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  • Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy Megadeals Left

    Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy Megadeals Left Producers Money Hungry, TV Execs Say

    Recent nine-figure overall deals Netflix lavished on TV titans Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy have left producers dreaming of big paydays, according to execs assembled Friday at a UCLA media-biz conference. There is another ‘Me Too’ movement,” quipped Sandra Stern, president of Lionsgate TV Group, “which is all of these creators who are saying, ‘why [...]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Seventy-Eight"

    'Jane the Virgin' Finds the Comedy in Tragedy, and Vice Versa

    Spoiler alert: Do not read this unless you have seen “Chapter Seventy-Eight,” the March 23 episode of the CW’s “Jane the Virgin.” As I watched the opening scenes of this week’s “Jane the Virgin,” a few questions percolated in my mind. On a day on which I felt extremely nerve-wracked about the state of the world [...]

  • 'The Simpsons' Team Releases Clip Mocking

    Donald Trump Reconsiders His Life in 'Simpsons' Video 'A Tale of Two Trumps'

    “The Simpsons” team tackles some of Donald Trump’s most persistent obsessions in the new video “A Tale of Two Trumps,” in which the 45th president reconsiders his life choices. The increasingly frequent exits of staff members, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” and Vladimir Putin all get the satirical treatment in the new piece, released on [...]

  • CBS and Viacom Merger Discussions Set

    CBS and Viacom Merger Discussions Set to Accelerate, but Valuation Remains a Big Hurdle

    Board members from CBS Corp. and Viacom are expected to meet as soon as next week to begin discussions on the valuations of both companies for a possible merger. Executives at both media companies have been hip-deep in crunching numbers and preparing financial data to guide the discussions between the members of the special committees [...]

  • DuShon Monique Brown Dead

    'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dies at 49

    Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who appeared on “Chicago Fire” and “Prison Break,” died Friday in Illinois. She was 49. “Chicago Fire” producer Dick Wolf confirmed Brown’s death to the Chicago Tribune, saying in a statement, “The ‘Chicago Fire’ family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family [...]

  • Fahrenheit 451

    TV News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan's 'Fahrenheit 451' Sets HBO Premiere Date

    In today’s roundup, HBO sets May premiere date for “Fahrenheit 451” and Showtime releases season two trailer for “I’m Dying Up Here.”  DATES HBO Films announced “Fahrenheit 451,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, will premiere on the network May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The drama is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of [...]

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