Television

Korean series “Kingdom,” and “The World of the Married” and China’s “The Bad Kids” were the most rewarded shows on Sunday at Busan’s Asian Contents Awards. The event in its second year was live-streamed from the Busan International Film Festival, where hosts and performers were the only ones physically present. Presenters and prize-winners joined remotely
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Jason Kilar sat in a darkened conference room in 2007, telling anyone who came to visit about the wonders of a new video-on-demand service called Hulu. Kilar was the outlet’s first CEO, and the room in which he was perched stood in the headquarters of NBCUniversal, one of Hulu’s two original co-owners. Another worker in
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With the second presidential debate leading the “Saturday Night Live’s” Oct 24 show, that meant both Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey were once again in the spotlight. But, in a fun twist, so were Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon. The former cast member now known (and Emmy-winning) for her portrayal of Sen. Kamala Harris took
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A federal judge has denied convicted NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere’s second request for a new trial based on his accusation that prosecutors intimidated “Battlestar Galactica” actor Nicki Clyne and another potential witness who would have testified in his favor. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis nixed Raniere’s motion, saying it was filed too late after
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Jessica Chastain has signed on for a lead role in the upcoming HBO limited series “Scenes From a Marriage” opposite Oscar Isaac, Variety has confirmed. Chastain takes over for Michelle Williams, who exited the series due to scheduling issues. The role reunites Isaac and Chastain, who previously starred together in the 2014 feature “A Most Violent
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NBC’s “This Is Us” usually breaks its audience members’ hearts with emotional drama involving the fictional Pearsons across generations. But this season, it is making its cast members emotional on-set in a special way, too. “The most heartbreaking thing,” series star Milo Ventimiglia said during a virtual panel for the show on Friday, is that
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The National Comedy Center will lead a preservation effort for comedian Johnny Carson’s archives. On Friday, in celebration of what would have been the former “Tonight Show” host’s 95th birthday, both the National Comedy Center and the Elkhorn Valley Museum announced that they will jointly exhibit documents and pieces from the archived collection. The Elkhorn
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ABC News will elevate Derek Medina to executive vice president, giving him oversight of many of the Walt Disney unit’s business operations and freeing president James Goldston to devote some of his time to broader strategies. “He will be a key partner for me in running our business who will manage our operational efforts and
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In today’s Global Bulletin, Bill Gates will participate in this year’s World Congress of Science and Factual Producers as keynote speaker, Netgem and France Channel co-create a new French content streaming platform, Storyglass announces an arts-themed podcast, “Stath Lets Flats” gets a third season at Channel 4, Damian Kavanagh leaves Tiger Aspect and James Purnell
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Sara Curran’s Tricycle Talent has taken a minority stake in up-and-coming Los Angeles-based talent firm Moondust Management. Launched by former YMU Group executive Kamla Pande (pictured, left) earlier this year, the outfit represents a variety of emerging and established digital-first entrepreneurs and personalities, and specializes in brand sponsorship and endorsements, product development and licensing, as
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After churning out several successful Arabic originals, Dubai-based MBC Studios is entering the international TV dramas arena with a high-end English-language doc and series about Carlos Ghosn, the French-Lebanese-Brazilian former CEO of automakers Nissan and Renault, who jumped bail and absconded to Beirut while on trial in Japan for alleged financial misconduct. “It’s not very
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In today’s TV news roundup, Chris Grismer will join Fox’s “Prodigal Son” as co-executive producing director, and Audible unveiled a multi-project deal with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s The SpringHill Company. DATES Apple TV Plus’ “Servant,” executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, will return for its second season Jan. 15. Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”),
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It’d be easy to glance at “Truth Seekers” and mistake it for a satirical farce. The new Amazon series comes from Nat Saunders, James Serafinowicz and the vaunted duo of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, who have collaborated on genre comedies like “Shaun of the Dead” and “The World’s End.” Starring Frost as a wireless
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