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  • 'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down

     'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down
    At 2 hours and 18 minutes, the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" runs exactly two hours longer than the knockout YouTube clip of the real Mr. Dynamite performing up a storm in 1964's "The T.A.M.I. Show." It is not time well spent. Despite the linked...
  • Shonda Rhimes night thrills WFTV

    What does WFTV-Channel 9 make of ABC's performance last season? And what new show is the Orlando affiliate most excited about this fall from the Disney-owned network? "ABC had a very strong May," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt told me. She...
  • TCA 2014: ABC President Paul Lee showcases more diverse lineup

    ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.   The broadcast networks have traditionally cast...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' returns Sept. 15

    ABC will bring back its most popular series, "Dancing With the Stars," on Sept. 15, a week before the TV season officially begins. The Disney-owned network will offer six new series in the fall. "Forever," a drama about a medical examiner who won't die,...
  • ABC's Paul Lee Talks Diversity, Scheduling and Last Season's Stumbles

    The diversity featured in ABC's upcoming primetime lineup is no accident, ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. ABC has a high volume of shows that come from minority creators and...
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights

    Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights
    Disney World is introducing a dinner-and-show combo in a unique setting: After dark at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. The event, dubbed Harambe Nights, debuts June 7 and runs Saturday evenings through Aug. 9. There will be familiar Disney World...
  • Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights

    Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights
    Actress Viola Davis will be the first celebrity narrator for "The Lion King — A Concert in the Wild" show, part of the new Harambe Nights celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom. She once had narration duties for a Greek tragedy with the Los...
  • Harambe Theatre at Disney's Animal Kingdom nears completion

    Harambe Theatre at Disney's Animal Kingdom nears completion
    The new home of the revived "Festival of the Lion King" show is nearing completion at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  The Harambe Theatre is set to open in June in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom. The venue will act as the new home of the "Festival of...
  • Broadcast TV viewers in U.S. to see more dramas next season

    By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Viewers may be laughing a lot less when they turn on their televisions this fall, as the major U.S. broadcasters are loading up their schedules with dramas in an effort to lure some defecting viewers back from cable. For...
  • Broadcasters think sports and live specials will be must-see TV

    TV executives spoke a strange language in New York this week. "We are eventizing our entertainment slate," Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly told media buyers at the network's annual "upfront" presentation, where it formally presented the fall...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them'

    Eight months after premiering as a work-in-progress at Toronto, tyro helmer Ned Benson's two-volume, three-hour-plus marital drama "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" has shed its bifurcated structure and some 70 minutes from its running time, but what's...