Warner Bros. and Toho to Produce Miike Takashi Movie ‘Jojo’

TOKYO – Warner Bros. and Japanese major Toho are teaming up to co-produce “Jojo no Kimyo na Boken” (translation: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,) a new live-action feature by maverick film maker Takashi Miike. Based on a long-running comic by Hirohiko Araki that has sold nearly 90 million copies in 117 paperback editions, the film will feature… Read more »

Mipcom: Studiocanal Brings ‘Midnight Sun,’ ‘Below the Surface’ Onto Market

Lead by “Midnight Sun,” one of the most anticipated series in continental Europe, Studiocanal is bringing four new TV series onto the market at Mipcom, its biggest TV sales slate ever. Backed by Canal Plus and Swedish broadcaster SVT and written by “The Bridge” co-screenwriters Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, “Midnight Sun” is joined by… Read more »

BIG BRO OTT Launch!! SURVIVOR Emergency!! SOUTH PARK & DOC NOW!! Luke Cage On SETH!!

BIG BRO OTT Launch!! SURVIVOR Emergency!! SOUTH PARK & DOC NOW!! Luke Cage On SETH!! Sting & McKinnon On FALLON!! Wednesday TV Talkback!!

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Comedy Central says of tonight’s “The Damned”:
“The police question Gerald about Cartman’s disappearance from Twitter.”

The coolest thing about CBS All Access’ “Big Brother Over the Top,” launching 7 p.m. PT Wednesday, is the absence of “blackouts.” We get to see everything live, including the competitions. The least cool part is viewers, rather than a jury of evicted contestants, choose the Big Winner at season’s end; that’s how the first CBS season worked, and it sucked.

You gotta love how the Gen Xers moaned about Millennials (born 1977-1995) wanting to take short-cuts, but it was Gen Xers (born 1965-1976) who took the shortcuts and lost last week’s immunity challenge because of it. Well done, “Survivor,” well done.
Tonight, somebody has a heart attack. I wonder to which tribe the victim belongs?

Tonight’s “Documentary Now” tackles the minimalist stage shows created by the late monologist Spaulding Grey.
Premiering tonight: Big Brother Over The Top (CBSAA) Code Black (CBS) Criminal Minds (CBS) Impastor (TVL) Younger (TVL)
 
Empire (adults 18-49; newer episodes to the left; the 3.8 was the series premiere) (—) (—) (—) (—) (—) (4.2) (4.1) 2016 (3.7) (3.6) (3.8) (3.7) (3.8) (4.3) (4.8) 2016 (4.5) (3.2) (4.4) (4.2) (4.6) (4.8) (4.7) 2015 (5.1) (5.5) (6.7) (6.5) (5.8) (5.8) (5.4) 2015 (5.2) (4.8) (4.6) (4.3) (4.4) (4.0) (3.8) 2015
Fox’s “Empire” remains America’s top broadcast series.
Tied for first place two Wednesdays ago, “American Horror Story” was nowhere near first place in its second week.
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Hollywood Pays Tribute To Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres

President Barack Obama led the tributes by to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres who died at 93 following a massive stroke two weeks ago.

“A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever.” —@POTUS on the passing of Shimon Peres: https://t.co/kfiWabFROR pic.twitter.com/hC021MJlBD
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 28, 2016
Obama’s full statement on Peres’ death can be read here.

I will miss Shimon Peres, my brilliant and…

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Belgium’s Umedia Launches Canada’s VFX Studio

Belgian film powerhouse Umedia is expanding its geographical footprint in Canada with the launch of a visual effects and finishing studio in Vancouver to bolster its presence in the post-production landscape in North America. The Vancouver facility, which will be Umedia’s fifth office, will focus on film and television development, production and financing in London,… Read more »