‘Designated Survivor’ Posts Big Live+3 Ratings Gains On Premiere Wednesday

A lot of people had put ABC’s new Kiefer Sutherland drama series Designated Survivor on its DVR/VOD list. More than 5 million of them. The 10 PM drama has emerged as the biggest Live+3 gainer so far this season in total viewers among new and returning series with +5.3 million viewers, surpassing the season premiere of CBS’ venerable comedy The Big Bang Theory (+4.43 million). This is the biggest viewer L3 gain since the debut of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder in…

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Lakeith Stanfield Joins Jim Strouse’s New Comedy With Jessica Williams

Lakeith Stanfield has been tapped to join Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, and Noël Wells in writer-director Jim Strouse‘s new film, which is now shooting in New York.
In the comedy, former Daily Show correspondent Williams will play Jessica, an aspiring New York playwright trying hard to get over a recent break-up with her boyfriend, played by Stanfield. She sees light at the end of the tunnel when she meets Boone (O’Dowd), himself recently divorced. Together, they…

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Metallica – “Moth Into Flame” Video

Metallica - "Moth Into Flame" VideoLook, I’m not gonna say anything about the new Metallica album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, till I actually hear it, because my feelings about Metallica are way too complex to sum up in instantaneous reactions to songs that have only been online for three minutes. I’m gonna have thoughts on this one, okay? And I’m not doing … More »

Virtual Reality Studio Baobab Teams Up With Roth Kirschenbaum Films to Bring ‘Invasion!’ to the Big Screen

Virtual reality (VR) is about to get its big screen moment: Roth Kirschenbaum Films is teaming up with Baobab Studios for a feature film adaptation of “Invasion!”, the animated VR short film that premiered at the Tribeca film festival earlier this year. “We are very excited to collaborate with Baobab,” said Roth Kirschenbaum’s Zack Roth… Read more »

PwC Report: U.S. Hispanics Prefer English-Language TV Shows by Wide Margin

A new report on the viewing habits of U.S. Hispanics has some bad news for Spanish-language broadcasters like Telemundo and Univision. The report found that Hispanics watch and enjoy shows on English-language networks far more than shows aired on Spanish-language networks; that they’re much more likely to buy products advertised on English-language shows; and they trust English-language news programs far more than the news on Spanish-language networks.
The report from…

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MTV Rallies Millennials To Register To Vote In Live Special

MTV has set Total Registration Live, an hourlong live special aimed at rallying Millennials to register to vote, on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 27 at 6 PM.
Those scheduled to appear include Grammy-nominated R&B star and Respect My Vote! Ambassador, Ty Dolla $ign performing “Campaign,” appearances by model and Rock The Vote spokesperson Kendall Jenner, director, producer and writer Joss Whedon, Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, rapper Vic Mensa…

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France Selects Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Elle’ As Foreign Language Oscar Submission

France has chosen to put forth Paul Verhoeven‘s Isabelle Huppert-starrer Elle as its submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race. The selection committee at national film board the CNC made the decision on Monday, after “long and passionate debates.” It chose from a field of four movies that had been shortlisted. They also included François Ozon’s Frantz; Anne Fontaine’s Agnus Dei; and Danièle Thompson’s Cézanne Et Moi.
Elle was a hit in Cannes where many had pegged…

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