The Sopranos listed best-written U.S. TV series, ahead of Seinfeld

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NEW YORK (Reuters) The New Jersey mob saga "The Sopranos" was listed as the best-written U.S. TV series above comedy show "Seinfeld" in a list compiled by the Writers Guild of America. The guild, which represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable and new media industries, released … [Read more...]

BBC Announces Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who


11th Doctor will make his exit this Christmas By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It came as quite a shock yesterday morning to wake up to the news that Matt Smith will leave his epic role as the 11th Doctor after 4 years of flying the TARDIS in the BBC television series Doctor Who, which celebrates … [Read more...]

Jean Stapleton, who played TV’s Edith Bunker, dies at age 90

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By Barbara Goldberg - NEW YORK (Reuters) Actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her Emmy-winning role as the good-hearted housewife Edith Bunker in the groundbreaking 1970s television comedy "All in the Family," has died at age 90, her family said on Saturday. Stapleton died on Friday of natural … [Read more...]

CBS acquires full ownership of TV Guide online and mobile units

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(Reuters) - CBS Corp said on Friday it acquired full ownership of TV Guide's online and mobile apps divisions, buying out the 50 percent share held by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. CBS now owns TV Guide Digital, which includes the website and TV Guide Mobile properties, the company … [Read more...]

YouView Viewers Approach Half Million


Users of British Streaming Service Viewed an average of 3 Hours of VOD a week By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Heralded as the fastest growing TV product in Great Britain, streaming service YouView has announced reaching the 400,000 home plateau in less than a year.   Additionally, according … [Read more...]

Netflix Wants More Arrested Development

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In spite of mixed Reviews, CEO Hastings wants another season By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When Season 4 of Arrested Development recently premiered on Netflix, it was met with mixed reviews and plummeting stock prices for Netflix. But CEO Reed Hastings is firmly behind the reborn sitcom, saying … [Read more...]

Actor Neil Patrick Harris to host Emmy Awards

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Television, film and stage actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the highest honors in U.S. television, in September, organizers said on Wednesday. It will be the second time the Emmy Award-winning performer, who stars in the television series "How … [Read more...]

Amazon moving ahead with five original TV series

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By Alistair Barr - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc said on Wednesday that it will make five original TV series, having used viewer feedback to pick the shows out of a group of 14 pilots filmed by the world's largest Internet retailer earlier this year. The chosen pilots are: "Alpha … [Read more...]

Dan Harmon may return to ‘Community’

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By Tim Molloy - NEW YORK (TheWrap) Dan Harmon could return to make "Community" weird again. Well, weirder, at least. A person familiar with the situation told TheWrap that Sony, which produces the show, is considering bringing back Harmon, who created it and was fired after its third … [Read more...]

How Netflix’s Arrested Development, House of Cards are crashing the Emmys

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By Steve Pond - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) Primetime television shows are eligible for the Primetime Emmy Awards, of course. So are programs that don't air during primetime, and commercials, and webisodes and apps, and Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" which are not by most standard … [Read more...]

‘Falling Skies’ Star Noah Wyle on Showrunner’s Departure: ‘It’s a Tough One’

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By Jethro Nededog - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) It came as a surprise to the "Falling Skies" fandom (and some within TNT) when news that the series' showrunner, Remi Aubuchon, had resigned ahead of Season 3's June 9 premiere date. Aubuchon decided to leave the show after two seasons to pursue his … [Read more...]

Hulu video site auction attracts four bidders – sources

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By Ronald Grover - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Former News Corp president Peter Chernin and private equity fund Guggenheim Digital Media have placed bids for Hulu, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, triggering a tug-of-war for the online video service. Satellite operator DirecTV and … [Read more...]

Netflix brings back the Bluths in new ‘Arrested Development’ season

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By Eric Kelsey - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) All Michael Bluth wanted to do was to keep his family together, and with the best intentions in mind he found himself awkwardly trying to kiss a vertigo-stricken character played by Liza Minnelli. With that moment of dizzy romance, the fourth season of cult … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg To Produce Halo TV Series

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) In a quite unprecedented coup, Microsoft have announced that seminal filmmaker Steven Spielberg will produce a television series based on the popular XBox video game Halo. During the launch of the Xbox One, the tech giant revealed the TV series, produced by the … [Read more...]

Seth MacFarlane Will Not Host 2014 Oscars

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After his highly divisive stint as Oscars host last year, Seth MacFarlane has officially announced that he will not be returning next year. The Family Guy creator had been approached by show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, after his much criticized performance … [Read more...]

4K Brings Higher Resolution, But Also Higher Costs


Breakdown of data management shows post-production costs will increase for television By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Since before NAB and even CES, 4K has been the ongoing flavor of the month. Cameras, UHD-TVs with five-figure price tags, and the battle over streaming in ultra high definition … [Read more...]

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