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TV Ratings: Rachel Maddow Interview With Mary Trump Breaks Viewership Record

TV Ratings: Rachel Maddow Interview With Mary Trump Breaks Viewership Record

scored her most-watched episode ever of “The Rachel Maddow Show” with an interview of President Trump’s niece .The sit-down drew a whopping 5.2 million total viewers, easily beating Maddow’s previous record for her show of around 4.5 million viewers (which dates back to her conversation with Lev Parnas, who was at the center of Trump’s impeachment earlier this year). That also represents the the highest-rated regularly scheduled show ever on MSNBC, according to the network.In the interview, Mary Trump shared her insights on how the President lies, and his want to construct comeback...

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Jul 17
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Discovery Honors Grant Imahara With 'Mythbusters' Marathon

Discovery Honors Grant Imahara With 'Mythbusters' Marathon

has announced that it will pay tribute to the late with a marathon lineup of “” episodes.A total of eight episodes will air across Discovery Channel and Science Channel on July 17 and 18. Imahara died from a brain aneurismHe served as co-host for more than 200 episodes of “Mythbusters,” beginning with season 3 in 2005, through 2014. The marathon’s episodes will feature some of Imahara’s favorite “MythBusters” moments, per Discovery, including a test to see whether an armor made of folded paper would hold up against an attack, and whether a hotel room shower curtain could be turned into a...

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Jul 16
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Showtime Moves Comey Miniseries to Before Presidential Election Following Cast and Producer Backlash

Showtime Moves Comey Miniseries to Before Presidential Election Following Cast and Producer Backlash

has officially moved the premiere date for its miniseries about former FBI Director and his tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump to prior to the presidential election.The move comes after backlash from the cast and crew, expressed in a letter written by series writer and director Billy Ray. In the letter, Ray said he was told that the decision to air the two episodes after the election was “made at the very highest levels of Viacom.”“We all were hoping to get this story in front of the American people months before the coming election. And that was a reasonable expectation...

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'The Simpsons' Will 'No Longer Have White Actors Voice Non-White Characters,' Producers Say

'The Simpsons' Will 'No Longer Have White Actors Voice Non-White Characters,' Producers Say

“” won’t have any repeats of Hank Azaria voicing .The producers behind the show issued a statement Friday saying that from now on, its characters of color will be voiced by actors of color only.“Moving forward, ‘The Simpsons’ will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters,” the statement read.News of the decision comes less than an hour after Mike Henry announced he will on fellow animated comedy “Family Guy.”“The Simpsons” has been subject to heavy criticism over the last few years on this issue, most notably over Azaria playing the Indian character Apu, and this statement...

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Jun 26
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Oprah Winfrey Sets Two-Night Town Hall on Systemic Racism in America

Oprah Winfrey Sets Two-Night Town Hall on Systemic Racism in America

is set to host a two-night town hall to discuss systemic racism in America and the current state of a country which has seen mass protests since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minnesota.Titled “ Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?,” the town hall will be simulcast on OWN and all of its parent company Discovery’s 18 other networks. The special will feature Winfrey in conversation with a range of Black thought leaders, activists and artists.“I’ve been having private conversations with friends and thought leaders about what’s next and where we go from here,”...

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Dick Wolf Fires Writer From 'Law & Order' Spinoff for Threatening to ‘Light Up’ Looters

Dick Wolf Fires Writer From 'Law & Order' Spinoff for Threatening to ‘Light Up’ Looters

Universal Tv/Kobal/Shutterstock, a writer whose credits include “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.,” has been fired from Dick Wolf’s upcoming “Law & Order” spinoff series after controversial Facebook posts about looters and the recent curfew put in place across Los Angeles.“I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Dick Wolf said in a statement to Variety.Photos on social media show Gore holding a weapon with the caption “Curfew…” In another comment, Gore threatened to “light motherf—ers up who are trying to f— with...

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Ryan Murphy Announces 'American Horror Story' Spinoff in the Works

Ryan Murphy Announces 'American Horror Story' Spinoff in the Works

is plotting to tell more horror stories of the American variety.The prolific producer announced via his Instagram that a “one hour contained” spinoff of his FX anthology series “” is in the works. This new anthology is called “American Horror Stories,” and was discussed by Murphy and some core “AHS” cast members over a zoom call.Details on this new series are still sparse, but each episode will be its own individual ghost story, and will likely feature familiar players from the main show.During the zoom call, Murphy says that he and the cast (including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy...

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'American Horror Story': Macaulay Culkin Among Those Joining for Season 10

'American Horror Story': Macaulay Culkin Among Those Joining for Season 10

is one of the stars set to join the “” franchise for its upcoming tenth season.Series creator announced the new and returning cast members via a suitably gloomy video posted to his Instagram, set to the tune of the song “Dead of Night” by Orville Peck. Two mainstays of the series in and Evan Peters will be coming back for this season of the FX show, after missing out on season 9. Last season was the first edition of the series to not feature the duo.Culkin, who is of course known for his child actor roles in the “Home Alone” franchise, most recently appeared as a guest star on the Hulu...

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