Television

UPDATE, with video Bill Maher took his weekly aim at coddled college students tonight, this time cherry-picking a couple campuses that have amusement park-style water slides to back up his assertion that colleges “are giant luxury daycare centers.” On HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher, the host slammed students for, as one report suggests, studying less than five hours a week, and he mocked course loads in “sports marketing,” “advanced racist spotting” and “You Owe
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EXCLUSIVE: Chris Pollack is segueing out of management and joining long-time client Prentice Penny’s A Penny For Your Thoughts Entertainment as President and Partner. With Pollack transitioning into his new role, Penny has re-teamed with his former agent-turned-manager Theresa Kang-Lowe, bringing the well-respected rep and her company Blue Marble Management on board to manage Penny and A Penny For Your Thoughts. In the newly created President role, Pollack will work alongside Penny overseeing all aspects
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In a post-Covid world, media consumers plan, unsurprisingly, to watch more live sports, but a new study also shows they’ll seek diversity on screen and programming that’s more international, upbeat, educational and participatory that it was pre-pandemic. In other words much of what people found and liked about media during a year of societal disruption is here to stay, according to a report released today by UTA. The study from its data and analytics division,
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SPOILER ALERT: The story includes details about the Season 17 finale of Grey’s Anatomy. In a typical Grey’s Anatomy twist, when Meredith was discharged in Episode 15 after months battling Covid, she did not get the clap-out all survivors get when leaving the hospital. While all of her colleagues were out front waiting for her to come out, she snuck out through the back, aided by Jackson. Instead, Meredith received an applause at the end
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After a lengthy search for a No.2 in the U.S., Netflix’s head of Global Television Bela Bajaria has reached within the company ranks. Peter Friedlander, who has been heading up the company’s new Spectacle/Event programming department, has been named Head of UCAN Scripted Series. Brian Wright, who has been heading its Overall Deals department, will exit. In addition to having the drama and comedy teams, led by Jinny Howe & Renate Radford (drama) and Tracey
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