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CBS to Air Daytime Emmys, Which Returns to TV for the First Time in Five Years

CBS to Air Daytime Emmys, Which Returns to TV for the First Time in Five Years

The Daytime Emmy Awards are heading back to TV. Nine years after the kudocast last aired on a broadcast network — and five years after it was last on TV — will once again telecast the , to be held on Friday, June 26.CBS last aired the Daytime Emmys in 2011. The telecast then moved to cable in 2012 and 2013 (HLN) and was last seen on TV in 2015, via Pop TV. After that, it’s been relegated to online, via YouTube, Facebook and KNEKT-TV streams.The Daytime Emmys has nonetheless maintained a bit of a relationship with CBS in recent years, as it continued to announce its nominees exclusively on...

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'Community' Reunion: Donald Glover — and the Entire Cast — Are Ready to Do a Movie

'Community' Reunion: Donald Glover — and the Entire Cast — Are Ready to Do a Movie

Fans hoping for a “” movie announcement are going to have to wait a little longer. The cast and creator reunited recently for a table read, followed by a Q&A to reminisce about the show — but continue to tap dance around the notion that the second half of the show’s “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy might come true.“We can’t make movies right now,” quipped , who was among the “Community” stars who gathered to read the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy,” as part of an event to support COVID-19 relief charities. In particular, the reunion, which streamed on Monday on Sony Pictures...

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May 18
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TV's Unsung Heroes: How Skeleton Crews Are Still Keeping Networks Like CBS on the Air

TV's Unsung Heroes: How Skeleton Crews Are Still Keeping Networks Like CBS on the Air

Normally, around 1,600 people work out of the Broadcast Center on West 57th Street in New York. But these aren’t normal times. Just about a dozen key staffers are still coming into the office, keeping the lights on as most everyone else works from home.“Things have definitely changed,” says Glenn Oakley, CBS executive VP of global media technology operations. “We have reduced staff, down to skeleton crews virtually everywhere. We have definitely removed people going in to essential personnel only.”These are the unsung heroes of TV: the broadcast, cable and local TV staffers who are still...

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May 7
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'Wipeout' Revival Lands at TBS, Which Promises New Twists and the Return of Big, Red Balls

'Wipeout' Revival Lands at TBS, Which Promises New Twists and the Return of Big, Red Balls

The big balls are back. has given a 20-episode order to a reboot of “,” the obstacle course reality competition that originally aired on ABC between 2008 and 2014.Given the current worldwide production shutdown, it’s unclear when the new “Wipeout” might eventually make it to air. But when it does, TBS is promising an even more bruising obstacle course.“The re-imagined series will feature new format twists and elements that will push contestants’ athleticism and willpower to even greater extremes, all while delivering some pretty epic fails,” according to a TBS press release. “Each game has...

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Apr 29
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'American Idol' to Continue Via First-Ever At-Home Remote Editions, ABC Confirms

'American Idol' to Continue Via First-Ever At-Home Remote Editions, ABC Confirms

ABCThe search for a superstar must continue. After taking some time to make the decision on how to proceed with “” as it heads into what should have been its live, shiny floor studio portion of the season, has confirmed that it will continue via remote performances.As of Sunday, April 26, “American Idol” will go live from various locations, as the show’s 20 finalists compete via remote video, while judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as host Ryan Seacrest and in-house mentor Bobby Bones also appear from their homes. More details on how that will be accomplished will be...

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As New Mexico Filming Booms, First-Ever Native American-Owned Film Studio Opens

As New Mexico Filming Booms, First-Ever Native American-Owned Film Studio Opens

Last year, the Tesuque Pueblo tribe of opened a new casino, moving out of a 75,000-square foot facility that they quickly realized could be repurposed as a studio facility.That idea was solidified in the fall, when the Universal Pictures feature “,” starring Tom Hanks, filmed at the facility. And thus launched , which lays claim as the first movie studio owned by a Native American tribe in the history of Hollywood.Camel Rock is located in the foothills of ’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just north of Santa Fe. It’s no stranger to filmmaking: More than 20 productions have shot on Tesuque...

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Mar 13
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Timothy Hutton Accused of Raping 14-Year-Old Girl in 1983 (Report)

Timothy Hutton Accused of Raping 14-Year-Old Girl in 1983 (Report)

[Updated with statements from , Tom Clare (defamation counsel to ) and BuzzFeed News.]Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, currently the star of the freshman Fox drama “Almost Family,” has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1983. According to a , Sera Johnston, who last year filed a criminal complaint against Hutton with the Vancouver Police Department, said she was assaulted by the actor while he was in town to shoot the film “Iceman.”Johnston told the site that she was just 14 when she and two friends were invited to Hutton’s hotel room, where she said she was raped and assaulted by...

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'Friends' DVD, Digital Sales Soar as It Takes a Break From Streaming

'Friends' DVD, Digital Sales Soar as It Takes a Break From Streaming

Breaking NewsThey’re on a streaming break — but “” will still be there for you. ’s home entertainment division is aiming to capitalize on the brief disappearance of the hit sitcom from streaming video on demand, as fans look for other ways to get their “” fix.Repeats of the wildly popular laffer, which ran for 10 seasons on NBC, were anecdotally among the most-binged shows on before the series left the streaming service at the end of 2019. Soon, it will be one of the centerpieces of ’s service, when that streamer launches in May. Meanwhile, the only way to binge multiple episodes at once...

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Feb 24
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