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Michael Malone

Primetime Ratings: CBS Repeats Rule Soft Night

CBS was top of the heap Thursday among broadcasters, but the heap was not all that high. CBS garnered a 0.9/4 in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, with a 4 share. ABC was runner-up at 0.8/3, Fox at 0.7/3, NBC at 0.6/2 and The CW at 0.3/1. ...

HBO Slates ‘Westworld’ and ‘Divorce’ for Fall

HBO has confirmed fall debuts for new series Westworld, Divorce, Insecure and High Maintenance. Inspired by the feature film, one-hour drama Westworld is a “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin,” said HBO, in which every human appetite can be indulged. It will feature 10 episodes. ...

Major Pressure on ‘Roots’ Rebooters to Do the Original Justice

History is of course bringing back the miniseries Roots, starting May 30, and the question for many is, why? The original, from 1977, made TV history and remained embedded in the consciousness of many of the 36 million who watched the finale. ...

Vice Inks Soccer’s ‘Men in Blazers’ for June Tourneys

Vice Sports is the new exclusive digital partner for Men in Blazers’ Copa America and Euro 2016 soccer coverage. Droll Britons Roger “Rog” Bennett and Michael "Davo" Davies launched the Men in Blazers podcast following the 2006 World Cup, which led to a place in ESPN’s 2014 World Cup Coverage and the duo’s own weekly show on NBCSN. ...

Amazon Cues Up Pilots for June 17

Amazon Video will debut two one-hour pilots and six children’s pilots June 17, allowing the public to weigh in on what moves on to series. The dramas include The Interestings, an adaption of Meg Wolitzer’s novel about summer camp friends and the directions their lives take them many years later. It’s a co-production with TriStar Television. Mike Newell directed the pilot and Lauren Ambrose,...

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