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Daily Archives : Aug 6, 2019

FX Moves Forward With ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ About Clinton Scandal; Monica Lewinsky on Board as Producer

FX has greenlighted a new season of its “American Crime Story” franchise focusing on the Clinton impeachment, with Monica Lewinsky on board as a producer, according to media reports. “Impeachment: American Crime Story” marks the third season of the franchise,…

CBS Makes a Case for the Broadcast Model

Even as audiences continue to fragment in this multiplatform world, there’s no question that broadcast network television has still got game — and lots of it. Making that point last week at the Television Critics Association summer press tour were…

Report: TV Network Headed to Auction

After a select group of potential investors took a pass last month on the opportunity to buy Univision, the Spanish-language TV network appears to be headed to auction, according to The New York Post. The publication cites sources saying the…

Fox Acquires Emmy-Winning Production Company

Fox Entertainment, a division of Fox Corp., has just acquired the Emmy Award-winning production company Bento Box Entertainment. The acquisition was announced by Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment. Bento Box, which has studios in Los Angeles and Atlanta, is…

Cord Cutting Accelerates as ‘Tipping Point’ Arrives

With Americans cutting the cord on their cable, telco and satellite TV services at an accelerating rate, a forecast released today by eMarketer indicates that the number of households without a traditional pay-TV subscription could soon equal the number of…

Merger Announced That Will Create the Country’s Largest Newspaper Group

In a deal that will create the largest newspaper group in the country, it was announced that GateHouse Media has struck a deal with Gannett for a $1.4 billion merger. “As a result of the merger, the newly formed company,…

Director of the Long-Delayed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Steps Down

The director of the long-delayed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has stepped down, with the move coming just weeks after the museum’s opening was delayed again to sometime in 2020. Variety reports that Kerry Brougher is exiting the post, with…

Netflix Will Pull the Plug on Controversial Series

A series that has been one of the most popular shows on Netflix — and may be its most controversial — will end after season four. The streaming service is pulling the plug on “13 Reasons Why,” which unspools its…

FX Renews One of Its Signature Shows

FX ordered an additional season of a series that has become one of the cable channel’s signature shows. The channel announced it picked up the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Atlanta” for a fourth season. Production on season three,…

Toni Morrison, Author of ‘Beloved’ and Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Dead at 88

Author Toni Morrison, who was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died. The New York Times reports that Morrison died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx of complications from pneumonia. The death…