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Live+7 Ratings for Week of March 4: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Narrowly Tops ‘This Is Us’

The last episode of “The Big Bang Theory” before the show’s grand finale narrowly beat out “This Is Us” to top the Live+7 ratings chart for the week of March 4. The CBS megahit, which will come to an end after 12 seasons with a double bill airing on April 4, achieved a 3.6 rating […]
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Trailers Take You to Another Dimension

Jordan Peele‘s star-studded Twilight Zone reboot is arriving on CBS All Access soon, and to celebrate, two new episode trailers have been released. One focuses on the episode starring Kumail Nanjiani as a desperate stand-up comedian, while the other has Adam Scott experiencing a “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.” Watch the Twilight Zone reboot trailers below. The Comedian How far will you go for a laugh? @KumailN must decide in a new episode of #TheTwilightZone, "The Comedian", streaming April 1...
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Costume Designer Gersha Phillips on Creating Starfleet Uniforms for a New Era [Interview]

This year, Star Trek: Discovery has given us a delicious mix of the old Star Trek storytelling traditions combined with a contemporary spin. With the mysterious Red Angel at the center of our characters’ past, present and future, everything feels like it’s coming around full circle. That circular through-line continues within the show’s costumes, which are just as nostalgic as they are futuristic. /Film was able to speak with Discovery ’s costume designer Gersha Phillips about her ...
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Solves Its Biggest Mystery and Rewrites ‘Trek’ History With “The Red Angel”

What’s dead is alive and what’s old is new again in this week’s game-changing episode of Star Trek: Discovery , “The Red Angel.” The circular storytelling was paramount, since the entire series has taken us right back to where we started – the day Michael’s entire world changed when her parents were killed by the Klingons. Or were they? On the whole, I loved this week’s episode and its themes of renewal, forgiveness and rebirth. However, there’s one thing I didn’t particularly care for. Bu...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, CBS, Features, Sci-Fi, Television, TV Reviews, Star Trek Discovery, Star-Trek

Barry Manilow Reflects on Early Career, New York Talent Show ‘Callback,’ and Featherbed

Barry Manilow’s place as one of America’s best-loved entertainers was secured decades ago, but the 75-year-old shows no signs of resting on his laurels, which include nearly 50 top 40 hits, beaucoup gold and platinum albums, sold-out tours, an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony and a Clio. His 21st century accomplishments include more SRO dates, […]
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Inside the High-Pressure World of Late-Night Talk-Show Prop Demands

Television production is an area where “Hurry up and wait” is a common refrain. However, for the prop teams that work on late-night talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” that’s not an option. They typically have only a matter of hours to deliver what’s necessary. Lou A. […]
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A Messy Star Trek: Discovery Cannot Compare to the Mess That Is Michael Burnham's Life

For better or worse, tonight’s Star Trek: Discovery blew the lid off of the biggest plot threads of the season, as quickly as it could. While we got a bunch of answers in the mania to rush from one twist to the next, it also raised another question, perhaps its ultimate: Can any other Star Trek protagonist’s wild life…Read more...
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Deep Space 9 remastered with deep learning

Star Trek's original series and TNG were shot on film, allowing them to be rescanned for high-definition broadcast. Star Trek: Deep Space 9, however, was shot on video at standard definition: there's no further detail to recover for HD broadcasts. Machine learning to the rescue! CaptRobau writes: I will go into greater detail about my process in a future blog post, but it took me about two days to get everything extracted, upscaled and put it back together in a way that was pleasing. This res...
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‘The IT Crowd’ Star Chris O’Dowd Heading to ‘The Twilight Zone’

The CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone already has some stellar talent on board. The series revival from Get Out director Jordan Peele counts Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremblay among the cast, and now another outstanding talent has been added to the line-up. The IT Crowd and Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd has joined one of the first season episodes of The Twilight Zone. He’ll be starring along...
Tags: Casting, CBS, Remakes, Sci-Fi, Television, Amy Landecker, Chris O'dowd, The Twilight Zone

All the Time Warner power players who have been ousted or resigned since AT&T bought the company for $85 billion

All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it last year. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last month, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down this week following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress and promised to help her get roles. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year for a massive $85 billion — taking control of Time Warner's many assets including Warner Bros. and HBO in a deal t...
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Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, once did a school assignment on how much he hated tennis

Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, hated tennis when he was at school. The tech guru Ohanian wrote a letter to his younger self as part of the "Note to Self" series on CBS. In his letter, he told himself to keep an open mind about tennis later in life. It is not the first time he has made this type of confession. He told Business Insider last year that he once thought tennis was a "joke of a sport" but changed his mind when he met Williams. Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, onc...
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From surprise resignations to a sex scandal, WarnerMedia's leadership has undergone a major shakeup since AT&T took over

All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it last year. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last month, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down this week following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress and promised to help her get roles. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year for a massive $85 billion — taking control of Time Warner's many assets including Warner Bros. and HBO in a deal t...
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David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more […]
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Satellite giants Dish and DirecTV are taking wildly different pricing approaches to streaming. Here's what it says about the future of live digital TV.

Sling TV and DirecTV Now are taking opposite approaches to OTT growth. DirecT V Now increased its prices, which could cause it to lose half its sub scribers this year, while Sling is ratcheting up promotions to attract new customers. The differences in approach reveal the fundamental differences between the two companies and the future of live digital TV. After competing head to head for years, Sling TV and DirecTV Now, the two biggest digital live TV services by subscribers are taking opposi...
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Katherine Heigl Joins CBS Comedy Pilot Our House

Katherine Heigl joins CBS comedy pilot Our House The Wrap is reporting that former Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl will star in and executive produce the upcoming CBS family-comedy pilot Our House. RELATED: Elizabeth Debicki Cast in Christopher Nolan’s Untitled Event Film PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { v...
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Katherine Heigl Cast as Lead in CBS Comedy Pilot

Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the CBS comedy pilot “Our House,” Variety has learned. The show centers around a devoted mom (Heigl) and dad, who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult that is with her insane […]
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EPA head says clean-water access is 'biggest environmental threat' -- despite regulation rollbacks

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said access to clean drinking water worldwide is "the biggest environmental threat," while climate change threats are "50 to 75 years out" in an interview with CBS on Wednesday.
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Gophers fans in Des Moines: Early departures, beverages and basketball

As soon as the Gophers men's basketball team's 11:15 a.m. Thursday tip-off against Louisville was announced, I thought: This is great! It's the first of the "field of 64" games in the entire tournament, it's televised on CBS and it will make for a great lunchtime rallying point on Thursday. And as a member of the media — even one who isn't traveling for this game — I'm instinctively wired to root for early start times because of deadline pressure. Any game that starts before 6 p.m. his helpful. ...
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Ad-tech companies are moving full speed ahead to chase OTT ad dollars. Here are the 13 companies poised to win the most.

A growing number of ad-tech companies are moving into over-the-top advertising as ad dollars shift from TV to streaming video. While ad-tech companies are clamoring to get a share of the OTT ad market that's coming from the $70 billion in TV advertising, not all ad-tech companies will actually be able to deliver. Business Insider polled a handful of ad buyers and compiled a list of 13 ad-tech companies that are at the forefront of shaping the future of OTT advertising. More people are cutting...
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America Vs. Adam Levine's Nipples: All The FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl Halftime Show

I’ve been FOIAing viewer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission about the Super Bowl every year since M.I.A. flipped off the world in 2012, and this edition was bountiful indeed, drawing the most complaints since that first year. The FCC received 94 complaints regarding last month’s CBS broadcast, and 58…
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TV News Roundup: Chris O’Dowd to Star in ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode

In today’s roundup, The CW has released two clips from the upcoming “Riverdale” special “Heathers: The Musical,” and Chris O’Dowd will star in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.”  CASTING Chris O’Dowd will star in CBS All Access’ rebooted “The Twilight Zone” episode titled “The Blue Scorpion.” The series will premiere with two episodes on […]
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Aggressive Instagramming is ruining Southern California's super bloom

People trampled California's poppies for the 'gram, and ruined it for the rest of us. Fields of fiery "super bloom" poppies are lighting up the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, a city about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Thanks to uncommonly heavy rains this winter, much of Southern California is seeing a massive burst of wildflower blooms across the state. The poppies in Walker Canyon are so lush, they can be seen from space. > Superbloom visible from space - Califor...
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Chris O’Dowd Heading To Star-Studded Twilight Zone Reboot

Chris O’Dowd heading to star-studded Twilight Zone reboot There’s only a few weeks left until the the premiere of the highly-anticipated premiere of Jordan Peele’s revival of the acclaimed sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access and yet the cast continues to expand as Bridesmaids‘ Chris O’Dowd has signed on to star in an episode of the series, according to Deadline. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
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CBS Frankenstein Pilot Lands Ryan Phillippe For Lead Role

CBS Frankenstein pilot lands Ryan Phillippe for lead role Deadline reports that Shooter star Ryan Phillippe will be returning to television in the lead role of the upcoming CBS drama pilot Alive loosely inspired by the classic horror novel and film, Frankenstein. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneS...
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NASA photos capture immense flooding of a vital U.S. Air Force base

In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from adversaries and poses an immediate threat to any actor who questions U.S. resolve by demonstrating our capabilities" — isn't safe from historic and recor...
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Ryan Phillippe to Lead CBS Pilot ‘Alive’

Ryan Phillippe has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming CBS pilot, “Alive,” Variety has learned. The project was formerly called “Frankenstein.” The “Cruel Intentions” star will play Mark Escher, a San Francisco police investigator who was presumed dead after an attack and destructive fire at his home. Six months later, he shockingly reappears […]
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Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, coroner says

Actor Kristoff St. John, who appeared on the CBS daytime soap opera "The Young & the Restless," died of heart disease, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.
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ACM Awards Add Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay to Performance Lineup

Brooks & Dunn had a hit once called “Put a Girl In It,” and that’s just what the Academy of Country Music Awards have done, adding Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile and Ashley McBryde to the lineup of performers for the April 7 telecast on CBS. While they’re at it, they also added Brooks & Dunn, […]
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Inside Nunes’ Absurd Suit Against Trolls Acting As His ‘Mom’ And His ‘Cow’

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) got his feelings hurt on Twitter. That’s the gist of the arch-conservative’s lawsuit against Twitter, a Republican operative and two parody Twitter accounts, which was filed in Virginia late Monday. Nunes has positioned the suit as an effort to stand up to supposedly liberal social media platforms, companies that many conservatives — like the President’s son — agree are out to get far-right thinkers. From memes illustrating a “Human Centipede”-style relationship betwee...
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‘Young and the Restless’ actor Kristoff St. John’s death in Woodland Hills ruled accidental

WOODLAND HILLS — Actor Kristoff St. John, who starred in the long-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” died from heart disease and the effects of an accidental alcohol overdose. St. John was found dead at his home on the 23000 block of Morea Way in the Woodland Hills area about 2 p.m. Feb. 3, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. An alcohol overdose was being investigated as a possible cause of death, the LAPD said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office listed St. John’s ...
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