the finale of the 2017, though, as the tune-in was down 14 percent this year.
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Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black continues to be a steady performer for the streaming service, according to new data from Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings report. The July 27 premiere, drew more than 5.3 million US viewers within three days, on an average minute basis; 71 percent of viewers were in the A18-49 demo.
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Freeform’s The Bold Type increased viewership by 14 percent in A18-49 during its first season across linear, digital and STB VOD platforms through 35 days, and in season 2 saw an increase of 126 percent over its first season on Hulu among A18-49 in its first seven days.
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The midsummer syndication session ended July 29 was a good one for the gabfests as 11 of the 14 shows in the category held firm or moved up from the week before. At the top of the genre Dr Phil (2.6 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, steady with the week before) was the No. 1 talk show for the 99th week in a row despite being entirely in reruns. Live with Kelly and Ryan (three-week high 2.1, up 11 percent) also had a big week, growing 11 percent from last year, the most annual growth of any talker. Ellen DeGeneres (1.5, down 6 percent) rounded out the top three. In access time periods, Entertainment Tonight (2.7, steady) tied sister show Inside Edition (2.7, down 4 percent) for first place among magazines. The big movers in the group were TMZ (1.2, up 9 percent) and Access (four-week high 1.1, up 10%).
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