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‘The Mantis’: Netflix Acquires Carole Bouquet Crime Drama – Mipcom

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Adding to its range of local-language offerings, Netflix has picked up The Mantis, a French serial killer thriller starring Carole Bouquet. The six-part drama is made by Septembre Productions and will be available globally on Netflix on December 29. In France, it’s already been added to the streaming service where it runs after broadcast on TF1. Handled by Ab International Distribution, the series centers on Jeanne Deber (Bouquet), aka The Mantis. She’s a famous serial… »

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CBS Buys ‘Big Men’ Comedy From ‘Crazy Ex’s Aline Brosh McKenna & Rene Gube

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna has teamed with the CW series’ co-producer/recurring guest star Rene Gube for Big Men, a single-camera comedy that has been set up at CBS. CBS TV Studios, where Brosh McKenna is under an overall deal, is the studio. Written and executive produced by Brosh McKenna and Gube, Big Men centers on an Asian-American rookie pro basketball player who dreams of a baller lifestyle but standing in his way are his… »

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‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ To Launch With One-Hour Movie

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Disney Xd said today that it will launch its Big Hero 6 The Series on November 20 with a one-hour primetime movie that will air simultaneously on Disney Xd and Disney Channel. The movie, Baymax Returns, will kick off a slew of shorts and previews ahead of the series’ regular bow in early 2018. The animated series, based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar winner, continues the adventures and friendship of Hiro, Baymax and the Big Hero 6… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Clocks Best Brooklyn Trip Launch Ratings

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ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live clocked its best-ever Brooklyn-trip household rating – a season high 2.6/7 – kicking off a week of broadcasts from Brooklyn, according to early stats for Monday. Kimmel also matched a season high in the demo (0.7/4). Excluding NBA Finals-led broadcasts in June, Kimmel tied his highest single-day household rating on any night since hosting President Barack Obama on October 24, 2016. Monday’s broadcast kicked off Jimmy Kimmel Live’s third visit to… »

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America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union & Others Share Stories Of Sexual Abuse & Harassment

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Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke and the #metoo campaign took off over the weekend, more celebrities — and countless others — have shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment on social media. Among them is Superstore star America Ferrera, who revealed the “shame and guilt” of having been assaulted by a grown man when she was 9 years old. #MeToo pi… »

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‘Valor’ Ratings Slip In Week 2; ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Tops Slow Night

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It’s Week 2 for the CW Monday lineup. Supergirl (0.5 in adults 18-49, 1.75 million viewers) ticked down a bit in viewers to tie its smallest audience but retained 100% of its season premiere L+Sd demo rating, which was a series low. New military drama Valor dipped in both categories, slipping to 1 million viewers and a 0.2 18-49 rating. That was a demo series low mark the now-defunct No Tomorrow and Frequency did not reach until December last year. ABC’s fast nationals… »

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The CW Buys ‘School For Psychics’ Drama From Paul Sciarrotta, Dan Jinks & Jason Egenberg

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The CW has put in development School For Psychics, a drama based on K.C. Archer’s upcoming book series, from CBS TV Studios. Paul Sciarrotta, who most recently served as co-executive producer on the CW/CBS Studios dramedy Jane the Virgin, will write the adaptation and will executive produce alongside Dan Jinks and Jason Egenberg. In School For Psychics, when an aimless, jaded young woman learns she has powerful latent psychic abilities, she is recruited to join a secret… »

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‘Queen Sugar’: Kat Candler Named New Showrunner For Season 3 Of Own Drama

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Kat Candler, who served as producing director on the second season of Queen Sugar, has been named executive producer/showrunner for the hit Own drama’s upcoming third season. She replaces Monica Macer who served as showrunner in Season 2. Macer, in turn, replaced Season 1 day-to-day showrunner Melissa Carter. Like her processors, Candler will work closely with Queen Sugar creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay. In other staffing changes heading into Season 3 of the… »

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One To Watch: The Incredible Underdog Story Of Beulah Koale, Star Of ‘Thank You For Your Service’ & ‘Hawaii Five-o’

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This will start an occasional look at emerging artists, their struggle for the big break, and how they make the most of the opportunity. In the coming weeks you will see the work of Beulah Koale, a young actor of Samoan descent who was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. He just became a regular cast member in Hawaii Five-o, and stars with Miles Teller in Thank You For Your Service, the Jason Hall-directed fact-based war drama about a group of U.S. soldiers who… »

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Comedy Central Orders 2 New Series From ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Late Night’ Alums

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Comedy Central has given series orders to The Other Two, from former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and the company behind the venerable NBC sketch program, Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video; and to South Side (working title), from former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writers/performers Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin as well as Bashir’s brother, Sultan Salahuddin. The Other Two and South Side were two of the nine pilots Comedy Central or… »

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Softer NFL Ratings Will Drag Down CBS Q3 Earnings, Wall Street Analyst Warns

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While it still has a positive, “outperform” rating on the stock, Credit Suisse believes CBS will disappoint investors when it reports quarterly earnings on Nov. 2 due to softer ratings for Sunday NFL games. Analyst Omar Sheikh has trimmed his estimate of earnings per share by 5% to $1.08. The Wall Street consensus forecast is $1.12 per share. In a report that mirrors similar concerns he raised last week about Fox parent 21st Century Fox, Sheikh said NFL games are overall… »

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The Scaramucci Post Pulls “How Many Jews” Holocaust Poll After Twitter Torching

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The shortest-tenured White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is back in headlines again, and not in a good way – again. This time it’s over a poll put up on his The Scaramucci Post, launched after Scaramucci’s 10-day tenure as President Donald Trump’s chief media massage-er. The poll asked how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust, with multiple-choice options ranging from “Less than 1 million” to “More than 5 million.” It was pulled as it was closing in… »

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Chris Cuomo Anchors ‘Inside’ For Hln Over Five Fridays

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CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo will headline Inside with Chris Cuomo, premiering on Hln this Friday,  Oct. 20 at 9 Pm Et/Pt. The five-part series probes “stories affecting real people, in real towns and cities across America,” the network said. Those episodes spotlight the opioid epidemic, a medical examiner's office on the Texas/Mexico border, a polygamist community, the sex trade and a women's prison. It's the latest docuseries to air on Hln as part of the network's… »

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CBS Names Writers Mentoring Program Participants For 2017-18

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CBS said today that it has selected eight people to take part in its 2017-18 Writers Mentoring Program. In its 14th year, the program serves to provide mentorships, access and opportunity for aspiring scribes. This year’s mentees are (from left in photo above): Ashley Charbonnet, Krystal Banzon, Jovan Robinson, Naomi IwamotoShuo Zhang, Munis Rashid, Gil Hizon and April Shih. Read their mini-bios below. The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with an executive… »

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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

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It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their streak of 11 consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts. However, as social media sparked with Espn not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made: Last night’s primetime broadcast of the Titans’ 36-22 victory stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall… »

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Trevor Noah Probes Chicago Murder Rate To Kick Off ‘The Daily Show’ Windy City Week

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Updated with video: Trevor Noah channeled Ferris Bueller's Day Off to kick off The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let's Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold. For opening night, Noah broke down the town’s reputation as the most dangerous city in America. The South African comic told his very receptive Athenaeum Theatre audience that murder rates are higher in St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, and Cleveland. "It really sucks that people call Chicago the most dangerous city… »

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Donald Trump Tweets: Tom Marino Out As Drug Czar Nom After WaPo-‘60 Minutes’ Exposé

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Donald Trump just tweeted that Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino has informed him he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Trump had signaled today’s Marino pull-out at Monday’s wild Rose Garden pop-up presser, when he trotted out his “He’s a good man” gag that Trump saves for people in his orbit who are about to have nothing good happen to them. Among many headline-making moments at the presser, Trump said he would take another look at his Drug Czar nominee… »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks ‘Cocaine Godmother’ & True Ambition – Mipcom

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Catherine Zeta-Jones hit the Croisette today to talk up her Lifetime original movie, Cocaine Godmother. The film is directed by Guillermo Navarro and is based on the life of Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco (Zeta-Jones), one of the original "Cocaine Cowboys" who pioneered the drug trade between Colombia and the U.S. in the 70s and 80s. The goal for Zeta-Jones was “not to homogenize her or find a sympathetic quality, because I don't think she had one. I applaud Lifetime… »

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TV Azteca, Keshet Team For Super Series; Acorn Looks ‘Straight Forward’ – Mipcom

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TV Azteca and Keshet International are joining forces in a deal to co-develop and produce an original Spanish-language super series to air on TV Azteca. It will be developed under the Ki banner and co-produced with TV Azteca in-house. The plan is to launch the 60-episode series next year. Ki is handling global sales. Joshua Mintz, Deputy President for TV Azteca, and Kelly Wright, VP Distribution and New Business at Ki, will oversee development. TV Azteca is the… »

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NBCU And Snap Inc. Launch Digital Studio With Lauren Anderson Heading Content

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NBCUniversal, which invested $500 million in Snap Inc. just before its Ipo in March, is taking the investment to the next level by teaming up with the social networking company on a new digital content studio tasked with adding a scripted programming to Snap’s Shows platform. The companies have an equal investment in the yet-to-be-named venture. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based outfit will be headed by chief content officer Lauren Anderson, an NBC Entertainment veteran who… »

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