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Why Didn’t Surviving R. Kelly Happen Before Lifetime Entered the Picture?

“BET could’ve done it a million times if they wanted to,” says Dream Hampton.
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The Unlikely Rise of Schitt’s Creek

Schitt doesn’t just happen overnight. Here’s how the cult comedy transformed into a Peak TV success story.
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Digital Doubles Are Revolutionizing Hollywood. But Why Do Movie Stars Hate Them?

Scanning actors to manipulate their images in post is increasingly common. But will it become industry standard to bring actors back from the dead?
  1. the industry
    With Notes App, Lee Unkrich Says Farewell to PixarRemember him.
  2. revivals
    Netflix Revives Unsolved Mysteries Because Your True Crime Thirst Can’t Be SatedBut can it even be real without Robert Stack?
  3. documentaries
    Why Didn’t Surviving R. Kelly Happen Before Lifetime Entered the Picture?“BET could’ve done it a million times if they wanted to,” says Dream Hampton.
  4. comedy
    The Unlikely Rise of Schitt’s CreekSchitt doesn’t just happen overnight. Here’s how the cult comedy transformed into a Peak TV success story.
  5. movies
    Sofia Coppola Reunites With Bill Murray for New Film On the RocksIt will be the first film made under A24’s deal with Apple.
  6. revivals
    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Has Been Flipped, Will Return on HGTVDust off another reality franchise.
  7. the streaming wars
    Netflix Is Raising Its Subscription PriceThe streaming giant is raising U.S. prices across the board, with its most popular plan jumping from $10.99 monthly to $12.99.
  8. r kelly
    Chance the Rapper, Ciara, Pussycat Dolls Reportedly Removing R. Kelly CollabsThey join Lady Gaga and reportedly Céline Dion in scrubbing Kelly from the internet.
  9. the industry
    Pray for Tom Cruise’s Joints: Mission: Impossible Director to Make Two SequelsOne of these days, Tom Cruise is going to explode like an antique vase hurled against a wall, and it’ll be all our faults.
  10. aquaman
    Lessons DC Can Learn From Aquaman’s Billion-Dollar SuccessA giant win for the company’s extended cinematic universe could teach the makers of upcoming Superman and Batman movies a thing or two.
  11. the industry
    R. Kelly and His Label Are Reportedly at a Bitter StalemateRCA/Sony won’t release new music from Kelly, but he’s still locked in a contract. Meanwhile, Illinois has denied Kelly a permit for a concert.
  12. the industry
    Paul Feig’s Musical Pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Grapevines Over to NBCThe network also placed a pilot order for mystery thriller Emergence.
  13. facebook
    Aaron Sorkin Says Producer Scott Rudin Bugging Him About Social Network SequelA lot’s gone down since 2010.
  14. reboots
    Final Destination Being Revived by Saw Writers, So the 2000s Are Extremely BackMarcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton will show you all the benign ways you can die.
  15. long runners
    CBS Juggernaut Criminal Minds Will End After 15 SeasonsThey’ve run out of unsubs to profile.
  16. the industry
    So Many Sequels, So Little Time: Sony Moves Ahead With Next Venom MovieYou liked them. You really liked them.
  17. the industry
    Susan Zirinsky Named New President of CBS News, Becoming First Woman in the RoleCurrent president David Rhodes will step down in March.
  18. the industry
    Moving Pictures Are Big Business Again, Kid!People are going to the movies again, big time.
  19. the industry
    Hollywood Producers Originally Wanted an Angry Martin Ginsburg for RBG MovieThey wanted him to be “less understanding.”
  20. revivals
    A 90210 Revival — With The Original Cast — Is Real and Looking for a NetworkBut will there be shared continuity with the 2008 reboot?
  21. money moves
    Apple Lures Justin Lin Away From Sony With One of Its Fancy Development DealsThe Fast franchise director is taking his talents to the tech giant.
  22. the industry
    Netflix Hires Ex-ABC Exec Channing DungeyIn Dungey’s big new job, she’ll oversee “a large and crucial portion” of Netflix’s original series.
  23. the industry
    NCIS Actresses Support Michael Weatherly After His Sexual Harassment ClaimsHis Bull co-star, Eliza Dushku, was awarded $9.5 million due to his behavior.
  24. the industry
    NBC to Explore the Paranormal With TV Adaptation of The Black Tapes PodcastYou can probably go ahead and thank Homecoming for all your favorite unnerving podcasts becoming your favorite unnerving dramas.
  25. bohemian rhapsody
    Good Job, Rami Malek: Bohemian Rhapsody Is Highest-Grossing Musician Biopic EverThe new record holder at home and abroad.
  26. the industry
    How TV Finally Got Its Own Blockbuster Special EffectsIn recent years, groundbreaking VFX work has transformed the TV landscape. But it’s not easy making monsters and dragons like ones on the big screen.
  27. the industry
    Report: CBS This Morning Producer to Exit CBS Following Charlie Rose SettlementRyan Kadro was named in a recently settled lawsuit.
  28. lights camera cgi
    Digital Doubles Are Revolutionizing Hollywood. But Why Do Movie Stars Hate Them?Scanning actors to manipulate their images in post is increasingly common. But will it become industry standard to bring actors back from the dead?
  29. superheroes
    A Doctor Strange Sequel Is Coming and Scott Derrickson Has Signed on to DirectThe first movie debuted in 2016.
  30. rom-coms
    Constance Wu Reportedly in Talks to Star in Double Pregnancy Rom-ComAnd you thought your love life was complicated.
  31. tv
    Tom DeLonge Takes Alien Obsession to Next Level, Makes Sci-fi Show for TeensCombining DeLonge’s loves of skateboarding, the paranormal, and dirty jokes.
  32. the industry
    Can Special Effects Be Special Again?How the VFX industry plateaued  — and where it might go from here.
  33. netflix
    New Ghost In the Shell Netflix Series to Emerge in 2020Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is the latest project in the streaming platform’s deepening dive into anime.
  34. the industry
    CBS Developing a Vehicle for Natasha Leggero to Be RachetThe multi-cam pilot will be written with 2 Broke Girls writer and stand-up Morgan Murphy.
  35. the industry
    Carrie Ann Inaba Officially Replacing Julie Chen on The TalkMrs. Chen Moonves approves.
  36. the streaming wars
    Why Netflix Spent $80 Million to Keep Friends for Another YearBut even this “nuts” deal might not be enough to keep the sitcom forever.
  37. do more punk to me
    Emma Stone’s Cruella Movie Now Has ‘Punk’ Vibe, Might Land The I, Tonya Director101 Punk Dalmations.
  38. season renewals
    The Good Place Renewed for Season 4, You Little Chili BabiesMaybe the Jaguars can finally win the Super Bowl.
  39. movies
    Why Crazy Rich Asians Flopped in ChinaCultural, aesthetic, and political factors conspired to derail the romantic comedy’s box-office prospects in the world’s second-biggest movie market.
  40. the industry
    Issa Rae, Laura Dern Go Toe-to-Toe Over Cabbage Patch Dolls in HBO’s The DollsThe limited run series is based on the so-called Cabbage Patch doll riots of 1983.
  41. the streaming wars
    Friends Will Remain on Netflix through 2019, Definitely Not on a BreakThey’re far from over.
  42. the streaming wars
    Why You Season 2 Jumped From Lifetime to Netflix“The stars have aligned,” says co-showrunner Sera Gamble.
  43. box office
    Crazy Rich Asians Did Not Have a Crazy Good Opening in ChinaOne reviewer likened it to “General Tso’s chicken.”
  44. casting
    Rupert Grint Going Into the Shyamalan-verse for the Director’s New Apple SeriesHe will co-star alongside Lauren Ambrose in the untitled thriller.
  45. cancellations
    Another Defender Falls As Netflix Cancels DaredevilJessica Jones is the only one of Marvel’s core four supers still standing.
  46. season renewals
    AMC Will Continue to Let Dominic Cooper’s Preacher Hair Flourish With a Season 4Jesse and Tulip and Cassidy forever.
  47. the house that jack built
    Why the MPAA Got So Pissed Off Over Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack BuiltIFC could face the administration’s toughest punishment for violating one of its most important rules.
  48. the industry
    Why This Is Us Shouldn’t Cry Over Falling RatingsHold the tissues for now.
  49. urban legends
    Jordan Peele Is Producing a ‘Spiritual Sequel’ to CandymanNia DaCosta will direct.
  50. the industry
    Amy Sedaris Is Voicing a New Character in Live-Action Lion KingNow who’s a cynical cash grab?
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