‘Triumph The Insult Comic Dog’ Follow-Up Election Special Gets Premiere Date On Hulu

Hulu has set August 11 for the premiere of Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Summer Election Special 2016.
It’s the follow-up to its Triumph election special, which aired in February during the primary season. The follow-up special was announced during Hulu’s upfront in May and will available to Hulu subscribers on August 11.
In Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016, Triumph makes his return to the Presidential campaign trail, covering delegates, protesters, and the major…

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In Memo, Rupert Murdoch Praises Ratings for Fox News, Fox Business

His company’s most profitable unit has become something of a thorn in his side, but Rupert Murdoch still has a lot of regard for Fox News Channel. In a memo sent to staffers, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox praised weekly ratings performance by Fox News and its sister outlet, Fox Business Network, telling… Read more »

Verizon Makes Big Bet on Yahoo to Maximize Audience, Data

For more than 20 years, AOL and Yahoo have been fending off rumors of a merger. Now Verizon has made the long-anticipated combination a reality. The telco giant’s $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo, announced July 25, brings together two 1990s-era internet sensations in the hopes that their combined clout will make a dent in the… Read more »

‘Walking Dead’ Actor Lennie James Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

“The Walking Dead” actor Lennie James is in negotiations to join the “Blade Runner” sequel starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis. Cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with Villeneuve on the project. The sequel, set several decades after the original, is… Read more »

Layer3 TV to Launch in Chicago Soon, Backed by Altice and John Paulson (EXCLUSIVE)

Secretive cable TV upstart Layer3 TV is getting ready to launch in Chicago in the coming weeks, Variety has learned. Some of the money used to finance the launch comes from two previously unannounced investors: French telco Altice, through newly acquired U.S. subsidiary Suddenlink, and Paulson Co., the investment company of famed hedge fund investor John… Read more »

Ten Questions about ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Answered

The two-part stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” opens officially on Saturday at the Palace Theater in London’s West End, but previews have been running since June 7, and press reviews appeared Tuesday. Variety answers 10 questions conjured up by this latest addition to author J.K. Rowling’s highly popular, highly creative and highly… Read more »

Samantha Bee Victorious As TBS Apologizes For Post Comparing Hillary Clinton To Hyena

TBS late night star Samantha Bee scored a big win this morning when TBS apologized for its tweet comparing presumptive Dem nominee Hillary Clinton to a hyena.
“This post was obviously a poor attempt at humor and has been taken down,” TBS said this morning in a statement of the post, presenting a video produced by one of its comedy sites. “Moving forward we’ll leave political satire to professionals like Samantha Bee.”
Bee yesterday blasted TBS via Twitter over the network…

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NASCAR Champion & Fox Sports Analyst Jeff Gordon Signs With CAA

CAA has signed NASCAR champion and Fox Sports broadcast analyst Jeff Gordon for representation in all areas.
Gordon is a four-time champion, three-time winner of the Daytona 500, and ranks third all-time with 93 victories in NASCAR’s premier series. He currently is an analyst for Fox NASCAR broadcasts, calling races, practices, and qualifying sessions for the network.
Gordon also has an impressive list of other TV and film credits. He has co-hosted Live! multiple times…

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