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Daily Archives : Jan 28, 2019

Third Hour of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Has a New Name

The third hour of “Good Morning America” is no longer “Good Morning America,” with ABC opting to change the name to “Strahan & Sara.” The hour is hosted by Michael Strahan and Sara Haines. Variety reports that the show also…

Cable Series Canceled

The cancellation ax has just fallen on a series that had a three-season run on cable. Deadline reports that IFC pulled the plug on the horror-comedy series “Stan Against Evil.” The report quotes series creator Dana Gould saying on his…

New Series, Premiering Tonight, Revisits One of America’s Most Famous Unsolved Murders

A series premiering tonight, Jan. 28, marks another deep dive into fictionalized true crime for TNT, following up on its success with “The Alienist.” The limited series “I Am the Night” revisits the infamous Black Dahlia murder case of 1947….

Oscar-Winning Film Composer Dies

A film composer whose work won three Oscars, including Best Original Song for his memorable “The Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair,” has died. The New York Times reports that Michel Legrand died Saturday in Paris. He…

Family of Michael Jackson Lashes Out at HBO Documentary

The family of Michael Jackson called a new documentary on the singer by HBO a “public lynching” in a statement released today. The statement is aimed at the documentary “Leaving Neverland,” in which two men tell their stories of what…

Roseanne Barr Offers New Thoughts on Why ABC Canceled Her Show

“Comedian and divisive former television star Roseanne Barr says her sitcom was canceled last year because of backlash against her support for Israel,” the AP reports. “Barr spoke Monday at an event in Tel Aviv and said she had been…

Movie About TV Sells for Big Bucks

A new movie focusing on television is closing in on a record sale price for the Sundance festival. Deadline reports that Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night” became the focus of a bidding war over the weekend, with Amazon Studios reportedly in…

‘This Is Us,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Honored at SAG Awards — Will Film Awards Predict the Oscars? We Have the Full List of Winners

The Screen Actors Guild handed out the coveted Actor statuettes Sunday in television and film categories, with “This Is Us” honored for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the ensemble award…

Iconic Characters Carrie Bradshaw and ‘The Dude’ Meet Up in Super Bowl Spot — Watch It Now

A couple of revered fictional characters — Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Carrie Bradshaw” from HBO’s “Sex and the City” and Jeff Bridges’ “The Dude” from the movie “The Big Lebowski” — meet up in a new Super Bowl commercial for Stella…

Tom Brokaw in Hot Water

NBC News stalwart Tom Brokaw is doing damage control — or at least trying to — after he made comments on the air about Hispanics that offended some viewers. Appearing on “Meet the Press,” Brokaw reportedly said “the Hispanics should…