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‘A Christmas Story Live’ Delivers Lump of Coal to Fox in Early TV Ratings

‘A Christmas Story Live’ Delivers Lump of Coal to Fox in Early TV Ratings
Bah humbug: Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” just got blindsided by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in early TV ratings. Oh, and every other broadcast TV show beat it as well. The latest live television musical managed a 2.8 overnight rating/5 share in the 56 metered-markets monitored by Nielsen. Compare that with NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” which posted a massive 12.3/21 last night. To be fair, that latter live telecast had the Dallas Cowboys. Plus, football is still football and no one expected “A Christmas Story” to compete — it certainly could have done much better than it did, however. ABC’s “Sound of.
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BBC Commissions ‘Definitive’ Harvey Weinstein Scandal Documentary

BBC Commissions ‘Definitive’ Harvey Weinstein Scandal Documentary
BBC Two announced Monday that it has commissioned a two-part documentary to tell the “definitive story” of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

With a working title of “Weinstein,” the documentary will chronicle not just Weinstein’s career, but also will look at how since the 1930s the Hollywood system has enabled “the complex mix of money, power, exploitation and abuse” within the studio system. Ursula MacFarlane (“Charlie Hebdo: Three Days that Shook Paris”) will direct the documentary and it will be produced by two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn’s Lightbox company.

The 90-minute...
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‘The Greatest Showman’ Live Movie Trailer Electrifies During ‘A Christmas Story Live’

‘The Greatest Showman’ Live Movie Trailer Electrifies During ‘A Christmas Story Live’
In a television first, The Greatest Showman aired a live movie trailer during Fox’s telecast of A Christmas Story Live. The live two and a half minute trailer for Michael Gracey’s movie musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum featured the film’s stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Keala Settle performing the high-energy number “Come Alive” alongside an army of 150 dancers on the stages at the Warner Bros Studios in Burbank. Academy Award-winning songwriters Benj…
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New Girl: J.B. Smoove Set to Play Winston's Father in Final Season

New Girl: J.B. Smoove Set to Play Winston's Father in Final Season
Indulge your enthusiasm, New Girl fans: Winston’s father has been found, and he looks a lot like actor-comedian J.B. Smoove.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Curb Your Enthusiasm vet is set to play the estranged father of Lamorne Morris’ character in the Fox comedy’s upcoming seventh and final season. Not so coincidentally, the episode featuring the anticipated father-son reunion will be directed by Morris himself.

As longtime New Girl acolytes know, Winston’s father abandoned him at an early age; Nick’s dad essentially stepped in
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The Gifted Kids' Next Power-Up Hints at Explosive Finale — 2018 First Look

The Gifted Kids' Next Power-Up Hints at Explosive Finale — 2018 First Look
Well, this can’t be good.

In TVLine’s exclusive first look at the season finale of Fox’s The Gifted, Andy and Lauren Strucker are again uniting their “Fenris” power — and in an unlikely place.

This time while clasping hands, will the mutant siblings actually create calamity?

Photos Get 2018 First Looks From Lucifer, The X-Files, New Girl and Other Shows

In a recent episode, upon hearing from their dad the story of their great-grandfather Andreas and his twin sister Andrea (who when combined represented the original “Fenris”), the Strucker kids first tested their merged powers inside the vault at
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About Morgan Spurlock’s Online Confession of Sexual Misconduct

It seems that it is utterly impossible to get through a day without hearing, seeing, or reading content that involves the ongoing sexual misconduct scandal that is rocking Hollywood and corporate America. Once the dominoes started falling, they have not stopped or slowed down in the slightest. The who’s who of people named is rather impressive, beginning with Harvey Weinstein and moving on through Russell Simmons and Matt Lauer. Well, You can not add filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock to the growing list. There is something different about the manner in which Spurlock outed himself. Where most of these heavy-hitters were exposed

About Morgan Spurlock’s Online Confession of Sexual Misconduct
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NBC Will Stream ‘Sunday Night Football’ To Mobile Phones Starting In 2018

NBCUniversal has acquired rights from the NFL to stream Sunday Night Football through NBC's “TV Everywhere” offering to mobile phones for the first time, beginning with the 2018 season. The top-rated weekly games already have been available to cable subscribers via authenticated apps for tablets and connected TVs, but streaming to phones became possible when Verizon recently re-upped with the NFL on a non-exclusive basis. In its announcement, NBCU noted that the…
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General Hospital: Carly Feels Sorry For A Friend

General Hospital spoilers tell us that Carly is going to feel something for her friend. It’s nothing inappropriate, of course. She’s just feeling sad, and we aren’t sure whom she is feeling sad for. Is it Sam? Is it Jason or Drew? Who does she sympathize with at this point in her life? Those three are all going through something we can’t even begin to explain to anyone else, and we get that things are a bit rough for her. But what is her situation? She’s going to feel so bad she can’t even stand it. There is nothing she

General Hospital: Carly Feels Sorry For A Friend
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Mimi O’Donnell Opens Up about Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Hollywood has definitely seen better days, with all the sexual misconduct scandals that are current raging, something that has sort of muffled the sounds of a common theme in the history of the world of entertainment and fame. The list of entertainers and famous celebrities that died well before their time is definitely too long to recite, but names like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, River Phoenix, and Michael Jackson come to mind. It seems that some of most talented of our celebrities are the most troubled. And while many people seek fame, very few are emotionally and psychologically equipped to

Mimi O’Donnell Opens Up about Phillip Seymour Hoffman
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Ratings: Fox's Christmas Story Live Trails All Live Musicals Before It

Ratings: Fox's Christmas Story Live Trails All Live Musicals Before It
The ratings for Fox’s A Christmas Story Live were more “lump of coal” than Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

Opening opposite the tail end of one of the biggest NFL games of the fall over on CBS, the three-hour broadcast averaged 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, thereby placing last among all live TV musicals of the past four years — starting with NBC’s The Sound of Music Live (still the reigning champ with 18.6 mil/4.6) and including Fox’s own The Passion (which in March 2016 did 6.6 mil and a 1.6).

Next up: NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar
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Watch Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant Help a Netflix Superfan Propose

We've all heard of Netflix and chill, but now it's all about Netflix and marry. The streaming service helped a user propose to his Netflix-obsessed girlfriend using the stars of her favorite series, which is, oddly enough, Santa Clarita Diet.

Using the cover story that they were chosen to participate

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John Skipper Resigns As Espn President; Admits Substance Abuse Problem

John Skipper resigned as president of Espn and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks on Monday, citing his substance abuse problem. George Bodenheimer, Espn’s president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014, will take over as the acting chairman of the company for the next 90 days to help Disney chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger find Skipper’s replacement, Espn said. “Today I have resigned from my duties as President of Espn,” Skipper…
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What is Red Nose Day?

For an individual who spends a great deal of my time involved in media, in one way or another, I am constantly bombarded with all types of issues that people want to discuss. However, one topic that people attempt to avoid like the plague is poverty. No one wants to talk about poverty, and absolutely no one wants to talk about child poverty. You see, talking about it makes it real and it makes it difficult for people to pretend that it does not exist. Admitting that the richest nation on earth has a massive issue with poverty just doesn’t

What is Red Nose Day?
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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Up, Low ‘Christmas Story Live!’ Topped By ‘Sound Of Music’ Movie Encore

A week before Christmas Eve, it was a very busy Sunday — and we don't mean just with the shopping and packing some of you are still working on. With a hard-fought and potential playoff preview New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers game on CBS owning the earlier part of the evening, it was NFL football vs. the live musical tradition on the Big 4 last night as Sunday Night Football and A Christmas Story Live! went head-to-head. Thing is, it wasn't much of a battle. Live…
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Rob Lowe Helps & Feeds Firefighters Battling Wildfire Near His Montecito Home

Rob Lowe Helps & Feeds Firefighters Battling Wildfire Near His Montecito Home
Rob Lowe is taking time to show his appreciation for the firefighters batting the massive Thomas fire near his home in Montecito, California. He shared a photo on Instagram of a Cal Fire firefighters crew dining Sunday evening his home. “Dinner for new friends at our house,” Lowe wrote. Lowe even grabbed a hose to help firefighters. “You do what you can, but when it's time.. you Go,” he wrote. So far today, the news is better for firefighters who have been on the front…
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Days of Our Lives: John Shows Marlena A Little Romance

Days of Our Lives fans are very excited about the idea of seeing John and Marlena start to work things out with their situation. It’s been a little bit ugly for them since she was kidnapped and that evil woman tried to ruin her life. It does, after all, have a bit of a lasting situation with everyone involved. There is something that might make them feel a bit like their lives aren’t the same anymore after all that went on. When someone tries that hard to make your life miserable and take everything from you, it does hurt. And

Days of Our Lives: John Shows Marlena A Little Romance
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HBO Confirms Sheila Nevins Exiting In 2018 As Documentary Films President

HBO has released more details of the departure of Sheila Nevins, the longtime president of HBO Documentary and Family Programming. The premium cabler said today in a release that Nevins is leaving the network in early 2018 to “pursue the rest of my life.” The New York Times first reported Nevins was exiting HBO after 38 years in a lengthy profiled published on Saturday. "HBO is in my DNA and I will always consider it to be my alma mater," said Nevins. "The word legend is…
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Five Reasons Why Bob Iger Should Run For President in 2020

President Donald Trump has proven that a much wider range of candidates are capable of winning the U.S. presidential elections than people used to assume. As a result, there is now a much wider range of potential candidates whenever people start talking about 2020. This would never happen, but Bob Iger would probably be one of the better of those potential candidates by leaps and by bounds. Here are five reasons that Bob Iger would not be a terrible choice for a presidential candidate in 2020: Proven Leader Iger became part of ABC in 1974. Later, he became head of

Five Reasons Why Bob Iger Should Run For President in 2020
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‘Good Day La’ Taps Rita Garcia As Co-Host; Replaces Steve Edwards

La’s Fox 11 has tapped Rita Garcia as co-host of Good Day La alongside Megan Colarossi. She replaces longtime co-host Steve Edwards, who was abruptly fired last week after more than two decades with the program. Garcia begins her new job today on the morning news and entertainment program, which airs weekdays from 9-10 Am. "Rita is an experienced journalist who is already familiar with the unique culture and landscape of Southern California, making her the perfect…
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