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F@¢K Yeah! HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley Quick pick-ups for foul-mouthed Sunday comedies

HBO has picked up its merrily profane Beltway comedy, Veep, for a fourth season, while locking in the newbie Mike Judge strip, Silicon Valley, for a second run.  Created by Armando…

April 21, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Olivia Wilde and Gus Van Zant Ink Deals With Learnist Popular smartphone app attracts big names

Learnist, an app that's grown to three million monthly active users in less than two years, is ready to test the so-called freemium market. For the uninitiated, "freemium" is a…

February 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Ads Featuring Tweets and Vines Twitter looks to expand second-screen presence

Twitter and National CineMedia (NCM) are looking for a brand to buy into a one-year exclusive deal that will entail social media-anchored advertising on the big screen. The partnership was initially…

February 24, 2014, 12:34 PM EST

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Breaks Records Show lands a Guinness entry for most simulcasts, tops BBC America's historic highs

UPDATE: NCM and BBC America released box office figures for the movie theater screenings: the 3D-enabled event took in gross receipts of some $4.77 from about 320,000 tickets for a…

November 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EST

Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable? Some big horror shows have completely changed the landscape

Since AMC first unleashed The Walking Dead in 2010, Halloween has served as a launch pad for horror-themed cable series. The obvious synergies aside, Oct. 31 is a great night…

October 28, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

Aardman Crafts Haunting Trailer for Tom Stoppard's Pink Floyd Radio Play Based on Dark Side of the Moon

IDEA: Aardman Animations is best known for the Plasticine cheeriness of Wallace and Gromit. But the British animation house turns to grimmer subject matter with a disturbing yet utterly rich…

September 2, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

BBC's Experimental 'Perceptive Radio' Will Personalize Content Uses light sensor, proximity sensor and mic to monitor noise

BBC has developed an experimental piece of hardware called Perceptive Radio that intelligently changes broadcasts based on the listener's location, weather, the level of background noise and other factors. The…

May 23, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Report: NBC News Sets Sights on Deborah Turness Appointment would make ITV News vet the first female U.S. network news chief

ITV News editor Deborah Turness is on the verge of becoming president of NBC News, which would make her the first woman to helm a network TV division in the…

May 10, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

Hannibal Star Hugh Dancy Requires White Noise For the baby, of course

Specs Who Hugh Dancy Age 37 Accomplishments Stars on NBC’s Hannibal as Special Agent Will Graham (Thursdays, 10 p.m.); recently appeared on Showtime’s The Big C and in the films Hysteria and…

April 10, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

BBC America to Adapt Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Into 7-Part Miniseries Beeb's stateside sister net will co-produce period fantasy drama

BBC America is getting deeper into scripted territory with a new miniseries based on English fantasy writer Susanna Clarke's 2004 bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, a nearly 800-page tome…

April 8, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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