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    ESPN Adds Fights to UFC TV Rights Deal, Reaching $1.5 Billion Value (EXCLUSIVE)

    ESPN is doubling down on UFC, the mixed martial arts league the Disney-owned sports behemoth secured its first TV rights deal in April. Sources familiar with negotiations say ESPN has struck a deal for a second portion to the package currently held by Fox Sports that will bring the total cost in the neighborhood of [...]

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    Strictly Business Podcast: Colin Callender on 'Cursed Child' and Navigating Co-Productions

    Producer Colin Callender is premium TV’s go-to guy for classy international co-productions. This year Callender’s Playground LLC banner is fielding three high-profile projects: the Starz/BBC adaptation of “Howard’s End,” PBS/BBC’s “Little Women” and Amazon’s upcoming rendition of “King Lear” starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. He’s also a producer of the West End smash “Harry [...]

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    TV News Roundup: Jamie Foxx Returns to Host BET Awards

    In today’s roundup, Jamie Foxx will once again host the BET Awards and HBO renews “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas.” CASTING USA Network announced Elisha Henig will join the second season of “The Sinner” as a series regular. Henig will play Julian, described as a bright but peculiar young boy on the brink of adolescence who is from a sheltered, unconventional [...]

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    Number of Female Writers in British Film and TV at ‘Abjectly Low Levels’

    Amid calls for equality in the film and TV business on both sides of the pond, a damning new report for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has laid bare the lack of female writers getting work in the U.K. The report shows that only 28% of British TV drama is predominantly female-written, a proportion [...]

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    Richard Gere to Return to TV After Nearly 30 Years, in BBC Drama ‘MotherFatherSon’

    Richard Gere will play a media baron in upcoming BBC drama “MotherFatherSon,” the Hollywood star’s first TV role in almost three decades. His character in the BBC Two series, Max, is a charismatic self-made American businessman who owns media outlets in London and around the world. “It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in [...]

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    Poll: Which New Summer Show Are You Most Excited to Watch?

    A few long-running TV series have said goodbye — “Scandal,” “Once Upon a Time,” “The Middle,” etc. — but a number of series are hoping to cash in on those audiences looking for something new to watch. The new season brings with it a few intriguing first seasons on the small screen. One of the [...]

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    Clint Walker, Star of TV Western 'Cheyenne,' Dies at 90

    Clint Walker, who starred in the television Western “Cheyenne” and had a key supporting role in the WWII film “The Dirty Dozen,” died on Monday in Northern California, according to the New York Times. He was 90. For seven seasons from 1955-61, he played Cheyenne Bodie, a rambunctious wanderer in the post-Civil War West, on [...]

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