Television

EXCLUSIVE: Charter Communications is getting out of the original programming business. The decision to shut down Spectrum Originals comes as Katherine Pope, who launched and spearheaded the effort as Charter’s Head of Original Content, is leaving to become President of Sony Pictures Television Studios. According to sources, the move is not unexpected, and Pope’s exit provided an
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EXCLUSIVE: Zoe Terakes (Nine Perfect Strangers, Wentworth) has joined the cast of the Disney+ series Ironheart in a key role, sources tell Deadline. Details regarding their role are being kept under wraps. Marvel reps declined to comment. Ironheart will star Dominique Thorne as Marvel character Riri Williams, a genius inventor and creator of the most advanced
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The Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe is coming to end, according to co-showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Gilligan and Gould, speaking on the show’s final virtual TCA panel, said that they have no plans to add another show to the AMC shared universe, although cautioned “never say never”. “You can’t keep putting all your
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The Sandman, Netflix’s series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book, ended the two-week reign of Virgin River‘s fourth season at the top of the streamer’s weekly rankings for Aug.1-Aug.7. The Sandman drew 69.5 million hours viewed in its first three days of release. That is a solid number for a new series. While returning hits
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Endeavor has struck a deal to sell its professional development league business, Diamond Baseball Holdings, to investment firm Silver Lake, Endeavor’s major investor. DBL has been operating under Endeavor “to bring value to local Minor League Clubs affiliated with Major League Baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation and investment,” the company said. But, “Ultimately
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In an unprecedented move, the United Nations has formally raised “grave concerns” with Iranian officials over treatment of BBC News staff operating in the region. The BBC filed a complaint with the UN earlier this year regarding BBC News Persian staffers, which spotlighted online violence against journalists, gendered attacks faced by women and increased financial
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EXCLUSIVE: The life of one of Hollywood’s leading men, Cary Grant, is to be portrayed by Jason Isaacs in an ITV and BritBox International drama, Deadline can reveal. Philomena and Stan & Ollie writer Jeff Pope is writing and exec producing Archie, named after Grant’s birthname Archibald Alexander Leach. ITV Studios is producing and the four-parter will
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Jared Goff is entering his second year as the starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions and it will all be documented on the HBO series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions. The documentary from HBO Sports and NFL Films will premiere its 17th season starting Tuesday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO
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Viewers of the Emmy-nominated Angelyne on Peacock might be surprised to learn just how little of star Emmy Rossum they actually saw. Rossum said during a panel appearance at Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees event that 10 prosthetic pieces transformed her face and body into that of Los Angeles billboard queen Angelyne. “Nothing of me
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Mike Tyson took to social media to take a jab at Hulu over Mike, the series about his life. The former boxer is not happy that the streaming service produced a biographical series without his permission or compensation for telling his story. “Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life. It’s
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Full of body positivity and lots of girl power, Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls proves not every reality competition series needs to be cutthroat to be “must see TV.” And the formula worked for the Grammy Award winner and her team, who were recently nominated for six Emmy Awards including Outstanding Competition Program,
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Warner Bros. Discovery Friday detailed its charges for the second quarter that included a combined $825 million hit on the content side, including $496 million for content impairment and $329 million for content development write-downs, as well as $208 million for employee terminations for the three months ended June. As reported Thursday, WBD posted a
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After Bob Bakish yesterday said said Paramount+ was performing “above expectations” in the UK and Ireland, the streamer has stocked its cupboards with a series of exclusive scripted acquisitions for those countries’ subscribers. The deal have been struck with Lionsate, NBCUniversal Global Distribution, Sony Pictures Television and Dynamic Television and the shows will join the
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US-based Participant is developing scripted series Esperanza as  co-production with Brazilian activist production company Maria Farinha Films. The adventure drama follows the crew of the vessel Esperanza as they fight for environmental and social rights around the world. The series was created and written by Maria Farinha Films co-founders Estela Renner and Marcos Nisti (Aruanas), who
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EXCLUSIVE: Sanjay Shah, writer, executive producer and showrunner of Everybody Still Hates Chris, has signed an overall deal with CBS Studios, which is behind the recently announced animated series. Under the two-year pact, Shah will serve as executive producer and showrunner on Everybody Still Hates Chris, a reimagined animated version of Chris Rock’s beloved autobiographical
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EXCLUSIVE: Legendary British actor Stephen Fry has boarded Netflix’s The F**k it Bucket from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures, joining a clutch of highly-rated newcomers including lead Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) and Boiling Point’s Lauryn Ajufo. Fry will play the role of Mia Polanco (Wilde)’s doctor, Dr Nell, in his latest Netflix show, having appeared as Headmaster
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EXCLUSIVE: SAG-AFTRA has collected more than $1 billion in dues and “agency fees” from its active members and financial core non-members since its founding 10 years ago with the merger of SAG and AFTRA, according financial reports the union files with the U.S. Department of Labor. In a sign of their relative strengths at the
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The BBC is ramping up its Birmingham operation by moving from the two-decades-old Mailbox site to a new creative quarter in Digbeth. The move forms part of Director General Tim Davie’s Across the UK plan to better represent the UK’s nations and regions. MasterChef will soon relocate to Digbeth and other local commissions include drama Two Tone from Peaky
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