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Rachel Maddow Scores Biggest Ratings Week Ever

Fortune reports: Ratings data released today by Nielsen show Maddow ended the week as the most-watched cable news show for the week, beating out competition from CNN and longtime top-rated cable news network Fox News Channel. Among viewers 25-54, the demographic most coveted by advertisers, Maddow remained on top, with an average audience of 667,000 viewers. The Wrap reports: On ...

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CBS Chairman Steps Down Amid Sex Scandal

Fortune Magazine reports: Six more women are accusing CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault and harassment, according to a New Yorker investigation published Sunday—a month after a previous report by the publication outlined accusations of harassment, intimidation, and abuse by another group of six women. Dozens of other complaints detailed widespread sexual misconduct at the company. According ...

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Charges Dropped Against Kevin Spacey, Netflix Reveals Death Of His Evil House Of Cards Character [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: The fate of Kevin Spacey’s character on Netflix’s “House of Cards” is sealed. During a new teaser released Wednesday, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood stands over the grave of her husband, Frank Underwood, and she appears to be anything but grief-stricken. It’s not clear how Spacey’s character died. Underwood’s death should come as no shock to “House of ...

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NBC Greenlights Law & Order: Hate Crimes Series

Deadline Hollywood reports: As Law & Order: SVU is heading into its record-tying 20th season, NBC is expanding the Law & Order franchise with a 13-episode order to Law & Order: Hate Crimes, from Law & Order boss Dick Wolf. Co-created with one of Wolf’s top lieutenants, former Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight, the latest Law & Order ...

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Roseanne: I’m Moving To Israel To Study The Torah

The New York Daily News reports: Roseanne Barr said she hopes to be living in Israel and studying the Torah when “The Conners” hits the airwaves without her this fall. The fired “Roseanne” star revealed her plan for the spinoff show’s October premiere during an appearance on the conservative “Promised Land” podcast Sunday. Barr said if she were to stay ...

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ABC Releases First Teaser For The Connors [VIDEO]

Here is the official synopsis: “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family — Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. — grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, ...

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Amazon To Launch Free Ad-Supported Video Service

Ad Week reports: Amazon.com has an ad-supported TV service in the works that would be free to those who use the company’s Fire TV streaming devices. The service is reportedly being developed by the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which Amazon acquired in 1998. It will be called “Free Dive.” Sources told us that Amazon is talking with major TV studios ...

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Lifestyles Of The Rich Host Robin Leach Dies At 76

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports: Robin Leach, a celebrity columnist and television host who famously signed off each episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” with his signature catchphrase of “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” has died. “Despite the past 10 months, what a beautiful life he had. Our Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and friend Robin Leach passed away ...

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Original Series Creator To Reboot Designing Women

From the Hollywood Reporter: Twenty-five years after wrapping its seven-season run on CBS, Designing Women is plotting a return to the small screen. Series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is behind the revival, which hails from producers Sony Pictures Television Studios. The project has been in the works for months as the indie studio searches for a home for its revival of ...

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Tribune Breaks Off $3.9B Sinclair Merger, Sues Sinclair

CBS News reports: Tribune Media is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it’s filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract. Tribune Media would be on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, according to the agreement reached last year. Sinclair Broadcast Group had offered to buy the Chicago company’s 42 TV stations and had ...

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REPORT: Roseanne Character Dead In Coming Spinoff

The Decider reports: Now that ABC is officially going forward with The Conners, there’s a Roseanne-shaped elephant in the room. How will the show continue without its star? The logline for The Conners suggests that Roseanne has died: the series “will follow the Conner family who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of ...

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Fact Of Life Star Charlotte Rae Dies At Age 92

ABC News reports: Charlotte Rae, the character actress best known for her roles in “Diff’rent Strokes” and its spinoff, “The Facts of Life,” has died at age 92. Rae’s representative confirmed the news Sunday, saying she died surrounded by family and friends at her Los Angeles home. The actress’ career spanned six decades. She first charmed audiences as housekeeper Edna ...

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Patrick Stewart To Return To TV As Jean-Luc Picard

Rolling Stone reports: Star Trek producers revealed Saturday that Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Star Trek: The Next Generation captain Jean-Luc Picard on the franchise’s new series. The actor is also set to serve as executive producer on the series, which will air – like Star Trek Discovery – on CBS’ video-on-demand service All Access beginning in the ...

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Handmaids Actress Ann Dowd: Aunt Lydia Would Make Mincemeat Out Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not get an easy ride in “The Handmaid’s Tale” universe, according to one of the dystopian drama’s stars. On Thursday’s “Late Night,” actress Ann Dowd — who plays the ruthless Aunt Lydia in Hulu’s TV adaption of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel — claimed her character “would make mincemeat” of the White House ...

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New York Orders Spectrum Cable To Cease Operations

USA Today reports: New York’s utility regulators moved Friday to revoke Charter Communication’s ability to operate in the state, arguing that the state’s top cable provider hasn’t lived up to the terms of its 2016 merger with Time Warner Cable. The Public Service Commission gave Charter 60 days submit a plan to hand over its New York operations to a ...

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Bristol Palin Lands $250K Salary For Reality Show Gig

US Weekly reports: Bristol Palin will be making the big bucks for Teen Mom OG. Palin, 27, who confirmed she’d be joining the cast on Friday, July 20, will be earning $250,000 for the first season with an option for a second and third year, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. She will also receive an additional $50,000 for each ...

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Roseanne: My Show Got Canceled Because I Voted For Trump And That’s Not Allowed In Hollywood [VIDEO]

“When ABC called and asked me to explain my [makes air quotes] egregious and unforgivable tweet, I told them I thought Valerie Jarrett was white and I also said I’m willing to go on The View, Jimmy Kimmel, or whatever show you want me to go on and explain that to my audience. Instead about 40 minutes after that my ...

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Roseanne Barr Freaks Out Once Again Over Valerie Jarrett: I Thought The Bitch Was White! Fuck! [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: Late Thursday, a NSFW video of the 65-year-old comedian was posted to her official YouTube page. In the short clip, Barr looks disordered and distressed as she smokes a cigarette while arguing with a male producer about the editing of a previous video — one that was apparently cut together from multiple shoots and showed Roseanne wearing ...

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CW Network Greenlights Lesbian Batwoman Series

Deadline Hollywood reports: Batwoman is already scheduled to visit the Arrowverse for the annual crossover event in December; she may now become a permanent member of it, expanding the universe and breaking some TV ground in the process. The CW has put in development a Batwoman series for 2019 consideration. It hails from former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline ...

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Roseanne Barr Hints At Return To TV: I’ve Had Offers

The New York Post reports: Roseanne Barr claims she’s fielded several offers since the “Roseanne” reboot got the ax. “Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen, and I feel very excited because I already have been offered so many things, and I almost accepted one really good offer to go back on TV,” Barr, 65, said ...

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