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ABC To Premiere "Fresh Off The Boat'' Feb. 4 With Two Episodes

Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 8:34 am

"Fresh Off the Boat,'' a comedy set in 1995 about an 11-year-old hip-hop loving Chinese American who has just moved with his family from Chinatown in Washington D.C. to suburban Orlando, will premiere on Feb. 4 with two episodes, ABC announced today.

News, Awards, Santa Monica, Film, Television

2015 Golden Globe Award Nominees Announced; "Birdman" Leads

Posted Dec. 11, 2014, 8:16 am

"Birdman" continued to build momentum toward Oscar night today, scoring a leading seven nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, including nods for best motion picture comedy/musical and best actor for Michael Keaton.

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American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2014 Official Selections

Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:31 am

"Boyhood," "Interstellar" and "Game of Thrones" were among 11 films and 10 television programs announced today as 2014 winners of AFI Awards from the American Film Institute.

News, Los Angeles, Television, Technology

DIRECTV Launches New Seven-Ton Satellite Into Earth Orbit

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 9:48 am

The nation's largest satellite TV provider, based in Southern California, said it successfully launched a new seven-ton satellite into earth orbit Saturday.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Television

"Two and a Half Men" To End 12-Season Run With Hourlong Episode Feb. 19

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:36 am

CBS announced Friday that "Two and a Half Men'' will end its 12-season run with an hourlong episode Feb. 19.

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CBS, DISH Network Finally Reach Contract Agreement

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 8:31 am

CBS programming has been restored to an estimated 2 million DISH Network subscribers who had been blocked from viewing the channels overnight amid a contract dispute.

News, Los Angeles, Television

Four L.A. County Women To Be On Jan. 5 Season Premiere Of "The Bachelor"

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:28 am

Two women from Los Angeles and one each from Hollywood, Manhattan Beach and San Clemente will be among the record field of 30 bachelorettes vying for Chris Soules' affection on the 19th season of "The Bachelor,'' ABC announced today.

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TV Rating Released: NBC's Thanksgiving NFL Game Helps Network Beat CBS

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:35 am

NBC's annual Thanksgiving night NFL game gave the network its second weekly prime-time ratings victory in three weeks, according to live-plus-same-day figures released today by Nielsen.

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CBS Tops Prime-Time Ratings For Eighth Victory In Latest Nine-Week TV Season

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:31 am

CBS returned to the top of the prime-time ratings last week after a one-week absence, thanks to the network's usual dominance in scripted programming along with the return of its regular Friday lineup and football.

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CBS, "Sunday Night Football" Top Latest Television Ratings

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 8:34 am

CBS finished first in the ratings race last week for the seventh time in the seven-week-old prime-time season, even without original episodes of "NCIS'' and "NCIS: New Orleans,'' two of television's three most-watched drama series.

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Showtime Renews "Homeland" For Fifth Season, Plus "The Affair"

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:21 am

Showtime announced today it has ordered a second season of "The Affair'' and a fifth season of "Homeland.''

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"The McCarthys'' Premieres On CBS Tonight

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:21 am

"The McCarthys,'' a comedy about a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family, premieres at 9:30 p.m. tonight on CBS, thanks to a rare second chance from the network's executives.

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CBS Gives Full-Season Orders To All Four New Dramas

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

CBS announced Monday it has given full season orders to all four of its new dramas -- "NCIS: New Orleans,'' "Scorpion,'' "Madam Secretary'' and "Stalker.''

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World Series Game 1 Sets Record For Low Viewership

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:47 am

Viewership for Fox's coverage of Game 1 of the World Series set a record low, with the San Francisco Giants 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals averaging 12.19 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released today by Nielsen.

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"Sunday Night Football" Draws Largest Audience Of Season To Top TV Ratings

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:19 am

A record-setting performance by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning helped NBC's "Sunday Night Football'' draw its largest audience of the season in a week in which football accounted for seven of the 13 most-watched prime-time television programs.

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The CW Orders Full-Season Runs Of "The Flash," "Jane The Virgin"

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:07 am

The CW announced Tuesday it has given full-season orders to both of its new series, "The Flash'' and "Jane the Virgin.''

News, Entertainment, Television

Fox Orders "Scream Queens'' Comedy-Horror Anthology Series

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:05 am

Fox announced Monday that it has ordered 15 hour-long episodes of "Scream Queens,'' described as a "genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series'' from the executive producers of "Glee'' and "American Horror Story.''

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Pitbull To Host American Music Awards In November

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

Pitbull will host the American Music Awards next month for the second year in a row, dick clark productions announced today.

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Fox Orders Full Seasons Of "Gotham", "How To Get Away With Murder", "Black-ish"

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:28 am

Fox announced Monday that it has ordered six more episodes for its first-season origin story of the Batman universe "Gotham,'' increasing the total order to 22 episodes.

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CBS Cancels "Unforgettable," "Reckless" But Renews "Extant," "Under The Dome"

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:12 am

The crime drama "Unforgettable'' has been canceled for a second time by CBS, a network executive confirmed today.

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FAA Approves Half-Dozen Companies To Use Drones In L.A. Movie, TV Production

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

A half-dozen companies will soon be able to use drones in movie and television production, thanks to exemptions granted on Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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NBC4 To Broadcast Live Friday Morning From Third Street Promenade

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:48 am

NBC4 Southern California will be near the intersection of Third Street Promenade and Broadway this Friday, Sept. 26 from 5-11 am with its coffee truck giving out free coffee and breakfast treats.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Television

"Madam Secretary" To Premiere On CBS Tonight

Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:31 am

"Madam Secretary," a drama starring Tea Leoni as a secretary of state balancing demands of her job with her responsibilities to her family, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight and will be rerun at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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Thousands Of Time Warner Cable Customers Report Loss Of Cable, Internet Service

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:21 am

Up to 3,000 Los Angeles customers have reported a loss of cable and or internet service, an internet service provider said today.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Television

Full Nomination List For Sunday's 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:49 am

Beyonce has a leading eight nominations heading into Sunday's presentation of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, including nods for video of the year, best female video, best choreography and best collaboration for her work with husband Jay Z.

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