Apple Aims To Topple Netflix & Amazon’s Streaming Reign With Today’s Big Reveal

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They may not be in the Steve Jobs Theater today at Apple HQ, but Reed Hastings and Jeff Bezos will certainly be watching when Tim Cook unveils the company’s new streaming service that the home of the iPhone has been cooking up under lock and key …

‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner On Tonight’s Cutting Episode & Season 9 Finale

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SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details of tonight’s Season 9 penultimate episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
“We’ve known for years that this moment would come eventually, and it didn’t feel right to wait past this season,” says The…

‘The Dirt’ Review: Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Memoir Pic Flaccid & Bleached Clean

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SPOILER ALERT: This review contains details of the movie version of The Dirt
Having taken decades to make it to the screen, you kind of knew any adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 memoir The Dirt was going to be problematic, to put it politely.
Inf…

‘Deadly Class’ Co-Creator Talks Tonight’s Bloody Finale, Lana Condor & Season 2

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SPOILER ALERT:  This post contains details of tonight’s Deadly Class Season 1 finale.
“You know, I always joke that if we don’t get a Season 2 that this’ll be like Freaks and Geeks,” says Deadly Class executive producer Rick Remender as the Syfy series…

Fox Celebrates First Day Of “Fresh Start” With One-Time Only Greatest Hits Spot

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“The company that we knew and loved is changing,” says a prophetic Terrence Howard tonight in a clip from Empire used in sizzle spot celebrating the birth of a new era at what is a slimmed down and new Fox.
Running during the latest episode of theLee D…

Lee Daniels Lets Loose On “Pain & Anger” That ‘Empire’ Team Feels Over Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Fake Hate Crime

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Putting the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity to the test, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels today held nothing back in talking about the impact on the Fox drama of Jussie Smollett’s alleged fake hate crime.
“These past couple of weeks ha…

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Trailer Goes Full 1985 With Mötley Crüe & Summer Fun

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You’ve got to give Netflix full cross-promotion points for today’s first full trailer for Season 3 of Stranger Things.
Less than 48 hours before the biopic of Mötley Crüe launches on the streamer, the peek at the return of the Duffer Brothers ser…

Viacom Storms DirecTV With ‘Daily Show’ Warning Of Looming Blackout

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It’s no laughing matter to Viacom that AT&T could be dropping its channels from DirecTV and U-verse in just a couple of day but Comedy Central’s The Daily Show became the battlefield in the latest pay-TV carriage war tonight.
As host Trevor Noah li…

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Two Major New Characters To Exit At End Of Season 2

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SPOILER ALERT:The story includes plot details about the current Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.
EXCLUSIVE: CBS All Access has big plans to expand the Trekverse, but Star Trek: Discovery is slimming down.
One of the biggest cast addi…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Plays Nice With Apple (“Great Company”) As New Streaming War Looms

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“Our success doesn’t determine their success,” Reed Hastings said Monday about the increased competition for Netflix in cable and from other streamers, both current and to come. “We will make this a better industry if we have better competitors,” he CE…

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Chides Apple & Disney For Being “Very Late” To Streaming

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EXCLUSIVE: “Absolutely!” Ted Sarandos said Monday when asked whether his attitude toward the upcoming streaming platforms from Apple, Disney and WarnerMedia is a case of “bring it on.”
“I have no idea what they’re doing until we see it,” Netflix’s chie…

‘Chernobyl,’ ‘The Boys’ Debuts, ‘Mr. Robot’ Farewell With Rami Malek Slated For Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its slate of TV offerings, including world premieres of HBO’s Chernobyl and Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys.
The lineup also includes an event marking the final season of USA’s Mr. Robot, includin…

Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing

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“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku.
From almost any perspective, that seems like an understatement fr…

It’s Official! Starz Renews ‘American Gods’ For Third Season, Finds New Showrunner

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As Deadline exclusively revealed last month, the cable gods have decided to bless American Gods with another season, Starz’s made it official today.
Just one week into the long awaited second season of the Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane-led series…

Lori Loughlin Dropped By Hallmark Channel Due To Elite College Bribery Scandal

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Two days after Lori Loughlin flew into town from a Vancouver set to face charges and arrest over the elite college entrance fraud scheme, the Hallmark Channel has cut all of its various ties with the actor.
“We are saddened by the recent news sur…

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Copyright Suit Settled Ahead Of Season 5 Debut

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Less than two months after AMC and Fear The Walking Dead producers were burned in their desire to see Melvin Smith’s copyright lawsuit dismissed, both sides have struck a deal.
“Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41, Plaintiff Melvin Wil…

‘The Bachelor’ First Seasons, ‘Wedding’ And ‘Paradise’ Extensions Come To Tubi AVOD Service Under New Deal With Warner Bros

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Tubi and Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution are taking viewers into the way-back machine in a deal that will land the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as more recent franchise extensions, on the streaming service.
I…