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  • LA Screenings' Pick-Up List

    Disney/ABC ABC Studios is selling a diverse slate of new hours as well as a trio of unique comedies. On the drama side, "Marvel's Agent Carter" and "The Whispers" may hold the most global appeal, but others have potential as well. "Agent Carter," the...
  • Just Go: Celebrities Line Up to Help Unusual Suspects' Youth Program

    The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company will host its annual spring gala May 29 at Cicada Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles to help raise money for the program, which aims to empower youth, ages 9-21, in underserved communities in L.A. County by providing...
  • Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights

    Viola Davis leads off 'Lion King' concert at Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights
    Actress Viola Davis will be the first celebrity narrator for "The Lion King — A Concert in the Wild" show, part of the new Harambe Nights celebration at Disney's Animal Kingdom. She once had narration duties for a Greek tragedy with the Los...
  • Broadcasters think sports and live specials will be must-see TV

    TV executives spoke a strange language in New York this week. "We are eventizing our entertainment slate," Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly told media buyers at the network's annual "upfront" presentation, where it formally presented the fall...
  • Upfront Buzz: Brad Paisley in Talks for 'Rising Star,' NBC, Fox, ABC Pilots Gain Steam

    As ABC execs hunker down on pilot pickup decisions for the coming season, the Alphabet is also busy pulling together talent for its unscripted entry "Rising Star." The network is close to a deal with country singer Brad Paisley to serve as a judge on the...
  • TV Studios Share Their Pilot Wealth With Other Networks This Season

    Let the scheduling games begin! With upfronts looming, TV honchos have been locked in pilot screenings all week, feverishly trying to decide which shows will make it to the fall schedule. Yet one trend has emerged: This year, the studios have succeeded in...
  • Upfront Scorecard: ABC Pitches Disney Synergy to Tout Turnaround Plans

    ABC kicked off its upfront presentation with an interesting and somewhat unexpected pitch: Remember, we're part of the Walt Disney Co., home to Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and ESPN, among other brand titans. Despite ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee'...
  • ABC Touts Digital Moves, Disney Brands at Upfront

    ABC tap-danced around the network's rough sledding this season at its upfront presentation that was long on touting the depth of Disney's brands and the network's innovations in digital media and data-gathering. Jimmy Kimmel, as always, killed in his...
  • At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time

    At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time
    — ABC is turning over its most valuable real estate to its proven hit-maker, Shonda Rhimes. This fall, three hour-long dramas created by Rhimes will run back-to-back-to-back on Thursday night: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and her latest creation:...
  • Upfronts 2014: ABC doubles down on Shonda Rhimes amid schedule shuffle

    Looking to rebound from its third-place spot in the ratings this season, ABC in the fall will double down on Shonda Rhimes and also make a number of bets on multiethnic shows. The network on Tuesday announced that it was moving up Rhimes’ long-...
  • Broadcast TV viewers in U.S. to see more dramas next season

    By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Viewers may be laughing a lot less when they turn on their televisions this fall, as the major U.S. broadcasters are loading up their schedules with dramas in an effort to lure some defecting viewers back from cable. For...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them'

    Eight months after premiering as a work-in-progress at Toronto, tyro helmer Ned Benson's two-volume, three-hour-plus marital drama "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" has shed its bifurcated structure and some 70 minutes from its running time, but what's...