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The event will join the fest’s already-announced ‘Nash Bridges’ and ‘thirtysomething’ reunions. ATX Television Festival is setting up more TV show reunions. The Austin-based fest will host a reunion for Felicity, the late ’90s coming-of-age drama that aired on The WB.  Stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Amy Jo Johnson, Ian Gomez
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The U.K. public broadcaster has, as previously unveiled, combined its commercial and production operations under one roof. The BBC has officially unveiled its new-look commercial arm, BBC Studios, while also unveiled a further push into China as it looks for production opportunities in the growth market.  BBC Studios had previously been the name of the
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CBS Sean Penn had a busy week, appearing on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, before making a final stop at TBS’ Conan on Thursday to promote his new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The book, Penn’s debut, has been harangued by critics.  Penn first made
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A second season of the revival, No. 11 overall, comes on the heels of record-breaking ratings and a warm reception from critics. ABC will be wringing more nostalgia from the surprisingly fruitful Roseanne reboot, giving a not-at-all-surprising renewal to the revived sitcom. The next batch of episodes will again reunite original castmembers Roseanne Barr, John
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Willa Holland had been on a reduced episode count this season. [This story contains spoilers from Thursday’s Arrow.] An original series regular is departing The CW’s Arrow. Willa Holland, who has played Thea Queen/Speedy for six seasons, has exited the Greg Berlanti-produced DC Comics drama. Her last episode aired Thursday night and saw her character
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NBC’s Will & Grace paid tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds on Thursday night, and while the touching episode was bittersweet for everyone involved, the half-hour was especially poignant for Reynolds’ TV daughter, Debra Messing.   “It was very important to Debra Messing that we address both the character, Bobbi Adler, and the woman, Debbie Reynolds,”
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The British rising star becomes the youngest and first non-white industry figure to deliver the prestigious MacTaggart Memorial Lecture. BAFTA-winning actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel is set to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, becoming not only the youngest speaker, but the first non-white industry figure and only the
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The group will now include on-air promo producers and directors, commercial performers and narrators. The Television Academy continues to broaden the scope of its body, announcing Tuesday several more groups of of professions eligible for membership. Per changes to the current membership requirements, approved by the Board of Governors, on-air promo producers and directors are
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The documentarian stepped down from his production company, Warrior Poets, in December following a public confession of past sexual misconduct, forcing the halt of production on the planned TNT project. Turner Entertainment Networks has filed a lawsuit against documentarian Morgan Spurlock following the filmmaker’s decision to step down from his production company, Warrior Poets, in December
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Gregg Araki created the 10-episode comedy that also counts Gregory Jacobs and Viceland’s Karley Sciortino among its ranks. Steven Soderbergh is expanding his relationship with Starz. The premium cable network has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for half-hour comedy Now Apocalypse, from The Girlfriend Experience exec producer. Created and exec produced by Gregg Araki
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