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Michael Malone

TV News Types Pop Up in Spilled WikiLeaks Secrets

A handful of TV news people had unwitting cameos in the hacked Democratic National Committee emails, revealing an at times collegial relationship between the news media and the politicians it covers. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who resigned as the party chairwoman July 24 after five-plus years in the role, complained about the way she felt she was treated on MSNBC. ...

Freeform Greenlights Mermaid Drama ‘The Deep’

Freeform has greenlit drama pilot The Deep, a one-hour show set in a coastal town known for having mermaids in its history. According to Freeform, “When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.” ...

Rosenblatt Named Executive VP of Originals at Pop

Cable network Pop, a joint venture between CBS and Lionsgate, has named Justin Rosenblatt its executive VP of original programming and development. Rosenblatt is senior VP, alternative programming at The CW, and previously held senior programming posts at MTV Networks. ...

Netflix Brings Back ‘Mystery Science Theater’

Netflix is reviving cult comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000, with Joel McHale and Dan Harmon attached to the project as writers. Original creator Joel Hodgson will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray as the new host, and Felicia Day as “Kinga Forrester.” ...

Primetime Ratings: ABC Game Shows Win

Game shows paced ABC to broadcast’s best ratings Sunday. Celebrity Family Feud drew a 1.4, down 7%, then $100,000 Pyramid a flat 1.4, and Match Game a 1.1, down 8%. ...

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