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  • TV review: Older 'Doctor Who,' new bag of tricks

    TV review: Older 'Doctor Who,' new bag of tricks
    I'm not sure if "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat is worried fans are not going to like Peter Capaldi's new Doctor, or that they'll miss former star Matt Smith so much they don't give the older actor a chance. But he seems preoccupied with the Doctor'...
  • Al Gore, Joel Hyatt Say Al Jazeera Was 'Underhanded' in Use of Escrow Fund

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Current TV co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt say that Al Jazeera is withholding millions of dollars in an escrow fund from the sale of the TV channel "as a reservoir from which to pull money to buy favor with its distributors....
  • 49ers sparkling new Levi's Stadium sees field fail, new grass goes in

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. When the 49ers were getting ready to open their new $1.3 billion stadium, coach Jim Harbaugh compared the team's new field to the fairways at the famed golf course where the Masters tournament is played. The team and its partners...
  • 'True Detective' Season 2 Plot 'Not as Dark' as First Season, Says HBO Boss

    Season 2 of HBO's critically acclaimed drama "True Detective" won't be quite as dark as the first, according to HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, who spoke Thursday at the Guardian Intl, Television Festival in Edinburgh. Again scripted by...
  • Watch: Meet the Cast of Fox's 'Utopia'

    Fox has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming reality series "Utopia," which focuses on 15 strangers who will live together for a year in the hopes of creating a new civilization. The series is based on a hit Dutch series from exec producer John...
  • Review: 'Sweetness #9' by Stephan Eirik Clark

    Review: 'Sweetness #9' by Stephan Eirik Clark
    Time will tell if the literary equivalent of the lightning strike that catapulted Edan Lepucki's "California" to best-sellerdom will work its magic on Stephan Eirik Clark's debut novel as well. Lepucki got the coveted "Colbert Bump" in July when...
  • U.K.'s Channel 4 Acquires Stakes in Four Indie Production Companies

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired minority stakes in four independent production companies -- Arrow Media, Lightbox, Popkorn and True North. The investments have been made from its ?20 million ($33.2...
  • Why the Pay TV Model Won't Work for the Music Business

    You've got to stop e-mailing me Ted Gioia's article in the Daily Beast about lessons the music industry can learn from TV. This is what drives me crazy about America, people glom onto something that squares with their worldview, and they trumpet it to...
  • Los Tigres Receive Star on the Walk of Fame

    They have been a band for as long as the Rolling Stones. They've recorded more than 500 songs and made more than 60 albums, selling over 35 million copies worldwide. They've appeared in some 18 movies and won 10 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards. But when...
  • 'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' Franchises Coming to TNT

    TNT has secured the network television rights to "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent" movie franchises in an expansive deal with Lionsgate. The acquisition includes the network premiere windows for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," bowing in theaters...
  • New TV Academy Topper: 'It's Not the Platform, It's the Programming'

    Maury McIntyre has taken the reins as prexy-COO of the Television Academy at a moment when there's a clamor to overhaul key Emmy Award categories to better reflect the vastness of the contempo programming landscape. McIntyre has a deep resume in...