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Hulu Acquires ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Exclusive Streaming Rights

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Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the first season of Fox’s Emmy-nominated series “Sleepy Hollow,” available to subscribers of the company’s $7.99-per-month subscription service. As of Friday, Hulu Plus is the exclusive home the entire first season of “Sleepy Hollow” season one, ahead of its season 2 premiere Sept. 22 on Fox. In addition,… Read more »

‘The Simpsons’ Marathon More Than Triples Primetime Audience for FXX

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FXX scored solid ratings in primetime Thursday with its “The Simpsons” marathon, more than tripling the network’s usual audience and contributing to the nascent channel’s most-watched day ever. According to Nielsen estimates, the six half-hours of “The Simpsons” averaged a 0.49 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.01 million viewers overall. The demo score was good… Read more »

California Incentives Bill Urges Trade Action to Curb Flight of VFX Jobs

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An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of generous subsidies. The amendment calls call for a strategy that has been previously opposed by Hollywood studios, which have benefited from the availability… Read more »

Stephen Gaghan to Direct AMC’s Geopolitical Drama Pilot

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“Traffic” and “Syriana’s” Stephen Gaghan is returning to similar terrain, as he has been tapped to direct the pilot for AMC’s geopolitical drama “White City.” The drama, which comes from former Middle East correspondent for Time magazine Nick McDonell and former senior Afghanistan adviser to Richard C. Holbrooke John Dempsey, centers on Western diplomats and journalists… Read more »

‘Horrible Bosses’ Writers Team with Relativity on Prison Comedy

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Relativity Studios is teaming with “Horrible Bosses” writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley on prison comedy “All Day and a Night.” Relativity will finance, produce and distribute “All Day,” which follows a TV news crew doing a story on a day in the life of two prison guards — on a day when a… Read more »

Do Sunday-Morning Talk Shows Need a Makeover?

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Amid hand wringing over the direction of TV’s Sunday-morning talk shows, Bob Schieffer sees little need to change “Face The Nation, the program he has hosted since 1991. He sees reason to add more segments to accommodate shorter attention spans or incorporate tweets into the broadcast. “If you are trying to get behind the headlines,”… Read more »

Watch ‘Girls’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer, Which Features a Meta Twist

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HBO has released a teaser trailer for season four of “Girls,” featuring Lena Dunham’s Hannah riding a bike down a shady, beautiful path before veering off the paved road and immediately crashing — only, in a fittingly meta twist for a show so incessantly discussed and dissected online, we discover that it isn’t Dunham who… Read more »

Watch Fox’s ‘Red Band Society’ Pilot Online

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Fox has debuted the pilot of its new dramedy “Red Band Society” online ahead of its official broadcast premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The first episode will be available online until Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. ET via Hulu, Fox.com, Fox On Demand and the Fox Now app. The pilot was unlocked via the… Read more »

BBC’s ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Cast Includes ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Borgias’ Alums

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BBC One has announced the cast for its upcoming adaptation of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” the 1928 Italian romance novel by D.H. Lawrence. Holliday Grainger, who starred in Showtime’s “The Borgias” and A&E’s recent miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde,” will play the title role, with “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden playing gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. James Norton,… Read more »