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CBS Commits to Full Season of Life in Pieces

NEW YORK: CBS has given a full-season, 22-episode order to Life in Pieces, a new comedy series starring Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt, among others. Life in Pieces is a family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members. Additional members of ...

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FOX Goes for Full Season of The Grinder

LOS ANGELES: FOX has ordered a full season of the new comedy series The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and created and written by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (The D Train, Allen Gregory). Thus far, it has delivered year over year ...

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NBCU Revenue Boosted by Minions, Jurassic World

PHILADELPHIA: NBCUniversal revenue increased 20.8 percent in the third quarter, while operating cash flow was up 17 percent, driven in part by the box-office success of Minions and Jurassic World. Revenue for NBCU in Q3 reached $7.2 billion, compared to the $5.9 billion delivered in the same quarter a year ...

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Ricky Gervais to Host Golden Globes for Fourth Time

UNIVERSAL CITY: Ricky Gervais has been tapped to once again host the Golden Globes. The three-hour event is slated to air live January 10 on NBC. Gervais, known for his work on the hit British comedy The Office and Netflix’s Derek, hosted the Globes for three consecutive years (2010-12). Nominations ...

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Development Deals Lined Up at 11th Annual NYTVF

NEW YORK: A raft of development deals have been inked at the 11th annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF), including several titles being picked up as part of the A+E Networks Create360° initiative. As part of those agreements, several projects will be considered for the company’s channels, among them Win ...

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SPT Hires Programming & Development, International Production VP

CULVER CITY: Jodie Platt, a former ABC Entertainment Group exec, has joined Sony Pictures Television (SPT) as the company's VP of programming and development, international production. In her new role, Platt will work out of Los Angeles under Jeff Lerner, SPT's executive VP of scripted programming, international production. She is ...

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A+E Networks Channels to Air ‘Race in America’ Concert

NEW YORK: A+E Networks has announced a partnership with iHeartMedia for a special concert event in November meant to confront issues of race in the U.S. and promote social unity and progress. Tentatively titled Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, the two-hour simulcast has been ...

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Lionsgate Secures Deal with Producers Zwick & Herskovitz

SANTA MONICA/VANCOUVER: Lionsgate has inked a multiyear, first-look deal with producers, writers and directors Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. The agreement will see Lionsgate work with Zwick and Herskovitz to create and produce scripted programming. Zwick and Herskovitz began their collaboration when they worked together on the Emmy Award-winning TV ...

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Another Season for Hulu Original Casual

SANTA MONICA: Hulu has ordered a 13-episode second season of Casual, an original comedy series from Lionsgate Television. Casual follows Alex and Valerie, a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister, as they navigate the world of dating while living together and raising a teenager. The show stars Michaela Watkins, ...

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