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  • 'The Good Lie's' improbable Hollywood journey

    'The Good Lie's' improbable Hollywood journey
    For all of Hollywood’s commitment to social causes, there are few suggestions that stop an entertainment-industry conversation in its tracks faster than “Let's finance a movie about immigrants and a distant conflict." Yet when “The...
  • Alaska reporter quits on air after reporting on her own marijuana club

    Alaska reporter quits on air after reporting on her own marijuana club
    Who says local TV news is boring and predictable? On Sunday night, Charlo Greene, a reporter for CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska, gave the ultimate sign off after reporting on efforts to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol in the...
  • Hulu Orders Stephen King's '11/22/63' Kennedy-Assassination Thriller Series from J.J. Abrams

    Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for "11/22/63," a nine-hour adaptation of Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination, from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television. The miniseries, based on King's best-selling 2011 novel...
  • 'The Shawshank Redemption' at 20: How It Went From Bomb to Beloved

    When it premiered on September 23, 1994, "The Shawshank Redemption" barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy "Exit to Eden" and just above Robert Redford's "Quiz Show," already in its fifth week....
  • MGM Acquires Stake in Mark Burnett/Roma Downey Production Companies, Revives United Artists Banner

    MGM has acquired a 55% stake in the production companies jointly owned by Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment and has revived the United Artists banner to house the investment. Burnett will serve as CEO of the newly formed United Artists...
  • 'Men in Blazers': How Producer Michael Davies Became a TV Soccer Commentator

    From Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" to GSN's "The American Bible Challenge," prolific producer Michael Davies has had no less than half a dozen series and pilots in the hopper at any given time during the past few years at his Sony Pictures TV-based...
  • Colin Farrell says he will star in 'True Detective' Season 2

    Colin Farrell says he will star in 'True Detective' Season 2
    Colin Farrell will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective" -- according to Colin Farrell.  The roguish Irish actor is apparently not one for keeping secrets. He leaked the news this weekend to Dublin's Sunday World newspaper, saying  “...
  • Rob Owen: ABC leads the way in more TV diversity

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. After years of advocacy groups calling for greater diversity among the stars of prime-time TV shows, the 2014-15 TV season that kicks off this week finally moves closer to that goal. ABC, in particular, will debut new series notable...
  • TV Review: 'NCIS: New Orleans'

    Produced with factory-like precision, "NCIS: New Orleans" seems determined not to give viewers watching lead-in "NCIS" any reason to reach for the remote or clap off the TV. And other than the jazz riffs (which no one will confuse with "Treme") and...
  • The gift of reading: give it to your kids [Commentary]

    The gift of reading: give it to your kids [Commentary]
    Now that the school year has begun, we have many questions: Is the new Core Curriculum good or bad? What about "No Child Left Behind"? How many remedial courses should a college student be allowed to take? Letter grades versus pass/fail? The questions and...
  • Tim and Eric bring 'Bedtime Stories' to TV and stage show

    In a recent episode of the new Adult Swim series "Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories," Bob Odenkirk plays a doctor who snaps off compliant patients' toes and then secretly gobbles them down like they were potato chips. Just throw up in your mouth? That's...